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    Thinking about Joining a few questions...

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      Thinking about Joining a few questions...

      Hi there, turns out I can finally get Sky Fibre broadband! My cab was to be enabled Sept 2012 and has just been done.
      Just a couple questions;
      According to the phone checker I can get 54.1mb, according to the post-code checker I can get 61.2mb.

      I was wondering would I be able to order Sky Fibre pro then downgrade if I don't get above 50mb?

      As an existing customer are there any special offers I'd be able to get? I notice BT offer the full 80mb package for around 26?

      How long are people waiting for install?


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      Re: Thinking about Joining a few questions...

      The phone checker is likely to be more accurate than a post code checker, but remember, both are only estimates, you may get more or less.

      You would only be able to downgrade if you got a lot less than the minimum. 50 Mb is well above the lower rate, so it is unlikely you would be able to downgrade because you are not over that. You best plan would be to sign up for the lower speed and then upgrade. Sky Fibre is not the lowest cost at the moment, which is putting a lot of people off signing up for them. More are going for BTI and Plusnet.

      You are not likely to get any special offers as an existing customer, new customers always get the better deals.

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      Re: Thinking about Joining a few questions...

      I think what I am going to do is go for the lower package then check out the router stats to see if its worth upgrading...
      Just called up and no offers for existing customer
      Think I will still go for sky as my line-rental and calls are already with sky

      thanks

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      Look at plusnet 19.99 for 80/20 package now unlimited

      Line rental 13.99, anytime calls 4 plus 0845 & 0870 numbers included (unlike sky)

      Plus you can use your own router (if its compatible)

      I've signed up as I now need fibre and paying sky for the 40/2 product is not worth it IMO plus I can use my apple extreme router :-)

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      Re: Thinking about Joining a few questions...

      Quote Originally Posted by j112 View Post
      I think what I am going to do is go for the lower package then check out the router stats to see if its worth upgrading...
      Just called up and no offers for existing customer
      Think I will still go for sky as my line-rental and calls are already with sky

      thanks
      Call either cancellations or downgrades both have free setup and 3 months half price for customers upgrading to the 40/10 fibre service. If you have movies or sports just say you were going to downgrade due to the upgrade cost for a few months and they should offer this to save the premium channels.

      You can always get the upgraded fibre pro after the half price has ended if your line stats will benefit you. The Openreach engineer who installs the fibre should be able to tell you the max speed your line will give at the point of install.

      Ask about offers on your account, some customers have "mailshots" for 6 months half price fibre on the account already. This is only available if the mailshot is on the account it cannot be added any other way.

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      Re: Thinking about Joining a few questions...

      Quote Originally Posted by NWLondoner View Post
      Look at plusnet 19.99 for 80/20 package now unlimited

      Line rental 13.99, anytime calls 4 plus 0845 & 0870 numbers included (unlike sky)

      Plus you can use your own router (if its compatible)

      I've signed up as I now need fibre and paying sky for the 40/2 product is not worth it IMO plus I can use my apple extreme router :-)
      just a side note: you can use the AEBS on sky fibre. you just need to extract the username and password from the Sky hub and set the AEBS up.
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      Yes I know, but Sky don't/won't support it so if anything with the line happens they may not be so forthcoming with help

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      Re: Thinking about Joining a few questions...

      Quote Originally Posted by NWLondoner View Post
      Yes I know, but Sky don't/won't support it so if anything with the line happens they may not be so forthcoming with help
      That is resolved so very easily: Plug in the Sky router if you get a problem.

      In fairness though, most people who do use their own routers do not get people telling them to unplug their own routers. If there is a problem, and remember that you have the BTO Modem making the dialled connection, most will be sensible now and help to resolve it.
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