Well after spending 30 minuets on the phone to what is supposedly "Technical" support asking me to do pointless things that will not make any difference what so ever I am going to leave Orange.
My problem started a couple of weeks ago where we had a good few thunder storms and the power was on and off numerous times over a few days.
My router connection line speed dropped from 3264 kbps to now 1216 which is has been for the past couple of weeks. The previous 19 months the speed has been fine considering I live so far from the exchange.
I emailed my query originally and was asked to perform speed tests at different times of the day. Every single one came back with the same download speed.
Whilst on the phone I was asked to restore my router to factory settings even though I have made no changes to it, nothing changed.
Then he asked me to unscrew the phone socket and put it in the test socket and disconnect the house phone. Did this nothing change, no surprise to me.
Then as he had run out of options from his script and could not perform a line test on my line this is what he came up with!
Do some more speed tests over the next 72 hours and if the speed has increased even by 0.01 mbs then this is an improvement (these were his exact words) but if it has not improved after the 72 hours then to call back and they would try and do a line test!
Surely this is down to the connection line speed my router is reporting? I am out of contract anyway so I am just going to go with someone else. I was going to do this once my contract ran out anyway after the abysmal service they gave on my mobile phone last year.
Just wanted to have a bit of a rant