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Standard User daisymungo
(newbie) Fri 06-Jun-14 12:55:40
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Rural broadband


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We are in a market 1 area with no prospect of improvement.
We are with PlusNet at the moment coming to the end of the contract year.
Post Office broadband and line rental are considerably cheaper, but there are bad reports of this service.
However, there is no TalkTalk provision anywhere near here, so I wonder if the service will be unchanged in fact from what we get via BT at the moment.
Any advice please?
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 06-Jun-14 13:01:38
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Re: Rural broadband


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In no TalkTalk LLU then connection speeds would be the same.

Quality of service may be the factor that varies, since TalkTalk is not renowned for buying lots of capacity on the more expensive BT Wholesale exchanges. Check what price PostOffice offer at your phone number.

NOTE PostOffice has a 100GB fair use policy on its unlimited service.

The author of the above post is a thinkbroadband staff member. It may not constitute an official statement on behalf of thinkbroadband.
Standard User daisymungo
(newbie) Fri 06-Jun-14 19:12:09
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Re: Rural broadband


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The Post Office prices are ridiculously cheap compared to PlusNet or BT - £10 pm compared to £16 (BT) or £16.99 (PlusNet).
We only use about 15GB a month as the speed restricts the usefulness!!
From what you say there is little downside to this offer if there is no TalkTalk here..

Thanks for your help.


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Standard User kitcat
(committed) Fri 06-Jun-14 21:16:37
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Re: Rural broadband


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Check if your exchange is going to get FTTC from a BDUK project, you don't say where in the country you are so we cannot tell you the BDUK site to look at..

Use your phone number in here to see if anything shows in the immediate future. This will give some idea of the potential for a better service and a wider choice of provider.
Standard User deezel
(newbie) Fri 06-Jun-14 22:10:04
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Re: Rural broadband


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I'm in the same boat up here in the NE , rural clapped out exchange with no chance of ever getting fibre or even 21cn I've tried a few isp's and find Enta net to give the best performance and lowest pings , the one i'm with at the moment is a waste of time night time , I'm lucky to get 512 kbps down on a 7150 profile , day time is fine 7300 kbps all day
good luck finding a decent isp anyway
Standard User professor973
(experienced) Sat 07-Jun-14 22:57:34
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Re: Rural broadband


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These resell the same service as the Post Office.
http://www.primussaver.co.uk/unlimited-broadband.htm...
If you are looking for calls around 1p from a top phone provider, look here.
http://www.zen.co.uk/business/voice/phone-services.aspx

Zen Home Talk Plus - Freeola Family Broadband.
http://speedtest.net/result/2690543838.png

Edited by professor973 (Sat 07-Jun-14 23:00:32)

Standard User martinsq
(regular) Sat 07-Jun-14 23:11:17
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Re: Rural broadband


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EASY !

Phone PlusNet, ask for retentions department and ask them to match the PO offer.
They have made promise to do that, and it has worked for me for years.

Usually they give you 'special discount' for another year, sometimes even two years.
Regards,
Martin
Market 1 victim.
Standard User brandscill
(committed) Sun 08-Jun-14 07:47:53
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Re: Rural broadband


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The broadband and phone service I had from the Post Office on my market 1 exchange was flawless. My only problems were the bills they sent to the wrong address all year (I assumed I was paperless until they dropped them all round) and the fact I left during the Talk Talk and customer service switch over which caused a great deal of confusion.

In short, the service they provide is good, the way they organise themselves is poor. This can work to your advantage though, I was meant to pay £60 for the phone line to be installed... never got charged!

Virgin Media 60mb
Standard User daisymungo
(newbie) Sun 08-Jun-14 09:29:26
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Re: Rural broadband


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I tried Primus, but they don't provide broadband here.
Standard User professor973
(experienced) Sun 08-Jun-14 13:47:28
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They resell TalkTalk EXACTLY the same as the Post Office.
See note at bottom here - http://www.broadband.co.uk/broadband/providers/primus/

Zen Home Talk Plus - Freeola Family Broadband.
http://speedtest.net/result/2690543838.png

Edited by professor973 (Sun 08-Jun-14 13:51:02)

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