switch to sky fibre

grog68

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I am currently on 200mb Virgin broadband but our teenage son has moved out so thinking the 200mb is a bit of an overkill, he was always playing online games, streaming etc. we do very little of that.

I was thinking of dropping to the 50mb virgin but then I looked at sky fibre unlimited and they claim I will only get up to 40mb, but it works out about £8/cheaper a month (after allowing for setup fees) than the 50mb on virgin.

I've been with virgin for years and years and had no problems and never really thought about switching before.

I am hoping someone can tell me how they get on with sky? is it worth paying an extra £8 for the extra 10mb?

The one benefit of sticking with virgin is that if 50mb is not fast enough I can easily upgrade to faster, whereas I can't if I switch to sky.
 

Willo3092

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It's always worth paying a little more for quality and reliability ;)
I would stick with VM mate.
 

siilver

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See what they offer you first
But I would stick with virgon

Only problem with the lower speeds are you get limited more than the higher speeds

But if you don't use it no problem
 

dt99

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I'm with Sky on the 40 mb package and it runs fine for me, I use streaming, gaming etc, but is it worth the hassle of switching to only save £8 a month?

Imagine if you switched and had problems, you would then be stuck with Sky. If VM is reliable for you then I would stick with them, depends how much you need £8 each month.
 

grog68

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I'm with Sky on the 40 mb package and it runs fine for me, I use streaming, gaming etc, but is it worth the hassle of switching to only save £8 a month?

Imagine if you switched and had problems, you would then be stuck with Sky. If VM is reliable for you then I would stick with them, depends how much you need £8 each month.
The £8 wouldn't be missed, just a pack of fags lol, its more when I sit here thinking over a year I'm spending £96 for more speed and wondering if paying for something not using.

I think I will stay put with virgin, better the devil you know.
 

TheSource

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If you're out of contract with Virgin worth cancelling and seeing if retention's calls back. My uncle currently gets 200MB and Mix TV for £32 a month!
 

bazcfc1

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I'm with sky fibre we get upto 40 Meg havnt really had any problem with iptv ect kids on online games phones tablets ipad ect only real problem I have is that my WiFi on phone drops off when I go to bog lol and they gave me sky q router which only has 2 ethanet ports and I pay £38 a month including phone line when everyone on network it's still decent but that's just my opinion
 

rs500nutter

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Stick with VM mate if you ever get a problem in your area with any of their services log into your account on service status and if theres a fault showing take a screen shot of it and ring them up and get throught to retentions and ask for a discount because you work from home etc.
Last year when they were doing upgrade work i complained about 5 times and got £10 knocked off my bill everytime lol but this year its only been down once so not made much money back :(y)::grin:
 

wilsock

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Considered this loads of times and always come to the same conclusion, stick with vm, not worth all the hassle for a few quid. Recon I'll change if the tv goes down.
 
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