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    This is a discussion on Just ordered with BT - price difference minimal within the Sky Broadband (Fibre) Help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; It was the most secretive launch that I've ever seen from Sky. Quite clearly a case of doing the minimum ...

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      Re: Just ordered with BT - price difference minimal

      It was the most secretive launch that I've ever seen from Sky. Quite clearly a case of doing the minimum necessary to keep some of the the more savvy people that are following what's hapenning.

      It seems that Sky are currently too embarrased to market something that's slower than BT.

      I know that there were other threads talking about an alternative launch date from Sky. Maybe, that's when Sky will launch 40/10 or 80/20 with a big fanfair.


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      Re: Just ordered with BT - price difference minimal

      I've made up my mind I think, I'm off to BT there traffic shaping only affects p2p anyway from what I've heard and i've also heard the shaping only brings it down to 30mbs (don't know if thats true) but I can only get 32.9mbs anyway so it's hardly going to affect me, plus I can have my own router and a decent upload speed so I can get my DLNA over VPN working with a bit of luck. I will cancell ESPN to make up the price differnce as well so thats even more money sky have gone and lost from me.

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      Re: Just ordered with BT - price difference minimal

      Quote Originally Posted by Fibreman View Post
      It was the most secretive launch that I've ever seen from Sky. Quite clearly a case of doing the minimum necessary to keep some of the the more savvy people that are following what's hapenning.

      It seems that Sky are currently too embarrased to market something that's slower than BT.

      I know that there were other threads talking about an alternative launch date from Sky. Maybe, that's when Sky will launch 40/10 or 80/20 with a big fanfair.
      This was posted last night.

      As some on here may know although not directly employed by Sky I do have quite a large involved in the fibre project.
      I have it on good authority the reason behind the delay in launching is not down to any availability checker or systems not being ready , It is simply down to Sky being very surprised with BT revised pricing structure for fibre products and also other information from fibre isps in updated pricing.
      Obviously Sky knew the upgrades were happening but did not expect BT to charge no extra and others who are following suit in next couple of days. There has been a variety of meetings today to discuss fibre launch right upto director level to confirm plan of action. I am unaware what was decided but certain things had to be agreed as there was due to be major weekend newspaper ads with tv campaign to commence early next week.
      The checkers and sign up pages have been live for couple of weeks now on a an internal url and sky advisors have had the fibre option on systems but not selected as yet
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      Re: Just ordered with BT - price difference minimal

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      I know that it will be interesting in the coming months.

      Sky's delay in getting their first Fibre product launched has cost them.

      Whilst VM & BT can boast bigger headline speeds at the moment, Sky may prove to have the better infrastructure.

      I guess that we shall all be watching closely

      In the mean time, Sky hasn't actually stated the upload speeds on the current speed predictors. I will keep my eyes and ears open.
      Although the checkers don't quote the upload speed, when the fibre option gets added to your 'My Sky' it states the following under the details tab;

      Sky Fibre Unlimited
      • Unlimited monthly usage – ideal for downloading movies and programmes on Sky Anytime+
      • Up to 2Mb upload speeds
      • Recommended for Sky Anytime+ TV on demand, in line with your Sky TV subscription

      Fingers crossed that they increase it with time though...

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      Re: Just ordered with BT - price difference minimal

      Sky Anytime+ also now works with any ISP so that is no longer a factor.

      My last bill from Sky was 45.71 (20.50 for the TV the rest was Talk/BB). By my reckoning I could switch calls/bb to BT, get 66Mbps down (20Mbps up), unlimited calls and keep TV with Sky and only pay 46pm.

      That's got to be a no brainer hasn't it ?

      Oh, hang on ... the 26pm for BT Infinity doesn't include the line rental does it ?

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      Quote Originally Posted by AdamBrunt View Post
      Sky Anytime+ also now works with any ISP so that is no longer a factor.

      My last bill from Sky was 45.71 (20.50 for the TV the rest was Talk/BB). By my reckoning I could switch calls/bb to BT, get 66Mbps down (20Mbps up), unlimited calls and keep TV with Sky and only pay 46pm.

      That's got to be a no brainer hasn't it ?
      You forgot the line rental

      BT
      26 for BB + 14.60 line rental + 20.25 Sky TV = 60.85

      Sky
      20 for BB + 12.25 line rental + 20.25 TV = 52.50

      Lower speeds on sky though it will increase in due time
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      Re: Just ordered with BT - price difference minimal

      no line rental and anytime calls are extra

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      Re: Just ordered with BT - price difference minimal

      Quote Originally Posted by andrewjr View Post
      You forgot the line rental

      BT
      26 for BB + 14.60 line rental + 20.25 Sky TV = 60.85

      Sky
      20 for BB + 12.25 line rental + 20.25 TV = 52.50

      Lower speeds on sky though it will increase in due time
      Quote Originally Posted by Moxey View Post
      no line rental and anytime calls are extra
      Ok, I have done the refigure and as you say ... not as good as I first thought:

      Sky TV, unlimited calls, line rental and Fibre broadband (33/2) with Sky = 57.50 (based on my last bill)
      Sky TV, unlimited calls, line rental and Fibre broadband (66/20) with BT = 65 (based on my last bill)

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      Just checked my sky and it says that when I purchase SBUF initial speed tests show 10-2Mbps that's not even close. I get between 37-38Mbps
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      Re: Just ordered with BT - price difference minimal

      The checker does seem to giving odd results. The BT checker told a work colleague yesterday he would get >70Mbps, in reality he was getting 35Mbps last night.

      So, an additional 12.50 a month to get Sky's unlimited service (which may at some point reach BT Infinity 80/20 speeds) or an extra 20 a month to get, allegedly, twice as fast BT shaped/contended service.

     

     
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