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[Sky] Fibre Broadband (38Mbps) £17.40 for 25GB pcm, 12m contract via Compare The Market
[Sky] Fibre Broadband (38Mbps) £17.40 for 25GB pcm, 12m contract via Compare The Market

[Sky] Fibre Broadband (38Mbps) £17.40 for 25GB pcm, 12m contract via Compare The Market

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Am already a Sky customer, and when I put in my details in the Compare The Market broadband checker I got the following deal offered:

Download speed up to 38 Mbps Fibre
Upload speed up to 10 Mbps
Monthly usage 25 GB/month

Monthly Cost
1st year cost FREE for 12 months then £10.00
+ Line rental £17.40

12 months contract

So it would appear that it is 12 month contract and you only pay the £17.40pcm line rental for the first year. The catch seems to be a 25GB monthly usage cap (needs verifying), although confusingly it also says "Traffic management policy: Unlimited and Lite broadband are not subject to traffic management. Sky Broadband Connect is subject to a Network Management policy". Still, seems an attractive deal for anybody that isn't a heavy user.

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Original Poster

Screen capture of deal:

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e113/3guesses/Sky%20Fibre%20Broadband%2020160909_zps2irrech5.png

why does any company still offer deals that limit download? I'm not being funny but if you want fibre you certainly don't want to be worried about using more than your limit. sorry cold from me

It's so cold I'm freezing out

Original Poster

Just checked the Sky website and it's listed there:

sky.com/sho…ic/

25GB monthly usage: free for 12 months
unlimited usage: £10pcm for 12 months

Original Poster

tighty

why does any company still offer deals that limit download? I'm not being … why does any company still offer deals that limit download? I'm not being funny but if you want fibre you certainly don't want to be worried about using more than your limit. sorry cold from me



As I said, an attractive deal if you're not a heavy user. There doesn't seem to be a cheaper braodband deal out there if you're already a Sky broadband customer...

I can't imagine anyone wanting fibre would use less than 25gb. Surely light users would be happy with standard broadband. I downloaded a movie on my SKy Q box tonight which was 9.9 gb alone!

Lol 25gb.wife uses that a day because shes bored with me little one X)

stone cold can't have a limit these days kids that will do well over that on Netflix in a month then they will destroy you with charges

Just checked my account to see how much I use - 24GB would last about 3 days.

MADNESS UTTER MADNESS

Original Poster

So this deal is not for heavy internet users, but you're all heavy internet users so have voted it cold? By that logic, all male users should vote cold on all, say, female clothing deals. Utter nonsense...

Horses for courses people, horses for courses.

Original Poster

thearbiter65

I can't imagine anyone wanting fibre would use less than 25gb. Surely … I can't imagine anyone wanting fibre would use less than 25gb. Surely light users would be happy with standard broadband. I downloaded a movie on my SKy Q box tonight which was 9.9 gb alone!



You're looking at it the wrong way around. Why would a LIGHT internet user pay MORE for a SLOWER (ie non-fibre) broadband service?

Given the quality of comments I've seen on some threads, I guess I really shouldn't be surprised that people can't see beyond the end of their own noses.

What's the point in having fibre with a download limit?

It's like driving to France in a Ferrari, but you have to get out half way there and walk the rest of the way.

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CookieMunzta

What's the point in having fibre with a download limit?It's like driving … What's the point in having fibre with a download limit?It's like driving to France in a Ferrari, but you have to get out half way there and walk the rest of the way.



What's the point of posting a deal that people are simply too stupid to understand?

That's a rhetorical question, BTW.

Whilst this deal would not be suitable for a lot of people due to the usage restrictions, myself included, I'm sure some people might find it useful. Working out a less than 1gb a day, I would definitely struggle to stay within the cap.

3guesses

What's the point of posting a deal that people are simply too stupid to … What's the point of posting a deal that people are simply too stupid to understand?That's a rhetorical question, BTW.



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No need to get so touchy because your deal is useless to most.

Oh dear, OP has thrown their toys out of the pram.

OP you are taking this way to personally!!!

I know it's been a hard week now that the summer holidays are over

Light user don't need fiber that's why I sign up to plusnet last week cost me £9.50 (after cash back) month unlimited usage that's why this is cold.

its like owning a car and not being allowed to drive it

I whined and moaned to sky as I had the fibre (£20 unlimited download), telephone, (one hour free to mobiles with 24/7 free landline £7) and line rental at £17.99. They told me there was no deals so I cancelled the lot. Then I phoned back four days before the cancellation date and thought "here comes the goodies" and lo and behold I got Kicked in the goodies from the missus, Sky did give me fibre unlimited download for £20, free line rental and phone calls for nowt. "Jaws" (she never shuts up) was not happy when Sky said I had left it too late to redo the deal and I was going to lose our home phone number, and saying it's only a number did
not in any way smooth the situation . This was sent from from the north east corner of my shed where it is cold in my sleeping bag at 2:38 am.

Bimbojimuk

I whined and moaned to sky as I had the fibre (£20 unlimited download), … I whined and moaned to sky as I had the fibre (£20 unlimited download), telephone, (one hour free to mobiles with 24/7 free landline £7) and line rental at £17.99. They told me there was no deals so I cancelled the lot. Then I phoned back four days before the cancellation date and thought "here comes the goodies" and lo and behold I got Kicked in the goodies from the missus, Sky did give me fibre unlimited download for £20, free line rental and phone calls for nowt. "Jaws" (she never shuts up) was not happy when Sky said I had left it too late to redo the deal and I was going to lose our home phone number, and saying it's only a number didnot in any way smooth the situation . This was sent from from the north east corner of my shed where it is cold in my sleeping bag at 2:38 am.



​Yeah don't cancel phone/broadband start a migration next time those can be cancelled but you have to call for retention offers they can't call you

For me the issue with this is that if you read the Sky Retentions thread in Misc you will see they will discount Unlimited Fibre down to as cheap as £10pm all in (including line rental). So this is their "normal price" if I can put it like that, it's always available at this price.

For comparison, as new customers we are currently paying effectively £20pm after cashback/voucher for BT Infinity 1 (unlimited), their full TV pack including all HD channels and UHD, and BT Sports, all on the TV with a YouView+ box.

AND via Sky Retentions got a year of original + sky sports for effectively £10pm.

So £17.40pm, whilst 10% cheaper than approx £20pm, is actually not a good deal.

This was posted as a deal a while ago and is still live albeit with slight variations on cashback/vouchers.

steve austin

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uk3g

Whilst this deal would not be suitable for a lot of people due to the … Whilst this deal would not be suitable for a lot of people due to the usage restrictions, myself included, I'm sure some people might find it useful. Working out a less than 1gb a day, I would definitely struggle to stay within the cap.



Finally, somebody gets it!

Original Poster

CookieMunzta

No need to get so touchy because your deal is useless to most.



This site is for making people aware of deals. A lot of people for whom this would be a good deal will now not see it. No skin off my nose, but those voting cold because they are not light internet users are not exactly helping those who are...

Original Poster

Nujol

So £17.40pm, whilst 10% cheaper than approx £20pm, is actually not a good … So £17.40pm, whilst 10% cheaper than approx £20pm, is actually not a good deal.



Unless, of course, it happens to suit your needs perfectly.

Original Poster

ehsangreat

Light user don't need fiber that's why I sign up to plusnet last week … Light user don't need fiber that's why I sign up to plusnet last week cost me £9.50 (after cash back) month unlimited usage that's why this is cold.



Funny, can't seem to find that deal on HUKD. And who says light users don't need fibre???

Original Poster

anththejackass

its like owning a car and not being allowed to drive it



No, it's like owning a Ferrari instead of a coach.

Edited by: "3guesses" 10th Sep 2016

3guesses

Funny, can't seem to find that deal on HUKD. And who says light users … Funny, can't seem to find that deal on HUKD. And who says light users don't need fibre???



Google it? Not every price for every thing ever has been posted on HUKD.

3guesses

Unless, of course, it happens to suit your needs perfectly.



I think my point is made clearly enough... "Suit your needs"... How? That's like saying Well I only need one tin of soup so even though they are buy-one-get-one-free I'll just have one. Illogical to most people's mind.

But yes, if your "needs" are to pay a high price for a lesser service - yes it does suit them!

Come on admit it, there's better deals out there than this!

3guesses

Funny, can't seem to find that deal on HUKD. And who says light users … Funny, can't seem to find that deal on HUKD. And who says light users don't need fibre???



Now you do make a good point here. For many years we've resisted fibre as the 3x speed improvement over normal BB didn't seem necessary. But the big difference we've found is the upload speed is 15x faster... We have cloud back-up for all our files (Livedrive) and just before the Fibre switch it was proudly stating it still needed 60 days to upload our remaining photos and videos (DSLR & 1080p video, we take a lot; add more to the NAS every few days). 4 days after we got Fibre the upload was complete for the first time ever.

tighty

why does any company still offer deals that limit download? I'm not being … why does any company still offer deals that limit download? I'm not being funny but if you want fibre you certainly don't want to be worried about using more than your limit. sorry cold from me


Because the more bandwidth you use the more the ISP has to pay to peer your data around the world and especially to BT. Why shouldn't companies offer lower prices to customers that cost them less?

Solly92

Because the more bandwidth you use the more the ISP has to pay to peer … Because the more bandwidth you use the more the ISP has to pay to peer your data around the world and especially to BT. Why shouldn't companies offer lower prices to customers that cost them less?



Although the point here is that it's limited data but NOT cheaper than can be found elsewhere!

I've never seen someone get so defensive over a deal. OP I don't think anyone on here has a problem with you. It's just there are better deals out there than this. Just accept it and move on. No big deal.

Original Poster

Nujol

I think my point is made clearly enough... "Suit your needs"... How? … I think my point is made clearly enough... "Suit your needs"... How? That's like saying Well I only need one tin of soup so even though they are buy-one-get-one-free I'll just have one. Illogical to most people's mind. But yes, if your "needs" are to pay a high price for a lesser service - yes it does suit them! :)Come on admit it, there's better deals out there than this!



Come on then Nujol, if there are so many name 3 deals for a current Sky broadband customer that are better than this one, because I couldn't find any when I looked.

Original Poster

thearbiter65

I've never seen someone get so defensive over a deal. OP I don't think … I've never seen someone get so defensive over a deal. OP I don't think anyone on here has a problem with you. It's just there are better deals out there than this. Just accept it and move on. No big deal.



As I have said to Nujol, name some of these better deals that are available for current Sky broadband customers.

3guesses

Come on then Nujol, if there are so many name 3 deals for a current Sky … Come on then Nujol, if there are so many name 3 deals for a current Sky broadband customer that are better than this one, because I couldn't find any when I looked.



Sure. Go to the Misc forum on HUKD and read the most recent of the 3000+ comments on the Sky thread.

You'll see that there are no advertised deals for existing customers. Ok, maybe they might offer something akin to 25% off. The ONLY way to get a market-beating deal from Sky is to give notice to cancel, wait a few days and then chat to them.

Seriously read the Sky thread in Misc, not the headline deal as that's out of date now, but the comments being posted every day.

There are multiple success stories of customers pointing out various things and Sky offering as low as £10pm TOTAL inc the (soon to be abolished) line rental for Fibre. Also deals like 60% off plus £100 account credit for other packs, and so on.

The deals vary it seems day to day and month to month, but basically they amount to about 75% off the headline prices for TV and BB. But only if you give notice to cancel and then barter with online chat Retentions.

Good luck.

If the line was synced at the maximum speed it would take less than 2 hours to burn that 25GB, and with things like windows 10 doing p2p updates it would be easy to use it without noticing.

A lot of web pages these-days are loaded with video.etc It's really easy to burn a few GB without even knowing it, I'm not against capped broadband for light users, but in this day and age 25GB is a joke.
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