• New Patreon Tier and Early Access Content available. If you would like to support AVForums, we now have a new Patreon Tier which gives you access to selected news, reviews and articles before they are available to the public. Read more.

Sky broadband! does anyone have it?

shahedz

Distinguished Member
i currently have Homechoice for my TV and broadband at a cost of £27.99 per month.

Due to starting a new job which requires much longer hours, i need to get Sky +. think it would be cheaper to get the basic pack ( don't watch a lot of TV just a few channels) + the movie pack and get the broadband for free.

Does anyone have the SKy broadband pack yet?

also how long does it take to switch from one user to another., will i have to wait 4 weeks inbetween? to stop Homechoice and reconnect Sky?
 

delboyuk2005uk

Established Member
I work for an outsource company who has actually obtained a contract with sky and part of the deal is to supply the company with sky broadband and its good
 

Setenza

Prominent Member
My sister will be migrating from a completley useless Orange package to Sky Max, which has an upto 8MB connection, 50GB a month download allowance and a free wireless router (whic appaers to a rebadged Netgear DG842GT).

All this for a £10 a month.

If it works, it will be a good deal. I'll keep you all posted.
 

Joe90sDad

Banned
I've got Sky and got a letter the other week about this free broadband stuff. You register for it now and then they'll let you know.
For the free service it's with a 2gb monthly usage cap. You have to pay a £40 one off fee but you do get a wireless router thrown in.

I'm going to use it in addition to my current DSL connection to begin with and see how it goes from there.
 

Setenza

Prominent Member
Joe90sDad said:
Xusia, for £10 on the Sky Max it's up to 16mb connection according to my literature.

I'm sure thats the case but I know the limit of our local exchnage and the copper than runs around this area ;)
 

too_laid_back

Standard Member
I'm assuming that you will need an BT line for this??.. which blows me out, as i'm all cable with the phone & broadband:thumbsup:

A shame really as i was thinking of getting it, as its only 40 quid and letting the wife & kids use it, rather than hoggin my cable link:(
 

shahedz

Distinguished Member
damn it, i was hoping to get it sooner, as i want to order sky + asap. but dont want to pay for Sky and my Homechoice until the broadband reaches me , guess i will have to wait, and like all good things i bet the waiting list is going to be ridiculous
 

Battle

Distinguished Member
Just got an email from Sky today saying that im "First in the Queue" for getting their new broadband but the code they have given is only valid for 21 days so it looks like they are going to be busy - now I just need to get a MAC from Orange and god knows how long thats going to take.:rolleyes:
 

mmab9

Standard Member
shahedz said:
i currently have Homechoice for my TV and broadband at a cost of £27.99 per month.

Due to starting a new job which requires much longer hours, i need to get Sky +. think it would be cheaper to get the basic pack ( don't watch a lot of TV just a few channels) + the movie pack and get the broadband for free.

Does anyone have the SKy broadband pack yet?

also how long does it take to switch from one user to another., will i have to wait 4 weeks inbetween? to stop Homechoice and reconnect Sky?
My sky broadband will connect on monday 21st I have all the kit just waiting But try this web site http://forum.digitalspy.co.uk/board/forumdisplay.php?f=161
Digital spy have alot of stuff about sky:thumbsup:
 

John

Moderator
I'm just waiting for my router , my exchange is ready for the MAX service . Been with NTL for 5 years , but at a £10 a month , compared to £35 , its a no brainer
 

Joe90sDad

Banned
I got my email on Monday saying I could now receive it. I've signed up and am just waiting for the router.

I'm told the router is wireless only so I need to have a wireless card in my PC. Surely it must have a Cat5 hard wired connection too?

Anyway, I've just gone for the basic system which is included in my TV subscription. I'm going to keep my current ADSL from Pipex as I rely on the internet a lot.
 

dkuk2000

Standard Member
Believe me if your going to ditch your cable broadband for sky (i think it's adsl) you will notice a difference ADSL is **** compared to good old coaxial connection,why do you think there is such a difference in price.
ADSL = poor mans broadband.
I regreted changing 5 months ago,can't change back as i'm stuck in a bloody 12 months contract :mad:
 

ChildOfRarn

Established Member
I know this doesn't apply to everyone but cable users who are thinking of changing should bear in mind that ADSL degrades over distance.
I read on another thread that Telewest state something like
ADSL speeds are all quoted as "Up To" due to the drop in speed the further from the exchange you are.
At something like 3 miles from the exchange the speed will be 25% so for a 2M connection you could potentially be getting 512K.
Cable (fibre optic) boadband on the other hand provides speeds as stated regardless of distance.

I'm hoping that Telewest will reduce their broadband prices due to the advent of Sky, Talk Talk etc but I'm currently still prepared to believe that what you pay for is what you get.

Trevor
 

Rygar

Prominent Member
dkuk2000 said:
Believe me if your going to ditch your cable broadband for sky (i think it's adsl) you will notice a difference ADSL is **** compared to good old coaxial connection,why do you think there is such a difference in price.
ADSL = poor mans broadband.
I regreted changing 5 months ago,can't change back as i'm stuck in a bloody 12 months contract :mad:

Thats a bit of a sweeping blanket statement. Which is better depends on various factors. Cable will be better for some, ADSL & ADSL2+ better for others.
 

raigraphixs

Distinguished Member
Joe90sDad said:
I got my email on Monday saying I could now receive it. I've signed up and am just waiting for the router.

I'm told the router is wireless only so I need to have a wireless card in my PC. Surely it must have a Cat5 hard wired connection too?

Anyway, I've just gone for the basic system which is included in my TV subscription. I'm going to keep my current ADSL from Pipex as I rely on the internet a lot.


Dont you have to switch one off, when your MAC is transfered?
 

The latest video from AVForums

CES 2023 Round Up: New TV Lineups for 2023 from LG, Samsung, Panasonic, Hisense & TCL
Subscribe to our YouTube channel

Full fat HDMI teeshirts

Support AVForums with Patreon

Top Bottom