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    This is a discussion on sky fibre pro within the Sky Broadband (Fibre) Help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Originally Posted by speedyrite Don't forget PlusNet is 19.99 for an "80/20" product that is now apparently unlimited. and if ...

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      Re: sky fibre pro

      Quote Originally Posted by speedyrite View Post
      Don't forget PlusNet is 19.99 for an "80/20" product that is now apparently unlimited.
      and if you look throught the thread there are people quite happy to pay 30 i dont want to offend anyone here but why put up with a ten pound increase just to stay loyal to a brand that could give a flying whatsit about giving you the best deal interstingly sky just thank me for my 11 year loyality and passed me over

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      Quote Originally Posted by dragon2611 View Post
      Actually they're both stupid for offering "unlimited" for so cheap, they're relying on the Fact that most people won't use it, but with usage increasing all the time eventually something will have to give.

      Also Plusnet's pricing is about as close to the bottom of the barrel as it can get, if people actually use the service they make a loss on that customer.

      Bandwidth costs, internet transit is ironically actually the cheapest part it's the links required to get it to the exchanges that actually work out more expensive
      sorry for but if there being stupid offering silly deals why should i care


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      Re: sky fibre pro

      Quote Originally Posted by shakey1980 View Post
      sorry for but if there being stupid offering silly deals why should i care
      You will care if they overload their network and your service slows to a crawl as a result.

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      Re: sky fibre pro

      Quote Originally Posted by speedyrite View Post
      Don't forget PlusNet is 19.99 for an "80/20" product that is now apparently unlimited.
      In fact, it's 9.99 for the first 6 months of an 18 month contract. I'm sorely tempted to get it.

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      Quote Originally Posted by dragon2611 View Post
      You will care if they overload their network and your service slows to a crawl as a result.
      Is that more likely to happen with Plusnet than Sky? Is it likely to happen at all?

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      Re: sky fibre pro

      To be fair, Sky, PlusNet, BT et al are all domestic broadband services, so the possibility of experiencing backhaul exchange congestion or other issues from time to time that are likely to cause customer ire should be factored into the purchaser's consideration of who/what to choose.

      Anyone wanting a guaranteed level of service should consider buying a business product which is likely to be more appropriate (obviously at an appropriately higher level of cost).

      Caveat emptor.
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      Re: sky fibre pro

      Quote Originally Posted by speedyrite View Post
      Anyone wanting a guaranteed level of service should consider buying a business product which is likely to be more appropriate (obviously at an appropriately higher level of cost).

      Caveat emptor.

      Always have to laugh at guaranteed services when it comes to the internet as a whole as unless it's a direct point2point circuit the provider has No way of controlling the traffic once it's outside their network.

      Also most SLA's aren't really worth the paper they're printed on as usually all they mean is the provider will pay some pittance in compensation for the downtime.

      The only difference you should get with a premium provider (which sky isn't btw) is they should at least have lower contention within their own network (In the case of leased lines it may even be 1:1) and should in theory at least provide a better service if/when something does infact go wrong.

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      Re: sky fibre pro

      [QUOTE=Racey43;412064]In fact, it's 9.99 for the first 6 months of an 18 month contract. I'm sorely tempted to

      Now the bad news
      If you already have Sky Fibre and are in a Sky LLU area, you cannot move to PN, without having to cancel with Sky and have no service for two weeks.

      The good news is if you book online now, they will honour the price, when they can sort it for you. Go via quidco and you get another 38 and you can use your own router. So you save 93 over six months and get 80/20

      John

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      Quote Originally Posted by dragon2611 View Post
      The only difference you should get with a premium provider (which sky isn't btw) is they should at least have lower contention within their own network (In the case of leased lines it may even be 1:1) and should in theory at least provide a better service if/when something does infact go wrong.
      Yes I suppose that's what I meant really.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Racey43 View Post
      In fact, it's 9.99 for the first 6 months of an 18 month contract. I'm sorely tempted to

      Now the bad news
      If you already have Sky Fibre and are in a Sky LLU area, you cannot move to PN, without having to cancel with Sky and have no service for two weeks.

      The good news is if you book online now, they will honour the price, when they can sort it for you. Go via quidco and you get another 38 and you can use your own router. So you save 93 over six months and get 80/20

      John
      Thanks for the tip about Quidco
      I'll check with Plusnet about the 2 weeks downtime.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Johnelf View Post
      Thanks for the tip about Quidco
      I'll check with Plusnet about the 2 weeks downtime.
      plusnet say there is no downtime for phone or broadband. Am I missing the point?

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      I believe that, due to "system incompatibilities", there is a problem moving from fibre on an LLU provider (e.g. Sky, TalkTalk) to another provider without losing your current phone number. So if keeping your current number is important, you're stuck for now.

      If you're leaving LLU ADSL, I think that's not a problem. It seems to be leaving LLU Fibre and keeping the phone number is a problem.

      The workaround is to get a new line from the new provider (but of course that will give you a new phone number too) and may incur extra cost to you.

      If I've got any of the above wrong, please correct me someone/anyone!
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