Sky is giving away a £50 reward card with its standalone broadband packages until 18 October so if you're not looking to add Sky TV to a broadband deal, now's as good a time as any to sign up.
Sky has a number of broadband and landline deals to choose from and all come with the £50 cashback, which comes in the form of a Sky Reward Card, essentially a pre-paid MasterCard that can be used at most retailers.
Sky is offering unlimited broadband, Sky Talk and line-rental for just £18 a month. This package offers an average download speed of 11Mbps. There’s an 18-month contract to sign, £9.95 to pay upfront and right now you also get a £50 reward card.
For whatever reason, Sky isn't promoting its entry-level fibre broadband package (Sky Fibre) at the moment. What it is doing instead is pushing the faster Sky Fibre Max product, which gives you speeds of 63Mbps, at the cheaper price of £27 a month. Again, there is an 18-month contract to sign and the reduced set-up cost of £9.95.
All packages come with the Sky Q Hub, the company’s latest Wi-Fi router.
And if you decide you want TV on top, you can always add it in the future. For £20 a month you can get Sky Q and the Entertainment pack, with sports, movies and box sets bundles available as extras.
Sky Q is the broadcaster’s most advanced television platform. Viewers can watch up to six shows while recording a seventh if they have the 2TB edition of the Sky Q box, which can store up to 1,000 hours of HD and allows you to enjoy your favourite shows in Ultra HD.
Be warned though, the 2TB Sky Q box will cost you an extra £199 set-up fee, or £65 if you take Sky Q Multiscreen at £12 a month. The standard 1TB box comes with a £20 set-up fee.
What’s more, the Sky Q box acts as a wifi booster for Sky broadband customers.
The reward card comes in the form of a prepaid MasterCard. You'll be sent an activation code separately, and will then need to call Customer Services on 0843 453 5490 to activate your card and be given your PIN.
Once activated, it can be used anywhere a Mastercard is accepted - apart from for gambling or at petrol stations. You can't use it for cash withdrawals or currency transactions either, or for cashback when you make a purchase.
To check whether you're able to receive Sky broadband, you can enter your postcode into our Sky broadband availability checker.