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BristolLFR Fri 19-Aug-16 09:57:16

I acquiesced to having sky in our house when DH and I first moved in together as he apparently can't function with sports channels. However I've always hated Murdoch and am not happy about giving him so much money every month.

We've had it a few years and are now having issues with the box thing. It needs a full system reset to turn it on, every bloody day. I've been nagging for over a year now for us to change providers.

But who to change to? DH has had virgin before and says their service is rubbish, but I don't see sky being any better myself. The Internet we get at the moment is diabolical. The box is temperamental. We can't watch box sets etc without paying even more money (already about £70 a month!).

I accept that we'll still have to pay for sky sports which ever option we go with.

So criteria is:
Able to still get sky sports in some way
Able to get some sort of Netflix type package as I'm going on mat leave in a couple of months
Internet that works

Happy to go with a combination of providers/ options rather than a package of that works best.


Bexta147 Fri 19-Aug-16 10:10:26

We have just switched from sky to BT. Honestly couldn't be happier with it. It is taking some getting used to after years of using sky though.

The internet is 1000000% faster. The kids can watch something on the firestick while I am on my phone and also watching something on the computer/iPad without any buffering on either. I could barely watch one thing at a time half the time with sky.

Would definatly recommend checking it out. X

Lagirafe Fri 19-Aug-16 10:18:35

Now TV? Will save you money but I believe it's owned by Sky.

BristolLFR Fri 19-Aug-16 10:56:43

Thanks both, will have a look at the prices etc

ChaChaChaCh4nges Fri 19-Aug-16 11:00:18

Do you have to have a satellite dish for BT? I sort of assume not, but thought I'd ask!

Do you need the really fast broadband for BT?

Bexta147 Fri 19-Aug-16 12:03:03

No you don't need a satellite. I'm not 100% sure on the broadband front but I think all BT broadband is fibre now instead of the standard. X

wowfudge Fri 19-Aug-16 21:03:43

We moved into a house without a decent aerial, but with a satellite dish. We have a Freesat box which uses the dish for a signal. It's just like Freeview with a small number of channel differences.

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