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Standard User shadersrjj
(newbie) Sat 19-Jan-13 17:27:55
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Which Provider?


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I have been with AOL for over ten years but the average speed has now dropped to 200Kb on peak. I can get a full speed (~8Mb) service off-peak so it's not my set-up (Which AOL tell me it is!). I live in a fairly rural location (Elmley Castle) but am close to the exchange. My question is given the exchange has no LLU presence i(ADSL Max enabled only) is the slow speed an ISP issue or and exchange issue? If it's the ISP is there anyone who will be better (cost within reason is not so much of an issue)?

I am currently consider plusnet.

Thanks in Advance
ShadersRJJ
Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 20-Jan-13 01:23:49
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You should get the same speed from all ISPs as your exchange is "Up to 8 Meg" IPStream only, other than exchange congestion, which is unlikely as it is a small exchange, or ISP core network congestion.

There is no point in being with AOL there as they have no LLU.

Have a look at BT themselves, Plusnet and EE.

Do you have your phone with BT? Do you want to keep it that way?

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
Standard User E7er
(knowledge is power) Sun 20-Jan-13 11:47:55
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I think Plusnet is a good choice for your fairly rural location.

Plusnet Unlimited Broadband
A perfect package for large families, downloaders and gamers.
Unlimited monthly usage
Up to 16Mb speeds
from £9.99 a month

http://www.plus.net/home-broadband/broadband-only/

I donít like BT with all the performance of having to go with BT Yahoo mail.

My Broadband Speed Test
EE broadband WBC 20 Mbps. Sync 11864 kbps Downstream, 1189 kbps Upstream.
Bright Box ADSL2+ wireless N Router supplied by Orange
BT Business Hub 2Wire 2700HGV v2 ADSL2+ Dual SSID wireless Router


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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Sun 20-Jan-13 11:50:47
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I donít like BT with all the performance of having to go with BT Yahoo mail.
I see Sky are moving their email provider from Google to Yahoo smile


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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 20-Jan-13 12:22:43
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I donít like BT with all the performance of having to go with BT Yahoo mail.
How long before EE does similar? At the mo' email is hosted by France Telecom.

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
Moderator billford
(moderator) Sun 20-Jan-13 12:29:45
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I donít like BT with all the performance of having to go with BT Yahoo mail.
So use a third-party email provider... saves a lot of hassle in the long run whoever your ISP is.

Bill
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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 20-Jan-13 12:39:50
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Or use O2 email. It's free, unlike mail hosts and domain providers if that's what you mean, and does not require having BB with them, just any network's mobile to register.

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
Moderator billford
(moderator) Sun 20-Jan-13 12:41:31
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Or use O2 email.
In this context, O2 is a third-party email provider tongue

Bill
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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 20-Jan-13 12:46:45
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Good! So is the Hotmails & GMails of this world but a lot of sites refuse you to register with them with these addys cuz of their propensity to get hacked and get spam. Not so with O2.

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
Standard User E7er
(knowledge is power) Sun 20-Jan-13 12:52:50
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In reply to a post by BatBoy:
In reply to a post by E7er:
I donít like BT with all the performance of having to go with BT Yahoo mail.
I see Sky are moving their email provider from Google to Yahoo smile
Shame for Sky users, Yahoo no thanks! I have dial-up account with Free-Online.co.uk now merged with Plusnet and can still use the email account also use email account and dial-up with Tiscali.co.uk now merged with TalkTalk. smile smile

https://portal.plus.net/index_nlp.html

https://myaccount.talktalk.co.uk/login/

My Broadband Speed Test
EE broadband WBC 20 Mbps. Sync 11864 kbps Downstream, 1189 kbps Upstream.
Bright Box ADSL2+ wireless N Router supplied by Orange
BT Business Hub 2Wire 2700HGV v2 ADSL2+ Dual SSID wireless Router
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