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thegeek5,363 posts since 1 Jan 2002
London London
I was going to try to resist subscribing, because with three small children, pester power means we'll probably be paying for this for many years to come. The prospect of several weeks (or maybe months) of staying in has swung that decision somewhat.

I hope they'll have decent retention deals this time next year!
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Neil Jones6,173 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
I hope they'll have decent retention deals this time next year!

Do these kind of providers do such deals? In my experience it's 'pay your X.XX a month, or don't'.


Now TV do. Just go to cancel your pass and you'll get offered a deal or two.
Amazon sometimes (rarely), and Netflix, well pigs might fly first.
Sky (as in satellite Sky) practically bend over backwards sometimes to keep you and tend to offer a fortune off and then some more if you stay with them for 18 months.
Disney remain to be seen.
Interceptor821 posts since 20 Oct 2014
https://breakingthenews.net/Article/Orange-CEO-seeks-delay-of-Disney+-France-launch/51604975

Gosh Sad


From that article:
Quote:
Speaking in an interview with daily Le Figaro, the head of the French telecom operator stated that the measure would reduce the strain of the internet networks due to the coronavirus pandemic, stressing that the launch is "a matter of concern." Home internet users "must use WiFi" for the same reason , Richard suggested to Orange's customers.

Why are they so keen on use of Wifi? Or are they saying users should use their fixed home connections rather than cellular 3/4/5G?
Neil Jones6,173 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
https://breakingthenews.net/Article/Orange-CEO-seeks-delay-of-Disney+-France-launch/51604975

Gosh Sad


From that article:
Quote:
Speaking in an interview with daily Le Figaro, the head of the French telecom operator stated that the measure would reduce the strain of the internet networks due to the coronavirus pandemic, stressing that the launch is "a matter of concern." Home internet users "must use WiFi" for the same reason , Richard suggested to Orange's customers.

Why are they so keen on use of Wifi? Or are they saying users should use their fixed home connections rather than cellular 3/4/5G?


Technically it all goes through the same channels anyway. Even mobile internet is just a gateway onto the same networks and connections that your home broadband goes through, the only difference being it's done wirelessly over the mobile phone network.

I presume they mean that home internet will have more bandwidth available as opposed to squirting God only know how much data over the mobile phone network, so the preference is for home wifi. Perhaps they think the launch of the service over mobile data is going to overwhelm the networks?
Joe6,614 posts since 9 Oct 2005
Meridian (South) South Today
[quote:0869800598="Neil Jones" pid="1218674"][quote:0869800598="Joe" pid="1218670"][quote:0869800598="thegeek" pid="1218543"]I hope they'll have decent retention deals this time next year![/quote:0869800598]
Do these kind of providers do such deals? In my experience it's 'pay your X.XX a month, or don't'.[/quote:0869800598]

Now TV do. Just go to cancel your pass and you'll get offered a deal or two.
Amazon sometimes (rarely), and Netflix, well pigs might fly first.
Sky (as in satellite Sky) practically bend over backwards sometimes to keep you and tend to offer a fortune off and then some more if you stay with them for 18 months.
Disney remain to be seen.[/quote:0869800598]
I was specifically referring to these single product streaming subscription services, Netflix, ITV, Hulu et al – and I’d include Disney in that. When the price is so low and they have a single revenue stream, I shouldn’t think they’d be worried about keeping you on at reduced price.
Interceptor821 posts since 20 Oct 2014
https://breakingthenews.net/Article/Orange-CEO-seeks-delay-of-Disney+-France-launch/51604975

Gosh Sad


From that article:
Quote:
Speaking in an interview with daily Le Figaro, the head of the French telecom operator stated that the measure would reduce the strain of the internet networks due to the coronavirus pandemic, stressing that the launch is "a matter of concern." Home internet users "must use WiFi" for the same reason , Richard suggested to Orange's customers.

Why are they so keen on use of Wifi? Or are they saying users should use their fixed home connections rather than cellular 3/4/5G?


Technically it all goes through the same channels anyway. Even mobile internet is just a gateway onto the same networks and connections that your home broadband goes through, the only difference being it's done wirelessly over the mobile phone network.

I presume they mean that home internet will have more bandwidth available as opposed to squirting God only know how much data over the mobile phone network, so the preference is for home wifi. Perhaps they think the launch of the service over mobile data is going to overwhelm the networks?

It's just that it's a clumsy way of asking for use of home connections rather than cellular - it implies that devices connected to the router by wire should not be used - but connecting via a hotspot or MiFi device is fine.