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    Move to sky?

    This is a discussion on Move to sky? within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hi all. Probably a silly question to ask on the sky user forums but here goes... I used to have ...

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      Move to sky?

      Hi all. Probably a silly question to ask on the sky user forums but here goes...

      I used to have sky broadband a few years back but moved to be for better ADSL2+ support. With the advent of Anytime+ I am thinking about possibly moving back to Sky but not sure if it is worth it.

      Currently have be unlimited. Get a 12Mbps sync with a static IP.

      Have sky tv but only the basic with 2 entertainment packs (don't have movies or sports).

      I can live without the static IP (assume I can use dyndns on the current sky routers?). Never downloaded more than 50GB in a month (and probably a lot less than that). Don't need email and the likes. Don't use P2P and main uses are world of warcraft and iplayer/lovefilm streaming.

      Am in contract with BT with free evening and weekend calls - do not want Sky's line rental package but sky talk may be ok. Have got BT privacy for caller display.

      So, now that I have told you my life story:
      1) Is anytime+ worth it at the moment if you don't subscribe to movies/sports? Is there much to watch?
      2) Does the sky router support dyndns (believe it is now a DLINK)?
      3) Would using sky talk impact on BT privacy (such as caller display becoming chargeable)?
      4) How well does Sky broadband (LLU) perform these days?

      From what I've said is there anything that I haven't considered?

      Thanks all.


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      Re: Move to sky?

      1. I don't use it but SkyPlayer is good. I watch live football all the time
      2. I don't know as it's been a long time since I've used a Sky router but I'm pretty sure they do
      3. It shouldn't do but the BT options would no longer apply as you're on a different call provider (I could be wrong on this)
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      Re: Move to sky?

      1) Not much on Anytime+ for non sports/movies subscribers but it is growing and is promised to be better in the new year when the HBO and other deals kick in.
      2) Don't know the DLink but other routers support DynDns. I have had problems though with the 30 day limit on free accounts.
      3) If you keep your BT line and take Sky Talk you will be charged by BT for caller display. To get it free you have to make 2 calls a month through BT but this isn't possible from Sky Talk.

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      Re: Move to sky?

      Thanks both for the responses. Sounds like it may not be a useful move at the moment (partly because of caller display but mostly because there isn't that big a choice on anytime+ for my tv package). Think I might see how things stand in the new year (whether there is more or anytime+ or sky start showing willing to allow other ISPs for anytime+).

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      Re: Move to sky?

      It is a nuisance having to pay BT for caller display, but it is more than paid for by the discount on broadband for having Sky Talk. If only there were a way to make the 2 calls a month required to qualify for BT Privacy.

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