Airtel Digital TV DTH MYTH/FRAUD offers

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In my email I wrote them - "Do not ever activate any package on my account" :D

I doubt they have DND thing. Do other DTH providers do that?
 

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Someone from their sales department called me. (without me contacting them for any offers EVER in last 2 years or so)

He tells me that they will give me Hitz movie pack for 9 months for FREE and after 9 months they will charge 2Rs per day.

So I said - "ok if there is no charge for 9 months then activate it"

So far so good.

Suddenly after 4-5 hours I got SMS that 299Rs has been deducted!

There we go - I recharged with 500Rs again few days back and my balance was again high.

And today marketing girl called and DIRECTLY said:

"Sir aapke account main Airtel ke taraf see iMusic service activate kar rahi hu. Aapko jaankari ke liye call kiya ja raha hain"

Translation:
"Sir airtel is activating iMusic service on your account. This call is for your information".

She DID NOT EVEN MENTION that it is charged.

I was like - "What? Is it free or charged".

So she tries to answer smartly:

"Sir 1 saal ke liye FREE hain. Abhi aapke account main se ek baar SIRF 249Rs deduct honge"

Translation:
"Sir its FREE for 1 year. Only ONE TIME 249Rs will be deducted from your account"


What a WORD PLAY!! CHEATERS / FRAUDSTERS.

I said loudly - "DO NOT ACTIVATE ANYTHING - I DO NOT WANT ANY SUCH THING"


I just hope (and pray) that she does GO AHEAD and deduct money.
 

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Well when I had bought Airtel. Tata Sky was on MPEG2 and Airtel was MPEG4.

Airtel was new and had good offer plus they had moved to brand new satellite SES7 (I think)

I think only Airtel had recording feature and their dish was large too, compared to Tatasky dish which was small.

Tatasky used single cable - Airtel used two cables.

So that time I thought Airtel was technically superior.

But as you can see from my first post in this thread. They turned out to be cheaters.

I am still continuing because its not that bad quality wise. And they always gave me refund after my e-mail.

PS: However I WOULD NOT recommend it to new subscribers.
 

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I got similar call from Airtel CC lady about iMusic service. I heard all details patiently for couple of minutes.
Then I simply said I am not interested. But girl started insisting - Why sir, everybody listens to music and maybe somebody from your family may want this service. I again said do you understand meaning of "not interested" ( I admit that I was rude in my voice). Then that lady also said that if not interested then I should have said initially, and she hang up.
I complained on Twiitter about it with the number from which I got call. But they kept replying me asking my mobile number and good time to talk with me. I just replied that I don't want any calls as my number is DND.
 


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So noticed another plan from airtel with a "fine print" (plans may be old but I noticed today)

Its called "My Plan" (yes now my plan is in DTH too - but as always its not my plan - actually its their plan)

airtel Digital TV Monthly Packages | DTH Packs & Prices in Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai

So in this there are 2 plans

My Plan 99 - cost 99Rs and offers 117 channels
But it also says that I have to buy 2 addon packs too (yes compulsory)

Minimum for add on is 36 Rs so for 2 addons 72Rs more.

So this plan is actually THEIR PLAN 171Rs!! (mimimum payment)

My Plan 199 - cost 199Rs and offers 134 channels

This plan is straight forward and does not have above condition of 2 add-on packs.

But both above plans has additional fine print!

*There are complimentary channel in this pack given on promotional basis. Bharti Telemedia LTD. (Airtel Digital TV) has the right to remove the channels out of the pack without any notice/ refund. To know the list of complimentary channels click here

I checked the PDF file and it has almost 80-85 channels

So they can switch off those 80-85 channels anytime they want and continue to charge me 171 or 199Rs!!