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Standard User beardedwonder
(regular) Fri 28-Mar-14 15:17:13
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Moving House


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Hi,

I'm moving house soon to a FTTC area, the BT speed predictor says 79-80 down and 19-20 up.

The current owners are on Virgin Media, there is a BT socket downstairs but they haven't been using it. I'm thinking about going for Plusnet. I would like a service that isn't 'meddled' with, I run a Slingbox for relatives in Australia so will need lots of upload bandwidth in the middle of the day.

I need an unlimited connection, don't really need IPV6 or a static IP.

From what I've seen Plusnet and Zen fall into my price range with my requirements. The only problem I can see is getting charged for connecting the phone line and any delay involved with sorting that out.
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(staff) Fri 28-Mar-14 15:28:29
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"The only problem I can see is getting charged for connecting the phone line and any delay involved with sorting that out. "

From what you've said yes, that will be the issue. So a mobile dongle or tethering to tide you over for banking is best when moving.

If you checked speeds using postcode, I would suggest going back and double checking using the full address part of the checkers just to be sure on speeds.

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Standard User beardedwonder
(regular) Fri 28-Mar-14 17:17:57
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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
If you checked speeds using postcode, I would suggest going back and double checking using the full address part of the checkers just to be sure on speeds.

I used the phone number of a newsagents that's across the street and a few doors down. the full address gives the same speed prediction.

Is there a standard charge for reconnection? If the phone line is already in place does the engineer just have to phone BT to enable the line?

Thanks for your help.


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(staff) Fri 28-Mar-14 17:23:07
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There are standard wholesale charges, but at the retail level they vary greatly with various promotions that change weekly, so best to get quotes from providers. Generally £30 to £50 is the norm, absolute worst case if you went for a 1 month contract type service should be around £120.

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
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Standard User beardedwonder
(regular) Fri 28-Mar-14 17:55:52
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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
There are standard wholesale charges, but at the retail level they vary greatly with various promotions that change weekly, so best to get quotes from providers. Generally £30 to £50 is the norm, absolute worst case if you went for a 1 month contract type service should be around £120.

When the move is closer I will ring around and see if I can get an engineer booked as near to the moving in date as possible.

Thanks again for your help.
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