I have just had an interesting chat with a TalkTalk Indian call centre (on a dodgy line) and signed up for a 24 month contract to migrate my Pipex broadband to TalkTalk and include it in my existing TalkTalk phone deal for free. I was paying £19.99 a month for broadband so getting it for free sounds good.
Surprisingly they explained that they owned Pipex so I didn’t need to get a mac code.
Another reason I took the deal was I knew that TalkTalk were the only company that had LLU at my exchange and being a fair way from the exchange I am sort of hoping I might see faster broadband.
I have a few questions that some of you might know through your own experience or research. I didn’t ask the call operator too many as when I mentioned LLU he didn’t seem to know much about it and said “up to 8 Mb/sec” so I left it there. When he mentioned I could keep my same Hotmail email address I felt a bit uneasy! He did say I could keep my Pipex email addresses however which is very handy.
Do you think I will automatically be put onto the LLU service and what are my chances of an increase in speed? I am currently getting 1.1Mb / 340kb UL.
Downstream / Upstream
Connection Speed 1315 kbps / 406 kbps
Line Attenuation 63 db / 23.5 db
Noise Margin 12 db / 12 db