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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; Just wondering if there were any rumblings about Sky doing anything to become competitive. As it stands they are up ...

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      Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

      Just wondering if there were any rumblings about Sky doing anything to become competitive.

      As it stands they are up there with the most expensive for top tier 80mbps fibre, and with BT now having dropped their traffic management AND now offering BT Sports to all broadband customers, not to mention the new HomeHub with dual band wireless n & gigabit ports and the upcoming Infinity 3, there really doesn't seem to be anything going for Sky now?


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      Re: Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

      Agreed.

      I was disappointed to not see any product/pricing revamp for Sky Fibre Broadband when the BSkyB Q3 2012/13 results were announced on 2 May. The next results announcement won't be until end of July/early August now (exact date not yet known).

      My initial fibre contract period is also over and I have been considering the alternatives.

      At the moment, I do feel that the price of SFU Pro (the "80/20" product) is very unattractive compared to Sky's "popular" competitors. Similarly, the price of SFU (the "40/10" product) is a bit too high because Sk's "popular" competitors can supply an "80/20" product for the same price or just a little bit more.

      I will be reluctant to change providers, but in the current economic climate it's not in my best interest to ignore getting the best value for my hard earned money. And, of course, changing ISP nowadays also means that the losing provider will lose the line rental revenue as well as the broadband revenue.

      The only current hope to drive some immediate change from Sky would seem to be whatever Sky's response will be to the recent announcements by BT Retail (who are obviously looking over their shoulder at Sky as a serious challenger to their broadband market share which I think is what this BT Sport thing is all about really).

      So I'm going to wait a week or two to see Sky come up with.
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      Re: Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

      Back when Sky were initially going to launch their Fibre product they were making noises that Fibre would be a niche product and that they didn't expect the take-up to be huge.

      In light of that it just seems like they've obviously hit their low internal projections by the fact the product is indeed popular (high-fives all round...) so now they have no immediate need to be more competitive.

      I'm only 2ish months into my fibre contract so i'm unfortunately in it for the long haul now, which makes me disappointed that I didn't wait longer for BTs news. Unless Sky pull something out of the bag I will most certainly be taking my business elsewhere, other providers are offering so much more.

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      Re: Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

      I've been toying with the idea of switching to BT because my 12 months is up in June but every time I'm just put off by past experiences with the nightmare that is "BT customer services".

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      Re: Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

      I have been bombarded recently with emails and letters telling me how wonderful sky are and how much I get from them for the excessive monthly fee.
      ]Looks like BT are worrying them.

      I hope they reduce their prices or I will be off when my contract is up even though I have had good service from them.
      These days, it really matters about cost.



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      Re: Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

      Their 80/20 package is 4 cheaper per month but line rental is 1 more I think. However the Sports pack is worth 15 per month so it's a no brainier really. And you get the dual band router as explained. Sky can never match these prices if you want BT sports as well.

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      Re: Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

      IMHO Sky really need to get a new router out that is a significant improvement over the last two offerings. The SR101 was more of a repackaging of the sagem than an advancement in capability/functionality. With both BT and Virgin announcing new routers with dual band wireless and gigabit ports (well, one on the BT Hub), Sky are looking like the poor cousin.

      The 40/10 product is still cheaper than BT, but the pro version could do with a bit of a price trim.

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      Re: Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

      The 40/10 package is 33 more expensive over 18 months. I think rental. Is about 1 p/m more so say 51 over 18 months. But you get a 50 sainsburys voucher so that makes it quits. You then get BT sports HD for 12 months for the footy worth 180 and a dual band router with option to use your own router. The outdoors wi fi is also far better than The Cloud, which is free anyway.
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      Re: Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

      Looks like BT will be launching new prices and products on the 17th May. Will be interesting.
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      Re: Will Sky be doing anything to become competitive?

      Quote Originally Posted by Johnelf View Post
      Looks like BT will be launching new prices and products on the 17th May. Will be interesting.
      John
      Maybe that's what Sky are waiting for so they can really compete

     

     
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