Sky and Vodafone
Two companies I once had dealings with and will be more than happy to never deal with again in my entire life.......
Rupert Murdoch’s Sky is looking to become a mobile network in partnership with Vodafone, which would help tout services to the telly company’s five million customers. 200,000 customers were contacted to see if they would like to take part in a “trial”, which seems like at least 100 times as many people as you’d want on a trial …
"Sky = pay to watch 25 mins of adverts per hour.."
Amazing that people pay a sub and then have to sit thru bloody ads. And from my small experience of watching Sky at a friend's place the programmes seemed pretty dire -- but then that may just have been her bad taste.
Some landlords have taken Sky's shilling and let them install dishes and remove terrestrial aerial wiring so that tenants have to pay to watch TV. Luckily, even the oldest Sky box (couple of quid at car boot sale) will work as a Freesat receiver offering most of the same channels as Freeview, plus a few extras.
"200,000 customers were contacted to see if they would like to take part in a “trial”, which seems like at least 100 times as many people as you’d want on a trial and more like a soft launch."
But most people contacted will realise that both companies are absolute pants, and so the number that agree to take part will only be about 1/100 of the number you'd want for a trial.
Its been a fact that Vodafone signal sucks big time. Yet all the big boys latch on to them. CPW ( in all its iterations, TalkTalk, Talkmobile etc), Sky, and others.
Wonder if this has anything to do with the Old boys network and Govt. ministerial nudges.
Its also well known that Vodafone gives second class treatment to MVNO's over their own lot, via speed throttling and contention on top of poor Data signals. (I hear their 2G is ok for voice calls).
Having said that, both these megacorps are greedy bastards and scratching each other's backs.
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