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    Moving house where only sky connect is available!

    This is a discussion on Moving house where only sky connect is available! within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hi there, I hope I've posted this in the right place. I am moving house in the next couple of ...

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      Moving house where only sky connect is available!

      Hi there, I hope I've posted this in the right place.

      I am moving house in the next couple of weeks and I know that I will only be able to get sky connect! At present I have the tv, broadband and sky talk anytime - I am on sky broadband unlimited and after reading about sky connect I understand that there is a 40gb monthly usage. Moving to sky connect will work out dearer, not only that, I have read so many bad reports on sky connect, so has anyone have ideas on what I should do?!

      I have been checking out other providers such as BT, talk talk and plusnet on their packages for phone and internet but it's difficult to know what to do.

      I would appreciate any advice.
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      Re: Moving house where only sky connect is available!

      Don't take Connect!!!! Do any of the others do LLU broadband?

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      Re: Moving house where only sky connect is available!

      From what I have seen in the area I am moving there is only ADSL!

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      Re: Moving house where only sky connect is available!

      TalkTalk are usually LLU. Although not the best, they will be better than the BT ADSLMax alternates. Plusnet is one of the better alternatives if there is no LLU.

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      Re: Moving house where only sky connect is available!

      Thank you Isitme for your input. Yes, I am looking into Plusnet ... it looks that it may be my best option. Talk Talk are really pushing with their advertising with a fantastic deal, however, I'm not too sure that I fancy going with them!

      I suppose it is between BT and Plusnet at the moment. BT is going to be more expensive so I don't know what to do to be honest and I really don't fancy an 18 month contract! I've read quit a few negatives on BT broadband, but I suppose you'll always get negative reviews - more than positives. A lot comes down to luck!

      I will have to read and compare the packages again.

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      Re: Moving house where only sky connect is available!

      Do NOT go with TalkTalk!

      Not only do they unbundle the ADSL, they unbundle the bloody PSTN line as well - absolute nightmare.

      Also, Sky Connect = BT Broadband. Avoid.

      There are better providers out there that you can get a service over standard ADSL

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      Re: Moving house where only sky connect is available!

      Plusnet are a fully owned subsiduary of BT.

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      Re: Moving house where only sky connect is available!

      When on Adsl, I found Adsl24 very good, unlimited download allowance on non peak times, and average during peak (home30 package), average price and only 1 month contract. Bargain!!!

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      Lightbulb Re: Moving house where only sky connect is available!

      Take a look at the link below, it'll show all the ISPs based in the UK:

      thinkbroadband :: List of Broadband Providers in the UK

      (there is also links to reviews and list or products on the page)

      Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro: Connected at 80,000 kbps / 20,000 kbps
      Previous ADSL2+ Speed 19999 kbps 1153 kbps, Line Attenuation 17.5 db 6.9 db, Noise Margin 7.5 dB 8.7 dB
      Speedtest: 17.15MB/s 0.97Mb/s Ping 31 ms

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      Re: Moving house where only sky connect is available!

      If you are moving to a rural area i would go with sky connect or plusnet, but if in town best would be bt, talktalk are so slow and there customer service is well shocking.

      im in a rural area just switched from bt to sky connect and well touch wood, my speed is faster than bt's not only is it 7mb instead of 6mb im also loading pages faster than i can blink.

      The best advise i can give you is to avoid talktalk and aol at all costs, you wont beleive the number of people i have impressed by moving them away for these so called isp's.

      Take for instance the mother in law, she was with aol, took 20 minutes to load google, her speed was slower than 56k modem, transfered her to bt and lo and behold it was 8mb connection and google loaded in less than 20 ms lol

      Good luck with who you choose.

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