Following on from; This post
I am moving house by a few hundred metres. My new property is served by the same cabinet as my current / old house. The current ISP is plusnet and I wanted to move away from these. Taking into consideration replies on the last post I figured the easiest way was to take out a new service at the new property and lapse the old when the contract ends in March.
On Thursday I was double checking everything was ok (aaisp) before ordering but didn't order. I went to order Saturday and FTTC was no longer available in the list. I went onto BTisp website, entered my details and it said;
"BT Infinity is available in your area but due to a high demand there is currently no capacity left at your local cabinet. There will be a waiting period until we can activate the service."
If I put my number into dslchecker.bt.com it says "available" but if I use the address lookup it says "waiting list". I struggle to believe that loads of old people (live in an old village with loooads of elderly types) have filled up the cabinet but there you go! Obviously I'm not hopeful of any extra capacity being added as being a tiny village the ADSL1 was on its knees for 18months+ before the FTTC went in at the same time as ADSL2.
I guess I need to revise my plan a bit.. What is the best way to ensure I don't lose my space on the cabinet? Move to new ISP at my old property then transfer services across to new property? - I was worried that even by doing it this way I'd lose my space?