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Old December 9th 06, 06:16 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
jpd
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I'm requesting my M.A.C from BT Broadband and I'm looking for another ISP.

I'm thinking of Sky as I'm a customer and for £10 8Meg/unlimited D/L seems a
good idea.

Can anyone else recommend a decent ISP?
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Old December 9th 06, 06:29 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
kráftéé
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jpd wrote:
I'm requesting my M.A.C from BT Broadband and I'm looking for
another
ISP.
I'm thinking of Sky as I'm a customer and for £10 8Meg/unlimited D/L
seems a good idea.

Can anyone else recommend a decent ISP?


Only go with SKY if you know others off your exchange are receiving
it.

Their carrier has (or should that read had, only time will tell)
severe problems when it comes to the quality of work done (well
actually getting it to work is the problem).

After saying that if you just want a pipe & are prepared to put up
with the Netgear router they're not bad. The site's been down for 3
months (or more, they've got their specialist IT dept working on
it.....for 3 months????) they've got problems with their email servers
(for a similar length of time), but if you only want the pipe, & it's
up & running in your area, go for it.

There you go both sides of the coin...


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Old December 9th 06, 09:38 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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jpd wrote:

I'm requesting my M.A.C from BT Broadband and I'm looking for another ISP.

I'm thinking of Sky


You teally believe in punishing yourself that badly ?

as I'm a customer and for £10 8Meg/unlimited D/L seems a
good idea.

Can anyone else recommend a decent ISP?


My neighbour does OK with Tiscali for £12.99 pcm and although it's supposed to
be 1Mbps he's synching at 2272kbps.

No limits either.

Graham

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Old December 10th 06, 03:06 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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"jpd" wrote in message
...
I'm requesting my M.A.C from BT Broadband and I'm looking for another ISP.

I'm thinking of Sky as I'm a customer and for £10 8Meg/unlimited D/L seems
a good idea.

Can anyone else recommend a decent ISP?
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I've just moved from my £25 per month BT Broadband to FREE per month Sky
Broadband (only a one off connection fee of £40) - with absolutely no
problems at all.

Good letters from Sky, easy to contact by telephone (but 0870 xxx numbers)
went smoothly on activation day, good download speeds and the Netgear
wireless router provided by Sky free is fine.

Yes, there does seem to be a problem with their site/portal - especially the
web based email, but I have just created a new account ) in
Outlook Express and all is fine for o/g and i/c emails.

You also lose your BT email address, Webspace and also the Newsgroup access
that BT provided - but they can all be easily obtained and are mostly free,
elsewhere. Steve B.





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Old December 10th 06, 03:21 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
steveybar
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"steveybar" wrote in message
...

"jpd" wrote in message
...
I'm requesting my M.A.C from BT Broadband and I'm looking for another
ISP.

I'm thinking of Sky as I'm a customer and for £10 8Meg/unlimited D/L
seems
a good idea.

Can anyone else recommend a decent ISP?
--


I've just moved from my £25 per month BT Broadband to FREE per month Sky
Broadband (only a one off connection fee of £40) - with absolutely no
problems at all.

Good letters from Sky, easy to contact by telephone (but 0870 xxx numbers)
went smoothly on activation day, good download speeds and the Netgear
wireless router provided by Sky free is fine.

Yes, there does seem to be a problem with their site/portal - especially
the
web based email, but I have just created a new account ) in
Outlook Express and all is fine for o/g and i/c emails.

You also lose your BT email address, Webspace and also the Newsgroup
access
that BT provided - but they can all be easily obtained and are mostly
free,
elsewhere. Steve B.


Forgot to summarise - it really is a 'no-brainer' decision (around £25 per
month with BT compared with £0 per month with Sky) if you are a Sky Customer
on an Exchange (LLU'd) that Sky provides their free broadband in. Steve B.


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Old December 10th 06, 09:39 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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Eeyore wrote:

jpd wrote:

I'm requesting my M.A.C from BT Broadband and I'm looking for another ISP.

I'm thinking of Sky


You teally believe in punishing yourself that badly ?

as I'm a customer and for £10 8Meg/unlimited D/L seems a
good idea.

Can anyone else recommend a decent ISP?


My neighbour does OK with Tiscali for £12.99 pcm and although it's supposed to
be 1Mbps he's synching at 2272kbps.

No limits either.

Graham


Yes, it synchs at 2Mbps but the download is trottled to 1Mpbs.

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Old December 10th 06, 09:39 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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Eeyore wrote:

jpd wrote:

I'm requesting my M.A.C from BT Broadband and I'm looking for another ISP.

I'm thinking of Sky


You teally believe in punishing yourself that badly ?

as I'm a customer and for £10 8Meg/unlimited D/L seems a
good idea.

Can anyone else recommend a decent ISP?


My neighbour does OK with Tiscali for £12.99 pcm and although it's supposed to
be 1Mbps he's synching at 2272kbps.

No limits either.

Graham


Yes, it synchs at 2Mbps but the download is throttled to 1Mpbs.

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Old December 10th 06, 12:32 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
NoNeedToKnow
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On 09 Dec 2006, Eeyore wrote:

My neighbour does OK with Tiscali for £12.99 pcm and although it's supposed
to be 1Mbps he's synching at 2272kbps.


Tiscali also sold that service as a wholesale product to other ISPs.
A while ago that exact service was sold for 25+ a month (when the
regular 500kbps services were also in the top teens or low 20s)

As another poster pointed out, the transfer speed for data was kept
low (in line with the account type). Making a single change to get
2000 kbps would then allow changes in the service (up or down) with
no further fees payable to BT Wholesale, so the service could adapt
to the customer's needs, hopefully without losing them at all.
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Old December 10th 06, 12:34 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
NoNeedToKnow
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On 10 Dec 2006, "steveybar" wrote:

" if you are a Sky Customer on an Exchange (LLU'd) that Sky provides
their free broadband in."


Currently a big "if" but in a year or two it should be widely available.
Being a Sky (spit customer is easy, being on an exchange with kit...
 




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