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Standard User rian
(member) Tue 20-Nov-12 13:01:46
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BT, EE and Talk Talk fibre broadband


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I am currently on O2 The Works package, getting 11Mbps down/ 1.1Mbps up, line is solid and fast. Here is what I am paying:

Broadband: O2 The works package, 13POUNDS/month
Phone line: Post office HomePhone with Anytime, 14POUNDS/month
Total = 27POUNDS/month

However, the following FTTC providers are available now and I am looking to move:

BT Infinity 2
Download: 76M
Upload: 19M
Traffic shaping: Yes, mainly on P2P traffic during
Traffic shaping time: Download: 4pm to 12pm (weekdays) and 9am to 12pm(weekends), Upload stream could be at any time!!! http://bt.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/10495...
Contract: 18 Months
Call feature: Free evening and weekends call to landline, 0845 and 0870

Cost breakdown for the 1st contract:
Broadband: 1st three month offer = 20*3M = £60 + 4th to 18 month = 26*15M = £390
Phone line: 10.75*18M = £193.5 (Assume paying 12months in advance)
Connection fee: £0
Voucher: £50 Sainsbury voucher
Cashback: £50 (Quidco)
Total cost for 18 months= £483.5
Effect cost per month = £26.86

Everything Everywhere Fibre Boardband
Download: 76M
Upload: 20M
Traffic shaping: Yes, P2P, Newsgroups (throttled) gaming and VoIP (prioritised)
Traffic shaping time: 6pm to 11:30pm (weekdays)/5pm to11:30pm (weekends)
http://e-gain.s3.amazonaws.com/external/content/Ts%2...
Contract: 18 Months
Call feature: Free evening and weekends call to landline, 0845 and 0870

Cost breakdown for the 1st contract:
Broadband: 25*18M = £450 (£5 off for T-mobile, Orange or EE customers)
Phone line: 14*18M = £252
Connection fee: £25
Cashback: £101 (Topcashback)
Total cost for 18 months= £626
Effect cost per month = £34.78

Talk Talk Essential and Fibre Large
Download: 76M
Upload: 20M
Traffic shaping: Yes, P2P (throttled) gaming, VoIP and general web browsing (prioritised)
Traffic shaping time: 6pm-Midnight
http://www.talktalk.co.uk/legal/broadband-traffic-ma...
Contract: 18 Months
Call feature: Free evening and weekends call to landline, 0845 and 0870

Cost breakdown for the 1st contract:
Broadband: £15*18M = £270
Essential package: 1st nine month offer =£3.25*9 M= £31.5 + 10th to 18th month = £6.25*9M = £56.25 = £85.5
Phone line: £14.5*18M = £261
Connection fee: £0
Cashback: £40 (Quidco may be £40 or £70?)
Total cost for 18 months= £576.5
Effect cost per month = £32.03

It turns BT is the cheapest option while Talk Talk got better traffic shaping policy. I did download a bit (200GB a month) and landline is also important to me. Could anyone suggest which option is better?
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 20-Nov-12 13:40:30
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Re: BT, EE and Talk Talk fibre broadband


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While TalkTalk Essential is unlimited now, I believe there is a contract clause allowing them to return it to their old 40GB allowance if they want to at a later date.

Not 100% sure, so would recommend reading up.

The P2P restriction that is worrying you, while TalkTalk looks better on paper, in practice it will vary from week to week as to which is the best one in that specific regard.

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Standard User rian
(member) Tue 20-Nov-12 13:47:14
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Re: BT, EE and Talk Talk fibre broadband


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Thanks mate, I am talking about their fibre option, not sure the unlimited defintion is the same or not.

Regarding to P2P traffic, BT or emule is not problem for me, I could use them outside the peak time. However, there are many applications using P2P protocal such as Skype, some game updater, some TV programs like (PPS, PPTV, etc) which is a big concern for me.

Has anyone do any experience with this Streaming and Video conferencing at peak time?

Thanks


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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 20-Nov-12 14:02:14
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Re: BT, EE and Talk Talk fibre broadband


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P2P usually refers to torrent activity, rather than the wider peer to peer concept.

Skype moved away from P2P to central I thought with changes by Microsoft, or has that not happened.

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