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Foxtel from Telstra - 3 Months Plat HD Free - $0 Install & No Lock in Contract - New Customers

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Best Foxtel deal I have ever seen. Free Platinum HD for 3 months with $0 install and no lock in contract. Cancel or downgrade after 3 months.

Experience all the entertainment Foxtel from Telstra has to offer. The platinum package includes all the channel packs, so you won't miss a moment.

SPECIAL OFFER
No set-up costs
No contract
No cancellation fees

Reports coming in of cancellations if you don't have a Telstra service. Telstra themselves are recommending a simple $2 pre-paid sim

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  • +1 vote

    Great deal!
    *telstra customers only (obviously)

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      Foxtel for Telstra: Service not available in all areas or homes. Non-standard installation may be more. You need an eligible Telstra Voice, Post-Paid mobile or home broadband service on a Single Bill or active Telstra Pre-Paid Mobile

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      I don't have a Telstra service, but when I put in my details, I was offered the same 3 months deal.

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        You can just activate a $2 prepaid sim.

        FYI: You can also sign up at JB Hi-fi as they are a authorised telstra dealer.

      • +1 vote

        It jsut means the deal is through Telstra, not Foxtel. You don't have to have existing services.

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          Sorry, im new to this. Does this mean I dont need to buy any telstra product.I phoned them up and the lady said I needed to be a customer.

          So I filled through the form online and completed it anyway. Will they make you purchase any other service to get this product

        • +1 vote

          As in by getting Foxtel, you become a Telstra customer. There are two different companies that sell Foxtel, Foxtel is one company and the other is Telstra. So in order for this deal, you need to get foxtel, through Telstra.

          You do not need any other services just Foxtel.

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          @ONEMariachi: thanks, I can make sense of that now.

    • +5 votes

      Don't need to be a Telstra customer or have any Telstra services. I've confirmed this with Foxtel Sales.

  • +16 votes

    A great bargain, but the sign of a business undergoing a lot of challenges.

  • +30 votes

    $134 per month after 3 months. Who would pay that?

  • +26 votes

    Bet they won't even get 1 ozbargainer to stay after 3 months

  • +33 votes

    I can honestly say ive don't even want this for free.
    I tried to Foxtel go trial and got bored after the first hours of nothing.

  • +1 vote

    I've often wondered with Foxtel, what happens to the box when you disconnect? Can you continue to use it? Those Foxtel set top boxes are really great PVRs.

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      You can either buy the box, rent it or send it back for free via australia post.

    • +3 votes

      Can't be used for anything and must be returned.

      • +1 vote

        There you go. I have Foxtel, I thought you had paid for it when you signed up for the service.

        • +2 votes

          That's probably one of the myriad options in the sales process where you will "need" to buy the box.

          After you say "no" the "need" goes away and Telstra moves onto the next step in attempting to extract as much value from you as possible whilst giving you as little as possible in return.

      • +1 vote

        like practically everything you've said in this post @PainToad that's completely incorrect.

        They let you keep the box without a foxtel subscription for $5 a month if you want to use it for FTA.

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          Really? I have never heard of this. Not saying you are wrong. Just never came across someone with FTA only. THats pretty good if correct.

  • +23 votes

    Free 3 months expires pretty much just as Game of Thrones season 6 starts. Crafty. ;)

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      Came in looking for this information. Thank you. Will disregard the offer.

    • +4 votes

      The promotion is running until June 30th, so simply wait until March/April to sign up. It's not crafty, you just have to read the promotional information :)

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        Could you please point to the URL and location of the expiry date for this offer? I couldn't find it with a bit of effort.
        thanks!

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          A dude from JB hifi telstra team looked it up and found it internally to be april 30. So dunno which one it is.

  • -1 vote

    Good deal!

  • +1 vote

    Great deal.
    Sure some of you may not want Foxtel, but for those who do, it's a pretty good deal to me.
    We have the full package here and we easily get our money's worth, but as always, each to their own.

    Thanks for the heads up mate. My parents have been considering signing up. Will pass the info on.

    • +1 vote

      How can you justify $134 a month on TV? Do you not have decent internet in your area? Not having a dig, genuinely interested?

      • +9 votes

        Sport. I have it for sport, which i dare say, is what gets the majority of subscribers. A-league, NRL, AFL, MLB, NFL and NHL.
        Got sick of trying to watch glitchy, dodgy streams online.

        • +4 votes

          Same here for me… i want to get rid of Foxtel desperately but online stream options in particular A-League and NRL were terrible last time i checked (which was a while ago i might add). For a sports lover, if you cannot be their live, it's hard to go back from HD…

      • +9 votes

        @PainToad…
        Between myself, the wife and 6 kids, that's A LOT of different shows and most of them can only be accessed via Foxtel or if we downloaded them and that would be A LOT of downloading.
        We couldn't snatch that much content online if we wanted to as we are in the bush and the internet speeds and stability are rubbish.

        We don't drink, smoke or like to eat out, so we're happy to spend the dollars on Foxtel instead.

  • +4 votes

    I'm interested, can you choose either iq2 or 3? Still free? Do we know how much notice to give to cancel?

    • +1 vote

      From various reports, IQ3 box is crap…freezes, reboots etc. People have returned their IQ3 and got an IQ2 instead.

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        Yeah, go IQ2, box works pretty well perfectly. IQ3 still has quite a few bugs and have quite a few people "downgrading" back to IQ2. IQ3 also has remote issues still and lags a bit in menus. Plus what shadowwarrior mentioned.

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      IQ2 is the box included in this promotion; electing for IQ3 will attract a surcharge.

  • +5 votes

    Hey Guys,

    How is this a 3 month contract?

    Set-top unit and installation
    You will require a Foxtel from Telstra set-top unit for your service.
    In addition to the monthly subscription for the package you choose,
    you’ll need to pay any applicable equipment charges for the set-top
    unit and installation charges.
    The following standard installation and equipment fees apply:
    • Standard installation fee for primary outlet – $100
    (additional costs may apply for non-standard installations
    such as installations that are more complex or in some remote/
    regional areas)
    • One-off equipment fee:
    − Foxtel iQ3 recordable device (HD device available nationally and
    includes 1TB hard drive for storing recorded content) – $200
    − Foxtel iQ2 recordable device (HD device available nationally and
    includes 320GB hard drive for storing recorded content) – $75
    − MyStar2 recordable device (HD device regional only and
    includes 320GB hard drive for storing recorded content) – $75.
    Minimum term
    12 months.

    Even thought the front page says,
    No set-up costs
    No contract
    No cancellation fees

    When you go through the signup process, it ensures you have ticked the Critical check box licence terms and agreement, which states 12 months.

    I am giving this a negative.

    • -1 vote

      Typical Telstra behaviour. Their whole sales process for multiple types of services is basically an elaborate bait and switch game.

      I do not understand why they're allowed to behave like this but I guess having your best friend Turnbull**** in power can't fail to help.

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      I cannot disagree with you mate!

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      Like most of the Telstra (and Optus) deals the T&C's don't match up with the actual offer. I've taken a screen shot of the offer page and have a saved transcript from online chat indicating that there is definitely no exit fee.

    • +2 votes

      Umm - I just called them up and went through the process and it was very easy? Everything was confirmed as being free for three months including all setup costs and no lock in contract. I've never had Foxtel before but don't intend on keeping after the 3 months.

      I'm not sure what you did wrong to get all that other information, Karlos?

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        IMO It's going to be a major hassle getting out of the contract when Tuesday 26th of April comes around. Be ready to be on hold for 2hrs plus.

        • +2 votes

          Pro tip, get a reference number, get them to repeat the information in the interaction that they left, eg the 3 months free with no lock and no set up fees. Then call "cancellation department, you'll get someone in Adelaide. It's easy as piss.`10 minute call max.

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        Yaa, I did call as well and the lady pretty much confirmed multiple times that I don't have to pay anything for first 3 months including they box. If I cancel after 3 months (which is also free), I need to return the box, that's all.

        So, either they are lying, or this hard to believe offer is actually true.

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        hi did u get the service i just called and was informed that i needed to purchase any other telstra service to avail of this offer…the cheapest offer they had was a 25$prepaid sim

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          dont you have another Telstra service, thats one of the conditions - you need to have a phone, mobile, broadband with Telstra.

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          [@PVA]

          thx for the prompt reply

          i don't use telstra for any service:)

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          I didn't take at the end as I though I am not going to see those channels much. But I did ask about existing Telstra service thing and I was informed it is okay if I buy a $2 SIM.

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      Karlos, you are correct in that the Terms and Conditions don't match the offer. However, I did my signup online and at the end you get a printout of your order - which does match the offer. Go figure … anyway, that will do me. Telstra must figure that a certain percentage of people will forget to cut the service after 3 months and/or a certain percentage will keep the service regardless. I doubt if there will be too many Ozbargainers in either group :-)

    • +2 votes

      When we process this order internally, an "ETC waiver" item is added to your order. Essentially whenever you choose to cancel, even if the system generates an ETC for 12 months, that additional line automatically waives it.

      Despite the general scepticism on OzBargain regarding contracts and Telcos, there's no sneaky business here - you are bound to what you contractually agree to, which is 3 months free with no minimum term.

  • +2 votes

    Wow! This has to be the deal of the month!

    • +8 votes

      Really? It's just Foxtel… Nothing to get excited about.

      Although actually, might sign up after I get back from holidays in April, use it for a few months for AFL then cancel. Cost Telstra and Foxtel some $$.

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    You have to buy the equipment either IQ2 or IQ3.

  • +2 votes

    For me personally, the content is not worth the hassle of signing up for a Telstra pre paid account (?), getting the satellite / cabling installed (always paranoid when tradies are on or in our roof), installing the stb, configuring the harmony remote, then after three months, calling them to cancel, sending back the stb etc etc.

    Sounds like I should be handing in my OzBargain badge lol!

    Saying that, it would be great if we can sign up but not install the satellite and stb, and just use the account for Foxtel Play / Foxtel Go on the Smart TV, game console, HTPC, tablet etc…

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      Cant you just select the Self Install option so you can do this. I believe the self install kit presumes you already have satellite/cables etc.

      • +1 vote

        All foxtel installs are technicians set ups. It's to combat people giving boxes to friends.

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          why would you give the box to friends? It's unusable without the subs right?

        • +2 votes

          @fm:
          By giving box to friends I think he means, you sign up and order 2 boxes. Keep one and give one to a friend. Provided they have a foxtel satellite already hooked up in their home it should work no problem and you just split the bill. Been doing this with my brother in law for last 2+years.

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