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    Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

    This is a discussion on Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive? within the Sky Broadband (Fibre) Help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Originally Posted by bubblegun This post is confusing me. The Up and Down speeds should be the same on both ...

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      Re: Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

      Quote Originally Posted by bubblegun View Post
      This post is confusing me.
      The Up and Down speeds should be the same on both BT and Sky.

      Sky 40/10 fibre is 3 per month cheaper and the line rental is 1 a month cheaper on a monthly basis 14.50 vs 15.45 or 9.50 per year if you pay the year upfront on Sky vs BT.

      BT isn't cheaper on the 40/10 service in any way.

      This thread is about the 80/20 service which the price is uncompetitive on.
      Didn't see the 80/20 bit in the OP but to suggest that to a new customer (or one that's thinking of leaving Sky Fibre) that, as it stands, Sky's product is competitive with BT's is IMHO not true. To someone who would be getting BT Sport anyway, the BT deal effectively makes their 40/10 service a mere 8pm (and their 80/20 product just 11pm).

      Sure, that may be a small market relatively speaking but it is a fairly substantial one. There will be 1000s of people who will be seriously considering BT Broadband option now and I don't see where Sky have any room for manoeuvre


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      Re: Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

      Quote Originally Posted by AdamBrunt View Post
      There will be 1000s of people who will be seriously considering BT Broadband option now and I don't see where Sky have any room for manoeuvre
      Which explains why Sky haven't as yet said anything. I suggest their response will depend upon how many jump ship before the start of the 2013/14 PL season. If it's a torrent of users then expect a massive response. Otherwise Sky may just accept they will shed a few people because of the BT Sport offer.

      Incidentally BT pricing BT Sport at 15/month doesn't mean it's actually worth 15/month. For the small amount of sport they will offer it's worth well under 8/month.

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      Re: Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

      Quote Originally Posted by dms05 View Post
      Incidentally BT pricing BT Sport at 15/month doesn't mean it's actually worth 15/month. For the small amount of sport they will offer it's worth well under 8/month.
      It is worth 15pm as that is what you'd be saving by not having to pay provider to watch it.

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      Re: Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

      Quote Originally Posted by AdamBrunt View Post
      It is worth 15pm as that is what you'd be saving by not having to pay provider to watch it.
      But how many would seriously pay 15/month for such a limited selection of sport? So I will still argue the real price is what large numbers of people would pay to watch BT Sport and it's a lot less than they are asking.

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      Re: Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

      Unless there is a way of recording via the bt sport apps you will need an active sky subscription or a youview or vision+ box ( with tv essentials package ) from BT to be able to record anything from bt sport.

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      Re: Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

      I think the lack of any action by Sky with regard to pricing, the 101 cashback for joining PlusNet and the "free SkyTV & Broadband for a year for O2 customers" issue have finally pushed me over the edge.

      I can see little point in hoping Sky will value their existing customers - PlusNet it is then.

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      Re: Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

      Quote Originally Posted by Ozymandias View Post
      I think the lack of any action by Sky with regard to pricing, the 101 cashback for joining PlusNet and the "free SkyTV & Broadband for a year for O2 customers" issue have finally pushed me over the edge.

      I can see little point in hoping Sky will value their existing customers - PlusNet it is then.
      As detailed elsewhere, I tried to go to PN, but as I am on a Sky LLU Fibre at the moment, they can't take it over. So I have gone to BT, and it is all going fine. weird as PN is a BT company. Anyway glad I'm going to BT to get BT sport and their new dual band hub.

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      Re: Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

      Posted by Ozymandias "free SkyTV & Broadband for a year for O2 customers"

      Where did you see this I am an O2 broadband customer ( until wednesday ) and I have not seen this anywhere not even on the O2 forums?

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      Re: Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

      Quote Originally Posted by gingercol View Post
      Posted by Ozymandias "free SkyTV & Broadband for a year for O2 customers"

      Where did you see this I am an O2 broadband customer ( until wednesday ) and I have not seen this anywhere not even on the O2 forums?
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      Free SkyTV and Broadband for a year for O2 Customers - Hot UK Deals

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      Re: Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

      You have to have had the mailer as you need a code as i phoned to see if i could get my half price for a year deal for free. I think this is a fantastic deal as it seems it is for the entertainment extra+ package. I think sky are doing this as the majority of O2 and Be customers seem to want or have already gone to Plusnet. BT are now getting more migrants ( don't know if this is the correct term ) with the sports deal. This all bodes well when your current contract ends as Sky will undoubtedly offer vey good retention deals.

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