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Rise in Sky line rental will increase gap from wholesale to retail

From 1st March 2017, new customers to Sky will be paying more per month for the voice line rental, while no figure has officially being announced we'd expect a rise of 70p to £1 per month based on past history. Our broadband listings and offers reflect this increase, and while at the time of writing this item the Sky website has not updated we expect it to update shortly.

Sky line rental is still likely to be cheaper than BT, but this does follow on from other price rises such as the entry level Sky Satellite TV Original bundle which rose from £20 per month to £22 per month.

The rise is not due to changes in the wholesale pricing which Ofcom regulates but we presume may be down to other rising costs such as support staff wages.


Virgin media offer naked DSL. VoIPtalk SIP is far better service to BTs POTs.

  • deanwade
  • about 1 year ago

@deanwade3 I didn't think Virgin did DSL at all now. And if you mean cable then how much cheaper is the "naked" product than the product that includes voice?

  • ian72
  • about 1 year ago

"Naked DOCSIS" is about £8 cheaper a month after offers expire, and means 12 month contract rather than 18.

The offers currently make it 25 pence more expensive, but there have been offers on BB only recently.

  • rtho782
  • about 1 year ago

Not be long before the others follow suit I'm thinking of going to pine media

  • 2doorsbob
  • about 1 year ago

I'm sure a lot of these price rises from Sky & BT are to subsidise premier football broadcasts

  • Heavenr
  • about 1 year ago

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