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Standard User edlondon
(newbie) Mon 22-Dec-14 09:54:46
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Choosing a new ADSL provider


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Hi all,

Sorry to post a potentially banal and/or unanswerable question.

I am at the end of my lock-in with BT and am considering switching to a cheaper provider. I currently pay £35 a month for broadband and line rental, and this seems steep compare with what others are currently offering.

I have been quite happy with the BT service over the 18 months, having been disappointed with Plusnet in the past. I think the best broadband I ever had was from BE which sadly no longer exists.

I am in inner London, and my line is connected directly to the exchange, so I have no prospect of FTTC, so I am looking for guidance on a good reliable ADSL provider. I am a heavy broadband user, watching a lot of Netflix and Sky box sets over the net.

The current cheap deals from either Sky or Talktalk look good financially, but will they be as reliable as my current expensive BT arrangement?

Your thoughts much appreciated.

Cheers.
Standard User edlondon
(newbie) Mon 22-Dec-14 11:17:56
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Re: Choosing a new ADSL provider


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Just seen that this may have been posted in the wrong forum. My apologies (newbie).

Related to be original question, do any of the big names (Sky, Talktalk) have better upload speeds than the others?
Standard User danielhyde
(newbie) Mon 22-Dec-14 11:32:33
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Hi,

Personally I'd go for TalkTalk, regarding the upload speed it depends on what you're getting at the moment. Do you know your upload speed?

Dan


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Standard User E7er
(knowledge is power) Mon 22-Dec-14 11:51:51
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Re: Choosing a new ADSL provider


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In reply to a post by edlondon:
Hi all,

Sorry to post a potentially banal and/or unanswerable question.

I am at the end of my lock-in with BT and am considering switching to a cheaper provider. I currently pay £35 a month for broadband and line rental, and this seems steep compare with what others are currently offering.

I have been quite happy with the BT service over the 18 months, having been disappointed with Plusnet in the past. I think the best broadband I ever had was from BE which sadly no longer exists.

I am in inner London, and my line is connected directly to the exchange, so I have no prospect of FTTC, so I am looking for guidance on a good reliable ADSL provider. I am a heavy broadband user, watching a lot of Netflix and Sky box sets over the net.

The current cheap deals from either Sky or Talktalk look good financially, but will they be as reliable as my current expensive BT arrangement?

Your thoughts much appreciated.

Cheers.
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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 22-Dec-14 12:08:53
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Apart from the fact that EE will no doubt belong to BT next year so the OP will be back to square one.

If Talk Talk works then it is fine, if there is a problem, then that is where the hassle is, for ADSL they are cheap compared to others.

BT always have been expensive and I thought the whole reason they wanted restrictions lifted was to offer a better value package. they still do not do that.

OP have a look at Sky as well if you want to stick with the larger suppliers.

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Standard User professor973
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 22-Dec-14 17:07:40
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I am happy with the the price, no contract tie-in and very good customer service here.
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Standard User edlondon
(newbie) Mon 22-Dec-14 21:22:38
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Thanks for the Pulse8 tip, a supplier I had not heard of.

Thanks for all the info, everyone above.

As for current speeds, I get 11 download and 0.9 upload, which perhaps has improved since I last did a speed test.

As I said, I am not unhappy with the service, I just object to the price!
Standard User Oliver341
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 22-Dec-14 22:26:22
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Go with EE, you are then still with BT but pay EE prices. wink

Not quite. EE has traffic management, BT does not.

Oliver.
Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 23-Dec-14 20:09:15
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PN has traffic management (of a different flavour), BT does not.

EE could be brought into the BT fold on a similar basis.

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