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

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      Re: Sky may drop the price of broadband products

      Quote Originally Posted by ToeKnee View Post
      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.
      Plus cashback of 70 via Quidco

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      Re: Sky may drop the price of broadband products

      Do remember that PN also charge extra for callerID. It's only 1 a month I think though.

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      Re: Sky may drop the price of broadband products

      Quote Originally Posted by Ozymandias View Post
      Plus cashback of 70 via Quidco
      Thanks for that useful tip. Hopefully Quidco are better at paying out than Topcashback and they will still be running the offer in October.

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      Re: Sky may drop the price of broadband products

      Quote Originally Posted by silus View Post
      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.
      ok so if they drop fibre pro to 22.50 were does that leave its other fibre package the 40/10 one

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      Re: Sky may drop the price of broadband products

      Quote Originally Posted by deadman1984 View Post
      ok so if they drop fibre pro to 22.50 were does that leave its other fibre package the 40/10 one
      Possibly 22.50 for existing pro customers and standard customers upgrading to pro and accepting a new 12 contract. Leaving existing customers paying 20 for standard if they don't upgrade.

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      Re: Sky may drop the price of broadband products

      Hum possible I guess it would be nice to have but not all of us can afford it.

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      Re: Sky may drop the price of broadband products

      Quote Originally Posted by silus View Post
      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....
      BT won't carry a full sports package, just centred on footie I think - now if there was golf as well....

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      Re: Sky may drop the price of broadband products

      Orange now have 40/10 unlimited fibre for 15/month - thinkbroadband

      The pressure seems to be rising.

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      Re: Sky may drop the price of broadband products

      If Sky do drop the price it will probably on 1 September as they will grab the money back by increasing the price of their TV packages.

      If you look at the bottom of Sky shop page here under the heading "Here's the legal bit" you will see the line:

      "Sky TV price will increase on 1 September 2013 by up to 10% in accordance with our standard terms."

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      Re: Sky may drop the price of broadband products

      This is possibly true ToeKnee.

      Of course there is nothing stopping Sky from changing the broadband prices before then.

      Since September 2012 Sky has changed the price or terms of Sky Talk on around more than 30 dates. The 'history' page now only appears to go back to 3rd December 2012, but I recall seeing some other entries previously for dates between September and December.

      Sky Talk - Tariff guide call charges

      With this in mind I would suggest that there is nothing really stopping Sky from changing the price of the Broadband products before September.

      Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro: Connected at 80,000 kbps / 20,000 kbps
      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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