It would be easier to answer the questions if you weren't looking at a change to FTTC as soon as possible. That 1 June date is probably just a place-holder though and could easily slip again.
ADSL24 have some very good products available on that exchange, but the choice is affected by the different contract lengths some of them have. Also what to do about the phone line is very much dependent on whether or not you decide to go for BT Infinity for the FTTC, as they require you to have line rental with them as well.
I need a bit more info now.
1) Which products of theirs are you thinking of?
2) How much do you download and upload per month, and could any heavy stuff be scheduled to be downloaded overnight?
3) If you have no idea about the amount of traffic, what do you do on the net? In particular, lots of torrents/P2P, gaming, YouTube, TV catchup and other similar things?
4) Do you know how to find your router stats? We could do with you posting those. See here
The MAC is for just the broadband. The phone line is separate, but if you have a phone/broadband bundle with Orange you need to find out what will happen there. They seem to get confused sometimes and end up cutting off both.
In the past, they used to refuse to accept notice on the broadband until the migration had completed. Which means you have to pay a month after you have left. I believe that to be either illegal or at least outside the MAC rules, but no-one seems ever to have challenged them about it.
At some time, but not yet,( let's discuss the broadband and FTTC first), you need to talk to ADSL24. James might even pick up this thread
Were you on LLU with Orange before they passed it over to BT Wholesale? I'm wondering if there may be a problem with retaining your existing phone number if and when you move the line rental. Would that matter?
It could be worthwhile considering the Post Office for the phone, as I think the ADSL24 phone rental is 12-months. The PO is on 15 days notice so wouldn't tie you down. You can have most, (possibly all), of the ADSL24 broadband packages on that.
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