Sky is offering TV customers a year’s broadband along with a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 for free.
The basic broadband service, which normally costs £7.50/month, will be offered free for 12 months with any Sky TV package, therefore saving you £90.
The cheapest Sky TV package you can get is the Original Bundle, which costs £21.50/month. This gives you channels like Sky 1, Sky Arts, Sky Living and Sky Atlantic.
Sky TV customers automatically get access to Sky Go, Sky’s catch up service for when you’re not sat in front of your TV. Sky Go can be accessed online and on most phones and tablets. It just so happens with this bundle deal you get a free tablet thrown in, if you didn’t have one already.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 has a 7-inch screen with a resolution of 1,280×800 (WXGA). That’s not the sharpest display on the block – the Nexus 7 has a 1080p Full HD resolution screen – but it’s not so low that your favourite shows will look like a blocky pixelated mess when you’re streaming. It’s a little higher than 720p and it’s capable of playing 1080p HD video at 30fps – you just won’t be able to see Full HD video in all its glory.
A fly in the ointment is that there is currently an issue with Sky Go on tablets that run 4.4 KitKat. It can sometime take up to 10 seconds for a picture to become clear on tablets. After having run into problems in the past, Sky has invested heavily in improving support for Android devices and has promised to resolve this issue soon.
The Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 comes with 8GB of internal storage plus support for microSD cards of up to 32GB in size. That’s plenty of space for music and media files for those times when you’re not catching up on Sky TV shows.
Normally, you’d pay £159 for a Galaxy Tab 4 7.0, meaning you’ll save a grand total of £249 with this deal once you’ve added that £90 saving.
If you don’t want a Galaxy Tab, you’ve got the option of signing up for £100 of vouchers for Tesco and M&S, or a MasterCard with £100 pre-paid. Of course, if you didn’t want a tablet worth £159 you could always sell it online for more than £100…
You’d still need to pay line rental which currently works out at £15.40/month. In total you’ll pay £36.90/month for the whole thing, plus a one-off £20 connection fee and £6.95 for the delivery of the Sky Hub wireless router.
Over a year this works out at £469.75, compared to the £718.75 you’d otherwise pay. For the full terms and conditions, head over to the Shop section of Sky’s site now.