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    Coming back to Sky Broadband

    This is a discussion on Coming back to Sky Broadband within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Having left Sky in December 2009 to go to O2 I finally decided to take the plunge and come back ...

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      Coming back to Sky Broadband

      Having left Sky in December 2009 to go to O2 I finally decided to take the plunge and come back to Sky.

      O2 were very good, if you didn't use their router, but then again Sky were very good before I left them.

      I only left for the financial savings, and O2 have now put my BB upto 14.50 per month. (as I don't have an O2 phone)

      Sky are now 2 a month cheaper, and I get the benefit of having Sky Anytime+ which doesn't seem to be a bad thing reading threads on here.

      I have just submitted my MAC on MySky and hopefully will be back online with Sky very soon.
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      Re: Coming back to Sky Broadband

      sky anytimes good because you can watch any movies that where on at a certain time either if you missed them you simply check sky anytime and its usally there to watch when you want

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      Re: Coming back to Sky Broadband

      Just had a text, the BB will be being swapped from O2 to Sky on 7th September.




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      Re: Coming back to Sky Broadband

      Router turned up today.

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      Re: Coming back to Sky Broadband

      Quote Originally Posted by NewsreadeR View Post
      Router turned up today.

      Sagemcom Pack F@ST 2504N
      Ouch!

      Now why didn't they pick up on the fact that you had Sky BB previously?

      Favouritism?

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      Re: Coming back to Sky Broadband

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      Ouch!

      Now why didn't they pick up on the fact that you had Sky BB previously?

      Favouritism?
      I don't know how to take that?

      I presume because I am classed as a new customer, as it was over 12 months ago?

      Is it a good router or not?

      Way out of the game, it was December 2009 last time I sampled the delights of Sky's broadband.




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      Re: Coming back to Sky Broadband

      lol - It's the new router.

      So far it appears to be trouble free and people appear to be happy with it.

      After the hassle with the Sagem 2304n this is a good sign.

      If you happen to have a computer with a 1Gbit port, it would be useful if you could confirm what speed it connects to the router at.

      The WiFi is rated to 144mb/s over 20MHz bandwidth on the 2.4GHz channels.

      It will also be Sky's router of choice for connecting to their Fibre products when they finally launch them.
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      Re: Coming back to Sky Broadband

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      lol - It's the new router.

      So far it appears to be trouble free and people appear to be happy with it.

      After the hassle with the Sagem 2304n this is a good sign.

      If you happen to have a computer with a 1Gbit port, it would be useful if you could confirm what speed it connects to the router at.

      The WiFi is rated to 144mb/s over 20MHz bandwidth on the 2.4GHz channels.

      It will also be Sky's router of choice for connecting to their Fibre products when they finally launch them.
      Cool - Will do

      I doubt it is favouritism unless my normal Sky account is flagged, as I ordered it online, never spoke to nobody.

      I will report back on 7th as per speeds etc etc




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      Re: Coming back to Sky Broadband

      Quote Originally Posted by NewsreadeR View Post
      Cool - Will do

      I doubt it is favouritism unless my normal Sky account is flagged, as I ordered it online, never spoke to nobody.

      I will report back on 7th as per speeds etc etc
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      Re: Coming back to Sky Broadband

      I'm extremely tempted to come back to Sky. Been with o2 nearly 2 years now and cannot fault them, even the Wireless Box II has been (relatively) problem free. The reason I like o2 is the 1.3Mbps upload every single time. I'm not too fussed on downstream although getting 15Mbps would be nice (I'm on the legacy o2 8Mbps unlimited package) but the upstream is more important.

      Just don't know if I can be bothered faffing about with Sky to get less than I currently have, even with my contacts
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