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Topic # 215034 9-Jun-2017 10:49
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Vodafone is offering fans a front row seat to an epic year of sporting action – all from the comfort of their own homes with a special SKY Sport package launching today.

 

New and existing customers who sign up to Vodafone Unlimited Broadband and home phone, and SKY Basic for 12 months will score free SKY Sport for a year.

 

The DHL New Zealand Lions Series 2017, 35th America’s Cup and 2017 Rugby League World Cup are just some of the red hot events on SKY Sport’s calendar.

 

Annual fixtures like the Investec Rugby Championship, Tour de France and NRL Telstra Premiership are also in play to help coach Kiwis out of winter, into spring and beyond.

 

Vodafone’s Consumer Director Matt Williams said, “We Kiwis are huge on sport and we want to make it easy for our customers to get behind our teams giving it all on the world stage. We also want to make sure our customers can keep up with prestigious sports action from around the globe by giving them free access to SKY Sport,” Matt said.

 

The offer will run for a year from the date their new broadband plan is activated, providing customers with access to SKY’s exciting and extensive range of sporting coverage.

 

“Sport is what connects us and winter is a time to hunker down and enjoy the very best there is – especially if you are not able to get along to the live events. On top of an unlimited broadband connection, this offer gives our customers the freedom to enjoy all the magic SKY Sport has to offer,” Matt said.

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1798965 12-Jun-2017 21:21
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Or you can go to the Sky Deals thread, and get Basic + Sports + MySky + HD ticket for $49 per month (same price as Basic without My Sky or HD ticket), and even better, you don't need to change ISPs!


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  Reply # 1798992 12-Jun-2017 21:35
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Somehow I get the feeling if I talk to the retention team each year my 12 month contract is up I'll have perm free Sky Sport


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1801154 14-Jun-2017 21:56
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Wasn't that the reason the CC denied the merger?

 

Looks like Vodafone doesn't need the merger to use Sports to attract customers.

 

Realise the Sky Deals thread is a better offer, but don't think the majority of people will know about it.


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  Reply # 1801915 16-Jun-2017 09:50
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Yay not. Had to do the retention thing a month ago and as no deals for sky only option was to move mobile and get the bonus from that. Worst decision every as gone from 4g to H+/2g. And bills are messed up. 


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  Reply # 1801957 16-Jun-2017 10:14
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DjShadow:

 

Somehow I get the feeling if I talk to the retention team each year my 12 month contract is up I'll have perm free Sky Sport

 

 

Is it of value to you?

 

FInd sky is only good for watching comedy like Fox News these days. and the simpsons.





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  Reply # 1801969 16-Jun-2017 10:25
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Quinny:

 

Worst decision every as gone from 4g to H+/2g. And bills are messed up. 

 

 

@Quinny What handset are you using and did you check the 4G coverage map first? 4G is getting turned on new sites every week so you might not have to wait long

 

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  Reply # 1802769 17-Jun-2017 20:38
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Sorry replied on Friday but looks like net ate the post. Iv have perfect 4g in town and did have great 4g out here when with 2degrees. Im in Rolleston which has one vodafone 4g tower on the izone side and nada in the newer residential areas despite being pretty much the largest growth in NZ for 6 years. Vodafone have really dropped the ball out here. So many are unhappy. Just wish I had resisted but figured was not as bad as people said as I had good 4g from 2degrees and they share gear. What really bugs me is it is the sport deal wanted. And they said no chance. 


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  Reply # 1802799 17-Jun-2017 21:06
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antoniosk:

 

DjShadow:

 

Somehow I get the feeling if I talk to the retention team each year my 12 month contract is up I'll have perm free Sky Sport

 

 

Is it of value to you?

 

FInd sky is only good for watching comedy like Fox News these days. and the simpsons.

 

 

Not big value, the main thing I watch on Sky Sport is the V8 Supercars but will watch rugby and cricket sometimes

 

Otherwise its news channels and comedy central


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  Reply # 1802823 17-Jun-2017 22:09
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Vodafone TV for cable customers? (T-Box)


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  Reply # 1802855 18-Jun-2017 08:18
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Quinny:

 

Sorry replied on Friday but looks like net ate the post. Iv have perfect 4g in town and did have great 4g out here when with 2degrees. Im in Rolleston which has one vodafone 4g tower on the izone side and nada in the newer residential areas despite being pretty much the largest growth in NZ for 6 years. Vodafone have really dropped the ball out here. So many are unhappy. Just wish I had resisted but figured was not as bad as people said as I had good 4g from 2degrees and they share gear. What really bugs me is it is the sport deal wanted. And they said no chance. 

 

 

? I thought you would need cable to take up this offer? Or is it for mobile customers too?


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  Reply # 1802857 18-Jun-2017 08:29
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rugrat:

 

Wasn't that the reason the CC denied the merger?

 

Looks like Vodafone doesn't need the merger to use Sports to attract customers.

 

Realise the Sky Deals thread is a better offer, but don't think the majority of people will know about it.

 

 

On second thoughts, many telcos add these types of extras to enhance their offerings. The Telco has to pay for them, one would assume at a discounted rate, but it seems fair to say that this is just another like that?


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