Sky or Orange

Discussion in 'ISPs & The Internet' started by snico, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. snico

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    Hi, have a decision to make about my ISP

    I am currently with Orange and pay £17.99 per month for 8meg broadband (not wireless)

    I wanted to join Sky Broadband on the max, £10 per month for up to 16meg with wireless router etc.

    I contacted Orange for my Mac and they have offered me 6 months free then 6 months at £9.75 a month, a livebox for wireless and the same speed of 8meg

    I am now spit as to what ISP to go with:rolleyes:

    Sky, to keep my bills all in one and get the faster broadband and wireless

    Orange for 6 months free at a slower speed

    What are peoples opinions on the providers, I have heard of some problems with the Orange Livebox

    Steve
     
  2. Sebastalona

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    I would consider two things:

    1) Check whether you can accept the faster speeds, as although Sky are offering 'up to', you might not be in an area to achieve those speeds.

    2) What do you use the internet for? If you download/stream a lot then the Sky option would be best (if you can get it!).

    For what it's worth, I've had a Livebox for 2 years and have not had a single issue. Easy to set up to.
     
  3. snico

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    I connect now at 7.6mbps and usually get a decent speed. My line can handle it.

    Just not sure what to do now, been left in a sticky situation!
     
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    are you a heavy downloader if so get sky
     
  5. snico

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    I might download the odd few things but nothing excessive
     
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    Hi

    I recently switched to sky and well impressed with the ease of switch etc.

    When you phone sky to book it, they will give you and indication of what speed you can expect, this is more accurate than the tests you do online.

    I have taken the 8mg 40g download as can only get 6mg download speed anyway. If the 40g becomes a problem (which i doubt) they can upgrade you on the day you request to increase it. So my advice, start up with the 8mg service and save yourself £5, you can always increase later!

    And yes a thumbs up for Sky !

    John
     

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