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    should i pay for max or mid???

    This is a discussion on should i pay for max or mid??? within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; recently switched from virgin to sky just about to order sky broadband but on the sky website when i enter ...

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      should i pay for max or mid???

      recently switched from virgin to sky just about to order sky broadband but on the sky website when i enter my phone number it says my line supports up to 4mb
      i was intending to order sky max but would i get a decent speed? or should i go for mid because my line only supports up to 4mb
      how accurate is sky website?
      got these results from Sam Knows

      BT ADSL broadband availability
      You are connected to the Maryhill telephone exchange.

      ADSL is available in your area
      Your exchange is also enabled for ADSL Max services

      According to BT Wholesale, your line should be able to support a 3.5Mbps or greater ADSL connection via ADSL Max.

      Standard ADSL RAG results:
      You cannot receive 2Mbps ADSL
      You may be able to receive 1Mbps ADSL
      You can receive 512Kbps ADSL
      You can receive 256Kbps ADSL

      You are approximately 1.04km from the exchange (straight line distance).


      any help is greatly appreciated

      Thanx


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      Re: should i pay for max or mid???

      Your straight line distance is 10 metres shorter than mine and I get 16mb.
      My number only flagged as being capable of 2meg, I had been on 8meg since it was first released.
      The checkers are not always right, Infact, Sky's own checker said I could only get 2.5meg.

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      Re: should i pay for max or mid???

      Thing to bare in mind is you will probably find it easier to upgrade from Mid to Max than to downgrade from Max to Mid, that just seems to be the way it works. If you go for Max and they find your line is bad they are likely to cap you at 8mb anyway. If you start on mid you could then post your detailed router stats on here and someone on here will be able to tell you how much more you can squeeze out of the line.

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      Re: should i pay for max or mid???

      thanx for the info guys

      that's good to know

      cheers

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      Re: should i pay for max or mid???

      With mine they confused km with miles and I can run eleven times faster than they thought I could. I agree with the others though, get a basic service and see how it goes. It is then really easy to upgrade.

     

     

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