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Free Turbo Boost for TalkTalk customers.

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6y, 5m agoFound 6 years, 5 months ago
Just logged into my TalkTalk account, clicked on manage my service (under manage account) and it stated... Turbo Boost - Looking for quicker downloads? Go beyond 8Meg to the maximum speed your line can handle. just tick the box and it is free, set up in 24 hours.
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#1
hmm, i'll check this out
#2
I'm surprised it's not default, has everyone on AOL/TalkTalk been on ADSL1 all this time?

If it is new I imagine they are doing this so as to stagger the load/burden on their network so as to be managed more efficiently.
#3
My talltalk has been rubbish for the last 3/4 weeks. Keeps dropping out, and needing to reset wireless router etc..gonna call them, heard it's been a problem with them for a while now.
Anyone else had this..?
#4
Cheers, just updated mine, is it instant?
#5
clarence47a
My talltalk has been rubbish for the last 3/4 weeks. Keeps dropping out, and needing to reset wireless router etc..gonna call them, heard it's been a problem with them for a while now.
Anyone else had this..?



I had problems with line dropping out, just join the forum and TalkTalk will change the connection, worked for me.

http://www.talktalkmembers.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=37
#6
http://forums.thinkbroadband.com/talktalk.html

Doesn't look good PR wise does it.
Someone is going to get told off.
#7
U will only rec faster speeds if yr exchange supports 21CN (ADSL2+). Even then TalkTalk will rarely give u the full 24meg, in fact u'll be lucky to to get more than around 12-14meg consistently (& that's only if yr pretty near the actual exchange)
#8
I'm on Talktalk Pro so I doubt I'm eligible. Can't see any boost :)

I saw an "international boost" option listed "for "anytime international calls", I thought I could phone international 24/7 like the UK? Does anyone know?
#9
Probably signs you up to a new 18 month contract to s***w you over, be careful
#10
anewman
Probably signs you up to a new 18 month contract to s***w you over, be careful
A Talktalk "marketing" call put me on Talktalk Pro (and it took them months of me phoning and phoning for them to activate it on my line. (Customer service would just say "Yes, you are eligible for the higher speeds"..but it was only a simple question..WHEN?). I advise going on the Talktalk forums rather than having to deal with their terrible customer service.

Anyway, once I was finally on Talktalk Pro I started getting calls asking me to renew my contract, so I don't think it automatically gets renewed. I haven't renewed mine as I find the CS so torturous, actually. Good luck to those who phone up and ask..though you're better asking online, like I said.
#11
This has been available for ages. To get the turbo you must be connected to a Talktalk LLU exchange and not via BT wholesale. As suggested request it on the member’s forum, but be careful as it may cause problems. TalkTalk use profiles for your broadband see http://www.talktalkmembers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15531
Basically the faster the profile, the more unstable the line. i.e. The faster your broadband, the more likely you are to keep dropping the connection. If you have a stable connection around 6- 8 mb I'd leave well alone, as this is good enough to steam video BBC i Player, game on line etc. You need a very good line to get a fast speed and live close to the exchange. Vey few will get over 15mb max and they will live very close to the exchange, or BT will have just put all new cables in!
A few things to do to improve your broadband speed yourself.
1. Connect to the master socket (It is easy to move but illegal to do so), so I leave that one to you.
2. Any rewiring is really easy. The orange wire from BT goes to the Blue/White of you own cable, terminal 2 on sockets and white BT goes to white/blue on your own cable terminal 5 on sockets. And that is it!
3. If you have any wire connected to terminal 3 remove it at the master socket, unless you have very old phones. This is the bell wire and can slow down your speed, and is not required with modern phones.
4. Replace your master socket with one of these: http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/690739/adsl-faceplate-filter-improves-conn Loads more info there.
#12
Mines been rubbish too! I signed up to this wait and see
#13
Thanks. Heat+rep

They told me I would be automatically upgraded in January with all other present customers, however, just checked and the box for Turbo Boost was unticked. It said I could be getting 11 Mb/s based on my distance from the exchange, instead of 6-7 max which I get now. So I hope this improves things.

I've also had connection dropping mainly between 6-10 pm. I think they pile tons of users on the same exchange so at busy times it just overloads, especially after they acquired Tiscali as well. If you complain you get the painfully long script from technical support. They'll do anything to claim it's your equipment not theirs. After many calls they might tweak a few things if enough people in your area complain about the same thing. I think their exchanges really need upgrading though, but they'll get away with as little maintenance as possible until people start leaving them.

Can just swapping the ADSL filter make any difference? I didn't think a filter would deteriorate over time.
#14
Once your LLUd its hard to change providers, also its a stupid name
#15
james4809
Thanks. Heat+rep



Can just swapping the ADSL filter make any difference? I didn't think a filter would deteriorate over time.


Yes, and yes they do. Use one of the master sockets (see previuos reply) and you don't need any filters
#16
Doesn't look like my exchange has been done so unable to get the boost. Voted hot though.
#17
Brad
Yes, and yes they do. Use one of the master sockets (see previuos reply) and you don't need any filters


Thanks. But for people in my situation, if the connection is too slow for you only at certain times, then changing the socket or filter would not make much difference. It's too many people using the exchange causing the problem instead of the socket or filter. Upgrading the speed of the line with this Turbo Boost will hopefully improve things though.
#18
I don't disagree, I spoke to someone Human at Talktalk and they said the problem is that they have been too quick inc their customer numbers and are struggling to cope. Have a look at the thread, everyone who bought one of these plates, even with slow speeds noticed an improvement, and that includes me.
#19
I'm with the old Tiscali (now TalkTalk) and my connection has increased by 1mb in the last 24hrs - I was getting just under 4mb and now nearer 5mb, although I haven't changed anything or asked for any changes, so perhaps they are just improving the service and speed in general.

Steve
#20
Your current speed is 2.64 Mbps.We can not provide service beyond your current speed :(

If you'd like to comment on this, please give me half an hour for my page to reload :whistling:
#21
Talk Talk is a load of rubbish ..
#22
I have the option showing to use the turbo boost, but it also states they can't improve on my current 3.22mbps.

I live in a rubbish area, suburbs of Southampton with a poor speed due to distance to the exchange, and no cable option.

Wish there was a way to improve my speed as unable to view HD vids on Youtube.

Voted hot for those that can use this.
banned#23
Typical TalkSh*te.
Tried to do it and am told I can't as my line rental isn't through TT.
It has been for years!
#24
On BT, ( fibre to the box ) about 1mile from the exchange, but only 50 feet from the fibre box.
Just checked my down speed at 37.62 Mbps, which is about average. Really ****** off the Talktalk guys when they offer me the "up to 8 meg" deal. It's worth it just for that.
#25
Brad
I don't disagree, I spoke to someone Human at Talktalk and they said the problem is that they have been too quick inc their customer numbers and are struggling to cope. Have a look at the thread, everyone who bought one of these plates, even with slow speeds noticed an improvement, and that includes me.


Dont think it works in new builds or speeds less than 1mb sadly
#26
When I press check, I get sorry we can provide more than your current 4.8 meg yet I currently get 6+ meg....
#27
result cheers op did wonder as the salesman boy did say you would notice a difference in the next couple of weeks
#28
this is bullsh*t lmfao, i get 6-8mb from o2, i live near the cairngorms, my friend in london is lucky to get 2mb lol. go for the access package, i pay £20 a month for my o2 broadband + got a cheap phone with a good contract.
#29
The second I selected to do this on my account, my router light went off and I lost my connection - bad timing, or was my line instantly being 'upgraded'?
#30
clarence47a
My talltalk has been rubbish for the last 3/4 weeks. Keeps dropping out, and needing to reset wireless router etc..gonna call them, heard it's been a problem with them for a while now.
Anyone else had this..?


Yep getting that loads!

Keeps disconnecting and as you say, I need to keep resetting router :x
#31
I did this ages ago and didn't notice anything different haha
#32
Talktalk finally sent me a letter last week about transferring me onto one of their own plans (was previously on tiscali max unlimited) and for the same price I am paying now I would (if I agree to a new 18 month contract) only be allowed 40GB per month instead too. When I phoned and asked why I couldn't be switched over to a similar plan as I am already getting, they asked why I needed more than 40GB per month etc etc.... so I finally said to them basically "what's it got to do with you?" and that I just didn't want to be charged per GB (when go over 40GB) for something that at the moment is included in my tarrif.
So I am going to change to another ISP, talktalk obviously has no interest in their customers getting value for money... which is a shame really as I was with tiscali for approx 4 years and a loyal customer. Anyway rant over, lol

Oh and in case you were wondering why I need more than 40GB per month, that equates to only approx 1.3GB per day... so if like me you have 3 PCs that need windows and program updates, trying out new linux distros from time to time, regularly watch iplayer, browsing and so on then you may want to rethink being with talktalk if you're on a non-LLU (basically BT wholesale) line, because I was told that they do not offer an unlimited package to these customers.
#33
paddy.stone for a LLU capable isp, TalkTalk is VERY stingy, they are far more interested in increasing their market share with their low prices than providing a nice unlimited service like that of O2/Be etc.
banned#34
sm-1991
this is bullsh*t lmfao, i get 6-8mb from o2, i live near the cairngorms, my friend in london is lucky to get 2mb lol. go for the access package, i pay £20 a month for my o2 broadband + got a cheap phone with a good contract.


It's very kind of you to classify your statement for us, right at the start of it.
I also would class 6-8mb at £20 a month ( plus line rental?) as Bullsh*t.
Seeing as I'm getting 6.2mb free. (plus line rental, of course):thumbsup:
#35
clarence47a
My talltalk has been rubbish for the last 3/4 weeks. Keeps dropping out, and needing to reset wireless router etc..gonna call them, heard it's been a problem with them for a while now.
Anyone else had this..?


YES. I thought it was my wireless router, but maybe not. The router needs a reset a few times a day. Connection is fine after that.
#36
Also. Just tried to login, and it looks like broadband.talktalk.co.uk is down. Anyone else get on it?
#37
Brad

2. Any rewiring is really easy. The orange wire from BT goes to the Blue/White of you own cable, terminal 2 on sockets and white BT goes to white/blue on your own cable terminal 5 on sockets. And that is it!
3. If you have any wire connected to terminal 3 remove it at the master socket, unless you have very old phones. This is the bell wire and can slow down your speed, and is not required with modern phones.
4. Replace your master socket with one of these: http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/690739/adsl-faceplate-filter-improves-conn Loads more info there.


I have a old BT NTE5 master socket but when I take the front bit off there are no wires attached to it (the front thing) like you see in all these guides about removing bell wires. Anyone know if an Iplate would do anything as I believe no wiring is required like the dual sockets ADSL posted recently
#38
Pluun
It's very kind of you to classify your statement for us, right at the start of it.
I also would class 6-8mb at £20 a month ( plus line rental?) as Bullsh*t.
Seeing as I'm getting 6.2mb free. (plus line rental, of course):thumbsup:


i live outside the cairngorms, theres no o2 broadband lines so they have to use BT's line, which is the access package so if you live near me you would know that is the best deal you can get.
#39
Cheers for the heads up. Unfortunately they say they can't do this for my line. I hate having a pishy line, can only get 3.5mb :x Wish my line can be upgraded
#40
Wow wtf!!!!! Never knew they had a download limit!! O_o

How much is it if you go over????

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