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    Sky offers free broadband as battle with BT intensifies

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      Re: Sky offers free broadband as battle with BT intensifies

      There are a variety of ISPs who do not use their own equipment. Instead they resell BTW products or in a few occasions use another provider's LLU kit.

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      Re: Sky offers free broadband as battle with BT intensifies

      Quote Originally Posted by James_Mitchell View Post
      No, and that's my bug bare as I don't see why I should have to be a sports subscriber just to get the same deals other new customers are now getting regardless of if they watch sports or not.

      Just done a comparison between what I pay now with Sky (unlimited broadband, line rental + anytime calls) and Plus net (I'm not including TV here as I'm on the old Sky EE + Sky Movies):

      Sky = 7.50 + 14.50 + 5.00 = 27.00 a month + I'm paying for 0845 calls
      PN = 4.99 (includes a 12 month 5 discount) + 14.50 + 5.00 + 0.99 (caller ID) 0845 numbers are included = 25.48

      PN are also offering 70 cashback via Quidco
      So not including new customer discounts, sky are actually less expensive.

      Thanks to saynoto0870 i haven't had to pay for an 0845 call for ages.

      Personally, i wouldn't switch to PN to save 1.52 per month knowing i'd have to switch again one year later.

      I'd do it to save, say 5+ per month...

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      Re: Sky offers free broadband as battle with BT intensifies

      Well the truth is really...all of us here are sad techy wot sits ....and Scubbie would make us the perfect wife.
      We are therefore early adopters of Fibre and other such technology. Also happy to hunt round and compare prices, performance, routers etc etc.
      The masses are happy to just plug and play and take what deals are going.
      I for one have switched and in 17 months will switch again dependant on what deals are going. Really bad Sky not offering any deals to us early adopters but surely retention a will cut a deal somewhere or otherwise it's good bye to Sky for a lot of you I would guess.
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      Re: Sky offers free broadband as battle with BT intensifies

      Quote Originally Posted by Johnelf View Post
      but surely retention a will cut a deal somewhere or otherwise it's good bye to Sky for a lot of you I would guess.
      John
      Could be, although the thing is, it's not strictly necessary to contact Sky and cancel the phone & broadband because it's now just like an energy switch - you place the order with your chosen new provider and they do it all for you - so Sky potentially lose out on the opportunity to (not) offer a retention deal!
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      Re: Sky offers free broadband as battle with BT intensifies

      Quote Originally Posted by speedyrite View Post
      Could be, although the thing is, it's not strictly necessary to contact Sky and cancel the phone & broadband because it's now just like an energy switch - you place the order with your chosen new provider and they do it all for you - so Sky potentially lose out on the opportunity to (not) offer a retention deal!
      However, if you do call them (08442 410 266 - remove a package) and speak nicely to them you maybe offered 6 months free fibre. No sob story or arguments required. I simply mentioned I was considering BT for fibre due to the sports offer and the advisor checked my account and said 6 months free. I said thank you
      Might not have the bonuses of BT (hub, wifi, sports) but I do retain a solid, trusted net connection and save 60 on my BT calculations earlier in the thread.

      Now... Why don't Sky have this listed on their site..?

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      Re: Sky offers free broadband as battle with BT intensifies

      Question, if I downgraded to the free Sky BB offer (the 2Gb limit), how do you get of exceeding the 2Gb before you get moved back to unlimited. Surely I could downgrade and get at least 2mths free BB before being bumped up and continually go through that cycle????

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      Re: Sky offers free broadband as battle with BT intensifies

      If you exceed the limit twice in a six month period you will be upgraded.

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      Re: Sky offers free broadband as battle with BT intensifies

      Quote Originally Posted by Johnelf View Post
      Well the truth is really...all of us here are sad techy wot sits ....and Scubbie would make us the perfect wife.
      We are therefore early adopters of Fibre and other such technology. Also happy to hunt round and compare prices, performance, routers etc etc.
      The masses are happy to just plug and play and take what deals are going.
      I for one have switched and in 17 months will switch again dependant on what deals are going. Really bad Sky not offering any deals to us early adopters but surely retention a will cut a deal somewhere or otherwise it's good bye to Sky for a lot of you I would guess.
      John
      Well there is an even sadder bunch of your techy wotsits of which I am a member. We have sufficient funds to be early(ish) adopters but really can't be arsed doing that hunting around stuff. The most we generally manage is a call or two Sky CS and we often do actually take "No" for an answer .

      PS Personally, I just got a more than satisfactory outcome from a single call along the lines "I know my friend has received an email offering free broadband blah blah" which I shall be happy to share once I see it confirmed on my bill .

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      Re: Sky offers free broadband as battle with BT intensifies

      Quote Originally Posted by seawright View Post
      If you exceed the limit twice in a six month period you will be upgraded.
      So in theory, as long as you kept downgrading as soon as you'd been upgraded you could get Unlimited for the cost of 4 months with 8 months free.......

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      Re: Sky offers free broadband as battle with BT intensifies

      Quote Originally Posted by Bartlet View Post
      However, if you do call them (08442 410 266 - remove a package) and speak nicely to them you maybe offered 6 months free fibre. No sob story or arguments required. I simply mentioned I was considering BT for fibre due to the sports offer and the advisor checked my account and said 6 months free. I said thank you
      Might not have the bonuses of BT (hub, wifi, sports) but I do retain a solid, trusted net connection and save 60 on my BT calculations earlier in the thread.

      Now... Why don't Sky have this listed on their site..?
      Well I'm glad you got a good deal. So that seems to be their retention offer available. You would still be 30 better off going with BTand have the sports based on your excellent costing etc etc but that's just being picky.
      Providing your happy then everyone should be happy.
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