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Standard User epyon
(learned) Wed 22-Jun-11 14:28:22
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New ISP ?!


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Ok

So i'm sick to death of the stupid IP profiling system

Now i'm looking for a new ISP i have requested my MAC just waiting for that to come through

My Exchange

I want..

Unlimited downloads, Fastpath, No throttling of services, Price is not much of an issue £35 p/m with phoneline would be fine.

I can only see BE as a viable choice unless someone else can suggest something else?

Router Stats - ADSL Link Downstream/Upstream
Connection Speed 14878/1051 kbps
Line Attenuation 25.5/15.1 db
Noise Margin 6.4/7.7 db

Also my exchange is getting fibre 2012 jan if that makes much difference thanks.

My Broadband Speed Test

Edited by epyon (Wed 22-Jun-11 14:31:50)

Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Wed 22-Jun-11 15:12:33
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Looks like a good choice. Don't forget to check TopCashBack and Quidco for cash back.

The next best I would suggest is Sky. You don't have to have Sky TV anymore.

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Standard User greemble
(newbie) Wed 22-Jun-11 15:17:30
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Re: New ISP ?!


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BE has a good reputation, so not likely to go far wrong with them.

I'm (presently) with UKFSN and they seem fine to me.
Can't say I've had any problems, at least. No doubt someone will tell you they have, but it'll be much the same with just about any ISP, some have problems, most people don't.

Unlimited D/L on C&W / Bulldog LLU which you have at your exchange

Fibre will only make a difference if you really need the extra connection speed. If you don't actually require extra bandwidth, there's not much reason to change - unless the copper is getting troublesome in your area.

Even on fibre, some ISPs still have limits & throttling and of course, the date for fibre may yet change, too.
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Standard User epyon
(learned) Wed 22-Jun-11 15:36:27
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Yes i was considering sky which i may just pick though i don't like how you are locked down to there router ect


C&W are fine but they just don't offer fast profiles i think there standard one is 9db (my line can easily do 3db) and no fastpath also UKFSN want £40 for migration which i think is moot since i'll be coming from a BT based landline.

Now fibre well...my exchange will probably get enabled in jan but no doubt the cabs won't be ready till well later on.
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Wed 22-Jun-11 20:20:34
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Given that Jan is 6 months away, and that date is bound to be very speculative, I don't think you need to worry about the Be 12-month contract. They have a 3-month option anyway, at least for the broadband.

I would tend to leave the phone with BT, as if you leave Be braodband you have to move the phone away as well.

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Standard User epyon
(learned) Wed 22-Jun-11 21:51:59
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Ok so im with plusnet phone and broadband how could i change my phone to BT then my broadband to BE ?

i'm a bit unsure would i phone BT and give them a phone and ask to switch?

Edited by epyon (Wed 22-Jun-11 21:52:47)

Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Wed 22-Jun-11 22:19:18
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I think Plusnet will let you keep the phone with them if you migrate away, if that would suit you, although you cannot sign up to Plusnet phone in the first place without signing up for or already being a Plusnet broadband customer.

A Plusnet line counts as BT for Be purposes.

I suggest you PM bpullen and ask. If you can't, then yes, ring BT and say you want to do a "Return to Donor" on your phone, keeping the same number. Once that is done you get your MAC from Plusnet and order Be (via a cashback site).

What you need to avoid is a 12-month Be phone contract if you find you can get FTTC, in case Be still don't provide that by then.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
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Standard User epyon
(learned) Wed 22-Jun-11 22:30:28
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Would i lose my broadband service getting a return to donor?

how long does that take for that to go through?

Edited by epyon (Wed 22-Jun-11 22:35:36)

Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Wed 22-Jun-11 22:34:38
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Yes, it would generate a cease. It takes between 4-10 working days.



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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Wed 22-Jun-11 23:15:44
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In reply to a post by BatBoy:
Yes, it would generate a cease. It takes between 4-10 working days.
Rubbish.

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