New cable TV Tariffs to put a hole in your pocket!

Discussion in 'Latest Technology News' started by swatkats, Dec 18, 2018.

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Are you saving money with this New TRAI rule?

  1. Yes (Saved more than ₹100/mo)

  2. No (My bills have increased)

  3. Don't see any change! I pay the same

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  1. mav2000

    mav2000 Well-Known Member
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    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.
     
  2. unni

    unni Well-Known Member
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    Looks like this new rule will bankrupt cable operators. They are planning a nation wide strike on 24th by switching of signal. They say they need to charge minimum 180 from a customer to keep the business running (staff expenses, rent, electricity, cable etc). Now, if they charge 130 from customer, they have to give 60 to the MSO from whom they get the signal. Earlier, they used to give only 12%.
     
  3. Channu

    Channu Well-Known Member
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    There was a fraudiya pack available on D2H which I signed on in early January where they charge something about Rs 8 for SD channel & Rs 12 for HD channels (paid or free doesn't matters only Doordarshan ones are bundled FoC). I made my bouquet of approx 35 channels which we people watch and locked it. Only one of the HD sports channel was included which was airing India Australia series. My total came down from Rs 600+ to somewhere around Rs 405 + Taxes. With the new regime I'm sure to have the same bouquet in approx Rs 200 since many of our opted channels are FTA or minimal prices like news channels etc.

    Only if this retard D2H allows me to login to my account :banghead::banghead::dead:
     
  4. OP
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    swatkats

    swatkats Keeping TE Alive!
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    ^ Join the poll.
     
  5. seshu

    seshu *
    Adept

    in general, (based on observations in & around Hyderabad & 2 villages) :
    staff -> run by a couple of persons who own the business & a couple of labor
    rent -> run from owned home
    electricity -> some cheat / tamper the electricity billing system !
    cable -> cost of the cable is collected from consumers [often charge extra]

    whatever local operators pay to the MSO,
    AFAIK they were in profits for many years ...
     
  6. nRiTeCh

    nRiTeCh If you can see the green dot, I'm online ;-)
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    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.
     
  7. Channu

    Channu Well-Known Member
    Adept

    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.
     
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  8. nRiTeCh

    nRiTeCh If you can see the green dot, I'm online ;-)
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    Which operator? Is the revised free thing across all operators?
     
  9. mahesh_bharti

    mahesh_bharti Well-Known Member
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  10. Channu

    Channu Well-Known Member
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    D2H earlier called Videocon D2h.

    The channels resumed last evening but only after I spent Rs 199 on Hotstar membership to watch the match on TV with my family.
     
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    swatkats

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    #291 swatkats, Feb 12, 2019
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  12. nRiTeCh

    nRiTeCh If you can see the green dot, I'm online ;-)
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  13. vinukm

    vinukm Well-Known Member
    Disciple

    I feel the stage is being set for JIO to debut with killer plans. Hope it happens sooner.
     
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  14. unni

    unni Well-Known Member
    Adept

    The 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.
     
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  15. i_rock098

    i_rock098 Active Member
    Disciple

    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
     
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  16. unni

    unni Well-Known Member
    Adept

    My cable operator is charging 153.5 for the minimum 100 and also another 20 as service fee. They also said 2-3 weeks ago that there is a mandatory 30 rs STB maintenance contract fee, but looks like they later made it optional. NCF of 23.5 is in addition to this 153.5+20. I am keeping cable for the time being to watch news because of Pulwama, once that is over, I probably will cancel cable.
     
  17. babhishek

    babhishek Well-Known Member
    Adept

    i recently finalized my plan to INR 289 pm - sports news etc and only HD. i spent money on DTH after 1 year. this has helped save around 300 or 400 a month - theoretically, since i never spent on DTH except the occasional times when extended family would drop in and spend a few days :)
     
  18. asingh

    asingh Well-Known Member
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    I wish channels not selected (or not subscribed to), not come up in the channel change cycle when going through the list. Blanks are annoying.
     
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  19. rushab_rdx

    rushab_rdx Active Member
    Disciple

    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 3
     
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  20. Futureized

    Futureized Well-Known Member
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    Same here with Hathway in Mumbai suburbs..
     

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