AFL LIVE PASS - WHAT A JOKE!

Discussion in 'Footy Fourth Estate' started by Tigerland, Mar 13, 2015.

Put it out there
  1. Tigerland

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    Just have to vent this....

    Went onto AFL website to get an AFL live pass. They have a free 4 week trial on for the NAB cup at the moment.

    So I go through the steps, email confirmation, all good.

    Then I have to put my credit card details in so that they can charge after the trial period - fine. Key in the numbers on 6 occasions and every time it comes out with a timed out error.

    That is not what I am angry about. What really pissed me off is the 3 people in 3 different countries I spoke to in an attempt to resolve this.

    Firstly I contacted the support that was listed on the AFL confirmation email. That sounded like India and the woman had no idea what I was talking about.

    Step 2 - she transfers me to someone that can help me. This time it's an American, but I suspect it was in Singapore. She also had no idea but was adamant she would transfer me to someone that could help.

    Next thing I get Trent from AFL membership. He's surprised to be receiving my call and says he can't help. He must have been on his way to the pub because he was super keen to try and transfer me to reception even after I told what a joke this was.

    What a shambles that is, I don't think I'll bother with the Live pass - I've heard the reception is often crap anyway.

    Valid rant complete.
     
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  2. LicoriceAllsorts

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    Yes, indeed.
     
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  3. The 747

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    You were in trouble once you "went onto the AFL website....."
     
  4. TheUndertaker

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    Just join getflix or one of those IP address providers and become an 'international' resident looking for a season pass (like NBA pass). The NAB cup is free.
     
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    These shenanigans :eek:
     
  6. Steinfreo

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    Yeah its a joke. No one will ever visit that site now. Massive fail by the AFL/Telstra.
     
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    I had it for about 15 minutes until I tried to get it to stream on my laptop so I can hook it up to the tv, to find out it only streams to tablets and mobiles. I'm not paying $90 a season to watch footy on a 3 inch screen over my wifi, what an absolute joke. Cancelled my trial immediately
     
  8. Kwality

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    Whats the going rate for TV, or do you need to deal with Fox or 7, not Telstra? Good deal if you can get it for $90.
     
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    Your just not using it right
     
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    Run Bluestacks on your laptop, should work. But the resolution is terrible for a wide screen TV
     
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    All their website features look like they're filmed in the channel 31 studio, and their media marketing is horribly uninspired: get voice over to talk about footy, put some highlights behind it
     

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    I used a voucher to get a free season pass, and that worked fine. I don't really have anything to add to the thread, just bragging.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I looked into it and as far as I could work out it's just not available directly to the tv at all

    I thought about something similar but ended up just going foxtel play through my ps4 (can't install foxtel in my building) and split the cost with my housemate, $25 a month each with no lock in contract and you get the epl, cricket world cup and the rugby too. Plus you don't have to go through the hassle of bringing the laptop out and hooking it up to the tv when you want to turn the footy on
     
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    Yeah, it's been confirmed with Telstra that it can't be streamed through your TV. It's deliberate, they said something about TV rights as the reason.
     
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    Obviously. Foxtel needs some reason to sign people up. Otherwise they wouldn't be paying 1 billion (together with 7) for the rights.

    It's just a matter of time before it becomes more economically viable for the AFL to sell direct stream to customers.
     
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    I just tried this and I got the game streamed but incredibly sped up with the commentators sounding very funny.
     
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    Am I the only one who has the screen mirroring feature on my phone?
     
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    Got a $4 micro/HDMI cable for my samsung phone off Ebay... Worked great.
     
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    International version is top notch; interface is a bit weird but apart from that i've never had a problem with quality or reliability (although i havn't done an entire season yet).
     
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    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/MHL-Micr...tDomain_15&hash=item1c4eaa85bb#ht_1826wt_1363

    $11, goes straight to your TV without an issue. Used mine all last season without an issue. You're welcome.
     
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    There are multiple ways of streaming it to your tv with an added one off purchase.
     
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    No your not, I mirror it from my iphone to my apple TV, works great and for $90 for the year it is brilliant
     
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    Welcome to dealing with Telstra!
     
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