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Standard User robs21
(newbie) Fri 13-Apr-12 03:59:35
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Talktalk - Bt broadband


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Hi folks,

Im living with my parents and they have a Talk Talk phone line. Ive heard talk talk broad band is not any good for online gaming for ps3 etc.

is it possible to keep the talktalk phoneline but have bt broadband only without there phoneline?

thanks in advance

R
Standard User baby_frogmella
(experienced) Fri 13-Apr-12 05:52:57
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I've got no idea if you can keep talktalk line rental and have a different broadband supplier, HOWEVER Talktalk broadband is excellent for online gaming (epecially if they put you on a fastpath profile). On my TT connection i get pings of <20ms with zero packet loss all the time.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 13-Apr-12 08:42:32
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AFAIK TalkTalk has not done standalone phone for a while, but that would be across a WLR service which means it should support any broadband provider apart from Sky and other full LLU ones.

Moving to TalkTalk would mean moving to their full LLU network.

TalkTalk was fine for gaming here, a lot of problems are just billing and people not bothering to look at router settings and ensure their home wiring is up to scratch

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Fri 13-Apr-12 08:52:35
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There are two sorts of TalkTalk Broadband. One as described by the others, and one that is terrible, though I think I remember an announcement a few days ago that they are no longer the terrible one.

It depends which exchange you are on whether you can get the other. Please post the link to what samknows says about yours.

Have they got broadband on the line already?

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(moderator) Fri 13-Apr-12 09:21:35
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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Fri 13-Apr-12 10:28:29
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In reply to a post by robs21:
is it possible to keep the talktalk phoneline but have bt broadband only without there phoneline?
Not according to the BT website. That says for BT Broadband you have to have BT line renatl and call plan.

I've seen it said that if you ring up BT, and are lucky who you speak to, it might be possible.

There are other ISPs who I expect would supply broadband on the TT line. This is assuming you aren't on TalkTalk LLU at the moemnt - see my question earlier.

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Standard User fowler002
(regular) Sat 14-Apr-12 02:54:51
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In reply to a post by RobertoS:
There are two sorts of TalkTalk Broadband. One as described by the others, and one that is terrible, though I think I remember an announcement a few days ago that they are no longer the terrible one.

It depends which exchange you are on whether you can get the other. Please post the link to what samknows says about yours.

Have they got broadband on the line already?


what there is such a thing as 'not terrible' tt broadband? especially if you should have any problems with it wink
Standard User baby_frogmella
(experienced) Sat 14-Apr-12 06:19:32
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what there is such a thing as 'not terrible' tt broadband? especially if you should have any problems with it wink


That's because TalkTalk's actual broadband (LLU flavour) works the way it should, there's absolutely nothing wrong with it. However if a not-very-technically-minded talktalk customer is getting frequent disconnections (eg due to his poor wiring) and the telephone support team is unable to help then of course the customer will be screaming expletives and saying the actual broadband network is <insert expletive>. If talktalk customers stick to web support they'll have absolutely no problems. Unfortunately any company which offers £3.49pm broadband is never ever going to provide the same level of phone support as a top end isp such as AAISP.

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Standard User JohnR
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 14-Apr-12 09:06:09
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In reply to a post by robs21:
Hi folks,

Im living with my parents and they have a Talk Talk phone line. Ive heard talk talk broad band is not any good for online gaming for ps3 etc.

is it possible to keep the talktalk phoneline but have bt broadband only without there phoneline?

thanks in advance

R


Is it just me......

But how does this fit into ISP UNHAPPINESS.......

It would appear that th OP is not using TT for internet, or he would know if it was good/bad.

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sat 14-Apr-12 09:18:22
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It would appear that th OP is not using TT for internet, or he would know if it was good/bad.
Or he is 12 and just got his first PS3.

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