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    Sky Broadband Connect at 5 a month ??

    This is a discussion on Sky Broadband Connect at 5 a month ?? within the Sky news and announcements forums, part of the SkyUser Announcements category; i notice all the people who are saying that sky are just doing good business arn't on connect. wonder what ...

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      Re: Sky Broadband Connect at 5 a month ??

      i notice all the people who are saying that sky are just doing good business arn't on connect.
      wonder what they would say if max was offered free to new customers ?


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      Re: Sky Broadband Connect at 5 a month ??

      Fair comment, tbh if Sky now offered MAX for free I would be upset, however they won't.

      This way they get maximum exposure to new customers. How many people cannot get an LLU product from them but can get Connect.

      imho 17.00 plus 40.00 connection was not that attractive to me, hence the delay in signing up. If they had done the 5.00 and 20.00 connection I would have signed up months ago. So it will have the desired effect.


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      Re: Sky Broadband Connect at 5 a month ??

      I'm not (yet) on Connect, but their offer works for me!

      I didn't see the sense in paying 40 (connection) to save 3PCM (my current subs are 20) with no advantage other than the higher download limit, which I would never fully utilise. There must have been a financial benefit to you to move surely. You entered into a contract, and like it or not, I suspect you may well be held to it.

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      Re: Sky Broadband Connect at 5 a month ??

      Quote Originally Posted by LNB View Post
      I'm not (yet) on Connect, but their offer works for me!

      I didn't see the sense in paying 40 (connection) to save 3PCM (my current subs are 20) with no advantage other than the higher download limit, which I would never fully utilise. There must have been a financial benefit to you to move surely. You entered into a contract, and like it or not, I suspect you may well be held to it.
      your quite right there was a financial benefit thats why I moved. however if they had told me what a poor service it was i probably would not have done. as you say i'm in a contract but come september i wont be and if they continue the way they are doing i'll be off like smelly stuff from a shovel (tv & phone as well)

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      Re: Sky Broadband Connect at 5 a month ??

      And I for one wouldn't blame you! Hopefully the experience will improve for everyone before then.

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      Re: Sky Broadband Connect at 5 a month ??

      when i signed up to connect i was told by a CS person that my exchange would be upgraded to take the 16mb line in less that a year, looked at my exchange no mention of it in the near future.

      As for the connection fee of 40 and 17 a month didn't mind too much as kids are on other computers and laptop and to be connected to a 8mb line instead of a 2mb which I was on is better.

      And if upgrade comes great,but if no better deal with another isp after a year, will stay with sky.

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      Re: Sky Broadband Connect at 5 a month ??

      I got the same email yesterday from Sky.

      I registered interest ages ago and was tempted at the time by the 17pm Connect package (I'm on 1mb BT Broadband @ 25pm prior to the automatic 2mb upgrades - still on 1mb as my line is ~5km with 59db Downstream Att.).

      I've been holding out on BT for awhile for several reasons:

      I am unsure of just how reliable my 1mb fixed connection will be going to MAXDSL.
      I was waiting to see what packages would appear from all the major ISPs, including what BT would have to offer.
      Stuck with the status quo as it's better the devil you know.

      I've not had any problems with BT Broadband in all the time I've been with them.

      With current Sky offering it doesn't make financial sense to stay with BT @ 25pm. I've been considering switching to Sky for a few months anyway but I don't quite like the fact that you have to use (although can currently bypass) Sky's supplied router to connect.

      A few questions I have (and still haven't quite had confirmed) are:

      1) When connected with Sky, what conditions are placed on the line for SNR and FAST Path/Interleaving?? - Currently on fixed 1mb I'm on FAST Path and my SNR is ~16db Downstream.

      2) What are the common speeds seen on P2P (I occaisionally use Azureus bittorrent) and Newsgroups (subscribe to 10gb Newshosting.com package)??

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      Re: Sky Broadband Connect at 5 a month ??

      2) What are the common speeds seen on P2P (I occaisionally use Azureus bittorrent) and Newsgroups (subscribe to 10gb Newshosting.com package)??
      There is traffic shaping on this package, however it is not consistent with everyone. This is normally overcome by using or forcing encryption.


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      Re: Sky Broadband Connect at 5 a month ??

      To be honest I guess I won't know what I might be missing until I am on a MAXDSL connection.

      Seeing as I'm on a fixed 1mb connection now, at best I will only ever see ~120kb download (and that is only ever on a torrent with plenty of seeds/peers).

      Anybody know anything about the DSL line settings?? Is the SNR set at the same beginning target level of 6db and FAST path set as default as per with all other MAXDSL lines??

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      Re: Sky Broadband Connect at 5 a month ??

      Quote Originally Posted by NewsreadeR View Post
      imho 17.00 plus 40.00 connection was not that attractive to me,
      It was to me even with the 40 connection fee I am still saving a load of what I was paying to BT.

     

     
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