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Sky Broadband Cuts Superfast “Fibre Broadband” FTTC Prices for 18 Months

Monday, March 6th, 2017 (7:49 am) - Score 1,309
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We’ve not seen any special offers from Sky Broadband’s range of superfast “fibre broadband” (FTTC) packages for quite a long time but all of that just changed after they introduced a range of 18 month discounts, which significantly cuts the monthly rental.

As usual each package includes a wireless router (Sky Q Hub on the “Sky Fibre Max” service), Sky Talk / line rental (standard UK call rates), unlimited access to WiFi hotspots from The Cloud, Sky Shield (Parental Controls and Anti-Malware), a 12 month McAfee Internet Security Suite trial and Sky Yahoo Email.

The new offers are broadly aimed at new subscribers, although the small print does appear to suggest that the promotions may also be “available to new and existing Sky Broadband and Talk customers without Fibre.”

Sky Broadband Unlimited
* Download speeds up to 17Mbps (1Mbps upload)
* Unlimited usage
* Free setup (we think a £9.95 router delivery charge may still apply)
* Gift £75 PrePaid MasterCard
* 12 Month contract

PRICE: £18.99 per month for 12 months (£28.99 thereafter)

Sky Fibre
* Download speeds up to 38Mbps (9.5Mbps upload) / Average speed of 34Mbps
* 25GB monthly usage
* £39 setup fee
* 18 Month contract

PRICE: £20 per month for 18 months (£28.99 thereafter)

Sky Fibre Unlimited
* Download speeds up to 38Mbps (9.5Mbps upload) / Average speed of 34Mbps
* Unlimited usage
* £39 setup fee
* 18 Month contract

PRICE: £30 per month for 18 months (£38.99 thereafter)

Sky Fibre Max
* Download speeds up to 76Mbps (19Mbps upload) / Average speed of 60Mbps
* Unlimited usage
* £39 setup fee
* 18 Month contract

PRICE: £35 per month for 18 months (£43.99 thereafter)

Optional Sky Talk upgrades (e.g. free anytime UK calls etc.) are available for £4 – £12 extra a month. Sky also offers a 30 day Broadband and Talk Satisfaction Guarantee (refund applies to subscription charges only (not set-up charges or non-inclusive call charges) and is pro-rated).

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13 Responses
  1. Avatar JRHOP

    They had to do something to combat the pricing by BT which has been on offer around £29-30 for Infinity Unlimited. Shame to see that both of them have basically increased the prices since Ofcom made them change their adversiting of line rental and broadband separately. Used to be able to get £25-27 for both.

    Hopefully this new Sky deal is open to existing customer, rather than get people to try and haggle or go through the pain of switching.

  2. Avatar wirelesspacman

    Have to admit I do not like this recent trend to hold the “special” price for the complete contract term, but then “automatically” revert to a much higher price once the contract term has ended. They know perfectly well that most customers do not want the hassle of having to fight for a new “special” offer each time the contract finishes, and thus take advantage of this to, in effect, penalise loyal customers. Sky are not alone here as I think all of the major ISPs are now doing it.

    • I wouldn’t call it a “recent” trend, the big ISPs have been playing this game for several years now but I’d agree with your sentiment. One thing in Sky’s favour though is that they do at least state the post-contract price right on the product page and we’d like to see all of the largest providers do that.

    • Avatar wirelesspacman

      When you are as old as me “several years” is recent! 🙂

      I thought the whole contract “special” price was relatively recent though. I remember that initially it just used to cover the first x months of the contract term. Mind you, my “When you are…” comment probably applies here once more!!

    • So true 🙂 . Not so recent on the broadband side. You might recall the “12 months free broadband” (i.e. full contract length) offers that were doing the rounds back when line rental was still a separate cost. Very popular with Sky, TalkTalk and a few others. The inclusion of line rental hasn’t stopped this, they’ve just re-packaged it as a price reduction rather than a “free” service period. Same sort of total price, but different words.

    • Avatar Jasse

      don’t forget Sky can and do hike the price mid term and do NOT allow people to leave due to it.

      NowTV is a good bet even if you don’t use the pass, mainly as it’s the no contract option.

  3. Avatar bubblegun

    These (Fibre) offers have been available to Sky TV customers since 3rd February for customers on ADSL going to Fibre or new to Sky telephone and broadband. They run until 31st March.

    The change is that they are now available for standalone (non-TV) customers, too.

  4. Avatar Web Dude

    Thanks for the info. Bit of a toss-up where I live between Origin and Sky with this price reduction. Few ISPs show the upload speed (I want up to 10 Mbps so I can leave CCTV system streaming all cameras) but all show the donwload speed.

    Have to hunt high and low, or call most ISPs to find out potential upload speed.

    Should nowadays be as well reported as the headline download speeds… IMHO !

    • Avatar Jasse

      Yes that sounds right. I have CCTV (4 cam) and when I upload HD it’s about 8.5mbps upload.

  5. Avatar Tim

    It isn’t a bad offer, but unfortunately Sky broadband isn’t available in my area as (like many other ISPs)they no longer provision in any 20CN Market A area. Doesn’t stop them pestering me with mailshots though.

  6. Avatar Jasse

    Sky Fibre Max is only a few quid less to set up that the NowTv combo. I was looking at both. With the 1 month contract £44 setup and the fact it’s £37 inclusing a TV pass means I will go with NowTV, I assume the 80/20 it provides is basically Sky Fibre Max? Thanks.

  7. Avatar Stephen G

    Too late already jumped ship to Pulse 8.
    Similar price thanks to an already unasked and unfought for price cut and only a 30 day contract to boot.

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