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    This is a discussion on sky making you take - within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; so whats the reason behind skys change to broadband sign ups from 1st sept 2011. If you want sky b/b, ...

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      Unhappy sky making you take -

      so whats the reason behind skys change to broadband sign ups from 1st sept 2011.
      If you want sky b/b, you MUST take there line rental

      For what i can see in this, and the official sky forums, thats where most of the problems lie - sky's line rental+b/b....

      i take it they are trying to corner yet another bit of the market

      thank god i got my b/b connected in aug 2011 BEFORE this came in.....still got line with BT


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      Re: sky making you take -

      I have never had a single issue with my Sky line rental, my Sky call service or my Sky broadband since I've been on it since Feb this year. It offers absolutely everything I had on my old BT line not to mention faster broadband for less money every month.

      I'm also saving money on my calls as well as BT only used to offer me free weekend landline calls where as Sky offer free evening+weekend landline calls.

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      Re: sky making you take -

      Always remember that you will always see the problems reported in forums such as Sky's official forum and the unofficial forum.

      You don't tend to read about many of the success stories.

      In fairness though I've been with Sky since Feb 2010 and have been happy since joining.

      I have also added to the package since I joined.

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      Re: sky making you take -

      What do sky charge for line rental, as I pay a low rental charge from BT?.

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      Re: sky making you take -

      Such a shame, will definitely NOT be taking Sky BB now
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      Re: sky making you take -

      Sky currently charge 12.25 a month for line rental (it went up from 11.25 around May)

      BT's standard pay monthly line rental is currently 13.90 but that's going up again in December to 14.60 along with increasing their call charges. If you pay anually with BT, monthly line rental is reduced to 10 a month.

      Virgin currently charge 13.90 and Talk Talk will also increase their line rental in October to 13.80.

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      Re: sky making you take -

      I'm on BT basic 14 a quarter thats with 4 worth of calls, but I only use the line for BB.

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      Quote Originally Posted by James_Mitchell View Post
      Sky currently charge 12.25 a month for line rental (it went up from 11.25 around May)

      BT's standard pay monthly line rental is currently 13.90 but that's going up again in December to 14.60 along with increasing their call charges. If you pay anually with BT, monthly line rental is reduced to 10 a month.

      Virgin currently charge 13.90 and Talk Talk will also increase their line rental in October to 13.80.
      what the hell !
      there putting it UP again ?
      Why are they firing up the line rental ?
      Is this to offset the "super fast 40meg fibre broadband" they have ?
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      to help pay for/towards the up and coming - " up to 100meg broadband"
      So they can try and keep up with Virgin ?

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      Re: sky making you take -

      The fibre roll-out is being heavily subsidised with Government money at the moment.

      I guess more people are choosing free calls and the cost of insuring the infrastructure has risen due to the increase in copper theft, along with the payouts for loss of service.

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      Re: sky making you take -

      Quote Originally Posted by Medicuk View Post
      I'm on BT basic 14 a quarter thats with 4 worth of calls, but I only use the line for BB.
      This package is a great tip for those happy for very low voice usage users.

     

     
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