If when signing up you tell them you want to transfer an existing phone number then this will trigger the cease system of the Plusnet side
i.e. its the request to port the number between the two networks that start a cease process
Thanks for your reply, MrSaffron.
It sounds as if asking Virgin to transfer our existing phone number from Plusnet would result in our Plusnet broadband being terminated at the same time, which would be great, because dealing with that myself is another stress I really don't need right now!
Managed to forget about that Virgin deal ending last night, so the £75 voucher or £50 off bill has ended, but the M100 internet and phone package looks to still be £27pcm and Topcashback are still offering £130 cashback for that package... Which effectively makes the M100 package ~£16pcm.
Might try tethering my mobile once again to the PC to test the Three speed and gaming latency, before signing up to Virgin, because their unlimited data/call/text SIMs are ~£18pcm and it would make our hopeful house move this year at some point that little bit easier.
Edit: Just ran the Thinkbroadband speed test on Plusnet and then tethering Three mobile...
Plusnet 18.5Mbps d/l, 4.2Mbps u/l
Three 26.3Mbps d/l, 10.3Mbps u/l
That Three result is massively better than I got a month or so back in SO18, sadly not in my test history, but from memory the best I got was ~10Mbps d/l and ~1Mbps u/l (and other results were ~3Mbps d/l).
That speed result is a game changer, better than any speed test we've had through various BT network ISPs over the past ~13 years at this address. Not as quick as a potential ~100Mbps from Virgin, but offers portability including no issues as and when we hopefully move!
Done three Three speed tests over last ~45mins and they were all better than Plusnet result (although last one a few mins ago was only maginally beter).
A few games of Rocket League were mostly ok with latency roughly doubled to ~70ms, but I had a period where it spiked to over 100ms and caused a lag issues in a fast game.
A dodgy Plusnet fibre connection (~18000/4500mbps) due to archiac internal wiring
Edited by SteveC (Fri 03-Jan-20 08:28:02)