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This is a discussion on Migration Nightmare within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Your service shouldn't have been ceased if you asked for a MAC. However, if you're on LLU with Zen then ...
- 06-09-06, 09:17 PM #11
Your service shouldn't have been ceased if you asked for a MAC. However, if you're on LLU with Zen then it would've had to be ceased in order to move. As far as I know, the only people who can put a adsl cease on your line are your ISP. If you've already got your user/login then plugin the router and wait until the 13th (+1 day as a 'buffer' time for delays). If it's not done on the 13th phone Sky and ask for a reason why; you may also be able to check the status on the BT landline order page.
- 07-09-06, 06:43 PM #12
Yeah i cannot believe that SKY told me i was up and running and only needed their
router to connect and then be told i cannot use the service BT have said there
was no problem and i my order was completed on aug 16 (this also shows when i log into
bt.com landline orders).Sky are vague in telling me where the actual problem lies.
To be honest i dont know who to believe anymore This could be another error on
the provision side and maybe the truth is according to BT that the
circuit im now on is faulty.In fact they gave my the circuit ID im now on and told me
i had BT broadband and SKY broadband running at the same time for so long (16 aug-4 sep)
that routing errors would occur which will have caused the circuit to close down.
If i went back to BT broadband i have lost the chance of a good deal given to me
to remain a BT broadband customer.I was paying
24.99 for 2 meg ,they offered me a 12 month contract on up to 8 meg for 12.99
Now it will cost me 24.99 again
More than 70 phone calls and 40 hours and its not over yet!
- 12-09-06, 06:12 PM #13
I have made several more phone calls since my last post in a attempt to speak
to the provision team .My first attempt and they say still a issue with my activation and wont tell me what it is and was never activated .
My second attempt im activated but their is a issue!
Checked with BT wholesale and they told me
there was no issue with my line and the order went ahead also on august 16.
Checked my SKY statement and found two activation dates 25 august and 5 th september.
I can never get to speak to a manager on the provision team and the times i have
been though to provisions they break their promises to ringback to update me on conflicts.
OFCOM advise me to send letter by registered post to SKY to outline all the
problems i have had but cannot help me any further.
- 12-09-06, 06:27 PM #14
Don't believe what provisioning say. They havent got a clue what is going on. I've come to the point of giving up. I don't care when i get connected now as long as it happens before I die. Is there much chnace of this? I'm 7 days late was supposed to be activated on the 5th.
I'm going to make sure I get some compensation out of this. Let the complaints begin!!!!
I know its not all Sky's fault but what the hell.
Last edited by bvarsani; 12-09-06 at 06:33 PM.
- 13-09-06, 06:42 PM #15
Today recieved E-Mail from BroadbandCustomerService@BSkyB.com.
Dear Mr ****
Thank you for your email.
Please accept my apologies for the delay in my response.
I'm sorry that you have had so many problems with the broadband service.
After reviewing our systems, we have identified an issue that has delayed
the delivery of your Sky Broadband Box.
As soon as we found this bug, we fixed it and arranged for a new box to be
sent to you the same address that you gave us when you ordered.
This should be received within the next 5 - 7 days.
We want all our customers to get the best service possible and I'm sorry that
this has not been the case. Should you require any further assistance please
contact me on the email address above.
Just sent another E-Mail and asked how can i use broadband
box if my account shows a issue which means i cannot use the service.
Its possible that SKY have tried twice to cease and re-provide without
any success.This would explain 25th august/5th september activation dates
on my SKY statement.
My router still showing no dsl light / broadband line status down.
- 13-09-06, 11:40 PM #16
I have read some of your info with interest and thanks for phone numbers and contacts given.
My problem is never had broadband lying finding out who is lying. Ordered broadband got router on 30th Aug. Looked at bt due to activate 29th aug. No activation. loads of time backwards forwards excuses. Argue with sky, bt and easynet when informed by bt not their problem looks as if I have supplier already argue havent just bt dial up. Back to sky say problem on bt line tier parr problem. Back to bt no, sky set up order wrong ring easynet(sky) refer back to technical. Finally rang OFCOM they check line say Sky fault not bt if fault on line they know number and if they have a complaint with bt they are quick enough to phone ofcom. email sky inform them will check. Today sky say emails not working so cant see my reply including ofcoms. What do you do what is the lying for? what is the real problem does anyone know as it seems to be sky. Will give 2 days and get back to OFCOM as still no success. I think thay read this forum so lets see
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- 14-09-06, 12:38 AM #18
you guys r really having some crap put your way
ive been on ntl for 6 years ,and i can not fault them
each year i ring up to cancell my connection ,only to be offered the next 3 months free ,
- 14-09-06, 10:27 AM #19
I also had a bit of a migration nightmare; it took 3 activation dates for me to get set up. As far as Sky are concerned it was all BT's fault for taking on too much work and not having enough engineers.
Anyway, glad I waited, I've gone from 1 Mbps BB to 5 Mbps BB. Everything was an absolute doddle to set up and to get running. Xbox Live connected with no issues what so ever. So far so good.
I would recommend that if you are having problems getting activated to hang in there and be patient, it'll be worth it in the end.
- 14-09-06, 10:33 AM #20
Thats good news its nice to see it all turn out ok in the end.
As long you are satisfied then good luck, what you do need to remember is there are a lot of people who are unable to get cable and probably just as many on long lines and quite a few on really long lines and the only way they will ever get higher speeds is via LLU.Ray
Some Advice.. Its always advisable to inform your old ISP as soon as you have migrated that you have moved.
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