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Standard User Mapoo
(committed) Thu 16-Jun-11 23:38:01
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Thinking of moving to PlusNet


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Hiya thinking of moving over to PlusNet from O2 but wanting to know is it any good? and is it good for Gaming and this PlusNet Pro for £5 do i need that?

Having problems with O2 at moment, been having it for over 2 years and had Engineers out from BT sayin my Phone is fine so now I seem to think it must be O2's Services doing it, I really don't know what to think crazy

but if anyone can advise me or give me some info on PlusNet would be great,

Thanks smile

O2 Standard Broadband & O2 Home Phone
Standard User Oldjim
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 17-Jun-11 08:41:40
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Re: Thinking of moving to PlusNet


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The first question is whether you are on O2 LLU or O2 Access
With LLU you shouldn't have any problems but the other is throttled heavily

Plusnet is generally fine for gaming but you need to be aware of the usage limits.
The Pro addon is done on a month by month basis and may or may not be needed

Make sure you are aware of the traffic shaping http://www.plus.net/support/broadband/speed_guide/do... If these will impact your normal usage then the Pro addon will be worth considering

It could be an idea to report your router stats and the result of a BT speed test

Edited by Oldjim (Fri 17-Jun-11 08:42:33)

Standard User Mapoo
(committed) Fri 17-Jun-11 17:10:27
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Re: Thinking of moving to PlusNet


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Thanks for the reply it all seems scary lol not sure what to do... but BT Egineer didnt come today! So as you can say I am very Angry with O2 & BT frown

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Standard User 12eason
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 17-Jun-11 17:55:37
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Re: Thinking of moving to PlusNet


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Hi, which is correct, that link you gave or this one;
http://www.plus.net/support/broadband/speed_guide/tr...
Standard User Apprentice
(knowledge is power) Fri 17-Jun-11 18:00:53
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Re: Thinking of moving to PlusNet


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Use this to see if there are any LLU providers in your exchange.

Alastair

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Standard User Oldjim
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 17-Jun-11 18:32:54
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Re: Thinking of moving to PlusNet


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The link I gave gives actual speeds which in my opinion is much more useful than the traffic classifications
Standard User 12eason
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 17-Jun-11 19:25:53
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Re: Thinking of moving to PlusNet


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But the actual speeds are not stuck to. It says
These speeds are not guaranteed, and you may see lower if the network is busy. Similarly if the network is quiet these limits will be relaxed and speeds will be higher

and on many classifications it will say 'best effort' rather than 100kb. I think in fact the classification are more useful than the speeds, which just seem to be ballpark figures.
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sun 19-Jun-11 19:13:50
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Re: Thinking of moving to PlusNet


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In reply to a post by Oldjim:
The first question is whether you are on O2 LLU or O2 Access
O2 Standard, as in his sig, is LLU. Sounds like a specific problem on his connection.

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Standard User Oldjim
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 19-Jun-11 19:36:28
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Don't read sigs frown
If he is on LLU then I agree it is probably a line problem
Standard User Mapoo
(committed) Mon 20-Jun-11 13:06:39
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Re: Thinking of moving to PlusNet


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Yes I am on LLU with O2, If I moved my Services somewhere else do you think i'd still get same elsewhere?

Matt

O2 Standard Broadband & O2 Home Phone
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