Anyone heard or know more about this company? Apparently they provide and install small satellite dishes and then charge around 800 RD monthly for 2 TV connections. They are supposed to get 200 channels and are not overly effected by cloudy weather. I am told htey will be installing in Puerto Plata but I can't find any other info. Thanks everyone.
I saw one in action in santiago. My neighbor has this system installed. Its supposed to be digital TV (not HDTV) and the picture should be as good as directV. In reality the picture quality is a tiny bit better than the regular cable. A total disappointment.
Thanks AZB, any chance you can get me some contact info fromyour neighbour?
Here in Puerto Plata they are converting our cable to the new system with the "box". THey have shut off 2 neighbourhoods from the old system but have no "boxes" available. We have been waiting 4 months and I am about fed up! Anything would be better then what we are dealing with here.
I will call my friend to get the numbers for you. He only speaks spanish. he is out of town for the long weekend.
Here is SKY customer service number: 809-372-3111 in Santo Domingo 809-200-3111 from else where in the country.
Originally Posted by planner
If you want an idea of what is available have a look at the company providing the service at BIENVENIDOS A SKY - El mejor sistema de televisión por suscripción vía satélite líder en México . They are currently offering a few different packages and the cheapest is ~$970 (inc taxes) for ~180 channels on one TV and installation is free. The system includes a 90cm dish (slightly under 1 meter), one IRD and a SKY access card. They also include one free month of their universal package in this promotion.
Thanks AZB - and thanks Notlurking. THis is exactly what I need! I am buying some beer next time I see you.....
Planner, one more thing, here is SKY's channel lineup. (all channels may not be offered in DR)
note: channels labled 'SKY Premiere' are PPV (pay per view)
Sky México on Intelsat 9 at 58.0°W - LyngSat
I contacted Sky Domincana and spoke with a customer service rep. First let me tell you that I spoke with an incredibly helpful representative and they have made a point of having staff who speak excellent English! Codetel / Claro should take notice!!!
Here is what I got when I contacted the company:
FUN - Base Plan 900RD per month, 1 TV hookup
1,278RD per month, 2 TV hookups
Movie - 2nd Tier 1,219 RD per month, 1 TV hookup
1,588 RD per month, 2 TV hookup
HBO MAX - 3rd tier 1,369 RD per month, 1 TV hookup
1,738 RD per month, 2 TV hookup
Universal - 4th Tier 1,689 RD per month, 1 TV hookup
2,058 RD per month, 2 TV hookup
There are 33 Pay PEr View channels included in all levels, 99RD charged and allows you 24 hours of viewing.
Installation is free for first TV and 495RD for second TV.
Apparently all channels are available in English or you can change the language to Spanish and you can add subtitles to either.
They will have a team in place in the next week or two in Puerto Plata to receive sign ups!
As for me - I am registered! I am damn tired of waiting for our cable company to get their act together!
"Installation is free" meaning the value of the equipment/dish they install is covered within the monthly fees? Or is the customer responsible for getting his own generic dish?
Installation - no fee at all for first TV, minimal for second. The equip etc is all included in the monthly rental fee. The dish is 90 CM and they say can be installed almost anywhere.