Foxtel pricing + other Foxtel discussion

Discussion in 'Audio Visual' started by Stooge007, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. ilsan

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    ok,

    I have the one you can record on then.

    I dont have any HD channels
    not sure what is the difference between IQ1 and IQ2
     
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    Stooge007

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    IQ1 i don't think can receive the HD channels, and only some have HDMI connectivity

    IQ2 can receive HD, and also all have HDMI connectivity
     
  3. ilsan

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    No I dont have HDMI connectivity.

    use component to display at 576i.

    I guess no point having HDMI connectivity if you dont have HD channels right?
     
  4. mrhunnybunny

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    I pay $72 for the Foxtel family value pack for $72 which includes a Foxtel IQ

    The family value pack is


    • Getting started
    • Kids & Music
    • Drama & Lifestyle
    • Knowledge & Adventure
    • IQ standard

    I am not into sport that much so have no sport packages..

    I am moving and just told them I want to move and they said there would be something like a $135 fee to move.

    I said I don't want to pay anything to move, if I have to I will just cancel,and the guy on the phone put me on hold and said OK we will move you and install you in the new place for no charge.

    I have been a customer for about 8 years he said. I think I will wait a few months and then ask for a multiroom IQ and see if i can get it for free.


    I am pretty happy with my package. I love the documentaries and the crime channel etc .. Most of my TV i watch is Foxtel.

    I used to have the platinum package, but i found I never had the time to watch them so reduced my package from about $110 to $72
     
  5. tfroggydawg

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    paying $65 for Platinum HD (every channel)

    didnt pay setup costs or for the IQ2 box.

    still think its a ripoff and might cancel depending on what the AFL is like in 2012

    The best way to bargain is to not care if its cancelled...pretty sure they will offer me the same for less if/when I cancel this deal.
     
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    wow, that's an awesome rate - how did you get that?
     
  7. tfroggydawg

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    signed up in the EOFY thing where it was 50% off on a 12 month contract, no setup costs.

    Shortly after they increased the fees $2 which was a breach of contract and I used that to "cancel" the 12 month contract.

    Once I was off the contract I asked for a deal and a HD box or I would cancel.

    It was like $75 for HD sport + the IQ2 box...had that for a little bit then cancelled again and they offered my HD platinum for $65.
     
  8. Humpty

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    I got it free, + $35 a month for the HD channels and IQ ;D
     
  9. FFC

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    My current deal expires on the 13th. They wouldn't give me the same discount again ($16 off $102).

    They offered me $10 off for 6 months on a 6 month contract...or $22.50 off for 6 months on a 12 month contract.

    Told them to cancel it as I wanted a better deal, or the same deal as my current.

    Put on hold...comes back...6 months and the same deal.

    Setting a reminder in my calendar to call them again in 6 months time to review.

    Hopefully by then we have some decent internet/streaming capability...not holding my breath though.
     
  10. Alper

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    so whats the best reason to give them when cancelling?

    cant afford it?
     
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    Stooge007

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    seems that it's "too expensive" works well

    ymmv
     
  12. ilsan

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    No value for money, sick of re-runs... blah blah blah!!! :tongue::tongue::tongue:
     
  13. FFC

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    Yep - pretty much that it isn't good value for money.

    I'd get Sports HD on it's lonesome with no basic package if I could.
     
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    We pay $80 ($60 for main room, $20 for my bedroom) for two SD non-IQ Platnium.

    So sad we can't get HD IQ at this new place, missing the IQ a heap.
     
  15. kizzav

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    +1.

    I reckon Foxtel would/could make a killing, if they sold each channel on their own, but have a minimum number of channels (ie; 10) you must have to qualify. That &/or, make more bundles, with channels that actually relate to each other, which gives more selection & customisation.

    That'd work if they marketed it correctly, however.

    But, that'll never happen. All they see are the $$$$$ roll in.

    Mandatory $45/m whether you like it or not, for crap I'd never watch = bullshit.

    Also, if you pay for a bloody iQHD, you should get the HD channels free of charge. The current fees on HD channels would be like going out & buying a 55-60" TV + surround sound & only watching DVD's in SD. The logic....
     
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    I think they'd lose a substantial amount of $$ if they were to do that though, especially at the current price point of the sports package.

    If they were to offer it I'd probably pay $45/month for Sport in HD by itself at most.
     
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    Got offered as a new customer earlier this week, Basic + Sports + IQHD for $60, thought it wasn't too bad and only on a 6 month contract.

    Still gonna sit on it for abit and see if the rep will budge more on the price.
     
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    Stooge007

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    got randomly called up and offered another IQHD box with free install for no extra charge . . . . . . . for 3 months, then it would only cost me an extra $15 a month

    politely declined
     
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    "Foxtel - Free Flights to NZ if You Sign up a Friend"

    http://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/61776

     
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    Stooge007

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    got that email too

    if anyone is thinking about signing up, let me know :lol:

    trying to convince a mate to sign up at the moment
     

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