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Standard User Sdevil
(learned) Mon 14-Mar-11 10:58:08
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Thinking of joining SKY Broadband + Phone line


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Hi
I am in process of moving back to my house in UK ( Birmingham ) and i thinking of going with Sky for broadband & phone line. I prefer unlimited package as i use new groups.

I want to know if sky use bandwidth throttling & Xbox Live works fine with it. Around a year ago, I was with o2 and was getting around 14mb download speed. Do you think i will get the same speed with Sky as speed checker on their site says that i will get around 9 MB.

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SD
Standard User tipster71
(newbie) Mon 14-Mar-11 11:37:25
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Re: Thinking of joining SKY Broadband + Phone line


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Hey SD,

Been with Sky for years! Great choice! I can confirm absolutely no throttling and Xbox live works a treat!!

I get 16Mbps, when the website said I should only get 8.

Do it, you won't be disappointed. When they say Unlimited it is!

T
Standard User wingco1
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 14-Mar-11 15:15:24
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Just be certain you can get the LLU Unlimited broadband. The adsl offering is useless.


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Standard User Sdevil
(learned) Mon 14-Mar-11 16:04:55
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Thanks for your replies guys. How can i find out if i am offered LLU & not the adsl one?
Standard User wingco1
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 14-Mar-11 16:53:29
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Ask for Sky Unlimited. If you are offered Sky Connect refuse. It depends if Sky have unbundled your exchange for 'Unlimited'. Put your exchange name in here and check under "LLU operator presence "
Standard User Sdevil
(learned) Mon 14-Mar-11 18:31:47
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Just checked & Sky LLU is available at my exchange. But will double check with sky when i call them.
Standard User Sdevil
(learned) Thu 17-Mar-11 14:03:04
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Re: Thinking of joining SKY Broadband + Phone line


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Hi
Does anyone know if there is an difference in speed if you just get the broadband package or go for both broadband & phone package?

Thanks
Standard User reme8488
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 17-Mar-11 19:50:32
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There's no throttling with Sky Unlimited. I use Sky Player daily for hours (watching sports & movies on one of my laptops as I can't get near the remote for the livingroom TV due to my wife & daughters frown).

P2P downloads max out at all times when I've downloaded anything.

Hope this helps.

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Regards...
Tom



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Line 1: Sky LLU @ 6.5mbit/1mbit
Line 2: BT Infinity @ 38.7mbit/10mbit (line length to FTTC cab 547m exactly)

http://www.speedtest.net/result/1190768709.png
Standard User AbandonShip
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 17-Mar-11 21:04:58
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Re: Thinking of joining SKY Broadband + Phone line


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In reply to a post by Sdevil:
Hi
Does anyone know if there is an difference in speed if you just get the broadband package or go for both broadband & phone package?

Thanks


If you go for ADSL + phone + rental, you'll likely be connected to Sky's new SVBN hardware, and I gather they use a set of fixed line profiles on that somewhat similar to what BT does, whereas the old easynet network doesn't, so there could be a very slight performance advantage to being on the old hardware. If you go for broadband only, I guess you'd be more likely to be put on the easynet hardware if it is at your exchange and there are some ports free.
Standard User Oliver341
(knowledge is power) Thu 17-Mar-11 22:52:40
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In reply to a post by AbandonShip:
If you go for broadband only, I guess you'd be more likely to be put on the easynet hardware if it is at your exchange and there are some ports free.

Perhaps it's changing. I joined Sky Broadband in December (line rental is with BT) and my first hop is *.sky.com.

Oliver.
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