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Had this offer through post today, with any new or existing sky package transfer line rental to sky (£11per month) get free 20mb broadband and evening and weekend call package. Local telephone exchange need to be Llu enabled.
Seems a good deal
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#1
Is that not the same offer they usually have?

Their free internet only has 2GB download usage limit
#2
like you ever get 20m with SKY - lmfao....

Dumped them and went virgin...
#3
would love the chance to have a different broadband supplier.

Living in a non-BT area sux. (Stupid Kingston Communications!)
#4
Be very careful with quoted speeds and do a line check, unless you are close to the exchange you will not get anywhere near 20mbps, I would only get 6-7mbps on my line maximum.

Thought about switching, and stuck with Virgin, faster throughput.
#5
sonofaah
like you ever get 20m with SKY - lmfao....Dumped them and went virgin...

Recent convert to Sky and I am getting over 12M which I know isn't 20 but is still very good for an ADSL type connection. They predicted 4 when I signed up so well exceeded it. Virgin will get more consistant high speeds but not for the sort of money we are talking here.
#6
cicobuff
Be very careful with quoted speeds and do a line check, unless you are close to the exchange you will not get anywhere near 20mbps, I would only get 6-7mbps on my line maximum.

Thought about switching, and stuck with Virgin, faster throughput.


Good article here that echos what you are saying
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/broadband/7975797/Broadband-advertising-misleading-consumers.html
#7
Sky are crap.... lol. was with sky, now with BT.

asked sky to install. and they quoted 3 weeks to set up telephone line, then 3-4 more weeks to set up broardband.

BT had both set up within 5 days....

No-Brainer!
#8
was just enquiring whether any other supplier was providing line rental broadband and call package for £11 per month currently paying talk-talk £18 for same
1 Like #9
Somewhat misleading title as one needs to be a sky customer to qualify, making the minimum cost £30 with a £30 set-up charge whether you want sky TV or not. Also as mentioned above, the free package is severely limited on download quota.
1 Like #10
dgoulston
Sky are crap.... lol. was with sky, now with BT.

asked sky to install. and they quoted 3 weeks to set up telephone line, then 3-4 more weeks to set up broardband.

BT had both set up within 5 days....

No-Brainer!
Plus if you ever try to report a fault on a Sky phone/broadband line they'll want a credit card number before they call out BT to do the fix. If _they_ think the fault was on your equipment, Sky will take between £160 and £220 - as they explained to me last week when my BB went dead.
#11
I'm moving house in a few weeks and have looked into my options. One thing I did notice is that generally 'Plusnet' are really worth a look folks!! Take a look, as Sky seems carp to me!
1 Like #12
Just joined Sky Unlimited Broadband last week and very happy with the speeds to far - around 15-17Mb which is three times what I was receiving from my previous supplier who hadn't unbundled the local exchange.

Should add that Sky Unlimited is truly unlimited, no fair usage policy or caps. :)

Edited By: Frankie76 on Sep 03, 2010 11:31: Addition
2 Likes #13
Frankie76
Just joined Sky Unlimited Broadband last week and very happy with the speeds to far - around 15-17Mb which is three times what I was receiving from my previous supplier who hadn't unbundled the local exchange.

Should add that Sky Unlimited is truly unlimited, no fair usage policy or caps. :)


Really surprised about all the BT fanboys on here, I transferred from BT to sky 7/8 months ago, and speed difference is huge… we consistently lost our signal with BT and when connecting multiple devices, everything just ground to a halt (this maybe due their homehub v2.0)… saving a pack with sky between BB and phone, and speed is consistently 15/18mb. Would never go back to BT now.
#14
This is not really an offer, its their standard pricing these days.
#15
I was quoted as getting 3.5MB, and am plodding along with 1.5MB sometimes a massive 1.6MB.

And their so called tech support is a joke. If you don't like it leave, seems to be their best advice.
#16
Been with SKY for 2 Years now on the BB.. Fine and dandy and MAX out my line @ 15meg no probs.
D/Loading 50+ Gig a Month. Paying half price Line rental aswell, as i called them up and moaned as the year before i had for FREE.. so they did a deal & gave me it for Half price..
Not had any issues whatsoever with SKY and very happy with them for BB. I am £35 per month for Line Rental, BB MAX, CALLS & 3 Sky Mix Pack.. Nae Movies / Sports etc, Rip off for that. I never pay much for calls Per month, as never in thru the day to use it, and if i do, i use my mobile with free min's.
As far support, Never had to use them as never had any issues. They are based in Livingston, Scotland... so 20 min's away from my house. use saynot0870 for local tel no and u will get thru to UK based Call centre. I think it's only after a certain time and @ weekends that u get India... can;t be 100% sure, as i never have the need to call them up for anything..

Edited By: celticbull2008 on Sep 03, 2010 11:53: Change and add
#17
be aware my father in law just got sky and their speeds are terrible he was getting 2+ with bt and now only 0.3 with sky there cust service say they gradually increase speed likely story
#18
So with the min TV package (£19) total cost each month is £30 per month.

Works out same price here for new customers if you include £11 line rental: http://www.sky.com/shop/new?DCMP=KNC-
Altho youd have to pay setup cost.
#19
I've just changed from Zen to Sky, still got the same speeds 4 - 4.5 mb.
The Sky support is nowhere near as good as Zen, but then no one is.

Biggest increase in bb speed for me was gained by removing the bell wire in the phone socket.

I certainly wouldn't go with BT........ even if they paid me!
They are just a load of shysters who rarely give what they promise but are quick to take your money and keep finding sly, underhand ways to take more besides.
#20
badger1010
I've just changed from Zen to Sky, still got the same speeds 4 - 4.5 mb.
The Sky support is nowhere near as good as Zen, but then no one is.
Biggest increase in bb speed for me was gained by removing the bell wire in the phone socket.
I certainly wouldn't go with BT........ even if they paid me!
They are just a load of shysters who rarely give what they promise but are quick to take your money and keep finding sly, underhand ways to take more besides.


aren't big companies like that? im with o2 and im not too bothered about the CS, but im getting about 10meg download, which is decent considering its practically free after quidco.

2GB limit on this useless - avoid this like the plague! you wont be able to use youtube, or iplayer, or anything else with high bandwidth requirements, AVOID!!!!!!!!!!
banned#21
whybother
Somewhat misleading title as one needs to be a sky customer to qualify, making the minimum cost £30 with a £30 set-up charge whether you want sky TV or not. Also as mentioned above, the free package is severely limited on download quota.

+1 so cold from me
#22
rash
2GB limit on this useless - avoid this like the plague! you wont be able to use youtube, or iplayer, or anything else with high bandwidth requirements, AVOID!!!!!!!!!!

Agreed, I think they charge £5 extra to go unlimited, well worth it.

As to the Sync at 20MB I don't thnk that's the achieved speed so do a speedtest
banned#23
goodgrr
rash
2GB limit on this useless - avoid this like the plague! you wont be able to use youtube, or iplayer, or anything else with high bandwidth requirements, AVOID!!!!!!!!!!


Agreed, I think they charge £5 extra to go unlimited, well worth it.

As to the Sync at 20MB I don't thnk that's the achieved speed so do a speedtest

yeah, my brother got sky recently saying he would never use 2GB. They upgraded him automatically for £5 extra per month within 2 weeks of getting his modem lol

he switched from VM and regrets it already as CS is crap (they took 3 weeks to deliver his modem after they installed the dish and now pays far more than he did before).
#24
I've never had any issues with them, speed is about 3/4 of what is quoted which is normal.

Sky's speeds do start slow and then get faster so not rebooting your router for the first few days is a must, they basically start the speed slow and increase it until there are too many errors, they then reduce it a little bit.

I'd rather have 100% connection at 3/4 the quoted speed than 25% dropouts at the higher speed.

Makes sense for video streaming.
#25
Can only get 2mb here, sticking with Virgin where I get just under 10mb
#26
scunny
Can only get 2mb here, sticking with Virgin where I get just under 10mb

I'd only go with sky if I was in an area with their local loop unbundling. This speed/price isn't available where they just re-sell BT ADSL service.

Go to Sam Knows to get information on what services are available and from who.
#27
Can't beat cable for speed here.
banned#28
If I could get this I would, but not available in my area (even though in a CITY)
#29
scunny
Can't beat cable for speed here.

agreed but surely we are comparing the speed/value here. Virgins 20M service is £330 per annum

Virgin's 10MB (service which is comparable speed wise to this (give or take, ymmv) is £225 per annum (1st three months £15, therafter £20).

Sky is similar price (assuming unlimited extra paid £7.50) and that includes a phone line and calls which you wouldn't get with Virgin.

I'm not knocking Virgin's distinct speed advantage, just pointing out that you have to pay more to get that.

I'd love the 50M service but couldn't justify what virgin charge for it.
suspended#30
I can't get the low price Sky broadband in my area they always quote the £17 line broadband.
If I could get their Broadband for what others are paying I'd sign up for the Sky Sports package as well.

Exchange Clicky

In the meantime will stick to Post Office broadband and Freeview and Freesat

Edited By: mikbak on Sep 03, 2010 13:44: exchange added
#31
Prufrock
sonofaah
like you ever get 20m with SKY - lmfao....

Dumped them and went virgin...



Actually, I'm with Sky and I am synced at 20 megs. I get close to that speed most of the time, too. I was previously with entanet, but the service got worse and worse. Now I'm paying a lot less for a truly unlimited deal with no peak and off peak times to worry about. I'd recommend Sky broadband. I have the unlimited broadband (£10 per month, but getting it free for 6 months), line rental, sky talk unlimited and sky tv 6 pack. Overall, it's saving me around £180 over the year on what I was previously paying for my broadband/phone/calls.

http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/8374/skych.jpg





clearly (If you view the temp on this thread ) you are in a very small minority...

Sky generally speaking - and specifically on BB - unless your house sits on top of an exchange - suck big fat hairy bawls.

FACT>
#32
Be careful if you switch everything to Sky. We did that when they were offering free line rental for a year. During the year they changed over ownership of the broadband lines from BT to Sky (sorry, am not one for the full technicalities) which meant that when we decided we wanted to change provider we had to cancel everything as it was all tied in together.

If you are comfortable doing this then fine, however bear in mind that you need Sky TV to have the Broadband, and if you have the line rental you may then be stuck with them for all three - and any price changes they introduce.

If you have a google there are quite a few posts about similar happenings.
#33
virgin was very reliable and pings were always low, however you cant beat free internet from o2 so I switched, plus BT changed our super low user tarriff so we could get internet via it, which means we can get loads of different providers without paying BT full whack line rental.

10meg unlimited for free is fine!
#34
goodgrr
rash
2GB limit on this useless - avoid this like the plague! you wont be able to use youtube, or iplayer, or anything else with high bandwidth requirements, AVOID!!!!!!!!!!
Agreed, I think they charge £5 extra to go unlimited, well worth it.As to the Sync at 20MB I don't thnk that's the achieved speed so do a speedtest

Its actually £7.50 now as they have got rid of the mid pack, so Sky only have 2 packs now - base or unlimited. This deserves the cold votes as its their standard pricing structure and NOT a deal as such. Thats coming from someone whos on the unlimited pack!! Only reason Im sticking to it is because Im getting a £10 discount each month which they seem to have forgotten about...

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