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BT I-plate socket front - THIS CAN INCREASE YOUR BROADBAND CONNECTION SPEED - £5.86 both instore or delivered - OR £1.20 delivered to victims of BT Broadband
BT I-plate socket front - THIS CAN INCREASE YOUR BROADBAND CONNECTION SPEED - £5.86 both instore or delivered - OR £1.20 delivered to victims of BT Broadband

BT I-plate socket front - THIS CAN INCREASE YOUR BROADBAND CONNECTION SPEED - £5.86 both instore or delivered - OR £1.20 delivered to victims of BT Broadband

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IF YOUR BT SOCKET MATCHES THE ONE SHOWN ITS EXTREMELY LIKELY THIS WILL ENHANCE YOUR INTERNET CONNECTION SPEED. ITS BEEN POSTED BEFORE BUT THE LINK HAS BEEN REMOVED - AND ALSO THE PRICE HAS FALLEN.

IF YOU USE BT BROADBAND - YOU GET IT FROM THEM INSTEAD FOR £1.20 POSTAGE.

HERE IS WHAT BT SAY...

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BT Total Broadband customer? If you are a BT Total Broadband customer you may be able to get a BT Broadband Accelerator ( BT Total Broadband's new name for the I-plate) for free, all you need to pay is the postage £1.20. Find out more at bt.com/acc…tor Please note: This offer is only available to BT Total Broadband customers. If you are not a BT Total Broadband customer please order the I-plate here.
Speed up your broadband by eliminating interference from your extension wiring

Did you know the telephone extension wiring in your house can pick up all sorts of electrical noise and interference from TV's, lights and other everyday electrical equipment? This interference can affect your broadband signal resulting in a slower broadband speed.
Try our quick and affordable solution

Help is at hand! BT has developed the I-Plate, a unique filter that helps stop any interference affecting the broadband signal. As long as you have a suitable BT Master socket, (see below) and extension wiring (see below) the I-Plate can help. It's quick and easy to fit with a screwdriver and you don't need to disconnect any wires.
How much could my speed improve by?

In previous tests the I-Plate has been shown to boost line speeds - typically by 1.5Mbps. The actual change will vary from house to house. Although speed improvements are likely, they can't be guaranteed. The improvements in speed will take up to 2 weeks to come through so that line stability is not affected. Even if it doesn't improve the speed the I-Plate can help stabilise your broadband line making it more reliable.
BT I-Plate - Will it work for you?
1. Do you have extension wiring?

Extension wiring is the telephone wiring, usually a small white cable, which often runs along your skirting boards or outside your house. It connects the main socket to any extension sockets you have. It doesn't matter if you use the sockets or not, as long as the wiring is there the I-Plate may help.
2. Do you have a master telephone socket with a horizontal line across the front? The I-Plate is NOT suitable if:

* your socket has a horizontal line, but also an Openreach logo on it - this socket has an I-Plate filter built in.
* your socket doesn't have a horizontal line across the front
* your socket has two connection points - for telephone and DSL

For pictures of these sockets, click on the link at the top of this page "Will the I-Plate work with your phone socket?"

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114 Comments

Original Poster

]LINK TO SHOW SOCKETS IT WORKS WITH

This has been listed before - but at £6.63 - and it got pretty good reviews - but the deal shows a dead link now.

This post also shows its available for £1.20 if you are a BT Broadband customer, which was never mentioned before.

Good deal for existing customers and this will definetely increase your connection speed.

However you would be better off purchasing an XTE-2005 Master Faceplate from adslnation. The reason for this is because it also acts as a master faceplate which acts as a master filter, eliminating the need for several seperate micro-filters.

You can purchase it from here -

adslnation.com/php…105 at £10.99 + £1.50 p&p.

You should also purchase an IDC tool for installation which again is available here -

adslnation.com/php…=93 at £0.59.

The installation is very straight forward and instructions are provided.

:thumbsup:

Why don't you just disconnect the ring wire (3) from the inside of the socket and save yourself any outlay?

already posted ]http//ww…cu/

But remains an excellent deal if your on BT Broadband already

Original Poster

bazza88;6288664

Good deal for existing customers and this will definetely increase your … Good deal for existing customers and this will definetely increase your connection speed.However you would be better off purchasing an XTE-2005 Master Faceplate from adslnation. The reason for this is because it also acts as a master faceplate which acts as a master filter, eliminating the need for several seperate micro-filters.You can purchase it from here -http://www.adslnation.com/phpapps/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=24&products_id=105 at £10.99 + £1.50 p&p.You should also purchase an IDC tool for installation which again is available here - http://www.adslnation.com/phpapps/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=34&products_id=93 at £0.59.The installation is very straight forward and instructions are provided.:thumbsup:





Post it as a deal on its own - as its likely to get more coverage than just mentioned in a thread.

which wire

Original Poster

phanco;6288720

already posted … already posted ]http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/432020/free-bt-i-plate-for-bt-broadband-cu/But remains an excellent deal if your on BT Broadband already




That deal showed the price for non BT punters as....

Normally £11.73!



So this was combining both, and the last deal showing a discount for non BT was....

]BT I-plate - £6.63 Free Delivery @ BT Shop

Which as you can see has disappeared.

So this shows the updated price and the discount for BT users.

Speaking as someone who recently escaped from BT to O2 I really like the "victims of BT Broadband" comment :-D

we tested these and every customer sent them back..it didnt increse the speed at all..just raised the snr up by a couple of db

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akme;6288821

we tested these and every customer sent them back..it didnt increse the … we tested these and every customer sent them back..it didnt increse the speed at all..just raised the snr up by a couple of db




It seems the speed takes a couple of weeks to happen - as the line clarity needs to been seen for a while by the exchange before they start increasing the rate.

In saying that I bought one while in the shop - thinking it matched my socket (from memory) - I was a plonker - it didn't match.

So I gave it to my brother and he found an improvement almost immediately.

nomisco;6288686

Why don't you just disconnect the ring wire (3) from the inside of the … Why don't you just disconnect the ring wire (3) from the inside of the socket and save yourself any outlay?



So what does this do then? :?I've also looked on the BT site and the faceplate will only work on certain types of installation. :whistling:

Banned

Erinath;6288820

Speaking as someone who recently escaped from BT to O2 I really like the … Speaking as someone who recently escaped from BT to O2 I really like the "victims of BT Broadband" comment :-D



Speaking as someone who is stuck with BT until O2, Sky, etc start unbundling a few more exchanges I have to agree with the "victim" quote too. I've got a huge Sky call centre at the end of my street but the can't offer me a cheap deal as it's not available in my area. They can of course offer me an expensive deal. :x

I live wuite far from my exchange, but agter 3 days my connection had gone from 1.6M to 1.9M - not bad for £1.20 !

What this does is to basically allow you to plug the broadband filter straight into the master test socket while having a faceplate on. (The test socket is clean from any extensions etc) so you can achieve the same by simply doing that.
Whether or not you get a speed increase will depend on if you get any noise from the internal wiring.

The best time to resynch a router is between 9am and 3pm while the network is quieter, which normally allows a better speed than after 6pm. if you have a higher SNR then next time you reboot you should get a higher speed if your ISP works to a target SNR (normally 6db or more)

On O2 in the day I can synch at 7.5Mb, but at night I may get 6.8 or 7Mb, depending on the quality of the line I can sometimes hold 7.5Mb but it may cause a resynch anyway so largely I reboot in the evening for stability.

I disconnected the bell wire from my two phone extensions and noticed an immediate increase in speed. Have been running it for a month now and on average my broadband is now about 1/4 - 1/3 faster.

Didn't work for me at all unfortunately. I know they do work for some though

Bought one from previous offer im on BEthere isp and was getting 2.8mb, but now its gone up to 4.2mb im well pleased took 2 days for the speed to increase to the maximum

Although speed improvements are likely, they can't be guaranteed.

"£1.20 delivered to victims of BT Broadband"

[FONT=Arial][SIZE=2]LOVED that!
That's someone who knows, that is! :thumbsup:[/SIZE][/FONT]

I bought one when our speed dropped to 0.3 .(from 1.9) Didn't increase the speed but it was worth a try at £1.20. We get BT broadband free so are stuck with it until the firm goes under. Eventually after many attempts by several engineers & call centre staff over several weeks we now have 4.9 which is bliss by comparison.
At one stage dh fitted a (temporary) master socket outside the house to eliminate any possible internal causes of rubbish speed. Didn't make any difference, the ( the sfi ) did something in the exchange which finally made it work better ( changed the card? or something) No one even looked at the drop wire or joints on route to us. I've been told BT is the only supplier out of our local exchange at the moment.

ibiza;6288874

It seems the speed takes a couple of weeks to happen - as the line … It seems the speed takes a couple of weeks to happen - as the line clarity needs to been seen for a while by the exchange before they start increasing the rate.In saying that I bought one while in the shop - thinking it matched my socket (from memory) - I was a plonker - it didn't match.So I gave it to my brother and he found an improvement almost immediately.


What sort of socket do you have? The BRAS profile can sometimes take a couple of days to adjust, but your synch speed should increase immediatley (which won't do alot).
Run tests before and after at the BT speed test site @ speedtester.bt.com and it'll let you know of any difference in your profile.
I'm with BT but only cos I'm an employee. If I didn't get my broadband for nothing 6,408Kbps on a upto 8 meg circuit with a line loss of 51db. I'd be with Be/o2 if didn't get BT free

Ordered 1 - worth a go - I only get 1.9 meg

Joy of living in the sticks - line always comes back witha theoretical 4 meg connection - keen to see if I can get close

chalkysoil;6291028

IWe get BT broadband free so are stuck with it until the firm goes under.



You are still paying too much for it. :-(

Bail out, pay for better and find out what having Broadband is like!

Original Poster

Paddy_o_furniture;6291129

What sort of socket do you have? The BRAS profile can sometimes take a … What sort of socket do you have? The BRAS profile can sometimes take a couple of days to adjust, but your synch speed should increase immediatley (which won't do alot).Run tests before and after at the BT speed test site @ http://speedtester.bt.com and it'll let you know of any difference in your profile.I'm with BT but only cos I'm an employee. If I didn't get my broadband for nothing 6,408Kbps on a upto 8 meg circuit with a line loss of 51db. I'd be with Be/o2 if didn't get BT free




Thanks

The box was entirely wrong - although I noticed a link someone mentioned for adding the box in addition to your present one.

Anyway - it went to my brother - and worked for him.

My connection is OK (and little more - although has permitted a TB torrent upload over the last year, but I doubt we will be staying here long enough to bother with anything new)

I've got a socket with 'Openreach' on it - however it still has the test socket inside. I've just took the face off and plugged the filter into this. Is this the same thing? The socket is hidden so don't mind keeping it with plate off. We shall see if it makes a difference over the next few days

Wicked666;6291948

I've got a socket with 'Openreach' on it - however it still has the test … I've got a socket with 'Openreach' on it - however it still has the test socket inside. I've just took the face off and plugged the filter into this. Is this the same thing? The socket is hidden so don't mind keeping it with plate off. We shall see if it makes a difference over the next few days



The openreach ones apparently already have this filter - so it will a) make no difference or b) mess up your connection ...

Bought one of these for 1.20 (I'm NOT on BT broadband - but thought I would have fun arguing with them if they tried to bill me for the full amount, which they haven't).

Before I got the replacement, I had read about the bell-wire etc, and done the alterations to no difference (1.5mb steady).

Got this filter thinking it was worth a try but not expecting much... It raised my line speed to 4.5mb, which is sort-of respectable.

This ISNT just a bell-wire snip - it also has a noise filter in there - google to find the details.

Original Poster

cpjackso;6292476

Bought one of these for 1.20 (I'm NOT on BT broadband - but thought I … Bought one of these for 1.20 (I'm NOT on BT broadband - but thought I would have fun arguing with them if they tried to bill me for the full amount, which they haven't).Before I got the replacement, I had read about the bell-wire etc, and done the alterations to no difference (1.5mb steady).Got this filter thinking it was worth a try but not expecting much... It raised my line speed to 4.5mb, which is sort-of respectable.This ISNT just a bell-wire snip - it also has a noise filter in there - google to find the details.




Why not say how you managed it - as others could be wanting to try that too. :whistling::whistling:

Its BT - no one speaks highly of them - other than people whose mortgages they are paying - and then even many of them are not very complementary too.

So - say. - Tell us how to rip off BT.

Voted cold as

1. we are 'victims of BT Broadband'
2. in the 6 months it took for BT to respond to our problems with a dying and then dead connection they never offered to send this item
3. the thought of having to purchase this or anything from BT this appeals even less than the thought of having to phone their service line YET AGAIN and order one
4. We really hope they have folks who read this stuff and understand this is NEGATIVE FEEDBACK

The end of our contract will be the end.

Rant over.:x

Erinath;6288820

Speaking as someone who recently escaped from BT to O2 I really like the … Speaking as someone who recently escaped from BT to O2 I really like the "victims of BT Broadband" comment :-D



Am lovin' it!!!

Make it so!

Soth 8-)

cpjackso;6292476

Bought one of these for 1.20 (I'm NOT on BT broadband - but thought I … Bought one of these for 1.20 (I'm NOT on BT broadband - but thought I would have fun arguing with them if they tried to bill me for the full amount, which they haven't).Before I got the replacement, I had read about the bell-wire etc, and done the alterations to no difference (1.5mb steady).Got this filter thinking it was worth a try but not expecting much... It raised my line speed to 4.5mb, which is sort-of respectable.This ISNT just a bell-wire snip - it also has a noise filter in there - google to find the details.



From what I've read, the Iplate contains a choke to filter the ring wire - which is almost as effective as disconnecting the ring-wire. It also contains a common mode filter which is tuned to filter radio frequencies outside the ADSL range from the telephone line - this is the same type of filter as found in BT's RF3 filter which BT fit before the master socket if you live near a transmitter and are picking up a radio station on your telephone handset, or to replace the pre-adsl RF2 filters which cripple adsl speeds.

nihcaj;6290979

"£1.20 delivered to victims of BT Broadband"[FONT=Arial][SIZE=2]LOVED … "£1.20 delivered to victims of BT Broadband"[FONT=Arial][SIZE=2]LOVED that! That's someone who knows, that is! :thumbsup:[/SIZE][/FONT]



Yes, rep left for that comment LOL

I got one cant say I have noticed any difference.

orlando08;6297677

Tried one - no difference, then over a period of months my speed went … Tried one - no difference, then over a period of months my speed went from around 4meg to 2meg and BT came up with the usual distance from exchange, number of users online etc, etc, etc.......Switched to Virgin and now get a continual 19meg.......



Amen. Virgin should ALWAYS be the first choice if you live in a place with a Virgin cable coming into your house.

If not, it should be O2 or BeThere broadband.

The only thing these will do is make your line more stable and less prone to signal drop outs !

miss money saver;6297636

I got one cant say I have noticed any difference.



What testing did you do?

boonkoh;6297745

Amen. Virgin should ALWAYS be the first choice if you live in a place … Amen. Virgin should ALWAYS be the first choice if you live in a place with a Virgin cable coming into your house.If not, it should be O2 or BeThere broadband.



And what if your exchange hasn't been unbundled? Move house? ;-)

hotness

i see alot of people who have BT Broadband wingeing on "victims of BT Broadband" "total rip off" blah blah blah, if your not happy with them, go elsewhere, noone forced you to be with that company? all in all a good deal, although this deal was posted alread (by myself) at exactly this price......????

nimbus58;6297512

Voted cold as 1. we are 'victims of BT Broadband' 2. in the 6 months it … Voted cold as 1. we are 'victims of BT Broadband' 2. in the 6 months it took for BT to respond to our problems with a dying and then dead connection they never offered to send this item3. the thought of having to purchase this or anything from BT this appeals even less than the thought of having to phone their service line YET AGAIN and order one4. We really hope they have folks who read this stuff and understand this is NEGATIVE FEEDBACKThe end of our contract will be the end.Rant over.:x


I know where you're coming from with that, the amount of times we rang up their support because of various problems and they didn't care less as we were stuck in the middle of a contract & they knew there was nothing we could do about it. When we rang for the mac code towards the end of our contract suddenly they wanted to help us & offer us a better hub, discounts on our monthly payments etc etc We couldn't get away quick enough!
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