36.3 : 6.95% failure
40.3 : 0.99% failure
Broadly, as bad as the last time we had a significant problem with that that.
Separately but off the back of this; I'm seriously thinking of going elsewhere by now.
Now this is not really to do with IDNet's offering as such, but it is the case that as long as any service is based on BT then this sort of thing will be probable, and I'm basing that on the almost universal claim that nearly everything is not IDNet's fault but is in fact BT's fault and as such, is beyond IDNet's power to do anything about it.
Given that situation I can't see too many reasons to pay top dollar for what can only ever at best be average service, so I may as well pay average price while we are about it. That much at least seems to fit together sensibly.
I've no idea who to go with though. Looks like a poor choice and frankly gives me the shudders just looking at sam knows: HERE
Obviously LLU might be tempting given the "fault ownership" and "power to fix it" problem outlined above.
I'm burned out and fed up with the constant need to have any concern about peak or any other usage, I know I'm going to get rubbish speeds (so we should actually cheer if I ever manage to use a significant amount of bandwidth, not nag me with silly e-mails, based on rather poor assumptions about the future), but then I am used to fairly low speeds by now. FTTC is too new and far too many have frustrating "early adopter" issues to go there, same goes for max, I was put off that for life given it's history which I have watched with horror, simply glad that for most of it, that option was not available to tempt me into the mess that it was.
I am on what started out as .5 Meg wires only when BB first started - I don't know what they call that now. It was unilaterally upgraded to 1 Meg at some point, once BT/Pipex eventually worked out that I had no intention of falling for the concept of paying to have it upgraded.
I don't want a phone too badly: I hate the situation with BT charging me for a phone line although I make practically no calls, as I don't feel I can afford to make them. (9 calls for the quarter that ended just this week, and for which I got charged a rather cute £50.) Most use the phone ever gets is junk callers calling me, and which I can not get rid of. So "no phone" would solve that annoyance too.
Can one get LLU, broadband only? Does such a thing actually exist?
Monthly contract would be good.
1-2 Mbit would be fine too.
I have an ADSL router with no wireless, and no + or 2 or even +2 or whatever the current "in" buzz word appended to it might be. I quite like it like that too.
I don't do direct debits; I can screw up my account for myself without any "accidental" corporate help being required or wanted. Direct bank transfer is my preferred method to pay by. (it's worked 100% fine for years upon years, so there's no reason I can see to change that)
I need a mobile like a fish needs a bicycle.
Pipex - The Customer, Stupid.