Good deal or bad deal is a matter of perception. $300- $1000 is what sky angel charged for life time memberships! If I had been paying $10-$15 a month for sky angel I would have cancelled it years ago. Lack of channels, cancelled channels, sub standard service etc.
People also had the option of buying 10 year subs. It is my understanding that DBS will end before their 10 years are up. Unless sky angel can come up with some very funny math, 10 years is equal to 120 months, no less.
why should a 10 yr not get 10 yrs and a lifetime not = a lifetime anymore? You are quoting a 2002 contract, earlier ones differed. Either way sky angel violated by not launching the satellite. They promised something they couldn't deliver in order to receive funds to keep their business afloat. some would call that dishonest.
A projected loss financially if you assume that a current subscriber is 40 yrs old, will live to 70 and that sky angel maintains the price at $25 might be something like this.....
$300 per year for the rest of the subscribers life must now be budgeted, $9000 if they live 30 years. Now you and I both know that sky angel or any other TV service will raise rates substantially in that time. sky angel has more than doubled just in the past few years once IPTV kicks in!
People prepaid to avoid having to pay out that kind of money. Many will do without tv due to such cost. $399 was/is a LOT of $$$ to some people. $ they may have chosen NOT to give to sky angel if they knew sky angel would not honor the terms THEY set up! Sky angel is not an example of good stewardship or good business management. they couldn't afford to launch the satellite they promised, they bought land that isn't buildable they are now attempting to sell while buy and building on yet more land.
Now they aren't even shipping the IPTV boxes to those who ordered them1 what do those people do in the mean time if they cancelled another service to switch to sky angel? If they paid for high speed they now don't need yet? I honestly can not fathom why anyone would attempt to justify this kind of behavior.
To dump it on people that if they sue sky angel they destroy Christian TV is ridiculous. Sky Angel has already done that. Unfortunately we funded them so they could get to this point.
glorystar is already an option and dish probably isn't far behind, even if it wasn't so be it. sky Angel isn't bringing the gospel to the unsaved by charging $25 a month. Look back at the ORIGINAL mission statements of sky angel. Something along the line of bringing the gospel to rural areas not otherwise served by tv...... IPTV certainly fits that bill , doesn't it? Except they now changed their mission statement (several times in fact). Sky angel will probably drive people right back to secular tv, after all they will already own the dish equipment. Besides high speed or any internet at all is an issue for some Christians.
It has already been pointed out that few get saved by watching sky angel. Sky angel has done more to alienate Christians and has created a feeling of dissent and corruption and suspicion of Christian TV equaled only by the Jim and Tammy.
Don't believe me? Just look at the descension on the forums that sky angel has caused among us Christian viewers! Instead of being one in christ we are divided into several camps. Add in the poor Canadians and you can see just what kind of message sky angel is spreading
I would suggest that people call sky angel and ask for a statement IN WRITING as to the status of DBS and their lifetime subs. To my knowledge none has been issued.
I actually received an email yesterday from someone affiliated with sky angel who told me "not to believe the forums". So which parts shouldn't we believe? so far this and other forums have been more accurante and honest than anything from sky angel! the forums hve been correct on every point so far that I have seen.