ALL Sky broadband packages going up by £5 per month

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by Slider, Nov 21, 2008.

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    Slider Guest

    unless you have Sky Talk - sneaky.

    What is the benefit of Sky Talk. I currently get free evening and weekend
    calls with BT, looks like Sky Talk also offer this. What additional benefit
    is there?
     
    Slider, Nov 21, 2008
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    Eeyore Guest

    None it would appear.

    Graham
     
    Eeyore, Nov 21, 2008
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  3. : What is the benefit of Sky Talk. I currently get free evening and weekend
    : calls with BT, looks like Sky Talk also offer this. What additional benefit
    : is there?

    Benefit to whom??

    To Sky - they get some more money from any non-inclusive calls. These are at
    very similar rates to BT - *except* that 0845 and 0870 are quite a lot more!

    To you - You will save £5/month on Sky Broadband (for a similar product to
    what you now have!)
     
    Brian McIlwrath, Nov 21, 2008
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    naza Guest

    Nothing to you really except for high phone bills. Most of the Sky BB
    users are looking to move to O2 BB. Maybe you consider this to, unless
    you actually do make some calls during the daytime to landlines I cant
    see how this would help. The price change is not until March 2009, but
    people who have signed up to sky in the last 6 months are exempt from
    the change until 2010.
     
    naza, Nov 21, 2008
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    : Very little, hence the £5/month increase to persuade you to take it.
    : 0845/0870 calls on skytalk are many times the price of BT too.

    But they are the only ones (AFAIR) which cost more. Mobiles are cheaper
    than BT!

    For many people there is very little in it!
     
    Brian McIlwrath, Nov 21, 2008
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    naza Guest

    And with BT I get the choice to use other operators, like
    That is very good. I never knew that such services exist. Is there
    anymore providers like this?
     
    naza, Nov 21, 2008
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    : Only if you pay BT standard prices. The BT evening and weekend plan
    : comes with inclusive mobile saver at the moment

    Didn't when I signed up to it in August!

    For most people I would stand by my assertion that there is very little
    difference between BT and Sky Talk. This will, as you say, vary for
    sophisticated high usage customers.

    Sky might get me back....but they won't make any money out of it!
     
    Brian McIlwrath, Nov 21, 2008
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  8. BT (phones, not internet) are currently phoning customers offering free
    evening and weekend calls if you stay with them on a 12-month renewable
    contract.
    I had a call from them yesterday.

    George
     
    George Weston, Nov 21, 2008
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    Appollo Guest

    SO don't stay with them. I hate people moaning about price increases and
    staying with a company and just paying out more each month.
     
    Appollo, Nov 21, 2008
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  10. : BT (phones, not internet) are currently phoning customers offering free
    : evening and weekend calls if you stay with them on a 12-month renewable
    : contract.
    : I had a call from them yesterday.

    I got a free PC Printer out of BT for coming back in August - so they can
    do better than just a phone call!
     
    Brian McIlwrath, Nov 22, 2008
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    critcher Guest

    If the above is true then I will be looking to either go to sky midi and I
    may even get rid of sky all-together and go with freeview or sat with a sat
    or freeview pvr.
    I have had sky bb for a while now and never had a problem with it.
    But I wont be conned into paying a 50% increase for no gain to myself.
     
    critcher, Nov 22, 2008
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    PeeGee Guest

    Think yourself lucky you're not on the base package then - going up by
    an infinite percentage :)

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    PeeGee, Nov 23, 2008
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  13. : >critcher said.....................................
    : If the above is true then I will be looking to either go to sky midi and I
    : may even get rid of sky all-together and go with freeview or sat with a sat
    : or freeview pvr.
    : I have had sky bb for a while now and never had a problem with it.
    : But I wont be conned into paying a 50% increase for no gain to myself.

    Latest news from skyuser.co.uk is that Sky Broadband will remain at the
    *current* prices until, at least, 2010 if customers have just *one* of
    SkyTalk, SkyHD or Multiroom!

    This is from the, normally accurate, inside sources as letters about these
    changes have not been sent out!
     
    Brian McIlwrath, Nov 23, 2008
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    naza Guest

    Latest news from skyuser.co.uk is that Sky Broadband will remain at the
    and if you have Sky Max Already.
     
    naza, Nov 23, 2008
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    Joan Archer Guest

    I don't get phone calls they just keep sending me leaflets through the post
    wanting me to go back to them. No thanks I'll stick with my current
    supplier, my monthly bill is about £18 and that includes line rental, caller
    display and free calls 24/7
     
    Joan Archer, Nov 23, 2008
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