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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Sun 11-Mar-12 20:03:00
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Talk Talk LLU - ADSL2+ ??


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According to samknows my local exchange has ADSL and ADSL Max, but not ADSL 2+.

There was information before christmas that said that Talk Talk planned to LLU the exchange in Jan 2012, but has now changed back to "has not yet unbundled your exchange"

I've used the usual broadband checkers, including BT wholesale and they all state that my max speed would be 8mb.

However, Talk Talk's website states I can expect around 18.3mb.

The question I have is:- If Talk Talk have added their own equipment, and became the first person to LLU the exchange, is it possible for them to have their advertised up to 24mb even though other sites state that ADSL2+ isn't available?

Is it feasible to assume that Talk Talk have effectively installed ADSL2+ for their own service in the exchange?

I don't want to jump in and sign up for anything without being 100% about what's on offer.

Thanks in advance
Standard User uno
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 11-Mar-12 20:28:18
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Re: Talk Talk LLU - ADSL2+ ??


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In reply to a post by Anonymous:
The question I have is:- If Talk Talk have added their own equipment, and became the first person to LLU the exchange, is it possible for them to have their advertised up to 24mb even though other sites state that ADSL2+ isn't available?

Is it feasible to assume that Talk Talk have effectively installed ADSL2+ for their own service in the exchange?


In a nutshell, yes.

Talk Talk or Sky are normally the first to (these days) unbundle an exchange and often go for the smaller exchanges where many other providers will not.

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Standard User CurlyWhirly
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 11-Mar-12 20:42:37
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Re: Talk Talk LLU - ADSL2+ ??


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In reply to a post by uno:
Talk Talk or Sky are normally the first to (these days) unbundle an exchange and often go for the smaller exchanges where many other providers will not.

Probably because they can afford to !?


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Standard User uno
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 11-Mar-12 20:43:45
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Or that they have a sizeable customer base on the exchange already, so upgrading it would be cost effective for them.

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Sun 11-Mar-12 20:49:29
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Re: Talk Talk LLU - ADSL2+ ??


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Thanks for the replies.

The exchange in question WSPTH doesn't serve a lot of ADSL users. Most people here have Virgin BB, myself included, but I'm moving house soon and the new place isn't covered by cable. I've had BT in the past and it was reliable enough but If Talk Talk can offer me around 18mb then it's about as close as I'm going to get to my 50mb for the foreseeable future!

I just find it a little strange that it's Talk Talk that's the first to get their LLU in.. theres not even a Carphone Warehouse here, the nearest one is 15 miles away.
Standard User uno
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 11-Mar-12 20:51:16
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In reply to a post by Anonymous:
I just find it a little strange that it's Talk Talk that's the first to get their LLU in.. theres not even a Carphone Warehouse here, the nearest one is 15 miles away.


CPW and Talk Talk are no longer the same. This changed many years ago, so the vicinity of a CPW store probably has no relevance at all.

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Sun 11-Mar-12 20:55:05
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Re: Talk Talk LLU - ADSL2+ ??


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CPW and Talk Talk are no longer the same. This changed many years ago, so the vicinity of a CPW store probably has no relevance at all.


Oh, ok I didn't realise.

I've heard in the past that Talk Talk aren't the best of companies to deal with on a customer service level.

The BT wholesale checker and other sites state there is no ADSL2+, should I just trust Talk Talk and assume it's just a case of the other sites haven't updated their information yet?

I really don't want to sign up to them and then find out I'm on a 8mb package.

Brian.
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(staff) Sun 11-Mar-12 21:12:43
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BT wholesale checker will only tell you about their services, not that of a competitor.

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Standard User uno
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 11-Mar-12 21:13:24
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There are many others that can utilise Talk Talk's equipement...

Aquiss, ADSL24 and even us to name a few.

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sun 11-Mar-12 22:13:08
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Are you able to check the exchange via TT Wholesale Matt?

It wasn't very noticeable that it was posted smile.
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