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    Has anyone got out of the 40 setup fee?

    This is a discussion on Has anyone got out of the 40 setup fee? within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Just gonna join and was wondering if people have got out of paying the 20/40 setup fee?...

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      Has anyone got out of the 40 setup fee?

      Just gonna join and was wondering if people have got out of paying the 20/40 setup fee?


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      Re: Has anyone got out of the 40 setup fee?

      Hi don't think you can, as sky took my 40 (bt line not ull )before I was even connected to they service.

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      Re: Has anyone got out of the 40 setup fee?

      Sky get charged by BT for doing the work, hence why Sky charge.




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      Re: Has anyone got out of the 40 setup fee?

      40 was the first thing they took

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      Re: Has anyone got out of the 40 setup fee?

      If you sign up for Max, the fee is waived.

      I am not too sure what goes on in the exchange, but if you move with a MAC, your line is already enabled and you have probably already paid for it, so what are Sky paying for? There seems to be no difference between getting a completely new enablement(?) and migrating with a MAC, surely there should be?
      Not that I am complaining, the service is so cheap, the payment is recouped in a month or so.

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      Re: Has anyone got out of the 40 setup fee?

      On Connect, the technology is known as ADSLMAX, BT charge ISP's roughly 40.00, they also charge the ISP if you cancel your broadband. IE you are moving house and not taking your broadband with you. (although I think this has now been dropped)

      BT also charge for doing the work to convert from ADSL to LLU, however I think that Sky absorb this cost.

      I really think Sky are being totally upfront with their connection charges.

      Here is a break down of what BT charge ISP's

      thinkbroadband :: BT Wholesale confirms May price changes

      Most ISP's will give you free connection if you agree to stay for 12 months, however most ISP's do not have the same price structure as Sky, so Sky charge you for it (as there is less income for them to recoup)

      A good example of this is Plusnet

      PlusNet | Home & Business Broadband Internet Access & Phone Services UK

      So you can get:

      1) One-off activation cost 40.00

      2) Free Setup - No activation cost 0
      Get activation free if you stay with us for 12 months (read Terms and Conditions)

      3) I already have broadband 0
      Move to PlusNet for free if you stay with us for 12 months (read Terms and Conditions)

      This is pretty well documented that you have to pay the 47 for activation if you leave within 12 months.


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      Re: Has anyone got out of the 40 setup fee?

      Quote Originally Posted by newskyBOd View Post
      40 was the first thing they took
      i should explain i did sign for connect at first

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      Re: Has anyone got out of the 40 setup fee?

      I quite agree, when I signed up with Plusnet some years ago, it cost me a first payment of 58 for connection, 80 for the router and 22.99 for the first month. All that was for a 512Kb connection.

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      Re: Has anyone got out of the 40 setup fee?

      Sky will take the 40 fee when you are signing up to their Broadband service if you are going on the Connect package. The fee for the other packages various depending on the one you are signing up for.

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      Re: Has anyone got out of the 40 setup fee?

      I'm gonna sign up for Max when their computers are back on (down most of the day in every dept)

     

     
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