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Standard User tetnes23
(learned) Wed 30-Jan-13 17:07:05
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Time for a change I think


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Hi I have been with vivacity for about 3-4 years now and never had a problem. Recently my exchange got upgraded to 21CN. Vivacity upped my speeds but I have been looking around and feel I should be able to get a better deal price wise. Currently I am paying £32 a month for 60gb limit. This to me seems like an awful lot and tbh money is tight and I need a cheaper alternative.

My current deal
Family 60 - Monthly charge £30.20 with 60GB monthly peak time allowance

Requirments
I P2P a lot so no throttling
I download a lot so a peak cap min of 60gb and of peak no limit (I tend to schedule downloads for off peak time)
I do like to play online game so a nice ping would be great
I would prefer a monthly contract encase any problems arise then I can jump ship easy enough but I would consider a 1 year contract max

Sam knows details
http://www.samknows.com/broadband/exchange/LCBAR

Edited by tetnes23 (Wed 30-Jan-13 17:14:38)

Standard User huwwatkins
(committed) Wed 30-Jan-13 17:19:43
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Re: Time for a change I think


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One of the LLU providers is probably your best bet.
Standard User tetnes23
(regular) Wed 30-Jan-13 17:26:29
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Forgot to mention I am staying clear of LLU. To much hassle If I am not happy and want to switch.

I am taking a seriouse look at the Plusnet unlimited but find it hard to believe they don't throttle.


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Standard User jelv
(knowledge is power) Wed 30-Jan-13 18:16:48
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They don't. They are activating extra capacity to make sure they don't. Only today they added an extra 4.83Gbps: http://usertools.plus.net/status/archive/1359558151.htm

With the way it is being sold if they were not delivering on their promise the Plusnet board would be full of complaints.

jelv

Plusnet user since November 2001
Standard User tetnes23
(regular) Wed 30-Jan-13 19:04:02
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according to this they do

http://www.plus.net/support/broadband/speed_guide/tr...

Little confused lol
Standard User gmoorc
(committed) Wed 30-Jan-13 19:22:44
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Have a read of this which explains their approach very well.
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Wed 30-Jan-13 19:23:50
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It is rather confusing, I agree. Not helped by there being two or three closely related topics covered in different places with a degree of overlap.

The one you link to is valid, only don't think of the "Really busy" section as being worse than it says. For example, the Olympics went through without a hitch and a lot of capacity has been added since then. But if one of the major Plusnet links went down there is a backup plan as described there, and if North Korea chuck a nuclear missile at someone every ISP would be under huge pressure.

The prime link for actual throttling, which used to have rather forbidding tables in every drop-down, not just a bit in a few, is this one. With this very informative blog which explains the effect of the priority levels you just linked to smile. Make sure you read, rather than skip over, the sentence immediately under the picture.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk | Domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost.
Connection - Plusnet UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 54.0/14.9Mbps @ 600m. - BQM

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Wed 30-Jan-13 19:24:34
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"Snap!" smile.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk | Domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost.
Connection - Plusnet UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 54.0/14.9Mbps @ 600m. - BQM

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
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Standard User jelv
(knowledge is power) Wed 30-Jan-13 19:30:28
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Imagine a family with two or three teenagers. If Mum or Dad are trying to use Skype or watch iPlayer and the kids are hammering the connection trying to download the internet using P2P Plusnet's traffic management ensures that Skype and iPlayer are prioritised so they are unaffected and the P2P gets what's left of the line capacity.

jelv

Plusnet user since November 2001
Standard User gmoorc
(committed) Wed 30-Jan-13 19:30:49
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Yes. But I prefer your more verbose and entertaining style smile
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