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Standard User Bemused_Mike
(member) Tue 14-Feb-12 17:48:42
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Can anyone please tell me whether or not the Post Office implements any kind of traffic shaping to their unlimited broadband extra service?
Standard User ian007jen
(member) Wed 15-Feb-12 22:17:13
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Hope Not;


BT white label not normally shaped in any way.

Ian
Standard User apjarnold
(newbie) Sun 19-Feb-12 10:06:57
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No they do not shape traffic, but they do have a fair usage policy.

They only seem to offer up to 8Mbps even though my neighbors get 17Mbps actual via BT.

Slow but cheap seems to be their policy.


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Standard User squawker
(newbie) Sun 19-Feb-12 13:36:47
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I don't call 8Mb slow and more than enough for home use. When with the Post Office, I had an utterly reliable totally unlimited Broadband Service despite heavy downloading. Added to this, we had line rental with free evening and weekend calls, free weekend calls to mobiles and 40 countries, no tie-in for line rental, no activation or router charge and NO penalty if you chose to have a paper bill and pay it at the Post Office Counter. All for £26.05p per month.
Foolishly, I switched to Plusnet simply to get anytime calls. Enter £35 activation fee, restricted to 60Gb usage, the most unreliable service of the many I have used with customer service every bit as bad as any other along with service outages for the first time in my in my BB life, with the advertised £3.24 broadband turning out to be £17.99 on my exchange and a bill 50% higher than the PO. I would rather have the 8Mb reliable low priced PO service than being able to boast about my speed. So much so, no prizes for guessing my destination.
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Standard User apjarnold
(newbie) Sun 19-Feb-12 14:45:43
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I wrote up to 8 Mbps, not actual 8 Mbps and my neighbor who is on the same exchange using the same street box and the same lines gets an actual measured 17 Mbps.

I think Squawker works for the Post Office Sales Department. LOL
Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Sun 19-Feb-12 14:51:45
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In reply to a post by apjarnold:
I wrote up to 8 Mbps, not actual 8 Mbps and my neighbor who is on the same exchange using the same street box and the same lines gets an actual measured 17 Mbps.

I think Squawker works for the Post Office Sales Department. LOL
Sounds like he used to have PO broadband but moved to Plusnet.

Are you saying the PO broadband is only up to 8Mb? Not ADSL2+ up to 24Mb?



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Standard User acpsd775
(experienced) Sun 19-Feb-12 15:41:54
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In reply to a post by BatBoy:
In reply to a post by apjarnold:
I wrote up to 8 Mbps, not actual 8 Mbps and my neighbor who is on the same exchange using the same street box and the same lines gets an actual measured 17 Mbps.

I think Squawker works for the Post Office Sales Department. LOL
Sounds like he used to have PO broadband but moved to Plusnet.

Are you saying the PO broadband is only up to 8Mb? Not ADSL2+ up to 24Mb?


Thats correct the post office only offer ADSL1 upto 8meg not adsl2/2+ upto 24

Ash

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Standard User ian007jen
(member) Sun 19-Feb-12 16:21:41
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Are you saying the PO broadband is only up to 8Mb?


All white label BT (wholesale) are upto 8Mb

Vodafone@home used to be
Post office

Fine for my market 1 ADSL1 exchange

Ian
Standard User Bemused_Mike
(member) Wed 29-Feb-12 19:52:10
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Many thanks for all the replies, I really appreciate it. smile

In reply to a post by squawker:
When with the Post Office, I had an utterly reliable totally unlimited Broadband Service despite heavy downloading.

Well I hope that is indeed the case.

The thing is when I phoned the post office to query them about their broadband the individual I spoke to mentioned a figure of 40Gb when he was speaking about their fair usage policy. Hmm...

In reply to a post by squawker:
Added to this, we had line rental with free evening and weekend calls, free weekend calls to mobiles and 40 countries, no tie-in for line rental, no activation or router charge and NO penalty if you chose to have a paper bill and pay it at the Post Office Counter. All for £26.05p per month.

Yeah, it's a pretty good deal in my opinion.
Standard User Broadband2000
(learned) Wed 29-Feb-12 20:14:57
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Please may you do a http://speedtest.net/ london server or www.speedtest.bbmax.co.uk what router are you using?

Edited by Broadband2000 (Wed 29-Feb-12 20:16:17)

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