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    02 to Sky ?

    This is a discussion on 02 to Sky ? within the Sky Talk forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; I have been with O2 for landline and broadband for almost 2 yrs however I am now thinking of switching ...

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      02 to Sky ?

      I have been with O2 for landline and broadband for almost 2 yrs however I am now thinking of switching to Sky for both as for an extra .21p a month I would get get the addition of Anytime+

      Does anyone know if there are problems switching ie MAC code, etc etc ??

      Thanks

      Steve


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      Re: 02 to Sky ?

      Sky announced in January that Anytime+ will soon be opened up so that anyone who isn't on an LLU based Sky Broadband product can also receive it.

      You will likely have a small drop in your connection speed if you move across too. O2 uses a lower Noise Margin target than Sky for ADSL.

      FTTC is also in some areas near you. You may be able to get SBUF next month, if you are interested.

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      Re: 02 to Sky ?

      One other thing to watch is that Sky charge for 0845 numbers whereas O2 and BT don't

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      Re: 02 to Sky ?

      Quote Originally Posted by plusmore View Post
      One other thing to watch is that Sky charge for 0845 numbers whereas O2 and BT don't
      This is true, and important as you have to currently take Sky Talk (with Line Rental) when you take out Sky Broadband now.

      However, you can call some countries for free during the Evenings & Weekend, or 24/7 if you pay the extra 5 per month. Depending on your calling habits this could be beneficial.

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      Re: 02 to Sky ?

      Thanks for the response and the info.
      The package I have with O2 suits me as I get the 0845/0870 included. 24/7 calls to 01/02/03 AND calls to other countries which is important as my wife often calls her mate in Canada.

      Working on the adage "if it ain't broke don't fix it" I called O2 and they have reduced my monthly cost and are sending me their latest router.
      So I am happy for now but will have another look in 12 months by which time the cost of fibre optic broadband should have come down a bit.

      Steve

     

     

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