Discussion in 'Audio Visual' started by Stooge007, Oct 4, 2011.
Yes but iQ3 is still arse by all accounts.
has anyone had success in negotiating a discount on just the basic pack plus sports (with HD)?
i currently pay $89 for the Platinum HD package with IQ2, retail on basic plus sports plus HD is around $60 i think
barely worth "downgrading" from the lot to save $30 a month?
How did you get platinum so cheap?
They have often run a $89 plat HD special deal thats not advertised but used to retain customers
Ok, does this work with foxtel by telstra too? Or just foxtel direct?
Thats funny as I asked telstra just 2 nights ago if the iq3 issues have been sorted out and they said yes ....
not that ive seen or heard. pretty sure its just a direct foxtel thing.
having said that its often limited to a certain amount then its all used up.
never hurts to ring and "cancel".... to see how you go. "my friend is paying $89 for plat HD.... *sob story*"
My dad has iq3 and i can confirm its still arse. its just slow and clunky to use.
My current package is
Am paying $76 mo
No value at all
So i will be phoning up to either reduce the amount or cancel the overpriced service
just spoke to foxtel and they would not do anything for me so will call back monday and cancel as that dept is not operating today
Isnt that cheap already? How much cheaper do you want it?
What do you mean bo value at all? Nothing to watch?
Sports is thrown in for free which is normally 25$.
Actually there is plenty to watch, That is if your keen on silly repeats and then more repeats.
All Australia knows that foxtel are nothing more than a very over priced service.
Anyways will be trying the ol "i want to disconnect call unless i get a deal"
Sorry forgot to mention that my current deal expires in a week and they refuse to renew or do a another dicounted deal.
yep, outside of live sport and GoT, i really don't find myself watching much Foxtel
certainly nothing i couldn't live without (will consider adding HBO for GoT season), but otherwise i think i'm going to downgrade to just sports
Netflix pretty much covers everything else
I phoned to cancel and they decided to offer a new deal, i had the drama pak removed and was left with this............
no contract and good for the next 3 months
All this and only paying $56
So very happy to take the deal
Its no longer called disconnections but The loyalty dept is its new name.
I currently have:
I had this for $91/month which is the normal price. I rang foxtel yesterday and negotiated the above for $70/month without too much hassle. So pretty happy with that
I'm on 1TB/month FTTP with Ent for $99/month. Currently have 3 months free Sports HD. I can get rid of Foxtel once F1 gets off their butts and gives me an option to stream online (easily).
Sports pack increasing to $29/mth from 1 Feb 2017. Includes access to each of the MUTV, LFCTV and Chelsea TV channels for an extra 1c per channel per year.
So I just rang to try and get a better deal, or cancel if needed.
Turns out that even though I am authorised on the account to make changes, only the person who created the account (ie the wife) can cancel it. Which might explain why I got nowhere. Only offer I got was a IQ3 for $75, they said if I wanted to bundle internet they could offer bundles. Stuff that, I'm happy with my Internode.
Am I correct? Would they not want to play deals with me because in the end I can't carry out the threat of cancelling?
Edit: We have Drama and Sport for retail price, so I really want to get a much better deal. Preferably all channels in HD for around the $90 mark.
They've probably hooked quite a few people now with cheap entry level pricing/discounts/deals/etc.....now to up the prices and recoup some of the lost profits
The current special on offer is mighty tempting.
Free install, free iq3 and a $50 gift card.
Yeah not too bad to get yourself in the foxtel game.....then threaten to cancel after a year and get a better pricing.
We're thinking of going the cancellation route again... Wife and kids hardly watch it thanks to Netflix. I've got Amazon Prime now (for Clarkson & co) and a VPN to give the bird to the government so my needs are just about covered.. Wonder if they'll cut us another deal to stay?