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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 gingercol This all bodes well when your current contract ends as Sky will undoubtedly offer vey good ...

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      Re: Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

      Quote Originally Posted by gingercol View Post
      This all bodes well when your current contract ends as Sky will undoubtedly offer vey good retention deals.
      Hope so, as (if there has been no revamp by Sky by the end of the month) I will be enquiring about an attractive retention deal as I am out of contract almost a month now.
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      Re: Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

      I've just posted details on the O2 forum see what the early migrants make of this .

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      Re: Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

      Quote Originally Posted by Johnelf View Post
      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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      Presumably then it is a PlusNet system issue that prevented your migration away from Sky Fibre to PN?
      When this first came up, I had thought it was an Openreach system issue, but I suppose that cannot be the case if you are able to migrate away from Sky Fibre to BT Infinity with no problems?
      And you are keeping the same phone number too?
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      Re: Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

      Quote Originally Posted by speedyrite View Post
      Hi John,
      Presumably then it is a PlusNet system issue that prevented your migration away from Sky Fibre to PN?
      When this first came up, I had thought it was an Openreach system issue, but I suppose that cannot be the case if you are able to migrate away from Sky Fibre to BT Infinity with no problems?
      And you are keeping the same phone number too?
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      Yes keeping the same number, just a straight switch to BT. Already had the goodbye letter from Sky. Due to happen next Wednesday so will keep you posted. Got the Internet deal with BT Sports, 50 sainsburys voucher and discount first three months. Plus they have to, by law give you the Hub 4, which they have confirmed in writing I will now get.
      Sky retentions could only offer half price line rental, so it was a goodbye from me.
      A no brainer I am afraid. but until it is working I am keeping my fingers crossed.
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      Re: Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

      BT Retail do not have to supply the BT HomeHub "by law".

      Although you could technically argue this on the grounds that they are saying that this is now the supplied router, they could easily turn around and state that they will now supply a different router or non at all.

      Yes the HH4 does look a lot better than the Sky hub SR101. There are plenty of other routers out there which are better than the SR101 and this is well known on this and other forums. However there are a few things which could improve the HH4 and make it a leading product.

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      Re: Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

      Hi Scubbie
      I do beg to differ although never argue with a women!!
      If you click the Home Hub on the main package part, it says you get their new and best ever Home Hub. Now elsewhere on Bt.com it says thee new and best ever router is the HH4, as sold on BT.com and supplied via there sales staff. Therefore under the various sales laws, they are bound to supply their new router and not one which is a year old.
      Ofcom would agree I am sure, it is clearly miss selling and BT have conceded this.

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      Re: Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

      Another week gone then - I had hoped that Sky might announce something this week in response to BT Retail's announcement on 9 May, but still nothing. Surprised they didn't have something up the sleeve to counter BT Retail's recent things, but I'm really beginning to think there will not be a response at all.

      Will give it another week for them to come up with something. If nothing, I'll try and get an attractive renewal deal on Sky Fibre (Pro for the price of "Amateur" would do it for me ) but in all honesty I'll be surprised to be offered any incentive to stay (going by what others have reported). So it's looking like a migration of phone & broadband to PlusNet is on the cards in the near future.
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      Re: Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

      Quote Originally Posted by speedyrite View Post
      Another week gone then - I had hoped that Sky might announce something this week in response to BT Retail's announcement on 9 May, but still nothing. Surprised they didn't have something up the sleeve to counter BT Retail's recent things, but I'm really beginning to think there will not be a response at all.

      Will give it another week for them to come up with something. If nothing, I'll try and get an attractive renewal deal on Sky Fibre (Pro for the price of "Amateur" would do it for me ) but in all honesty I'll be surprised to be offered any incentive to stay (going by what others have reported). So it's looking like a migration of phone & broadband to PlusNet is on the cards in the near future.
      i tried this a dew weeks ago, they wouldn't do it. all they gave me was 1/2 price line rental for 6 months, which is better than nothing
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      Re: Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

      Talking of being competitive, I got an email the other day reminding me how much "great value" I get from my Sky Subscription...

      I'll be the judge of that methinks!

      Still have to wait until September to move Fibre (assuming pricing remains an issue), but Wifey is now applying pressure to remove Sky altogether and jump to Freesat. She kindly pointed out to me last week that I am the only person in our house that watches anything that isn't on the main "free" channels....

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      Re: Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

      Quote Originally Posted by andrewjr View Post
      i tried this a dew weeks ago, they wouldn't do it. all they gave me was 1/2 price line rental for 6 months, which is better than nothing
      Is that half of the standard price of 14.50 i.e. 7.25 for 6 months then full price vs. upfront 9.99 per month for a year so saving 10.62 over a year?

     

     
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