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# 143638 22-Apr-2014 08:56
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It seems Netflix has plans to increase subscription prices for new subscribers:


Netflix is about to get more expensive, but only by a dollar or two. In his company's Q1 letter to shareholders, CEO Reed Hastings said, "Our current view is to do a one or two dollar increase, depending on the country, later this quarter for new members only." Hastings then noted that existing customers will be able to stay at current monthly rates (e.g. $7.99 in the US) "for a generous time period."






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  # 1028982 22-Apr-2014 09:34
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<sarcasm>What a brilliant way to entice new subscribers</sarcasm>

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  # 1028997 22-Apr-2014 10:01
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Still rather pay them than Sky....





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  # 1028999 22-Apr-2014 10:02
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considering it is already ridiculously good value and the increase is to the tune of at most 25 dollars a YEAR - along with the fact that they have a pretty decent track record of not being dicks - I don't have a problem with it.

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  # 1029009 22-Apr-2014 10:26
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BigHammer: <sarcasm>What a brilliant way to entice new subscribers</sarcasm>


What a great way to keep existing subscribers so they don't churn off and come back every few months to binge new content before churning again </not sarcasm>



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  # 1029013 22-Apr-2014 10:31
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Either way, it's cheaper than New Zealand options and I'd say probably cheaper/more content rich than the upcoming Telecom offering...





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  # 1029020 22-Apr-2014 10:44
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NonprayingMantis:
BigHammer: <sarcasm>What a brilliant way to entice new subscribers</sarcasm>


What a great way to keep existing subscribers so they don't churn off and come back every few months to binge new content before churning again </not sarcasm>


Too much effort.
Not too happy but i have not had a single outgoing payment to them from my credit card for the last 5 months.

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  # 1029028 22-Apr-2014 11:02

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NonprayingMantis:
BigHammer: <sarcasm>What a brilliant way to entice new subscribers</sarcasm>


What a great way to keep existing subscribers so they don't churn off and come back every few months to binge new content before churning again </not sarcasm>


Too much effort.
Not too happy but i have not had a single outgoing payment to them from my credit card for the last 5 months.


Because as a consumer everything should be free and companies shouldn't be profitable. /troll

 
 
 
 


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  # 1029047 22-Apr-2014 11:30
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I'm not disputing the probable value of the Netflix product/service. What I'm saying is that if someone is holding off because they aren't sure they want to pay (for example) $8 a month for a service, telling them they will now have to pay $10 a month for exactly the same thing isn't going to help get them on board. Of course, because the increase isn't happening straight away it may provide an incentive to get cracking and sign up sooner rather than later!

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  # 1029056 22-Apr-2014 11:59
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SteveON:
TimA:
NonprayingMantis:
BigHammer: <sarcasm>What a brilliant way to entice new subscribers</sarcasm>


What a great way to keep existing subscribers so they don't churn off and come back every few months to binge new content before churning again </not sarcasm>


Too much effort.
Not too happy but i have not had a single outgoing payment to them from my credit card for the last 5 months.


Because as a consumer everything should be free and companies shouldn't be profitable. /troll


In a typical New Zealanders mind yes.


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  # 1029084 22-Apr-2014 12:39
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for the price you're paying its still good value.




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  # 1029089 22-Apr-2014 12:43
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Guess they've increased the price to pay for the Comcast deal made the other month..




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old3eyes: Guess they've increased the price to pay for the Comcast deal made the other month..


Had to laugh.

Comcast swore blind they weren't doing anything to Netflix traffic despite speeds dropping consistently and measurably.

Netflix gives Comcast pile of money.

Streaming speeds skyrocket.

Yep, nothing suspect there at all.

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old3eyes: Guess they've increased the price to pay for the Comcast deal made the other month..


Had to laugh.

Comcast swore blind they weren't doing anything to Netflix traffic despite speeds dropping consistently and measurably.

Netflix gives Comcast pile of money.

Streaming speeds skyrocket.

Yep, nothing suspect there at all.


Check yourself before you wreck yourself.

Peering is a complex topic so until you understand how it works then please refrain from further comments about the Comcast Netflix issue.




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  # 1029157 22-Apr-2014 14:51
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charsleysa:
wasabi2k:
old3eyes: Guess they've increased the price to pay for the Comcast deal made the other month..


Had to laugh.

Comcast swore blind they weren't doing anything to Netflix traffic despite speeds dropping consistently and measurably.

Netflix gives Comcast pile of money.

Streaming speeds skyrocket.

Yep, nothing suspect there at all.


Check yourself before you wreck yourself.

Peering is a complex topic so until you understand how it works then please refrain from further comments about the Comcast Netflix issue.


Yes, it is a complex topic, but to Joe Bloggs out there, it seems very much like a "money talks" scenario :)





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charsleysa:

Check yourself before you wreck yourself.

Peering is a complex topic so until you understand how it works then please refrain from further comments about the Comcast Netflix issue.


If the interwebs operated on a "refrain from comment until you understand how it works" principle, then online traffic would shrivel, and forums across the 'net would atrophy overnight!

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