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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Thu 08-Dec-11 19:37:57
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BT, Talk Talk, or Sky?


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I get my calls and broardband from BT, but my 12 month contact is about to expire. I've done some research and realised their prices are considerably higher than the other 2 operators on my line: Talk Talk and Sky. My exchange is

Sherburn Hill

My current BT BB package is for 40gb and i went over this for the first time last month. Talk Talk and Sky are both unlimited so that would be a bonus (I know BT also offer unlimited BB but the price is prohibitibvely high for me.)

My major concern is how a move to Sky or Talk Talk would effect my broardband speed. I'm 3300m from the exchange and I currently get around 2.5mps.

I phoned all 3 companies. Talk Talk said they could get me over 4mps, Sky said I would get between 0.3 and 1.5mps with them, and BT guaranteed I'd lose speed if I left them.

I don't know who to believe. I'm a Sky TV customer so it would make sense to choose them but I don't want speeds that low.

Also, how should having ADSL2+ installed on my Exchange by March 31st effect my decision?

Any help anyone can provide will be much appreciated.
Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Thu 08-Dec-11 19:55:26
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Re: BT, Talk Talk, or Sky?


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In reply to a post by Anonymous:
I get my calls and broardband from BT, but my 12 month contact is about to expire. I've done some research and realised their prices are considerably higher than the other 2 operators on my line: Talk Talk and Sky. My exchange is

Sherburn Hill

My current BT BB package is for 40gb and i went over this for the first time last month. Talk Talk and Sky are both unlimited so that would be a bonus (I know BT also offer unlimited BB but the price is prohibitibvely high for me.)
Someone suggested using BT FON to avoid exceeding your usage limit.



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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 08-Dec-11 20:49:11
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Re: BT, Talk Talk, or Sky?


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Post your router stats.
In reply to a post by Anonymous:
Also, how should having ADSL2+ installed on my Exchange by March 31st effect my decision?
Probably no effect on your speed at all. Same goes for TT & Sky which are ADSL2+, but we can only tell from your current stats.

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 19 Meg WBC


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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Thu 08-Dec-11 22:09:01
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Re: BT, Talk Talk, or Sky?


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I recently moved from BT to TalkTalk.

TalkTalk tele sales people assured me I would get 9.6mbps on my line. They quoted this to me twice on the phone, also their website gave a similar figure and their paperwork said the same figure.

However tonight I see I am getting 3.3mbps.

My experience over the past month has been very variable for speeds from 3 to 10 mbps. But mostly 6 in the day and 3 in the evening. With BT I was far more consistent around the 6mbps mark.

You pays your money and you take your chance, at least I get free unlimited telephone calls 24/7 now instead of evening and weekends with BT

Dave H
Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 08-Dec-11 22:52:31
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It's all surmise until we see router stats.

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 19 Meg WBC
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Thu 08-Dec-11 23:00:45
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My usage stats

Port Status TxPkts RxPkts Collisions Tx B/s Rx B/s Up Time
WAN PPPoA 384807 599607 0 460 8419 25:40:20
LAN 10M/100M 3775240 2496795 0 1868 795 103:49:54

ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
Connection Speed 3360 kbps 448 kbps
Line Attenuation 53 db 15 db
Noise Margin 3 db 18 db
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Thu 08-Dec-11 23:07:55
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I currently can't use BT FON, to cut down on usage, because i use my own Netgear router. But it's a good idea, if i stay with BT I'll set up the router they sent me and give it a go.
Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 08-Dec-11 23:13:45
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You should be getting about 1 Meg Sync faster now, but you won't benefit from ADSL2+.

What does this: http://speedtester.bt.com/ say?

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 19 Meg WBC
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Thu 08-Dec-11 23:45:24
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BT speedtester results:

Download speedachieved during the test was - 2272 Kbps
For your connection, the acceptable range of speeds is 600-7150 Kbps.
Additional Information:
Your DSL Connection Rate :3360 Kbps(DOWN-STREAM), 448 Kbps(UP-STREAM)
IP Profile for your line is - 2500 Kbps
Standard User E7er
(knowledge is power) Fri 09-Dec-11 10:26:49
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Hi, go with Orange for broadband, landline phone and line rental. Itís like being with BT but you pay Orange prices and if you already have Orange mobile phone contract you get £5 per month knocked off the broadband price. wink

http://shop.orange.co.uk/broadband/

http://help.orange.co.uk/orangeuk/support/personal/b...

Orange WBC 20 Mbps. Sync 11864 kbps Downstream, 1189 kbps Upstream.
Netgear DGN1000 ADSL2+ wireless N 150 Router supplied by Orange
BT Business Hub 2Wire 2700HGV v2 ADSL2+ Dual SSID wireless Router
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