Monday, August 15, 2011

ASTRO, You Are Getting Too Expensive!

Today looks like a moody cloudy Monday here in IPOH.. seriously one...it looks like going to rain anytime now too... the sky knows my mood today, I guess..

What darkens my mood today is partly because of the ASTRO increased rates again... Not because of Lee Chong Wei's defeat that left me in a foul mood but their ever increase of rates again and again is shoving me to consider canceling my subscription once and for all...

For a mini channel and sports, I have to pay RM79 monthly! Ridiculous....

I am not spending much of my time watching Astro anyway.... only when badminton tournament arises... other than that, I am facing this "idiot" box instead... foul mood...

Astro, you are getting it from me today! *move aside*

38 comments:

  1. I'm paying RM120 plus...and I do not even watch! Tsk! Tsk! Missus wants all the Chinese channels and she watches all day, all night. :-(

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  2. I dumb astro long time ago already. They are getting ridiculous! I Rather buy pirated dvd or go my mum's house watch the satellite one.

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  3. I dun hv astro... mahal la... plus, no use gets astro... TV I dun turn on. LOL... once awhile oni turn on for anak's benefit... tht one oso almost 1 mth once. >.<

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  4. oo this is the exact package i got for my parents in penang. The discovery channel package + sports .. used to be only Rm55 if im not mistaken. Now so expensive already. Sigh

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  5. kathy: cut off then they know! :p


    stp: i think now more than 120rm already if u take the whole package.. but at least your wife is watching.. me never watch except badminton once awhile..


    venie: and can download from internet too! hehehee...


    cleff: wah..u so good one! can live without tv but not pc, right? hehe..


    isaac: yeah lo..same.. last time started with 55.. now 80rm.. chee sin.. same channels!

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  6. thought that their price just increase few months back?

    I think we are the only house without an Astro, hehe...

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  7. Hahahahahah... so pandai! I memang can live without tv. My record is 6mth no tv. LOL... but PC? Cannot live la... I will die if no PC! LOL!

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  8. chinnee: soon, i be joining u..


    cleff: yeah yeah.. hahaa.. how do i live without you..by le ann rhimes

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  9. Many unsubscribed after some time because of the rising cost. You can try those 'illegal' ones which require no endless monthly payments. Just pay for the installation and gadget, everything else will be entirely free.

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  10. Agree! I am taking their cheapest package now. I wished they will close shop so that I have to watch TV 2 & 3 again.

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  11. cut off la. sign up unifi punya hypptv. hehehehe sis signed up for taiwanese channel, and we get free news channel as well. not bloomsberg tho. but there's also free drama chanel, i think it's universal tv. otherwise tv1,2,3,7,8,9 all very clear too...

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  12. pam: got such thing ah.. never heard of it.. :)


    twilight: i thought it will get cheaper ...


    medie: yeah, have to cut.. 80rm just to see badminton is too high..

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  13. i thought they have alreday increased few mnths back..you mean another round??

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  14. more demand, higher price :/

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  15. No competition, that's the problem. UNIFI is too slow covering the whole of Malaysia.

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  16. I also don't watch TV at home, kids watching dvd saje so I cut my Astro long time ago. Hehehe.

    Hey u can still get to watch the live badminton games from restaurants. I think the money u pay for food and drink still cheaper than paying the monthly bil if u said u don't watch the TV at other time. :)

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  17. agree with you! ASTRO is quite expensive... i wonder, they should reduce the price cause more people use on it... possible not any competition around...

    like maxis, digi, celcom.... the price getting lower n lower....

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  18. My side diff story, our package was more than RM150. They offer us with a fix price with RM155 plus free Hua Hee Tai channel...suits my mom and my MIL. They also change to the new HD decoder as well.

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  19. lena: i checked my bill yesterday after a few months lapse..


    ken: higher price more channels?


    mcarpu: i didnt know much about unifli as yet..


    cheeyee: i can always watch it at my friend's house next time.. only have to drive out.. :(


    voon: i guess there is no competition as now.. so many are depending on astro..

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  20. wow to you Angelin!! RM150? gosh.. but if the shows are being watched almost the whole day, then worth la.. hahahaa..

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  21. I will soon say bye bye to Astro, when my condo atenna problem is solved,hahhaha, so next time got badminton, must go kopitiam and watch already lol

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  22. I only got the very basic channels in Astro. I have unsubscribed most of the channels already, but its price has increased way too fast.

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  23. I only got the very basic channels in Astro. I have unsubscribed most of the channels already, but its price has increased way too fast.

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  24. eugene: i have to seek my friends' astro too..

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  25. 8TV, TV3 oso i have no time to watch. My tv at home collects dust and is only operational at nights when William is home. So no Astro for me.. internet MUST have! :P

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  26. sheohyan: now waiting for time to go cut cut.. see when im free to go..


    merryn: oh..Internet connection, expensive also must subscribe!! hahaa..

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  27. unifi is not so nice though... still quite in a bad condition.. not worth it yet. astro is getting costly it is true... but maybe because they got no competition around. unifi need to buck up else no point lor =3

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  28. hi reana! wow astro has hiked its prices, and for only dual channels!
    well if its mainly badminton your after, im sure normal tv shows it right? but i think your kids probably will not appreciate if u get rid of astro lol :P

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  30. Should just stick with unifi. they have sports channel too... if they dont provide... with the speed of unifi you can also watch sports via online stream ^^

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  31. adam: TV wont show unless big championship tournaments.. too addicted to badminton, that is my weakness...


    vicky: sure i will go...


    daniel: let me find out more first. unifli..

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  32. I wanted to cancel mine since last month but was told I signed up a 2 years contract and need to pay RM500 cancellation fees. I did not knew about this contract things because everything done by agent. Sigh! I more year to wait.

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  33. ASTRO is the monopoly player, that is why they have the every-year-increase-price policy, and yet we all are paying without any other choice..

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  34. mnhl: got this clause ah? mine is more than 5 years.. i think no need gua... let me ask..


    sk: only license approved in Malaysia? :)

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  35. Astro can afford to say this coz they are the taikor " You've got two choices ~ take it or leave it". No Astro seldom watch TV too.

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  36. Astro has not earned a single cent from me yet. Hehe.

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  37. MG, you wont regret it.. hehe..

    bananaz: yes, taikoh of channels..

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