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Standard User Deft
(committed) Thu 28-Feb-13 20:35:57
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Any difference in ADSL max suppliers?


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I'm moving to an exchange (Bridge) that only has ADSL max, will there be any noticeable difference in suppliers given that it is pretty much all BT wholesale? I guess the re-seller can still stuff up their network side of things or do they have little influence? Looks like I will get close to the 8mbit max available but can't see any obvious info about getting better speeds anytime soon (strange as Canterbury is only 3 miles away and has lots of FTTC).
We use a fair bit of Netflix, some very occasional binary Usenet but no P2P. Online gaming with PS3 too but pretty rarely.
I'd rather have at least a nominally 'unlimited' service than a fixed cap, upto £20/month is fine. Any suggestions?
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(staff) Thu 28-Feb-13 20:46:11
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Connection speed little difference but performance at peak times can vary a lot, so avoid Sky Connect and O2 Access

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Standard User 4M2
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 28-Feb-13 21:00:57
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Plusnet Unlimited, broadband only, 12 month contract, Market 1 exchange = £16.99 per month. If you stretch the budget a little then I believe the upstream sync speed can be uncapped to 832Kbps from 448Kbps for £7.83 per month on ADSL MAX...


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Standard User Deft
(committed) Thu 28-Feb-13 21:01:58
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What about exchange contention? Presumably we are all mostly competing with each other given that there is only one LLU supplier (talk talk). I'm not too keen on Talk Talk but am wondering if using their LLU service might keep me away from everyone else?
Standard User warweezil
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 28-Feb-13 22:58:56
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If TalkTalk have LLU at that exchange and you are not keen on them - talk to Vivaciti about Surfwise Variety - as that is what I have on my TT enabled exchange (SWPM) For me it offered the advantage of pretty much unlimited ADSL2 without the problems of talktalks strange customer service ideas.

It cant hurt to check it out.

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Standard User baby_frogmella
(experienced) Thu 28-Feb-13 23:52:47
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If top quality phone support is a must then go with Xilo or Vivaciti on their TalkTalk LLU based broadband. However if you don't mind using forum support and want to save a few bob in the process then consider going with TalkTalk direct. Contrary to popular opinion, TalkTalk's service is fine if no line/equipment issues. In the 2+ years i've been with TalkTalk, not had a single outage (touch wood) and always get line speeds of 18 meg 24/7. So not bad for the UK's most hated isp smirk

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Moderator billford
(moderator) Thu 28-Feb-13 23:54:55
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In reply to a post by baby_frogmella:
However if you don't mind using forum support ... not had a single outage (touch wood)
Forum support is of little use if you have an outage tongue

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Standard User baby_frogmella
(experienced) Thu 28-Feb-13 23:57:49
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also once you go to a LLU (ADSL2+) service, you'll never go back to a BT 20CN service again smile

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Standard User baby_frogmella
(experienced) Fri 01-Mar-13 00:01:25
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In reply to a post by billford:
In reply to a post by baby_frogmella:
However if you don't mind using forum support ... not had a single outage (touch wood)
Forum support is of little use if you have an outage tongue


In the year 2013 i am sure you can access the internet via smartphone, neighbours/friends/relatives pc or the library pc's smirk

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Moderator billford
(moderator) Fri 01-Mar-13 00:07:47
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In reply to a post by baby_frogmella:
In the year 2013 i am sure you can access the internet via smartphone, neighbours/friends/relatives pc or the library pc's smirk
True, if you have them... but with decent telephone support you wouldn't need them.

Especially at 3am or thereabouts tongue

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