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    Moving into new flat - Sky 20mb BB with Sky Talk but without Sky TV/line rental?

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      Moving into new flat - Sky 20mb BB with Sky Talk but without Sky TV/line rental?

      Hi,

      I am moving into a new flat soon, and am confused by all the options. There is a BT line installed. The exchange is just across the road from the flat and has Sky as an LLU provider.

      What I would like to do is get the BT line activated, and use Sky max 20mb unlimited Broadband without Sky line rental (as BT charge a 70 exit fee from 12 month contract) or Sky TV (there isn't much more than Sky freeview on there for the 18 and I'm not much into TV anyway). I am unlikely to make many calls, so the 5 a month saving on broadband with Sky Talk Freetime might be worth it, even though Sky's call charges are somewhat expensive and the goal posts are going to change on the free calls in the future. Plus with broadband I could always use VOIP instead.

      There seems to be much confusion For example, the broadband terms and conditions state you must be a Sky TV subscriber, however the site will happily let you add broadband only to the cart and give you a 2.50 pm surcharge if you don't add a TV package.

      Thanks very much


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      Re: Moving into new flat - Sky 20mb BB with Sky Talk but without Sky TV/line rental?

      sky have only very recently changed their policy to allow standalone broadband(without sky tv) but you can definately do it didnt know there was a 2.50 charge for not having sky tv but the sky broadband unlimited price is dropping by 2.50 at the start of the summer anyway

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      Re: Moving into new flat - Sky 20mb BB with Sky Talk but without Sky TV/line rental?

      Didn't know it'd gone live already! I'd still say get O2 instead!! lol
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      Re: Moving into new flat - Sky 20mb BB with Sky Talk but without Sky TV/line rental?

      Quote Originally Posted by IWasNotTheEnemy View Post
      I'd still say get O2 instead!! lol
      Unfortunately there is no O2 LLU on the exchange. Only Sky, TalkTalk, or AOL, and well TalkTalk or AOL are not options lol, - plus I am guessing only Sky will offer the ADSL 2+ up to 20mb speeds. All the BT BB options are rather pricey for what you get.
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      Re: Moving into new flat - Sky 20mb BB with Sky Talk but without Sky TV/line rental?

      in which case yeah get Sky LLU
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      Re: Moving into new flat - Sky 20mb BB with Sky Talk but without Sky TV/line rental?

      talk talk do an upto 24mb llu service but agin you will need their phone call and line rental package

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      Re: Moving into new flat - Sky 20mb BB with Sky Talk but without Sky TV/line rental?

      Quote Originally Posted by nodrog View Post
      talk talk do an upto 24mb llu service but agin you will need their phone call and line rental package
      And 18 month contract, plus unlimited or extra bandwidth costs extra.

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      Re: Moving into new flat - Sky 20mb BB with Sky Talk but without Sky TV/line rental?

      Quote Originally Posted by anewman View Post
      And 18 month contract, plus unlimited or extra bandwidth costs extra.
      TalkTalk PRO offers upto 24 meg ADSL 2+ and is unlimited. It also includes free landline calls 24/7 including 0845 and 0870 numbers; it is a very competitive package and worth a look if you're umming and arring about SKY;

     

     

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