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Standard User MaxNRG
(member) Fri 17-Jul-15 02:13:09
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EE ADSL : £2.95/month 12 month offer + Line Rental £16.40


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Anyone thing this offer is worth a punt for 12 months on a second phone line I used to use for a BE Bonded service?

I have Sky on the other line and wanted an alternate provider in case of outages on the Sky side (not happened yet).

My only concern was EE blocking me using Google SMTP servers for email, unless I misread the traffic management guide?

Thoughts?

Vigor120 + AirPort Extreme 802.11n (5th Generation)
on Sky Unlimited ADSL (Formerly on Be Bonded Service, alas killed by Sky)

Sky : speedtest.net : 13th July 2015 20:43 BST
23ms ping : 3.77Mb/s Down 0.60Mb/s Up : London Server


Be Internet : speedtest.net : 2nd Jan 2013 12:13 GMT
21ms ping : 4.24Mb/s Down 0.91Mb/s Up : London Server
Standard User hk11
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 17-Jul-15 13:49:28
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Re: EE ADSL : £2.95/month 12 month offer + Line Rental £16.4


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Avoid EE, unless you are very lucky or just enjoy hassle. wink

Currently getting threatened with suspension of phone and broadband services despite being over £300 in credit for example.

SSE look like they might be worth concidering. Apparently they don't block port 25 either.


Keef- Sheerness Kent UK - EE via Technicolor TG582N

Previously - New Call Telecom/Fuelbroadband, Plusnet, Virgin/NTL/Bell Cable, Crosswinds, IC24, FreeOnlineNet,
X-Stream, Totalise, Freeserve, Force9, TescoNet, AOL, Freenetname, Pipex, E7
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Standard User mlmclaren
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 17-Jul-15 13:56:38
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Re: EE ADSL : £2.95/month 12 month offer + Line Rental £16.4


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If its for a 2nd line and as backup then Plusnet could be OK!

I've got an ADSL line with Plusnet and it seems to be ok, though I am moving away due to decline in Customer Service..

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 17-Jul-15 15:02:00
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Re: EE ADSL : £2.95/month 12 month offer + Line Rental £16.4


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In reply to a post by MaxNRG:
My only concern was EE blocking me using Google SMTP servers for email, unless I misread the traffic management guide?
You have! EE only block unauthenticated port 25 SMTP. GMail uses port 465 SSL Authenticated. Similarly for other major email providers.

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 20 Meg WBC
Standard User MaxNRG
(member) Fri 17-Jul-15 16:09:11
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Re: EE ADSL : £2.95/month 12 month offer + Line Rental £16.4


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Any particular concerns like network performance?

Vigor120 + AirPort Extreme 802.11n (5th Generation)
on Sky Unlimited ADSL (Formerly on Be Bonded Service, alas killed by Sky)

Sky : speedtest.net : 13th July 2015 20:43 BST
23ms ping : 3.77Mb/s Down 0.60Mb/s Up : London Server


Be Internet : speedtest.net : 2nd Jan 2013 12:13 GMT
21ms ping : 4.24Mb/s Down 0.91Mb/s Up : London Server
Standard User hk11
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 17-Jul-15 16:59:44
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Re: EE ADSL : £2.95/month 12 month offer + Line Rental £16.4


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No problem with performance from my view, but I don't really cane it. wink

Email and web browsing is fine as is streaming video and radio.


Keef- Sheerness Kent UK - EE via Technicolor TG582N

Previously - New Call Telecom/Fuelbroadband, Plusnet, Virgin/NTL/Bell Cable, Crosswinds, IC24, FreeOnlineNet,
X-Stream, Totalise, Freeserve, Force9, TescoNet, AOL, Freenetname, Pipex, E7
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Standard User MaxNRG
(member) Sat 18-Jul-15 00:23:54
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Re: EE ADSL : £2.95/month 12 month offer + Line Rental £16.4


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In reply to a post by hk11:
No problem with performance from my view, but I don't really cane it. wink

Email and web browsing is fine as is streaming video and radio.


So why should I stay away from EE, they sound ok for a obe year contract at £2.95/month???

Vigor120 + AirPort Extreme 802.11n (5th Generation)
on Sky Unlimited ADSL (Formerly on Be Bonded Service, alas killed by Sky)

Sky : speedtest.net : 13th July 2015 20:43 BST
23ms ping : 3.77Mb/s Down 0.60Mb/s Up : London Server


Be Internet : speedtest.net : 2nd Jan 2013 12:13 GMT
21ms ping : 4.24Mb/s Down 0.91Mb/s Up : London Server
Standard User mlmclaren
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 18-Jul-15 00:52:22
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Re: EE ADSL : £2.95/month 12 month offer + Line Rental £16.4


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if you pay a years line rental upfront and add the whole 12 months together they are the cheapest provider in the UK...

Don't take that as FACT though, I looked into something similar a couple months back but as I already had a BT Wholesale based service I went for Sky LLU... though that ended with public sharing of mis-selling attempts and poor customer service.

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Standard User hk11
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 18-Jul-15 06:04:34
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In reply to a post by MaxNRG:
So why should I stay away from EE,


http://forums.thinkbroadband.com/freeserve/t/4421045... and many other posts highlighting their lack of customer care. But if you feel lucky then go ahead. wink


Keef- Sheerness Kent UK - EE via Technicolor TG582N

Previously - New Call Telecom/Fuelbroadband, Plusnet, Virgin/NTL/Bell Cable, Crosswinds, IC24, FreeOnlineNet,
X-Stream, Totalise, Freeserve, Force9, TescoNet, AOL, Freenetname, Pipex, E7
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Standard User E7er
(knowledge is power) Sat 18-Jul-15 21:03:36
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Re: EE ADSL : £2.95/month 12 month offer + Line Rental £16.4


[re: MaxNRG] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by MaxNRG:
In reply to a post by hk11:
No problem with performance from my view, but I don't really cane it. wink

Email and web browsing is fine as is streaming video and radio.


So why should I stay away from EE, they sound ok for a obe year contract at £2.95/month???
I have used EE/Orange home broadband since 2006 and find the ISP very good value for money, if thinking of joining EE home broadband donít let the network traffic management put you off, unless you use bitTorrent or Peer-2-Peer (P2P).

My payments are made by Direct Debit every month for home broadband, home landline phone, landline rental and the mobile phone, never had any problems with payments. I am impressed with the details given on the website and they even email and text me every month to give the date payments will be taken from my bank account. wink

http://ee.co.uk/help/accounts-billing-and-topping-up...

EE broadband WBC 20 Mbps unlimited. Sync 15282 kbps Downstream, 1276 kbps Upstream. thinkbroadband/SpeedTest
Bright Box 1 ADSL2+ wireless N Router supplied by EE/Orange
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