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Standard User MrDeeJay
(regular) Fri 02-Sep-16 15:43:14
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Origin? Who are they?


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I am in the hunt for a new FTTC ISP.

I have came across Origin in a post here.

Who are they? Are they a wholesale reseller of BT, Talk Talk etc?

What's the feeling about them.

Are they Plusnet?

Liberty Surf, freeserve, Wonadoo, Freedom2Surf, BT Broadband, O2 Broadband, Xilo
Standard User sparky_paul
(experienced) Sat 03-Sep-16 10:47:06
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Re: Origin? Who are they?


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Not Plusnet, but are a Plusnet reseller.

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Standard User 23Prince
(newbie) Sat 03-Sep-16 11:11:35
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Re: Origin? Who are they?


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In reply to a post by MrDeeJay:
I am in the hunt for a new FTTC ISP.

I have came across Origin in a post here.

Who are they? Are they a wholesale reseller of BT, Talk Talk etc?

What's the feeling about them.

Are they Plusnet?


Someone who needs to remember you can't advertise 78mbps on a phone when that's impossible to achieve even on a full 80/20 sync. 74 is about max (unless my line is under performing)

So in the first 2 slides they have contradicted themselves.

I am amazed they exist - Plusnet tend to take wonderful ISP's and destroy them, remember Metronet?

If these are resellers and PN are already cheap and nasty - then they must be double cheap and nasty? Or are they more expensive than PN? I'm not going to enter my number to find out.

Edited by 23Prince (Sat 03-Sep-16 11:12:17)


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Standard User keymaster
(committed) Sun 04-Sep-16 13:52:23
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Re: Origin? Who are they?


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Hi
I have been with them for 18 months and after a nightmare strart with mistakes they been fine, support is 24 hours in yorkshire, they are always keen to help you and not scripted.
They are cheap and despite being a high downloader I have never had a problem. When I started with them I asked them why my IP showed as plusnet, whey said they were BT wholesale but got their IPs from plusnet, I am no tech so I don't really understand but what I do know as a previous Plusnet customer the support is far superior and the connection far better. I am currently at the end of my 18 month contract and cannot find anybody better for the same money so staying put for now.
hope that helps
K
Standard User MrDeeJay
(regular) Mon 05-Sep-16 10:06:02
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Re: Origin? Who are they?


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Thanks very much for your reply.

I came across them but cant find much info on them - but they are in the Top 10 ISP list on ISP reviews and thats how I found out about them.

They have said to me via twitter they are not Plusnet - yet others saying they re sell plusnet broadband - Just don't understand why re sell plusnet rather than direct from BT Wholesale although it is kinda the same product.

I am currently with Xilo and they resell a BT Wholsesale product.

I have also came across Cloudscape Connect as well.

It is time to save a few quid a year but don't want to go back to dark days of BT Retail Broadband.

Liberty Surf, freeserve, Wonadoo, Freedom2Surf, BT Broadband, O2 Broadband, Xilo

Edited by MrDeeJay (Mon 05-Sep-16 10:07:38)

Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Mon 05-Sep-16 10:13:59
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How about Pulse8broadband?

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Standard User MrDeeJay
(regular) Mon 05-Sep-16 10:44:03
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I've had a look RobertS,

I've tweeted them asking if they do FTTC without line rental as I have a voice WLR with another provider.

Xilo are good reliable it's purely cost saving as I'll be moving out my mothers soon and want to keep and active internet connection.

No point in paying for 2 top pacakages at 2 locations.

Liberty Surf, freeserve, Wonadoo, Freedom2Surf, BT Broadband, O2 Broadband, Xilo
Standard User uno
(knowledge is power) Mon 05-Sep-16 10:50:52
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Re: Origin? Who are they?


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In reply to a post by MrDeeJay:
Just don't understand why re sell plusnet rather than direct from BT Wholesale although it is kinda the same product.


Both are true.

BT Wholesale offer a managed resold service which Plusnet manage for them.

Matt

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Standard User MrDeeJay
(regular) Mon 05-Sep-16 11:00:08
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What's the difference Matt?

From BT Wholsale do you as an ISP have more control?

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Standard User MrDeeJay
(regular) Mon 05-Sep-16 11:11:07
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Do you suffer the same issues with BBC iPlayer that is all over the Plusnet forums?

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