Plusnet Unlimited Fibre 38Mbps Broadband 12 months at £24.99 & TCB £70 - £15 activation fee
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Plusnet Unlimited Fibre 38Mbps Broadband 12 months at £24.99 & TCB £70 - £15 activation fee

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Found 5th Feb
Looking at fibre deals as im in the process of leaving vodafone and plusnet now has an offer on there 38Mb fibre deal.

There's a £15 activation fee

its 12 months £24.99

If you go through top cashback theirs £70 to be had if it tracks

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Im going to get rid of VM and get my original tv ariel put back, paying for free tv is dumb
Why are you leaving Voda?
I have just signed up to them and i have to say, so far i am very impressed.
The line speed has steadily been going up like they said it would over the first couple of weeks.
I was promised a guaranteed speed of 73mb and I'm currently on 65.5mb and a constant 20mb upload.
Their prices are competitive too. I am paying £24 for their up to 76mb fibre.
The router they provide is a bit hit and miss though.(wifi disconnects randomly)
I have connected my old BT Homehub6 as a wifi access point and connected it to the voda hub via ethernet.
Perfect setup.
They have provided me with my login details for my own router should i want to use my own but i think i wont need to.
Edited by: "Templar_101" 5th Feb
Hot. I am with plusnet for last 3 months. All good
Hear a lot about Vodafone being pretty useless and that the router is barely fit for purpose. Hoping I haven't dropped a clanger!
Works out 20.46 a month. Looks like a good deal and PlusNet are pretty good, despite being BT owned now, and the next closest offer is apparently Vodafone for £22.50 + maybe cashback. TBH that might be cheaper but the recent comments (and not many) on thinkbroadband suggest some contention on Voda. So ... what do you think folks? Should I bite for this?
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Templar_1015th Feb

Why are you leaving Voda?I have just signed up to them and i have to say, …Why are you leaving Voda?I have just signed up to them and i have to say, so far i am very impressed.The line speed has steadily been going up like they said it would over the first couple of weeks.I was promised a guaranteed speed of 73mb and I'm currently on 65.5mb and a constant 20mb upload.Their prices are competitive too. I am paying £24 for their up to 76mb fibre.The router they provide is a bit hit and miss though.(wifi disconnects randomly)I have connected my old BT Homehub6 as a wifi access point and connected it to the voda hub via ethernet. Perfect setup.They have provided me with my login details for my own router should i want to use my own but i think i wont need to.


We've had nothing but trouble.

Customer service is awful (there are a few good people)

We're getting barely over 10Mbps,saturday evening it wasn't going over 4Mbps on a 38Mbps line

Connected via ethernet its fine its the router or wifi that's the problem,I've split the ssid's up and its still rubbish,changed the channels etc

I have an old Bt homehub 6 router but they wont give me the username or password unless i buy one of there approved routers which will set me back another £100+.Jow did you set up the bt router as an access point?
Edited by: "bettz1" 5th Feb
bettz14 m ago

We've had nothing but trouble.Customer service is awful (there are a few …We've had nothing but trouble.Customer service is awful (there are a few good people)We're getting barely over 10Mbps,saturday evening it wasn't going over 4Mbps on a 38Mbps lineConnected via ethernet its fine its the router or wifi that's the problem,I've split the ssid's up and its still rubbish,changed the channels etcI have an old Bt homehub 6 router but they wont give me the username or password unless i buy one of there approved routers which will set me back another £100+.Jow did you set up the bt router as an access point?


You can't use the bt homehub as a modem. The hh is hard coded for BT or plusnet (subsidiary of BT)
I use it as an access point and connect it to the voda hub via gigabit ethernet.
You basically assign the hh a static ip and turn off the dhcp so the voda hub is giving the ip addresses.
the default bt hh ip of 192.168.1.256 is perfect because the voda hub range ends at 192.168.1.200
The ******** are strangling my Broadband from 6pm onwards
Templar_1015th Feb

I used this guideUse BT home hub as access point


Amazing !!! Great find
cheekyboy442 h, 50 m ago

The ******** are strangling my Broadband from 6pm onwards


Your lucky its only from 6pm, I suffered drops from a rock steady 10.5mbps down to 8 then 4.5 where it stayed...until I left and joined Vodafone. No regrets.
Went on line via the link provided. I left the form incomplete after filling in phone number and postcode. 1hr later got a call from plusnet. Went with 24.99 for line rental and upto 38mbs, got free router no setup charge and £50 amazon voucher. I'm happy, I've been with plusnet before and only left at end of contract. Sse contract just finished so worked out fine. 12 month deal as well.
Isn't"t voda 18 months though?
bettz18 h, 2 m ago

We've had nothing but trouble.Customer service is awful (there are a few …We've had nothing but trouble.Customer service is awful (there are a few good people)We're getting barely over 10Mbps,saturday evening it wasn't going over 4Mbps on a 38Mbps lineConnected via ethernet its fine its the router or wifi that's the problem,I've split the ssid's up and its still rubbish,changed the channels etcI have an old Bt homehub 6 router but they wont give me the username or password unless i buy one of there approved routers which will set me back another £100+.Jow did you set up the bt router as an access point?


Strange that, moved from Plusnet to Vodafone today. Got connected this morning.
Getting full speeds and much better ping. Connected using my own router. Didn't bother with theirs. Maybe try that?
Also, you don't really need to go and get their approved routers, just say you did. Then you can insert the username and password into any router.
Their router list is outdated.
Been on plusnet about six months, been fine and being owned by BT is a plus in my opinion as they can't deny it's their fault your service is crap (I've had issues where they just blame BT). They also confirmed and paid 3 lots of cash back so my BB is free, just waiting to move back to BT as there cashback deals are the best
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rapid1111112 h, 0 m ago

Strange that, moved from Plusnet to Vodafone today. Got connected this …Strange that, moved from Plusnet to Vodafone today. Got connected this morning.Getting full speeds and much better ping. Connected using my own router. Didn't bother with theirs. Maybe try that?Also, you don't really need to go and get their approved routers, just say you did. Then you can insert the username and password into any router.Their router list is outdated.


I wouldnt know where to start with routers any advice? i dont really want to spend alot
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Thats my current wifi speed!!!

& on 5Ghz its worse


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Edited by: "bettz1" 5th Feb
From what I’ve heard Vodafone are shocking. But doesn’t there £20 deal work out better than the above without the cashback included? So Voda would work out even better if cashback comes in?
Edited by: "Donniey" 5th Feb
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Vodafone work out cheaper by £1 or 2,but I'd happily pay more for all the hassle I've had
bettz11 h, 14 m ago

I wouldnt know where to start with routers any advice? i dont really want …I wouldnt know where to start with routers any advice? i dont really want to spend alot [Image] Thats my current wifi speed!!!& on 5Ghz its worse [Image]


i had this one and it was good

amazon.co.uk/Wir…h=1


if you're getting good speeds with ethernet, then it's not vodafone..it's just the router's wifi
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When I connected the ethernet cable it was full speed.
.... I'll just leave this here
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Original Poster
Is it worth spending a little bit more and getting a dual router? Clicky
Be careful! Last time I changed broadband I looked at the Ts&Cs and plusnet only give you 2Mb upload.
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My uploads generally been around 8-10mbps usually double my download speed
Burnt.Bacon1 h, 37 m ago

.... I'll just leave this here [Image]


Shocking upload performance!!
No828 m ago

Shocking upload performance!!

I agree, my 100Mb connection speeds are abysmal
We have just bought a new property which is in a Virgin media area.

It has a Virgin media connection but no bt phone line.

Is there any provider who will install a new phone line for free or will all of them charge?
Edited by: "ses6jwg" 6th Feb
For all the people having speed issue on Voda, you could try resetting the line through the router.
I have just done that and i have increased my line speed by 4Mb.
Just go into the router settings in expert mode and click on status and support along the top.
Then click restart on the left hand menu.
Click on "Reconnect" under DSL heading and once it says inactive then click on restart under "Vodafone connect".

Once the router has rebooted and connected hopefully you may see a line speed increase.

I am still in my first 10 days settling in period so i am hoping to get my promised 73Mb by the time everything has settled down on the line.
Edited by: "Templar_101" 6th Feb
Wouldn't bother with plusnet right now. I ordered on 22nd Jan and not only did they lose mums phone line number that she had for 25 years, they also have a date of broadband going live 23rd Feb, what a joke.
ses6jwg6 h, 19 m ago

We have just bought a new property which is in a Virgin media area. It has …We have just bought a new property which is in a Virgin media area. It has a Virgin media connection but no bt phone line.Is there any provider who will install a new phone line for free or will all of them charge?

i'm pretty sure all of the providers charge for phone, unless it comes bundled with the line rental?
if you have unlimited broadband you can use whatsapp for free calls
Burnt.Bacon19 h, 7 m ago

.... I'll just leave this here [Image]


better than a painting by one of those famous artists lol

how's the gaming ping on Virgin Media..do you know? I want to get it, but i hear their latest Superhub creates a lot of problems
Edited by: "rapid111111" 6th Feb
Templar_1016th Feb

For all the people having speed issue on Voda, you could try resetting the …For all the people having speed issue on Voda, you could try resetting the line through the router.I have just done that and i have increased my line speed by 4Mb.Just go into the router settings in expert mode and click on status and support along the top.Then click restart on the left hand menu.Click on "Reconnect" under DSL heading and once it says inactive then click on restart under "Vodafone connect".Once the router has rebooted and connected hopefully you may see a line speed increase.I am still in my first 10 days settling in period so i am hoping to get my promised 73Mb by the time everything has settled down on the line.


it's better to disconnect in the router settings first, then restart...not sure if Vodafone router does that automatically or not. But Plusnet doesn't and I got downgraded because of that.
So the DLM process might kick in and start reducing line speed thinking there is a problem
Edited by: "rapid111111" 6th Feb
bettz118 h, 35 m ago

Is it worth spending a little bit more and getting a dual router? Clicky


that's the way i've been going for the past few years..Don't like to use ISP's routers.
but your problem is WiFi signal, so you need to check what the interference might be causing.. Replacing it somewhere else.
Maybe it's too near to some electrics/wireless things. Also think about WiFi extenders or powerplugs.
Edited by: "rapid111111" 6th Feb
Burnt.Bacon19 h, 18 m ago

.... I'll just leave this here [Image]


No wonder your bacons burnt , wish it was me
rapid1111114 h, 39 m ago

better than a painting by one of those famous artists lolhow's the gaming …better than a painting by one of those famous artists lolhow's the gaming ping on Virgin Media..do you know? I want to get it, but i hear their latest Superhub creates a lot of problems



ha, yeah it's a pretty picture... I think virgins fibre is having a wobble lately?
i'm only on 100Mb but seem to have been getting up to 600 this past month, I think they might be playing around with that new 1Tb fibre and for whatever reason i'm getting some decent boosts

gaming ping isn't usually too bad, but can spike if i'm using utorrent while gaming.
Burnt.Bacon1 h, 13 m ago

ha, yeah it's a pretty picture... I think virgins fibre is having a wobble …ha, yeah it's a pretty picture... I think virgins fibre is having a wobble lately?i'm only on 100Mb but seem to have been getting up to 600 this past month, I think they might be playing around with that new 1Tb fibre and for whatever reason i'm getting some decent boosts gaming ping isn't usually too bad, but can spike if i'm using utorrent while gaming.


yeah with downloading anything the ping will increase.
talking about this
community.virginmedia.com/t5/…492

Are you console or PC gaming?
their superhub 3 seems to cause a lot of problems, some are trying to go back to superhub 2
rapid1111119 m ago

yeah with downloading anything the ping will increase.talking about …yeah with downloading anything the ping will increase.talking about thishttp://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Gaming-Support/Hub-3-Compal-CH7465-LG-TG2492LG-and-CGNV4-Latency-Cause/td-p/3271492Are you console or PC gaming?their superhub 3 seems to cause a lot of problems, some are trying to go back to superhub 2



I use both, but have PC wired and just use the wireless on the consoles, I haven't really come across any issues with superhub 3, maybe i'm just one of the lucky ones?
I did have a few issues and connection drops on hub 2 though, ended up using a seperate router as it was more reliable.
Burnt.Bacon5th Feb

.... I'll just leave this here [Image]


cough cough

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