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Sky Broadband Unlimited: Free for 6 Months - £10.00 afterwards

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First deal - so please be gentle ;) Free broadband for 6 months when you subscribe to Sky Broadband Unlimited (12 month contract) Available to new and existing customers UPGRADING TO BROADBAND U…
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7y, 2m agoFound 7 years, 2 months ago
First deal - so please be gentle ;)

Free broadband for 6 months when you subscribe to Sky Broadband Unlimited (12 month contract)

Available to new and existing customers UPGRADING TO BROADBAND UNLIMITED.

*Up to 20Mbs download
*Up to 1.3Mbs upload
*Unlimited usage
*Wireless router included

Extras:
*Sky Talk - Evening & Weekend calls
*Sky Player - Alternative to Multiroom subscription for Xbox Live or PC

£30 set up fee applies. 12 month contract = £90.00 for the year (6 months 6 x £10 = £60 + Set up fee =£30)

Quidco is available:

£5for a Sky Talk Freetime Upgrade

£15for a Broadband Max Upgrade (new customers)

£20 for a Broadband Max Upgrade (existing customers)

May not seem as good as some of the O2 offers as of late, but if you can't get O2 and you want live streaming for Xbox live, then it would seem a fair deal to me.

Edit: Added info on offer being available to existing customers upgrading to unlimited package, not those already on there.

*Expires Today* 5th Feb
- lilraul
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#1
As I am looking to switch myself, does anyone know what router you get with this deal?

My blu-ray player is 802.11n and so is my Xbox 360 now ;)
Hopefully a new laptop soon too with 802.11n
#2
I'm currently with Sky and pay more than this for mid package which isn't unlimited.

Do you know what the price will be per month after the first 12 months?
#3
They used to supply the Netgear DG834 (sometimes the DG834GT), but I'm not sure if this is still the case. My GT has never let me down, and it's been on constantly for the last two years plus. It's only a b/g router though.

I really rate Sky Broadband, so I've voted hot (even though it's not applicable to me, as I'm already on the unlimited package).
#4
£10 per month. You need to bundle in the Sky Talk which is free providing you take on their basic package which includes eve & weekend calls.
#5
torybarsteward
As I am looking to switch myself, does anyone know what router you get with this deal?

My blu-ray player is 802.11n and so is my Xbox 360 now ;)
Hopefully a new laptop soon too with 802.11n


You'll probably get the Sky netgear DG934G (a dg834g v3 in a black case with sky firmware on it) or possibly the Sky Sagem F@ST 2504 - both are wireless G.

https://www.cm9.net/skypass/ if you want to use something else, but keep the sky router as you'll need it if you ever want support.
#6
I can't bring myself to vote any SKY deals hot, but this does seem quite good. I personally can't stand SKY and got out as soon as my 12 month contract expired. I went with the free Orange Broadband package, which delivers improved network latency and performance over the SKY service (though perfomance owes much to where you live and how near you are to your local exchange etc).

All I would advise to anybody considering this offer is - read the small print, and be aware that once you're signed up SKY Customer Service is non existent!
#7
this is available to existing customers BUT NOT IF YOU ARE ALREADY ON THE BROADBAND MAX PACKAGE!
#8
Does anyone know where the deal went for the Sky HD offer which was free box and install with 12 months half price? I got the deal, but a mate of mine is after it too.
#9
it only says not available to current unlimited subscribers. I have sky everyday (the 10Gb one) but when I go through the links it wont offer me the free unlimited offer but says £10 per month. Maybe its a phone and moan thing, but also wanted the Quidco as well, :)
#10
peterdoherty
this is available to existing customers BUT NOT IF YOU ARE ALREADY ON THE BROADBAND MAX PACKAGE!


t

same here - just rung so pzzed off with them - they offered me free line rental for 3 months but i dont do halves

i will ring back later - see if i can get it
#11
torybarsteward
As I am looking to switch myself, does anyone know what router you get with this deal?

My blu-ray player is 802.11n and so is my Xbox 360 now ;)
Hopefully a new laptop soon too with 802.11n


Leigh
They used to supply the Netgear DG834 (sometimes the DG834GT), but I'm not sure if this is still the case. My GT has never let me down, and it's been on constantly for the last two years plus. It's only a b/g router though.

I really rate Sky Broadband, so I've voted hot (even though it's not applicable to me, as I'm already on the unlimited package).


They used to do the Netgear (great modem/routers); recently they changed to Sagems (rubbish modem/router); in both cases they were G, I don't know whether they supply N routers for the high-end package. Also, Sky don't allow you to use your own routers, they don;t let you have the logon info and password for a start and they can (and apparently have) blocked lines using people's own router. I don't know why they would do this, but they do. Their justification is about providing simple high quality support on a single product.
#12
Great heads up, it's a pity I've just gone with PlusNet; this would have been much better; it's just I don't like the idea of not using my own router. Anyway Heat added, it is a great deal.
#13
My line went live on Friday, but still waiting for my router!!!!

Cant use my current one as it has to be Sky's

Not a good start so far with this move to Sky!!!
#14
This is not a standalone offer, you need to subscribe to Sky tv as well, should be mentioned somewhere. Cold for this reason.
#15
If you are a sky subscriber and have the free broadband pack or the everyday pack this is a great deal. With quidco it works out as around £5 per month for their top package. Great deal you beat me to it :x

Voted hot and rep too :)
#16
can anyone give me feedback on what sky bb is like?
#17
muffin247
can anyone give me feedback on what sky bb is like?


They capped me as I was on the unlimited package and still said I downloaded loads :x

Plus you don't have to use skys router as there is software that extract your user and password from their box and then you can use that on the the one that you have already been using.

But when you phone sky up they will know what kind of router that you are using.
#18
For them to cap you then you must of been downloading a lot. Like all companies, including mobile phone providers, unlimited is within their fair use policy. So if you downloaded 100Gb for example then this would break the policy and you would be capped.

Personally I dont think unlimited should be allowed to be used by any company unless its truely unlimited, and if the fair use policy says for example 60Gb then this should be used instead of unlimited. You cannot moan at Sky for this one though as they all do it.

For broadband though, if you are in a Sky broadband enabled area then you will get the best broadband and service I have found anywhere. I currently have the everyday package and I get 8.5mbps speed which is very good. Cant wait to see what I get with the unlimited package I have just signed up to.



philmitchell
They capped me as I was on the unlimited package and still said I downloaded loads :x

Plus you don't have to use skys router as there is software that extract your user and password from their box and then you can use that on the the one that you have already been using.

But when you phone sky up they will know what kind of router that you are using.
#19
muffin247
can anyone give me feedback on what sky bb is like?


For me it was always on, always there, performed well and never disconnected. I only left for a better deal very recently. If they had started this deal a couple of months ago I would probably have stayed.

However, I did manage to get switched to fastpath when I originally signed up to their mid package, which made a difference to playing online games. Prior to that, playing online QuakeIII on interleaved sucked big time. I don't think it would be such an issue on their max package though.
#20
I've been getting Free broadband with Sky but I got a letter saying I will be charged £5 from january so may as well get this.

Any techies on to answer me this? According to SamKnows the Max package can utilise ADSL2+, but I'm 3.5km away from the exchange. I get around 0.9MB at the moment, will I get a bump or will they keep me on the standard ADSL due to distance from the exchange?
#21
quidco tracked at £25
banned#22
Still limited to just a few exchanges. Despite having a huge Sky building at the end of my road they haven't unbundled the local exchange so the best I can get is 3.5 meg.
#23
Will there be any issues downgrading back to the base or everyday package after the 12 months?
#24
sprocket
For them to cap you then you must of been downloading a lot. Like all companies, including mobile phone providers, unlimited is within their fair use policy. So if you downloaded 100Gb for example then this would break the policy and you would be capped.

Personally I dont think unlimited should be allowed to be used by any company unless its truely unlimited, and if the fair use policy says for example 60Gb then this should be used instead of unlimited. You cannot moan at Sky for this one though as they all do it.

For broadband though, if you are in a Sky broadband enabled area then you will get the best broadband and service I have found anywhere. I currently have the everyday package and I get 8.5mbps speed which is very good. Cant wait to see what I get with the unlimited package I have just signed up to.



It does state they have NO fair usage policy:

The UK's only truly unlimited broadband gives you up to 20Mb (depending on location) broadband. Your level of use will not affect speed and with no limits on downloads you can enjoy all the internet has to offer.

AND

Download unlimited photos, music and movies - no fair usage policy
#25
holly100
t

same here - just rung so pzzed off with them - they offered me free line rental for 3 months but i dont do halves

i will ring back later - see if i can get it


I got half prioce line reantal for 12 months via retentions dept
#26
Gone for this as am on the base package and already gone over 2gb usage this month. Worth noting there is no £30 fee if your upgrading and NO NEW CONTRACT:-

Remember you don't need to change a thing
No new contract
No new equipment required

Plus £20 quidco a bonus. Will downgrade package in 6 months time so happy days.
#27
mikeyp
Gone for this as am on the base package and already gone over 2gb usage this month. Worth noting there is no £30 fee if your upgrading and NO NEW CONTRACT:-

Remember you don't need to change a thing
No new contract
No new equipment required

Plus £20 quidco a bonus. Will downgrade package in 6 months time so happy days.

Thats whats swung it for me too. You can just downgrade in the future so its semms like a great little deal all in all
#28
jan08
I've been getting Free broadband with Sky but I got a letter saying I will be charged £5 from january so may as well get this.

Any techies on to answer me this? According to SamKnows the Max package can utilise ADSL2+, but I'm 3.5km away from the exchange. I get around 0.9MB at the moment, will I get a bump or will they keep me on the standard ADSL due to distance from the exchange?


The reason you are being charged is because you don't have Sky Talk.

http://mysky.sky.com/portal/site/skycom/skyproducts/broadband/pricesandoptions/base

Because of the distance, you won't see a speed bump. Sky Broadband Base runs off their LLU kit, so if you can't get 2Mbs already, then you won't see a speed increase. The only benefit you will have is unlimited usage if you upgrade.

As MikeyP says, as you are already on a broadband contract there is no connection charge, no new contract, so in effect, you can claim free unlimited broadband for 6 months and change it back later in the year.
#29
jan08
Thats whats swung it for me too. You can just downgrade in the future so its semms like a great little deal all in all
Surely there will be a minimum length to the sign up? I mean, you cannot just downgrade after 6 months can you?
#30
Sky are appalling. 12 month contract, throttled 'unlimited' use, woeful support, deal has to be bundled with TV.

Count me out, and colder than ice. Wouldn't use Sky broadband if it were free, as my broadband is too important to trust to these clowns.
#31
I'd go for this if I could but Bt caught me when I was busy with kids and came up with a BB package that sounded cheap but didnt mention it didnt include my line rental etc - am sure they quoted cheaper than i am paying but when i phoned to complain and cancel they said I couldnt and would have to pay my way out - anyone know how much they charge? If I could get mobile BB in my area i would cancel everything as i dont use my phone line and just use internet for FB, email and grocery\general shopping as stay in small village and have two little ones so online shopping essential! Was going to get cheap line cos on benefits but they dont let you have it if you have broadband which stinks as I do everything online as hate phoning!

if anyone knows of a cheap way to get rid of BT then please let me know!!!!
#32
i am very happy with my sky connection, it truely is unlimited and never had any throttling issues, get a constant 14mb connection and download what i like when i like. voted hot
#33
My BT BB is ending on 31st Jan.... I have sky+ but I want Sky HD too.... and ESPN ... AND Multi Room. So i might see what they can offer as a total bundle....
#34
I got a leaflet about this a few weeks back. No thanks Sky....threw it straight in the bin!
#35
If I'm an existing Sky Broadband Everyday subscriber and pay BT for line rental, will the switch to Sky talk be automatic (regarding payments) or do I have to call BT or something ?
#36
Was a Sky BB Mid user for just under 2 years. Left them last month after the Mid package was downgraded to 10GB/month (was 40Gb/month which was more than enough for my needs). With iPlayer usage I reckon my usage would be 8-12GB/month so I would have been automatically upgraded to Max [with additional cost of course!]. My opinion is that existing customers with Mid should have been left as is but we all know Sky's more about max revenue/customer rather than retainment of!

Good price for a solid service which I would have no problem recommending for the contract period at least. Migrating away from them was painless.

Perhaps the only negative is Sky Talk as there are quite a few stories about not being able to transfer broadband once they've got your phone line together with an LLU broadband connection.
#37
I really love my SKY phone and the mid SKY BB package. Be aware though that for the first week or 3 you may find your connection dropping while they test your line. After that it never drops and is great value when compared to BT.
#38
Blasphemous
Surely there will be a minimum length to the sign up? I mean, you cannot just downgrade after 6 months can you?



Just upgraded with no problems. There is a 12 month minimum term. This was explained when I upgraded.

My personal experience of Sky Broadband has been very positive. No issues whatsoever in 3 years.
#39
londislagerhound
Sky are appalling. 12 month contract, throttled 'unlimited' use, woeful support, deal has to be bundled with TV.

Count me out, and colder than ice. Wouldn't use Sky broadband if it were free, as my broadband is too important to trust to these clowns.


Couldn't agree with you more on SKY's woeful support (non existent is probably a more accurate observation!). I've chosen to abstain from voting either way on this one however as I am sure this deal will work out favourably for some.
#40
pet2000
This is not a standalone offer, you need to subscribe to Sky tv as well, should be mentioned somewhere. Cold for this reason.


Thanks mate thats what I was wondering , I cant afford SKY but £10 a month would have been great ...oh well .

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