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Even if you don't have Sky TV, if you're in a Sky network area, you can now get up to 20Mb download speeds with unlimited monthly usage and free evening and weekeend UK# calls for just £10 a month when you take Sky Broadband Unlimited with Sky Talk Freetime.

you can also get M&S vouchers £25 and £50 great deals, get it while you can!

http://www.quidco.com/visit-prep/391/BA/cashback/offer/329
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#1
Interested. Does the '40GB & subject to Traffic Management Policy' monthly limit apply to this bundle?

Many thanks.

Edited By: Danielj88 on Aug 01, 2010 17:47: oops
#2
bare in mind sky broadband technical support is crap, its so crap that we have the option to have it free with our t.v subscription package that we decided we would rather pay extra than be with sky, and bare in mind they also won an award from gadget show for being the worst providers, actually not a good offer because you still need to take out sky talk with it as a package so COLD for me

BTW the £50 cash-back is from quidco i am assuming so your not allowed to include that because its not 100% guaranteed

Edited By: MR1123 on Aug 01, 2010 18:08: ryhrdth
Edited By: MR1123 on Aug 01, 2010 18:11: fjj
#3
Do you also need to pay a line rental for this deal?
#4
col11
Do you also need to pay a line rental for this deal?

yes 'when you take Sky Broadband Unlimited with Sky Talk Freetime.' didnt realise that so going to change my comment lol

Edited By: MR1123 on Aug 01, 2010 18:12: k
#5
col11
Do you also need to pay a line rental for this deal?


Its done over a few levels though isnt that clear.

I was told when I got Sky broadband that if you dont have a line with them its £5 extra so its more like £15 a month if you dont have Sky, £12.50 if you do but not line rental, and £7.50 if you have line rental.
#6
Its done over a few levels though isnt that clear, Eh??
#7
UPTO 20mb being quite important.. we're with sky and get nowhere near that ..
#8
steph_reid
UPTO 20mb being quite important.. we're with sky and get nowhere near that ..


i'm gettin 1.4mb of my upto 20mb :(
#9
BadBeatDuke
steph_reid
UPTO 20mb being quite important.. we're with sky and get nowhere near that ..


i'm gettin 1.4mb of my upto 20mb :(


Is that the most your line can handle ?. type your postcode into http://www.broadbandchecker.co.uk/broadband-guide.php . This says i should get 2.5mb but SKY actually give me 3.6mb . I pay for up to 20mb but in truth its more about the unlimited download for me that i pay it. If you can get more speed than you need to contact SKY . I have had to a few times now but they always correct it up to its max speed.

Edited By: niceblokedave on Aug 01, 2010 18:52: -
#10
col11
Its done over a few levels though isnt that clear, Eh??


A few different levels of payment, i.e it isnt just 1-2 prices theres different prices if you are a Sky tv customer, or a non Sky customer for anything, or a Sky tv and phone customer etc all give different prices for the same product.
#11
Sky broadband is a complete joke, absolute nightmare to deal with and the calls cost 5p per minute (with average call time being well over 30 mintues to solve even the simplest of problems, which SKY have caused in the first place). Brain dead idiots!!!!
#12
I was tempted to get Skys 20mb broadband. Currently with O2 and I'm paying £12.50 for 8 mb so £7.50 for up to 20mb was very appealing.
When I rang Sky to enquire they told me I could only get 3.4mb. How is that so when I'm getting 8mb with my current ISP ??
#13
Arise
I was tempted to get Skys 20mb broadband. Currently with O2 and I'm paying £12.50 for 8 mb so £7.50 for up to 20mb was very appealing.
When I rang Sky to enquire they told me I could only get 3.4mb. How is that so when I'm getting 8mb with my current ISP ??


sky uses BT's infrastructure whereas O2 have set up there own equipment inside the exchanged which for the most part is better quality.
#14
Arise
I was tempted to get Skys 20mb broadband. Currently with O2 and I'm paying £12.50 for 8 mb so £7.50 for up to 20mb was very appealing.
When I rang Sky to enquire they told me I could only get 3.4mb. How is that so when I'm getting 8mb with my current ISP ??

I assume you have one of O2's LLU services:-

ISPs use BT wholesale's adsl checker http://www.dslchecker.bt.com/adsl/adslchecker.welcome , which if you have a BT Wholesale based service will provide a speed estimate using your current line profile. However this data is not available to BTW's checker if you have no ADSL or have a LLU based service so it provides a far less accurate guestimate based on BT's line length data.

I'm quite happy with Sky max, however if Bethere (o2 llu) was available in my area I'd probably switch. If you want the best speed your line can provide, then it is a good idea to sort out your phone wiring (eg disconnect the ring wire) BEFORE switching, as sky now use DLM to set a line profile - there's a fairly good guide to optimising ADSL performance here:- http://www.kitz.co.uk/adsl/socket.htm


Edited By: melted on Aug 01, 2010 20:28: .
Edited By: melted on Aug 01, 2010 20:30: .
#15
[sky uses BT's infrastructure whereas O2 have set up there own equipment inside the exchanged which for the most part is better quality.[/quote]
You are talking rubbish...Sky has their own LLUs,not everywere of course. Check http://www.samknows.com/broadband/broadband_checker
#16
Sky has it's own LLU in my exchange same as O2 but they still quoted me 3.4mb lol ?
1 Like #17
I'm well happy with my Sky broadband
http://speed.io/pics/3366/8579/speed.io.png

Please everyone do NOT buy Sky broadband so I can keep congestion on my exchange down as low as possible and keep my speed as high as I can. Thanks :P

Also have a look at sky user forums website. Remember to not bother unless your local exchange has Sky LLU - you can find this info on sam knows website.

People on Sky LLU with crap speeds, the problem is either with the line inside your house or the length of the line from the exchange. Try a splitter faceplate instead of a plug in filter.

Edited By: anewman on Aug 01, 2010 21:39: add
Edited By: anewman on Aug 01, 2010 21:41: Sam knows
Edited By: anewman on Aug 01, 2010 21:45: a
1 Like #18
Arise
Sky has it's own LLU in my exchange same as O2 but they still quoted me 3.4mb lol ?

The speed you actually get should be close to what you are currently getting, it is just that as you are on O2's LLU network, BT and therefore Sky don't have accurate data to base their estimate on - see my post above. Before I switched to Sky's LLU based unlimited adsl, BTW predicted my line could manage 6mbps, now it only estimates 3mbps - of course I still get more than 6mbps :)

I have read that BE/O2's line cards perform better than Sky's, so it is possible that you'll see some reduction in speed. You should also note that there is a 10 day "training" period, where their DLM system adjusts the maximum speed for your line - do sort your wiring out first though, as it could save a call to support later if it causes their DLM to set a low cap.



Edited By: melted on Aug 01, 2010 22:26: 1
Edited By: melted on Aug 01, 2010 22:27: -
Edited By: melted on Aug 01, 2010 22:32: 1
#19
melted
Arise
Sky has it's own LLU in my exchange same as O2 but they still quoted me 3.4mb lol ?


The speed you actually get should be close to what you are currently getting, it is just that as you are on O2's LLU network, BT and therefore Sky don't have accurate data to base their estimate on - see my post above. Before I switched to Sky's LLU based unlimited adsl, BTW predicted my line could manage 6mbps, now it only estimates 3mbps - of course I still get more than 6mbps :)

I have read that BE/O2's line cards perform better than Sky's, so it is possible that you'll see some reduction in speed. You should also note that there is a 10 day "training" period, where their DLM system adjusts the maximum speed for your line - do sort your wiring out first though, as it could save a call to support later if it causes their DLM to set a low cap.




Cheers for that mate, interesting reading. Thank you.

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