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    Sky Broadband - Any good?

    I am in the unusual position that I've just moved house, waiting for BT to get it's act together to get my new phone line up and running and I don't have an ADSL service!

    I am getting sky telly (when I can order it, when I get this phone line working) - but was wondering what their ADSL service is like?

    My local exchange has a Sky LLU presence there so I assume I could get ADSL2 from them. 16Meg broadband does seem overkill for me (we used to have VM 2meg cable), but if they are offering it cheap.....I'll take it.

    So should I:

    * Go with Sky 8 or 16 Meg packages.
    * Try O2/ Be
    * try An/Other BB supplier

    What I won't do is:

    * Go with AOL
    * Go with Tiscali
    * Go with Talk talk

    :-)

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    Re: Sky Broadband - Any good?

    if your getting Sky tv then go with Sky... if not then go with Be*/O2 simple as really

    sky LLU is brilliant... Sky connect isn't so if the exchange is like you say, Sky LLU enabled then sky would be where my money went

    with you being an allbeit future sky customer you can get sky base for free (low usage cap and 2mb speed cap) but for light browsing it's fine

    but i'm with sky (connect ) and i can't really fault em they are a bit pricey on the connect side of things but very competitive LLU
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    Re: Sky Broadband - Any good?

    Same questions that I may ask as well.

    Now I am with Tiscali, the download speed is pretty decent. However, as my new housemates are moving in – we all heavy downloader, which would be our best choice?

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    Re: Sky Broadband - Any good?

    Quote Originally Posted by TAKTAK View Post
    if your getting Sky tv then go with Sky... if not then go with Be*/O2 simple as really

    sky LLU is brilliant... Sky connect isn't so if the exchange is like you say, Sky LLU enabled then sky would be where my money went
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    Re: Sky Broadband - Any good?

    IM on sky and its been fine for me

    You have to use their router but it means that their support should be pretty clued up on supporting the service.

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    Re: Sky Broadband - Any good?

    Quote Originally Posted by SlayeRBoxeR View Post
    Same questions that I may ask as well.

    Now I am with Tiscali, the download speed is pretty decent. However, as my new housemates are moving in – we all heavy downloader, which would be our best choice?
    if your all heavy downloaders then Sky max.. as it has an unlimited cap, (subject to the F.U.P.)

    also, if you do go over your limit on the lower packages Sky don't charge you... they just send a letter saying "can you please reduce your usage or consider moving upto a higher package"

    which is very handy... cos i've quadrupled the Usage limit on mine this month (on my PC alone ) and sky havn't said a tinkle cos i pre-warned them a while ago that i would be on a higher tarriff if one was available

    also, they have sorted out the firmware problems that they were having with the routers (i sorted mine before they did and i got an extra router for free )
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    Re: Sky Broadband - Any good?

    Lovely jubbly.

    Just waiting for this line to go live (30th July) - then onwards to sky ordering!

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    Re: Sky Broadband - Any good?

    Our kid ordered Sky inc. their broadband, as well as needing to get BT connected. Sky are paying the £125-odd that BT are charging for the connection (think he has to send the BT bill to Sky then they pay out).

    Worth asking...

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    Re: Sky Broadband - Any good?

    my sky rocks i get 20+mb alot of the time

    myu brother who lives out in the sticks his sky struggles to get 256k


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    Re: Sky Broadband - Any good?

    Im with Be and they're great. Excellant speeds and no traffic shaping
    Also with Be you get 40 quid quidco.

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    Re: Sky Broadband - Any good?

    Quote Originally Posted by danroyle View Post
    my sky rocks i get 20+mb alot of the time

    myu brother who lives out in the sticks his sky struggles to get 256k

    How do you get 20mb+
    Its only up at 16mb max isnt it?

    Quote Originally Posted by mooo View Post
    Im with Be and they're great. Excellant speeds and no traffic shaping
    Also with Be you get 40 quid quidco.
    Twice the price though for not twice the speed or service.

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    Re: Sky Broadband - Any good?

    I had sky 16mb at my old house, i was only about 300 meters away from the exchange so i never got any less than 15mb.

    When i moved i was 1.5 miles away from the exchange and i rarely got over 10mb, quite poor to be honest! i ended up moving to BT, then back to virgin media and i get bang on 20mb.

    Although Sky were very reliable, compared to BT BB and such like..

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    Re: Sky Broadband - Any good?

    Quote Originally Posted by RICK... View Post
    I had sky 16mb at my old house, i was only about 300 meters away from the exchange so i never got any less than 15mb.

    When i moved i was 1.5 miles away from the exchange and i rarely got over 10mb, quite poor to be honest! i ended up moving to BT, then back to virgin media and i get bang on 20mb.

    Although Sky were very reliable, compared to BT BB and such like..
    your comparing 2 totally different broadband services....

    sky and virgin cannot be directly compared... for a start (and because it's late ) virgin is cable..

    and you would get a reduction in speed if you moved further away from the exchange... you would with any provider...
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    Re: Sky Broadband - Any good?

    Sky LLU isn't always great it depends what area you are in around here there is a lot of throttling and there customer support is awful.

    If your not far from the exchange I would say look at o2 if distance is an issue then Virgin might be the best option even though I don't rate them with all the stuff they have been pulling past few months.

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    Re: Sky Broadband - Any good?

    Quote Originally Posted by TAKTAK View Post
    your comparing 2 totally different broadband services....

    sky and virgin cannot be directly compared... for a start (and because it's late ) virgin is cable..

    and you would get a reduction in speed if you moved further away from the exchange... you would with any provider...
    I wasn't comparing ADSL to Cable though lol..

    When i moved i was told i'd still get around the same speed, which is why i stayed with them. But obviously i didn't, hence changing providors and ending up with Virgin.

    if he's a fair distance away from the exchange i'd recommend going down the cable route..

    Each to their own though!

    Personally if i were going to go back to ADSL i'd go with Be.

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    Re: Sky Broadband - Any good?

    Quote Originally Posted by Triplea4UK View Post
    Sky LLU isn't always great it depends what area you are in around here there is a lot of throttling and there customer support is awful.

    If your not far from the exchange I would say look at o2 if distance is an issue then Virgin might be the best option even though I don't rate them with all the stuff they have been pulling past few months.
    You are wrong....sorry!

    SKY DO NOT throttle anyone unless they are downloading HUGE amounts of data. Last i heard the FUP was 700GB per month

    The CS is also very good and they can change your speeds/ping all whilst you are talking to them.

    Its obvious you have never tried it.

    also, they have sorted out the firmware problems that they were having with the routers (i sorted mine before they did and i got an extra router for free
    Just dont sell it or the resident 'Gestapo' will be onto you.

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