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Re: Re: BT Sport
« Reply #40 on: May 16, 2013, 05:18:32 PM »
Only problem I have with Infinity is that torrenting during the day is a no no, my downloads crawl along at something like 0.1Mb/s - regular internet not affected at all, including legal downloads, streaming, gaming e.t.c

That is very odd as BT's site says Infinity is not throttled at all.

This is the one thing stopping me switching from Sky - you get different answers as to whether BT Infinity is throttled or not.

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Re: BT Sport
« Reply #41 on: May 16, 2013, 05:33:23 PM »
Not going to happen guys, easy enough to check if there are multiple locations logged in at once.

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Re: BT Sport
« Reply #42 on: May 16, 2013, 07:13:02 PM »
Just phoned up as I have the standard BT broadband package which I only renewed last week before I thought about BT sport coming up, was ready for them to try and get out of it but they just said I was already registered for it and my free year starts in August, sound 8)

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Re: BT Sport
« Reply #43 on: May 16, 2013, 10:00:09 PM »
That is very odd as BT's site says Infinity is not throttled at all.

This is the one thing stopping me switching from Sky - you get different answers as to whether BT Infinity is throttled or not.

They do restrict p2p speeds during the day on Infinity, I'm not sure how badly speeds are restricted as I don't use torrents, newsgroups on the other hand are unaffected.

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Re: BT Sport
« Reply #44 on: May 17, 2013, 07:36:28 PM »
They do restrict p2p speeds during the day on Infinity, I'm not sure how badly speeds are restricted as I don't use torrents, newsgroups on the other hand are unaffected.

And yet their website and live chat have clearly stated that they don't - or at least not for new subscribers to any of the "totally unlimited" Infinity packages

http://bt.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/10495/~/broadband-usage-policy states:

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What is BT's traffic management policy?

Information for customers on totally unlimited products

If you're on Unlimited Broadband, Unlimited Broadband extra, Unlimited BT Infinity 1, Unlimited BT Infinity 2, or for customers taking BT Total Broadband Option 3 from 1 February 2013, we won't place any speed restrictions no matter how much you upload or download, even at peak times


Information for customers on other products

For customers on all other broadband products: to protect the performance of the network and to ensure the best experience for all users of the service, at peak times we may manage the speed of non-time critical applications such as Peer-to-Peer (P2P).

You can, of course, still use P2P services, but downloads will take longer during the peak times.

We may need to vary the policy from time to time to ensure the best possible experience for all our customers. This site will always be kept up to date with the latest information.

Unless someone can point out something I am missing - I can't see any reason for me to not switch (from Sky) to BT Infinity.

The down speed will be (at least) the same, the up speed will be faster, their router is better and to top it all BT Sport is free whilst I am with BT (with HD free for the first 12 months).

Sure, over 18 months, Sky's Fibre product is £30ish cheaper but their line rental is £20ish more and that's before you take the £290 BT Sport (HD) would cost over 18 months, the £80 cashback and the £50 Sainsburys voucher into account.

So - am I missing something here ?
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Re: BT Sport
« Reply #45 on: May 17, 2013, 08:58:12 PM »
And yet their website and live chat have clearly stated that they don't - or at least not for new subscribers to any of the "totally unlimited" Infinity packages

http://bt.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/10495/~/broadband-usage-policy states:

Unless someone can point out something I am missing - I can't see any reason for me to not switch (from Sky) to BT Infinity.

The down speed will be (at least) the same, the up speed will be faster, their router is better and to top it all BT Sport is free whilst I am with BT (with HD free for the first 12 months).

Sure, over 18 months, Sky's Fibre product is £30ish cheaper but their line rental is £20ish more and that's before you take the £290 BT Sport (HD) would cost over 18 months, the £80 cashback and the £50 Sainsburys voucher into account.

So - am I missing something here ?

They must have updated that then, as I say I don't use p2p so have no experience of using it on infinity

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Re: BT Sport
« Reply #46 on: May 18, 2013, 12:36:43 AM »

So - am I missing something here ?

The router Sky have been supplying since January is much better than the one BT were supplying last September although I doubt your average user would notice. Also Sky's line rental is cheaper, £14.50 compared with £15.45 per month or £119.40 compared with £129 for 12 months.

I think at the end of the day there's not that much difference in overall service or cost nowadays though with the exception that the BT Vision box is fucking shit and drives me crazy.
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Re: Re: BT Sport
« Reply #47 on: May 18, 2013, 09:33:05 AM »
The router Sky have been supplying since January is much better than the one BT were supplying last September although I doubt your average user would notice. Also Sky's line rental is cheaper, £14.50 compared with £15.45 per month or £119.40 compared with £129 for 12 months.

I think at the end of the day there's not that much difference in overall service or cost nowadays though with the exception that the BT Vision box is fucking shit and drives me crazy.

I would still stick with Sky for normal TV so don't need to worry about how poor BT Vision hardware is.

The main draw is the free BT Sport which I wouldn't have paid for but being it offered free is a good reason to switch when everything else is equal (if you know what I mean). £50 Sainsburys voucher and £80 cashback also helps.

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Re: BT Sport
« Reply #48 on: May 18, 2013, 09:55:39 AM »
I would still stick with Sky for normal TV so don't need to worry about how poor BT Vision hardware is.

The main draw is the free BT Sport which I wouldn't have paid for but being it offered free is a good reason to switch when everything else is equal (if you know what I mean). £50 Sainsburys voucher and £80 cashback also helps.

Well if TV is not a factor and you don't need a phone line installing then you're probably slightly better with BT. I don't know much about the fibre side of things though as I don't get it in my area until the end of the year. I had to get a phone line installed when I signed up to Sky, Sky charged me £10 for this and could do it 2 months earlier than BT even though it was BT engineers who installed the line. BT would have charged me £130. Sky's Internet down the phone line is much cheaper and is better in my opinion, don't think BT's is unlimited but again this is different for you due to Infinity.

Oh and I got £100 voucher for M&S from Sky which I bought a piece of furniture with. That was useful as it was a new house and I had nothing.
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Re: BT Sport
« Reply #49 on: May 20, 2013, 12:55:34 AM »
The main draw is the free BT Sport which I wouldn't have paid for but being it offered free is a good reason to switch when everything else is equal ....

If you take Sky broadband and phone line, which is much cheaper than the equivalent service from BT, then even though BT throws in BT Sport free, Sky works out cheaper by £4 pm.

BT phone & broadband per month plus free BT Sport = £38.00

Sky phone = ................£14,50
Sky broadband =............ £7,50
Sky cost of BT Sport........£12,00
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Sky Total per month =     £34.00




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« Reply #50 on: May 20, 2013, 01:02:02 PM »
If you take Sky broadband and phone line, which is much cheaper than the equivalent service from BT, then even though BT throws in BT Sport free, Sky works out cheaper by £4 pm.

BT phone & broadband per month plus free BT Sport = £38.00

Sky phone = ................£14,50
Sky broadband =............ £7,50
Sky cost of BT Sport........£12,00
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Sky Total per month =     £34.00


which broadband packages are you comparing?

from what i can see i can get phone line rental and fibre optic broadband from BT for £30.45 a month. and bt sport is free for the first 12 months.

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Re: BT Sport
« Reply #51 on: May 20, 2013, 01:20:29 PM »
I signed up recently and paid the line rental in advance (was offered this at the time). Something like £126 up front for the year. Just over £10 a month for the line rental then.

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Re: BT Sport
« Reply #52 on: May 20, 2013, 01:53:57 PM »
I signed up recently and paid the line rental in advance (was offered this at the time). Something like £126 up front for the year. Just over £10 a month for the line rental then.

Both Sky and BT do that if you ask. Sky's is £119.40 which I've just paid myself
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Re: BT Sport
« Reply #53 on: May 21, 2013, 01:49:28 AM »
which broadband packages are you comparing?....

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Re: BT Sport
« Reply #54 on: May 21, 2013, 08:55:39 AM »
Don't forget you get the vastly expanded On Demand section from Sky if you have their Broadband service, you'll lose this if you move to BT I think.

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Re: BT Sport
« Reply #55 on: May 21, 2013, 01:48:32 PM »
Was looking at my stats on Infinity yesterday and was a little surprised to see I've been averaging 350GB of data a month so far since I had it installed, I would say I've had full speed for that full period and have had no complaints from BT regarding usage, so I would say they're living up to their "Unlimited" data promise for me anyway!

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Re: BT Sport
« Reply #56 on: May 21, 2013, 09:13:42 PM »
Don't forget you get the vastly expanded On Demand section from Sky if you have their Broadband service, you'll lose this if you move to BT I think.

no you dont mate, iv got infinty and my ondemand works with it

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Re: BT Sport
« Reply #57 on: May 21, 2013, 11:18:55 PM »
no you dont mate, iv got infinty and my ondemand works with it

On demand works in its basic form, but I think you only get the expanded one with Sky Broadband - at least that used to be the case anyway.

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Re: BT Sport
« Reply #58 on: May 22, 2013, 08:35:47 PM »
I asked someone on the BT Sport website chat if my BT Sport subscription would show up on all my boxes and I was told no - it is only for the Viewing Card number that you have to give them when you sign up for it through Sky.

When I calculate the price Sky v BT, I always find that Sky is a lot cheaper for comparable options. The one thing I did like BT for was the free Wifi minutes and BT Hotspots for when I was out and about and that is better than Sky's offering.

ESPN America will be shown on as part of the BT Sport package which is great for me as I watch the College football. I pay for ESPN so when that finishes I will just pay the £15 month BT Sport and get more rugby matches and the UFC.
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Re: Re: BT Sport
« Reply #59 on: May 22, 2013, 08:41:25 PM »
which broadband packages are you comparing?

from what i can see i can get phone line rental and fibre optic broadband from BT for £30.45 a month. and bt sport is free for the first 12 months.

And £7.50 a month is certainly not unlimited Sky Fibre. Or if it is I want £12.50 a month of my bill.

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Re: BT Sport
« Reply #60 on: May 22, 2013, 10:32:37 PM »
And £7.50 a month is certainly not unlimited Sky Fibre. Or if it is I want £12.50 a month of my bill.

It's the normal Sky Unlimited service that's £7.50

The one thing I did like BT for was the free Wifi minutes and BT Hotspots for when I was out

Sky have the same sort of thing. I get access to Sky Wifi hotspots which seem to be everywhere I go
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Re: BT Sport
« Reply #61 on: May 23, 2013, 09:13:24 AM »
ESPN America will be shown on as part of the BT Sport package which is great for me as I watch the College football. I pay for ESPN so when that finishes I will just pay the £15 month BT Sport and get more rugby matches and the UFC.

Is BT going to have UFC?

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Re: BT Sport
« Reply #62 on: May 23, 2013, 09:36:04 AM »
no you dont mate, iv got infinty and my ondemand works with it

Just had a look into this and apparently Sky changed their policy last year to allow all other people using all other ISPs to get their Anytime+.

That's handy to know.

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Re: BT Sport
« Reply #63 on: May 23, 2013, 11:53:14 AM »
Is BT going to have UFC?
I was under that impression but am not 100% sure.
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Re: BT Sport
« Reply #64 on: May 23, 2013, 06:36:34 PM »
I was under that impression but am not 100% sure.

Appears they have until 2016. Wasn't interested in BT Sport until found they would have this, hmmm!

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Re: BT Sport
« Reply #65 on: May 23, 2013, 06:47:33 PM »
A bit shit that it's £15 per box, whereas for ESPN it's a tenner for every box in the house.

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Re: BT Sport
« Reply #66 on: May 24, 2013, 11:56:37 AM »
Did it. finally did it.

Fuck off Murdoch, you've had my last penny.

BT Sport, with infinity and YouView.

Sorry PlusNet as I quite liked you and its a shame I had to dump you in the same boat as old Rupee but there you go.

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Re: BT Sport
« Reply #67 on: May 25, 2013, 01:57:32 PM »
Just updated the channels on my "dodgy" sat TV box and BT sport is there....

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Re: BT Sport
« Reply #68 on: May 26, 2013, 03:53:18 PM »
Just updated the channels on my "dodgy" sat TV box and BT sport is there....

thanks mate. just rescanned 28.2 east and it is there for me too.

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Re: BT Sport
« Reply #69 on: May 26, 2013, 07:35:38 PM »
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Re: BT Sport
« Reply #70 on: May 26, 2013, 09:21:54 PM »
Am I right in thinking then that ESPN have no Premier League matches next season then? Any ideas how much BT Sport costs on Virgin?

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Re: BT Sport
« Reply #71 on: May 27, 2013, 02:56:13 PM »
Has it been confirmed that you need 2 subscriptions with bt sport to watch on a multiroom box? i cant see any reason for me to hang on to espn anymore, when does the bt sport channel start showing content?

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Re: BT Sport
« Reply #72 on: May 27, 2013, 02:57:55 PM »
If you're on Sky you should of had (or will get) a letter saying your ESPN sub will end soon automatically (haven't got it in front of me to say what date exactly).

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« Reply #73 on: May 27, 2013, 03:09:58 PM »
I got that letter saying it would be cancelled but you can go online and do it yourself.

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Re: BT Sport
« Reply #74 on: May 27, 2013, 03:14:57 PM »
They usually have 1 or more of our preseason games on ESPN so I'm leaving mine run out like the letter said (end of July I think?) just incase

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Re: BT Sport
« Reply #75 on: May 27, 2013, 03:22:50 PM »
Has it been confirmed that you need 2 subscriptions with bt sport to watch on a multiroom box? i cant see any reason for me to hang on to espn anymore, when does the bt sport channel start showing content?
Yes. I asked someone on the online chat on the BT Sport website.
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Re: BT Sport
« Reply #76 on: May 27, 2013, 08:42:25 PM »
BT sport will be on virgin. Just waiting for confirmation of details....

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« Reply #77 on: May 28, 2013, 04:30:13 PM »
BT sport will be on virgin. Just waiting for confirmation of details....

https://customer.virginmedia.com/forms/btsport/3

c*nts dont say whether it will be included as part of the package. ESPN is included as part of the XL package on Virgn so surely if we are losing ESPN, they should either reduce the price, or replace it with BT. Doubt either of those will happen though.

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Re: BT Sport
« Reply #78 on: May 28, 2013, 05:13:05 PM »
ESPN is included as part of the XL package on Virgn so surely if we are losing ESPN, they should either reduce the price, or replace it with BT.

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Re: BT Sport
« Reply #79 on: June 3, 2013, 02:13:13 PM »
Has it been confirmed that you need 2 subscriptions with bt sport to watch on a multiroom box? i cant see any reason for me to hang on to espn anymore, when does the bt sport channel start showing content?

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