‪Sky, Virgin Media and BT all increase their prices - 2018 edition (pg1‬3)

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PostRe: Sky to increase their prices...and boy are they ever. 2016 edition (pg10)
by Death's Head » Mon Mar 21, 2016 1:32 pm

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Death's Head wrote:What is the "original bundle"?


https://www.cable.co.uk/guides/sky-digi ... c-package/

Interesting, I seem to have "Sky Family HD", which should be £38 after the introductory offer for new customers. I should probably call them up and ask why I need to pay £5+ a month more and is this some kind of customer loyalty reward.

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PostRe: Sky to increase their prices...and boy are they ever. 2016 edition (pg10)
by OrangeReindeer » Mon Mar 21, 2016 1:35 pm

Sky prices are baffling

I don't think I'd ever pay over £10 a month for TV, no matter how much content it gave me access to.

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PostRe: Sky to increase their prices...and boy are they ever. 2016 edition (pg10)
by Death's Head » Mon Mar 21, 2016 1:39 pm

OrangeRakoon wrote:Sky prices are baffling

I don't think I'd ever pay over £10 a month for TV, no matter how much content it gave me access to.

Don't you do that now for your TV license? :nod:

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PostRe: Sky to increase their prices...and boy are they ever. 2016 edition (pg10)
by KK » Mon Mar 21, 2016 1:45 pm

So from March 2015 the Family bundle will have gone from £33 a month to £38; Sky Sports from £24.50 to £27.50.

Just think of all the various subscriptions you could get (Netflix, Amazon Prime, NowTV, NFL Game Pass, WWE Network, BT Sport, a VPN...) or the luxurious holiday you could go on for the cost of Sky.

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PostRe: Sky to increase their prices...and boy are they ever. 2016 edition (pg10)
by OrangeReindeer » Mon Mar 21, 2016 1:52 pm

Death's Head wrote:
OrangeRakoon wrote:Sky prices are baffling

I don't think I'd ever pay over £10 a month for TV, no matter how much content it gave me access to.

Don't you do that now for your TV license? :nod:


7 people in my house share, that's £20 each for the year ;)

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PostRe: Sky to increase their prices...and boy are they ever. 2016 edition (pg10)
by sawyerpip » Mon Mar 21, 2016 2:00 pm

I currently have a half price tv deal with them, I'm paying around £50 a month for line rental, broadband and the Sky Sports bundle. I'll definitely be cancelling once the initial 12 months is up, there's no way I'm paying more than what I am now for what I get.

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PostRe: Sky to increase their prices...and boy are they ever. 2016 edition (pg10)
by Harry Ellis » Mon Mar 21, 2016 2:39 pm

If I were to take Sky on for 12 months, would they be receptive if I called them up and said I wanted the sports package for 1 month only?

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PostRe: Sky to increase their prices...and boy are they ever. 2016 edition (pg10)
by Christmas CrackErrkal » Mon Mar 21, 2016 2:40 pm

Drumstick wrote:If I were to take Sky on for 12 months, would they be receptive if I called them up and said I wanted the sports package for 1 month only?

Yeah, sports is an add on service so you can add and remove it whenever. Chances are they would give you a month free as a "trial"

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PostRe: Sky to increase their prices...and boy are they ever. 2016 edition (pg10)
by KK » Mon Mar 21, 2016 2:42 pm

I thought there was that clause that stipulated you can upgrade whenever you want, but then can't downgrade again for 3 months?

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PostRe: Sky to increase their prices...and boy are they ever. 2016 edition (pg10)
by Kanbei » Mon Mar 21, 2016 3:29 pm

Who ever actually pays those prices? Just threaten to cancel and they'll give you a discount.

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PostRe: Sky to increase their prices...and boy are they ever. 2016 edition (pg10)
by jiggles » Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:15 pm

Just buy a Linux receiver and [REDACTED]

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PostRe: Sky to increase their prices...and boy are they ever. 2016 edition (pg10)
by TigaSefi » Mon Mar 21, 2016 5:39 pm

Jokers. Fooling you into thinking Sky is necessary. Let me turn on my [REDACTED] like jiggles did!

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PostRe: Sky to increase their prices...and boy are they ever. 2016 edition (pg10)
by Irene Demova » Mon Mar 21, 2016 5:42 pm

Thank christ my brother works for BT and gets their discounts

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PostRe: Sky to increase their prices...and boy are they ever. 2016 edition (pg10)
by Hime » Mon Mar 21, 2016 5:52 pm

You'd have to be a mentalist to pay those prices. I currently have a package that has everything (movies, sports, etc) for £33 p/m that also includes £100 credit on my account.

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PostRe: Sky to increase their prices...and boy are they ever. 2016 edition (pg10)
by Grumpy David » Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:30 pm

How can they justify having to pay extra for HD sports/movie channels in 2016? It's no longer a unique/premium feature like 10 years ago. Madness.

Sky is Blackberry in an Android world. It just doesn't realise it yet.

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PostRe: Sky to increase their prices...and boy are they ever. 2016 edition (pg10)
by degoose » Tue Mar 22, 2016 4:30 pm

download the tv shows you cant get, stream the football. Sorted

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PostRe: Sky to increase their prices...and boy are they ever. 2016 edition (pg10)
by KK » Tue Mar 29, 2016 1:25 pm

These guys just will not persist sending me letters in the mail! This is like the 20th letter now in the space of 9 months or whatever. It doesn't even make any sense - if I'm not coming back at 65% off, or a free LG TV, why would I suddenly then jump at 50%? The amount Sky must spend on advertising. The desperation is outrageous.

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PostRe: Sky to increase their prices...and boy are they ever. 2016 edition (pg10)
by TigaSefi » Tue Mar 29, 2016 2:15 pm

Tell me about it. Sky are stupid. Kodi just blows it out of the water :slol:

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PostRe: Sky to increase their prices...and boy are they ever. 2016 edition (pg10)
by Chickenwings147 » Tue Mar 29, 2016 2:49 pm

TigaSefi wrote:Tell me about it. Sky are stupid. Kodi just blows it out of the water :slol:

I've only just become aware of Kodi - what exactly is it?
Another thread on GRCade mentions getting dexter pro iptv for it as the best streaming option?

A work mate said he'd got an andriod tv box and could watch all the latest movies/sports without paying for sky.
A quick search on Amazon shows many of these boxes for sale - so it's legal? You have all the latest movies and sports? For free? :shock:

Can anyone point towards an idiot guide of what i'd need please - cheers

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by TigaSefi » Tue Mar 29, 2016 2:56 pm

It's not legal for sure. However I'll PM you tonight with the details. I don't use or pay for DexterIPTV but I use three other addons that does the job splendidly.

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