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    • Magkealy
    • By Magkealy 11th Sep 17, 4:51 PM
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    Changing broadband providers
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    • 11th Sep 17, 4:51 PM
    Changing broadband providers 11th Sep 17 at 4:51 PM
    Hi there, I'm currently using Plusnet broadband but I'm thinking to change to a cheaper provider when my contract finishes in October. I own my BT box can anyone tell me if I will be able to use it if I change to Sky or another provider, also I'm not interested in getting a subscription for pay tv.
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    • flashg67
    • By flashg67 11th Sep 17, 4:58 PM
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    Router? I believe you'll be able to use it with most, apart from Sky, who. AFAIK, don't give out the required user name/password to set it up. They provide their own, pre-configured, but they're usually decent (ish) and cheap enough anyway with a new contract
    • Magkealy
    • By Magkealy 11th Sep 17, 5:21 PM
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    • 11th Sep 17, 5:21 PM
    Thanks for your prompt reply flashg67. I'm not very up on acronyms, what does AFAIK stand for?
    • tazwhoever
    • By tazwhoever 11th Sep 17, 5:49 PM
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    As far as I know
    • AndyPK
    • By AndyPK 11th Sep 17, 6:18 PM
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    • 11th Sep 17, 6:18 PM
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    • 11th Sep 17, 6:18 PM
    I assuming he was talking about a TV box, e.g youview I believe they are called
    • JJ Egan
    • By JJ Egan 11th Sep 17, 6:34 PM
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    • 11th Sep 17, 6:34 PM
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    • 11th Sep 17, 6:34 PM
    [QUOTE=Magkealy;73110709]Hi there, I'm currently using Plusnet broadband but I'm thinking to change to a cheaper provider when my contract finishes in October. I own my BT box can anyone tell me if I will be able to use it if I change to Sky

    It works as a standard Freeview box .
    • Magkealy
    • By Magkealy 11th Sep 17, 7:25 PM
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    • 11th Sep 17, 7:25 PM
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    • 11th Sep 17, 7:25 PM
    Thanks JJ Egan, I should have explained it is a Freeview box. Good if I can use it with Sky
    • Magkealy
    • By Magkealy 13th Sep 17, 11:04 AM
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    • 13th Sep 17, 11:04 AM
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    • 13th Sep 17, 11:04 AM
    Thanks to everyone that responded to my question, I rang Plusnet and was able to negotiate to stay on the same deal which is unlimited broadband for 19.95 a month, I could have got a cheaper deal with Sky but I decided to stay with Plusnet as I've had no problems with my connection and it's fast enough for my needs, so I figure it's better to stay with the devil you know.
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