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    This is a discussion on Line switch to Sky within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Can you answer a few points. 1. Will a line switch to sky also kick start another 12 months for ...

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      Line switch to Sky

      Can you answer a few points.

      1. Will a line switch to sky also kick start another 12 months for my BB as well.

      2. If i leave sky line rental after 12 months, will that stop me being able to keep my BB as a standalone service as i do now without sky rental.

      3. A line switch to sky has no bearing on my TV side and does not kick start another 12 months contact.

      Just not sure whether its worth the hassle, or to keep my BT line, going for advanced line rental again.

      Need a push to move i think.
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      Re: Line switch to Sky

      1. Will a line switch to sky also kick start another 12 months for my BB as well.
      No, but once you switch to Sky Phone Rental, you will be transferred to the SVBN(Sky Voice and Broadband Network). When that happens no other broadband ISP can give you broadband. So in effect, taking Rental will tie you to another 12 months broadband.

      2. If i leave sky line rental after 12 months, will that stop me being able to keep my BB as a standalone service as i do now without sky rental.
      If you start a new contract you will come under the new T & Cs which require you to have Sky Rental to qualify for broadband. So if you cancel your rental you will be cancelling your broadband at the same time.

      3. A line switch to sky has no bearing on my TV side and does not kick start another 12 months contact.
      Unless you take a special offer for a discounted price for the TV when taking the rental, leaving Talk and broadband would have no effect on your TV contract.

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      Re: Line switch to Sky

      Ok thanks very helpful.

      I am inclined to leave things as they are , not to many advantages really.

      I phoned sky to see if they would do any deal, but got a knockback ----- oh well.

      22 years with sky but getting more convinced this will be my last year with them.
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      Re: Line switch to Sky

      Quote Originally Posted by B J View Post
      Ok thanks very helpful.

      I am inclined to leave things as they are , not to many advantages really.

      I phoned sky to see if they would do any deal, but got a knockback ----- oh well.

      22 years with sky but getting more convinced this will be my last year with them.
      You might get 12 months half price line rental to switch - this would put your broadband into a contract - many non-line rental customers have a "mailshot" on their accounts for this.

      If you're looking for a "deal" the advisor needs to believe you will cancel on the call that day, even if you don't want to, really.
      You can always call back in the notice period to stop the cancel.

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      Quote Originally Posted by bubblegun View Post
      You might get 12 months half price line rental to switch - this would put your broadband into a contract - many non-line rental customers have a "mailshot" on their accounts for this.
      I have asked if they have a line switch offer/ reduction and was told no, and can they help with anything else today, i said no and goodbye.
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      Re: Line switch to Sky

      The thing that pee's me off with BT is the way they keep sticking there prices up and charging for things that used to be free! 3.50 extra a month for caller display and answer phone! That's 52 a year I wasn't paying before. At least Sky's caller display is free and only a 1 for answer phone "for now"

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      Quote Originally Posted by Koala5 View Post
      The thing that pee's me off with BT is the way they keep sticking there prices up and charging for things that used to be free! 3.50 extra a month for caller display and answer phone! That's 52 a year I wasn't paying before. At least Sky's caller display is free and only a 1 for answer phone "for now"
      The other thing though is sky have got rid of advanced line rental , i agree about BT now charging for used to be free things, just feel trapped whichever way i turn.
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      Re: Line switch to Sky

      It's an old policy which most firms have revewed from time to time and even councils do it as well.

      Just consider car parking. It used to be the case that you could park your horse in the middle of the high street and tether it to the post for free whilst you did your shopping. Now you have to pay anything from 40p per hour up to 1 or more for 5 minutes.

      Of course companies are going to look at where they are not making money. There are always going to be repercussions though and they need to be considered. They need to weigh up the potential loss of income against what they intend to achieve.

      It could well be that they intend to reduce the number of parked cars in the high street, for example. The kick-back to introducing parking charges though is that the local shops might lose out to custom.

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      Re: Line switch to Sky

      My 12 months advanced line rental with BT is up on the 22nd dec, i have to give 30 days notice to leave BT, if i asked sky to take over the line in a day or 2 would that be ok , assuming sky contact BT before the 22nd that would be 30 days notice.

      I know i would have to pay some charges for the months BT notice , does this seem the right way to do it? i have got things right for the procedure?
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      Re: Line switch to Sky

      Please remember NOT to cancel your line rental with BT.

      Simply call Sky and they should be able to arrange the rest.

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