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Standard User Hannahwall
(newbie) Tue 27-Sep-16 17:32:46
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Call Flow broadband - TV?


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Hi all,

I'm new to this forum and wonder if someone can help as very clueless with all this. I currently get my broadband, landline and TV from Sky which is costing me over £100 a month. The broadband speed is ridiculously slow, download 0.85, upload 0.81 meaning I can't work from home and it takes overnight to download a film. I've been recommended to move to Call Flow as the coverage is much better in the area of Kent in which I live, however I'm not sure what options I have with TV. Will I still be able to get Sky, or Virgin, if I don't have their broadband? As I say, very clueless about all this so any advice (or knowledge of Call Flow) very gratefully received! Thanks
Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Tue 27-Sep-16 17:42:02
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Sky TV comes over a satellite dish, no relation to their broadband.
Virgin TV is down a cable which tends to limit you to TV and phone also down their cable.

You could try NowTV which is Sky without the contract
Standard User Hannahwall
(newbie) Tue 27-Sep-16 18:15:52
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Thank you for the advice v helpful!


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Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 27-Sep-16 18:21:55
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Always worth describing your set up at home too, with regard to extensions, micro filters etc, these can have a hugely detrimental affect on your broadband speed.

What line stats does the Sky router show please ?

Standard User MHC
(sensei) Tue 27-Sep-16 19:35:09
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As well as the Stats Zarjaz has requested, can you also tell us what the BT tester says for your line or address:

http://www.dslchecker.bt.com/adsl/adslchecker.welcome

Copy and paste the output - just hide your number or fine detail of your address.


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Standard User Hannahwall
(newbie) Tue 27-Sep-16 19:39:58
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Ok have just looked at the for the first time. Which figures do you need please? I can't seem to attach a screenshot. Thanks
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 27-Sep-16 19:41:43
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The figures on the WBC ADSL2+ and ADSL Max rows

e.g.


ADSL Products


Downstream Line Rate(Mbps)


Upstream Line Rate(Mbps)


Downstream Range(Mbps)


Availability Date




WBC ADSL 2+ Up to 4 -- 3 to 7 Available --
WBC ADSL 2+ Annex M Up to 4 Up to 0.5 3 to 7 Available --
ADSL Max Up to 3.5 -- 2.5 to 6.5 Available --
WBC Fixed Rate 1 -- -- Available --
Fixed Rate 1 -- -- Available

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Standard User Hannahwall
(newbie) Tue 27-Sep-16 20:16:14
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Hope this is what you need....

Port Status. TxPkts. RxPkts Collision Pkts. Tx b/s. Ex b/s. Up time
WAN PPPoA 7742782 883701 0 912 514. 209:55:57
LAN Up 32381096 25662934 0 42664 16320 771:19:42
WLAN Up 54816359 42256416 0 399217 35203 771:19:08

Broadband Link Downstream Upstream
Connection speed 922 Kbps 604 kbps
Line Attenuation 62.0 dB 37.7 dB
Noise Margin 3.7 dB 14.14 dB
Standard User Hannahwall
(newbie) Tue 27-Sep-16 20:19:12
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And here is this one.... Sorry, think this is what you wanted in the first place...

ADSL Products

Downstream Line Rate(Mbps)

Upstream Line Rate(Mbps)

Downstream Range(Mbps)

Availability Date


WBC ADSL 2+ Up to 1.5 -- 1 to 3.5 Available --
ADSL Max Up to 1 -- 0.75 to 2.5 Available --
WBC Fixed Rate 0.5 -- -- Available --
Fixed Rate 0.5 -- -- Available --
Other Offerings




Availability Date


ADSL Multicast -- -- --
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Tue 27-Sep-16 20:32:43
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That's it ... just for a sanity check, choose the "Address Checker" at the bottom of my link. Enter your postcode and click <Submit>, then from the drop down select your house. Repeat with you neighbours - do the results all look similar?


If they are all similar to those from your number along with the router stats, it will be reasonable to assume that what you are seeing is in te right ball park for your line.


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