I am currently on Ntl. Sky is now available in my area and so the temptation to switch at no cost and saving my Ntl subscription is very appealing. However, I am more than happy with Ntl but do not know what might be in store with Sky. In that I believe that I do not need to get a MAC number in switching from cable, I am thinking that I can "sign up" for Sky (OK, paying the £40 fee), try it and if I like it then keep it and cancel Ntl. If I do not like it for whatever reason, I can then switch back to Ntl (having continued to pay the Ntl sub meanwhile). Have I read the situation correctly and is all this feasible?
I can't see that there would be any problems. With Sky you will need an ADSL modem or router. Not sure if both could be connected together. You could disconnect your cable modem and just connect to Sky with your ADSL modem. If things don't work out disconnect your ADSL modem and reconnect your cable modem. Hope this makes sense?
Thanks again.I am angling for a deal with Ntl for broadband & telephone but have been waiting for Sky Broadband to become available in my area to give me some negotiating power. I hope I am correct in saying that I do not have to have a BT line to continue with Sky - I have been with them for about 12 years and hence have no minimum contract or obligation to keep the BT line attached.