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Bloody BT

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Sat here on hold at the moment.  Out of contract with BT.  

I want to add another TV box.  They want to increase my monthly BB bill from 35 to 45 quid  o.O

They are offering new customers the same package for 26 quid.

Anyone any suggestions who I should move the whole kit and caboodle to?

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OK, now off the phone.  An hour of my life I will not get back.

For multi room (two boxes), we are looking at over 50 quid.  That's for a phone line that is never used, basic TV (no fancy packages) and broadband.

Suggestions greatly appreciated :)

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I pay BT ~£65 for Infinity, basic TV (only used for BT sport which is then free), land line rental (unused), and two mobile contracts.

The BT TV box sits in a drawer unused as it doesn't even have wifi, instead I use amazon firesticks.

 

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12 minutes ago, snagger said:

I pay BT ~£65 for Infinity, basic TV (only used for BT sport which is then free), land line rental (unused), and two mobile contracts.

The BT TV box sits in a drawer unused as it doesn't even have wifi, instead I use amazon firesticks.

 

The money they wanted doesn't look too bad then.  I'm currently 'chatting' to virgin to see what they will do.

Bloody sharks the lot of them

9 minutes ago, spunko2010 said:

Ditch the entire thing and go with Now TV or Kodi.

What?  Just get broadband and get the rest another way?  

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2 minutes ago, One percent said:

What?  Just get broadband and get the rest another way?  

 

Yep - leave BT and go for Sky on one of their deals that includes BT line rental. About £20 a month IIRC for new customers for 18 months.

Then go buy yourself two NowTV boxes. One for each room. Didn't you read the big Kodi thread? They were basically giving away NowTV boxes in recent weeks.

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Just now, The Masked Tulip said:

 

Yep - leave BT and go for Sky on one of their deals that includes BT line rental. About £20 a month IIRC for new customers for 18 months.

Then go buy yourself two NowTV boxes. One for each room. Didn't you read the big Kodi thread? They were basically giving away NowTV boxes in recent weeks.

No, I didn't read that thread as I wasn't planning to change the package over at that point.  Will go and peruse it...

1 minute ago, The Masked Tulip said:

 

Yep - leave BT and go for Sky on one of their deals that includes BT line rental. About £20 a month IIRC for new customers for 18 months.

Then go buy yourself two NowTV boxes. One for each room. Didn't you read the big Kodi thread? They were basically giving away NowTV boxes in recent weeks.

Can you run two boxes off the one account or does each box need an account?

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1 minute ago, One percent said:

No, I didn't read that thread as I wasn't planning to change the package over at that point.  Will go and peruse it...

Can you run two boxes off the one account or does each box need an account?

 

You can run 4 NowTV boxes off one account. As they are wireless boxes there is no guff about paying extra for more than one box. So 4 people can watch 4 different programmes on 4 boxes if you wanted. You just need unlimited fibre broadband.

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2 minutes ago, The Masked Tulip said:

 

You can run 4 NowTV boxes off one account. As they are wireless boxes there is no guff about paying extra for more than one box. So 4 people can watch 4 different programmes on 4 boxes if you wanted. You just need unlimited fibre broadband.

Cheers TM.

The information on all these websites is so opaque....  

Would like to stick with BT for internet as mr one percent likes the sport... 

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Tesco and John Lewis had the NowTV box for £20 last week but have now sold out. When they reduce to £20 they sell out within minutes online.

£25 at Currys.

https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/tv-and-home-entertainment/digital-and-smart-tv/set-top-boxes/now-tv-full-hd-smart-tv-box-3-months-entertainment-bundle-10153753-pdt.html

 

Just now, One percent said:

Cheers TM.

The information on all these websites is so opaque....  

Would like to stick with BT for internet as mr one percent likes the sport... 

 

You can get sport on NowTV - Sky Sports.

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2 of those will sort you. Then just buy the passes online for TV, Sports, Movies as and when you need them. Or you could just sign up for one of the complete bundle deals for a new customer on the NowTV site and then, later on, buy the passes online. You can buy the passes cheaper online than from NowTV itself - but for a first time customer they do a very good 3 month bundle...

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16 minutes ago, One percent said:

What?  Just get broadband and get the rest another way?  

I'd recommend this.  At the very least it will allow you to choose the TV package you want, rather than take their stupid options.

NowTV is pretty good if you want the Sky stuff on PPV (or monthly).

I don't think I'd do Kodi now (I mean the free streaming stuff, not using it as a generic STB).

But the best option is to watch significantly less TV -- that costs less and gives you more time to do other stuff.

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Just now, dgul said:

I'd recommend this.  At the very least it will allow you to choose the TV package you want, rather than take their stupid options.

NowTV is pretty good if you want the Sky stuff on PPV (or monthly).

I don't think I'd do Kodi now (I mean the free streaming stuff, not using it as a generic STB).

But the best option is to watch significantly less TV -- that costs less and gives you more time to do other stuff.

I don't watch it much - too busy with posting carp on a forum  :)  It's the kid....

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A chap on hotukdeals posted a few days ago that he cancelled his NowTV movies and they gave him 6 months free - lol.

Just now, One percent said:

I don't watch it much - too busy with posting carp on a forum  :)  It's the kid....

 

Buy one NowTV box, use it with the 2 or 3 month basic Sky package that comes with it and see whether  you like it. I do - my biggest fear now is that Sky will stop NowTV altogether but I suspect not as the monthly billin option, no contract, is the way forward. Netflix has changed the market.

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9 minutes ago, The Masked Tulip said:

A chap on hotukdeals posted a few days ago that he cancelled his NowTV movies and they gave him 6 months free - lol.

 

Buy one NowTV box, use it with the 2 or 3 month basic Sky package that comes with it and see whether  you like it. I do - my biggest fear now is that Sky will stop NowTV altogether but I suspect not as the monthly billin option, no contract, is the way forward. Netflix has changed the market.

Cheers.  I need to sit the family down and ask them what they actually want and then work it from there.  So much crap to choose from  xD.

My parents had the freesat through a sky box - didn't like it, much prefer freeview

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Just now, One percent said:

Cheers.  I need to sit the family down and ask them what they actually want and then work it from there.  So much crap to choose from  xD.

My parents had the freesat through a sky box - didn't like it, much prefer freeview

FYI all my kids want is Netflix.  There appears to be absolutely no other option for them.

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Just now, dgul said:

FYI all my kids want is Netflix.  There appears to be absolutely no other option for them.

Yep, that and Amazon prime.  We flit between the two.  Then there is Mr one percent who likes footie on the box

1 minute ago, The Masked Tulip said:

 

Odd. Most people yearn to get freesat and will buy TV's with freesat encoders in them.

Anyhow, it is a moot point as we are not talking about either.

That's where I'm confused.  I thought we were  o.O  Bloody hell, i so wish we were back in the day when the choice was BBC1, 2 and that new fangled ITV 

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3 minutes ago, One percent said:

Yep, that and Amazon prime.  We flit between the two.  Then there is Mr one percent who likes footie on the box

That's where I'm confused.  I thought we were  o.O  Bloody hell, i so wish we were back in the day when the choice was BBC1, 2 and that new fangled ITV 

 

NowTV is owned by Sky.

It offers you much of what Sky offers for a lot less money. It is not as polished as the full Sky service but it has significant benefits.

No contract - it is pay monthly or even pay daily.

One package is a basic Sky package offering Sky One, Sky Atlantic, Fox and a few others.

One package is Sky Movies.

One package is Sky Sports.

You can mix and match as you suit. For example, just pay for Sky Sports during the footie season and cancel it in the summer. You can even pay just to watch individual footie matches as opposed to paying to watch games you are not interested in.

 

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6 minutes ago, The Masked Tulip said:

 

NowTV is owned by Sky.

It offers you much of what Sky offers for a lot less money. It is not as polished as the full Sky service but it has significant benefits.

No contract - it is pay monthly or even pay daily.

One package is a basic Sky package offering Sky One, Sky Atlantic, Fox and a few others.

One package is Sky Movies.

One package is Sky Sports.

You can mix and match as you suit. For example, just pay for Sky Sports during the footie season and cancel it in the summer. You can even pay just to watch individual footie matches as opposed to paying to watch games you are not interested in.

 

Cheers TM.  

I'm more confused than ever  :CryBaby:  We don't watch sky....

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