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    Free Wireless Connector

    This is a discussion on Free Wireless Connector within the Sky Anytime + forums, part of the Sky On Demand category; If you're an existing anytime+ user then why would you need one?!? It is for people who don't currently have ...

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      If you're an existing anytime+ user then why would you need one?!?

      It is for people who don't currently have anytime+.

      And it's by not buy


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      Re: Free Wireless Connector

      I would like a free wireless connector as both myself and wife have had enough of the 10 metre Ethernet cable around edge of room just feel not treating all customers fairly

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      I bought some beer from Tesco, the next week it way buy one get one free so I went into the store and asked if I could have my other box of beer as I'd already bought one box the previous week....... I'll let you guess what the outcome was.

      It's life I'm afraid. In every area you will take out a service one day and then find a better offer another.

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      Re: Free Wireless Connector

      To be fair, I would suggest that you have the better option provided that you can hide the Ethernet cable.

      Should you get a Blu-Ray player which uses an Internet connection, at TV which can stream live content off the Internet or even a games machine, all you would need to would be to add a 5-Port Ethernet switch and a couple of short lengths of Ethernet cable.

      An alternative option would be to obtain a pair of HomePlugs (or PowerLine) adaptors. These would provide a link similar to having the current Ethernet cable.

      HomePlugs cost from around 35.

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      To go into the rationale a bit more of the offer, it is actually a pro-active retention campaign.

      By offering a free wireless connector means that more people will take up anytime plus. Once people have anytime plus it is another reason for them to choose to stay with sky and not migrate to vm or freesat or freeview etc.

      It's nothing more than a marketing campaign and with all initiatives they are targeted at certain people.

      By offering existing users the adapter will do nothing to help with retention as you already have the service.

      If companies targeted everybody with every marketing campaign then they would go bust pretty damn quick. Yes it's frustrating to see people get something that you aren't getting but it happens every day of the week.

      The only way to change things is to vote with your feet. If sky found all existing anytime plus users leave sky because they felt hard done to then you would suddenly see a new marketing campaign targeted at them.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      To be fair, I would suggest that you have the better option provided that you can hide the Ethernet cable.

      Should you get a Blu-Ray player which uses an Internet connection, at TV which can stream live content off the Internet or even a games machine, all you would need to would be to add a 5-Port Ethernet switch and a couple of short lengths of Ethernet cable.

      An alternative option would be to obtain a pair of HomePlugs (or PowerLine) adaptors. These would provide a link similar to having the current Ethernet cable.

      HomePlugs cost from around 35.
      Ethernet is always far better than wireless. I've actually got a powerline to an 8 port switch which connects the following:

      Blu ray
      Ps3
      Wii
      Apple tv
      Internet radio on amp
      Sling box
      Sky box
      With the 8th port connected to the powerline

      My tv has to use a wireless dongle as I didn't anticipate needing a 9th port!

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      Re: Free Wireless Connector

      Blu ray
      Ps3
      Wii
      Apple tv
      Internet radio on amp
      Sling box
      Sky box
      With the 8th port connected to the powerline
      You must have a worse mess of cables behind the TV than I have
      Careful you don't blow your mains fuse.

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      Re: Free Wireless Connector

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      Careful you don't blow your mains fuse.
      Rimmer fixed it up for him.

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      Re: Free Wireless Connector

      Hi,

      I'm sure I saw a TV advert the other day for the free wireless connector but the webpage they told us to go to has nothing about a free connector.

      I've just upgraded my package to HD, so recently in fact I haven't got the new HD STB out of the box it came in yet. I haven't yet activated anything including Anytime+

      So how do I go about getting this free connector? Is there somewhere on the website I can get it or do I have to ring someone? I haven't risked clicking thru the webpages incase I end up activating Anytime+ without getting the WiFi connector!

      Cheers
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      Re: Free Wireless Connector

      Have a look back through this long thread on the Official Sky forum-
      Sky Help Forum - FREE But NOT FREE wireless connector - Page 7 - Help & Support from the Official Sky Forum

      The message seems to be 'don't activate Anytime+ until the wireless connector is in your possession'.

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