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500 wii points for the internet channel

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by Gr34t3st, Jul 3, 2007.

  1. Gr34t3st

    Gr34t3st WiiChat Member

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    I called Nintendo earlier this week about my Wii that is going in for repair. They asked me if I just wanted a new wii. The support guy I was talking to said that I may have to pay $5 to get the internet channel back. I guess they are charging 500 wii points to get the internet channel in a few weeks. I'm almost positive this is old news but it was new to me.
     
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    Ya, it was only free for the first little while, most of us know that.
     
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    Well that is something new.

    Other downloaded items are free to download and delete whenever you like. Sending the system in for repair includes changing your account to match the new Wii.

    Having the internet channel not included in the migration is pretty bad in my mind.
     
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    Bye little while you mean over half a year.
     
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    Does it really matter exactly how long? Anyway, I don't think the full version has been out over half a year, but I can't say for sure.
     
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    December 22 is when the "beta" was available.
     
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    Isn't it more important that unlike every other download they want to charge you?

    If you ever need a replacement Wii Nintendo will attach your account to that new system and you can redownload all the VC titles as many times as you like.
     
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    Why would you need to reattach the account? Don't you choose to link the account when you setup the wii for the first time?
     
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    No its built in to the Wii and is based off the serial number (or perhaps friend code?). That is why returning the console to the store when its broken is a bad idea.

    It will also be interesting in the future when used Wiis are common. They will come with VC games permanently attached.
     
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    Ya, but that was just the beta. The full version wasn't free for that long.
     
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    Really? Then I have no idea how I got these free games lol. I sold my first wii and let the guy use the account I had on it and then when I bought my new wii I linked the same account and I was able to download certain games for free. Oh well I'm not complaining.
     
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    Really? Exciting news! This could help the scene figure out how to copy VC games between consoles which so far has been impossible. If you are pulling my leg Im going to be mad at you
    I'm going to reformat my Wii tonight.

    Anyone want to help by temporarily trading accounts with me? This could be a great backdoor to get loads of free games....
     
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    There has to be more to it than that. Nintendo isn't that retarded.
     
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    But isnt that what you implied with your last post?
     
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    I wouldnt screw up your wii account trying to get wii VC games lol. Everyones lookin for a new way to cheat the system.
     
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    I don't mind to screw up my account. The VC isn't of much interest to me. I bought one game just for testing.
     
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    There is an option in the wii menus to reset your console if you are selling it, I presume this sets it up with a new unique id and means that VC games would have to be paid for again
     
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    No I implied that is what I assumed is the reason why I was able to. But clearly there is some other crazy reason why if it isn't account related.
     
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    Haha I knew better but when you posted that I got excited. Im a noob ;)
     
  20. JCpackers05

    JCpackers05 NiNtEnDoFrEakJMC

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    not that big of a deal! just go on your computer :lol:
     

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