- Dec 19, 2008
Just an update from my side, my bills have reduced by about 200 bucks a month and I have removed a whole lot of channels that I never watch. So works out fine for me.
in general, (based on observations in & around Hyderabad & 2 villages) :... (staff expenses, rent, electricity, cable etc) ...
Yes it was very well in newspaper at that time we were able to see all channels for 70bucks. Gst didnt killed anything but operators exploit us and make unethical use of gst. So if a channel actually costs re 1 these operators will say it costs us re 5 + gst. This they all are sitting to simply loot is in the name of gst.that should be a joke !
few years back,
a regional newspaper reported that all tv channels can be shown for Rs 70 per month.
GST was a new thing at that time. local Hathway monthly payment was Rs 150 ...
then it changed to Rs 200 - again to Rs 250 - and now it is little above Rs 300 ...
Which operator? Is the revised free thing across all operators?Guys, want to share what D2H rascals did just now. No channel except DD free ones are on my STB. My mails regarding login issue not been sorted since 22nd Jan despite 10s of mails being exchanged and even more calls. I've been left without a channel to watch & when I call their CC line, 'This number is temporarily out of service'
This is just heights of slyness. I checked online Tata Sky costing me somewhere around Rs 2675. Will go to my neighborhood shop & see if it can be installed today and end this ordeal. Sad part, I recharged my D2H for Rs 400 three days back but anyway, difficult to keep up with these bastards.
This is exactly what hathway is also doing, it's forcing me to take unwanted 75 channels so that the capacity of 100 gets filled up. Now if I want to add a single paid channel I have to pay the channel cost plus Rs 20 for NCF. They are finding new tricks to loot the customerThe local cable guy came to my home finally. To get the minimum 100 channels, I need to pay 153.50 + 20. If I want to add even one more channel that cost just 0.50, I have to pay a NCF of 23.5. When asked why can't I add that channel in place of one from the 100, he said they cannot do it now, may be in a month or two.
I was paying 300 before for all the channels (Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi, English, music, movies, news, kids, sports etc). Now all I get is 3 or 4 useful Malayalam channels plus 1 English news for 173.50. Thanks a lot trai.
Exactly. I have only selected 3 HD Channels going around 200 and those SLOW BLANKS are annoying as hell. What was also an pain was selecting the channels. Took me an hour to select 3I wish channels not selected (or not subscribed to), not come up in the channel change cycle when going through the list. Blanks are annoying.
Same here with Hathway in Mumbai suburbs..This is exactly what hathway is also doing, it's forcing me to take unwanted 75 channels so that the capacity of 100 gets filled up. Now if I want to add a single paid channel I have to pay the channel cost plus Rs 20 for NCF. They are finding new tricks to loot the customer