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    Skys New Phone and Broadband Network Opt-out Poll

    This is a discussion on Skys New Phone and Broadband Network Opt-out Poll within the Sky Talk forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; Been thinking about this all week and have opted out of he new sky network. Dont really want to be ...

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      Re: Skys New Phone and Broadband Network Opt-out Poll

      Been thinking about this all week and have opted out of he new sky network.

      Dont really want to be tired down to sky especially with the change to the mid broadband package, also after getting an email from sky about the network i worry that if you do want to leave it could cost you to sign up to a new provider.

      Thanks Sky but no thanks
      no need to put all my eggs in one money grabbing basket



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      Re: Skys New Phone and Broadband Network Opt-out Poll

      Ok i received through all the tat on the new network etc but still unsure what it will mean to the end user (me) i have sky+, sky max (steady 16Mb until upgraded whenever that is) and the free sky talk package.

      I understand that for all intent and purpose it will mean that sky "should" be able to offer a more reliable service but i also notice alot of people are concerned about it, so i suppose me question is are there any cons that i'm just not seeing?

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      Re: Skys New Phone and Broadband Network Opt-out Poll

      I opted-out. I've read and re-read the leaflet but simply fail to see any benefit (to me not sky ) in going onto the new network.

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      Re: Skys New Phone and Broadband Network Opt-out Poll

      The advantages to Sky are clear.
      They make it hard for you to leave

      They save a lot by having you on their network.

      The advatages to you

      More features on your phone

      Its cheaper (perhaps)

      Now you choose what you want to do

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      Re: Skys New Phone and Broadband Network Opt-out Poll

      Quote Originally Posted by Brian69 View Post
      More features on your phone
      Have they actually specified what these will be and whether they will be of any use?

      Quote Originally Posted by Brian69 View Post
      Its cheaper (perhaps)
      Being Sky I'd very much doubt it, at least not for "existing customers"

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      Re: Skys New Phone and Broadband Network Opt-out Poll

      Quote Originally Posted by superping View Post
      As it states there sky are only moving customers with all services from sky including line rental but you should still get the new connection speeds if your line can support it.
      See this thread for detaiked info on why sky are doing this and what is affected...

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      Exclamation Re: Skys New Phone and Broadband Network Opt-out Poll

      I have just opted out as I wish to keep my options open with the changes to my Mid package.

      I wish there was a way to confirm the Opt Out has gone through after going to the link in the first post !?

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      Re: Skys New Phone and Broadband Network Opt-out Poll

      I opted out since transferring to the new network makes the freedom of moving to different service providers more complicated and difficult.

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      Re: Skys New Phone and Broadband Network Opt-out Poll

      aparently,one of the "advantages"....you will be able to check your voicemail on line......lol
      when i phoned to opt out the other week,the lady said "do you realise you wont be able to check your voice mail online if you dont move to sky voice"...................................
      it made me think twice about opting out....lol......NOT
      KEEP ON KEEPING ON
      checking punctuation

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      Re: Skys New Phone and Broadband Network Opt-out Poll

      Quote Originally Posted by Brian69 View Post
      Right, if you are unhappy with the way your wiring looks, but it works o.k, then any work which Openreach does will be chargeable.
      However, if your wiring were to "develop" a fault, and by the state of yours Im suprised it works at all, then any work required to repair it, would tidy it up as well, if you get my meaning
      Be very careful in this department jonathanen - even if your line "developed" a fault, in some cases openreach are deeming that they would not install the wiring to this standard (no matter how old), and you have a responsibility to ensure it is kept in a maintainable condition.

      If it looks like damage, it will be charged. This would be done at Time Related Charges rates (TRC), which would probably be more expensive than ordering a shift and having the whole lot done on that.

      Looking at it, your dropwire (the black cable entering the green junction box with the steel suspension wires and orange/white/green/black conductors) needs renewing unless there is sufficient slack on the outer wall - the large black box on the wall outside looks like the main distribution point and will be renewed from there. The internal stuff before the line jack is Openreach maintained and strictly speaking shouldn't be meddled with, but to be honest who is going to know otherwise (and it ain't rocket science ) - but to renew the dropwire is a no no.

      Any other advice required, feel free to ask and i shall tell thee what I know!

     

     
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