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    Putting a friend on Sky broadband.

    This is a discussion on Putting a friend on Sky broadband. within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Just a few questions really guys. Heres the scenario. My friend is currently on tesco broadband and has been for ...

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      Putting a friend on Sky broadband.

      Just a few questions really guys. Heres the scenario. My friend is currently on tesco broadband and has been for last 4 or so years. Shes paying 18 for a bog standard 512k connection!
      Her kids want to go on Xbox live and thus need a router because she also wants to use her pc at the same time.
      Her asking me this has brought it too my attention that she is not getting a very good deal, I have done a broadband check and it says she should be able to receive 4.5mb connection, although shes probably paying for just a 512k connection from tesco.
      I was thinking of putting her on to sky broadband, she does'nt want tv,phone packages etc, just the broadband .
      Here is the link to the exchange shes on.

      Samknows Broadband - St Day (WWSDAY) Exchange

      From this I think the only package she could get from sky would be the sky connect package?
      Would they charge her the full 17 a month or would they do it cheaper as the exchange is'nt doing the LLU services yet. It seems they will be having 21CN in the 3rd quarter of 2009. My brother was in the same predicament and pays only a fiver a month for sky connect.
      Also my year is nearly up with sky and am looking for a sky+ plus box...If i refer a friend and also renew another years contract with them whats the chances of getting a sky+ box?

      Lots of questions i know. Thanks guys.


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      Re: Putting a friend on Sky broadband.

      Hi,

      You can only get SKY BB if you are a SKY TV subscriber. If you can persuade her to join at TV package then you could get the introduce a friend deal (50 M&S vouchers) not sure about getting a free SKY+ box.

      I would also be wary of recommending the connect broadband at the moment due to the throttling problem See this thread (Sky Connect Broadband - Are you being slowed down?).

      She would have to pay the full price as its on connect once the exchange is unbundled then the price would drop to the following (base: 5 Mid: 10 Max: 15) if she then took out sky talk (which is free) then the prices would drop on the broadband by 5 per month (making the base one free)

      Hope this helps

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      Re: Putting a friend on Sky broadband.

      If your friend ditched Tesco she could have Sky TV for the same price. If she takes Sky TV then she can have 'free' Broadband if she also takes the 'free' Sky Talk phone package.

      So she can have 2MB Broadband, Telephone Calls and Sky TV for the same price as Tesco 512kb. Even if she never watches Sky TV she's better off.

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      Re: Putting a friend on Sky broadband.

      Hi dms05..

      I nearly added this then noted that she could only get the connect BB package as SKY have not unbundled the exchange.. This means she would have to pay the full 17 connect price and would not be able to get free broadband until the exchange was unbundled. Which means a minimum spend with sky of about 33.50 (16.50 min sky package + 17 bb)

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      Re: Putting a friend on Sky broadband.

      I honestly don't know how Tesco Broadband stays in business, they must be the only ISP in UK who offer a maximum speed of 2Mb.

      Even if your friend wanted Sky TV, I would not put her on Connect. There are plenty of other ISPs who use BT's ADSLMax who have a better relationship with BT, Plusnet for one. She should shop around for the best deal in her area. Being a small rural exchange it is very unlikely to be enabled by any of the LLU ISPs in the near future. Broadband Choice is a good starting point.

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      Re: Putting a friend on Sky broadband.

      Thanks for the replies guys, so it looks like sky could be a disaster for her then lol. I could'nt believe the speed she was getting from tesco..shocking really. I will take a look at that broadband choice website. Many thanks.

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      Re: Putting a friend on Sky broadband.

      well toby i'd said o2 access i think its called? if she doesnt want the sky telly thing....

      but that is a awful exchange!

     

     

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