Netflix raising rates to $9.99 for long time loyal customers

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  1. pc747

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    If you have been a long time loyal Netflix customer you have been able to keep the $7.99 price plan. But Netflix is sending out emails to customers letting them know they will be raising the plans by $2 a month ($24 per year). Considering the content they have been providing from Daredevil, House of Cards, and more, I think they deserve a raise.


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    Who's going to? It's $2 bucks. Don't drink your crappy starbucks or lay off the cheeseburger at lunch one day.
     
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    To me the service is easily worth $10 a month. I don't even think about it. I pay almost $20 a month for Sirius and that's just audio.

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    $20...ouch. I was able to talk them to $5 a month then decided I need audio everywhere and now pay for Google Play Music.
     
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    Isn't this old news? I've been a longtime Netflix subscriber (joined way back when it was $5.99 a month) and this new pricing went into effect for most folks back in Feb I think it was? I may be off by a couple months with that timeframe.
    But yeah, I agree with Miller....it's well worth the 10 bucks. They have consistently improved their content year after year. Aside from the Olympics the past two weeks, we haven't watched anything on tv since last year...
    We had the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade on in the background as we were preparing Thanksgiving dinner.

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    I pay for just the internet streaming for my phone that's why the plan is so much. Plus I get all channels.

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    I got a lifetime membership years ago to Sirius. Only cost me $10-20 more a month then I was going to pay on my 2-year contract. Haven't paid for it in years.

    I paid extra for a while for streaming to my phone, but quit paying that years ago too, but when my wife got the car with Sirius after I got my truck, I loaded up the app for giggles & it worked.

    I like Google Play better though.

    As for Netflix, I'm not even sure what I'm paying right now, but if it's still $7.99, I don't mind the increase. We get plenty of user out of it.

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    The only reason I have Sirius is for Howard. Been a listener since the mid 90's. But if I can pay 20 a month for him then Netflix is nothing.

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    I know we are off topic and all but for others to know. I just called Sirius as they have been sending me emails to get 5 months for $25. They said they couldn't honor that on just the streaming BUT if I bought a new radio they could. So I paid $39 for a radio with car and home kit, got 5 months service for $25 PLUS get the added radio and streaming with more channels for $1 less a month after the 5 months. Went from $18.71 a month to like $17.40 and added all the NFL, and NASCAR races...

    I am pretty happy. Plus Samsung just shipped my SD card.

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    They're always emailing me that I can get a free radio with car kit or home kit or sometimes both, but the fine print always says "new subscription required" or similar.

    While I wouldn't mind a stand alone device I can take with me & we could use in any vehicle with an aux port (both of our currently have them), I can't bring myself to pay a monthly fee for it again.

    Which is silly compared to Netflix, because Sirius was all I listened to when I drove that car & it's basically all that the wife listens to now & we listen to when we take the car on trips.

    Might be different if I didn't have Google play, but we've got the family plan now, so I'm paying even a bit more for it, but have more users & more versatility.

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    Just got this when I logged in to Netflix on my phone. Didn't even realize until recently that I was still only paying $7.99.

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    I don't mind the price increase either. For the price, I feel there's a ton of value provided.
     
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