Plusnet Unlimited Fibre 38Mbps Broadband 18 months at £24.99pm - TCB £80 - No activation fee
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Plusnet Unlimited Fibre 38Mbps Broadband 18 months at £24.99pm - TCB £80 - No activation fee

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Found 5th MarEdited by:"RiverDragon8"
£24.99pm for 18 months
TCB @ £80
So works out £20.55 a month after cashback.

TCB Plusnet have paid me out to me in the past so no need to worry.

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Plusnet for me is 99% reliable. I'm supposed to get 38Mbps download and upto 10Mbps upload
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Thats good cashback I only got £15 back in August, paid out in Oct.
nougat5 m ago

Thats good cashback I only got £15 back in August, paid out in Oct.


Was the £15 promised initially, or did you get a lower amount than what was promised?
Crossbow3 m ago

Was the £15 promised initially, or did you get a lower amount than what …Was the £15 promised initially, or did you get a lower amount than what was promised?


£15 was the best rate at the time. I was leaving BT and that was the best deal at the time. I will go back to BT again in August for more cashback and pre paid cards
I am leaving Bt ..in April ..will wait for a deal
Hope you don't do a lot of downloading, they are real (insert your own expletive here) for throttling your connection. I say avoid unless you're a light user.
qwales9 m ago

Hope you don't do a lot of downloading, they are real (insert your own …Hope you don't do a lot of downloading, they are real (insert your own expletive here) for throttling your connection. I say avoid unless you're a light user.


Even for their 'unlimited' package? If yes, then no way I'd join even for half the price.

I was with them during the good old dial-up days (not on an unlimited package though) & they used to send me 'over' usage reminders like this:

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Crossbow3 h, 7 m ago

Even for their 'unlimited' package? If yes, then no way I'd join even for …Even for their 'unlimited' package? If yes, then no way I'd join even for half the price. I was with them during the good old dial-up days (not on an unlimited package though) & they used to send me 'over' usage reminders like this:[Image]


Just as well you don't hold grudges for long
Edited by: "jbmnic" 5th Mar
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qwales3 h, 22 m ago

Hope you don't do a lot of downloading, they are real (insert your own …Hope you don't do a lot of downloading, they are real (insert your own expletive here) for throttling your connection. I say avoid unless you're a light user.


I personally never experienced any throttling at any time, me downloading right now at peak time. Plusnet are the only ISP that I have used that let you do what you want i.e no unexpected letters or emails through the post. Unlimited means unlimited, at any time.
Edited by: "RiverDragon8" 5th Mar
qwales4 h, 13 m ago

Hope you don't do a lot of downloading, they are real (insert your own …Hope you don't do a lot of downloading, they are real (insert your own expletive here) for throttling your connection. I say avoid unless you're a light user.


What do they throttle yours to? I haven't had any problems. I stream netflix or nowtv on 2 tvs every evening. I don't have a TV aireal.
Edited by: "nougat" 5th Mar
Crossbow7 h, 58 m ago

Even for their 'unlimited' package? If yes, then no way I'd join even for …Even for their 'unlimited' package? If yes, then no way I'd join even for half the price. I was with them during the good old dial-up days (not on an unlimited package though) & they used to send me 'over' usage reminders like this:[Image]


Yep, read the small print, they throttle on there unlimited if you download too much
nougat13 h, 35 m ago

What do they throttle yours to? I haven't had any problems. I stream …What do they throttle yours to? I haven't had any problems. I stream netflix or nowtv on 2 tvs every evening. I don't have a TV aireal.



I had them years ago, and it was a trickle, basic web browsing only. It's probably a bit different now but if you read the blurb they say what gets priority when you hit their limits. I would just go with Sky or Bt who do not have these fair use policies, basically whoever has the deal at the mo. Just check the offer for this fair use policy and if they don't have one you're good to go. If you don't download tons of stuff then you're probably OK anyway.
qwales26 m ago

I had them years ago, and it was a trickle, basic web browsing only. It's …I had them years ago, and it was a trickle, basic web browsing only. It's probably a bit different now but if you read the blurb they say what gets priority when you hit their limits. I would just go with Sky or Bt who do not have these fair use policies, basically whoever has the deal at the mo. Just check the offer for this fair use policy and if they don't have one you're good to go. If you don't download tons of stuff then you're probably OK anyway.


How many years ago are we talking here? Dial up? 20cn.21cn, VDSL2 FTTC,FTTH, FTTP.

What were your stats when throttled and not?


Are you quoting from 15 years ago like @Crossbow which has no relevance to today's digital world.


I'm not defending plusnet. I have no brand loyalty whatsoever and will jump back to BT in August but mine seems fine and get through 10gigs a day 3 km from the FTTC cab in a rural area @ 20Mbps. BT,NowTV, both perform the same.
They have taken 4 months to get my bill right, despite phone calls and emails. Looking to move in 8 months time.
qwales4 h, 33 m ago

I had them years ago, and it was a trickle, basic web browsing only. It's …I had them years ago, and it was a trickle, basic web browsing only. It's probably a bit different now but if you read the blurb they say what gets priority when you hit their limits. I would just go with Sky or Bt who do not have these fair use policies, basically whoever has the deal at the mo. Just check the offer for this fair use policy and if they don't have one you're good to go. If you don't download tons of stuff then you're probably OK anyway.


Sorry your wrong they used to do traffic prioritisation but they stopped applying that to residential customers after June 28 & 29 2017 for both new and existing customers. It only still applies to customers on very old legacy packages and business customers. ispreview.co.uk/ind…tml
If you believe different please feel free to show where in terms and conditions a fair use policy applies?
Edited by: "jordanc93" 6th Mar
jordanc931 h, 13 m ago

Sorry your wrong they used to do traffic prioritisation but they stopped …Sorry your wrong they used to do traffic prioritisation but they stopped applying that to residential customers after June 28 & 29 2017 for both new and existing customers. It only still applies to customers on very old legacy packages and business customers. https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2017/06/uk-isp-plusnet-removes-broadband-internet-traffic-prioritisation.html If you believe different please feel free to show where in terms and conditions a fair use policy applies?



Fair Use: Plusnet only sell unlimited broadband packages with no rate limiting (slowing down) and no fair use policy in place.

Traffic Management: They are, however, well known for the very detailed way they manage traffic, or their traffic prioritisation as they like to call it. It's this approach that led to an Advertising Standards Authority investigation into their claim to offer "truly unlimited" broadband, and the ISP's decision to remove words like "truly" and "totally" from their site and advertising.

Peer-to-peer and Usenet traffic are given the lowest priority.

Plusnet say this means time sensitive internet use gets the most bandwidth and everything runs smoothly, but it might not suit all users.

choose.co.uk/gui…tml

Maybe the above is out of date now, it is a year old
Edited by: "qwales" 6th Mar
qwales7 m ago

Fair Use: Plusnet only sell unlimited broadband packages with no rate …Fair Use: Plusnet only sell unlimited broadband packages with no rate limiting (slowing down) and no fair use policy in place.Traffic Management: They are, however, well known for the very detailed way they manage traffic, or their traffic prioritisation as they like to call it. It's this approach that led to an Advertising Standards Authority investigation into their claim to offer "truly unlimited" broadband, and the ISP's decision to remove words like "truly" and "totally" from their site and advertising. Peer-to-peer and Usenet traffic are given the lowest priority. Plusnet say this means time sensitive internet use gets the most bandwidth and everything runs smoothly, but it might not suit all users.https://www.choose.co.uk/guide/broadband-fair-use-policies-by-provider.html


That article is almost a year old and contaibs out of date information. Did you bother to read this: ispreview.co.uk/ind…tml . Traffic management was removed altogether for residential customers in June 2017! they are now no different to any other provider e.g. BT and Sky
jordanc931 h, 29 m ago

That article is almost a year old and contaibs out of date information. …That article is almost a year old and contaibs out of date information. Did you bother to read this: https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2017/06/uk-isp-plusnet-removes-broadband-internet-traffic-prioritisation.html . Traffic management was removed altogether for residential customers in June 2017! they are now no different to any other provider e.g. BT and Sky



Did you bother to read what I wrote?
qwales38 m ago

Did you bother to read what I wrote?


Yes that is all in the past. None of it applies anymore and for reference all the other providers you have mentioned have all operated a traffic management policy at some point.
qwales6th Mar

I had them years ago, and it was a trickle, basic web browsing only. It's …I had them years ago, and it was a trickle, basic web browsing only. It's probably a bit different now but if you read the blurb they say what gets priority when you hit their limits. I would just go with Sky or Bt who do not have these fair use policies, basically whoever has the deal at the mo. Just check the offer for this fair use policy and if they don't have one you're good to go. If you don't download tons of stuff then you're probably OK anyway.


Thing is the old days don't really apply. Plusnet are owned by BT which is good for the usage policy but bad when something goes wrong.

Also I cannot fathom why this deal has -134 heat. It's about the cheapest fibre broadband around right now when the cashback is taken into account.
supermann8th Mar

Thing is the old days don't really apply. Plusnet are owned by BT which is …Thing is the old days don't really apply. Plusnet are owned by BT which is good for the usage policy but bad when something goes wrong. Also I cannot fathom why this deal has -134 heat. It's about the cheapest fibre broadband around right now when the cashback is taken into account.


Agreed. Even cheaper when you take the line rental saver option too. Not many providers give this option anymore.
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