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Standard User marcusjclifford
(committed) Tue 09-Sep-14 13:07:18
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Services available for ADSL Max Only Exchange?


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Hi,
I have a home in a rural location which is served by an exchange that is only enabled for ADSL Max (There is no ADSL2/2+ and no hint of fibre yet). BT is the sole provider (no LLU etc).

What can PlusNet offer in this instance? I would ideally be looking for an unlimited product, but in the past this has been limited, I believe, to exchanges where ADSL2+ was available?

Has this now changed?

In addition, what I may do is get an additional telephone line installed for this, again, what do PlusNet offer from a brand new line perspective? On a new line I would consider using PlusNet for the line rental aspect too.

Thanks in advance,
Marcus

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 09-Sep-14 14:03:09
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Re: Services available for ADSL Max Only Exchange?


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Other than the ADSL only speeds and the higher price since outside the low cost area believe the full unlimited range is available.

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Standard User Oldjim
(knowledge is power) Tue 09-Sep-14 15:11:48
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Re: Services available for ADSL Max Only Exchange?


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a new line is £49.99 https://portal.plus.net/info2/legal/price_guide.html...


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Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Tue 09-Sep-14 15:24:21
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Re: Services available for ADSL Max Only Exchange? (Edited)


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It's unlimited.

12-month contract £17.49pm if taken with Plusnet line rental and calls, £19.99pm without.

One-month terms £19.99pm if taken with Plusnet line rental and calls, £22.49pm without.

Broadband setup charge without line rental is £25 on a 12-month term, £50 for monthly terms. With line rental and calls it is free on a 12-month term, £25 on monthly.

If you take the "free" router there is a £5.99 P & P charge.

A new line is £49.99.

Don't forget to look at Quidco and TopCashBack.

(Edited as per correction by Marcus Clifford. Brain-fade here).

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Edited by RobertoS (Tue 09-Sep-14 20:08:25)

Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Tue 09-Sep-14 15:25:21
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Re: Services available for ADSL Max Only Exchange?


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Did I take that long drafting? !!

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk | Domains,site and mail hosting - Tsohost.
Connection - Plusnet UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 56.6/14.1Mbps @ 600m. - BQM

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Standard User Oldjim
(knowledge is power) Tue 09-Sep-14 15:28:25
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it would appear so - you must have been multi-tasking
Standard User kbturner
(regular) Tue 09-Sep-14 16:19:26
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Re: Services available for ADSL Max Only Exchange?


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I too live in an area covered by what's known as a "Market 1" exchange, and I've recently signed up for PlusNet's unlimited broadband and home phone services.

The basic monthly price is £9.99 for the first twelve months, then £17.49 (i.e. you get a £7.50 discount for the first twelve months).

I have to say I resent paying a premium simply because BT haven't yet upgraded my exchange, but other than moving house, what can one do?

Edited by kbturner (Tue 09-Sep-14 16:20:16)

Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 09-Sep-14 16:23:33
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Re: Services available for ADSL Max Only Exchange?


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The premium is not because BT have not upgraded but because other operators have chosen not to compete with BT at the exchange. Blame Sky and TalkTalk for not considering your exchange worth unbundling.

And if they have unbundled then blame Ofcom for only updating classifications occasionally. Either way it isn't actually BT in this case.
Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 09-Sep-14 16:28:24
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In reply to a post by kbturner:
I resent paying a premium simply because BT haven't yet upgraded my exchange
Even if BT had upgraded your exchange to WBC ADSL2+ it'll still be Market 1 and therefore dearer from PN.

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Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Tue 09-Sep-14 16:43:42
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Re: Services available for ADSL Max Only Exchange? *DELETED*


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Post deleted by RobertoS. A load of rubbish.

Edited by RobertoS (Tue 09-Sep-14 20:10:52)

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