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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Fri 08-Apr-11 20:44:59
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vs Virgin


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I already have Virgin 50MB but have ordered BT phone and broadband. BT reckon I'll get 2.5MB down, so it's a massive decrease. I plan on keeping the Virgin 50MB and getting rid of the Virgin phone. I want to use the BT broadband for PS3 gaming and my Virgin broadband for everything else.

The following is a graph of my Virgin broadband my question is will BT have better latency/jitter?

Black Ops is just about unplayable on my Virgin broadband.

[img]http://www.thinkbroadband.com/ping/share-thumb/33dc1...[/img]
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Fri 08-Apr-11 21:42:35
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Obviously some thought gone into that.

Please can you put your address into this checker and post the URL/link to the result?

Just in case there are better options along the same lines.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - IDNet Home Starter Fibre. Live BQM.

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." JEAN-ANTOINE PETIT-SENN

Edited by RobertoS (Fri 08-Apr-11 21:44:31)

Anonymous
(Unregistered)Fri 08-Apr-11 22:11:12
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The reason for going with BT is the free line install and sometime in Dec this year the local exchange will be upgraded for 40MB


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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Fri 08-Apr-11 22:19:16
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So why did you post?

Bear in mind that you can get a BT line installed for £30 and then choose any ISP you like.

So if you want to see if you could do better, tell us the exchange. If you are happy with your choice and just wanted to tell the world, then fine smile.

I agree that Virgin latency us dreadful, click the BQM link in my sig.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - IDNet Home Starter Fibre. Live BQM.

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." JEAN-ANTOINE PETIT-SENN
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Fri 08-Apr-11 22:30:49
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The question was is BT's latency/jitter better than what I'm currently experiencing and will it be better for online gaming on the PS3.

I didn't know you could get a BT line installed for £30 where/how is that?

Exchange is Hardwicke, it can get BE which I think is better but like I said Infinity is coming around Dec.

Where can I see people BT thinkbroadband ping results LOL
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Fri 08-Apr-11 22:33:01
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alot of dropped packets in that graph.
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Fri 08-Apr-11 22:50:59
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http://www.productsandservices.bt.com/consumerProduc...

Specifically:-
When you order a new landline we check your property to see if we can connect you easily or if you need an engineer visit. If a connection charge applies most people find they don't need to pay this it costs £30 if you're just taking a BT line or free with any broadband package.
I expect a new line would be the £30.

However, it may be too long a line for Be to want you, but if they do that is your best bet for latency.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - IDNet Home Starter Fibre. Live BQM.

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." JEAN-ANTOINE PETIT-SENN

Edited by RobertoS (Fri 08-Apr-11 22:54:19)

Anonymous
(Unregistered)Fri 08-Apr-11 22:58:56
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That looks like an error.

When I went through the order process I'm sure I saw £130 for line and -£130 for choosing phone and broadband.

Also when I phoned up about a year ago they wanted £130 then.
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Fri 08-Apr-11 23:04:07
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I'm about 1.5 miles from the exchange.

Been reading your website good info wink
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Fri 08-Apr-11 23:06:19
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Yeah just checked my bill connection charge £130 discount -£130
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