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    Possibly moving to sky

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      Possibly moving to sky

      Hi,
      I am moving house (hopefully) in the coming weeks and will be moving from a cable area to a non cable area and hence will have to go adsl.
      The current occupiers of the house have sky at present so a BT line is already installed.
      However I am struggling to get any clarification on what speeds I am likely to get and what packages are available.
      The sky site says only sky connect is available, however other sites say sky unlimited is available.
      The local exchange would be oakengates which is listed as LLU enabled.
      Postcode of new address: TF2 9UH.

      Samknows says the exchange is 1220m away, by road.

      Samknows info:
      Broadband availability overview
      ADSL:
      Yes
      SDSL: Yes (Via LLU Operator)
      LLU services: Yes
      Cable: Yes
      Wireless: No
      BT Wholesale information
      ADSL status:
      Enabled as of 03/03/2004
      ADSL Max status:
      Enabled as of 31/03/2006
      SDSL status:
      Not available
      21CN WBC status:
      Not available
      21CN PSTN switchover target: Q4 2011

      Availability checks
      You can perform an approximate check for the entire road by not entering a house/name number.
      9, Fireclay Drive, TF2 9
      Green ADSL available at ~5Mbps
      BT Total broadband
      TalkTalk LLU (8M is free)
      Sky LLU (2M is free, 8M is 5pm)
      AOL broadband (non-LLU)
      Pipex broadband
      Plusnet broadband
      Tiscali broadband
      And many more...
      Green ADSL2+ available at ~6Mbps
      UK Online (incl 20M packages)
      Sky Max (LLU) (16M for 10pcm)
      Red Cable services not available

      So which is correct can I get sky BB unlimited or connect only and what speeds would I likely get?

      Thanks in advance for any help on this.


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      Re: Possibly moving to sky

      Your future exchange has Sky LLU available.
      SamKnows Broadband - Availability - Oakengates (WNOAK) Exchange

      Whether there is space available is another matter. You can find this out by putting the phone number into the box on this page.
      Sky Broadband - High Speed Wireless Broadband and Offers - Join Online

      If no places are available you should be offered Connect.

      No one can say what speed you would get until the line is actually tested.

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      Re: Possibly moving to sky

      Thanks for the info.
      If the current occupier has LLU and obviously they would be cancelling would I get that space they would have left on the exchange?
      Also, if i choose sky bb unlimited and its not available will I be offered connect for the same price? as its 17 for connect compared to 10 for unlimited if you take the talk package, which I would.
      Lastly, would the speeds, if im lucky enough to get on unlimited, be over 6mb, looking at the distance from the exchange alone?

      Thanks

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      Re: Possibly moving to sky

      Hi discourage
      as its 17 for connect compared to 10 for unlimited if you take the talk package
      I took sky talk and sky dropped the price of connect from 17 to 10 a month.
      If there is only sky connect avaliable think carefully, a lot of people are recieving poor speeds.
      Here's my experience
      Another slow broadband connect customer
      Have a look at some other posts on this site for more info, lots of it
      David

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      Re: Possibly moving to sky

      It is hard to say whether you would get the slot available. It should really go to the first on the waiting list, if there is one. This has not always been the case in the past where it has been reported that a newcomer was put on LLU and an existing user was left on Connect. He kicked up a row and was soon shifted over.

      Normally if an exchange is upgraded and is full, or is due to be you would be offered Connect at a discount, sometimes 10 sometimes 5. You would have to negotiate this yourself if it comes up. Just make sure you are given an assurance that you will be on LLU straight away or if you have to go on Connect temporarily, a substantial discount is given.

      It is not really possible to say what speed you would get, but given the distance from the exchange, times two, which is normal for actual line length, you should get over 8Mb. But please don't tale this as gospel as the actual quality of the line also contributes to the speed, in fact if the line is shorter and of good quality you could see 16Mb.

      TomD


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