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    Sky may drop the price of broadband products

    This is a discussion on Sky may drop the price of broadband products within the Sky Rumour Mill forums, part of the Sky news and announcements category; Originally Posted by seawright Mid disappeared. As I said before mid customers were automatically upgraded to Unlimited and suffered a ...

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      Re: Sky may drop the price of broadband products

      Quote Originally Posted by seawright View Post
      Mid disappeared. As I said before mid customers were automatically upgraded to Unlimited and suffered a 2.50 price hike. It was base that became Everyday Lite (EL). Unlike EL I think base may have had a speed cap. If I remember correctly the download limit was 2GB/mnth for both products but base did not appear to be rigorously enforced.
      Originally it was Base, Mid and Max.
      Base was 2gb with up to 2mb speeds.
      Mid was 10Gb allowance with up to 8mb speeds.
      Max was Unlimited with a fair usage policy and up to 16mb speeds.

      Then they were rebranded to Everyday Lite, Everday and Unlimited without the speed limits but the same usage limits.

      Then Everyday was removed as Sky claimed most people were on either Everyday Lite or Unlimited, ie they either used hardly anything or loads.

      So Everyday Lite was 2Gb limit and Unlimited was unlimited and it was about this time Sky decided to remove the fair usage policy too.

      Existing customers on Everyday were moved to unlimited @ 7.50/month or could call and downgrade to Everyday Lite. Existing Max customers needed to call Sky at the time and re-contract to get the new price, letters were sent to all customers about these changes at the time.

      More recently Everyday Lite was rebranded to just Broadband Lite. Unlimited is still Unlimited.

      I know, I'm a Sky nerd.

      If this thread turns out to be true then it will shake-up the market a little:
      http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showt...6#post66320266
      Last edited by bubblegun; 10-06-13 at 01:23 AM.
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      Re: Sky may drop the price of broadband products

      So we had September price rises for TV and now broadband reductions.
      Give with one and take with another.
      Based on the rumoured figures, my ADSL would drop to zero and a few quid a month more to get fibre.

      Could be good month for utility bills, my water bill went up 75p for the year last week

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      Re: Sky may drop the price of broadband products

      Nice to see a lot of misunderstanding still exists around Sky fibre in exchanges where Sky doesn't have their own kit.

      I think that this is more due to Sky not pushing their Fibre products and not publishing suitable information.

      Sure we didn't fully appreciate it at first but no one from Sky corrected us either.

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      Previous ADSL2+ Speed 19999 kbps 1153 kbps, Line Attenuation 17.5 db 6.9 db, Noise Margin 7.5 dB 8.7 dB
      Speedtest: 17.15MB/s 0.97Mb/s Ping 31 ms

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      Re: Sky may drop the price of broadband products

      I hope these price drops aren't for Sky Sports subscribers only. I'd be inclined to switch to BT for the free sports still as I don't watch enough to warrant paying for an entire package.

      If they dropped Sky Fibre pro to 22.50 as rumored i'd happily sign up to even an 18month contract at that price.
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      Re: Sky may drop the price of broadband products

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      Nice to see a lot of misunderstanding still exists around Sky fibre in exchanges where Sky doesn't have their own kit.

      I think that this is more due to Sky not pushing their Fibre products and not publishing suitable information.

      Sure we didn't fully appreciate it at first but no one from Sky corrected us either.
      I'd hope they only make a big push advertising the new package prices if they're certain the half speed issues with the fibre products are fixed. Looking at the Sky help forum, that still doesn't seem to be the case for some users.
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      Re: Sky may drop the price of broadband products

      I certainly wont be impressed if Sky only reduce broadband costs for Sky Sports subscribers

      Not all off us watch sport you know Sky!!
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      Re: Sky may drop the price of broadband products

      Quote Originally Posted by James_Mitchell View Post
      I certainly wont be impressed if Sky only reduce broadband costs for Sky Sports subscribers

      Not all off us watch sport you know Sky!!
      You have to remember that this is a direct response to the BT Sport offer. Therefore, offering it for Sky Sports subscribers only at this stage makes sense.
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      Re: Sky may drop the price of broadband products

      Maybe so but offsetting the price of broadband by 7.50 a month for sky sports customers still makes it more expensive than BTs offering. Granted you get more sports with the sky sports package, but its still a more expensive offering.

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      Re: Sky may drop the price of broadband products

      Cant see if myself subscribing to sky sports to save on broadband dosent make sense you would be paying around 22 extra to save 8 on fibre pro

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      Re: Sky may drop the price of broadband products

      I will be upgrading from ADSL to FTTC broadband in October when my Sky Upfront Line Rental runs out.

      Both Sky and Plusnet charge about 20 a month for FTTC broadband when taken with phone.

      If I stay with Sky it will cost me 50 activation and I will only get 40Mb/s down.

      If I move to Plusnet for FTTC and phone then there is no 50 activation charge and the first 6 months are half price, therefore I will save 110 in the first year.
      Plusnet also estimate that I will get 60Mb/s down which is obviously a lot better than 40 Mb/s.

      Both broadband services are unlimited.

      The telephone services are similarly priced but Plusnet don't charge for calls to 0845 numbers. I will lose free international calls from Sky. but I dial an international number once in a blue moon.

      Unless Sky lower their prices for Fibre Pro or make me a good offer I will be off to Plusnet.
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