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Discussion in 'Sky Broadband' started by happyhotspur, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. happyhotspur

    happyhotspur Member

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    My contract with BT runs out on the 25 January 2012.

    Have been speaking to both BT and Sky today and this is the offers they both made:
    BT
    Line Rental £14.60
    Broadband £ 10.25 but limited to 10mb
    Anytime calls £4.90
    Total £29.95 but they then offered £27.75
    This was for a 12 month contract when I said I didn't want to be tied for 18 months

    Sky
    Line Rental £12.25
    Broadband £10.00 free unlimited downloads, free rental for first six months
    Anytime calls £5.00
    Total £26.25 per month after the six months £10 paid upfront.

    If I knew more about Sky's reliability I would go for this deal today. I know they both use the same lines and therefore speeds but reliability?
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    SKy are good, I have my kline rental, phone etc with them, they don't ever slow your speeds down like BT and they are very cheap. The only thing that bugs me slightly about them is the latency is a little higher than it was when I was with Be*, but only a little
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    Well this thread isn't too old, so no harm in participating.

    My question is similar to the OPs, in that someone I know has been offered a similar package. She doesn't have a BT landline at present, but the wiring is all there to the best of my knowledge.

    I am more interested about their fair usage policy in comparison to Be There/Virgin. I have used Be and consumed huge amounts of bandwidth with no issue (as the promised). Virgin I am scheduling my main usage between 1am and 8am.

    Can anyone comment on this aspect at all?
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    Assuming we are talking about Sky Unlimited, the speed and reliability will be identical to BT. However the Sky deal offers better value for money because of the unlimited download.
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    Again assuming the Sky Unlimited product they do not traffic shape in any form. BT's equivalent product has P2P shaped at peak times.

    Note both of my answers are about Sky Unlimited NOT Sky Connect!
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    Thanks for that; she says they are offering "unlimited broadband", but she didn't recall the package name, as it's a bundle offer in their apartment building (converted from mills; so old, but new connectivity apparently).

    Will ensure that it's "Sky Unlimited".

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