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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Tue 31-Aug-10 20:27:08
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Sky LLU


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Hello all,

My contract for broadband is coming to an end in Oct, (o2 access, was terrible but has been fine for the last 2 months).

It appears sky have now unbundled my exchange, has anyone had any issues with speed, throttling etc? I do torrent, but very infrequently. Mostly I use youtube and seesaw.

So any negs for sky unlimited before I give them a call?
Thanks x
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Tue 31-Aug-10 20:33:44
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Re: Sky LLU


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Been with sky LLU for past 18 months, Truly unlimited IS as it says, TRULY unlimited, no throttling, infrequent disconnections and I use torrents very infrequent, but download lots from FTP servers.

Just do it, beats BT hands down, plus your speed will increase and no loss of speed at peak times.
Standard User _Resonance_
(newbie) Wed 01-Sep-10 05:42:55
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Re: Sky LLU


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I joined Sky last week and it's amazing. Like you they have just unbundled my exchange. I'm syncing at over 14Mb and getting about 12.5Mb in speed tests. No throttling on torrents, no slowdowns at peak times that I have come across.

From my limited experience of the service it's brilliant and great value.

Make sure you sign up via Quidco and get some cashback.

http://www.quidco.com/sky/

Sky Broadband Unlimited


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Standard User Downloaderz
(newbie) Thu 02-Sep-10 05:25:32
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Re: Sky LLU


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If i dont have a phone line, is it worth taking up sky line rental, or should i go for primus/bt which will come up to 1-2gbp cheaper?
Standard User _Resonance_
(newbie) Thu 02-Sep-10 05:36:26
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Re: Sky LLU


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You get £5 off your broadband if you take Sky's line rental, so overall it would probably work out cheaper to do so.

Sky Broadband Unlimited
Standard User Downloaderz
(newbie) Thu 02-Sep-10 07:06:33
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Re: Sky LLU


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So am i right that if you have say a BT line, you cant take the Sky Talk Unlimited for the discount?
Standard User _Resonance_
(newbie) Thu 02-Sep-10 08:04:10
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You used to be able to just take the calls side from Sky and get the broadband discount. As far as I know this has now changed, so you have to take rental from Sky as well, if you want the discount.

Sky Broadband Unlimited
Standard User RobertoS
(legend) Thu 02-Sep-10 08:53:44
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Re: Sky LLU


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As _Resonance_ says, if you want the discount you have to take Sky line rental. But on a BT line you can have Sky LLU Broadband and Sky Talk calls.

However you may not realise that if you take Sky LLU Broadband and Sky line rental then the line doesn't classify as a BT line for other ISPs. It is a pain migrating out. It usually means getting the line transferred to a BT line supplier then ordering broadband on it a couple of days after it is connected. Plus a connection fee for the broadband and perhaps the line.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
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Standard User Apprentice
(knowledge is power) Thu 02-Sep-10 09:05:30
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Re: Sky LLU + Edit


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If you don't have a Sky TV subscription then Broadband Unlimited will cost £15 a month,

and when you add Sky Talk Freetime to BB Unlimited it will cost £10 a month.

Sky > link


The prices differ if you have a Sky TV subscription.


Edit > 2nd link

Alastair

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Edited by Apprentice (Thu 02-Sep-10 09:17:08)

Standard User Downloaderz
(newbie) Thu 02-Sep-10 11:23:55
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Thanks for clearing things up guys, really helps a lot.

Since I am a student, and will probably only stay at the flat for a year (or if continuous, then I might just continue using Sky), the migration trouble wont affect me much then?

Then I suppose it's much better cost-wise to take up Sky line rental.
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