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    • Former MSE Helen
    • By Former MSE Helen 18th Mar 15, 8:06 AM
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    MSE News: EE reveals online streaming offer to replace 'Orange Wednesdays'
    • #1
    • 18th Mar 15, 8:06 AM
    MSE News: EE reveals online streaming offer to replace 'Orange Wednesdays' 18th Mar 15 at 8:06 AM
    EE customers will be able to stream £1 blockbusters every week in a deal that replaces 'Orange Wednesdays'...

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    EE reveals online streaming offer to replace 'Orange Wednesdays'




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    • Pincher
    • By Pincher 18th Mar 15, 9:20 AM
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    • 18th Mar 15, 9:20 AM
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    • 18th Mar 15, 9:20 AM
    Looking forward to it.


    Just got the EE TV Box.


    Interesting, no Netflix App, but Wuaki is prominent on the first page, where the BBC iPlayer is. Some sort of tie-in deal?


    The EE TV Box comes with three coupons that look like old style cinema tickets, for Wuaki. Two £5 coupons for Rental, and one £15 for Purchase. You have to register, but don't have to subscribe. They want you to register a credit card, but it's not necessary. I can use the coupons without registering a credit card.


    For the £1 movie, I suppose I will have to register a credit card.




    I couldn't use the 2 for 1 Orange Wednesdays, but was using 1/3 off Super Tuesdays for new movies, so about £5 a movie. £1 for recent movies is just insane.


    I don't have fibre, just ADSL2+, at 11Mbps, and HD streaming over Wi-Fi is rock solid.


    This £1 deal is going to kill the cinemas.
  • Radionotme
    • #3
    • 18th Mar 15, 11:51 AM
    What about the costs of the text?
    • #3
    • 18th Mar 15, 11:51 AM
    The promotion labels this as a £1 film, but forgets the cost of the text, which at 35p, is an additional 35% to the headline cost.

    Not a bad deal, but I don't see it being nearly as popular as Orange Wednesdays were.
    • gjchester
    • By gjchester 18th Mar 15, 12:16 PM
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    • 18th Mar 15, 12:16 PM
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    • 18th Mar 15, 12:16 PM
    This £1 deal is going to kill the cinemas.
    Originally posted by Pincher
    Meh, Won't be "new" releases, the article references Hunger games 3 part 1, that was out October or November last year, and you need the EE broadband service to get it.

    Cinemas still the place to see new films, but its already pretty expensive for a family to go, so I doubt it makes any big shakes. Anyone who goes often will probably have a Cineworld type monthly pass..

    Will be interesting to see how this pans out once BT really start integrating EE, either the EE-TV or the BT Vision service will go integrating as they will no doubt get them into one service to cut costs.
    • Pincher
    • By Pincher 18th Mar 15, 12:32 PM
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    • 18th Mar 15, 12:32 PM
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    • 18th Mar 15, 12:32 PM
    Will be interesting to see how this pans out once BT really start integrating EE, either the EE-TV or the BT Vision service will go integrating as they will no doubt get them into one service to cut costs.
    Originally posted by gjchester


    Actually, I have BT Infinity at 37Mbps, but the EE TV Box refuses to connect to it, citing it needs the EE router to connect to EE services.


    The BT HomeHub obviously creates a separate network access facility for FON connections, so total strangers can use your BT broadband connection.


    Too many proprietary features. I don't think they will bother.
  • talk2frank
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    • 18th Mar 15, 2:30 PM
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    • 18th Mar 15, 2:30 PM
    Honestly, this is not a deal of any kind. EE (and soon BT, I imagine BT had some hand in EE winding down the generous 'Organge Wednesdays' in it's negotiations) have disguised this cost cutting exercise as a benefit for customers all while cunningly forcing people into using more of their services. The films on streaming services are not new releases and are often not even the best films. If you add up hte cost of taking up EEs services and charges they are winning all the way with this one. It's sad that EE are removing the staple Wednesday cinema night (which I can assure you is not in decline, it's busier then ever) while in the long run the film makers will lose revenue and later down the line film quality will be affected. Roll on your cheap £1 films no one watches. Not a good deal at all. I hope the next offer they release is a good one. I have moved away from EE as I mainly wanted the Wedneday offer. With Three now.
    • Kite2010
    • By Kite2010 18th Mar 15, 4:21 PM
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    • 18th Mar 15, 4:21 PM
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    • 18th Mar 15, 4:21 PM
    So is it going to be any film for £1.30 or pick from a limited range which changes on a weekly basis of which mostly will be oldie movies (i.e. more than 5 years old)?
    • robbies_gal
    • By robbies_gal 18th Mar 15, 10:28 PM
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    • 18th Mar 15, 10:28 PM
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    • 18th Mar 15, 10:28 PM
    doesnt sound good if u can inly do it through ee broadband and its all older films
    What goes around-comes around
    • Pincher
    • By Pincher 19th Mar 15, 3:33 AM
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    • 19th Mar 15, 3:33 AM
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    • 19th Mar 15, 3:33 AM
    doesnt sound good if u can inly do it through ee broadband and its all older films
    Originally posted by robbies_gal

    Wuaki Apps are on smart TVs, and you can use a browser to login to Wuaki and watch.


    There is probably a code you have to type in, like the Orange Wednesday set up. I don't have a EE mobile, so presumably I will get an e-mail every week, with a code. A perfect excuse for them to send junk mail, once a week. Oh well.
    • Gadgetmaster
    • By Gadgetmaster 19th Mar 15, 9:16 AM
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    Useless offer for the deaf community
    My wife (who is profoundly deaf) and I regularly used the old 241 offer to view films with subtitles at the cinema. this stemming service doesn't offer subtitled goods, so that's 1 in 7 people with a hearing impairment that EE have now discriminated against with this new offer. I'm far from happy!
    • robbies_gal
    • By robbies_gal 19th Mar 15, 9:13 PM
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    Wuaki Apps are on smart TVs, and you can use a browser to login to Wuaki and watch.


    There is probably a code you have to type in, like the Orange Wednesday set up. I don't have a EE mobile, so presumably I will get an e-mail every week, with a code. A perfect excuse for them to send junk mail, once a week. Oh well.
    Originally posted by Pincher
    thanks for the tip-will have to wait and see what sort of films they get
    What goes around-comes around
  • im-lost
    My wife (who is profoundly deaf) and I regularly used the old 241 offer to view films with subtitles at the cinema. this stemming service doesn't offer subtitled goods, so that's 1 in 7 people with a hearing impairment that EE have now discriminated against with this new offer. I'm far from happy!
    Originally posted by Gadgetmaster
    you cant be serious.
    • Pincher
    • By Pincher 31st Mar 15, 10:14 AM
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    Where are the £1 movies?


    I don't have a EE mobile, but I do have the EETV with broadband and phone line.


    No mention on the EE web site.


    There is a 50% off deal on Wuaki, but I was waiting for the £1 deal.
  • cklass
    Where are the £1 movies?

    I don't have a EE mobile, but I do have the EETV with broadband and phone line.

    No mention on the EE web site.

    There is a 50% off deal on Wuaki, but I was waiting for the £1 deal.
    Originally posted by Pincher
    The EE website does have instructions:

    http://ee.co.uk/help/add-ons-benefits-and-plans/entertainment-add-ons/film-add-ons-and-benefits/ee-film-club
    • Pincher
    • By Pincher 1st Apr 15, 12:42 AM
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    Thanks.


    When I searched for "£1 movies", I got this:


    http://film.ee.co.uk/filmstore


    Which says:


    "The EE Film Store has now closed for rentals and you can no longer rent films from the EE Film Store."
    • Pincher
    • By Pincher 1st Apr 15, 12:59 AM
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    If you’re an Android Tablet customer:
    • text film to 141 from your SMS Management Centre on your device (text costs 35p)
    If you’re a broadband customer:
    • text JOIN and your EE landline number to 88141 to register
    • after you receive a confirmation message on your mobile, text film to 88141 for your code (text costs 35p)






    Still waiting for the free Android Tablet, so not yet.


    Texted JOIN 0208******* to 88141, and got


    "Sorry, we can't recognise your landline number. ... Or call us on 0844 8738586"


    I just knew it couldn't be that easy.
    So near, and yet so far.

    • Pincher
    • By Pincher 1st Apr 15, 2:48 PM
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    So, called 0844 8738586, and got the general greeting "Welcome to the EETV and broadband" and the usual options. 0844 is not cheap, so I hanged up and called on 0800 079 8586 instead.


    Got through to somebody who obviously has never heard of Film Club, and he was going to report my case so that "some other department will deal with it". I insisted that he transfer me to Retentions, which actually happened within five rings.


    Spoke to a girl, who obviously also never heard of Film Club, but does know that Orange Wednesday has ended. She spoke to a supervisor, and came back with things to try. Just to humour her, I sent more texts to 88141.


    1. JOIN must be all in capitals, which I did before, but just to make her happy, did it again.


    2. There must be a space between JOIN and the number. Same as what I did before.


    3. Try 0208 nnnnnnn, instead of 0208nnnnnnn .


    Finally, she gives up, and says she will manually register my mobile number on the Film Club system, which will be active in "a few working days". By that, I assume she means she filled out a form, and someone else will actually do it. Millions of people must register automatically, it's not possible for every case to need manual intervention.


    What we have to go through for £1 movies.


    I wish I recorded the whole EE process. From December 2014 to now, there must be enough material for a Michael Moore movie.
    • robot1000
    • By robot1000 3rd Apr 15, 1:59 PM
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    Thanks.


    When I searched for "£1 movies", I got this:


    http://film.ee.co.uk/filmstore


    Which says:


    "The EE Film Store has now closed for rentals and you can no longer rent films from the EE Film Store."
    Originally posted by Pincher
    Try this:

    https://uk.wuaki.tv/lists/ee-film-club/movies
    • Pincher
    • By Pincher 3rd Apr 15, 3:07 PM
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    Alas, not yet.


    I need a voucher code to get a £1 movie.


    To get a voucher code, I need a registered phone recognised by the Film Club computer.


    As you see from posts #16 and #17, the Film Club computer refuses to register me.


    Awaiting manual registration through EE customer service.
    My request could be on a dead end queue, but if I call up again today, they are just going to tell me to wait a few days.

    Still waiting for the free Tablet, otherwise I could try registering using the Tablet.
    • thedr
    • By thedr 7th Apr 15, 10:15 AM
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    A pathetic substitute for Orange Wednesdays.


    Pippa Dunn, chief marketing officer at EE, says: "blah blah More people than ever before are downloading blah blah"


    Orange Wednesdays were fantastically popular where I live. Long queues at the cinema, a lot of people in Pizza Express who were heading off to the cinema afterwards.


    No, this is a cost-cutting exercise. Pippa Dunn should be ashamed to be talking about the rise in downloads. People still prefer the cinema experience; it gets you out of the home and means you can socialise before and after.
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