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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Thu 26-Apr-12 14:31:29
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What is the difference between Plus net BB and John lewis?


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Alright, from what I can tell John Lewis basically is Plusnet, but are there any key differences? Be it price, FUP or whatever. I'm looking at the unlimited packages in particular. Never been a fan of BT so if Plusnet or John Lewis are more viable for my 'unlimited' needs I would prefer to go with one of those providers.

Do Plusnet and John Lewis use different routers? Also a factor in my decision if one of them provides a better router. (Sorry my budget is tight so I don't want to have to buy new routers and so on)

Anyone able to shine a bit of light on this for me? Thanks for your time.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Thu 26-Apr-12 14:40:29
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Re: What is the difference between Plus net BB and John lewi


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If memory serves me right, while plusnet has unlimited over night, there is no unlimited during the early evening, so John Lewis is better in that respect.

There may be some differences in the priorities given to types of traffic if you read the traffic management sections carefully.

Router is Technicolour TG585N on ADSL2+
https://www.johnlewisbroadband.com/faq/#wifirouters

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www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Thu 26-Apr-12 14:58:08
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Re: What is the difference between Plus net BB and John lewi


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Alright so John Lewis does sound better for my needs. Thank you.

Do you know if the Technicolour TG585N is a good reliable router? Also my exchange isn't ADSL2+ enabled, not sure if that matters?


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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Thu 26-Apr-12 15:02:54
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Re: What is the difference between Plus net BB and John lewi


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Plusnet is in effect only 10 days notice if you want to leave within the 12 months. You have to pay the initial connection charge and also for the "free" router, that's all.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - Plusnet Value Fibre.

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Thu 26-Apr-12 15:04:58
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Also, it can matter which exchange you are on. Plusnet prices vary by type of exchange.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - Plusnet Value Fibre.

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
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Standard User Deadbeat
(knowledge is power) Thu 26-Apr-12 16:22:38
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Re: What is the difference between Plus net BB and John lewi


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In reply to a post by Anonymous:
.... Never been a fan of BT so if Plusnet.....

Last time I looked, PlusNet were BT.
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Thu 26-Apr-12 16:25:44
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In reply to a post by Deadbeat:
In reply to a post by Anonymous:
.... Never been a fan of BT so if Plusnet.....
Last time I looked, PlusNet were BT.
Bentley and Audi are Volkswagen. Almost totally irrelevant.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - Plusnet Value Fibre.

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
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Standard User dspillett
(committed) Thu 26-Apr-12 16:27:40
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Re: What is the difference between Plus net BB and John lewi


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In reply to a post by Deadbeat:
In reply to a post by Anonymous:
.... Never been a fan of BT so if Plusnet.....
Last time I looked, PlusNet were BT.
That is true (BT own PlusNet) but from an ISP infrastructure PoV they are not the same and from a customer support/service PoV they are not either (like the relationship between O2 and Be (which O2 own)).

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Thu 26-Apr-12 22:49:17
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I suspect the "John Lewis ISP" is just a "branch" of PlusNet, with JL doing the marketing and taking a cut.
As PlusNet wows to match anyone's internet deals, it should be possible to get the 'JL deal' from PlusNet directly...
Regards,
Martin
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Thu 26-Apr-12 23:03:52
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Suspect? Its public knowledge that Plusnet run the service

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