Thinking of switching to Sky BB?

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  1. james_19742000

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    Ok guys,

    I have been with VM for BB for several years, am currently on the 60MB package, but get regular drops, and also with the current throttling policy during the evenings and other peak times I am down to under 3MB DL at times, which when you are paying for a 60MB service, is a joke, I know its up to, but still a joke, you dont get on a bus and buy a fare for 10 miles and get told after half a mile, oh you have been on the bus too many times already today so you can only go half a mile and get kicked off do you!

    But anyway, I am not in a Sky Fibre area, and my DL speed quoted by Sky is between 12.8 and 19MB download, so my question is, would I realistically see that sort of speed? Does Sky have regular drops? Does it ever get throttled etc etc?

    Our house hold usage, is online gaming for my son, then a variety of tablets and a laptop for general internet usage, browsing, email etc etc plus some on demand downloading on the Sky On Demand box, and thats about it.

    Sky are offering it to me for free for 12 months, which is obviously attractive, or am I better off going with BT and having BT Sport for free?

    Anyone have experience, and can give me real world thoughts etc please?

    Many thanks :smashin:
     
  2. Bugbait

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    I can't comment on BT but if my Sky BB (ADSL2+, 16Meg sync) is anything to go by then it's not great. It's far from horrible but it's noticably worse than when O2/Be were running things. Even my wife who isn't a heavy user has noticed it. The connection itself is not bad but I'm farily sure I suffer from contention problems which I never experienced back at O2/Be. Diablo 3 suffers from high pings on a more regular basis as well. I don't even play that often these days and it lags often enough for me to consider switching to another provider. Likely to be area dependant though so your mileage may vary. Shame that Sky bought O2 out, I was very happy with them for the past 7 years.
     
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    VM have not changed then, I was with them years ago when they first rolled 20meg, same issue!

    Sky for me is good, you should certainly see at least 12.8meg, however without a attenuation figure its hard to put exact number on it. The trouble with SKY is the DLM its very controlled and sky like too leave DLM do everything to maintain stability, ok for Plug in and forget. SKy are not keen on you using 3rd party equipment (router) its against T & Cs

    BT who I had been with for years would give you the option of fastpath this would reduce latency good for gaming however can make your line unstable In your case with the speeds you have been quoted this would have a bearing on my choice as long as they had their flavor of ADSL2+ in the exchange, also the ability to use your own router.

    They both offer unlimited services as for the sport I have no idea!
     
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    how can you use a third party router when SKY wont give you username and Password and its not possible to get that from the router?
     
  5. Stevenage Neil

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    As with most things, you Google it!!
     
  6. nikonuser11

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    winner of most helpful post of the week!:mad:


    I'd asked because I don't believe it's possible:p
     
  7. Stevenage Neil

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    If you Googled it you would find it most certainly is! :p
     
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    did and nope:nono:
     
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    Be careful about BT wholesale line versus LLU lines.
    I am on a LLU line and it is fine.
     
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    Are you answering the correct thread?
     

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