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    This is a discussion on Porting home landline number within the Sky Talk forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; Originally Posted by seawright As bubblegun and I have already said you will lose the advance line rental that you ...

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      Porting home landline number

      Quote Originally Posted by seawright View Post
      As bubblegun and I have already said you will lose the advance line rental that you have paid for Sky Talk.

      Do you know if you are on Sky's own voice and broadband network (SVBN)? If you are then the re-instatement of telephone and broadband services can be processed simultaneously and you will be without broadband for approximately two weeks. If you are on WLR3 and Sky LLU is not available it could be up to a month before your broadband service is restored. If you don't know you can check your telephone number at:

      https://www.dslchecker.bt.com/adsl/

      If the answer contains the sentence, "There is no data available for this number." then you are on SVBN.

      Sky's telephone and broadband services are only supplied for residential use. I realise that the directory number used for your business will be transferred to Buzz but if your business depends on broadband you may find that Sky's broadband does not give you the level of service required for this purpose.
      Thank you very helpful information. I tried the checker and result was no data because it not a BT line, so I must be on SVBN.

      We won't need broadband for the business side at all and will continue to just use it for our own residential purposes.

      If I understand, the disadvantages of going ahead with this is loss of landline/broadband for two weeks and I shall forfeit the remainder of my advanced Line rental payment.


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      Porting home landline number

      By the way, loss of service for two weeks would not be too disruptive. We hardly get any incoming landline calls, except nuisance ones lol. Our outgoing calls are mainly used on our mobiles, which also have unlimited 3G internet, which is very good.

      Frankly, I have seriously considered doing away with the landline/broadband, because the mobile service meets our needs. The only reason to keep the landline is for Sky TV and and broadband is perhaps useful for the very occasional laptop use.

      The only real loss would be the advanced line rental payment which has about 5/6 months to run.


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      Re: Porting home landline number

      Delaying the transfer would minimise any financial loss due to your account with Sky. Whether this would have a financial impact in other areas is something only known to you and your business partners.

      This would need to be considered against the cost and inconvenience of getting a new number which provided the number is not particularly iconic would depend on how much you have already committed in the form of marketing, pre-printed stationery and other costs such as sign writing on vehicles and premises.

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      Re: Porting home landline number

      The point made about Sky being a residential service is very important. Essentially it means that should there be an issue with the line, you will not get compensation for loss of business, which normally triggers is a short space of time.

      Have you considered getting a seperate phone line for the business? Nothing more annoying than a call at 1am for the business when you are expecting a family call at short notice.

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      Re: Porting home landline number

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      Have you considered getting a separate phone line for the business? Nothing more annoying than a call at 1am for the business when you are expecting a family call at short notice.
      As I understand it the OP wishes to retain his existing DN for business purposes even though he is receiving a lot of wrong numbers which he considers to be nuisance calls.

      Transferring his DN to Buzz who provide both home and business IP based telephone solutions will enable him to obtain a new number from Sky which I expect will be ex-directory and will hopefully receive fewer nuisance calls.

      I suspect that his existing number has a pattern of digits that are easily remembered which while good for business contributes to the high rate of wrong numbers.

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      Porting home landline number

      Quote Originally Posted by seawright View Post
      As I understand it the OP wishes to retain his existing DN for business purposes even though he is receiving a lot of wrong numbers which he considers to be nuisance calls.

      Transferring his DN to Buzz who provide both home and business IP based telephone solutions will enable him to obtain a new number from Sky which I expect will be ex-directory and will hopefully receive fewer nuisance calls.

      I suspect that his existing number has a pattern of digits that are easily remembered which while good for business contributes to the high rate of wrong numbers.
      My main reason for wanting to port the landline number is because we have had all our signs and stationery printed with that on.


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