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This message was authored by DanDanDanDanDanDa This message was authored by: DanDanDanDanDanDa

Add Talk to Broadband?

Hi everybody. I was just upgraded (didn't really have much choice) from Superfast to fibre Ultrafast and I've got the new contract for that. The engineer installed everything but made a right mess of the place but that's another story.

Now I notice I have no landline service from the router box. I tried cycling the power and there's no dial tone or any activity. Perhaps I picked the wrong package without Talk? But it's impossibel to find Talk on the Sky website. It isn't mentioned anywhere in any of the packages and doesn't even have its own drop down menu at the top. It's like it doesn't exist.

Any idea how I can subscribe to it again through the webpage?

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This message was authored by Highlinder This message was authored by: Highlinder

Re: Add Talk to Broadband?

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@DanDanDanDanDanDa  Which router do you have from the link below.

https://www.sky.com/help/articles/broadband-diagnostic-which-sky-hub 



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Re: Add Talk to Broadband?

Thanks for the reply. That link won't work for me in Ireland.

It is a slim black hub, it has an "ROI" phone socket along with the other sockets which is what I tried the phone in. Is is connected to my new fibre wiring.

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@DanDanDanDanDanDa  Does your router have a voice light on it and if so what colour is it?



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I have to say the website is an absolute joke. Surely I should be able to go into my contract and select Add Talk or something? For example, I found:
Sky Broadband and Talk - Broadband and Wireless Offers - Upgrade Online
And when I click it it just show me my current broadband contract with zero option to change anything at all. It's maddening.

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I am not near it now, but I know I don't have Talk on my contract. I want to add it to my contract but the website barely mentions it and there is absolutely nowhere for me to change/upgrade my contract.
I've tried the Sky phone number and didn't get through to anybody in ages waiting.
Surely this can be done online?

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@DanDanDanDanDanDa Sky Talk and Sky Broadband are bundled together, so you already have both. Let us know about the Voice light on your Hub when it's convenient. When was your broadband service activated? It's not uncommon for there to be a delay before the Talk service is fully activated as well. 

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Thanks again. The letter about my new contract states explicitly
"Your existing Sky Talk service will be ceased as part of your Fibre to the Home upgrade"
I simply don't have talk on my contract any more for some reason, maybe I picked the wrong new package or something but how do I get it back? There just isn't any "Ultrafast plus Talk" package to be selected.

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From Sky's website here

 

"Sky Broadband Ultrafast: Subject to status. Speeds vary by location. Sky Broadband Ultrafast is available to 32% of UK homes. Not available to customers without a mobile signal at home or reliant on their landline for emergency services. Talk service uses your broadband connection to make calls. Average speeds: 145Mbps (download) and 27Mbps (upload). Average download speed: shown for fixed line connection to your Hub; excludes WiFi performance which varies by device and home environment. Sky Broadband Ultrafast Plus: Subject to status. Speeds vary by location. Sky Broadband Ultrafast Plus is available to 24% of UK homes. Not available to customers without a mobile signal at home or reliant on their landline for emergency services. Sky Talk provided as Internet Calls as standard and uses your broadband connection to make calls. Average speeds: 500Mbps (download) and 60Mbps (upload). Average download speed: shown for fixed line connection to your Hub; excludes WiFi performance which varies by device and home environment."

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OK but that doesn't say it DOES make calls without an explicit Talk package. It just says that's how it makes calls if you have that facility.
I clearly don't and my contract specifically says so.

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@DanDanDanDanDanDa 

 

In the UK it's not possible to get Sky Ultrafast without a bundled Sky Talk PAYG voice call service.  RoI may be different, but I'm afraid there's little experience of that in this forum.

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Sky Glass 55" (on ethernet) & two Stream Pucks (one ethernet / one WiFi)
BT Halo 3+ Ultrafast FTTP (500Mbs), BT Smart Hub 2
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My router has 4 lights. Right now with the internet working fine and no phone line I see:
Power - ON
PON - ON
LOS - OFF
100 LAN - FLASHING

These seem all good from what little I know.

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@DanDanDanDanDanDa 

 

That's the ONT rather than the router (Hub)

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Sky Glass 55" (on ethernet) & two Stream Pucks (one ethernet / one WiFi)
BT Halo 3+ Ultrafast FTTP (500Mbs), BT Smart Hub 2
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Re: Add Talk to Broadband?

OK, I see:
power - ON
internet - ON

wifi - ON

voice - OFF

I guess on an Irish Sky broadband contract we don't get Talk automatically. But can it be turned on at all from the Sky Hub here or is it simply gone forever? It's impossible to tell because the Sky Ireland website doesn't say anything about it and it isn't mentioned in any of the products. They have hundreds of thousands of customers here and they couldn't even mention this.

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You didn't tell us when your broadband service was activated. Up to you, but I'd suggest leaving it for 24 hours then restarting your Hub (not the ONT) by switching it off for 30 seconds or so. See if that prompts the Voice LED to light. If not, report it to Sky,.

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