iiNet Offering Three Months Free FetchTV Trial

If you're an iiNet customer (and many Lifehacker readers are), this might be appealing: the ISP is offering a three-month trial of its FetchTV service for existing customers, giving you a chance to sample the service before signing up for the full-scale 24-month deal.

The way the offer works is a little fiddly: you get credited back the monthly cost, and you'll need to make sure you cancel inside the three-month window to avoid being stuck with the full-term deal. You'll also have to pay standard prices for additional services such as pay-per-view movies. Even so, it's a potential way to test out the FetchTV option without being stuck with a 24-month lemon contract if you don't like it.

iiNet [via OzBargain]


    I signed up, thanks for the heads up.

    We signed up last week, got the box on Friday and installed it (using the handy quickstart guide).

    Initial impressions are that it's good, but not awesome.

    The channels available are a decent selection, but there's only one children's channel (Baby TV), aimed at very young kids. Having said that, with the excellent content on ABC2 and ABC3, I'm not sure that it would be worth paying for a kids channel anyway.

    I haven't really monkeyed with the PVR capability; the "killer app" for this box would be the ability to serve media over the network (it's plugged right into the router!)

    Overall, it's ONE THIRD of the price of Foxtel, and for that you get about two thirds of Foxtel's channels and content.

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