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This beats BT's £29.99 18 month contract offer, and their rip off £125 hands down.

Down sides I'm aware of are off peak is after 7pm and some of the call charges are quite high. Hopefully other posters will enlighten us further :) I'm mainly after the broadband though.

It does not look like the Post Office do free line installation anymore?!
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#1
You still get your 12 hours off peak they have just changed it from 7pm to 7am which is good for some and not for others.
#2
This is hot! i have been checking this out today! Great find have some heat
#3
I didn't know that sky could connect into the BT network, how do you get your telephone number if you change from sky to another isp do you get charged to transfer your line back to bt first? as looks go deal

I get surf and talk unlimited from main number + 200 free texts, with hub phone which is another number I get unlimited evening w/end with that for £33 a month that included line rental
#4
From what I understand after reading around, BT Openreach is responsible for installing phone lines. Companies, like sky talk, can pay them to install a line.

Regards transferring from Sky, the main issue is the 12 month contract on the line and broadband.
#5
I didn't even know that sky can install a landline for you. Hot from me as you can get broadband and eve and weekends calls all in for £18.50 which is brilliant if you don't need any tv packages!
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vinylandtrinkets if your going for sky broadband make sure they have the LLU in your exchange as if you can only get the sky connect package stay well clear of it as it is C*ap.As I used to be on sky connect and speeds after 5pm on a 8mb line would be down to 0.5mb
#7
vinylandtrinkets;8736733
ok guys hoping one of you be able to help me here.
we are with Swalec for our line rental and calls as they are far cheaper then BT and Sky. so when we move to our new house ( not sure when yet) Swalec want us to pay them £90 to install a bt line there , the house already has a telephone, broadband and sky tv so the only thing the engineer would do it change a little wire at the exchange, this is how swalec explained it to me, so if i go to sky for the line rental and calls and proberly broadband as tiscali/talk talk are a waste of space , is it just £25.00 i pay for them to change the line over? im very confused by it all as the house already has a phone line there


As I understand it if when you plug in a phone into the line you get a dialling tone, then you should be charged nothing for installation. However, if the line is dead then you do need to pay something for installation.

To find out if your exchange has LLU Sky BB use [url]www.samknows.com[/url]
#8
i rang sky the other day and they told me they do not connect phone lines unless you already have an active phoneline with a number so effectively just switching services. Also post office do still activate phone lines as they have just done mine with no contract, so after activating it for two days we moved to orange as they had the best deal we felt
#9
memnoch1976;8737050
i rang sky the other day and they told me they do not connect phone lines unless you already have an active phoneline with a number so effectively just switching services. Also post office do still activate phone lines as they have just done mine with no contract, so after activating it for two days we moved to orange as they had the best deal we felt


Kind of goes against this on their website...

"We can only supply Sky Broadband and Talk on working, active BT compatible lines. You can order a new phone line from Sky however, with either of our Sky Talk call packages and we will arrange installation for a one-off additional set-up fee of £25 (normally £39). Once your line is active you can check the Sky Broadband availability in your area.
Alternatively, you can progress with your Sky TV only order and buy Sky Broadband & Talk products at a later date."
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vinylandtrinkets
thanks for that hun, rep left. how do i find out if they have the LLU?


Look up your exchange at [url]www.samknows.com[/url]. That site will tell you which providers have LLU in your area. LLU is generally only available in larger conurbations si if you are on a smaller exchange it is not cost effective for Sky or anyone else to provide it.

I am neutral on this offer. If you can find one of the Sky selling booths usually at large shopping centres they can offer free line installation, free line rental until 2011, free calls, free broadband (both basic package) free HD box and installation. I was at the one in Leeds market the other day and that was their offer.
#11
Stuteman;8737101
I am neutral on this offer. If you can find one of the Sky selling booths usually at large shopping centres they can offer free line installation, free line rental until 2011, free calls, free broadband (both basic package) free HD box and installation. I was at the one in Leeds market the other day and that was their offer.

I guess this is a reasonable offer for those interested in just the phone line/broadband and not Sky TV with all the trimmings and HD. I doubt the booths will give you free phone line and free rental etc without taking up the Sky TV and HD which won't be free :) With freesat I hardly see the point in paying for little if anything additional on top of that.
#12
anewman
I guess this is a reasonable offer for those interested in just the phone line/broadband and not Sky TV with all the trimmings and HD. I doubt the booths will give you free phone line and free rental etc without taking up the Sky TV and HD which won't be free :) With freesat I hardly see the point in paying for little if anything additional on top of that.


Yes, you are right. The booths require you to take the £18 min sky package.
#13
anewman
Kind of goes against this on their website...

"We can only supply Sky Broadband and Talk on working, active BT compatible lines. You can order a new phone line from Sky however, with either of our Sky Talk call packages and we will arrange installation for a one-off additional set-up fee of £25 (normally £39). Once your line is active you can check the Sky Broadband availability in your area.
Alternatively, you can progress with your Sky TV only order and buy Sky Broadband & Talk products at a later date."


yeah i know thats what i thought and i mentioned this to the lady on the phone who still said they do not connect phone lines, then she went away and came back saying yes we can connect the phone line but it has to be done through open reach and can cost up to 125 pound and would not confirm an exact amount hence due to rubbish servicewe went with orange who said about going through the post office as they connect for free with no charge oh and it would take a week to get the tv done then up to 3 weeks to get phone and net running which was too long to wait for our situation
#14
Will have to contact post office first then as just moved into a flat with line installed, but no dialling tone. If the PO can connect it FOC that would be handy :)
#15
Post office told me £110 charge to connect my phone as it's not connected at the exchange.
#16
Does anyone know if you can have sky tv installed first and then wait a couple weeks and get talk and broadband installed, as i'll be switching all my services from virgin to sky in parts. Also does this include reactivation of an old bt line?

thanks

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