Dan Howdle | February 2nd, 2024
Starting today, Sky is offering up to £60 cashback to new customers across its entire range, meaning there's never been a better time to get a Sky Broadband deal. Let's take a closer look at what's on offer.
These deals are only available till 8 February 2024, so if you see something you like, snap it up!
Sky's 61Mbps, blandly-named 'Superfast' package is plenty fast for most households. One of the things we most like about Sky Broadband – and there are many – is the sheer value it offers. 61Mbps will be enough to stream 4K video on multiple TVs, download stuff in reasonable time, and browse the internet till your heart's content. You may hit bottlenecks if you have gamers and/or perennial downloaders in the house, but other than that, Superfast is the 'for everyone' package. The option to add on Sky Stream TV makes Sky, above all others, particularly appealing.
This is the same 61Mbps Superfast deal you can read about above, with one key difference. This package bundles in Sky Wi-Fi Max, which is an add-on service that provides a wifi guarantee and an upgraded Wi-Fi 6 router. The guarantee ensures you get good wifi reception in every room in your house. If you don't, Sky will provide you with additional satellite routers that will extend the reach of the main router. And if you still can't get great wifi across your whole home, Sky will compensate you financially. The upgraded router is Wi-Fi 6 capable, which means much faster data speeds to devices that are Wi-Fi 6 ready, and an increased signal range.
Hang on a moment. At 100Mbps, this deal is quicker than Sky Superfast, has a bigger voucher (£50), and it's cheaper? Yes. That's because this is a full fibre deal (as are all the rest of the deals this week). Full Fibre is a special sort of fibre broadband that uses fibre optic cabling for 100% of its network, meaning it can go much faster than traditional superfast broadband. However, there's a catch: Only one in four households – or thereabouts – can get it as national rollout is ongoing. If you don't know if you can get it, click on the deal and Sky will check your postcode and tell you. If you can get it, this is our pick of the bunch.
Again, this is a Full Fibre broadband package, meaning only about one in four of us can get it. If you don't know, click on the deal and Sky will be able to tell you if you live somewhere it's available. Sky Ultrafast offers speeds averaging 145Mbps, which is more than enough for all but the most gamer-laden of households. This is a lot of broadband for just £30 per month, and the £50 gift voucher makes the deal that much sweeter.
This is the same as the deal above this one – 145Mbps, Full Fibre with limited availability. But in addition you'll be bundling in the Wi-Fi Max upgrade, which provides you a better router and a wifi whole home guarantee. Is it worth the upgrade? Well, the faster you go the more worthwhile that higher-spec router becomes. 145Mbps is probably more like a minimum to justify the upgrade. After all, what use is wifi that can hit 700-800Mbps when you're ticking along at a maximum of 61Mbps?
Ultrafast Plus is Sky's second-fastest Full Fibre package. Gigafast is faster still, but both packages, unfortunately with them being Full Fibre are limited in their availability, with only around one in four homes able to get it. 500Mbps is extremely fast. To put that in perspective, streaming 4K TV is one of the most bandwidth-intensive (requiring the most speed) things the average household can do, and 500Mbps will allow you to do that simultaneously to 30 TVs. Silly. But then, all that speed can be handy if you have gamers in the house, simply because of the sheer size of downloadable games these days.
This is Sky's top speed, and as a Full Fibre package isn't available everywhere. If you think you need broadband so fast you can download huge videogames in less time than it takes to watch a YouTube review of said game then this is the one for you. For everyone else, you don't need broadband this fast. Save yourself some money and go for something slower and cheaper. If you still want too-fast broadband you'll still get that with Ultrafast Plus (above), and you'll save yourself some money. If you absolutely must have the fastest speed available though? This is the one.
Here's a quick snapshot of Sky's complete range so you can see where this package sits.
|£34 per month
|£28 per month
|£29 per month
|£34 per month
|£44 per month
All Sky Broadband deals come with a phone line. Home landlines are less and less needed these days due to the fact we all have mobile phones, but you may still need one for a home business, or simply because it's how your household operates. Sky phone lines are pay-as-you-go as standard, meaning you pay for every call you make. However, you can specify a free anytime calls pacage at the checkout for a few extra quid a month, and if you're going to be using your home phone a lot for outgoing UK calls, we recommend you do exactly that.
Installation with Sky is simple, and often won't require an engineer to actually enter your home, unless you've been with Virgin Media for a number of years and need your phone line reconnecting. Usually, Sky will post you your router and give you a date to plug it all in, then it's simply a case of following some straightforward instructions to get you up and running. The whole process usually takes two weeks or less.
Our Cable.co.uk broadband customer survey revealed that Sky came out near the top for customer service. In our experience, the Sky customer service team is one of the best around, so if you're nervous as a new Sky customer, don't be. Sky will look after you.
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