Good deal for bundled TV / Internet /phone line?

I'm too dim to work out where I should post this, but I'm looking to bundle all three together if it makes financial sense. Already have Sky, so was wondering if their Internet and phone deals cut the mustard?


Bravo_Bravo said:
I'm too dim to work out where I should post this, but I'm looking to bundle all three together if it makes financial sense. Already have Sky, so was wondering if their Internet and phone deals cut the mustard?


I have Sky but going to BT for phone & tinternet.
BB, read this before signing a contract:

Or if you want it in print format buy the November Issue of PC Advisor, which is out at the moment.

Sky Review:

Sky Broadband

Sky first launched its broadband service back in 2006, and soon thereafter went head to head with one of today’s other big guns, Virgin Media. Both were able to capitalise on their existing brand and their provision of additional TV channels, then add these to both their broadband and landline phone services. It was a competitive and often bloody time.

Nearly a 10th of all respondents to our broadband survey 2009 told us they are Sky Broadband customers and, in general, their experience of the UK’s third-largest ISP was favourable. More than 85 percent would recommend Sky’s broadband service.

Sky customers are also confirmed web addicts, it seems: a third of you also have 3G or mobile broadband via a dongle or smartphone, while three quarters of you spend at least 10 leisure hours a week online and a third of you more than 20 hrs.

Sky was criticised for its slightly below average reliability – this was the most likely factor that would lead Sky customers to switch to another ISP. Many of you have had cause to contact technical or customer support, and below-par scores here indicate this wasn’t always a satisfactory experience. Satisfaction rates for connection speeds, however, were impressive.

Sky customers appear to be paying among the least for their broadband provision – the majority of survey respondents are paying less than £15 a month for web access, while 47 percent of Sky users are on a sub-£10 per month deal. Even so, uncapped broadband and connection rates of 5Mbps to 8Mbps were the norm.
We have BT phone broadband and BT Vision, We use to have sky and phone broadband sperate. But its cheaper with all three with BT. We think BT Vision is better than Sky!

Got into a bit of dispute with my broadband supplier over billing. They were continually billing me for telephone and television services despite the fact that I didn't subscribe to either of those services. The only way I could stop them plundering my bank account was to cancel the direct debit and pay cash for the undisputed broadband element of the bill.

They then kicked off and added a cash handling charge to my still incorrect bills - I ignored that and continued to pay the contractual price for the broadband. After a few months of that I was threatened with the disconnection of my broadband service and, unbelievably, disconnection of my phone service. Not bad given that my broadband supplier isn't BT and my phone service was and indeed, still is supplied by BT.

The point here is that if you have all of your media / comms services from one supplier you are going to be fcuked over if you get into dispute over one of the services if it leads to you witholding payment for that part of the service. Eggs in one basket and all that...............

I've got Sky but was on BT for phone line. I left BT though 'cause the thieving sods were charging me £7.50 extra a month even though I wasn't using their answerphone system. Switched it all to Sky now...

*Edited to add:- I got it for £16.50 a month when they had the special offer on.
I've got the lot through Sky, land line and rental with unlimited landline calls, unlimited 20 meg broadband and satellite TV. I'm very happy with the service I'm receiving. I'm paying on average between £45 and £50 a month for the lot.
If you live in a Virgin media cabled area I can get you this deal through the work for £33 a month no commission for me out of it either,

you still get 3 of our very best cable services for half price, including V+ HD. The offer rules around whose eligible are slightly different though, so make sure you're clear about what's included by reading on…

What do you get?

Virgin TV

160 digital TV channels including Music Video on Demand
V+ HD box
Plus, an additional set top box for another room
Virgin Broadband

Up to 20Mb fibre optic broadband
Free wireless router (new customers and customers adding broadband)
Backup and store precious files. Print 50 free photos a month.
Virgin Phone

Completely unlimited calls to UK landlines, 24/7.
Plus, Talk International and Talk Mobile for free.
All for just £33.50 a month (usually: £67) when taken with e-billing on a Direct Debit. If your mate wants one of our even bigger bundles, such as VIP, they can take it out at full price and get a £33.50 discount instead!

Who gets it?

New customers, and existing customers adding an RGU (An RGU is a revenue generating unit, such as Broadband, Phone or TV. It doesn't include V+)

Existing customers cannot have left Virgin Media or removed an RGU within 60 days of us receiving their application

Only new customers will receive a free install

Customers adding broadband will receive a free wireless router

If any one is interested let me know and I'll add you to it
BB - Another major factor is where you live.

I recently moved into a relatively new housing area, and regardless of what deals BT, Sky, Virgin etc have, the chances are if its a new estate, the exchange will be 'bundled' and therefore you end up paying around £15 regardless of who provides it as they have to use the main company's line/exchange. For example, Virgin can offer me broadband, but have to pay BT the extra £15 which gets added to my bill before any of the services.

Of course, if you live outside of one of these areas, then check out Martin Lewis' site as suggested earlier in the thread.



Have not long (12 months) ago moved into a new build and decided to go with the whole Sky package.

We got the phone (unlimited UK calls all day every day) HD TV (5 packages, no sport or movies though :cry: ) and Mid package broadband (10 mb speed and 10 GB download) all for just under £50 a month.

All TV and phone installed for us within 10 days and ready to use that day, broadband installed about 3 days later, free wirless router and never had any problems at all.

All in all a good solid deal.

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