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    This is a discussion on Price & package changes coming soon within the Sky Rumour Mill forums, part of the Sky news and announcements category; I wonder if you will be subject to a new 12 month contract if you switch from Entertainment Extra (inc ...

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      Price & package changes coming soon

      I wonder if you will be subject to a new 12 month contract if you switch from Entertainment Extra (inc the HD pack) to Entertainment Extra+?

      Lets face it, most people are not going to want to continue paying 10.25 for HD if they can have it for 5ish instead.


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      Re: Price & package changes coming soon

      Quote Originally Posted by stereohaven View Post
      I wonder if you will be subject to a new 12 month contract if you switch from Entertainment Extra (inc the HD pack) to Entertainment Extra+?Lets face it, most people are not going to want to continue paying 10.25 for HD if they can have it for 5ish instead.
      It could well be as a new contract was the price of switching from BB Max at 10 to BB Unlimited at 7.50

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      Quote Originally Posted by seawright View Post
      It could well be as a new contract was the price of switching from BB Max at 10 to BB Unlimited at 7.50
      And it is the price of upgrading from Fibre to Fibre Pro (as well as the extra 10 a month!)
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      Re: Price & package changes coming soon

      So as an existing customer with entertainment extra & HD pack, will my bill reduce by 5.25 automatically or will i have to cancel, then reinstate HD at the new lower price, thus starting a new 12 month contract?

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      Quote Originally Posted by gymno View Post
      So as an existing customer with entertainment extra & HD pack, will my bill reduce by 5.25 automatically or will i have to cancel, then reinstate HD at the new lower price, thus starting a new 12 month contract?
      I would think you would benefit from an automatic price reduction with that combo - a marketing winner!

      At the same time, I would expect them to be looking to get one-point-something new "cheaper rate" HD subs for every one existing full rate HD sub that gets a price cut, giving a net increase in numbers and a marginal increase in revenue. The marketing gamble!
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      Re: Price & package changes coming soon

      I would guess not speedyrite.

      Whilst down grading would result in a lower price, from reading the blog and the information received, you will also be unable to watch the F1 channel. I am sure that some people would be upset with this choice.

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      Ah yes, good point Scubbie - the F1 Factor!

      The F1 fans who don't take Sport will have to stay as they are on the full price HD sub? No loss of numbers or revenue from that group. Clever.

      Probably not an auto downgrade then. More likely just an attempt to boost HD mumbers & revenue from those with "smaller" packages.
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      Re: Price & package changes coming soon

      From one point of view, it allows the sales teams to compete better with pricing against VM's packages.

      It also allows many who don't want to pay the full 10.25 to get some channels in HD at last.

      Of course sky will always be interested in getting more people to pay the extra money for HD subs.

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      Can't disagree with you at all. It all seems interesting and attractive at first glance but as always there may be some pros and cons in the detail to consider before deciding what to do (if anything).
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      Re: Price & package changes coming soon

      Hmm, wasn't really thinking straight earlier on.

      I forgot all about the new pricing introduced with entertainment & entertainment extra.
      I'm still paying the equivalent of what it would have been for 2 of the 6 old smaller packs.
      If i cancelled, then signed up to entertainment extra +, i'd be 75p per month better off, but without F1.

      I think F1 is worth that.

     

     
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