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    help, sky broadband , bt line , and not paying bt for line rental ?

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      help, sky broadband , bt line , and not paying bt for line rental ?

      hi, i would like you to help me please

      if i were to pay someone else for line rental eg. toucan
      and get sky broadband
      would it work?

      and a bt line does it mean one which was installed by bt, or one where i pay bt the line rental?

      and if it means a one where bt get the line rental then what if i took up sky tv ,line rental and talk would i be able to get broadband

      and id like to know how it is for people with sky tv, bb, line rental, and talk (if anyone has it?), by the way i can only get connect.

      so please advise,
      i would get the following:
      sky tv 2 mix and movies
      sky broadband connect(id like to haggle them to a fiver)
      sky talk line rental
      sky talk freetime

      could i get it or could i get bb on the toucan line rental?

      and could i join the package above if the phone line had been terminated by bt? or would i have to join bt/toucan first?


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      Question Re: help, sky broadband , bt line , and not paying bt for line rental ?

      hi, i meant to ask if anyone could give me advice on getting connect for a cheaper price or indeed any part of the package?

      and if i did pay bt for the line rental first and they switched to sky would that be against the 12-month contract or would i get stopped

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      Re: help, sky broadband , bt line , and not paying bt for line rental ?

      Connect is a rebranded BT product, Sky require you to have a BT line for your broadband, I can't see any point in going to a third party for your line rental, even Sky come to that.
      It may be an urban myth but if you pay someone else for your line rental and it goes down, its not going to get fixed very quickly.
      BT guard their infrastucture and don't allow third party operators to work in their exchanges or on the 'last mile' to your house.


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      Re: help, sky broadband , bt line , and not paying bt for line rental ?

      As far as I'm aware it doesnt matter who you pay for your line rental, as long as its a bt line you will be able to get sky bb. As for the cheap rate for connect this only applies if your exchange is due to be upgraded to skys llu equipment in the near future. Wont do any harm asking though.
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      Re: help, sky broadband , bt line , and not paying bt for line rental ?

      i have just ordered and got a total dump person she was on her 2nd day and didnt know what 2 do .i ordered my package and she said that the money for sky line rental was paid to bt for your bt line rental so its not from sky but from bt and bt maintain your line, she didnt say that i could only get connect or even checked, and to be honest i dont even think i got my broadband because she didnt read me those t &cs and said id get up to 8mb and she didnt say the price and she didnt ask ne to choose a username. is this right?

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      Re: help, sky broadband , bt line , and not paying bt for line rental ?

      You will definitely be on Connect if this is your exchange as there are no LLU operators there yet. May be quite a while as it is a relatively small exchange.

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      Re: help, sky broadband , bt line , and not paying bt for line rental ?

      I would certainly not recommend Connect at 17, you can get better deals elsewhere, with better support.

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      Re: help, sky broadband , bt line , and not paying bt for line rental ?

      ah yes , my area is always last my tv thing is pontop pike and it will be last to change to digital in 2012, and the bt's 21cn will proboabilly come before llu and the it will proboably be 2016

     

     

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