I am tempted to change my ISP (Plusnet) as I am fed up with the trickle of data in the evenings and also really quite a slow service at peak times. Some of this is not just them,.but due to congestion on the lines and presumably the state of BT lines feeding my street. My friend who lives further from the exchange than I do, perhaps another mile, gets a much better service from BT as an ISP so something is wrong somewhere.
I was tempted to go down the route of Virgin cable. So a couple of questions
1) If I ring my ISP and ask for a MAC code am I then committed to leave or could i just think about it and maybe forget the idea?
2) If I swopped to Virgin, do I actually need a MAC code as presumably they route by cable and don't use the BT lines?
3) If I went to cable, I could cancel my BT line at home. Does this mean i would be faced with some incrediably large reconnection fee if i went back to them, and if joining a new BT line using ISP, would tehy still require a MAC code or do you just start again?
Hopefully someone will understand what I mean! :)