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Old 10th October 2011, 4:33 PM   #31
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I all of you chumps weren't forking out ridiculous fees for channels you're not even watching ($200/month WTF!?!?) then they'd be forced to change to a more refined pricing model. Until then, they're happy to take you for a ride selling near-worthless content at premium prices - AND ad space in between it.
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Old 10th October 2011, 6:54 PM   #32
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i havent bothered ringing them to upgrade.
$205 a month divided by 6 people is only $35 per person.
thats pretty good for all channels...
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Old 10th October 2011, 7:51 PM   #33
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How do you guys get the cheap rates? we have 1xIQ & 1xSD box for $130/month on satelite (All the movie channels, no sport).

Also get a recent letter from them about a $2 increase in the next bill.

Should i try the cancellation threat?

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Old 10th October 2011, 7:57 PM   #34
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IQ2 HD
Platinum + HD
$65/month

Does it count if my partner works for Telstra? :-D Also that is technically our bill, but she gets these reward points which converts to credits, so weíve never paid for the Foxtel or Internet since we connected in August 2010.

Iíve already said if she ever stops working for Telstra and loses her staff discount, Iíll canning the service when the contract expires. I rarely get to watch the thing anyway, itís stuck on Lifestyle Channel
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Old 11th October 2011, 9:56 AM   #35
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How do you guys get the cheap rates? we have 1xIQ & 1xSD box for $130/month on satelite (All the movie channels, no sport).

Also get a recent letter from them about a $2 increase in the next bill.

Should i try the cancellation threat?
that's the gist of it

haven't got around to calling them up yet myself
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Old 26th October 2011, 2:13 PM   #36
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urgh, seems like i will have to do the rolling 6 month price reduction

was on HD Gold @ $117 (i already have an IQ2 box)

only managed to get them to HD Platinum (all channels) @ $102 for 6 month contract (RRP $132, so $30 saving a month)

at first they only offered me the HD Platinum package at the same price as current ($117), but i told them to do better

i asked them to throw in multi-room for the $102, but they wouldn't budge

hopefully in 6 months will either get a free multi-room or cheaper monthly rates

hope this helps someone
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Old 27th October 2011, 5:36 AM   #37
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urgh, seems like i will have to do the rolling 6 month price reduction

was on HD Gold @ $117 (i already have an IQ2 box)

only managed to get them to HD Platinum (all channels) @ $102 for 6 month contract (RRP $132, so $30 saving a month)

at first they only offered me the HD Platinum package at the same price as current ($117), but i told them to do better

i asked them to throw in multi-room for the $102, but they wouldn't budge

hopefully in 6 months will either get a free multi-room or cheaper monthly rates

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heh.. unlucky

i just signed another 6 month contract on monday, HD gold at $86 p/m

i said i would sign for 12 months if they would do a better deal, but seems like 6 months is the longest they will lock in a discount for

the guy on the phone was quite honest saying to just ring back in 6 months and we'll work out another deal
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Old 27th October 2011, 7:58 AM   #38
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heh.. unlucky

i just signed another 6 month contract on monday, HD gold at $86 p/m

i said i would sign for 12 months if they would do a better deal, but seems like 6 months is the longest they will lock in a discount for

the guy on the phone was quite honest saying to just ring back in 6 months and we'll work out another deal
yeah, that's my plan, call back in 6 months

oh well, paying less than i was before and getting more channels, so i guess it's a slight win
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Old 27th October 2011, 10:05 AM   #39
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Hey guys, I'm paying $100/month for iQ platinum (not iQHD). I'm in a bundle with home phone and internet with Telstra, so all up $248/month. Is there any chance to get discounts for just Foxtel? Or is it just for those who are billed by Foxtel?

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Old 27th October 2011, 10:45 AM   #40
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Call them and ask...my experience with Telstra is they do not discount Foxtel (especially upgrades to HD/moving premises fees), they give you a bundle discount - but if you're on an old plan you are probably getting ripped.

Work out what it would cost you with just the telstra products (home phone + internet), and then work out what you can get the same product for from Foxtel. Then compare it to the price Telstra are doing for the lot.
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Hey guys, I'm paying $100/month for iQ platinum (not iQHD). I'm in a bundle with home phone and internet with Telstra, so all up $248/month. Is there any chance to get discounts for just Foxtel? Or is it just for those who are billed by Foxtel?

the new Telstra bundles can get you the following:

Foxtel IQ Platinum HD pack (all channels)
Home line budget
200gb broadband

= $198/month

see: http://www.telstra.com.au/bundle_save/home-bundles.html (remember to remove the T-Box option @ $11/month)

i guess it depends on how much net/home phone you use, but you should be able to ring Telstra for a better deal

are you on contract?

i negotiated with Foxtel direct
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Old 27th October 2011, 2:56 PM   #42
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the new Telstra bundles can get you the following:

Foxtel IQ Platinum HD pack (all channels)
Home line budget
200gb broadband

= $198/month
I'm on contract for the last plan, $248/month, with home line ultimate and 500GB ultimate cable. Signed onto it about 4 months ago and on contract for another 20 lol

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Do you have Foxtel via bundle too? I'm just wondering whether it is worth calling Telstra or Foxtel to try and get a discount

Even if it is just a discounted upgrade to HD and another multiroom
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I'm on contract for the last plan, $248/month, with home line ultimate and 500GB ultimate cable. Signed onto it about 4 months ago and on contract for another 20 lol



Do you have Foxtel via bundle too? I'm just wondering whether it is worth calling Telstra or Foxtel to try and get a discount

Even if it is just a discounted upgrade to HD and another multiroom
sucks being on contract for another 20 months!

nah, i have Foxtel stand-alone. was considering a Telstra bundle, but only really need Foxtel and Broadband, and they always want to throw in a home phone

you may as well call Telstra and/or Foxtel and ask the question, but you don't really have any leverage (i.e. threatening to disconnect) as you're on contract

let us know how you go
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$198 is an okay deal. Nothing special though considering the wealth of other internet options out there with far bigger caps that don't count uploads and the whole 24 month contract thing. The only thing that is really handy is having a single bill to pay each month which probably isn't $30 of convenience if you were to go with something like TPG unlimited.
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urgh, seems like i will have to do the rolling 6 month price reduction

was on HD Gold @ $117 (i already have an IQ2 box)

only managed to get them to HD Platinum (all channels) @ $102 for 6 month contract (RRP $132, so $30 saving a month)

at first they only offered me the HD Platinum package at the same price as current ($117), but i told them to do better

i asked them to throw in multi-room for the $102, but they wouldn't budge

hopefully in 6 months will either get a free multi-room or cheaper monthly rates

hope this helps someone
We've had Platinum since the 05 Ashes; will ring them and try and wangle a sweet deal like yours - so thanks
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