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Please dont vote cold because you dont have BT broadband!
I have put this in deals rather than freebies as P&P applies and i know how much a few certain people like to nit-pick

If you do have BTBB and have extension socketsand a certain type of socket you may be eligable to a free I-plate, p&p is only £1.20 and added to your next broadband bill, Normally £11.73!

This device is to help increas speed. its not guarenteed, but i havce heard from a few people that its worked! simply connects to your socket,

ORDER HERE : http://www.bt.com/accelerator
INFO HERE: http://www.shop.bt.com/products/bt-i-plate-58LT.html?q=iplate
REVIEWS HERE : http://www.shop.bt.com/products/bt-i-plate-58LT.html?q=iplate#reviews
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#1
Just read a review from last year.

Simply put, it says 'you pay £90 for an engineer to come and make your Web go faster and if he fails to improve it by half a meg (0.5Mbps), you get your money back.'

Wonder if you try it with this offer, and if you don't get a faster service, you could still ask for £90?? Hmmm
#2
Cheers for this, i'm not with BT Broadband (am with O2) but do have a BT line and it let me order no problem after I had put in my landline number and postcode. Just says it will add a one off £1.20 to my next phone bill.

Heard varying reports about these so worth a shot for £1.20 I guess.
#3
Anyone know where I can find instructions on how to install it

Edit

Found this on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbHbOJIsTPw
#4
You can do the same thing an iPlate does by opening up your phone socket and removing a couple of the redundant cables which are always wired by BT. Will try and find the link. I did this with my BT socket and increased my d/l speed considerably!
#5
Is it the bell wire you remove?
#6
#7
wozwebs;5629240
Cheers for this, i'm not with BT Broadband (am with O2) but do have a BT line and it let me order no problem after I had put in my landline number and postcode. Just says it will add a one off £1.20 to my next phone bill.

Heard varying reports about these so worth a shot for £1.20 I guess.


Don't be surprised if you are billed full price!!!

BT Broadband Accelerator is BT Total Broadband's new name for the I-Plate. Available to BT Total Broadband customers only. Other customers please see www.shop.bt.com/iplate. Limited to one per broadband account. You only need pay the postage of £1.20 A speed increase after fitting an accelerator is not guaranteed – especially if you already have a speed close to the maximum limit (8Mb for ADSL or 20Mb for ADSL2+).
#8
I paid full price for two of these from Tamar Telecom a while back.

One installation did nothing, but the one at my house speed increased by nearly 2 MB!

Recommended at this price. SCORCHIO!
#9
mb1
I paid full price for two of these from Tamar Telecom a while back.

One installation did nothing, but the one at my house speed increased by nearly 2 MB!

Recommended at this price. SCORCHIO!

Does the Broadband line from my router need to be connected directly to this box?
#10
Many people report an increase in download with these but for some reason upload seems to decrease...dont get one if you need your upload speed. Good price though
1 Like #11
ManiZ
You can do the same thing an iPlate does by opening up your phone socket and removing a couple of the redundant cables which are always wired by BT. Will try and find the link. I did this with my BT socket and increased my d/l speed considerably!


i followed these instructions
http://www.jarviser.co.uk/jarviser/bellwirenutshell.html
and my line went from 5mb to 7mb, its dead easy to do and free
#12
mb1
I paid full price for two of these from Tamar Telecom a while back.

One installation did nothing, but the one at my house speed increased by nearly 2 MB!

Recommended at this price. SCORCHIO!


mmm. Are you saying you tried two identical ones from the same supplier and one did nothing but the other raised the speed? Does that not mean the first one is faulty? Frankly, I wasted £10 on one and it made no difference so I might get another one to see if it's better. (My existing one came from Tamar too!)
:?
#13
Thanks for this, heat added :)
#14
I have a BT iplate installed on my master socket - takes about 30 seconds to fit.

Longest part of installation is fitting the new slightly longer screws.

Bought mine here :thumbsup: rather than BT (same product, BT just usually charge more).

If you do fit one, take some speed tests before and after. Mine went up 1.5mb instantly. Then after the BRAS profile had synched at a higher rate for 3 days, it went up another 0.5mb.

So, I received a 2mb increase for under a tenner :thumbsup:

I recommended this to colleagues and they saw increases of between 0.5mb and 2mb.
#15
Seem to remember reading these things only make a difference if you have more than one socket on your line in the house.
#16
Nice One:thinking:
#17
Hmm, I had one of these fitted for free, I'm with AOL. I complained about the quality of the service about 3 years ago, eventually AOL had a BT engineer sent out to investiage, he fitted the plate at no extra cost, it improved my speed and disconnection issues significantly.
#18
BT found out about a year ago that the bell wire that is a now-redundant part of the telephone circuit was acting like a giant aerial and picking up interference from fluorescent lights, microwaves and even old TVs, disrupting the ADSL signal. The new 'iplate' cuts this wire and eliminates the interference. It will not work for everyone as not everyone's slow speed is down to magnetic interference. But for people who live near the exchange and know they should be getting higher speeds and have never been able to figure out why they haven't, these things are a miracle. Of course you can cut the wires yourself... if you know what you are doing, and have the requisite chutzpah (which is not a wire-cutting implement, btw).

Oh - and it can work for you if you're not on BT - it applies to any ADSL connection. Just bear in mind it doesn't work for everyone.
#19
todd
Thanks for this, heat added :)


Miss you x
#20
so i am currently with Tiscali but my phone call is from BT can I still get this?
#21
DP:

Just ordered one (o2 BB) and managed to get it sent out to me with just my phone number and address, and the charges added to my bill. There is a massive opportunity for misuse here.
#22
mb1
I paid full price for two of these from Tamar Telecom a while back.

One installation did nothing, but the one at my house speed increased by nearly 2 MB!

Recommended at this price. SCORCHIO!


These only help if you are getting extra noise on your line that is on the other wiring in your house. You can do a simple test to see if this will actually work.

Unscrew your main socket and inside there will be a test socket. This disconnects all the other phones in your house and replicates what this device does.

If your speed is no better in the test socket then there is no point in getting this device.
#23
niknak
Seem to remember reading these things only make a difference if you have more than one socket on your line in the house.


This is true, or possible if you have some old wiring trailing from your socket that doesnt go anywhere.
#24
There are only for the really frightened people who can't pull out a wire.

Kind of pointless in my opinion as pulling out the bell wire is totally free, (No Postage). If you want to make the best possible use of your line then fit a filtered faceplate.
#25
Going_Digital
There are only for the really frightened people who can't pull out a wire.

Kind of pointless in my opinion as pulling out the bell wire is totally free, (No Postage). If you want to make the best possible use of your line then fit a filtered faceplate.


This is not about the bell wire this is about isolating potential noise from the other telephone wiring in your house. Sure you could disconnect it but then your other phone sockets would not work.
#26
top man my bt internet is getting realy slooooooooooowwwwwww :thumbsup:
#27
mr_t_____
i followed these instructions
http://www.jarviser.co.uk/jarviser/bellwirenutshell.html
and my line went from 5mb to 7mb, its dead easy to do and free


i just followed the instructions here, i didnt have an extension wired into the back, but i did have a loose cable extension, i just pulled the middle wires out of it and my bb went from 4mb to 5.3 in an instant!!

every can do this!

if your scared or curious if this will work:
check ur bb speed (pref on ur router)
unplug the extension from the master socket
cover the middle pins with a thin strip of paper,
plug back in, repeat at other end of cable (eg on the male end that plugs into the extension - unless its a adsl router with the middle pins missin)
plug it all back together!
check the hopefully now improved speed!

Rob
#28
I've got one of those old T logo flat 68mm plates, what do I do then?
#29
jamesdew;5630164
This is not about the bell wire this is about isolating potential noise from the other telephone wiring in your house. Sure you could disconnect it but then your other phone sockets would not work.


The i-Plate does isolate the bell wire but it also include a RF fitlter that helps to reduce the inpact of poor internal extension wiring as well. For £1.20 I would say give it a try but in order to use this you must have a BT or Open Reach NTE5 master socket this is the type that has a split face pate where you can unscrew and remove the bottom part that has the socket.

jamesdew;5630042
These only help if you are getting extra noise on your line that is on the other wiring in your house. You can do a simple test to see if this will actually work.

Unscrew your main socket and inside there will be a test socket. This disconnects all the other phones in your house and replicates what this device does.

If your speed is no better in the test socket then there is no point in getting this device.


If you want to check if the i-Plate will make a difference you need to look at the sync rates as you will not see download speed improvements straight away if you are on a BT IPStream service as it takes upto 3 days for the improved syn rate to be updated into BT systems to make your actual download speed increase
#30
Only problem with pulling out the bell lines, is that it is an illegal modification of your phone line and BT can fine you £100+.
#31
cs94njw;5630352
Only problem with pulling out the bell lines, is that it is an illegal modification of your phone line and BT can fine you £100+.


Do not think this is true as the Bell wire is on your internal extension wiring and the NTE5 face plate and BT only support upto the test port inside the master socket.
#32
i just ordered this but im with talk talk for phone and bb
but i was previously with bt for phone and bb and still pay them for my email address do you think i'll be charged full amount
#33
I found a better way of getting better faster broadband if you are with BTBroadband, leave them. i went to O2 and went from 5Mbps to 7Mbps and saved myself over £15 a month at the same time.
#34
Very nice thanks to the OP :)

I chose the last box out of 4 to get the face plate.

I already have a BT ADSL face plate but it's years old so a new one has to be better. Or at least it's worth a spin for £1.20 :p
#35
Thanks, gone for this. :thumbsup:
#36
Noghar;5629884
The new 'iplate' cuts this wire
Well not exactly. I believe it puts an inductor in circuit to filter out RF interference.
#37
marks
The i-Plate does isolate the bell wire but it also include a RF fitlter that helps to reduce the inpact of poor internal extension wiring as well. For £1.20 I would say give it a try but in order to use this you must have a BT or Open Reach NTE5 master socket this is the type that has a split face pate where you can unscrew and remove the bottom part that has the socket.



If you want to check if the i-Plate will make a difference you need to look at the sync rates as you will not see download speed improvements straight away if you are on a BT IPStream service as it takes upto 3 days for the improved syn rate to be updated into BT systems to make your actual download speed increase


I guess I should have been more clear that I was referring to synch rates rather than speeds. Just to be clear people you can check your sych rate from your router's web interface. A speed test is not helpful in testing this.
#38
jw021979
I found a better way of getting better faster broadband if you are with BTBroadband, leave them. i went to O2 and went from 5Mbps to 7Mbps and saved myself over £15 a month at the same time.


Are you talking about download speed or synch speed?
#39
Noghar;5629884
BT found out about a year ago that the bell wire that is a now-redundant part of the telephone circuit was acting like a giant aerial and picking up interference from fluorescent lights, microwaves and even old TVs, disrupting the ADSL signal. The new 'iplate' cuts this wire and eliminates the interference. It will not work for everyone as not everyone's slow speed is down to magnetic interference. But for people who live near the exchange and know they should be getting higher speeds and have never been able to figure out why they haven't, these things are a miracle. Of course you can cut the wires yourself... if you know what you are doing, and have the requisite chutzpah (which is not a wire-cutting implement, btw).

Oh - and it can work for you if you're not on BT - it applies to any ADSL connection. Just bear in mind it doesn't work for everyone.

A year ago? We've been doing this for 3 or 4 years, most digital phones don't require the bell wire to ring, and ADSL filters have capacitors which will cause any phone that requires one to ring.
marks;5630350
The i-Plate does isolate the bell wire but it also include a RF fitlter that helps to reduce the inpact of poor internal extension wiring as well. For £1.20 I would say give it a try but in order to use this you must have a BT or Open Reach NTE5 master socket this is the type that has a split face pate where you can unscrew and remove the bottom part that has the socket.



If you want to check if the i-Plate will make a difference you need to look at the sync rates as you will not see download speed improvements straight away if you are on a BT IPStream service as it takes upto 3 days for the improved syn rate to be updated into BT systems to make your actual download speed increase

The Openreach NTE5 a&b both have a bell wire supressor fitted so the i-plate will make little or no difference.

cs94njw;5630352
Only problem with pulling out the bell lines, is that it is an illegal modification of your phone line and BT can fine you £100+.

As someone correctly said Openreach (a BT group business), maintain and look after the line upto the NTE5, and wiring done from the faceplate of the NTE5 is end user network, openreach has no interest in it. However if you cause or have a fault on extension wiring openreach will happily charge you a small fortune to disconnect or ratify it. Anyone can run extensions from the NTE5 face plate, a telecoms engineer, a plumber, my nana, it doesn't have to be BT/Openreach.
Fujioka;5630484
Very nice thanks to the OP :)

I chose the last box out of 4 to get the face plate.

I already have a BT ADSL face plate but it's years old so a new one has to be better. Or at least it's worth a spin for £1.20 :p

The ADSL faceplate gives all the benefits of this and IMO looks alot better too
#40
jamesdew;5630765
There possibly some truth to this, openreach do "own" your line up to a certain point and then after that it is yours. You for example cut a line connecting from your house to a telephone pole it would be criminal damage. I doubt they would actually fine you but I'm sure they would charge you for fixing it for you.

Yup you'd be looking at upwards of £200 for something like that, you can even be charged for criminal damage within your own curtlidge. You'd possibly be looking at more depending on the type of cable and whether or not it could be jointed or whether a whole new cable from the pole would be required.

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