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#115985 14-Apr-2013 12:10
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Hi all,
Just wondering if anyone has had a chance to look at the latest offering from Slingshot/Igloo?

http://slingshot.co.nz/products/igloo/about-igloo/

$99 per month includes:
50GB broadband
Homeline
Igloo box for free
11 channel pack free (worth $24.99)

Is that good value for money?

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  #799150 14-Apr-2013 13:35
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Not bad I suppose, but it takes away one of the main reasons for having igloo, which is that you can pick and choose which months you get the channel pack.

It is only a couple of bucks cheaper than doing them separately if you compare other ISP prices though.

Vf, telecom slingshot and orcon both do around 50GB for around 80-85 dollars without a tv addon, so if that is the market price for such a thing, then this equates to around a ten dollar saving

You get the box for free, actually worth only $99 going by recent prices in Harvey's and Noel's, but you don't get a free modem which the other ISPs do offer.

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  #799156 14-Apr-2013 14:07
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You say you get the igloo box and channels 'free' But just comparing with telecom for example, you can get the braodaband and line with 50GB for $85 per month. There are also probably cheaper ISPs out there too offering 50GB and line. So at the easy, you are paying $15 per on the extra for igloo, or about $180 per year, which is about the cost of the box less the service. I guess it is fine if you were wanting igloo, but over a year you are paying extra for the box.

Just reading their page, you don't get the channels 'free' as the OP stated,  that cost is covered in the $99. Only the box is free.

 
 
 
 


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  #799160 14-Apr-2013 14:14
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hmmm, I have been thinking about ditching sky and looking at the Igloo option as my wife still likes uktv, which is part of the 11 channel package. I was going to get my Tivo out of storage and use that to record anything I wanted. Most of what I record is on channels 1,2 and 3 anyway. Now Slingshot comes along with an offer that provides the set top box and the 11 channel package for free. I pay $100 to Slingshot now for phone and broadband plus $85.00 per month to Sky. I definitely could use some extra cash in my pocket.

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  #799162 14-Apr-2013 14:17
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Just reading their page, you don't get the channels 'free' as the OP stated,  that cost is covered in the $99. Only the box is free.


I read Slingshots page as saying the 11 channels are free with the deal.

WHAT DO I GET WITH THE SLINGSHOT & IGLOO BUNDLE?You’ll get all your great value Slingshot services including a Homeline with unbeatable tolls prices, 50GB of Broadband each month and Data Rollover (meaning any data you don’t use in one month will roll over to the next, and won’t expire for a full year!)

… on top of this, you’ll get an IGLOO box absolutely FREE (worth $199) and 11 extra premium channels of Digital TV from IGLOO worth $24.99. Plus get prepay movies on demand at a great price or the odd pay-per-view sports match from the hand-picked selection on IGLOO’s FRONT ROW sports channel. All this for only $99 a month!*

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  #799165 14-Apr-2013 14:31
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dukester:

Just reading their page, you don't get the channels 'free' as the OP stated,  that cost is covered in the $99. Only the box is free.


I read Slingshots page as saying the 11 channels are free with the deal.

WHAT DO I GET WITH THE SLINGSHOT & IGLOO BUNDLE?You’ll get all your great value Slingshot services including a Homeline with unbeatable tolls prices, 50GB of Broadband each month and Data Rollover (meaning any data you don’t use in one month will roll over to the next, and won’t expire for a full year!)

… on top of this, you’ll get an IGLOO box absolutely FREE (worth $199) and 11 extra premium channels of Digital TV from IGLOO worth $24.99. Plus get prepay movies on demand at a great price or the odd pay-per-view sports match from the hand-picked selection on IGLOO’s FRONT ROW sports channel. All this for only $99 a month!*


I still interprate that as meaning just the box is free (as it includes free next  it), and the premium channels are included in the pricing of the plan. But it isn't particularly well written, so open to interpretation. But $99 for just 50GB of data and a phone line is expensive , if it didn't also include the channels.

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  #799170 14-Apr-2013 14:51
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mattwnz:
dukester:

Just reading their page, you don't get the channels 'free' as the OP stated,  that cost is covered in the $99. Only the box is free.


I read Slingshots page as saying the 11 channels are free with the deal.

WHAT DO I GET WITH THE SLINGSHOT & IGLOO BUNDLE?You’ll get all your great value Slingshot services including a Homeline with unbeatable tolls prices, 50GB of Broadband each month and Data Rollover (meaning any data you don’t use in one month will roll over to the next, and won’t expire for a full year!)

… on top of this, you’ll get an IGLOO box absolutely FREE (worth $199) and 11 extra premium channels of Digital TV from IGLOO worth $24.99. Plus get prepay movies on demand at a great price or the odd pay-per-view sports match from the hand-picked selection on IGLOO’s FRONT ROW sports channel. All this for only $99 a month!*


I still interprate that as meaning just the box is free (as it includes free next  it), and the premium channels are included in the pricing of the plan. But it isn't particularly well written, so open to interpretation. But $99 for just 50GB of data and a phone line is expensive , if it didn't also include the channels.


I phone Slingshot and asked about this and was assured the 11 premium channels are included in the $99 bundle.

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  #799174 14-Apr-2013 15:03
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dukester:
mattwnz:
dukester:

Just reading their page, you don't get the channels 'free' as the OP stated,  that cost is covered in the $99. Only the box is free.


I read Slingshots page as saying the 11 channels are free with the deal.

WHAT DO I GET WITH THE SLINGSHOT & IGLOO BUNDLE?You’ll get all your great value Slingshot services including a Homeline with unbeatable tolls prices, 50GB of Broadband each month and Data Rollover (meaning any data you don’t use in one month will roll over to the next, and won’t expire for a full year!)

… on top of this, you’ll get an IGLOO box absolutely FREE (worth $199) and 11 extra premium channels of Digital TV from IGLOO worth $24.99. Plus get prepay movies on demand at a great price or the odd pay-per-view sports match from the hand-picked selection on IGLOO’s FRONT ROW sports channel. All this for only $99 a month!*


I still interprate that as meaning just the box is free (as it includes free next  it), and the premium channels are included in the pricing of the plan. But it isn't particularly well written, so open to interpretation. But $99 for just 50GB of data and a phone line is expensive , if it didn't also include the channels.


I phone Slingshot and asked about this and was assured the 11 premium channels are included in the $99 bundle.


Yes, but their are not 'free', they are part of the $99 fee. So you are essentially paying $64 for the broadband and line,  and $25 for the igloo service, as both services are bundled into the price. Only the box is 'free'.

 
 
 
 


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  #799233 14-Apr-2013 18:02
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mattwnz: 
Yes, but their are not 'free', they are part of the $99 fee. So you are essentially paying $64 for the broadband and line,  and $25 for the igloo service, as both services are bundled into the price. Only the box is 'free'.


If you want to be pedantic you're getting a discounted price by bundling the two services together, on Slingshot getting a phone line and 50GB pack is usually $82 (or $72 if you're on the "better" network)

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  #801376 18-Apr-2013 10:15
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Just received:


Telco TV partnership shakes up the market

The world’s largest Kiwi-owned telecommunications company, Slingshot, has partnered with IGLOO, New Zealand’s low cost pay TV operator, to bring kiwi households some of the best value on homeline, broadband and pay television packages, with bundles starting at just $99 a month.

Slingshot and IGLOO have created a “whole of household” bundle with rates that are sure to shake up the market.

Slingshot General Manager Scott Page says, “We are determined to offer kiwis the best deals on their homeline, broadband and digital TV. We’re taking on the big players in the telco industry who seem to be charging more for less.

“Our focus is on delivering outstanding value to suit New Zealanders.  So far we have had a fantastic response from existing and new customers alike in response to our new partnership and bundle offer with IGLOO, which is very pleasing.”

Slingshot and IGLOO are offering Kiwis a homeline + 50GB broadband + IGLOO subscription (11 premium Pay TV channels on-top of the standard free channels) + a free IGLOO box (RRP $199), for only $99 a month.

Customers will also have access to additional IGLOO services, including a large range of on-demand movie rentals to purchase from the comfort of their own home and a selection of live pay-per-view sports events on IGLOO’s FRONT ROW sports channel.

“We’ve partnered with IGLOO because it is a great alternative to other Digital TV options. It has premium content at a great price point, so customers can get the best of both worlds,” says Page.

IGLOO Acting GM David Joyce says Slingshot is the perfect partner because both companies have a similar approach to business.

“We both want to deliver great value. IGLOO is about giving Kiwis another TV option in the Digital Switchover. We are delivering not only free TV channels but also 11 premium channels, a huge stack of VOD titles and selected pay-per-view sports events, all at a great price. And with the Digital Switchover upon us, now has never been a better time to introduce a third option to New Zealand.

“Our partnership with Slingshot introduces more options for consumers. It’s an exciting proposition which allows us to pass on even bigger savings to our customers with this great total-household bundle.”

Q&A with Slingshot and IGLOO
  1. What is included in the bundle?
For $99 a month, consumers can get;
  • Homeline
  • 50Gb Broadband p/month,
  • 11 Premium Pay TV Channels (the IGLOO Channel Pack). This is on top of all the standard free channels available in the coverage area.
  • A free IGLOO box (RRP $199) when you join the bundle.
  1. Who can get the Slingshot & IGLOO bundle?
This exciting new bundle is available to all new and existing Slingshot and IGLOO customers and is available right across New Zealand. It is however only available to customers in the UHF signal coverage area and requires a UHF aerial.
  1. Does the Bundle include the monthly IGLOO subscription?
Yes. This Bundle includes the monthly subscription for all 11 premium channels on IGLOO’s Channel Pack. To find out more about these channels visit www.slingshot.co.nz/igloo

On-demand movies and FRONT ROW sports will incur an additional cost per view.

4.         Is there a contract term?

Yes, there is a standard 12 month contract term with this offer.

5.         Do you get a free IGLOO box when you join?

Yes, the IGLOO box for this offer comes at no extra cost. The RRP for this is $199, so it is a really good offer for Slingshot customers.

6.         How do I get it?

            To sign up to the bundle, you need to contact Slingshot.




 

 

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  #801455 18-Apr-2013 11:07
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I have signed up for this Slingshot deal. Cancelled my sky account. Got my Tivo box out so I can record what I need to. just waiting for the Igloo box to arrive. Smile

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  #801521 18-Apr-2013 12:21
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There is no mention anywhere of whether any downloaded movies etc are metered or not, so one should assume that they are????

Also, I thought the whole point of Igloo was that the consumer can choose when they want to prepay for the premium channels on a monthly basis ie if you decide you don't want the premium channels for the month of June then you simply do not pay for that month. However this Slingshot bundling ensures you do pay for the premium channels every month of your contract whether or not you choose to have/watch them. The differentiation between Sky and Igloo just got a little blurry to me......

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  #801531 18-Apr-2013 12:25
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Hi Wheelbarrow1 - I can confirm that Igloo traffic is unmetered on the Slingshot broadband network

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  #801535 18-Apr-2013 12:26
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sapage: Hi Wheelbarrow1 - I can confirm that Igloo traffic is unmetered on the Slingshot broadband network

Regards
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Thanks for your reply Scott. Good to know.



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  #801729 18-Apr-2013 15:42
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Wheelbarrow01:
sapage: Hi Wheelbarrow1 - I can confirm that Igloo traffic is unmetered on the Slingshot broadband network

Regards
Scott


Thanks for your reply Scott. Good to know.


Interesting yes very good to know.




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  #801858 18-Apr-2013 20:00
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How about a deal to add this for people on unlimited or naked unlimited plans?




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