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Snaps (Elite) posted this on Thursday, 31st October 2019, 10:36

Does anyone have BT as I'm thinking of switching from SKY.

Currently just for the phone and broadband but TV is a possible.
As far as I can see Sky Atlantic isn't available which is the only channel that would bother me. I'll need to consult the family though on the rest.

On and off I've spent ages trying to get decent workable WiFi in the house but still get complaints from son and daughters that it drops and they end up using Data off their deal that leaves them short by months end.

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Pete-MK (Elite Donator) posted this on Thursday, 31st October 2019, 11:00

I had a litany of issues with Sky, mainly for my internet. I was paying for 8mbps and was getting barely 3 at peak times, which essentially the only times I wasn't at work. After several phone calls & emails, and a catastrophically frustrating automated 'live chat from a drop-down menu', they finally admitted that they couldn't help me, and actually advised me to go back to BT. I did so and I've never been happier.

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Snaps (Elite) posted this on Thursday, 31st October 2019, 13:46

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"I did so and I've never been happier."

TV as well as phone and broadband?


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Pete-MK (Elite Donator) posted this on Thursday, 31st October 2019, 13:59

Just Phone & Broadband. TV's still with Sky

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Gareth Williams (Elite) posted this on Thursday, 31st October 2019, 14:18

I have Plusnet, which is owned by BT.

The supplied Hub One router (which is based on a version of the BT Home Hub) is surprisingly decent.

I can't imagine how bad the Sky router must have been to keep dropping connections like that, unless you live in some enormous stately home.



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marksparks999 (Elite) posted this on Thursday, 31st October 2019, 15:52

we have BT package for TV and Broadband, no issues at all

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Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Thursday, 31st October 2019, 23:15

I find cheap routers (anything under £60) last about 2 years then start becoming unreliable. Spend over £100 and you get maybe 4 years without problems, sometimes more.

This isn't me saying buy expensive routers, it probably costs the same either way (though less e-waste if you spend more and it lasts), just that if you are having annoying internet issues and it's this old, it is probably this.


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Snaps (Elite) posted this on Friday, 1st November 2019, 02:12

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Gareth Williams says...
"unless you live in some enormous stately home."

I wish.
Four bed semi.
The Sky router was replaced probably around two years ago but it's not improved massively and still drops out. 

Not something I asked but if it's FTTP do BT provide a router or is it worth shelling out for one. I think there was an issue with Sky whereby you could only use theirs or am I wrong on that.

The main reason for going BT is they are the only company I recognise who will do FTTP.


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