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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; I'm not sure which is worse, that or a recorded announcement stating that, your call is valuable to us. At ...

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      Re: Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

      I'm not sure which is worse, that or a recorded announcement stating that,
      your call is valuable to us.
      At least with a riot you get a sense that something is happening.


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      Re: Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

      With the site topcashback.co.uk now giving 80 to go to BT and the intro offers on the site with their new hub 4 and free Premier footie, the difference is ridiculous. It is a no brainer as I have stated before. Sky would need to slash their prices dramatically but even then you would not get the free footie.
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      Re: Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

      Quote Originally Posted by Johnelf View Post
      With the site topcashback.co.uk now giving 80 to go to BT and the intro offers on the site with their new hub 4 and free Premier footie, the difference is ridiculous. It is a no brainer as I have stated before. Sky would need to slash their prices dramatically but even then you would not get the free footie.
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      Indeed, I switched last night before the yearly line rental increased to 141 today. On the 80/20 product Sky cant compete so are in for a few months of pain as people migrate away

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      Re: Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

      Hopefully Sky will reduce the prices and introduce some new interesting services soon.

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      Re: Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      Hopefully Sky will reduce the prices and introduce some new interesting services soon.
      It needs to be quite soon too!

      SFUP has been price uncompetitive for a while now.

      And there's still been no response from Sky to the BT Retail thing.
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      Re: Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

      I wonder if they will wait until the full year financial results are published which is usually towards the end of July. Their procrastination could haemorrhage a lot of real and potential revenue in the interim.

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      Re: Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

      Another possible explanation is perhaps Sky wants to help BT with their losses?

      When BT bought the rights to the Premier League matches there was a lot of speculation about BT's plans to make a loss for the first year. No harm in causing them to lose even more money I guess .

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      Re: Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      Another possible explanation is perhaps Sky wants to help BT with their losses?

      When BT bought the rights to the Premier League matches there was a lot of speculation about BT's plans to make a loss for the first year. No harm in causing them to lose even more money I guess .
      Maybe. Also I read somewhere that another undercurrent to all this is with regard to protecting BT's position as UK number 1 broadband provider by using the BT Sport thing to nick some broadband customers off Sky & other ISPs. No idea though as to how big they expect that impact to be, nor how successful it has been so far!

      But on price alone, which to be fair most people will be the main factor that many people look at/care about, SFUP is not the cheapest 80/20 fibre product at the moment.
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      Re: Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

      Let's face it, SFUP is 50% more expensive than some of the other providers at the moment.

      As for BT remaining the number one provider in the UK, it will be a long time before Sky could compete on the same terms as BT PLC has at present. In many exchanges BT are the only people to have their own equipment, sorry, perhaps I should say that there is only BT Openreach kit in many exchanges.

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      I did a plain pricing comparison last week and 80/20 can certainly be had for a good few quid a month cheaper than Sky.
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