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  Reply # 1012054 24-Mar-2014 20:39
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jonathan18:
Jaxson: Sky TV have just delivered another offer in the mailbox. It's the good one:

Sky Basic ($46.92 a month) and get 2 premium channels free for 12 months.
That gives you (any 2 of the following) Sky Sport, Sky Movies, Rialto, Rugby (only if have sports first), Arts or Soho for free.

No Joining Fee
Early termination fee applies, minimum term of 12 months.
Normal rates apply after the 12 month offer period.
New and former customers only.
Does not apply to mysky.
Payable monthly in advance and subject to change.

Call 0800 759 555 and quote 4084 to get this offer now...


Not a bad deal, given that would give all the content we now can't get via other means (ie, Soho). I'd be keen other than it doesn't include MySky - I don't think we could go back to having to watch 'live' TV! Was there any mention of being able to add MySky (with an additional charge)?


I belive they gave many of their basic package customers free access to mysky, using their older boxes. So you could always ask them, and say you won't signup unless it is included.



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  Reply # 1012113 24-Mar-2014 22:34
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And if your internet is with Vodafone you'd probably get musky for free anyway.

Personally I'd literally only be in it for the sport, rugby, league and F1 only specifically.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1012114 24-Mar-2014 22:38
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Jaxson: And if your internet is with Vodafone you'd probably get musky for free anyway.

Personally I'd literally only be in it for the sport, rugby, league and F1 only specifically.


With Snap so luck that way. Will give them a call to ask though.

My wife was just saying tonight that she'd pay for Sky if we could get a discount for not taking any of the sports channels! Really, it's only 2-3 channels we want (primarily Rialto and Soho).

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  Reply # 1012127 24-Mar-2014 23:27

That Sky offer has been around for a while now, just not very well publicised:

http://www.skytv.co.nz/Default.aspx?tabid=1715

It's upgradable to MySky/MySky+.

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  Reply # 1012193 25-Mar-2014 08:29
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FYI, you can generally opt out of one of the "premium" services and add Mysky.  For example just take sports and Mysky.  You still need to pay for the HD ticket however.

Source - I did this last year :)



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  Reply # 1012219 25-Mar-2014 09:07
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stuartgr:  You still need to pay for the HD ticket however.



Grrr this makes me so mad.  It's this type of penny pinching that will bring down this monopoly.  Bring on streaming I say...

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  Reply # 1012523 25-Mar-2014 14:43
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Jaxson: And if your internet is with Vodafone you'd probably get musky for free anyway.

Personally I'd literally only be in it for the sport, rugby, league and F1 only specifically.


I think you have to be with sky only, not through vodafone.  Found this out the hard way when i had two months worth of free content left from the 12 month deal and lost it when i switch over to vodafone.  I could be wrong

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  Reply # 1012525 25-Mar-2014 14:45
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They have been going around student areas here in Dunedin with the same offer door to door, but doing a 6 month minimum. 

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  Reply # 1014421 28-Mar-2014 10:13
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Is iPad 2 selling for $399 a good deal?

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  Reply # 1014428 28-Mar-2014 10:24
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at the moment on face value $$$ yes.

within a short time it will not be sold anymore as the ipad 4 is probably going to take over as the budget model.

however if you really want to use it properly it's too slow. i have an ipad 2. haven't touched it for months as it is too laggy.




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  Reply # 1014490 28-Mar-2014 11:33
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Ah okay. Do you think it will be able to handle the new Microsoft Office app? I also found out that the price was for a refurbished iPad 2 but this place is offering a $100 gift coupon with it.

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  Reply # 1014494 28-Mar-2014 11:41
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lg gpad 8.3 @ jbhifi for $399 is not a bad price, it's better than a nexus7.  Usual retail is a lot higher, some reviewers preferred the nexus7 but that was mainly because the gpad is a lot more expensive, but at that discount price it is cheaper AND way better spec'd.  it's smaller than an ipad2 (8.3" vs 9.7" screen), but is way better spec'd and higher resolution screen 1920x1200 vs ipad2 1024x768




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  Reply # 1014564 28-Mar-2014 13:22
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anniehall: Is iPad 2 selling for $399 a good deal?


I guess it's what your expections are - I find my parents' iPad 2 (with iOS 7) is absolutely fine to use; sure, it's clearly slower than my own iPad Air, but, given the cost difference, I think they're still damn fine machines. If an iPad's what you're after, and you don't want to pay the frankly silly prices for the latest and greatest, it'll be a good buy (and certainly better than those cheap no-brand Android tablets for not much less). Best advice I reckon is try one out for yourself - if you're happy with it, go for it...

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  Reply # 1014569 28-Mar-2014 13:40
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anniehall: Ah okay. Do you think it will be able to handle the new Microsoft Office app? I also found out that the price was for a refurbished iPad 2 but this place is offering a $100 gift coupon with it.


Depends who it has been refurbished by. The ipad 2 is a good device still and apple were still selling them new up until a few weeks ago. Although if you can get an ipad 4, as it will be supported for longer by apples ios. I suspect the ipad 2 won't get future ios updates.

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