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Standard User mk2
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 29-Dec-10 12:43:35
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Considering migrating to Plusnet ...


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Looking at migrating to Plusnet in the near future.

My usage is lite at around 10-12GB per month and main usage of the Internet is general surfing, YouTube downloads, occasional software downloads and Facebook.

The plans I have looked at are the Plusnet Basic and the Plusnet Extra ... apart from the extra download capacity is there much noticeable difference in evening speeds of the two packages?

Thanks.

Martin
Standard User kasg
(committed) Wed 29-Dec-10 14:32:30
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Re: Considering migrating to Plusnet ...


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No point in going for Plusnet Value (I presume that's what you mean by "basic") if you are likely to exceed 10GB. If you do, Plusnet Extra would be no more expensive and give you up to 60GB. There are some minor differences in traffic shaping but I've used both and haven't noticed anything significant. You also get free McAfee AV with Plusnet Extra if that is of interest to you.

Kevin

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Standard User camieabz
(legend) Wed 29-Dec-10 14:56:37
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Youtube streaming can be a little slow occasionally on extra. That's the only one that really bothers me. It's mostly at the weekends iirc.

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Standard User jelv
(knowledge is power) Thu 30-Dec-10 01:41:36
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Re: Considering migrating to Plusnet ...


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http://usergroup.plus.net/prodcomp1.php will give you a comparison.

jelv

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Standard User ash76
(regular) Fri 31-Dec-10 14:06:05
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Re: Considering migrating to Plusnet ...


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My Internet usage is similar to yours so I am surprised you exceed 10GB a month.
I would try the value package first. It's easy to upgrade later.
In my first two months I have not exceeded 10GB.
I occasionally download large files between 24.00 and 08.00 - its free during these hours.
I think there is an additional charge of £6 a month each time you exceed 10GB
but they send you a warning e-mail if you are going to exceed your limit.
You can track your usage on a daily basis on their site.

I moved from Sky and get faster speeds at half the price.
The PlusNet website and customer service is miles better.

Edited by ash76 (Fri 31-Dec-10 14:22:13)

Standard User nadger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 31-Dec-10 15:58:36
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Re: Considering migrating to Plusnet ...


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You can set your account so that additional allowable charge is zero whereby, if you exceed 10Gb, you'll just get lower speeds but no extra money will be taken.

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Standard User Oldjim
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 31-Dec-10 18:09:56
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it is actually £5 for 5GB extra but I have my limit set to zero so I would be limited to 128kbps for the rest of the billing period - never actually happened yet
Standard User ian72
(knowledge is power) Fri 31-Dec-10 22:10:10
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My brothers connection went over the limit. 128Kbps? Could barely navigate to the plusnet site to check the usage. Certainly wasn't anything like the equivalent of 3 times dial up - felt more like old 128bps than kbps.
Standard User meldrew
(experienced) Mon 03-Jan-11 12:22:10
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The zero excess setting is a great idea. I tend to feel that anyone needing more than 10Gb a month needs to get a life...!! Like OJ I have not exceeded it yet.

Meldrew
Standard User mk2
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 03-Jan-11 14:01:37
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Just like to say thanks to everyone that replied.

I have decided to give Plusnet a go and will probably opt for the Plusnet Value package and upgrade to Plusnet Extra if I find that I'm exceeding the 10GB allowance regularly.

Thanks.

Martin
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