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Standard User willsweet2
(newbie) Sat 26-Nov-11 16:56:54
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Switching to BT Broadband. What can I expect?


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I have come to the end of my tether with Plusnet and so I'm switching my Broadband service to BT. I am Ordering the 'Unlimited Broadband and Calls' package.

I have a few questions...

1 - What speeds are you guys getting on BT's up to 20 meg or 8 meg packages?
2 - How is reliability, is BT down often?
3 - Is it likely that I will get a discount on that package as I already have Anytime calls with BT?
4 - What is the wireless like on the HomeHub 3 and is it Wireless 'N' Technology?
5 - How long do you reckon a transfer of just Broadband from Plusnet to BT is likely to take?

Thanks for your time.
Standard User NilSatisOptimum
(member) Sat 26-Nov-11 17:16:16
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1, without your down attenuation who knows what speed you will get. Attenuation figure and Sam knows site will help.
2, For me one day in six years that I have noticed!
3, You can always ask!
4, Your enviroment will have far greater bearing.
5, ?

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Standard User willsweet2
(newbie) Sat 26-Nov-11 17:19:29
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Re: Switching to BT Broadband. What can I expect?


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Thanks so much NilSatisOptimum,

What speed do you get? Can you do a SpeedTest.Net test for me now please it would be much appreciated.


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Standard User willsweet2
(newbie) Sat 26-Nov-11 17:42:21
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1, without your down attenuation who knows what speed you will get. Attenuation figure and Sam knows site will help.


What is your current speed according to SpeedTest.Net?
Standard User NilSatisOptimum
(member) Sat 26-Nov-11 17:46:47
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I cant see how that will help you, As its unlikely we are in the same area, on the same exchange with the same attenuation, with the same line conditions and same setup. Then still it could be very different.

If you are unwilling to put up your current stats, then sam knows will point you, Kitz will tell and the broadband map here will guide you.

Attenuation of 41 Speed 5.80 ADSLMAX

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Standard User willsweet2
(newbie) Sat 26-Nov-11 17:48:28
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I cant see how that will help you, As its unlikely we are in the same area, on the same exchange with the same attenuation

I know, I'm just interested in what other BT users get.
Standard User NilSatisOptimum
(member) Sat 26-Nov-11 18:00:40
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It very rarely changes, Attenuation of 41 sync at 7168, profile of 6mbps, speed tests very rarely drops below 5mbps whatever time of day.

I get better sync from the 2wire, which will get me 6.5 mbps profile, however i like the using the HH2 due to hub phone as I'm too tight to buy a new phone or have wires everywehere using both.

http://www.speedtest.net/result/1614205105.png

http://www.speedtest.net/result/1614213161.png

http://www.speedtest.net/result/1614215508.png

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Edited by NilSatisOptimum (Sat 26-Nov-11 18:11:17)

Standard User willsweet2
(newbie) Sat 26-Nov-11 18:09:51
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Thanks for that. The upload speed of 0.38 is exactly the same as mine, it never changes with my connection. Just a shame my speed is 3.21meg.
Standard User willsweet2
(newbie) Sat 26-Nov-11 18:11:48
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Does anyone else have any answers?
Standard User NilSatisOptimum
(member) Sat 26-Nov-11 18:14:42
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You would get higher upload on LLU or 21cn. What does Sam knows site say about your exchange

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Standard User willsweet2
(newbie) Sat 26-Nov-11 18:15:59
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Only TalkTalk (laugh yeah right) or Sky (don't want Calls and Line Rental away from BT).
Standard User NilSatisOptimum
(member) Sat 26-Nov-11 18:19:08
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Same here, on all three accounts, I'm going with a reseller of TT llu just after the new year, I can keep my phone with BT etc. No 21cn planned on my exchange so i thought i would give LLu a try, short contract too

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 26-Nov-11 20:24:46
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Does anyone else have any answers?
Our answers to the Q you posed are immaterial to you. The only relevant info for assessing what speeds you will get are your current router stats, which you have been asked for but have refused to reveal frown.

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Standard User NilSatisOptimum
(member) Sat 26-Nov-11 20:55:47
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And here . http://forums.thinkbroadband.com/unhappiness/t/40683...

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Edited by NilSatisOptimum (Sat 26-Nov-11 20:56:19)

Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sat 26-Nov-11 23:46:01
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smile
I assume you have therefore read the opening post of that thread. Interesting therefore to see his recommendation to someone else here, and his moving back to BT himself in this thread.

He already knows the answers to his questions from his own experience crazy.

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Standard User NilSatisOptimum
(member) Sun 27-Nov-11 00:27:59
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Nowt stranger than folk confused

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Standard User shrimper1
(member) Sun 27-Nov-11 00:30:23
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Re: Switching to BT Broadband. What can I expect?


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In reply to a post by willsweet2:
I have come to the end of my tether with Plusnet and so I'm switching my Broadband service to BT. I am Ordering the 'Unlimited Broadband and Calls' package.

I have a few questions...

5 - How long do you reckon a transfer of just Broadband from Plusnet to BT is likely to take?
Thanks for your time.


If it helps, I am switching to BT from another ISP, and it will happen on 12th Dec, after accepting a BT contract on 25th Nov. So in my case 17 days.
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sun 27-Nov-11 00:41:09
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http://www.thinkbroadband.com/isp/compare.html?isp_7...

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Standard User G3UZF
(committed) Sun 27-Nov-11 08:38:04
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Been with BT Broadband for 7+ years.

Never seen an outage and speeds are the same any time of day or night.

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Standard User reserved
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 27-Nov-11 08:41:29
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You were getting 6mb here

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Standard User m0aur
(committed) Sun 27-Nov-11 10:34:10
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Pyramid selling creates terrefic loyalty!

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Pyramid schemes are not legal.

I believe you are referring to the Plusnet referral scheme, which is not a pyramid scheme, and not at all like the MLM scheme Tiscali used to run either

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sun 27-Nov-11 22:39:21
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Pyramid selling creates terrefic loyalty!
?
Not a clue what that is about! What's the relevance to my post that it is a reply to?

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