Cheaper Foxtel unveiled for Telstra bundlers

Telstra will give 10 per cent off pay TV to customers who package it with phone and Internet.

Telstra will provide discounted Foxtel pay TV for customers who bundle it with phone and Internet service.

The 10 per cent monthly discount is available to any customer with a T-Bundle connector plan, Telstra said. The discount applies across any combination of Foxtel and Telstra services and to multi-room subscription charges, it said.

Customers already bundling Foxtel with phone and Internet will have the discount automatically applied to their monthly bill.

The deal does not apply to Foxtel on Xbox 360, Foxtel on T-Box or Foxtel on Internet TV, a Telstra spokesman said.

Because of the new offer, Telstra will stop selling its T-Bundle entertainer package, it said. Existing customers can keep the bundle.

The move comes as telcos seek to differentiate their packages ahead of the NBN rollout. With all telcos offering essentially the same fibre service, it’s expected there will be more emphasis on what else is in the package.

With more choice for customers through the National Broadband Network (NBN), “competition will be about differentiation,” Optus regulatory affairs vice president, David Epstein, said at the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) conference in September.

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ryan.

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Foxtel Cable TV is a total Rip off. I have lived in Vancouver Canada for the past 8 years and for $46 per month. I receive: 210 Channels including 61 Channels in HD. Including live broadcasting of the closest U.S City's Networks (Seattle, WA) for me. I guess Los Angeles, CA for Australia;
NCB HD,
ABC HD,
CBS HD,
CBS NEWS NETWORK HD,
FOX HD,
CW (Seattle) HD,
KVOS
JOY TV
CHEK
KCTS9,
PBS HD
+ TIME CHOICE CHOOSE EAST COAST 3HRS AHEAD
ABC HD -BOSTON
CBS HD -BOSTON
NBC HD-BOSTON
FOX HD-BOSTON
PBS HD- BOSTON
KTLA HD-LOS ANGELES (CW)
CW HD-CHICAGO
CW HD-NYC

etc......No time delays in content from the United States. Unlike in Australia they call it "Fast-Tracking" a show if it airs the following Week. Not only do we get all the other mainstream cable channels e.g.
CITI TV HD
CITI TV ON DEMAND
CTV HD
GLOBAL HD
CBC HD
CBC ON DEMAND HD
RDI
CTV 2 HD
A&E HD,
Bravo HD,
USA Network,
Showtime HD,
HBO,
TLC HD,
Showcase HD,
E! HD,
Food Network HD,
HGTV HD,
Travel & Escape HD,
AMC HD,
FX HD, + FX ON DEMAND
TCM,
BET HD,
MTV HD,
MYSTERY TV HD,
SILVER SCREEN CLASSICS,
BLOOMBURG HD
BNN HD,
CNN HD
MSNBC HD
FOX NEWS HD,
HLN HD,
CTV NEWS HD,
ALZAZIRA HD,
Golf Channel HD
NFL Network HD
theScore HD
Speed HD
Sportsnet ONE HD
Sportsnet Pacific HD
Sportsnet Vancouver
Hockey HD
TSN HD
TSN2 HD
ESPN HD,
ESPN 2 HD,
Discovery Channel HD
National Geographic HD
SPACE HD
SPIKE HD
BIO
BOLD HD
HSN
W NETWORK
SLICE

The whole list from my Provider Telus is in the link below:

http://www.telus.com/content/tv/common/pdf/Optik_channel_selection.pdf

There’s many more, but all the Television is streamed directly in real time as it airs in the United States or that evening in Local Time. Nearly all the Cable Channels are direct from the United States.

There’s no endless re-runs of TV shows that were put on in the early 90's. Remember its only $46.00 per month for 210 Channels including 61 in HD. What you receive from Foxtel even at their Premium Package is laughable, its literally Highway Robbery and, you still are several months behind in a majority of the cases. Unless you’re lucky enough to be "Fast-tracked" so your still a week or two behind. Even Europe and most of SE Asia don't delay content that much.
There’s no way in hell I am paying $120.00 for 60 Channels of Trash, for a small free I would rather Subscribe to a VPN (so my internet Location is changed from Australia to The United States). Buy a Roku Box for $50.00 www.roku.com. And pay the minimal fees for Hulu Plus, Netflix, Vodo, ROKU Newscaster, AMAZON HD -ON DEMAND Television and Movies, direct from the US.

gnome

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Ain't life wonderful when you've got a monopoly... ?

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