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    Update on Sky Broadband pricing changes

    This is a discussion on Update on Sky Broadband pricing changes within the Sky news and announcements forums, part of the SkyUser Announcements category; Sky has always offered discounts for new customers when they sign up. What's different this time is the discount is ...

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      Re: Update on Sky Broadband pricing changes

      Sky has always offered discounts for new customers when they sign up. What's different this time is the discount is for recent customers i.e. not new and not older than 6 months. New and old both pay the extra if they don't want Talk.


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      Re: Update on Sky Broadband pricing changes

      Quote Originally Posted by Saturday View Post
      Sky has always offered discounts for new customers when they sign up.

      Hmmmm! They didn't make any such offer to me!

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      Re: Update on Sky Broadband pricing changes

      I don't want to change my phone provider, and I can't anyway because I have a service which BT provide which Sky can't (distinctive ring with its own number) which I use for my fax machine. So the week that Sky increase the subscriptions on my Sky Max service, it will be goodbye Sky, hello O2/Be ! Sky should not be so greedy - they are already getting more than 60 a month out of me with Sky HD and multiroom !

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      Re: Update on Sky Broadband pricing changes

      Even more reasons to move to Be*. We already pay sky way much more than they deserve (i forgot how much exactly, but its triple digits for the pub).

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      Re: Update on Sky Broadband pricing changes

      For what it is worth, we have spoken to Sky today, to ask Sky to reconsider, and to try and express, what we (and our members) perceive to be unfair about this.

      Those of us who have been on Sky BB for over 6 months, and in a fair few cases, since Sky BB was first launched, are not exempt until 2010, like any new customer is, who has signed up within the last 6 months.

      I think the majority of us can accept an increase, and I am fairly sure by 2010, that a fair few ISP's will have also followed suit and increased their prices also. But, the credits, (in my opinion) should be applied to all existing customers prior to 25th November, or none given to anybody at all.

      I certainly don't want the Sky Talk option, as others don't, and if I received a credit until 2010, I would be quite happy to stay where I am.


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      Re: Update on Sky Broadband pricing changes

      its about getting people on sky talk, I reckon sky lost a fair few sky talk customers when 1280 got blocked.

      Perhaps they could have made it take any 2 of listed services for full discount.

      example

      sky mixes
      sky premium mix
      sky hd
      multiroom
      sky talk

      so someone with sky sports and 2+ mix wouldnt need sky talk whilst someone with only 2 mix would. But this then wouldnt solve the problem of poor sky tak churn for sky hence what they doing.

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      Re: Update on Sky Broadband pricing changes

      ^^ This would actually be a sensible option, and would also more likely to generate sky more money then the sky talk or increase route.

      But as it's sensible, I doubt it'll be used, large companies (or Govt before Ged says it) never do the sensible things!!

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      Re: Update on Sky Broadband pricing changes

      I dont agree newsreader, I think in 2010 the average price of 16meg broadband will still be 10 ( not on sky obviously ) but in 2010 a 24meg connection will be around 15 and more providers will offer it.

      If it is the case and i move to o2 and they increase the price to 15 then i will leave them and go with an 8meg option for cheaper still either way sky lose the tv subscription because of a silly price rise and trying to force sky talk on people who are happy with paying bt 30 a 1/4 line rental.

      Hopefully sky will ask us back with a 12 month 1/2 price BB if i re-take out there tv package.

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      Re: Update on Sky Broadband pricing changes

      I dont agree newsreader, I think in 2010 the average price of 16meg broadband will still be 10 ( not on sky obviously ) but in 2010 a 24meg connection will be around 15 and more providers will offer it.
      I think we may all be pleasantly surprised how the land lies in 2 years. I certainly believe there will be fewer ISPs.


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      Re: Update on Sky Broadband pricing changes

      Ahh maybe but, Do you think sky will be one of the fewer isps in 2 years ?
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