Sky Sports is changing to sport themed channels instead of numbers and a lower price

bubble07

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You can add BT Sport app for £5 p/m on EE contract, for IPad/Pro. Sadly no airplay/casting big screen or laptop option. But avoids what ever the BT sub is on Sky, £28 p/m?
I thought of doing that and I might still do that. I'm about to pay £42.99 for BT Infinity 1 and BT Sport UHD but I really shouldn't
 

KILLA_SIN

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I thought of doing that and I might still do that. I'm about to pay £42.99 for BT Infinity 1 and BT Sport UHD but I really shouldn't
BT Sport App UI is excellent would recommend it. I have an IPad Pro so do all my viewing on there.
 

spursfan77

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It's £70 a month for a pretty basic package (not including the BT Sports on top and my season ticket meaning I'm at the home games anyway!). Looking at this realistically, with a toddler and a baby in the house I get maybe an hour, or two at a push, of telly a day. It's basically what I can get on the planner. The rest of the planner is taken up by cartoons from Channel 5 and the wife will watch Emmerdale. Either they offer more variety for £70 or i dump the lot, get freeview and watch games illegally or even better, in the pub with my £70 drinking money. Not bothered about the movies, seem to only watch one a year now anyway!

£70 man. Tell us we'd spend that a month on telly a few years ago and you'd think we were either crazy or were a Professional TV Critic.
That's exactly where I am too with 2 young children. I never get to watch tv until they are in bed and there's nothing really on anyway. I already have bt broadband and bt sport so I think I will just move to their tv system once GoT finishes and drop sky completely, then just do what you say for any games I want to watch on sky sports.

I'm just fed up of their coverage and actually prefer bt sport's, although I'm annoyed they've cancelled the Sunday night European Football Show. I really enjoyed that.
 

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Just renegotiated my phone/fibre package with Sky.
Couldn't get a TV deal, and to be honest, I'd be pissing money away on it even if I did.
£31 per month for Fibre unlimited and line rental and they are sending me a new router/hub for free instead of £60.
Probably could have gone elsewhere and saved a bit more, but figured better the devil you know.
 

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The talktalk deal being advertised at the moment seems a good deal.
Signed up for it today as my contract with Sky broadband is up. It's effectively £9.99 a month for all 7/8 Sky Sports channels - probably not in HD to be fair, but I couldn't give a monkeys. Best thing is if I find i'm not watching it (I tend to stream most games from American networks) then I can cancel the Sky Sports package and just pay for the broadband.

Bad news is it means going back to a TalkTalk router. Deep joys. :meh:
 

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Managed to get Sky to reduce our ridiculous bill of £124 a month for everything including HD, broadband and phone, threatened to leave them and now we're paying £66 a month with all channels with the HD package including Sports but you don't get movies which I'm cool with, also we get Sky fibre as well. My house mate has been with Sky for 15 years and has been paying top whack since eternity and on that call i pointed this out to Sky so now they've classed us as vvip's or something and we're entitled to some more discounts so we should be getting a call next week from them, if we can get more money off then that would be great.
 

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Managed to get Sky to reduce our ridiculous bill of £124 a month for everything including HD, broadband and phone, threatened to leave them and now we're paying £66 a month with all channels with the HD package including Sports but you don't get movies which I'm cool with, also we get Sky fibre as well. My house mate has been with Sky for 15 years and has been paying top whack since eternity and on that call i pointed this out to Sky so now they've classed us as vvip's or something and we're entitled to some more discounts so we should be getting a call next week from them, if we can get more money off then that would be great.
Great stuff and good on yer! Every year for the last few, I have phoned those I have Direct Debits with, (gas,electricity, telephone, car & house insurance etc) and got them to reduce my renewal price simply doing as you did, threatening to go elsewhere. I am paying very little more than I did 5 years ago. Another ploy I use is when I see them offering cheap introductory offers and argue that as a loyal customer, I too should be offered something off what I am paying. Almost invariably that has worked and they have given me e new contract costing me less.

Come on guys, start phoning around today ~ you will be pleasantly surprised hom much you could save and thank Shadydan for raising the topic.

:)COYS​
 

WalkerboyUK

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Managed to get Sky to reduce our ridiculous bill of £124 a month for everything including HD, broadband and phone, threatened to leave them and now we're paying £66 a month with all channels with the HD package including Sports but you don't get movies which I'm cool with, also we get Sky fibre as well. My house mate has been with Sky for 15 years and has been paying top whack since eternity and on that call i pointed this out to Sky so now they've classed us as vvip's or something and we're entitled to some more discounts so we should be getting a call next week from them, if we can get more money off then that would be great.
Sky are going to be introducing "loyalty" prices to long term customers, following a successful trial in Italy.
Too little to late though, they've lost a lot of customers recently because of their lack of focus on existing subscribers.
 

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I've not been able to pay them for the last bill (offer had expired and it went up to over £80) Went onto chat to cancel but they couldn't even do that until the bill was paid but said as the channels are blocked I won't be incurring further charges.

Then got an email to do a survey asking why I was leaving ??

I'll wait to see if they get in touch again and then try to wangle a deal to include the outstanding bill ;-)

At the moment I'm cheesed off with their adverts going on about City, Utd, Arse, Chelski and Pool and nothing about us.
 

Jody

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Interesting reading this thread and particularly the posts from people based overseas, who seem to be able to get reliable high quality sports packages showing pretty much every televised PL game, and share them on multiple devices, for very reasonable fees.

Incredible really that pretty much the only people in the world who can't watch the Premier League how they would like or for a reasonable price, are people in Britain! We're stuck paying twice as much as anyone else for half the coverage.
Bonkers. The old argument of protecting gate receipts doesn't add up any more - there's more games than ever on and getting a ticket to a game is increasingly difficult. As long as the club's are getting record deals from the tv companies they couldn't care less about the fans viewing experience. Which is also why some people have no qualms about paying 30 quid to an online company so they can watch every game.
 
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