Joining Sky

Hi all, new to the forum so please go easy on me. BT Tv package is up and was always planning to go back to sky with a deal .... was offered a few before the shut down. Now obviously cannot contact and Sales aren’t working I believe. BT obviously as I’m out of the 18 month contract put their broadband prices up, looking at the tv and broadband package so little bit stuck .... any suggesting as to how I get a good deal if they are any available ?? Anyone know when things may be back to normal and Sky sales team are back offering joining discounts ?? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks 

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  • JJ_Egan
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    edited 23 April 2020 at 9:53AM
    Back to normal 2021 probably .
    Negotiate a new contract with BT .Check your BT dashboard for offers.
    Even if Sky answer the phone Open Reach will probably not do any work required .
    Sky contacts see multiple Sky threads .
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    wilse5 said: Anyone know when things may be back to normal 
    How long is a piece of string?
  • Problem is don’t really want to stay with bt for tv, suppose I could change broadband and then tv afterwards, again not the cleverest at this... it is possible to choose a different broadband person then choose sky for tv only when they open the sales side for tv ? Sorry to be a pain if this is common sense but would rather know before I start cancelling everything 
  • JJ_Egan
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    BT supply Sky channels .
    You can change BB and get Sky tv later .
    Dont cancel anything as cancelling leads to possible extra charges and loss of service .
    Changes are now gaining provider led .
    Go to Sky web site and sign up for what you want providing you are out of all BT contracts ( check )

    But again ability to change BB depends upon Open Reach and the work they need to do in the exchange . As they are on lockdown it could mean a loss of service .
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    edited 23 April 2020 at 2:36PM
    wilse5 said: Sorry to be a pain if this is common sense but would rather know before I start cancelling everything 
    As above, I wouldn't be cancelling anything until you know for certain that other suppliers are currently  available to you. New installations can be  problematical at the moment as all telcos are prioritising maintenance, repair and "vulnerable" customers for the time being. 
  • wilse5 said: Sorry to be a pain if this is common sense but would rather know before I start cancelling everything 
    As above, I wouldn't be cancelling anything until you know for certain that other suppliers are currently  available to you. New installations can be  problematical at the moment as all telcos are prioritising maintenance, repair and "vulnerable" customers for the time being. 
    Probably best to wait to see what the next month or so brings, thank you all for the help and response. Maybe they will offer something special to join come June time ish 
  • 5limJim74
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    openreach are still doing line switchovers so as long as you are just moving between normal providers then there won’t be a loss of service, sky sales teams are phasing back this week so worth giving them a call this week to see what’s available 
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