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      Taking the plunge...

      I have deceided that tomorrow, i am gonna sign up for SkyBB MAX. Main reason is that i am currently paying 28quid a month on Orange for 8MB of which i get hardly any sort of speed.

      What should i know before i decide to do it? I have checked my exchange, it is Addiscombe and i think it looks fine. I live about a 10 second run from the exchange.

      Also, what is the normal waiting time from date you sign up to the activation date on your bt line? because i want to cancel Orange but not leave myself with no broadband for a month. Any replies would be greatly appreciated.


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      Hiya Spal

      Just signed up to SKY BB myself so any responses will be of interest.

      Out of curiosity, what speeds have you been getting with Orange, Wanadoo, Freeserve (whatever the call themselves now)??

      Does your exchange say that Easynet has been unbundled?? If so you should be able to get SKY.

      Also have you registered your interest in SKY BB & received an e-mail saying that the service is now available to you, this same e-mail should have a code for you to quote when you order?

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      Just checked & your exchange was enabled for Easynet on 1-7-06 so you should be OK
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      Speeds with Orange have been pathetic, speed tests show download rate at 508kbps...totally appaling, but havnt been bothered to try and fix it, hasnt caused any problems.

      Im not too sure what all the exchange information means, here is the link, maybe someone could decode it for me. http://www.samknows.com/broadband/ex...hp?ecode=LSADD

      hmm, how do i register an interest with Sky? i got all the offeres when it was first set up but we cose not to chnagw at the time.

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      Welcome to the site spal

      If you haven't received an email with a BAND number in it you will not be able to register thoght you could try calling SkyBB sales and checking.

      Looking at your exchange you should be ok for the Max package
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      So if i cannot get a BAND number, i cant sign up?

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      I am not sure I have seen a couple of post where people have called sales and they say they have managed to sign-up so I guess you could try.
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      Ok.

      How long was the activation on phone line after you registered?

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      Ordered 21st Aug went live 12th Sept but would have been the 7th if BT hadn't messed up my phone and Adsl in the exchange
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      Quote Originally Posted by spal View Post
      hmm, how do i register an interest with Sky? i got all the offeres when it was first set up but we cose not to chnagw at the time.
      Go here Spal & register your interest in SKY BB

      http://broadbandregistration.sky.com/

      As wheelie says you can try calling customer service but I would get yourself registered just in case

     

     

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