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Standard User rbz5416
(newbie) Tue 07-Jan-14 19:12:55
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Anyone Migrated to BT Copper From Another ISP?


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I like to hear from anyone who has. What was your line speed prior to & post migration?
Standard User awontroba
(newbie) Wed 08-Jan-14 00:47:42
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I moved from BE Pro ADSL2 to BT Business ADSL2. Much more expensive, but I am not going back to Sky. Ever.
Download sync much the same (very good as I am on a short Exchange Only line).
Download throughput slightly better.
Upload sync and download as good as can be expected for non-Annex M (8-(

BE TBB speedtest:
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest/results.html...

BT TBB speedtest:
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest/results.html...

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Standard User rbz5416
(newbie) Wed 08-Jan-14 07:25:50
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Thanks.


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Standard User johnjburness
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 08-Jan-14 09:08:20
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Re: Anyone Migrated to BT Copper From Another ISP?


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I changed from O2 to BT early last year.

I didn't record the specific details, at the time, but my speeds were nominally increased after the change-over.

NB:- if it is relevant, I'm fairly close to the Exchange & get approx 19M d/l.

Regards,
John
Standard User rbz5416
(newbie) Wed 08-Jan-14 09:43:51
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Thanks.

I'm on a long line & currently getting 4Mbs from Zen. My concern is that BT only estimate 1-3Mbs & I know from experience that if only the lower figure is provided, BT consider that as acceptable. So it seems to require a leap of faith to commit to a 12 month contract when I could potentially lose 75% of my speed with no redress. That's why I'm looking for real world experience of migration.
Standard User eckiedoo
(committed) Wed 08-Jan-14 12:19:13
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Re: Anyone Migrated to BT Copper From Another ISP?


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You should do a Quiet Line Test, to ensure that your PHONE line itself is in good condition.

As you can do the QLT at no cost and in your own time, it is well worth dong before deciding on any change of ISP etc.

And it will also benefit FTTC/VDSL etc as well.

Also you should do a QLT about every year or shorter, particularly during and after spells of bad weather' and that you have a long line which is likely to be more susceptible to related problems.

Edited by eckiedoo (Wed 08-Jan-14 12:21:01)

Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 08-Jan-14 12:28:32
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Agreed, QLT is essential to test, but:
In reply to a post by eckiedoo:
As you can do the QLT at no cost
except the price of a cheap corded handset, which many seem to unwisely believe they can do without.

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Standard User flippery
(committed) Wed 08-Jan-14 16:39:14
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In reply to a post by rbz5416:
I like to hear from anyone who has. What was your line speed prior to & post migration?

I moved from Eclipse to BT.
Using Homehub 4 my speed has reduced from 12M to 10.5M download and 1.2M to 1M upload on 32dB downstream attenuation.
I believe this is down to the HH4 reserving part of bandwidth for Wifi hotspot use.
However, I was having stability problems with Eclipse, I have no problems with stability now. At my speeds the difference is outweighed by stability ( No more " this page cannot be displayed" )
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Wed 08-Jan-14 16:44:26
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In reply to a post by flippery:
I believe this is down to the HH4 reserving part of bandwidth for Wifi hotspot use.



It does not reserve anything for WiFi hotspot use. It is used "on-demand" up to a maximum level. There may be a few "keep alive" and management packets used but that is all.


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Standard User flippery
(committed) Wed 08-Jan-14 17:07:47
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In reply to a post by MHC:
In reply to a post by flippery:
I believe this is down to the HH4 reserving part of bandwidth for Wifi hotspot use.



It does not reserve anything for WiFi hotspot use. It is used "on-demand" up to a maximum level. There may be a few "keep alive" and management packets used but that is all.


This could be true but as my Belkin Surf will give 12M down and 1.2M Up but I believe, maybe wrongly, this negates Wifi hotspot use.
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