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Is there anybody here who has actually received Amazon Vouchers from BroadbandGenie ???
I was about to go for the Vodafone Superfast 1 deal where you are supposed to receive a £120 Amazon voucher from BroadbandGenie, but there seem to be a lot of people on here who have had problems getting similar vouchers.
I wondered if anyone can say, 'Yes - it worked for me!!!' ???
I spoke to Vodafone and they claim to know nothing about the offer and said there are lots of scams around that seem similar to this (though stopped short of saying this was a scam).
So, has anyone done this deal (or a similar one) and received their vouchers okay?
Anyone? :question: :huh:
With my 18 months of Sky Talk + Broadband deal (with Sky TV running 5 months adrift) expiring today, my bill went up from £48 per month to £61.
I called Sky, and the agent told me for a one-off fee of £10 (fair enough) he could if I re-entered into an 18-month contract for the Broadband and Talk put my entire package (TV + Broadband + Talk) at £50 per month, instead of the £61 I just paid for January.
However here is where I am confused...he told me he would "upgrade" my Broadband to "Sky Broadband Essential" (which will apparently activate tomorrow) - and it will be a bit faster than my current Sky Broadband.
But googling...it seems "Sky Essential" is merely a PACKAGE name...for TV + Broadband + Phone...and NOT a slightly faster version of Sky Broadband!
Have I been mis-sold?
P.S. Even if the Broadband from tomorrow is the same speed...I guess I don't mind if the agent was being "economical with the truth" about what "Broadband Essential" is...as long as my speed doesn't REDUCE...
Hi, LeeThanks for your informative post.Admittedly I know next to nothing about Netflix - but if posting my self-congratulating news will lead to me saving money, then it's a good thing :-)Here are my family's circumstances- me, my brother, my mother, my father in the same house (my father being the owner).1) As far as I know, my Father being <over 75> doesn't pay / hasn't paid for a TV license for years...2) There are 3 x HDMI TVs in our house - one in my PC room - which has our first Sky box, which I changed to FREE-SAT years ago...as I don't really watch TV in this room...note that it DOES still get FREE Indian channels too (this will become relevant as you read on...) - and since I barely turn that TV on, I don't need Netflix or Sky on it...2a) The main Sky TV is a 2019 model - with a "Netflix" button on the remote - presumably meaning no need to attach a separate Netflix Set Top box (or whatever they're called)? 2b) My Father has a 2010 TV with Sky multi-room in his bedroom - presumably we would need to buy a Netflix box of some sort for it? It doesn't have a Netflix button like the 2019 TV...Actually I'm not even sure if his TV is capable of Internet...or Wi-Fi...which would mean we wouldn't be able to download Netflix to it?3) Both my (very elderly) parents watch (as far as I know) a mixture of the Paid and Free Indian channels - my Mother uses Sky+ to series-record SOME Indian programmes (while others she watches live) - my Father has NEVER used Sky+ to record.4) Sky recently told me that if we were to fully cancel our TV subscription - we will be able to keep the 2 x Sky+ boxes - and use them as "Free-Sat" - the only thing they will disable apart from the Paid channels is the Recording functionality.5) Would my elderly non-technical parents be able to navigate / watch Indian programmes easily on Netflix? And does it have series linking (or an equivalent)?6) My brother and I don't watch Sky One or such channels - we just watch the Terrestrials / Freeview mostly - and NONE of the family watch Sports...7) At a guess - the best Netflix subscription for our household would be the £9 one - for 2 x TVs...? I can always swap the Wi-Fi capable TV in my PC room with my Father's TV (they are both 2010 models, but mine was a bit newer).8) Although we have managed fine on ADSL 14-Meg broadband for over a decade - since we got the 2019 TV...my brother uses it for its built-in Youtube functionality all the time - which as you'd expect makes my PC or Android phone's Wi-Fi streaming lag (not terribly, but sometimes noticeably) - so I DO want to take the plunge to Fibre Broadband (Sky's Fibre speed will be about 70 Meg)...as that will also presumably assist in Netflix downloads too. The average NET price of such a Fibre (after Cashback or voucher or loyalty rebates) seems to be between £15 to £25 depending on provider / deal - so let's say Fibre for about £20 a month.9) Add in Netflix £9 package (for 2 screens) - let's say £30 in total, which does sound very good...although my concern is my parents may not get the breadth of (and ease of) the Indian channels...I can't really see them browsing or navigating menus with ease...but then maybe it's easy on Netflix?
Update -Having spoken to both my parents to identify which Indian channels they watch on their PAID Sky+ TVs - 1) My Mother pretty much watches just FOUR Free-Sat channels (I tested the channel numbers on my Free-Sat TV in the PC room...and I do get the feed...so she will too on her Sky+ box if we leave Sky's paid service...)She RARELY watches the PAID Indian channels now (although I do remember she used to be ADDICTED to them in 2007 when we first got Sky though!!) - and she said although she did think she needs Series Recordings...she can live without them.2) My Father just watches THREE Free-Sat channels mostly - very seldomly dipping into one or two of the PAID channels...i.e. he won't really be fussed if he loses those...3) My brother doesn't care one way or the other (and anyway...I know from his viewing he only watches Free-Sat U.K. and American channels). Plus as I mentioned...he's more into his Youtube documentaries.I was about to move my planned £23 upgrade from Sky ADSL 14 Meg to Sky's 70-Meg fibre (commencing on 22nd February) to say Vodafone or Plusnet (as they had good cashback deals) - but had read horror stories about Vodafone's service, and then stumbled on this list - www.lovemoney.com/news/12418/uks-worst-broadband-provider-talktalk-plusnet-bt- showing Sky and EE as having the fewest complaints about their Broadband Services...So I phoned Sky, and asked the girl who answered that IF I leave Sky TV - would they still allow me the Fibre at £23 per month (instead of the standard £27) ?She said Yes, double-checked with her Manager - and confirmed I will pay £23 for the next 18 months (instead of the usual £27 for Sky customers who don't have paid Sky TV).Now although Sky's fibre is pricier than others...the one excellent thing I've found with Sky is since taking their Line - their "Talk Shield" has given NO COLD CALL attempts in the last 18 months (whereas when we were with "B.T. Basic" before that...it was constant harassment)...so that is a strong reason I wanted to stay with Sky for Fibre / the phone line service.However as my 18-month "Sky Q" contract would only have gone live next month...she told me I am still bound in to my CURRENT 2 x Sky+ subscriptions until JUNE 16TH...and it will now remain at the earlier price of £17 for Main package / and £13 for Multi-room (so £4 more than the "Sky Q" of £17 for Main / and £9 for Multi-room)- but as that will only be £4 "more" for the next FOUR MONTHS (so a total of £16 more)...after which we will only pay £23 for Fibre (and ZERO for TV...) for the next 14 months of Sky Fibre...it's worth it in the LONG TERM...She also confirmed what one of her colleagues had said last week...that we will lose Sky+ recording functionality...but we will get to keep the 2 x Sky+ Boxes, and we CAN continue to use them for Free-Sat viewing for both our Main room and my Father's room.P.S. - I am not fussed on having Netflix - and neither is my brother. I might get a one-off month to see if he or I like it - but no biggie either way...So all in all...it's just Fibre we'll be paying for after June 16th.@ Lee - thanks for the advice! Will look into avoiding the BBC License Fee stuff too later...Actually...as we won't get the benefit of Sky+ recording from June...just to confirm...can we use Netflix to watch "Eastenders" and the like whenever we want...? And if yes, is that even on the BASIC (one room only) subscription of £5.99 a month...?(Note - our 2019 TV is intentionally not 4-K, as we are not fussed on having that)
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