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    Sky Broadband Price Changes - March 2009

    This is a discussion on Sky Broadband Price Changes - March 2009 within the Sky news and announcements forums, part of the SkyUser Announcements category; Further Update: 19/11/08 For all the facts and discussion, please visit this thread. http://www.skyuser.co.uk/forum/sky-n...g-changes.html The thread below has some factual ...

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      Sky Broadband Price Changes - March 2009

      Further Update: 19/11/08

      For all the facts and discussion, please visit this thread.

      Update on Sky Broadband pricing changes

      The thread below has some factual inaccuracies, due to the fact the information was leaked to us.


      Update: 14:57

      We have been told that Sky will get back to us about this news, hopefully, before close of play today.


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      We have been tipped off that Sky Broadband pricing is to change as from March 2009, with the emphasis on customers signing up to Sky Talk, receiving lower prices.

      Current Pricing (per month) is:

      Base - £0
      Mid - £5
      Max - £10
      Connect - £17

      New Pricing as from March 2009:

      Base - £5 or £0 with Sky Talk
      Mid - £10 or £5 with Sky Talk
      Max - £15 or £10 with Sky Talk
      Connect - £17 (no price increase or requirement for Sky Talk)

      Apparently, any customers signing up to Sky Broadband as from 20th November 2008 will be informed of these future changes, and that their subscription would be increased in March 2009, if they were not signed up to Sky Talk.

      It had to come sooner or later, and it is fairly clear, that Sky's planned growth is in the Sky Talk arena.

      We have asked Sky to confirm or deny this information, and will publish the reply, if and when we receive one.
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      Re: Sky Broadband Price Changes - March 2009

      Again unofficial.

      Existing customers (before 20th November) of Base, Mid and Max with HD or Multi-room will automatically recieve a 10 month discount of £5 per month on their monthly BB sub to protect them from the increase. The new prices will not be effective for these customers until 1st Jan 2010. They can permanently avoid the increase by taking a Sky Talk
      Sky’s own broadband packages known as Base, Mid & Max, will increase by £5 per month for the customers who do not have/take a Sky Talk product. Customers with both Sky BB and Talk will not see changes to pricing.
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      Re: Sky Broadband Price Changes - March 2009

      Hmm as long as the service gets some added benefits the price increase wouldn't be so bad...a bit cheeky of them to do it if true but that's business for you!
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      Re: Sky Broadband Price Changes - March 2009

      That's an interesting move

      Nothing would get me to move to Sky Talk and I don't suppose I'm alone. Looks like they recognise that though in their decision to protect existing customers from the price increase until 2010 to avoid/postpone a significant desertion. In the meantime the majority of new joiners will have taken Talk.

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      Re: Sky Broadband Price Changes - March 2009

      Yes I would stick with BT for the phone no matter what. Nice to know no price increase untill 2010. But I bet the t.v goes up before then

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      Re: Sky Broadband Price Changes - March 2009

      I take it that they are referring to Sky Talk Unlimited and not the basic Free Sky Talk? I can't see much point in them forcing you to take a free service.

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      Re: Sky Broadband Price Changes - March 2009

      Existing customers (before 20th November) of Base, Mid and Max with HD or Multi-room will automatically recieve a 10 month discount of £5 per month on their monthly BB sub to protect them from the increase. The new prices will not be effective for these customers until 1st Jan 2010. They can permanently avoid the increase by taking a Sky Talk


      I am seeing it right

      We have sky tv and mid bb, but do not have HD or multiroom, so i take it our price will increase from march 2009?
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      Re: Sky Broadband Price Changes - March 2009

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      I take it that they are referring to Sky Talk Unlimited and not the basic Free Sky Talk? I can't see much point in them forcing you to take a free service.

      We have received snippets of information, it would appear any Sky Talk package from this wording.

      Sky’s own broadband packages known as Base, Mid & Max, will increase by £5 per month for the customers who do not have/take a Sky Talk product.


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      Re: Sky Broadband Price Changes - March 2009

      Quote Originally Posted by B J View Post
      We have sky tv and mid bb, but do not have HD or multiroom, so i take it our price will increase from march 2009?
      That's how I would understand this.

      Remember, this is unofficial, and not confirmed by an official Sky source, although the source of this information, has never been wrong before.


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      Re: Sky Broadband Price Changes - March 2009

      Quote Originally Posted by Brian69 View Post
      Yes I would stick with BT for the phone no matter what. Nice to know no price increase untill 2010. But I bet the t.v goes up before then
      I agree on the no to SKY talk. ATM I use BT's credit card and get about £80 off through a year, and I'm on the anytime package and pay usually well under a tenner a month inc line rental.

      If SKY implement this change then I'll drop down to base or look elsewhere, though I can't see any better deals ATM

     

     
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