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  Reply # 325963 3-May-2010 10:56
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It dosent seem to be a huge increase - now $20 a month more I'd be complaining! My partner and I were offered a "6 month half price deal" that in reality was no cheaper than the basic package - and we only want nat geo, discovery, and CI! So who cares if we get free sports? So No sky for us its just not worth it.

We dont mind the small increase with telecom either, its not significat unlike the mentioned power companies policies of huge hikes! (When we bought them the infrastrucure in the first place).

Now all these people moaning about Big Time - its always you get what you pay for - so if you want unlimited internet to download your pirated movies and games, and dont want to pay - put up with the speed issues. Otherwise actually pay for something for once! (And I'd love a CPI pay increase lol never got one of those !)

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  Reply # 325966 3-May-2010 11:34
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Kyanar: Just got a letter from Sky saying they're raising prices.  Should be about $1.20 extra a month (same as Telecom, really).

Anyone else notice that Sky only seems to raise the price when Telecom does?


Now I'm saving even MORE money by not having Sky!

Thanks, Sky! Better value every time.  




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  Reply # 325968 3-May-2010 11:41
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Linuxluver:
Kyanar: Just got a letter from Sky saying they're raising prices.  Should be about $1.20 extra a month (same as Telecom, really).

Anyone else notice that Sky only seems to raise the price when Telecom does?


Now I'm saving even MORE money by not having Sky!

Thanks, Sky! Better value every time.  


Yeah, me too with that one.  Never bought Sky, never will.  What I don't understand is how 90% of the US has cable.  Collectively, they must watch a hell of a lot of TV, to justify the cost. 

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  Reply # 325987 3-May-2010 12:35
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Linuxluver:
Kyanar: Just got a letter from Sky saying they're raising prices.  Should be about $1.20 extra a month (same as Telecom, really).

Anyone else notice that Sky only seems to raise the price when Telecom does?


Now I'm saving even MORE money by not having Sky!

Thanks, Sky! Better value every time.  



Yeah, me too with that one.  Never bought Sky, never will.  What I don't understand is how 90% of the US has cable.  Collectively, they must watch a hell of a lot of TV, to justify the cost. 


That cable service also provides fone and broadband service not just TV..




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FreakyKiwi: It dosent seem to be a huge increase - now $20 a month more I'd be complaining! My partner and I were offered a "6 month half price deal" that in reality was no cheaper than the basic package - and we only want nat geo, discovery, and CI! So who cares if we get free sports? So No sky for us its just not worth it.

We dont mind the small increase with telecom either, its not significat unlike the mentioned power companies policies of huge hikes! (When we bought them the infrastrucure in the first place).

Now all these people moaning about Big Time - its always you get what you pay for - so if you want unlimited internet to download your pirated movies and games, and dont want to pay - put up with the speed issues. Otherwise actually pay for something for once! (And I'd love a CPI pay increase lol never got one of those !)


Someone else said it - Sky is a luxury.  If the cost:benefit isn't there, they're not going to get our business.

I had Sky several years ago (due to no realistic other option for TV reception) and was utterily put off by the service we received.  Since then my domestic situation has changed (married with kids!) and we can no longer afford to throw that kind of money away on TV.

That all said, all vendors adjust prices occaisionally and $1.20/mo isn't a huge amount on average.  Thing is, I wouldn't put $40 a month into Sky, so $41.20 is a no brainer :)

OTOH should I ever become rich, perhaps i'll fork out for the extra $1.20 :)




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