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    I have Talktalk and i was on 8Meg a few moths ago

    but sites like Speedtest, speedtest.bbmax.co.uk/ & Mcaffee say i am on 1 -2Meg Broadboard

    I used to be on 8meg as Speedtest used to report that anyway to get it to 8 meg

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    im on talktalk and i connect over 8mbps and can download around 5-6mbps

    seems your a heavy user and talktalk capped you
    i had mine removed

    Original Poster

    i just surf the net

    how did you get it removed

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    Embers

    i just surf the net


    what do you surf on though?
    watch videos or anything?how long you use it at a time?

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    http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z198/hayton2k3/talktalk.jpg
    theres a quick speed test i just done

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    http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z198/hayton2k3/talktalkspeed.jpgtheres my connection speed

    Original Poster

    how did u get it uncapped ?

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    Embers

    how did u get it uncapped ?


    this bloke on MONEY SAVING EXPERT done it and also give me £50 2wireless routers and 6month half price line rental and put me on a SPECIAL 24mbps not available to customers(but my line is at max until bt change lines then i can be 24mbps)
    he was called

    TALKTALKBOY although he did say dont tell anyone but you need the max out of your service

    Original Poster

    Thanks m8 you've really helped

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    Embers

    Thanks m8 you've really helped

    no problem

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    i actually still have the messages off him

    Re: TalkTalk - Credit Limit

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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hayton2k3
    i got connected and while i was on phone i said has anyone else had this and they said no so i got a different password,and u would not need to be in work you would have to phone one of you precious talktalk employies,the man on the phone was discusted on how i am treat by yous putting phone down and deleting password and not solving problems,
    when my router comes and if net goes off and yous cant sort it what will happen?

    Hi,

    I Can assure you that this has not happend as you say, if you ask him to check the outages over the weekend he will be able to confirm that there was a username/password issue. I have been working on your account to see if i can improve the service for you and managed to have your traffic shaping removed and get you connected at a faster speed, im not sure if you noticed this or not. Im not here to cause you problems. If you take a look on thnkbroadband.com you will see that i regularly help people on the forums and have not attempted to cause any issues as you say.

    As a gesture of good will i have raised a credit on your account for 50.00 and discounted your package to give you half price line rental for 6 months. if you have any more issues please feel free to let me know.

    Regards,

    TTBoy


    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hayton2k3
    As a gesture of good will i have raised a credit on your account for 50.00 and discounted your package to give you half price line rental for 6 months. if you have any more issues please feel free to let me know.

    Regards,

    TTBoy

    so what does the above mean?
    i did notice a difference and as i mentioned the other day it is connected over 8mbps,i know you are 8mbps maximum but i am connected over that and i can show you a screen shot if you want,
    and 1time when i phoned i was told i was connected at 8.1mbps but my computer said 8.4mbps

    is it just a hick up or something?[/quote]

    No ive moved you onto another profile which is not available to most talktalk customers. Its one that will allow you to connect at up to 24mbit. But this all depends on your distance from the exchange and it appears you are now connected at the maximum your line can support. If you were to plug into the Test socket in your house you could possibly get a faster speed as the internal wiring tends to lower the speed quite alot.

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    MODS if theres any words in their not aloud please EDIT it is all i did was copy and paste it from my MSE messages

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    if you were the one wanting to buy my spare router maby its worth your while TELLING them you want one,i told them i wanted a free one and talktalkboy give me one aswell so sold it as 2 is no good

    Original Poster

    i posted a message on the Scream & money Saving expert

    saying that he could help me about me being capped

    what else do you recommend i do about contacting TTBoy

    Banned

    say you ring them and they wont sort your internet because your router is not theres and say you want a free one,
    he is a very dedicated person,he loves his job and does everything to help

    i did not ask for anything at all apart from a router i asked talktalk and got it and he gave me one also,
    i got my stuff for been silly and saying i hate them and they are AR**S and i will take over millions of computers and do a DDOS on talktalk and thats how he gave me the stuff as he knew i was not happy

    bear in mind you are not threating him with anything like i did and he was so helpful so surely he will sort your problem out

    Original Poster

    I rang them and they have sorted...this is what i get now

    http://www.speedtest.net][IMG]http://www.speedtest.net/result/199493664.png[/URL][/IMG]

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    Embers

    I rang them and they have sorted...this is what i get now[/URL][/IMG]


    thats faster than mine lol but i do live in the north east and maidenhaid is sort of south

    what did you say to them?and were they pleased to do it?

    Original Poster

    yeah i noticed...lol

    when i rang i said that i think i was being capped they said they would check and they come back just saying that there was roblems on the line

    and they seemed happy to sort the problem

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    Embers

    yeah i noticed...lolwhen i rang i said that i think i was being capped … yeah i noticed...lolwhen i rang i said that i think i was being capped they said they would check and they come back just saying that there was roblems on the lineand they seemed happy to sort the problem


    ok my expereinces changed when talktalkboy helped me i actually like them now i can download anytime,high speed its reliable and only times out around 1 time a fortnight where i need to re-boot router but since im un-cappeb i basically abuse it to make up for the problems i first expereinced

    as far as i can remember i was told talktalk cuts you off on a night sometimes when you are capped but deny any knowledge of it so if yours cut off it should not now

    my next thing to do is pressure BT in to changing my line so i can get a faster speed

    Original Poster

    if i have any problems in the future i will look into asking Talktalkboy about it good idea....

    hayton2k3

    ok my expereinces changed when talktalkboy helped me i actually like them … ok my expereinces changed when talktalkboy helped me i actually like them now i can download anytime,high speed its reliable and only times out around 1 time a fortnight where i need to re-boot router but since im un-cappeb i basically abuse it to make up for the problems i first expereincedas far as i can remember i was told talktalk cuts you off on a night sometimes when you are capped but deny any knowledge of it so if yours cut off it should not nowmy next thing to do is pressure BT in to changing my line so i can get a faster speed



    What do you expect BT to do? Talk Talk are your service provider. NOT BT. Wat exchange in the North East you off?

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    Paddy_o_furniture

    What do you expect BT to do? Talk Talk are your service provider. NOT BT. … What do you expect BT to do? Talk Talk are your service provider. NOT BT. Wat exchange in the North East you off?


    my line is OWNED by bt just like yours

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    dcx_badass

    Mine cuts out at night once or twice a week, recon I should contact … Mine cuts out at night once or twice a week, recon I should contact him?Also read the post above.I've got talk talk at 2 houses. Both have had problems, I may contact him.


    contact him its worth it

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    dcx_badass

    I'm on a talk talk line. Just thought I'd say.


    you need a bt line before talktalk take you on they dont own the lines

    hayton2k3

    you need a bt line before talktalk take you on they dont own the lines



    No you don't, TALK TALK (have there own gear in the exchanges) and many other service providers can install there own lines in your house now using BT/Openreachs network (you have the ofcom to thank for this). BT have nothing at all to do with your line Openreach is a BT company but totally impartial to any one service provider. If you have a fault on your line voice or ADSL you would report the fault to TALKTALK who would raise a job with Openreach for an engineer to visit. If the copper/ali/lead in the ground is useless and no good for carrying ADSL this would be a job for Openreach again to bring the network up to quality. Trust me I know what I'm talking about.

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    Paddy_o_furniture

    No you don't, TALK TALK (have there own gear in the exchanges) and many … No you don't, TALK TALK (have there own gear in the exchanges) and many other service providers can install there own lines in your house now using BT/Openreachs network (you have the ofcom to thank for this). BT have nothing at all to do with your line Openreach is a BT company but totally impartial to any one service provider. If you have a fault on your line voice or ADSL you would report the fault to TALKTALK who would raise a job with Openreach for an engineer to visit. If the copper/ali/lead in the ground is useless and no good for carrying ADSL this would be a job for Openreach again to bring the network up to quality. Trust me I know what I'm talking about.


    well maby you and talktalkboy could work it out to see whats actually what.
    he said if i wanted my full speed bt would have to upgrade their equipment

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    HERES FOR THE PERSON WHO SAID THEY DONT CAP YOUR SERVICE

    Re: TalkTalk - Credit Limit

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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hayton2k3
    As a gesture of good will i have raised a credit on your account for 50.00 and discounted your package to give you half price line rental for 6 months. if you have any more issues please feel free to let me know.

    Regards,

    TTBoy

    so what does the above mean?
    i did notice a difference and as i mentioned the other day it is not connected over 8mbps,i know you are 8mbps maximum but i am connected over that and i can show you a screen shot if you want,
    and 1time when i phoned i was told i was connected at 8.1mbps but my computer said 8.4mbps

    is it just a hick up or something?[/quote]

    Also your download speed was restricted because you had been classed as a high user, possibly to do with P2P software or downloading games, films and software. Ive had this restriction removed for you.

    Original Poster

    Yeah i dont think we are on a BT line know it said Cable when i put my Number into SKY website

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    and for anyone else thats on about internet i dont want to know mine works and the person needing help got theires working so anyone with same problem only has to follow what embers did and i did to get it working but would be helpful if they could post a pic of download speed then get it sorted then post a new pic so we can see the difference

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    Embers

    Yeah i dont think we are on a BT line know it said Cable when i put my … Yeah i dont think we are on a BT line know it said Cable when i put my Number into SKY website


    it mightn't be now but talktalkboy said bt needs to upgrade before we can reach full speed

    for e.g if we got bethere 24 it would max out at 8mbps where i am cos my line cant handle any more until bt upgrade(or who ever owns it)
    others might get full speed but i max out at just under 9mbps

    Original Poster

    i see

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    dcx_badass

    Yes but talk talk still own the line, but BT have to upgrade all the … Yes but talk talk still own the line, but BT have to upgrade all the equipment to ADSL 2+ to get over 8 meg. As BT control that still.


    yeah thats right i thought cos bt installed the sockets they always owned the line

    Firstly if you check your T&C it always says 'up to 8mb' this does not mean you will get 8mb, the distant from the Exchange is a major factor also. TalkTalk do have QoS or traffic shapping in place for reducing how much bandwidth you take, if they feel you are DLing too much, basically.

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    Alfonse

    Firstly if you check your T&C it always says 'up to 8mb' this does not … Firstly if you check your T&C it always says 'up to 8mb' this does not mean you will get 8mb, the distant from the Exchange is a major factor also. TalkTalk do have QoS or traffic shapping in place for reducing how much bandwidth you take, if they feel you are DLing too much, basically.


    thats the point i had it but then got it removed how hard is that to understand?because its straight forward to me
    1,my net goes slow and downloads slow
    2,im told im capped
    3,i get un-capped

    wheres the hard part in that?

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    Alfonse

    Firstly if you check your T&C it always says 'up to 8mb'


    i actually connect over 8mbps and im not complaining about the speed im more than happy with the speed and performance talktalk gives me

    BT no longer install lines, an Openreach (a BT Group company) Engineer will install your line on behlaf of your chosing communications provider, be it talk talk, BT, Post Office, or dodgy bobs telco.
    It's upto talktalk not BT to upgarde talk talks equipment in the exchange. Be/o2 could offer upto 24meg over the same cable in the ground due to thier equipment in the exchnage.
    I'm an Openreach CSE (customer service engineer) so I know what I'm talking about.

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    Paddy_o_furniture

    BT no longer install lines, an Openreach (a BT Group company) Engineer … BT no longer install lines, an Openreach (a BT Group company) Engineer will install your line on behlaf of your chosing communications provider, be it talk talk, BT, Post Office, or dodgy bobs telco.It's upto talktalk not BT to upgarde talk talks equipment in the exchange. Be/o2 could offer upto 24meg over the same cable in the ground due to thier equipment in the exchnage.I'm an Openreach CSE (customer service engineer) so I know what I'm talking about.


    lol what im saying is i DONT CARE ABOUT THE INTERNET im happy with my speed but i was ADVISED if i wanted speeds upto 24mbps bt must update their equipment but frankly i dont care as im happy for now i only posted because embers wanted help not me

    hayton2k3

    thats the point i had it but then got it removed how hard is that to … thats the point i had it but then got it removed how hard is that to understand?because its straight forward to me1,my net goes slow and downloads slow2,im told im capped3,i get un-cappedwheres the hard part in that?



    contention ratios would reduce your performance, how hard is that?

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    Paddy_o_furniture

    BT no longer install lines, an Openreach (a BT Group company) Engineer … BT no longer install lines, an Openreach (a BT Group company) Engineer will install your line on behlaf of your chosing communications provider, be it talk talk, BT, Post Office, or dodgy bobs telco.It's upto talktalk not BT to upgarde talk talks equipment in the exchange. Be/o2 could offer upto 24meg over the same cable in the ground due to thier equipment in the exchnage.I'm an Openreach CSE (customer service engineer) so I know what I'm talking about.


    IF you are right how comes you can not connect to talktalk unless you are currently a bt customer?

    Talk Talk can take over a BT line or any other service providers, but they will also Install lines, when I get a job for a Talk Talk customer all I get in my jobs notes is service provider Opal Telecom and your (the end users) address along with details of the problem/provision.

    AND I AM RIGHT

    what exchnage you off?
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