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Old 20th May 2019, 20:19   #11
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Looking for ways of getting rid of landline. Apart from broadband we just donít use it.

And I have long thought Sky is a not worth it anymore.
We got rid of sky about 5 years ago. Just got too expensive, switched to now tv and we get the bits of sky that I want to watch at a good price. Got netflix as well.

Rumours Disney are starting their own streaming service soon. One to watch out for.
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Old 22nd May 2019, 08:14   #12
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Looking for ways of getting rid of landline. Apart from broadband we just donít use it.

And I have long thought Sky is a not worth it anymore.

I/we had a couple of forays into subscribing to Sky for satellite, pre digital terrestrial, now I wouldn't even consider it. There is far too much to watch on the terrestrial channels, we just don't need more.



My mobile costs are comparable to the extra I pay for included calls in my landline package with Plusnet, but as I have a fibre package for internet - why not?



I do sometimes use tethering via mobile data whilst away, but that is much more expensive than my unlimited fibre, so I limit my mobile data use.



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I thought I would wait until we have done the full switch from BT to Vodafone and update this thread.
Got everything we had before except access to UK TV Gold but Iím sure some wizard will show me how to get that channel again!
The big difference is the cost. Identical package now transferred to Vodafone is £33 per month cheaper. Ironically we got a letter this week from BT telling us the home entertainment part was going up again by £1 per month. Furthermore the financial press has been reporting that BT is saddled with huge debts and is in trouble.
Thatís £34 less per month.
Had to buy the box giving us recording capability but then it will be paid for after 4.4 months. Connection to the sound bar was simple so we get good surround sound too.
One minor delay was 3 days when BT switched off and Vodafone went live. Hardly a problem when you donít use your land line and the mobiles still worked using data instead of Wi-fi. Pleased with the result and getting used to the Freeview Play box.
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Should have said we got 2 new mobile phones included. With BT it was a SIM only package and had to buy our mobiles.
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I have recently cut the cord to save money and I have got a firestick. I don't get local channels and there is a lot of free stuff out there. I have Netflix and I have Amazon Prime so I watch a lot their stuff. I also jailbroke the firestick so I get movies and TV shows whenever I want. I don't have data limits. I've installed some cool apps on my firestick suggested by this resource - https://www.firestickhow.com/best-firestick-apps.html . I love freedom my firestick offers
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Just read a report that BT have increased prices 3 times in the last 4 years.
I knew it was getting expensive.

They've just announced a further increase in the Sport and entertainment packages and will increase the cost of phone and broadband next year.
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