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Standard User samulam
(committed) Sun 21-Dec-14 20:32:39
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Hi, does anybody know the consequences of the takeover (if approved ) of EE by BT. Do we get new BT routers ? etc.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sun 21-Dec-14 20:38:42
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At this stage no.

EE Home broadband might even continue as a sub brand

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Standard User TheEulerID
(regular) Sun 21-Dec-14 21:05:26
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I imagine nothing much would change for some time. Who knows what will happen to the whole branding thing. It's not impossible that BT will want to retain existing retail arrangements to create some separation (after all, Plusnet is run very differently to BT Retail).


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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 21-Dec-14 23:16:53
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Hang on! They haven't even bought them yet.

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 20 Meg WBC
Standard User smurf46
(member) Fri 26-Dec-14 22:45:42
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In reply to a post by XRaySpeX:
Hang on! They haven't even bought them yet.


No, and if they do their due diligence properly (as I expect, it's BT and they're not stupid) then Orange/T-mobile/EE will get hammered, and rightly so. Frankly I think the whole shenanigans (and that's the right word for this cobbled-together outfit) needs to be ripped apart and rebuilt from scratch. EE never had a future (nor Orange in FT's hands, but at least they ditched that advertising moniker, which was never so inappropriate). The mobile Pipex. And there's a lesson for BT.

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 26-Dec-14 23:11:45
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FT?

The OP was asking about effect on users, like routers, not the commercial ramifications.

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 20 Meg WBC
Standard User BuckleZ
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 27-Dec-14 13:30:42
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It's only in talks for the mobile side...as for broadband who knows whats going on there.

Standard User PS123
(newbie) Tue 20-Jan-15 20:39:28
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FT = France Telecom
Standard User DarkKobra1977
(learned) Tue 20-Jan-15 22:37:24
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Abysmal customer service for starters. Technical help = awful. and an increase in desire to change ISPs..... That's just for starters!!!

Freeserve> BTADSL 512k > 1Mb> ADSL Max (rubbish) > Be ADSL2+ (Brilliant ISP) 8mb> BT Broadband 5Mb >]Bt Infinity 2 - Was 75 / 18 for 4 weeks now 53 / 12 @ 200m - 250m.... :/
Standard User RogN
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 02-Apr-15 13:15:18
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And PN was good at first but now they are going down hill, think BT have turned the thumb screws on them.
Standard User Oliver341
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 02-Apr-15 14:02:24
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In reply to a post by RogN:
And PN was good at first but now they are going down hill, think BT have turned the thumb screws on them.

That took a while then, BT has owned Plusnet for almost 9 years. And I had plenty of issues with Plusnet just prior to the BT takeover.

Oliver.
Standard User azrael316
(newbie) Thu 02-Apr-15 15:09:46
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More recently, yes. It is, internally at least, BT in all but name.
Standard User E7er
(knowledge is power) Thu 02-Apr-15 23:00:55
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I have been pleased with my EE/Orange broadband performance since the move to BTwhole network in 2010 and look forward for it to continue with BT/EE broadband. smile

(Back in 2010) BT will take over Orange's fixed-line business, with 61 Orange staff moving to BT as part of the process. http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/4215-orange-hand-...

2015 BT takeover EE https://www.prospect.org.uk/select_an_industry/telec...

EE Film Club replaces Orange Wednesdays http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2015/03/ee-film-club-is-you...

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tech/news/a636213/ee-sof...

EE broadband WBC 20 Mbps unlimited. Sync 15282 kbps Downstream, 1276 kbps Upstream. thinkbroadband/SpeedTest
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Standard User zom22
(member) Fri 03-Apr-15 09:26:36
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Look - is is really too difficult to understand
Plusnet is a low cost brand aimed at the ultra price sensitive.

You can see this by the advertising type -first it was the TV series Big Brother, now it is 'cashback'.
It's hardly aimed at the 'professional qualified in high quality employment' as the socio-economic experts would put it.
Indeed a perusal of the discussion forums would tell you this for yourself.

It is no longer a niche ISP and has not been for many years - it is now a mass market ISP aimed at the 'great unwashed'.
They have not far short of a million subscribers and what an individual subscriber thinks or wants is of no interest to them.

Those who think it is or should be still niche need to move on so something like AAISP, but of course like everything else in life if you want a superb service, phones answered in seconds, high quality tech advise on tap etc then you are going to have to pay for it.
Standard User RogN
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 03-Apr-15 17:19:14
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I was trying to make the point that EE would change if taken over. And the example of PN is that at first they were brilliant from the takeover, but not anymore. That may have taken a while at PN, but perhaps the mood has changed at BT and it will not be long before EE gets seriously affected by the change, and not for the better.

It was part of wondering if EE was a good change from PN.
Standard User DJS
(member) Sat 23-May-15 15:28:05
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Sorry? I've been with PN for over 3 years now and have had no problems. In fact, I can't fault their customer service at all.

Standard User RogN
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 23-May-15 16:10:22
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I am pleased that not everyone has had bad service, but at 3 years you are a new boy to PN! After the BT takeover they were great back to the old PN, but slowly BT have ousted the old staff and brought in BT bosses and that has changed things and it aint what it was and I aint stopping with them despite being with them in double figures of years.
Standard User RogN
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 23-May-15 16:17:13
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But you do know that slowly BT staff have been introduced to replace the old PN staff and that is now having an effect on service. I agree that immediately before the takeover PN had sunk to the lowest levels and this forum was very hot because some of us had been chucked off PN forums, one even removed as a customer, then BT took over and the old staff changed back to the good days of PN, but it is the staff changes over the last few years and the new model for PN that have caused the present changes for the worst.
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