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Old 13-03-2012, 22:59   #931
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I was thinking of going to VM, but over a farce today with my son, FOUR calls todayto various parts of the world, to try and sort out a problem, and today it was his FIRST DAY, and they made a cock up. l might stay where l am
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Old 14-03-2012, 13:00   #932
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i got sky,virgin media and freeview..
most of the time me and my lady watch normal tv 1 to 5..
i dont know why i bother with sky and virgin media?
greater selection of HD channels?

really is a chore to watch SD on a big TV these days.
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Old 20-03-2012, 18:46   #933
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Re: TV price rises

So what are people finding when they phone up and complain about the price rises? Are retentions actually bringing it back down a notch or are you told nothing can be done?

Also can someone confirm I can leave without paying cancellation fee as they have changed all the pricing?
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Old 20-03-2012, 19:28   #934
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Re: TV price rises

Called retentions explained as pensioners money was tight could they help in any way going to rise £4.50 from April,from 99.45p
Now on same bundle but at £96.45 on new 12 month contract.this includes a £2 loyalty bonus[Runs out 2014 or on new contract deal] been with cable since Nynex days
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Old 20-03-2012, 19:28   #935
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Re: TV price rises

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So what are people finding when they phone up and complain about the price rises?
Some of us aren't complaining and are just accepting that prices go up.

Besides, there's not a lot they can do for me anyway; seeing as I'm on XL for everything but BB; and that's being doubled in time.

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Also can someone confirm I can leave without paying cancellation fee as they have changed all the pricing?
I believe so.
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Old 20-03-2012, 20:41   #936
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Well sky are currently offering ridiculously good deals especially via cashback sites so I will probably phone and cancel and wait and see what they offer me.
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Old 20-03-2012, 20:45   #937
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Well sky are currently offering ridiculously good deals especially via cashback sites so I will probably phone and cancel and wait and see what they offer me.
But remember what comes down in the short term invariably rises in the medium to longer term so its swings and roundabouts to be perfectly honest.
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Old 20-03-2012, 20:55   #938
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Re: TV price rises

Well just made a sky basket and it's about £4 cheaper per month for exactly the same package. But there would be a one off cost of £199 for a HD sky+ box as I want multiroom. This is off set by the fact I can get £100+ via quidco cashback, and an additional £100 M&S voucher. Sky has more HD content and F1 channel which is huge for me but...

- Internet is much worse
- Only dual tuners in their Set top boxes right?
- I dislike the sky interface
- No on demand
- I have to have a sky dish and BT wiring all redone
- it's murdochs empire
- TIVO looks promising in the future once they perfect it at VM

The hassle of changing to save a fiver per month with internet that will annoy me.... I think I'd be happy with VM just knocking a couple of quid off my bill.
I will ring them tomorrow.
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Old 20-03-2012, 20:56   #939
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- No on demand.
To be fair to Sky, that's not completely true. Anytime+ is a lot closer to On Demand than they've had before, but still requires a decent net connection etc
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- TIVO looks promising in the future once they perfect it at VM
Seriously? No tech is ever perfect, so you might be waiting a while
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Old 20-03-2012, 21:12   #941
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The hassle of changing to save a fiver per month with internet that will annoy me....
...till Sky review their prices for September!
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Old 20-03-2012, 21:16   #942
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...till Sky review their prices for September!
And have no doubt they will go up just as much as Virgins.
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Re: TV price rises

How does everyone know they will review their prices in september? I read that a lot on here. Is that when they are fixed until?

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And have no doubt they will go up just as much as Virgins.
Why do you have no doubt? Again, I read this a lot. I'm not denying they will just asking why people say this. With what certainty I mean...justify your statement.
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Sky froze their prices last year, advertising it as frozen until August 2012.
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How does everyone know they will review their prices in september? I read that a lot on here. Is that when they are fixed until?

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Why do you have no doubt? Again, I read this a lot. I'm not denying they will just asking why people say this. With what certainty I mean...justify your statement.
Sky froze their prices last year but will not do that for a second year in a row so price rises are inevitable come September and if you don't think that will happen then you are in for a nasty surprise.
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