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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 30-Oct-12 14:14:26
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Orange Member Centre Now Shows Fibre Costs & Speed


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Under "Change Your Home Package":
  • 40 Meg Fibre Broadband (40 Gig Usage) and Off Peak Calls - £20.00 a month
  • Unlimited 40 Meg Fibre Broadband and Off Peak Calls - £25.00 a month
  • Unlimited 80 meg Fibre Broadband and Off Peak Calls - £30.00 a month

+ £14.00 line rental.

Your estimated fibre speed is 67.5 Meg smile

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 19 Meg WBC
Standard User musicmate
(learned) Tue 30-Oct-12 15:08:09
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Will you be going for it Ray ? tbh I think Its a bit to expensive for me personally as it is going on for almost double what I pay atm for Anytime calls Line rental & broadband any one else think the same ? mind you my Armthorpe Exchange is not fibre enabled yet so its not really an option for me as yet.

Orange Broadband & Anytime Calls.
Sync 15816 Kbps Downstream, 1224 Kbps Upstream.
Netgear DGN1000 ADSL2+ wireless N 150 Router supplied by Orange Firmware V2.1.00.44_RG

Edited by musicmate (Tue 30-Oct-12 15:12:26)

Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 30-Oct-12 15:12:02
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Re: Orange Member Centre Now Shows Fibre Costs & Speed


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If you are already getting the 15Meg sync in your signature than less benefit from the the FTTC products, but those with 5 Meg and slower the extra ability to stream HD or do two or more streams at once is a big boost

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
The author of the above post is a thinkbroadband staff member. It may not constitute an official statement on behalf of thinkbroadband.


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Standard User musicmate
(learned) Tue 30-Oct-12 15:16:16
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yes I can see the benefit to those unlucky enough to be stuck with those slower speeds, its still a pretty hefty premium to pay tho but that is just IMO

Orange Broadband & Anytime Calls.
Sync 15816 Kbps Downstream, 1224 Kbps Upstream.
Netgear DGN1000 ADSL2+ wireless N 150 Router supplied by Orange Firmware V2.1.00.44_RG
Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 30-Oct-12 15:19:44
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No, for at least 3 reasons:
  • Don't want line & calls taken from BT (if they'd offer Fibre Only, might reconsider)
  • Getting 19-20 Meg on ADSL already
  • Expensive; 2 x what I'm paying now


1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 19 Meg WBC
Standard User Oliver341
(knowledge is power) Tue 30-Oct-12 16:27:55
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It will be interesting to see how heavy the traffic management is on fibre for p2p and usenet. Without any firm figures (other than "slowed down"), it's a tough jump for someone interested in those protocols to sign up to it.

Oliver.
Standard User E7er
(knowledge is power) Tue 30-Oct-12 17:23:36
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In reply to a post by XRaySpeX:
No, for at least 3 reasons:
  • Don't want line & calls taken from BT (if they'd offer Fibre Only, might reconsider)
  • Getting 19-20 Meg on ADSL already
  • Expensive; 2 x what I'm paying now
I moved my home phone from BT to Orange and have never regretted it, I am still on the BT network, itís like being with BT, but I pay orange. I get the same BT answer phone and BT caller display, no difference.

I note EE are stating only 14 Mbps speed for their basic broadband now. frown
The fibre price is three times the price I pay for 20 Mbps copper broadband. I would have to pay £10 more for fibre with 40GB data.
And the £50 connection charge is too steep itís only FTTC.

My Broadband Speed Test
EE broadband WBC 20 Mbps. Sync 11864 kbps Downstream, 1189 kbps Upstream.
Bright Box ADSL2+ wireless N Router supplied by Orange
BT Business Hub 2Wire 2700HGV v2 ADSL2+ Dual SSID wireless Router
Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 30-Oct-12 18:55:37
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I would never trust Orange to deal with and fix any voice faults. Yes, I know it's still OR that actually does the work, but getting thro' Orange support by phone is the devil's own job; they are so thick. In the past I have had all my BB issues dealt with by writing them a formal letter. I can't wait that long for voice issues.

Also Orange were unable to take on my 2 voice lines. They wanted me to take 2 bills, 1 from them and 1 from BT, and even worse, 2 call plans when a single call plan from BT covers both lines.

EDIT: Knowing Orange, they will blame any fault on their line to be caused by BT line grin

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 19 Meg WBC

Edited by XRaySpeX (Tue 30-Oct-12 18:58:03)

Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 05-Nov-12 19:06:15
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At about the time you were writing that, my daughter called to say her BT phone line was dead. Later that evening I took a simple corded phone round and tested it in test socket; it was indeed dead.

When I got home I phoned 151 to report it. I spoke to no one; instead a cultured intelligible female voice led me thro' what was wrong. I reported that it could not make or receive calls and it had been tested at test socket. She tested the line for a few mins. and confirmed it was faulty. I arranged a divert msg to callers that line was faulty and to receive SMS on my line as to BT's progress.

By the time I rang off, the divert msg was in place and I could see a complete summary of the fault on the BT website with a fault located in "BT's Network".

Admittedly, fault wasn't fixed till this PM, but as it was OR doing the work, it would be same for all providers.

I challenge Orange to demonstrate that that they can log and investigate a phone fault in such a clear and simple manner w/out having to go through an unintelligible helpline that is unable to focus on the problem in hand.

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 19 Meg WBC
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