However, due to health problems we are downsizing and moving to a bungalow. It's on the Sacriston exchange NESAC which is 21CN WBC enabled but only has Sky and Talk Talk LLU.
Now comes the problem, I was going to keep the Sky package and rang them about moving house, they say they can't get an Openreach appointment for a new line (it does have an existing one) until Jan 31st!, being practically housebound disabled myself and also being the sole carer for my Autistic son I need the phone line connected ready for when we move (Jan 12/13th). We do all our grocery shopping etc. by Internet and rely heavily on the phone for support services. I would have thought that by giving them 7 weeks notice they could have managed it easily!.
Sky are adamant that Openreach are not playing fair with them and this seems to be the case as Talk Talk say they can have a line installed in about 2 weeks or by Jan 4th at the very latest.
I'm not too bothered about loosing the Sky TV side as Freeview will do, we do need a fairly high usage as both my kids watch a lot of TV via X-Box etc.. Given the limited choice of providers on the exchange who would people recommend as a provider, I've heard fairly bad things about Talk Talk but they are looking like the better option with the Plus TV, broadband & phone deal that's on offer at £30.50pm.
There's room for all of Gods creatures ...... right next to the mashed potatoes!