Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10
1827 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 272

Subscriber

  Reply # 1522675 30-Mar-2016 10:18
Send private message

I got a reminder this morning to cancel my Lightbox subscription before the billing started, so I logged in to have a look at its status. Interestingly, the 120 Spark discounts are now showing again and I am not due to be charged anything on the next rollover date of 14 April.





Geek girl. Freelance copywriter and editor at Unmistakable.

 

Currently using: Modified 2008 Mac Pro, HP M6-1017TX Laptop, iPad Pro, iPhone 6S, iPhone 5, AppleTV4, Minix Neo Z-64.


gzt

9259 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1318


  Reply # 1522705 30-Mar-2016 11:38
Send private message

This is kind of weird. There has been no advertising or email about this benefit. So, the reality is in doubt.

Edit: Maybe they are gearing up/testing for it but that is groundless speculation.

 
 
 
 


1827 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 272

Subscriber

  Reply # 1522712 30-Mar-2016 11:52
Send private message

gzt: This is kind of weird. There has been no advertising or email about this benefit. So, the reality is in doubt.

Edit: Maybe they are gearing up/testing for it but that is groundless speculation.

 

Well, my free trial is well and truly over - I started it in January 2015 so even with the original 2 months plus the Spark 12 months added on, it would have ended by now, yet I'm still getting it for free (happily). A few posts back someone shared a cryptic response from Lightbox which didn't really say much except to enjoy the added bonus, so I'm reading between the lines and assuming something is afoot.





Geek girl. Freelance copywriter and editor at Unmistakable.

 

Currently using: Modified 2008 Mac Pro, HP M6-1017TX Laptop, iPad Pro, iPhone 6S, iPhone 5, AppleTV4, Minix Neo Z-64.


2073 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 961

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1522720 30-Mar-2016 12:04
Send private message

littleheaven:

 

gzt: This is kind of weird. There has been no advertising or email about this benefit. So, the reality is in doubt.

Edit: Maybe they are gearing up/testing for it but that is groundless speculation.

 

Well, my free trial is well and truly over - I started it in January 2015 so even with the original 2 months plus the Spark 12 months added on, it would have ended by now, yet I'm still getting it for free (happily). A few posts back someone shared a cryptic response from Lightbox which didn't really say much except to enjoy the added bonus, so I'm reading between the lines and assuming something is afoot.

 

 

 

 

Well, I guess that's one way of keeping you subscriber numbers up for comparison with Netflix. Key difference, though, Netflix don't give it away for free.


3087 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 447

Subscriber

  Reply # 1522751 30-Mar-2016 12:52
4 people support this post
Send private message

Rather than free, I prefer to think of it as a complimentary part of my Spark broadband. Long may it continue.




Areas of Geek interest: Home Theatre, HTPC, Android Tablets & Phones, iProducts.

2073 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 961

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1522922 30-Mar-2016 19:28
Send private message

Dingbatt: Rather than free, I prefer to think of it as a complimentary part of my Spark broadband. Long may it continue.

 

Spark shareholders looking down the barrel of $20m+ investment 'black hole' may beg to differ. 

 

On life support, condition stable, but full recovery not expected.


138 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 17


  Reply # 1525385 3-Apr-2016 20:34
Send private message

dafman:

 

On life support, condition stable, but full recovery not expected.

 

 

 

 

Maybe if they had got access to any decent and recent sci fi or action shows, they may have had a bump up in subscriptions, but so far I have most of the sci fi stuff in my dvd collection, and don't see anything new or interesting appearing on their lists.

 

Surely they must be able to pull a contract with syfy channel or something?  I mean, its still mostly dribble on syfy these days, but at least they are making new productions.

 

 


2776 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 119


  Reply # 1531037 12-Apr-2016 20:06
Send private message

_Still_ no Android TV app, so have cancelled my subscription. Given how incredibly basic their regular app is, it's poor that they haven't got it working on more platforms.

 

 





You're typing with Josh!
1402 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 142

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1532424 13-Apr-2016 11:18
Send private message

Getting the same, the date of expiry or next billing has been removed from my Subscription Settings, showing I have a Spark Discount. I agree with @Dingbatt must be a customer benefit, been with Spark since the dial up days!




13445 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1616


  Reply # 1532715 13-Apr-2016 20:24
Send private message

joshhill96:

Getting the same, the date of expiry or next billing has been removed from my Subscription Settings, showing I have a Spark Discount. I agree with @Dingbatt must be a customer benefit, been with Spark since the dial up days!



I think that is a bug. If I disable the subscription, it then reappears, to tell me the date it is billed upto. Lightbox said I would be emailed at least a week before the end of the subscription, but it is due to expire tomorrow based in the date they told me. So it looks like their system isn't working properly still if it isn't emailing people.

2243 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 208


  Reply # 1543171 28-Apr-2016 08:39
One person supports this post
Send private message

And thar she blows..

 

 

 

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11629953

 

 

 

Free for lifetime of your plan.


7703 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 748

Subscriber

  Reply # 1543173 28-Apr-2016 08:43
Send private message

Oblivian:

 

And thar she blows..

 

 

 

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11629953

 

 

 

Free for lifetime of your plan.

 

 

I wondered why when my 12 months expired at the end of March that i wasn't billed. 

 

Also you can get three devices to use on the Spark payphone WiFi system. 





Regards,

Old3eyes


520 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 165


  Reply # 1543175 28-Apr-2016 08:49
Send private message

Oblivian:

 

And thar she blows..

 

 

 

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11629953

 

 

 

Free for lifetime of your plan.

 

 

That's great news!!





Amanon

2557 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 571

Trusted

  Reply # 1543180 28-Apr-2016 09:04
Send private message

Oblivian:

 

And thar she blows..

 

 

 

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11629953

 

 

 

Free for lifetime of your plan.

 

 

 

 

Nice! Have reached out to Spark to see if it applies to us.

 

While we are Spark broadband customers, we're currently renting while our house gets re-clad. As a result, we've simply taken over our Landlords Fibre connection, so have suspended our Spark broadband service for now (we do still pay to have our email available (yes, we do still use ISP provided email (and yes, I'm trying to ween the wife off that))).

Hopefully this new offer applies to us when we move back, and we'll only be in the pocket for Lightbox subscriptions while we're renting.


483 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 17


  Reply # 1543182 28-Apr-2016 09:08
Send private message

I have spark BB but im unsure how to apply for free Lightbox subscription as theres no SPARK BB GET FREE LIGHTBOX except in that herald post.


1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

New Zealand hits peak broadband data
Posted 18-Jan-2018 12:21


Amazon Echo devices coming to New Zealand early February 2018
Posted 18-Jan-2018 10:53


$3.74 million for new electric vehicles in New Zealand
Posted 17-Jan-2018 11:27


Nova 2i: Value, not excitement from Huawei
Posted 17-Jan-2018 09:02


Less news in Facebook News Feed revamp
Posted 15-Jan-2018 13:15


Australian Government contract awarded to Datacom Connect
Posted 11-Jan-2018 08:37


Why New Zealand needs a chief technology officer
Posted 6-Jan-2018 13:59


Amazon release Silk Browser and Firefox for Fire TV
Posted 21-Dec-2017 13:42


New Chief Technology Officer role created
Posted 19-Dec-2017 22:18


All I want for Christmas is a new EV
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:54


How clever is this: AI will create 2.3 million jobs by 2020
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:52


NOW to deploy SD-WAN to regional councils
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:46


Mobile market competition issues ComCom should watch
Posted 18-Dec-2017 10:52


New Zealand government to create digital advisory group
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:47


Australia datum changes means whole country moving 1.8 metres north-east
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:39



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.