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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 dog-man I too am considering dumping all of sky TV as we hardly watch any of it ...

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      Re: Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

      Quote Originally Posted by dog-man View Post
      I too am considering dumping all of sky TV as we hardly watch any of it really and things I do watch could be obtained elsewhere. (cough).
      Same here.

      Mind you I have been waging war on all of my monthly/yearly subscriptions as I am getting bored with paying for a product or service and then having to continue to pay extra to get what I really want.

      Case in point, I don't care how good the new Xbox One is, if there is still a charge for Xbox Live (as well as what seems to be a charge for using a secondhand game), then I'll buy a PS4 instead.

      I really have no loyalty anymore, just fed up of being milked left right and centre while my wages stagnate or go backwards.
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      Re: Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

      Only when BT offer the equivalent of Sky Go will I look at leaving, it's such a useful thing to have when travelling in the motorhome.

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      Re: Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

      So, as at today for "40/10" unlimited fibre broadband (ignoring any cashbacks or special offer prices applicable for the first three months or whatever), Sky Fibre Unlimited looks to be fair value. BT Retail Unlimited Infinity 1 is more expensive than Sky, but switching to TalkTalk Fibre Medium could save me from 1.05 per month (maybe as much as 3.95 per month with advance line rental payment & if I'm right about the 2 charge for HomeSafe Security being optional rather than mandatory).

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      as at today for "80/20" unlimited fibre broadband (ignoring any cashbacks or special offer prices applicable for the first three months or whatever), Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro looks to be poor value. BT Retail Unlimited Infinity 2 & TalkTalk Fibre Large are both cheaper than Sky by a few quid per month. Best value though seems to be PlusNet Unlimited Fibre. It's between 8.97 & 10.01 a month cheaper than Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro. But crucially the cost of PlusNet Unlimited Fibre is almost the same as the cost of Sky Unlimited Fibre - except PlusNet is "80/20" and Sky Unlimited Fibre is "40/10".

      On cost grounds alone, a move to PlusNet looks to be the most logical move. I would get another speed bump (from 37Mbps to estimated 59Mbps) without any cost bump (this would cost me another - not as cost effective - 10 per month from Sky).

      But I'll wait a little while longer for Sky to see what response might be coming...
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      Re: Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

      One thing perhaps to consider is that it is an unlimited service with sky. Is it the same with other providers?



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      Re: Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

      Quote Originally Posted by dog-man View Post
      One thing perhaps to consider is that it is an unlimited service with sky. Is it the same with other providers?



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      Good point but yes, PlusNet & BT Retail & TalkTalk fibre services are all now advertised as unlimited download and no usage caps. I think this is to comply with recent Ofcom changes about how unlimited is advertised.
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      Re: Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

      Quote Originally Posted by speedyrite View Post
      Good point but yes, PlusNet & BT Retail & TalkTalk fibre services are all now advertised as unlimited download and no usage caps. I think this is to comply with recent Ofcom changes about how unlimited is advertised.
      The BT products may be unlimited but traffic management can still be applied at peak times where high download speeds could have an adverse effect on BT's network. An up to 80Mb/s could be reduced to 30Mb/s and lower maximum speed products proportionately less. As far as I am aware such restrictions will only be applied as long as necessary to reduce congestion so that other users are not adversely effected. I do not know how these restrictions are applied but if it is at the cabinet DSLAMs I do not see how it can be applied selectively for circuits managed by different communication providers.
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      Another good point to be taken into account.
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      Re: Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

      BT do not have any traffic management now and are also totally unlimited.
      Why do you not choose to take the offers into account I wonder? They make a hell of a difference even over the 18 month contracted period, especially if you enjoy premier football. I for one look at my total outgoings for a service including promotions and go from there. Like everything nowadays it pays to switch, and if you enjoy football, it's now a no brainer.
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      Re: Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

      Quote Originally Posted by Johnelf View Post
      BT do not have any traffic management now and are also totally unlimited.
      Ok so they've changed the name to "Downstream prioritisation rate" instead of "traffic management" but it still amounts to the same thing. https://www.openreach.co.uk/orpg/hom...GEA_FTTC_4.pdf

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      Re: Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

      Ok so porn and other illegal downloads are limited whilst content they paid millions for isn't.


     

     
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