I'm currently considering a move to BT, PlusNet or staying with IDnet and switching to their FTTC packages. Weighing up cost versus service for mainly streaming TV. Advice and recommendations always welcome.
Start of with the fact that I'm a lite user - under 10GB pm.
I moved in Feb 11 from O2 LLU at 5Mbps to IDNet Fibre Starter, which at that time was 40/10, and was perfectly happy with the service. I went to them mainly from nerves about the mass market alternatives. The price was £28 or so per month, but by paying the year in advance it reduced to £23.82 pm averaged out as one month was free.
In Feb 12 and with Plusnet seeming to make big strides in their offerings and CS, I bit the bullet and migrated to their 40/2 service, which was all they had at that time. £16.49pm. I chose them over BT Infinity because of the infinitely better help and information provided by PN sales staff compared to their BT counterparts.
I have had no regrets, bar a tiny wish for the 10Mbps upload for the couple of times a month I upload for a few minutes. Hardly a crying matter.
I had a small whinge about this in some thread on these forums, similar to yours, and a Plusnet rep saw it. I was offered a free go on the 80/20 trial and went for it.
As a result, although I have no need of the speed, when their 40/2 product was upped to 40/10 still at £16.49, and the 80/20 one was announced at £19.99, I decided to pay up.
I am very impressed by Plusnet, where once I was a strong critic from outside. I can see no reason at all for anyone paying niche ISP prices instead. The decision has to be between PN, Infinity, Sky and TalkTalk.
My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
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Connection - Plusnet
Extra Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 53.5/15.2Mbps @ 600m. - BQM
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