While the student packages from both these suppliers are a great
option for anyone looking to set up their broadband service for the
next 9 months, there is a big difference in the speeds available
from each one.
Sky is offering a standard 17Mb connection,
more than enough to get everyone in the house online. Whether you
need to research a microbe for your latest biology project or
you're just throwing on a movie to watch in your downtime, the
included unlimited usage means you'll never run in any trouble by
going over your cap. Plus, with Sky's advertised 99.9% core network
reliability, you can be sure of a great connection no matter when
you log on.
By comparison, Virgin Media is offering
ultrafast download speeds of up to 152Mb per second. So no matter
how many of your housemates are downloading the latest Game of
Thrones episode, the huge amount of available bandwidth means
you'll be able to stream your favourite movie in high quality every
time. Plus, with absolutely no cap, you don't have to worry about
adding any more to your bill just because your latest art project
required a huge download.
Neither package requires you to pay for phone calls, which makes
sense when most of your housemates will probably have their own
mobile service to use. However each network deals with it slightly
While Sky still requires you to pay for line
rental, you don't pay any extra for a phone service. Instead, you
simply pay for the calls you use at the end of the month. This
means you'll still have a landline that you can receive calls on
should you be low on signal in your new home.
On the other hand, Virgin media's broadband
service has no need for line rental at all. The cable broadband
service used by the network doesn't require any kind of phone line
to be hooked up to your house, however a specific cable box will
need to be installed in order for it to work properly. Before
signing up, you may want to make sure your landlord is fine with
this to go ahead.
Sky offers the best value of the bunch, with a completely free
unlimited broadband connection now available on a 9 month contract
with just line rental to pay! After your contract ends, the service
is only £10/month plus line rental.
There's no need to pay any line rental for Virgin Media's
student deal. The network's ultrafast service is now available on a
simple 9 month contract, so you never need to pay for more months
than you'll use.
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