on 04-04-2011 06:42 AM
Hey guys and gals, I have a little question about this.
I do not have Foxtel in my house and was considering trying out the 360 version.
I was just wandering if anyone knows how easy it is to cancel it - I am a student and may not have 20-30 bucks to blow a month on extra tv...
I know you have to pay with credit card, which I don't paticularly mind, but I want to know how easy it is to unsubscribe without them continually charging my card..
Is it as simple as yes I want it for a month from now - they take payment and at any point in the month you can untick the box and then at the end of the month you dont get it until you pay for your next month?
Any help is very welcome!
on 05-04-2011 05:22 AM
I think it works basically the same as normal Foxtel, it'd be worth checking out the T&Cs on the Xbox website.
What would be more beneficial is to investigate what shows are on and what you intend to watch, because Foxtel's the kind of thing where you have to idolise it to get your money's worth. Sports are the only thing I've ever been interested in getting Foxtel for, but with OneHD there's a few games of NBA and NFL on to keep me happy.
The thing you have to remember with Foxtel is that you're not necessarily getting better tv, but only more tv. The good stuff generally filters down to free-to-air. Take sports like AFL and NRL. The premiere matches are aired in the prime sports (Friday night, Saturday night, Sunday afternoon) and the rubbish games get put on Foxtel (is it really worth 10% of your pay packet to watch a knock-on fest between the Sharks and Warriors for instance?). And even the good stuff like the best of the History Channel or whatever filters down to DVD at some point.
I don't want to put you off, it's just given the fact that you are a student who probably has better things to do than watch TV all day, you have to know what's on before you sign up. If there aren't multiple shows/matches on that you're desperate to see that have little chance of coming to DVD, I'd have a really good long think for a few weeks and see if you still feel as keen about the idea.
on 05-04-2011 09:44 AM
Thanks, you have basically said what was in the back of my head anyway! XD
I generally get my fix of nba on one hd and I tend to watch the majority of my tv online.
I suppose I was most attracted to the idea of 3 channels that funny enough are on 3 separate packages.
Which would cost me like 45 a month, which is way too much.I wanted UKTV, a few of the sports ones and FOX8.
Also, I'd have to go gold for 60$ aswell. I think in reality it's a much better idea to not subscribe.
To be honest, if i didnt have to pay for gold, I'd sign up for a month and just test it. 35$ for the month is fairly reasonable and id see how much I used it/ejoyed it.
Thanks for the rational advice!
on 05-04-2011 11:19 AM
As you say you already watch alot of your tv online anyway, perhaps you'd be better to put a fraction of that budget towards a proxy server? There's different options around, varying significantly in price, and they would allow you to watch region specific channels. Such as the BBC services in the UK, and HULU in the US. Not sure if your particular fancies would be on them, but I'm sure with a bit of research you could find a streaming service that has most, if not all of the programs you're after.
on 07-04-2011 03:04 AM
You can pretty much watch anything online, I wouldn't bother paying for the service especially considering you're a student.
on 07-04-2011 04:04 AM
Look real close before getting that service.
It's just that some shows can't be show via the Internet... So you don't get the full channels.
it's only for a few shows...
as i understand it... you subscribe to Foxtel per month, so you don't have money next month
you just get rid of the service, (No Contracts)
also limited channels, not everything.
all in all it's good if you can't get Foxtel for real.
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