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Would you recommend Sky Broadband to your (not so IT literate) friends
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- 03-10-06, 10:42 AM #11
My initial instinct was to wait for 6 months to a year before applying to allow time for Sky to iron out any teething problems - I wish I'd gone with my instinct!
Would not recommend it for at least 6 months, or perhaps until the most common router issues have been resolved.
- 03-10-06, 11:15 AM #12
In a word NO
not for the problems that i have been having personally
- 03-10-06, 11:42 AM #13
I can only base it on my opinion, (nobody else i know was stupid enough to give it a try) and it would be a resounding NO. I know BB is new to Sky but so far they are the worst ISP i've used and have by far the worst customer services/technical support i've ever had the displeasure to speak to. One good thing is......they can only get better.
- 03-10-06, 06:09 PM #14
- 03-10-06, 07:31 PM #15
This Poll should have had a "I would not recommend SKY Broadband to my worst enemy" choice........................
Actually, two relations have now withdrawn, one cancelling the changeover from Tiscali BB.............and several friends are waiting on my continuing (bad) experience.
DaveMy Bus speed is 26 mph, what's yours??
- 03-10-06, 08:51 PM #16
Sky's rush to 'land grab' market share has revealed the inexperience of it's team and exposed the fragility of the underlying Easynet backbone. Sky BB customer services are not worth ringing as they know nothing and can do nothing, you have to get through to Tech Support on a direct line.
I will strongly recommend my friends and work colleagues wait 12 months while the teething problems with Sky's BB service delivery are worked out. The supplied router is mandatory yet it's reliability is poor, totally failing to accomodate changes in line conditions, one of the important features of ADSL2+.
Finally Sky BB Terms & Conditions which are only available after the service goes live says in Para 2(b) "...It must not be used for any commercial or business purpose".
I'm no laywer but that to me says that accessing a corporate email account from home is not allowed, nor is any business homeworking, presumably that's half the UK population barred from using Sly BB, are people actually paid to think up this ridiculous stuff???
- 05-10-06, 06:55 AM #17
What REALLY irks is that much of the hassle is down to totally inadequate testing prior to launch.
Bottom line is they are still extensively pushing the system in Ads.......as usual, marketing rules over common sense.My Bus speed is 26 mph, what's yours??
- 05-10-06, 07:19 AM #18
At the moment I wouldn't recommend them until they have got some of the problems ironed out. In the future they could be a really good and reliable ISP..
- 05-10-06, 07:42 AM #19
You take as you find
Router: arrived two days after given MAC
Two letters: arrived day after router
Activation( 3/10/06): One week after router arrived and exactly as promised
Speed on activation day: 4.8Mb downstream, 396K upstream
Speed yesterday & today: 8.2Mb downstream, 396K upstream
two difference test downloads of several hundred MB each showed an average download speed of 926kb/s. On the day of activation the internet was 56k modem slow between 8 and 9 pm otherwise it's been fine.
Yep I'm happy so far. I was a bit dubious about Sky but would now recommend them to people on my Exchange if the service continues as is.
- 04-11-06, 05:49 AM #20