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    Sky Broadband UK Warns of Forthcoming TV Bundle Price Hike

    This is a discussion on Sky Broadband UK Warns of Forthcoming TV Bundle Price Hike within the Sky news and announcements forums, part of the SkyUser Announcements category; Originally Posted by bubblegun You only need an "ex-subscriber" viewing card as a minimum to view BT sports (possibly a ...

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      Re: Sky Broadband UK Warns of Forthcoming TV Bundle Price Hike

      Quote Originally Posted by bubblegun View Post
      You only need an "ex-subscriber" viewing card as a minimum to view BT sports (possibly a current Freesat From Sky card).
      True, if you are a BT Broadband subscriber, but that doesn't appear to be the case in this example.


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      Re: Sky Broadband UK Warns of Forthcoming TV Bundle Price Hike

      Quote Originally Posted by stereohaven View Post
      Then don't pay for it then.

      I think everything from BT is overpriced and I don't like the fact I have to have at least a "basic" TV package from Sky to watch Sky Sports, so I don't pay either for anything.
      Exactly. I've cancelled my total Sky package and bought BB+LR elsewhere. All I've lost is Sky Sports as I didn't use the Basic package at all. So the equation is: 870=Sky Sports. I now pay 162/year rather than 1045. You know it makes sense!

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      Re: Sky Broadband UK Warns of Forthcoming TV Bundle Price Hike

      Quote Originally Posted by stereohaven View Post
      True, if you are a BT Broadband subscriber, but that doesn't appear to be the case in this example.
      I'm not sure what you mean.

      If you have BT broadband you can get it for free provided you have 12 months left on your contract.
      If you have Plusnet then it's half price, now 6.75 per month after increase [not sure about Plusnet contract requirements].
      If you don't have either, but have a Sky box and compatible viewing card, then it will be 13.50 per month.

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      Re: Sky Broadband UK Warns of Forthcoming TV Bundle Price Hike

      Sky's prices seem to be rising inexorably and it would be nice if they made their packages a lot more flexible, as one earlier post suggested. I have the full works including HD, 3D, Fibre Broadband and Sky Talk and I see that my monthly cost will be rising again in September. I have threatened to cancel Sky Movies ( I don't watch many movies) which would save me 8 per month and to be fair they offered me a 15 reduction for 3 months, which I have accepted. There are a lot of channels which I have to pay for but simply don't watch (such as Sky Atlantic and the Disney channels). If they can give me a 15 discount for 3 months then why are the monthly subscriptions so high in the first place? I will still probably cancel Sky Movies at the end of the 3 months as any "must see" films will be available on Box Office on a pay per view basis.

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      Re: Sky Broadband UK Warns of Forthcoming TV Bundle Price Hike

      Quote Originally Posted by geoffwba View Post
      Sky's prices seem to be rising inexorably and it would be nice if they made their packages a lot more flexible, as one earlier post suggested. I have the full works including HD, 3D, Fibre Broadband and Sky Talk and I see that my monthly cost will be rising again in September. I have threatened to cancel Sky Movies ( I don't watch many movies) which would save me 8 per month and to be fair they offered me a 15 reduction for 3 months, which I have accepted. There are a lot of channels which I have to pay for but simply don't watch (such as Sky Atlantic and the Disney channels). If they can give me a 15 discount for 3 months then why are the monthly subscriptions so high in the first place? I will still probably cancel Sky Movies at the end of the 3 months as any "must see" films will be available on Box Office on a pay per view basis.
      The cost of the 'keep them happy for a while' discounts have to come from somewhere, hence the regular high prices. Catch 22 situation initiated by Sky's greed.

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      Re: Sky Broadband UK Warns of Forthcoming TV Bundle Price Hike

      If Sky didn't give free boxes with free installation to new customers then the monthly subscription could reflect the true cost of providing their pay TV service.

      Alternatively assuming Sky do not make a loss from customers who cancel at the end of the minimum term then an automatic price reduction at this point would reduce churn; remove the requirement for heavily discounted retention offers, save on call centre provision, and reward the loyalty of existing long term Sky TV customers.
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      Re: Sky Broadband UK Warns of Forthcoming TV Bundle Price Hike

      Quote Originally Posted by seawright View Post
      If Sky didn't give free boxes with free installation to new customers then the monthly subscription could reflect the true cost of providing their pay TV service.

      Alternatively assuming Sky do not make a loss from customers who cancel at the end of the minimum term then an automatic price reduction at this point would reduce churn; remove the requirement for heavily discounted retention offers, save on call centre provision, and reward the loyalty of existing long term Sky TV customers.
      They do reward long term customers I got 30% discount over five years on TV service.

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      Re: Sky Broadband UK Warns of Forthcoming TV Bundle Price Hike

      I have been with them since day one of analogue and have never had any discounts.

      Not long now, on the 16'th I will be on parole and no longer have sly TV!

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      Re: Sky Broadband UK Warns of Forthcoming TV Bundle Price Hike

      Quote Originally Posted by totalwar View Post
      They do reward long term customers I got 30% discount over five years on TV service.
      Unfortunately most people getting that offer are people who call for new offers every time one ends. Hardly rewarding loyalty.
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      Re: Sky Broadband UK Warns of Forthcoming TV Bundle Price Hike

      20 yrs subscribing on full package. Come 1st Sep I'll be cancelling.... if it wasn't for the Ryder Cup I'd be doing it sooner.

     

     
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