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Standard User robl2608
(newbie) Tue 03-Jul-12 20:25:46
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Advice on changing ISP please


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I am currently on the O2 All Rounder package (12 month contract): <20Mb broadband + anytime calls + line rental = £31. I am now out of contract.

I have been looking at BT Infinity, which for a similar package, comes in approx. the same cost, but <38Mb and an 18 month contract. Also, I could get £80 on TopCashback.

Is this a good choice and would I get an appreciable increase in speed or would you recommend alternatives?

According to a speed test I just did, I get: 11.16Mb download and 1.08Mb upload.
My exchange is: EABRW.

Thanks in advance.
Standard User scopio
(learned) Tue 03-Jul-12 21:40:12
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I have been looking at BT Infinity, which for a similar package, comes in approx. the same cost, but <38Mb and an 18 month contract. Also, I could get £80 on TopCashback.


I was out of contract The All Rounder as below, and enquired with o2 about the special offers and they offered this;
My package The All Rounder
Full monthly charge £ 28.00 Line rental included
Monthly charge including offers £ 16.75
Contract 12 months 20Mb broadband + weekend calls + line rental
15.19Mb download and 1.16Mb upload.

I don't need hyper download or upload speed for what I do on the internet (no games, no p2p etc) so I was happy to accept the offer!

For yourself, you have to evaluate if you need 38Mb download and the extra cost and aggrevation of the change over!
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Tue 03-Jul-12 21:41:18
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Hi,
Will you post your current router line stats the link below will help.

http://www.kitz.co.uk/adsl/frogstats.php

The info from them will be handy.

Mac


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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 03-Jul-12 23:31:31
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In reply to a post by robl2608:
I am currently on the O2 All Rounder package (12 month contract): <20Mb broadband + anytime calls + line rental = £31. I am now out of contract.

I have been looking at BT Infinity, which for a similar package, comes in approx. the same cost, but <38Mb and an 18 month contract. Also, I could get £80 on TopCashback.

Is this a good choice and would I get an appreciable increase in speed or would you recommend alternatives?

According to a speed test I just did, I get: 11.16Mb download and 1.08Mb upload.
My exchange is: EABRW.

Thanks in advance.
Isn't that a 40GB allowance package?

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - Plusnet Value Fibre 80/20 trial.

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 03-Jul-12 23:32:41
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Hi,
Will you post your current router line stats the link below will help.

http://www.kitz.co.uk/adsl/frogstats.php

The info from them will be handy.

Mac
What for? They are dependent on distance from the exchange, and Infinity isn't.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - Plusnet Value Fibre 80/20 trial.

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 03-Jul-12 23:37:23
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In reply to a post by robl2608:
I have been looking at BT Infinity .... Is this a good choice and would I get an appreciable increase in speed or would you recommend alternatives?

According to a speed test I just did, I get: 11.16Mb download and 1.08Mb upload.
My exchange is: EABRW.
Have you checked your phone number in this checker? A lot of areas on that exchange weren't scheduled (in the Dec 2011 data) for FTTC, which means no Infinity.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - Plusnet Value Fibre 80/20 trial.

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Wed 04-Jul-12 13:43:20
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Re: Advice on changing ISP please


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In reply to a post by RobertoS:
In reply to a post by Anonymous:
Hi,
Will you post your current router line stats the link below will help.

http://www.kitz.co.uk/adsl/frogstats.php

The info from them will be handy.

Mac
What for? They are dependent on distance from the exchange, and Infinity isn't.

True if you are concentrating only on a fibre connection but the OP did say
or would you recommend alternatives?

rightly or wrongly I thought the OP didn't mean he/she was only interested in a fibre connection.

Mac
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Wed 04-Jul-12 14:02:11
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'Doh smile.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - Plusnet Value Fibre 80/20 trial.

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Wed 04-Jul-12 21:34:18
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Yes it is a 40GB package.

My stats are (not that I know what they mean):

Bandwidth (Up/Down) [kbps/kbps]: 1.334 / 15.670

Data Transferred (Sent/Received) [GB/GB]: 2,39 / 2,01

Output Power (Up/Down) [dBm]: 12,1 / 18,5

Line Attenuation (Up/Down) [dB]: 12,8 / 23,5

SN Margin (Up/Down) [dB]: 6,6 / 6,1

FEC Errors (Up/Down): 0 / 133.988

CRC Errors (Up/Down): 1.659 / 97

HEC Errors (Up/Down): 1.319 / 79


Thanks, Rob.
Standard User robl2608
(newbie) Wed 04-Jul-12 21:39:51
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RobertoS

The BT website suggested I could receive Infinty and I used the (BT Wholesale) checker you suggested and amongst other provision it specified:

Our test also indicates that your line currently supports a fibre technology with an estimated WBC FTTC Broadband where consumers have received downstream line speed of 72.3Mbps and upstream line speed of 20Mbps.

Thanks, Rob.
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