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Standard User alext05
(committed) Tue 05-May-15 10:02:04
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Switching Broadband and Phone Provider after June 2015


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A Guide to Switching UK Broadband and Phone Provider After June 2015 - article from ISPReview
Standard User AAuser27
(regular) Tue 05-May-15 16:44:44
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Thanks for the information.

I read it all through and I think they are wrong about the Naked DSL bit. Why should it cause problems? I have a nakedDSL line but I still have a phone number linked to it and it shows up in all the checkers. SO why would that change if someone ordered FTTC and wanted OCB/ICB on their line?
Standard User Michael_Chare
(experienced) Tue 05-May-15 16:53:45
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I see that certainly to start with the new system only applies for Openreach changes.

For broadband, when switching between different physical infrastructure I have found that installing the new connection and then ceasing the old one works fine. It allowed me to test the new connection before discontinuing the old one. I was even able to test a vpn connection via my new connection.

I have also been able to get my new phone connection to work, granted the porting of my phone number will be a sudden change.

Michael Chare


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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 05-May-15 17:35:18
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Because you don't have a naked DSL line in the same way that Openreach is planning to do it, i.e. you won't have a phone number to pass on, just a circuit ID.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 05-May-15 17:36:51
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Once we hit June - we will be updating the http://www.thinkbroadband.com/guide/migration.html and fingers crossed will be able to make it much shorter.

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Standard User Michael_Chare
(experienced) Tue 05-May-15 19:52:57
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Does the process really have to take 10 working days? (Two weeks or longer)

Switching electricity suppliers is equally tedious!

Michael Chare
Standard User bobble_bob
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 05-May-15 20:06:43
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Is the "electronic gateway for validation" basically the same system ISPs use to generate a MAC? But instead of the losing ISP doing it, the gaining ISP now do it for you?
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 05-May-15 20:50:08
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New systems hence long testing phase since we knew what would happen

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 05-May-15 20:51:02
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Yes unless you want to increase chance of people being slammed but knowing as was away for a few days

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Standard User bobble_bob
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 05-May-15 20:58:18
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Think its better for the consumer. People on here will know how to migrate, not everyone will though. Least now they dont have to. The article does say this stops any ISP who break Ofcom rules and not issue a MAC. Thing is if they dont issue a MAC whats the chances of them writing to you as per the new rules
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