This is a discussion on Migration Nightmare within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; MIGRATION NIGHTMARE I ordered SKY broadband on 6 aug and was promised installation for 17 aug,i gave them my MAC ...
- 31-08-06, 06:05 PM #1
I ordered SKY broadband on 6 aug and was promised installation for 17 aug,i gave them my MAC
from BT.The next day SKY who tried several times to contact me but someone just
hung up ,so had to contact them told me there was a problem with the exchange and
my install date would be put on hold .SKY could not tell me when i could get connected
to them but promised it would be soon.
Then on 16 aug my BT broadband went down ,i rang BT and was told me my line
was ok and it was my router at fault.I rang NETGEAR who supply my router,after the usual
checks the router had still failed to connect to BT.
So had to go to PCWORLD to pick up a new NETGEAR router,got home and found that i had
a connection but i could not log in to BT using my username and password (CHAP FAIL).
I rang BT TECH SUPPORT , which took 20 mins to get a BT advisor and told them my
problem.Then i was told i did not have a active account and my BT broadband had ceased.
I was hoping to get things sorted but after 40 mins i was cut off.Before ringing back BT
i thought that i would ring SKY and find out what was going on.They told me my SKY BB
was not live and i had no connection to them and that my account was still reporting
a problem with the exchange.
So rang BT TECH SUPPORT ,another 20 min delay and told them my problem again ,more than
a hour later BT was able to get my account active so i could connect to them.
Still i could not access BT broadband and my router would report a CHAP FAIL.
So far i had spent 5 hours between SKY,NETGEAR AND BT.Another 5 hours later on the phone
and still i could not resolve the problem.
The next day i decided to exchange my NETGEAR router ,incase it was faulty but even
found the this one to report to same CHAP FAIL.
I had to wait a few days while BT would do checks and all came back ok.
9 DAYS later with still no broadband and still no real answers i rang BT in a attempt to
talk to someone at the highest level.
Someone at BT said i had a split line -and my BB was with another supplier.Then everything
was beginning to make sense.I could not get BT broadband because put simply SKY had
taken over my line and i would need to get another MAC
to get my BT broadband active on the line.
Also SKY had lied to me that i was not connected to them when in fact i was,i told them
several times i was but if their computers said i was not they could do nothing.
With all the facts to hand i rang SKY and guess what they said?
My service was up and running but for some strange reason did not show that information
until a high-level user at SKY could access it.I was promised connection once my router
turns up which should take no more than 10 days meaning 5 sep at the latest.
I understand i am supposed to have a letter from BT ,but have not yet recieved it ,can
someone please explain to me more about this letter because i thing i still need to
chat to BT.
I was told that the switch over process should only take a hour at most!
- 31-08-06, 06:14 PM #2
Hi Skysurfer and welcome to the site
I just read your post twice and I have no idea what anyone on here could say to such a plethora of errors.
Lets hope that everything now goes the way it should and you are up and running very very soon.
Good luck mate.Ray
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- 31-08-06, 07:05 PM #3
These things happen. Migrations are a complicated process.
It's quite easy for one of BTs systems to flag an error up, send that error to Easynet but for the error being a false alarm and the migration to go through anyway. That's what's appeared to have happened here, and with Sky dependant on BT to get the migration dates correct to arrange delivery of the routers on time, then it can be a bit of a nightmare if sky are told your date has been pushed back but BT to go and switch you over anyway.
Good luck getting it fixed, if I were you I'd ask them to get your router out extra fast.
- 04-09-06, 03:56 PM #4
SKY have let me down again. They have now lost my router and cannot explain where it is.
Parceline who would have delivered have no record of it and SKY could only tell me when
it should have been despatched.
I now have to wait until tomorrow when the provisions department have promised me
a ringback to give me my new delivery date.I have asked them to send it next day
delivery and i will pay for the extra cost but everyone must wait up to 10 days!
SKY have given me £25 compensation credit on my account for all the inconvienence caused!
- 04-09-06, 04:08 PM #5
Similar story to mine.
Sky or Parcel Force have lost 1st router sent - 2nd router sent out 29 August(requested to sent by courier and would pay) still not arrived.
Sky have told me various reasons for non delivery, routers out of stock, management are in talks with uni-part?? etc. etc.
I have now been without the internet for 12 days. Have now asked for my Mac Code so I can go back to BT. They will not advise over phone, will only send in a letter - could take up to 7 days.
Their Customer Service is unbelieveable I had been on the phone for as long as 1 hour only then to be cut off.
Would like to hear of any other people whose routers have not turned up>
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- 04-09-06, 04:53 PM #6
Just to get a bit of balance into this thread...
I ordered Sky Max last Thursday. The Sky Router arrived first thing this morning by Parceline (NOT ParcelForce which is a different company) marked next day delivery. It took 2 working days to deliver, the promise was 5 days.
Guys, I do know how frustrating your situation is. My frustration is with BT. The schedule day for line activation means it will have taken them 21 days to first cease the line, because BT Wholesale have a legal dispute with Euro1Net. They then have to reactivate my line! I agree about the Migration Nightmare. I have the router and still cannot connect to the Internet. It just sits there, stylish,shiny and bright with 3 lights on but no Internet light.
I have this picture in my mind of BT Engineers running round in circles. First pulling out plugs. Then 11 days later going back and pushing them back in again.
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- 05-09-06, 07:02 PM #7
Just when i thought it could not get any worse it has.Now i have been checking my
line status with my NETGEAR router every day since i knew i was connected to SKY and now
that is down and i dont have any DSL light which means even when my SKY router turns up
i cannot connect to SKY.
So i rang SKY again ,firstly to get a update on my router and find out when i will get it
and to find out why i had lost connection to them.The SKY advisor told me there was still
a problem with the exchange!It looks like i have gone back to square one again.
After speaking to over 60 people since i lost my BT
broadband over 3 weeks ago i am getting nowhere.
Got to speak to a team leader and i hope that she with all the information i have given her
will be able to give me some answers but that wont be until tomorrow .
Just seen on this forum SKY broadband down across the UK, that would
explain a lot!
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- 06-09-06, 04:47 PM #9
I have now been updated by the SKY provision team who have confirmed there
is a problem with their side which was not made clear previously so i cannot use the
SKY broadband service at this time .They are looking
at a way around it but have told me my order may have to be ceased.
- 06-09-06, 07:20 PM #10
Another migration nightmare...!
I have been with Zen for several years - very reliable cnnection & excellent service. Unfortunately, the offer from Sky was too tempting to refuse and I ordered it on 1/9. My router arrived only 2 days later.
Yesterday my ADSL connection went off. It's never happened before with Zen & seemed too much of a coincidence to be a fault.
My letter from Sky arrived today, telling me that my service with them would be on by 12/9.
I called Zen today about the fault, they have told me that BT Wholesale have 'ceased' my line and that there is nothing they can do about it - although they did their best & called me back several times to update me after their conversations with BT.
Zen have told me now that my only option to get reconnected quickly is if I can get Sky to bring ahead the connection to their system sooner.
After all the horror stories I have read about Sky broadband I think this is highly unlikely. It seems that I am destined for a wait - most people I have spoken to have waited longer than the planned date anyway - and some are still waiting.
I'm interested to know if anyone has any advice on who is really responsible for my connection not being available? I was told the switchover would mean a lack of connection of no more than 2 hours. My feeling is that BT Wholesale are ultimately responsible, and yet from what Zen have told me they are virtually untouchable - supposedly they will not even talk to the public....
Any help / advice or sharing of others experience will be gratefully received.