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Standard User Sithuk
(newbie) Sun 11-Sep-11 22:00:16
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Occasional downloader gamer £20 month include line rental


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Hi,

I'm an occasional downloader and gamer who would like a connection capable of HD video. I'm hoping I can get a 20Mg ADSL2+ line for around £20/month inclusive of line rental.

I'd rather not be on a traffic shaped line if I can help it, but if the price is right I'd be willing to re-consider. Likewise on the speed. A 10Mg line would still give me the speed I need to view HD video without stuttering I think.

Sky seem to be doing an offer that fits the bill at the moment with their 6 month half price deal. Downsides are 12 month contract and I understand it can be difficult to migrate away from Sky at the end of contract due to the line rental being with them too. Upside is an N wireless router is included.

1) Does anyone know of any other deals I should be considering other than the Sky unlimited package?

A few questions on the Sky deal for those that know:
2) Does the wireless router have to be returned at the end of contract?
3) How long does it typically take for Sky to setup the connection if migrating from a BT line?

Thanks in advance for any replies

Edited by Sithuk (Sun 11-Sep-11 22:02:46)

Standard User XRaySpeX
(knowledge is power) Sun 11-Sep-11 22:21:57
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What's your exchange & current router stats?

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Standard User Sithuk
(newbie) Mon 12-Sep-11 07:29:03
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I've checked on the SamKnows website and the exchange has ADSL, SDSL, LLU, cable but no wireless.

It looks like I have most of the options available to me. LLU options include: AOL, BE/O2, C&W/Bulldog, Orange, Sky/Easynet, TalkTalk and Tiscali.


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Standard User blueacid
(committed) Wed 14-Sep-11 09:38:28
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Another thing to check is whether Virgin Media are available?

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(knowledge is power) Wed 14-Sep-11 13:34:18
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Also, what about 21CN WBC? Post the link so we can see.

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Standard User Sithuk
(newbie) Thu 15-Sep-11 13:24:25
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The Samknows page for the exchange has everything ticked in the BT Wholesale box, including 21CN WBC Status.

I am enabled for Virgin also.

I do not want to post my exchange due to security.

Is Sky unlimited my best option?
Standard User XRaySpeX
(knowledge is power) Thu 15-Sep-11 13:40:38
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In reply to a post by Sithuk:
I do not want to post my exchange due to security.
Why? Are you the only person served by your exchange? grin

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Thu 15-Sep-11 13:49:28
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At the £20 mark for unlimited pretty much

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Standard User E7er
(knowledge is power) Thu 15-Sep-11 17:32:59
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In reply to a post by Sithuk:
The Samknows page for the exchange has everything ticked in the BT Wholesale box, including 21CN WBC Status.

I am enabled for Virgin also.

I do not want to post my exchange due to security.

Is Sky unlimited my best option?
Hi, I canít make out Sky broadband prices and it looks like you have to take their TV as well. frown

http://www.sky.com/shop/broadband-talk/broadband-opt...

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Fri 16-Sep-11 22:34:07
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In reply to a post by E7er:
Hi, I canít make out Sky broadband prices and it looks like you have to take their TV as well. frown

http://www.sky.com/shop/broadband-talk/broadband-opt...
"You can now take Sky Broadband with inclusive evening & weekend UK# calls for £10 a month without taking Sky TV when you take Sky Line Rental"
Linky.

However, the nasty is that apparently since 1 September you have to take Sky line rental, ie Full LLU (MPF).

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