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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; It is interesting that the BT slogan on one of their posters is BT Sports..The Game Changer! Yes speedy indeed ...

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      Re: Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

      It is interesting that the BT slogan on one of their posters is
      BT Sports..The Game Changer!
      Yes speedy indeed BT are looking to win back customers with this I'm sure and I for one am happy to help them lose money
      Whilst Plus Net are probably the cheapest, taking into account the cash back offers and new modem and the sports pack, I'm happy signing for 18 months and then go from there. It seems now it pays to switch every 12-18 months with phone and broadband, much like we do car insurance. In the past it was not so simple so we did not bother. But now it's as simple as five minutes on a web site. If in 18 months time Sky are cheaper, I will come back. The only negative I have with BT is the Indian call centres, but if all goes well with your online applications and online account management, you don't really need to contact them at all.
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      Very much agree with what you are saying John.

      Many organisations rely on customer inertia but the best deals nowadays are inevitably to be had by switching after the end of contract period. I believe this to be the wrong approach on the part of companies, but the marketing people know best I suppose!

      PlusNet looks attractively priced for 80/20 fibre (as personally I'm not bothered about premier football)
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      Re: Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

      It's the same with most things these days as everything is getting more and more competitive now. Lets be honest, company loyalty is long gone. People are now finally waking up to the idea of shopping around and switching providers more often now with things like utilities, mobile phones and broadband.

      There's nothing at all gained from any company being a long standing customer these days - face it at the end of the day, you are nothing more than an account number to all these companies.

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      Re: Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

      It's not surprising James, what with that Martin Lewis chap on the telly these days.

      It used to be that the conscientious few got the deals but now everyone seems to know what they're doing.

      Kudos to Martin i say.

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      Re: Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?


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      Re: Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      It's the race to the bottom that happened with ADSL all over again

      Everybody is focusing on one thing PRICE but it seems that people are forgetting that when the price goes down then corners have to be cut in order to maintain a profitable service.

      Maybe I'm in the minority that wants my internet connection to work at the advertised speeds even during peak time and doesn't mind paying a bit more for that.
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      Re: Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

      Quote Originally Posted by dragon2611 View Post
      It's the race to the bottom that happened with ADSL all over again

      Everybody is focusing on one thing PRICE but it seems that people are forgetting that when the price goes down then corners have to be cut in order to maintain a profitable service.

      Maybe I'm in the minority that wants my internet connection to work at the advertised speeds even during peak time and doesn't mind paying a bit more for that.
      The Stella Artois mode of selling products is no longer acceptable to the proletariat.
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      Re: Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

      Quote Originally Posted by Ozymandias View Post
      The Stella Artois mode of selling products is no longer acceptable to the proletariat.


      No.
      It isn't.

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      Re: Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

      This is interesting BSkyB in broadband price war with BT over new sports offer - Telegraph

      Price drop imenent it seems. All speculation and rumour as usual.
      John

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      Re: Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

      I don't think that BT Sport is so much a "credible rival" but the fact that a lot of Sky Fibre or potential Sky fibre customers are going to either PlusNet (as it is cheaper) or BT Retail (as they can get BT Sport for free) is more significant.

      With the purchase of O2 & Be it is obvious that Sky wants to be the 2nd largest ISP in the UK. These offers I would suggest are doing some serious damage to those figures.

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