New 'social' broadband tariff launched
Following our recent post Social Tariffs for Broadband, it has been announced that telecoms giant Sky has launched a Broadband Basics package to its existing customers.
Who is eligible?
To be eligible you (as a Sky account holder) need to be claiming Universal Credit or Pension Credit and be named on the Universal and Pension Credit statement to qualify for Sky Broadband Basics.
Sky will ask you for your National Insurance number so that they can check you're eligible - so make sure you have it to hand when you get in touch.
The tariff is only available to customers who already have Sky Broadband, but you'll need to get in touch to move to Sky Broadband Basics.
What is included?
Sky Broadband Basics costs £20 a month for 18 months. It includes:
- An average download speed of 36Mb/s (or where fibre isn't available where you live, average download speeds of 11Mb/s.)
- Pay As You Talk. Only for the calls that you make.
It comes with a new 18-month contract, but if you need to leave us before it ends, Sky won't charge you any early termination fees on your Sky Broadband.
After 18-months the price will go back to the standard rate - Sky will tell you what this will be when you get in touch. You'll also get an email to let you know when the price is coming to an end, and you can get in touch to talk about the options available.
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