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So I got a letter today saying price increased by $2.00 per month

Will this let me get out of my contract? I have not had the time to look into the fine print, but generally speaking, a price increase generally means the subscriber has x amount of days to pull out of their contract?

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Sounds bit dodgy to me.. I have heard anecdotal stories of people using a price rise to get out of their contract, but that was more because the package they were on was being terminated concurrently.

You'd be better off threatening to cancel and accepting a better deal - you'll save *way* more than $2 per month.

Have a read here:

http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-repli...496480&p=19

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Sounds bit dodgy to me.. I have heard anecdotal stories of people using a price rise to get out of their contract, but that was more because the package they were on was being terminated concurrently.

You'd be better off threatening to cancel and accepting a better deal - you'll save *way* more than $2 per month.

Have a read here:

http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-repli...496480&p=19

The problem is that I am under contract, and therefore if I threaten to cancel, I will be up for a cancellation fee. The whirlpool thread is for people out of contract. I want to cancel my contract, as they have breached the contract, and then bargain a way better deal.

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I want to cancel my contract, as they have breached the contract, and then bargain a way better deal.

You have not signed a contract with an agreed monthly cost.

It does not matter what plan you enter the contract on you can always move down to the cheapest package without any penalty.

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You have not signed a contract with an agreed monthly cost.

It does not matter what plan you enter the contract on you can always move down to the cheapest package without any penalty.

Changes to Fees and Charges

You acknowledge that we can change the Subscription Fees,

the FOXTEL iQ Service Fee, the FOXTEL iQ2 Service Fee, the

prices in the Pricing Guide, the prices in the FOXTEL Guide, the

FOXTEL Box Office Charges, On Demand Charges, Main Event

Charges and the General Charges at any time. We can impose

new fees or charges. We will tell you about any changes to

the Subscription Fees, the FOXTEL iQ Service Fee or FOXTEL iQ2

Service Fee prior to the increases taking effect via the FOXTEL

Website and via letter or email or the FOXTEL Magazine. We will

notify you of any changes to or any new fees or charges other

than the Subscription Fees, the FOXTEL iQ Service Fee or FOXTEL

iQ2 Service Fee via the FOXTEL Website or when you contact us

in relation to services associated with the fees or charges.

-24- If we change the Subscription Fees for the Get Started Package,

the FOXTEL iQ Service Fee or FOXTEL iQ2 Service Fee during

the Fixed Term other than to reflect an increase in CPI during

the Fixed Term or impose any new fees or charges that

you must pay in order to continue receiving the Get Started

Package, you can terminate this Agreement. You need to give

us notice within 31 days of us advising you of the change that

you want to terminate. If you do this you will not have to pay

the Early Termination Fee. The rules under the heading When

this Agreement Ends tell you when the termination will take

effect. If you do not notify us within 31 days after we notify

you of a change to the fees and charges we will treat you as

having accepted that change."

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-24- If we change the Subscription Fees for the Get Started Package,

the FOXTEL iQ Service Fee or FOXTEL iQ2 Service Fee during

the Fixed Term other than to reflect an increase in CPI during

the Fixed Term or impose any new fees or charges that

you must pay in order to continue receiving the Get Started

Package, you can terminate this Agreement.

They'd say it's a CPI adjustment.. But at least you have 31 days to try to convince them otherwise I guess. e.g. if there's another price in the last 12 months, you just might have an out.

but YMMV.

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They'd say it's a CPI adjustment.. But at least you have 31 days to try to convince them otherwise I guess. e.g. if there's another price in the last 12 months, you just might have an out.

but YMMV.

Considering they've DROPPED prices for other people, it can't be a CPI adjustment. I'll give it a shot anyway, see how it works out. I don't like contracts, so if this gets me out of one, then i'm happy :)

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If we change the Subscription Fees for the Get Started Package,

the FOXTEL iQ Service Fee or FOXTEL iQ2 Service Fee during

the Fixed Term other than to reflect an increase in CPI during

Well none of those fees have increased in price they have no reason to let you out of a contract

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Well none of those fees have increased in price they have no reason to let you out of a contract

Hmm. Seems to be a valid point.. Good luck OP.. The $2 prob isn't much to be bothered with. But as you said, get out of contract is prob worth it.. :)

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$2 extra each per subscriber...nice tidy monthly increase for them....

But it isn't $2 extra per subscriber, depends on which plan you're on, some have gone down, mine stayed the same.

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But it isn't $2 extra per subscriber, depends on which plan you're on, some have gone down, mine stayed the same.

ok...my bad...

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But it isn't $2 extra per subscriber, depends on which plan you're on, some have gone down, mine stayed the same.

Mine went down $4, can't complain about that, but only score Speed HD as a new channel due to the package I have -_-

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Mine went down $4, can't complain about that, but only score Speed HD as a new channel due to the package I have -_-

Mine stayed the same but I get 4 new HD channels so I'm happy with that. :)

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I got a letter the other day saying mine had dropped $5. Ahh HD Platinum. Also promoted a few new channels.

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