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Forum: BT Broadband Yesterday, 19:20
Replies: 8
Views: 553
Posted By BKM
On the other hand my OpenReach engineer really...

On the other hand my OpenReach engineer really liked the HH5!
Forum: Sky Broadband 18-04-2014, 20:49
Replies: 14
Views: 3,776
Posted By BKM
The iPhone App works differently and actually...

The iPhone App works differently and actually logs you in!
Forum: Sky Broadband 18-04-2014, 14:55
Replies: 20
Views: 8,144
Posted By BKM
This certainly is NOT TRUE with BT and should not...

This certainly is NOT TRUE with BT and should not be the case for any others either!

Sky are normally LLU which means that they rent "wires only" and use their own phone and broadband equipment - so...
Forum: Sky Broadband 18-04-2014, 14:46
Replies: 14
Views: 3,776
Posted By BKM
What type of phone is it? Smartphones often have...

What type of phone is it? Smartphones often have an App called "Sky WiFi" which should enable the phone to connect automatically.
Forum: Sky Broadband 18-04-2014, 12:02
Replies: 14
Views: 3,776
Posted By BKM
This is not how Sky and the Cloud worked on my...

This is not how Sky and the Cloud worked on my iPhone!!

There was a "Sky WiFi" App and, if you installed this, it also installed a new "Network Profile" on the handset. Once this profile was active...
Forum: Sky Broadband 18-04-2014, 11:40
Replies: 20
Views: 8,144
Posted By BKM
As long as the transfer date (which is arranged...

As long as the transfer date (which is arranged by whoever you are moving TO! But they have to arrange it with OpenReach so they may take up to two weeks) is on or after 10th July you will be...
Forum: Sky 17-04-2014, 20:07
Replies: 3
Views: 609
Posted By BKM
It depends on your Broadband speed! It lets you...

It depends on your Broadband speed! It lets you start watching ("downloading" changes to"available") quite soon if the box sees that the download speed is FASTER than the HD data rate (which is...
Forum: Sky 17-04-2014, 13:33
Replies: 27
Views: 1,769
Posted By BKM
Oh dear! As people are making fewer calls the...

Oh dear! As people are making fewer calls the telcos are looking for any other ways to make money! First it was line rental, then connection costs per call and cutting down off-peak times.

If you...
Forum: Sky 17-04-2014, 13:22
Replies: 1
Views: 347
Posted By BKM
The copper wires to each house are owned by...

The copper wires to each house are owned by OpenReach (a part of BT but run neutrally) who charge Telcos EXACTLY the same no matter if they are BT, PlusNet, TalkTalk or Sky. This is something like...
Forum: Sky 17-04-2014, 09:26
Replies: 27
Views: 1,769
Posted By BKM
Definitely good value! The one thing extra thing...

Definitely good value! The one thing extra thing that both Sky and BT provide is access to hot sports when away from home. If this isn't useful then Plusnet are good (except for an 18 month contract...
Forum: Sky 16-04-2014, 17:35
Replies: 27
Views: 1,769
Posted By BKM
That SHOULD have read "BT 23 for Unlimited...

That SHOULD have read "BT 23 for Unlimited 40Mb/s Infinity vs Sky 20. The 26 figure is for Unlimited 80Mb/s FTTC which costs 30 from Sky"
Forum: Sky 16-04-2014, 17:29
Replies: 27
Views: 1,769
Posted By BKM
That is not true! I can see the line speed from...

That is not true! I can see the line speed from the router AND I can measure the data speed I get! The data speed I get is totally consistent with the connection speed - with nothing pre-allocated or...
Forum: Sky 16-04-2014, 16:40
Replies: 27
Views: 1,769
Posted By BKM
I pay for 40Mb/s (may have said Gb earlier!) on...

I pay for 40Mb/s (may have said Gb earlier!) on my BT Infinity service - and that is what I get! I ALSO get access to lots of BT WiFi/FON hotsports when out and about - I can use these for free....
Forum: Mobile Phones 16-04-2014, 16:18
Replies: 28
Views: 1,377
Posted By BKM
Some networks go as far as analysing the network...

Some networks go as far as analysing the network packets - which will show them that they are being routed from and to some external device!
Forum: Sky 16-04-2014, 16:09
Replies: 27
Views: 1,769
Posted By BKM
This is rubbish! I can look at the connection...

This is rubbish! I can look at the connection speed on my router and see that this is not true! On my 40GB Infinity connection BT Wifi can have 5Mb/s max - but ONLY if the main link is not using it!...
Forum: Sky 16-04-2014, 16:03
Replies: 27
Views: 1,769
Posted By BKM
The figures are wrong! Line rental. BT 15.99 vs...

The figures are wrong!

Line rental. BT 15.99 vs Sky 15.40 basic - but BT have Line rental saver at 11.75 and Sky do not (not available any longer!)

BT 23 for unlimited 40Gb Infinity vs Sky...
Forum: Sky 16-04-2014, 15:58
Replies: 27
Views: 1,769
Posted By BKM
This is made perfectly clear! You opt-out and you...

This is made perfectly clear! You opt-out and you do not get to use other BT Wifi hotspots when travelling.

The home hotspot is only for a fraction of the bandwidth, ONLY if there is some spare...
Forum: Virgin Media TV and Phone 15-04-2014, 09:04
Replies: 2
Views: 617
Posted By BKM
I think you are underestimating the work needed...

I think you are underestimating the work needed to restore a block driveway! For a work colleague they moved the cable access point on the kerb to the other corner of his property (at large cost)...
Forum: Sky Broadband 14-04-2014, 10:34
Replies: 20
Views: 8,144
Posted By BKM
I didn't give them any notice and they were quite...

I didn't give them any notice and they were quite happy with that as well! I think that call centre people are so used to saying 30 days (which it is for everything else!) they forget that Sky Talk...
Forum: Sky 12-04-2014, 18:05
Replies: 15
Views: 2,297
Posted By BKM
I have never been offered more than half price...

I have never been offered more than half price movies! I don't think what they offer follows any rules!
Forum: BT Broadband 12-04-2014, 17:55
Replies: 15
Views: 1,811
Posted By BKM
Yes it's metered but is claimed not to be very...

Yes it's metered but is claimed not to be very restrictive!! When I tried to look this up the results indicated that EACH BT WiFi user has some large number of hours nominal allowance each month...
Forum: BT Broadband 12-04-2014, 10:26
Replies: 15
Views: 1,811
Posted By BKM
Yes - all use of BT WiFi/FON is unmetered - but...

Yes - all use of BT WiFi/FON is unmetered - but at a slower speed. On usage limited BT broadband it can be even be useful to reconnect to the routers own BT WiFI SSID if the allowance is running...
Forum: Broadband Internet 12-04-2014, 09:53
Replies: 14
Views: 1,953
Posted By BKM
Yes I know! 3, with DC-HSPDA enabled masts, also...

Yes I know! 3, with DC-HSPDA enabled masts, also give speeds which other networks would only achieve on 4G on 3G!
Forum: BT Broadband 12-04-2014, 08:14
Replies: 15
Views: 1,811
Posted By BKM
All I can say is that the BT usage monitor is...

All I can say is that the BT usage monitor is TOTALLY ACCURATE for me! I do check it online every few days to ensure there are no problems.

Most of the usage is iPlayer or my SkyPlus box - NOT my...
Forum: BT Broadband 12-04-2014, 08:11
Replies: 15
Views: 1,811
Posted By BKM
No - BOTH limited and unlimited are available...

No - BOTH limited and unlimited are available from BT and it is totally the customers choice! Anyone can change to unlimited st any time as well.

There are some good offers on the limited packages -...
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