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# 205953 4-Dec-2016 15:03
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What's the story with this service?

 

Has anyone got it? Is it legal?

 

Large one of payment?


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  # 1682050 4-Dec-2016 15:12
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what a terrible web site, truly awful, no about, no address, Gmail email account. I would have zero confidence in this. 





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  # 1682051 4-Dec-2016 15:16
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Agreed worst website I have seen a in a while.

 

How ever my colleague has this service including free sport. It appears to be working well for them which makes it pretty tempting...


 
 
 
 


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  # 1682052 4-Dec-2016 15:27
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I don't have it, but it looks and smells bad to me...

 

A few months ago someone posted about the "sky box" which I believe is similar / maybe even the same thing:
Basically they'll sell you a box running Android and media software like Kodi. It will likely be preloaded overseas streams (that aren't legal). I'm guessing there will also be a massive markup involved.

Looking at their Facebook page, they commented. "our content comes from overseas, - we have no control on what we provide" when someone was asking about rugby. They also only offer a "support facebook group" which appears to only be for people who bought "maintenance plans" https://www.facebook.com/fibretv/ .

No one is going to be able to sell all the content they offer legally, without charging a monthly fee to cover the costs of providing it. Anyone with the dough to start such a service, wouldn't look this shade-tree.

Edit: Streamlined post / fixed some errors I missed.

 

 

 

 


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  # 1682054 4-Dec-2016 15:39
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Judging by their sample screenshot on their website, its just another company using Kodi and some plugins to sell off to people.

 

 

As others have said in the other thread there was for a similar service, this is essentially someone reselling a cheap Android Box at a huge markup to make money.

 

The website is horrible and no official email - I wouldn't trust it as far as you could throw the box when it stops working.





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  # 1682064 4-Dec-2016 16:17
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So in theory someone could buy a android tv box and using kodi get all the same content?

 

All there doing is keeping an updated list of streams for the customers which I guess is a legal loop hole in nz copyright laws...


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  # 1682066 4-Dec-2016 16:23
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likely they bought a bunch of cheapies off ali, are reselling for a quick buck before they gap..





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  # 1682075 4-Dec-2016 16:46
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If it's not actually illegal, it really should be... If it costs more than about $80 you're paying too much because they are packaging up FREELY AVAILABLE Kodi plugins and streams. They add no real value.

 

Cheers - N

 

 [edit - their Facebook page appears to have been taken down]





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  # 1682082 4-Dec-2016 17:20
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Talkiet:

 

 

 

 [edit - their Facebook page appears to have been taken down]

 

 

 

 

Thats a sure sign of things progressing the right way..





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  # 1682083 4-Dec-2016 17:21
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so Facebook reporting really does work. I reported the site about an hour ago.





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  # 1682087 4-Dec-2016 17:33
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MikeB4:

 

so Facebook reporting really does work. I reported the site about an hour ago.

 

 

You probably just managed to block it for yourself. I can see their Facebook page fine. Would stay well away from services like this.





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  # 1682089 4-Dec-2016 17:41
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Yeah facebook is still live. Im surprised they have lasted as long as they have, postings started in July on their FB page


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  # 1682090 4-Dec-2016 17:58
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They link to https://www.facebook.com/fibretvnz/ on their website, but their FB page appears to (now) be https://www.facebook.com/fibretv/ 

 

Looks like they have managed to get banned previously and have just decided to come back with a different page and have forgotten to update their website. Not surprising given the care and class displayer with the website design...

 

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  # 1682111 4-Dec-2016 19:35
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Might pay to simply read all the previous threads of people asking the very same questions about the same sort of devices.

 

Here's a recent one http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=151&topicid=204902

 

They all pretty much use illegal streams and you have no guarantee things will always work. Just ask all the people using the Kodi plugin that lost NZ FTA TV channels that were all being illegally streamed from a site intended only for educational users.

 

 

 

 




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  # 1682112 4-Dec-2016 19:42
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Thanks for the link cool


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  # 1682206 5-Dec-2016 01:02
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The worst one is a nz firm selling via facebook a $60 u.s unit for $340 and thats according to them "on special down from $499"

 

 

 

 


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