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Standard User Paladine
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 29-Mar-12 22:06:03
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Do BT Port Block on Infinity


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Infinity became available today in our area so I was just wondering if BT block any ports on the Infinity Unlimited package? Also, is it possible to get more than a single static IP with BT Infinity, I have been using a /29 for 10 years, not keen on doing without it.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Thu 29-Mar-12 22:39:57
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Re: Do BT Port Block on Infinity


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For static IP you need to use their business products, or choose another ISP

As for port blocks, there are none, just the traffic management

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Standard User Paladine
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 29-Mar-12 22:47:31
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Re: Do BT Port Block on Infinity


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Yeah I just noticed the business package, for £40 + VAT they are currently offering Unlimited and a /29

All things considered it seems like a very attractive package and still comes with Free WiFi access to Openzone.

Anyone got any feedback on the Infinity Business package?


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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Fri 30-Mar-12 00:00:43
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Re: Do BT Port Block on Infinity


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Aquiss prices too high?

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Standard User Paladine
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 30-Mar-12 00:05:15
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Havent been an Aquiss customer for over 3 years but looking at their packages yes they are too high to compete with BT and don't offer unlimited.

Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Fri 30-Mar-12 00:08:52
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Picked it up from your profile smile. Who are you with now?

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Standard User Paladine
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 30-Mar-12 01:40:42
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Been with Vivaciti for 3 years, shame the FTTC policy is so screwed up that no-one can compete with BT (with the exception of Virgin) because I would have liked to stay with Vivaciti but for a reasonable amount of data in this day and age (with all the VoD and streaming services etc.) the costs of staying with Vivaciti would be astonimically high.

I don't like to use the big faceless corps but in the current economy I can't justify paying £100+ a month for my Internet service.

Standard User DLS
(regular) Fri 30-Mar-12 03:06:41
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I've been on Infinity for Business with the unlimited option and block of static IPs since October. They give you a choice of a single static IP or a /29 block for £5. The block is better value if you don't mind the extra setup - and given you're already accustomed that's not likely to be a problem.

At ~500m from the cabinet it's giving full 40/10 sync. Overall very pleased with it; we use it for work and domestic use, and for big up/downloads and streaming it's a great improvement over the previous ~3.5 Mbit/s ADSL connection.
Standard User aquiss
(experienced) Fri 30-Mar-12 07:02:26
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Hi Alexander,

Do you need FTTC services?

A general reply really to everyone, we get so many enquries where customers use less than 10GB a month and in many cases already syncing up a very reasonable speeds (ie: 12Mbps+) that it seems really unrequired at the moment to consider FTTx services. For many it cheaper and very practical to stay on an ADSL2+ service presently, with unlimited choices being far more available.

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Standard User Paladine
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 30-Mar-12 09:56:15
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In reply to a post by aquiss:
Hi Alexander,

Do you need FTTC services?

A general reply really to everyone, we get so many enquries where customers use less than 10GB a month and in many cases already syncing up a very reasonable speeds (ie: 12Mbps+) that it seems really unrequired at the moment to consider FTTx services. For many it cheaper and very practical to stay on an ADSL2+ service presently, with unlimited choices being far more available.


I am using approx 130GB per month at the moment purely through streaming (Sky Go, Netflix, Lovefilm, iPlayer, 4OD, 5 On Demand) and I do a -lot- of international travel so it would be nice to be able to access my media server to stream media when I am stuck in a hotel room on the other side of the world.

Also, I am concerned about my mobile comms so I want to route everything through a VPN/Secure proxy and having a 10mbit/s upload at home makes that viable (with the added advantage that I can still access VoD and Streaming services if I am proxied through my home IP).

So yes, there are significant advantages for me in switching to FTTC, that is before you even begin to consider my mail server and work projects.

Edited by Paladine (Fri 30-Mar-12 09:57:09)

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