Friday, 20 May 2011
INTERNET AND TV PACKAGES:THE MEGA GUIDE
Good day bitches,
Now that I got your attention we are going to talk about Tv and Internet in the stupidly expensive Cyprus.
As an avid football fan I want to be able to watch every game. I mean I want my Premier League, Spanish La Liga, Serie A, the odd Greek Super League game and the colorful South American games.
What about the Cypriot "derbys"? They are a joke but we grew up supporting the local teams so what the heck. So get me the Cypriot channels as well...
You all know how much a TV Package subscription costs. A LOT. Cyprus? Ridiculous.
Just a quick check for Cyprus. I included links to their websites to see for yourselves. Some of them have step by step wizards to customize your package.
TV PACKAGE PRICES
€59.00 a month for the full package.
56.50+1.50 (equipment fee)=€58 for the full package. (you save 1 euro!!!!)
In collaboration with LTV again... It's €69.90 a month including the 2mbps internet connection.
You can also see their new prices here
In collaboration with Nova this time... It's €82.17 a month including a 2mbs internet connection
There is always the easy solution of card sharing. But there is a catch.
You must first have an internet connection in able to do that. So you have to research and find the cheapest internet subscription possible and when added up to the card sharing connection fee you get good value for your money.
INTERNET CONNECTION PRICES
Cablenet: €23.90 for 1mbps. Source
Primetel: Internet+Telephony (4mbps) €39.90. Source. I called them to ask for an exclusively internet package but there isn't one.
Cytanet: This is a creation of the geniuses at Cyta. The total price is calculated by the Land line rent fee + DSL Access fee + Netrunner fee= 16.02+6,90+8,60= €31,52 for a 512kbps connection. Source1 . Source 2.
MTN (ex OTENET Cyprus): I also had to call them. 4mbps is €33.00. 8mbps is €45.00
If you just want to watch your football and surf the net casually and most importantly save yourself some money pick the cheapest internet subscription and get someone to install a Satelite Box for you along with a card sharing option.
Card sharing providers are of course illegal but easy to find by asking around.
Prices vary but it is usually in the range of 15-20 euros a month which is still a lot for a dodgy signal that often freezes plus it depends on the stability of your internet connection.
There is the option of setting up your own Box by getting keys from the internet which is a lot cheaper and I am exploring this prospect as we speak. I'll let you know if it works.