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    Sky Offer 12 Months FREE UK Unlimited Broadband or Superfast Fibre

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      Sky Offer 12 Months FREE UK Unlimited Broadband or Superfast Fibre

      Sky Offer 12 Months FREE UK Unlimited Broadband or Superfast Fibre - ISPreview UK
      Sky Broadband has today launched a new deal that offers one full year’s worth of free broadband on both their standard unlimited (up to 17Mbps) and 25GB capped Sky Fibre Broadband (up to 38Mbps FTTC) packages, which must be taken with Sky Phone Line Rental at £16.40 per month and there’s more..

      Apparently both of the discounts, which also complement the on-going 6 months half-price offer on standalone Sky Fibre Unlimited (up to 38Mbps) that is currently priced from £10 per month (£20 thereafter), will be available to both new and existing customers.

      On top of that both new and existing Sky TV customers will also be able to benefit from the discounts and in addition they can take Sky Fibre Unlimited for 12 months half-price (£10 per month) instead of the 6 months discount for standalone subscribers.

      Lyssa McGowan, Director of Sky Broadband, said:

      We know there are lots of people who would like to try superfast speeds but are put off by the high prices charged by some providers. With this ground-breaking offer, we’re making Sky Fibre even more accessible. Now superfast broadband is genuinely for everyone.”
      Separately it’s worth noting that the new Sky Fibre (25GB) discount has seen the package drop its previous 18 month contract term in favour of a 12 month one.

      Sky BB Unlimited + Free Weekend Calls

      • Up to 17Mbps download speeds (20Mbps max)
      • Truly unlimited downloads
      • Free Sky Hub Wireless Router – £6.95 delivery charge
      • Free Unlimited access to WiFi Hotspots from The Cloud
      • Sky Shield (Parental Controls and Anti-Malware)
      • £100 M&S e-voucher
      • 12 Month Contract


      PRICE: £0 a month for the first 12 months (£10 thereafter) + line rental

      Sky Fibre + Free Weekend Calls

      • Up to 38Mbps download speeds
      • 25GB usage allowance
      • Free Sky Hub Wireless Router – £6.95 delivery charge
      • Free Unlimited access to WiFi Hotspots from The Cloud
      • Sky Shield (Parental Controls and Anti-Malware)
      • £50 Sky Fibre activation
      • 12 Month Contract


      PRICE: £0 a month for the first 12 months (£10 thereafter) + line rental

      As usual both promotions are available to the majority of the country (i.e. 80% FTTC “fibre” coverage), although some isolated parts of the UK still cannot get either Sky’s unbundled (LLU) network or FTTC.


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      Re: Sky Offer 12 Months FREE UK Unlimited Broadband or Superfast Fibre

      Nice, but that 25gb limit is sort of defeating the object of fibre.
      And it will put you back to £16.40 line rental, when many of us are now only paying £8.20 with the recent deal, so back to square one, along with the £30 activation fee.

      Also in the T&Cs, it states;
      Upfront payment may be required.
      Continuous debit/credit card mandate costs 50ppm.

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      Re: Sky Offer 12 Months FREE UK Unlimited Broadband or Superfast Fibre

      Whilst many people would use up the 25GB in under 5 mins, I think that this offer is directed at those who don't stream video content or download CUTV/OD content on a regular basis.

      A single film would use around 5GB, whilst many episodes are 2GB. This would mean that you'd be unable to download an entire US series as the shortest of them is typically 13 episodes.

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      Re: Sky Offer 12 Months FREE UK Unlimited Broadband or Superfast Fibre

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      Whilst many people would use up the 25GB in under 5 mins, I think that this offer is directed at those who don't stream video content or download CUTV/OD content on a regular basis.

      A single film would use around 5GB, whilst many episodes are 2GB. This would mean that you'd be unable to download an entire US series as the shortest of them is typically 13 episodes.
      I found it very odd that sky chose this 25GB figure when they first launched the product & my opinion hasn't changed since.

      Had it been 40GB or more then surely a huge percentage of 'connect' customers would have immediately migrated to SVBN?

      Sky have obviously arrived at the 25GB figure for a reason.

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      Re: Sky Offer 12 Months FREE UK Unlimited Broadband or Superfast Fibre

      Quote Originally Posted by gymno View Post
      Sky have obviously arrived at the 25GB figure for a reason.
      Yeah, it's the "fishing rod with bait effect".

      You dangle it in front of them and so many people jump at the lovely enticements, only to get hooked.

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      Re: Sky Offer 12 Months FREE UK Unlimited Broadband or Superfast Fibre

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      Yeah, it's the "fishing rod with bait effect".

      You dangle it in front of them and so many people jump at the lovely enticements, only to get hooked.
      Hmm...

      25GB limit, 40/10 speeds with potential 5-15ms ping. £10.
      VS.
      40GB limit, 8/0.5 speeds with probable ping 30ms+. £17.50.

      25GB is stingy.
      I'd much rather they made it obvious & just killed 'connect' once & for all.

     

     

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