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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sun 08-Dec-13 08:02:45
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Pro add-on to Unlimited


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Note - I'm only interested in the unlimited packages, not allowance ones.

Who has it and who doesn't? ADSLx or FTTC? I'm on FTTC and don't have it.

Who has compared with and without for performance, and what was the conclusion reached?

Thanks smile.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk | Domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost.
Connection - Plusnet UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 59.4/14.4Mbps @ 600m. - BQM

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Edited by RobertoS (Sun 08-Dec-13 08:04:10)

Standard User Chrysalis
(legend) Sun 08-Dec-13 20:14:03
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Re: Pro add-on to Unlimited


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on the plusnet forum someone reported slow torrent speeds, he upgraded to pro and his speeds increased. That is the only person I found with it tho as most probably find the price a turn off plus plusnet staff stating its useless on the unlimited product.

I found over 10 posts on the plusnet forums from people without it showing silver and bronze traffic running slower than gold traffic, but none of those 10 (except the torrent user) upgraded to pro.

BT Infinity 2 Since Dec 2012 - BQM
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sun 08-Dec-13 20:55:47
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Re: Pro add-on to Unlimited


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Were all those on the unlimited product though? We still get people on this forum on about restrictions, and it turns out they are on a legacy product.

Also, the system is designed to favour gold over silver and bronze. I wonder what happened to the gold when they added Pro smile.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk | Domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost.
Connection - Plusnet UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 59.4/14.4Mbps @ 600m. - BQM

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Standard User Chrysalis
(legend) Sun 08-Dec-13 20:57:48
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Re: Pro add-on to Unlimited


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ok sorry if I said it wrong.

When i said slower I meant they only had active silver/bronze traffic, not using gold at the same time. So in other words they were failing to get line speed when was "no" competing gold/platinum traffic.

the torrent guy wasnt reporting huge jumps tho, without pro as a % he was getting about 80% of line speed and it went up to low 90s in % with pro addon.

BT Infinity 2 Since Dec 2012 - BQM

Edited by Chrysalis (Sun 08-Dec-13 20:58:41)

Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sun 08-Dec-13 21:19:48
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Re: Pro add-on to Unlimited


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Hmmm. That sounds as though the silver and bronze were suffering at the network level. frown. The system does apply there as well as within the connection.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk | Domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost.
Connection - Plusnet UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 59.4/14.4Mbps @ 600m. - BQM

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
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Standard User Chrysalis
(legend) Sun 08-Dec-13 22:24:20
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Re: Pro add-on to Unlimited


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I will be a test for this tongue ordered now, sod it.

As I use external ftp a lot I will try it without pro see how it performs. If its slow I will add on pro and see if it improves.

BT Infinity 2 Since Dec 2012 - BQM
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sun 08-Dec-13 23:19:10
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Re: Pro add-on to Unlimited


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Not an easy decision! But you had to decide one way or another some time. I hope all goes well.

It will be interesting if you do give Pro a go after a couple of months even if you feel it's OK without. Your view compared to BT will be useful as well smile.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk | Domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost.
Connection - Plusnet UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 59.4/14.4Mbps @ 600m. - BQM

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
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ISP Representative KellyD
(isp) Mon 09-Dec-13 09:52:48
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Re: Pro add-on to Unlimited


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I'm not sure on this. Having a dig to make sure we are clear. The end points have plenty of capacity for Bronze/Silver traffic (unless you happen to connect to something which is oversubscribed following an outage, but that's by design).

I'm wondering if it is result of the queue overhead generally.

Kelly Dorset
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Standard User The_Voyager
(committed) Mon 09-Dec-13 10:03:29
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Re: Pro add-on to Unlimited


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Hi, I moved over from BT on 14/11 for BB and 28/11 for phone and so far I haven't seen any difference on download speeds, I don't do a lot of uploads though and no torrents so I won't be paying extra for Pro.

Bob WRBRIX
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Standard User Apprentice
(knowledge is power) Mon 09-Dec-13 20:16:22
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My connection to the 20CN exchange is around six kilometres long, I'm on the PN unlimited BB package haven't bothered with the Pro add-on ....... I don't think it will upgrade my connection that much laugh

So I'll stay on the default PN downgrade connection unless PN let me try the Pro add on FOC for a month tongue

Alastair

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