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    Sky and other options?

    I recently took my Sky and Bt sports out. I was fed up shelling out money because I didn't feel that paying for the basic stuff just to have the right to get sports was fair or fairly priced.

    However my situation is that I have saved cash but its catch 22 because i only ever got sky for the sports (at the time i was a single guy, living on my own with a career etc). Now i have my internet and phone with them too. I never use the house phone its just there because i have the line for the net.

    Basically is there other options that are cheaper or better value? Could i have proper sports package and decent internet without shelling out what feels like a fortune every month?

    I can't get virgin in my area and I'm not a fan of bt as their customer service is awful in my previous experiences.

    Any advice would be welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jimmy View Post
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    I recently took my Sky and Bt sports out. I was fed up shelling out money because I didn't feel that paying for the basic stuff just to have the right to get sports was fair or fairly priced.

    However my situation is that I have saved cash but its catch 22 because i only ever got sky for the sports (at the time i was a single guy, living on my own with a career etc). Now i have my internet and phone with them too. I never use the house phone its just there because i have the line for the net.

    Basically is there other options that are cheaper or better value? Could i have proper sports package and decent internet without shelling out what feels like a fortune every month?

    I can't get virgin in my area and I'm not a fan of bt as their customer service is awful in my previous experiences.

    Any advice would be welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jimmy View Post
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    I recently took my Sky and Bt sports out. I was fed up shelling out money because I didn't feel that paying for the basic stuff just to have the right to get sports was fair or fairly priced.

    However my situation is that I have saved cash but its catch 22 because i only ever got sky for the sports (at the time i was a single guy, living on my own with a career etc). Now i have my internet and phone with them too. I never use the house phone its just there because i have the line for the net.

    Basically is there other options that are cheaper or better value? Could i have proper sports package and decent internet without shelling out what feels like a fortune every month?

    I can't get virgin in my area and I'm not a fan of bt as their customer service is awful in my previous experiences.

    Any advice would be welcome.

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    I recently phoned up and cancelled my Sky TV and Broadband after initial cheap sign up period ended and prices were far too much. If I could have changed to Virgin I would but like you I can't. And also like you i vowed never to go with BT again after awful customer service from them.

    Have since contacted Sky and managed to get half price fibre optic broadband for a year - works out same price as I was paying for my crappy normal broadband. Have heard of some folk managing to get free line rental as well.

    I'm swithering over whether to get TV back as well - since I cancelled I've had several offers for discounted TV from SKY - the offers get better the longer you hold off.

    First offer was 20% off next was 35% off, latest offer was for 50% off tv and sports for a year. Next offer should be 50% plus cash back ( 50 or 100).

    If you really want Sky back there is no harm in contacting them on the live chat option. They are desperate to get customers back signed up. Wouldn't entertain an offer of any less than half price - just keep contacting them every so often until you get the offer you want. You might already have an offer if you sign in to your Sky account.

    Maybe I should contact Andy Bee though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Godsahibby View Post
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    Contact Andy Bee on here, best thing I ever did.



    Ive saved an absolute fortune in the last 18 months !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
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    What does Andy Bee do?
    Can get you a VERY good deal on Sky

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jimmy View Post
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    I recently took my Sky and Bt sports out. I was fed up shelling out money because I didn't feel that paying for the basic stuff just to have the right to get sports was fair or fairly priced.

    However my situation is that I have saved cash but its catch 22 because i only ever got sky for the sports (at the time i was a single guy, living on my own with a career etc). Now i have my internet and phone with them too. I never use the house phone its just there because i have the line for the net.

    Basically is there other options that are cheaper or better value? Could i have proper sports package and decent internet without shelling out what feels like a fortune every month?

    I can't get virgin in my area and I'm not a fan of bt as their customer service is awful in my previous experiences.

    Any advice would be welcome.

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    Bit late to this but PM me if you've not sorted anything out mate

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    I am also looking into options as well if anyone has any alternatives?

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    I've found the firestick with its add-ons to be more than enough. Just need a good download speed!!

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    Vodafone doing a fibre optic package for 22 a month, don't know how good it is.

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    Thanks guys. I got something sorted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Killiehibbie View Post
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    Vodafone doing a fibre optic package for 22 a month, don't know how good it is.
    Sure that's not unlimited though mate, think it's capped at 80GB

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    Any new sky customers (or ones that want to take the risk I their partners name!) Drop me a PM for a brilliant sky Q deal - basically 67% off. Finishes on the 29th so act quick!

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    I'm having a nightmare with Talk Talk and advise everyone to stay clear. I've been without a phone line and some of my sky channels for 2 weeks now and every time I call up I have to go through the same process of explaining the problem - hardly rocket science when it's a broken phone line - but it's unbelievable how long it takes and how many times they've ****ed it up. The guys in the call centre also seem incapable of logging the problem or deviating from their scripts. I missed the Hibs game on Saturday as a result (OK, so there's people in the world with bigger problems but this is a thread about to options)

    Cancelled over the weekend and looking forward to having Sky again. I managed to get land line, Internet and the sports package for 40 per month on the first year and they say you can call up after that runs out and just ask for another promotion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holmesdale Hibs View Post
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    I'm having a nightmare with Talk Talk and advise everyone to stay clear. I've been without a phone line and some of my sky channels for 2 weeks now and every time I call up I have to go through the same process of explaining the problem - hardly rocket science when it's a broken phone line - but it's unbelievable how long it takes and how many times they've ****ed it up. The guys in the call centre also seem incapable of logging the problem or deviating from their scripts. I missed the Hibs game on Saturday as a result (OK, so there's people in the world with bigger problems but this is a thread about to options)

    Cancelled over the weekend and looking forward to having Sky again. I managed to get land line, Internet and the sports package for 40 per month on the first year and they say you can call up after that runs out and just ask for another promotion.
    Yes personal experience tells me to stay away from anything Talk Talk. Internet routers are horse sh*t.


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    Best advice of give for sky is get in touch approx 31 days before you're term is about to end. Tell them you want to cancel as it's too expensive or a nother reason and you are given you're 31 days notice as part of you're t&c. Now this is the risky but depending on what offers are on at that time it could be worthwhile taking that or carrying on with the cancellation and waiting on the win back team to get in touch however the win back teams are to be brought into line with the retention team shortly in regards to offers etc

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    Adter chatting with a few different people on here. I called sky and cancelled my to subscription. They then offered me 60% off after about 3 weeks. Also got hd half price and 50 cash back. All done within my 31 day cancellation period so I had no time without tv. I would recommend trying this as it worked out for me.

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