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I'm not impressed with this latest change. I was getting Eir Sports & BT for free with my Eir broadband. To make things even better, I was on a €35 12 month introductory offer. Now my Eir broadband is due to go up to €76 and I'll have to pay for BT separately. :shock:

Looking into this further I see if I move by broadband to another provider then I'll still have to pay two subs to have the BT & Eir packs added to my Sky.

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Virgin Sports and Eir Sports will now be available on each other's platforms. At no extra cost to existing Virgin Media customers. Good news for a change. As a VM customer that's the RWC, 6N & Pro14 covered. Just need to go to the pub for the away "I can't believe it's not the Heineken Cup" matches.
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https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/soccer ... 3?mode=amp

Might ditch my sky box and go virgin. I have them for bb and phone anyway

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John23 wrote:Virgin Sports and Eir Sports will now be available on each other's platforms. At no extra cost to existing Virgin Media customers. Good news for a change. As a VM customer that's the RWC, 6N & Pro14 covered. Just need to go to the pub for the away "I can't believe it's not the Heineken Cup" matches.
Excellent news.
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One absolutely humongous pain in the ass is that because, technically, its a new subscription, you can't watch any BT Sport recordings you have stored on your Sky Box
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Any other UK dwellers have their Premier Sports account cancelled/not renewed?
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jimbobjoe wrote:Any other UK dwellers have their Premier Sports account cancelled/not renewed?
Not as far as I know. They processed an annual renewal for me but I havent checked whether I have access yet.
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domhnallj wrote:
jimbobjoe wrote:Any other UK dwellers have their Premier Sports account cancelled/not renewed?
Not as far as I know. They processed an annual renewal for me but I havent checked whether I have access yet.
It's a weird one - I don't recall cancelling and have no record of it. Doesn't look like I've been billed in a couple of months too.
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Just checked and I have access to premier sports. They didn’t invoice me, I just saw the charge for £100 against my account earlier this month.
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Weird one although I was paying monthly so they could have a different policy to annual payments. Missing the first few Leinster games anyway so I'll wait til November and maybe the price will go down.
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With the HC on the horizon, I need to get BT Sport without losing Eir Sport. I dont need Sky Sports. Is the best the vodafone TV & broadband package @ €65 pm plus an extra €35 for BT & Premier Sport? €100 pm is a bit of a jump a I am currently on about €60 or €70 pm with EIR which last year included BT.

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Vodafone is not a bad shout. 40 bucks a month is steep though if all you want is 6 to 9 Leinster games a year in the champs cup. Don't forget the pro14 is geoblocked on premier sports for at least 2 seasons.

I don't know what their tele product is like either. It seems that nothing can touch sky though.

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johng wrote:Vodafone is not a bad shout. 40 bucks a month is steep though if all you want is 6 to 9 Leinster games a year in the champs cup. Don't forget the pro14 is geoblocked on premier sports for at least 2 seasons.

I don't know what their tele product is like either. It seems that nothing can touch sky though.
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El Diablo wrote:
johng wrote:Vodafone is not a bad shout. 40 bucks a month is steep though if all you want is 6 to 9 Leinster games a year in the champs cup. Don't forget the pro14 is geoblocked on premier sports for at least 2 seasons.

I don't know what their tele product is like either. It seems that nothing can touch sky though.
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El Diablo wrote:
johng wrote:Vodafone is not a bad shout. 40 bucks a month is steep though if all you want is 6 to 9 Leinster games a year in the champs cup. Don't forget the pro14 is geoblocked on premier sports for at least 2 seasons.

I don't know what their tele product is like either. It seems that nothing can touch sky though.
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Blocking access to something based on your geographic location.
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It means pro 14 is only available on eir in the rep of Ireland for the next 2 seasons

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I finally got round to switching from Eir to Vodafone to get H Cup rugby back. The Vodafone TV package includes Eir Sports 1 and Premier Sports apparently so I will get all the Pro 14 between these 2. I hope I wont regret it. Hopefully their broadband and back up service etc. is ok. Any good/bad experiences of Vodafone TV & broadband?

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El Diablo wrote:I finally got round to switching from Eir to Vodafone to get H Cup rugby back. The Vodafone TV package includes Eir Sports 1 and Premier Sports apparently so I will get all the Pro 14 between these 2. I hope I wont regret it. Hopefully their broadband and back up service etc. is ok. Any good/bad experiences of Vodafone TV & broadband?
Maybe I'm missing something but how will that switch to Vodafone get you HEC Rugby coverage?
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cormac wrote:
El Diablo wrote:I finally got round to switching from Eir to Vodafone to get H Cup rugby back. The Vodafone TV package includes Eir Sports 1 and Premier Sports apparently so I will get all the Pro 14 between these 2. I hope I wont regret it. Hopefully their broadband and back up service etc. is ok. Any good/bad experiences of Vodafone TV & broadband?
Maybe I'm missing something but how will that switch to Vodafone get you HEC Rugby coverage?
They also have BT Sport as an add on.
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You will get pro14 on Eir but not on Premier.

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