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    Sky connect V Bt Total broadband

    This is a discussion on Sky connect V Bt Total broadband within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hi, Unfortunately I cannot receive Base, Mid or Max, so Connect is the only choice - hey but anything's better ...

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      Sky connect V Bt Total broadband

      Hi,

      Unfortunately I cannot receive Base, Mid or Max, so Connect is the only choice - hey but anything's better than my current ISP; Tiscali - right?

      So the question is - Seeing as Connect is a rebranded BT broadband - should I pay more to join Sky @ 17, or move to BT with lower priced introductory offers - 8.95 / 13.99 etc?


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      Re: Sky connect V Bt Total broadband

      Over the full year of the contract I think you'd find that the BT offering would work out more than Sky. However BT offers more for that money (newsgroup access, a VOIP phone and account, better email etc).

      If Sky can't promise you that they'll move you to LLU before a year is up then I think the BT deal is better.

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      Re: Sky connect V Bt Total broadband

      Hi

      I'm on the sky connect 17 a month as was with AOL before sky is great just hope the exchange here will be LLU sometime in near future, only had a bit of down time in the year + I've been with them.
      My mate signed up to bt package 3 and he wish he never had, couple more months on his contract and he be going else where.

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      Re: Sky connect V Bt Total broadband

      I left BT as they were to expenisive. All I want is an internet connection and none of these "extras". Sky provide me with that and a very good one it is so I am happy I left BT and their 29.99 products.

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      Re: Sky connect V Bt Total broadband

      ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS tell your ISP you have moved.
      There are loads of things that can go wrong.

      (1) You ask your ISP for a MAC. This indicates nothing to your ISP. It will issue the MAC and wait
      (2) You give the MAC to your new ISP. they then give this to BT/Openreach. they come back to your new ISP with a date when they expect to do the shift.
      (3) The shift happens and BT/Openreach inform your old ISP that the cease has happened.

      It is only at this last stage that your old ISP Knows you have moved. AS all this can be spread over some weeks, the chances that someone/something will go wrong are just to great, so always tell them yourself the day your old service stops.

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      Re: Sky connect V Bt Total broadband

      I 2nd what Brian69 said:

      My BB switched to SKY yesterday & today i've just been billed by BT for another 3 months of BB, for which i've just had to arrange a refund for.

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      Re: Sky connect V Bt Total broadband

      Quote Originally Posted by Speccy 48 View Post
      My BB switched to SKY yesterday & today i've just been billed by BT for another 3 months of BB, for which i've just had to arrange a refund for.
      I posted this elsewhere but the same almost happened to me when I left BT, however once I was up and running I cancelled the direct debit with BT via my online banking. Thank god I did as they sent me a letter saying they could get the next payment. In the end (a month or two later) they issued me with a cheque for the amount they owed me, due to the billing dates etc.

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      Re: Sky connect V Bt Total broadband

      I would say go to BT until Sky can give you an LLU connection. Although they are supposed to be impartial, I am quite sure if you have problems BTOR will sort them out quicker for a BT customer than they would for Sky. The communication between Sky and BT seems to be non-existent. You would at least be communicating first hand with the supplier and not through an intermediary.

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