Does anyone know how close to activation date is the SmartHub received? My delivery date (today) has now passed. Royal Mail tracking says ‘Sender despatching item’ since Monday. Service activation is Friday and it’s a 48 hour delivery service. Getting a bit twitchy now with Sky ending Friday and BT starting Friday that I won’t have a hub in time for work from home all day Friday. Anyone care to reassure me it’s going to be okay?
From other posts it often arrives the day before activation
RM are on strike today & tomorrow so you won't receive it before Friday at the earliest. That's assuming it's actually been sent. Might be an idea to see if you can pick a used one up locally as insurance.
What service have you signed up to & is Digital Voice involved?
Edit: I suppose depending where it is in the system there's a slim chance it could be delivered by a non-striking postie.
Does anyone know if I push back my activation date , does that also prevent Sky from switching off my current service?
If not Full Fibre then either an original Smart Hub or SH2 would do the job. Even a Home Hub 5 would get you going, as would any other non-ISP specific router with a VDSL modem built in. Sadly ISP provided routers like your Sky one can rarely be used on other networks.
I'd be surprised if you can reschedule this late in the day & the risks of Sky being cut off anyway are too great in my opinion.
For Full Fibre you need a "cable" router with a WAN port, not VDSL.