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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 Johnelf Why do you not choose to take the offers into account I wonder? They make a ...

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      Re: Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

      Quote Originally Posted by Johnelf View Post
      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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      I agree that signup offers will give more savings over the contract period, but I ignored them in order to do a like-for-like comparison of the standard price for each provider's fibre broadband service and see the plain vanilla pricing as transparently as possible. I would take advantage of any signup offers when it comes to making the switch.

      I also ignored comparison of pricing for TV services and BT Sport (as I'm happy with my Sky TV service and I'm not bothered about premier football), but these would have to be taken into account by anyone for whom they *are* important.
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      Re: Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

      Got a letter yesterday telling me my ESPN subscription through Sky was coming to an end (had worked that out!) and offering me 40/10 FU for 10 per month for 6 months. As I got 40/10 FU about 3 weeks ago, gonna call and challenge them to give me the half price deal.....nothing ventured!!

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      Re: Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

      Quote Originally Posted by sbradnam View Post
      Got a letter yesterday telling me my ESPN subscription through Sky was coming to an end (had worked that out!) and offering me 40/10 FU for 10 per month for 6 months. As I got 40/10 FU about 3 weeks ago, gonna call and challenge them to give me the half price deal.....nothing ventured!!

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      Quick update - one quick phone call and I got half price offer for 6 months applied (I started the 40/10 service on 27 Ap. r). 50 saved - a small victory!!

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      Re: Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

      Quote Originally Posted by sbradnam View Post
      Quick update - one quick phone call and I got half price offer for 6 months applied (I started the 40/10 service on 27 Ap. r). 50 saved - a small victory!!

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      50 saved? Or should that be 60 saved?

      Anyway, if you can afford to do so, it's probably also worth calling up and paying 119.40 for the 12 months upfront line rental - which will give you a further 56.40 saving over the 12 months.
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      Re: Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

      Quote Originally Posted by sbradnam View Post
      Got a letter yesterday telling me my ESPN subscription through Sky was coming to an end (had worked that out!) and offering me 40/10 FU for 10 per month for 6 months. As I got 40/10 FU about 3 weeks ago, gonna call and challenge them to give me the half price deal.....nothing ventured!!

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      Got the letter about ESPN but no offers on fibre
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      Re: Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

      Assuming fibre is available at your location you could always call Sky and let them know you were thinking of upgrading. If the price is more than double what you are currently paying for broadband ask if they have any introductory offers. They can only say no in which case use the call to check your marketing preferences. It could be the reason you never received an offer in the first place. In my opinion a saving of 60 would be well worth a bit of junk mail.

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      Re: Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

      Quote Originally Posted by seawright View Post
      Assuming fibre is available at your location you could always call Sky and let them know you were thinking of upgrading. If the price is more than double what you are currently paying for broadband ask if they have any introductory offers. They can only say no in which case use the call to check your marketing preferences. It could be the reason you never received an offer in the first place. In my opinion a saving of 60 would be well worth a bit of junk mail.
      Well my BT install went almost seemless yesterday Tfr from Sky Fibre.
      Topcashback are now giving 80 to go to BT. As they are cheaper on the 80/20 anyway, with the vouchers & cashback totalling 130 plus you get BT sports, a no brainer in my mind. Sky would have to reduce there 80/20 pro package to 22pm to be the same over the contracted 18 month period to be the sameprice, but you still would not get BT sports for the football. If you switch now from pro to BT you are in pocket 166 plus BT Sports! And a modem of your choice and better wifi Openzone.

      A good blow by blow complete with plenty of pics of a FTTP install here
      `BT FTTP 'On Demand' - Page 3 - BTCare Community Forums

      He is getting speeds of 282/21 for 35 with no install fee. Mind blowing speeds, but then would any PC really cope with such speeds I wonder. There must be a limit somewhere.

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      Re: Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

      Nice to see that the transfer has completed successfully. I trust the new BT HomeHub v4 is good too.

      Your point about the speed tests from that FTTP install are very valid. Whilst a single PC may not be able to push things, certainly a collection of computers could on the same connection.

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      Re: Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

      Quote Originally Posted by Johnelf View Post
      A good blow by blow complete with plenty of pics of a FTTP install here
      `BT FTTP 'On Demand' - Page 3 - BTCare Community Forums

      He is getting speeds of 282/21 for 35 with no install fee. Mind blowing speeds, but then would any PC really cope with such speeds I wonder. There must be a limit somewhere.
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      That's just rude. I'm off to buy a lottery ticket ...

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      Re: Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

      I see that the queue of people wanting FTTP is getting longer...


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