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    This is a discussion on Sky Talk Anytime going. within the Sky Talk forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; Sky price changes for 2013 | Sky Help Towards the bottom. Hmmmm! I wonder what they're offering instead?...

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      Sky Talk Anytime going.

      Sky price changes for 2013 | Sky Help

      Towards the bottom.

      Hmmmm! I wonder what they're offering instead?

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      Re: Sky Talk Anytime going.

      Interesting. I think that we had all missd that one, so what emails/letters are they referring to? Sky Talk Anytime for me is a great benefit, but it won't be withdrawen from existing customers so I'll be safe for now. Only new customers won't be able to get it.

      Are there any other changes to Sky Talk?

      From 13 August 2013, we will no longer be offering the existing Sky Talk Anytime product to new customers. If you’re already a customer and you have Sky Talk Anytime you’ll be able to keep this product.

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      Re: Sky Talk Anytime going.

      If they take that away from me, then it will be bye bye Sky Talk.

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      Re: Sky Talk Anytime going.

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      Interesting. I think that we had all missd that one, so what emails/letters are they referring to? Sky Talk Anytime for me is a great benefit, but it won't be withdrawen from existing customers so I'll be safe for now. Only new customers won't be able to get it.
      Agree. Sky Talk Anytime seems a safe way to cap many call costs for only 5/month. However lots of people now have sufficient inclusive minutes on their mobile contract to make a landline redundant. In my case mobile reception within my home is poor to non-existent so a landline is mandatory. I also have a VoIP line .

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      Re: Sky Talk Anytime going.

      The Sky Talk Tariff Guide effective from 1 September still shows Sky Talk Anytime for 5, but of course there's time yet to revise that!

      Don't forget that before Sky Talk Anytime there used to be Sky Talk Unlimited - although I can't remember what the differences are/were?

      We've already seen a similar move affecting Sky Talk Freetime, which was replaced with Sky Talk Weekends for new customers a while back.

      Important to note that you can usually stay on "no longer available" tariff indefinitely - but as soon as you move off it, you can't go back to it!

      Anyway, perhaps Sky Talk Anytime will be replaced by a new plan with similar features and a new name but at an increased price?
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      Re: Sky Talk Anytime going.

      When you consider how many people complain about the cost of broadband and paid for TV, it makes you wonder sometimes.

      Other than VM & Mobile providers, all the other ISPs require you to have a landline. Often these come with cheap minutes or free periods (weekends, evenings). Why not use them?

      I also use Skype a fair amount and can happily chat with friends either on Skype or on the telephone for hours. Ok, with the landline we need to hang-up every 50 minutes and 59 seconds, but some what. We each have the ability to call the other and that 'Redial' button is great.

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      Re: Sky Talk Anytime going.

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      Ok, with the landline we need to hang-up every 50 minutes and 59 seconds, but some what. We each have the ability to call the other and that 'Redial' button is great.
      Have you got your minutes and seconds the wrong way round?

      Interestingly Talk Talk offer free calls to other Talk Talk customers up to three hours in duration.

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      Re: Sky Talk Anytime going.

      lol - Sorry a type.

      It should be 59 minute and 59 seconds.

      I believe that the whole idea of the 60 minute cut-off was initially to discourage people from using a dial-up service as there were quite common a few years back for free.

      The only real problem would be if you were calling somewhere and placed in a queue for a long period.

      Three hours sounds good. Most DECT handsets would struggle to last that long though.

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      Sky Talk Anytime going.

      I think that I read in the blurb that existing Anytime customers would not be affected, they just won't be offering it anymore to new customers.

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      Re: Sky Talk Anytime going.

      Quote Originally Posted by mikelane View Post
      I think that I read in the blurb that existing Anytime customers would not be affected, they just won't be offering it anymore to new customers.
      This is correct.

      So basically if anyone is considering getting Sky Talk Anytime, do so now. From Tuesday 13th August you won't be able to sign up to it.

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