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      Broadband without sky talk

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      I currently have sky TV but want to change my broadband to Sky, I dont want to have sky talk as I only pay 8.99 a month so didnt really want to pay more with sky. Is this possible?


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      Re: Broadband without sky talk

      I don't think you can. It seems you can only get Sky broadband now if you take Sky rental. At about 20 for unlimited broadband and phone rental, Sky is not a bad deal. Especially with all day unlimited no throttle usage and access to Anytime+.

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      Re: Broadband without sky talk

      Taking everything with Sky is far cheaper than with BT. I could never understand why people were so reluctant to keep BT line rental & have the rest with Sky. I asked before & was told it was to make things simpler if they changed ISP again.

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      Re: Broadband without sky talk

      Other reasons include:

      • keeping their existing telephone number (not always easy to keep it when you move away from any LLU provider)
      • certain services may not be available on Sky's telephone line (i.e. specific cheap rate international call cards)
      • loyalty towards BT

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      Re: Broadband without sky talk

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      Other reasons include:

      • keeping their existing telephone number (not always easy to keep it when you move away from any LLU provider)
      • certain services may not be available on Sky's telephone line (i.e. specific cheap rate international call cards)
      • loyalty towards BT
      I find that 3rd reason strange but totally true. My Dad was converted to Sky while in a shopping centre & stopped by a Sky Rep got him Sky TV, changed his phone to Sky & gave him 50 M&S voucher. He loved the Sky TV but never was happy about having his phone changed. After the year contract was up he couldn't wait to downgrade back to BT & pay them more for less. That's always something I'll never understand. He didn't have broadband or anything & no problems with his line so I have to put it down to some strange loyalty.

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      Re: Broadband without sky talk

      After making to move from BT to Sky for broadband, calls and line rental, there's no way I'd ever go back to BT now for anything.

      BT are now one of the most expensive phone providers in the UK. Don't forget they are increasing their line rental charges again in November (that's 2 line rental charge increases in under 12 months)

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      Re: Broadband without sky talk

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      Other reasons include:

      • keeping their existing telephone number (not always easy to keep it when you move away from any LLU provider)
      • certain services may not be available on Sky's telephone line (i.e. specific cheap rate international call cards)
      • loyalty towards BT
      The main reason was that BT cannot block caller override packages such as 18185.co.uk which provide very cheap international and national calls. Even if you had Sky Talk you couldn't be blocked, which is why Sky only allow Sky Line Rental on their packages now, so they can block them.

      Until BT shot themselves in the foot with their price hikes last year I was better off with BT line rental.

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      Re: Broadband without sky talk

      Whilst I appreciate that some destinations are FOC with Sky (you can't get cheaper than that), I can't really see why Sky wants to block competitive services.

      With other services such as Skype though, you are able to call most people now for very little now, depending on which Internet packages each person has.

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      Re: Broadband without sky talk

      I have BT line rental and Sky broadband but like others have said you can't get that option now.

      Why stay with BT?

      The use of prefix dial services.
      Almost free caller display.
      Easy to change ISP.
      CPS to another call provider, not many options to do that now.

      I use BT for line rental and free weekend calls, Primus telecome for my call provider and 18185 for some other calls.

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      Re: Broadband without sky talk

      Quote Originally Posted by BritBrat View Post
      Why stay with BT?

      The use of prefix dial services.
      Almost free caller display.
      Easy to change ISP.
      CPS to another call provider, not many options to do that now.

      I use BT for line rental and free weekend calls, Primus telecome for my call provider and 18185 for some other calls.
      • Ok, Prefix dial services are blocked on Sky's line rental
      • Caller display id FOC with Sky
      • Changing ISPs is not something I currently wish to do, but with over 7 million accounts on LLU services (TalkTalk, Sky, O2, etc.) there are plenty of others who are likely to be no longer on BT's Line rental too
      • CPS to another call provider would be the same service as using the Prefix

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