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Standard User Brib
(newbie) Sat 14-May-16 08:40:45
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Potential speed on FTTC


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Hi

Please would you give me your advice on these snyc speeds below,

VDSL uptime: 11 days, 06:54:06
6. Data Rate: 9716 / 40000
7. Maximum Data Rate: 9514 / 57653
8. Noise Margin: 4.8 / 14.2
9. Line Attenuation: 25.2 / 24.7

Its a homehub 5b on a Huawei cabinet. I'm about 875m from cabinet

Is there any point going to infinity 2 or would I be almost as well off on infinity 1?

Thanks

Brian

Info :-
Line: Length 875m metres to cabinet
Modem router: Technicolor TG589vn v3
IP Profile = Down 38.67 Mbps Up 10 Mbps

2015: BT infinity 1 FTTC SyncDown: 40000kbps SyncUp: 9278
2013: BT Broadband ADSLMax 8Mbp Down: 6.79 Mbps Up: 0.36Mbps
2007: Newnet ADSLMax 8Mbp Down: 5986 kbps Up: 376 kbps
2005: Freedom2Surf ADSL Down: 5143 kbps Up: 374 kbps

Edited by Brib (Sat 14-May-16 10:11:12)

Standard User lee111s
(committed) Sat 14-May-16 10:11:22
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No real point.

You'll be automatically upgraded to the 55/10 service when the price increase comes in the new few months. Your max is 57meg sync so there'd be no noticable gain for the additional cost of Infinity 2.
Standard User Brib
(newbie) Sat 14-May-16 10:18:26
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Thanks for your advice.

I'm lucky to be getting what I have now. Only had FTTC since Sept 15.

Info :-
Line: Length 875m metres to cabinet
Modem router: HomeHub 5 B
IP Profile = Down 38.67 Mbps Up 8.6 Mbps

2015: BT infinity 1 FTTC SyncDown: 40000kbps SyncUp: 9278
2013: BT Broadband ADSLMax 8Mbp Down: 6.79 Mbps Up: 0.36Mbps
2007: Newnet ADSLMax 8Mbp Down: 5986 kbps Up: 376 kbps
2005: Freedom2Surf ADSL Down: 5143 kbps Up: 374 kbps


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Standard User lee111s
(committed) Sat 14-May-16 10:20:48
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If you really want the extra 15meg or so now, you can call and recontract into a new 12 month deal and they'll put you onto the 55/10 service.
Standard User gt94sss2
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 14-May-16 11:50:15
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You could also try https://www.bt.com/myoffer and see what they offer you there.
Standard User gazzyk1ns
(experienced) Sat 14-May-16 12:53:40
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If you ring BT up and say that you want to go back to ADSL (of any form), they'll simply keep you on fibre and not charge you any more money for the increase in speed. I know 6 people who have done it, and when most of them asked why they were willing to waive the price increase, the call centre people simply said "Because you rang us.". They obviously don't want to switch people back to ADSL for at least a couple of reasons, i.e. A) the cost of doing it, and B) The bigger picture, moving forward. I'm still on ADSL2+ and am confident of eventually getting switched to fibre because the ADSL signals will eventually be detrimental to other technologies, so nobody will want anyone on it any more.
Standard User Brib
(newbie) Sat 14-May-16 13:06:45
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You could also try https://www.bt.com/myoffer and see what they offer you there.


Hi

Thanks for that link. Offered infinity 1 unlimited for £10 and infinity 2 for £17.50.

I'm in a retention deal at the moment till next March. Do you know if re contracting on the offer would affect my Anytime calls deal please?

Thanks

Brian

Info :-
Line: Length 875m metres to cabinet
Modem router: HomeHub 5 B
IP Profile = Down 38.67 Mbps Up 8.6 Mbps

2015: BT infinity 1 FTTC SyncDown: 40000kbps SyncUp: 9278
2013: BT Broadband ADSLMax 8Mbp Down: 6.79 Mbps Up: 0.36Mbps
2007: Newnet ADSLMax 8Mbp Down: 5986 kbps Up: 376 kbps
2005: Freedom2Surf ADSL Down: 5143 kbps Up: 374 kbps
Standard User gt94sss2
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 14-May-16 13:45:26
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Have a look at http://bt.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/56111

According to that:

What will happen to my current call plan if I take a personalised offer?

There'll be no change to this. If you want to see which call plan you're currently on, go to www.bt.com/mybt


What happens to my other BT products and services if I upgrade or re-contract?

All personalised offers are for broadband. If you choose any of them, there'll be no change to any other services apart from the broadband offer you have selected.

Edited by gt94sss2 (Sat 14-May-16 13:49:31)

Standard User gt94sss2
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 14-May-16 14:03:06
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In reply to a post by gazzyk1ns:
If you ring BT up and say that you want to go back to ADSL (of any form), they'll simply keep you on fibre and not charge you any more money for the increase in speed. I know 6 people who have done it, and when most of them asked why they were willing to waive the price increase, the call centre people simply said "Because you rang us.".


If you use the link I gave or call them up, then yes, BT will try and keep you as a customer subject to a new contract. There is no need to say you want to downgrade to ADSL - telling them you are thinking if switching provider can be even more effective.

They are upgrading all BT infinity 1 customers to the higher maximum 55MB speeds for free over the summer anyway but using the link/calling them should give you a decent retention deal where you can avoid the price rise or even pay less than you currently do.


The bigger picture, moving forward. I'm still on ADSL2+ and am confident of eventually getting switched to fibre because the ADSL signals will eventually be detrimental to other technologies, so nobody will want anyone on it any more.


This will happen one day but probably not for a decade at least. Newer technologies are designed to co-exist with ADSL and Openreach haven't installed enough capacity for everyone to switch to fibre. Also, the regulator doesn't want to kill off the copper LLU market.

Most customers can now get much better vfm by shopping around for a fibre connection now than using ADSL. £10/month for 55/10MB is good value in opinion though it will depend on your own usage and having fibre available,

When BT launched infinity, they did make the price the same as their ADSL packages to encourage uptake for a while but no longer do that.

Edited by gt94sss2 (Sat 14-May-16 14:09:44)

Standard User Brib
(newbie) Sat 14-May-16 17:01:41
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In reply to a post by gt94sss2:
Have a look at http://bt.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/56111

According to that:

What will happen to my current call plan if I take a personalised offer?

There'll be no change to this. If you want to see which call plan you're currently on, go to www.bt.com/mybt


What happens to my other BT products and services if I upgrade or re-contract?

All personalised offers are for broadband. If you choose any of them, there'll be no change to any other services apart from the broadband offer you have selected.



Thank you, Very much! Sorry, I should have looked before asking.


I think the £10 infinity is a good offer IMHO. Especially, if you happen to be in a Market A exchange area.

Info :-
Line: Length 875m metres to cabinet
Modem router: HomeHub 5 B
IP Profile = Down 38.67 Mbps Up 8.6 Mbps

2015: BT infinity 1 FTTC SyncDown: 40000kbps SyncUp: 9278
2013: BT Broadband ADSLMax 8Mbp Down: 6.79 Mbps Up: 0.36Mbps
2007: Newnet ADSLMax 8Mbp Down: 5986 kbps Up: 376 kbps
2005: Freedom2Surf ADSL Down: 5143 kbps Up: 374 kbps
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