Broadband How Much you paying? What provider?

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Found 23rd May 2009
Ok guys, keep this as on topic as we can

speedtest.net
Use speed test to test your broadband speed, make sure nothing is using the internet, xbox's live messenger etc

Post your price, provider and speed and lets save some money

Speed checker - what your BT line can hold -
http://www.productsandservices.bt.co...?topicId=16738

BT I Plate - shop.bt.com/pro…ate

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Original Poster

Bt
£24.99
7.5 Mbps

is there a website to compare what speeds are best for your area ??? xxx

O2
£7.50
2 Mbps (But I'm miles from the exchange!)

o2, £7.10, just under 8mb

is the upload speed the info that the xbox is sending and is that why its so slow xxx

You also need to use a wired connection for a true test

VM - Can't really break it down as pay X for TV XL, Phone (Landlines, mobile & International) and 10mb BB

Speeds are determined by your equipment, exchange etc

If you're on DSL / ADSL then it is also effected by distance from the exchange, heavy use of the line etc so it's impossible to say what's the best provider for your area.

Upload is anything you upload, most notably when you upload photos, videos etc, usually 25% of your download speed. Anything your xbox sends would be minimal, i.e. message to say you want to play X etc, but it would upload your data when on xbox live

02
9 quid something pence
dl speed is 13.34mbps
up speed is0.91 mbps

Original Poster

Angelstar;5302746

is there a website to compare what speeds are best for your area ??? xxx


[url]www.samknows.co.uk[/url]
Angelstar;5302769

is the upload speed the info that the xbox is sending and is that why its … is the upload speed the info that the xbox is sending and is that why its so slow xxx



No the download bit :thumbsup:


marktuck;5302754

O2£7.502 Mbps (But I'm miles from the exchange!)



have you used the BT line checker productsandservices.bt.com/con…738

SKY Unlimited braodband
10mg
£15 a month ( could have got for £10 if taken out talk talk free plan)

BT 6meg (on a 48db loss line), FREE

Original Poster

starsparkle2311;5302782

BT, pah!!!!!5.05mbps£35, includes line rental and I pay £5 extra just to b … BT, pah!!!!!5.05mbps£35, includes line rental and I pay £5 extra just to be in credit for phonecalls etc, I should maybe change that,lol



Switch to whole bill direct debit :thumbsup:

You are just making BT interest, option 3 i take it? when your contract up?

Paddy wheres the freeness from

Starr;5302800

have you used the BT line checker … have you used the BT line checker http://www.productsandservices.bt.com/consumerProducts/displayTopic.do?topicId=16738


Thanks. Thats showing 3 meg max so not too bad I guess as I'm running the router off an extension socket which affects it too.

Starr;5302800

[url]www.samknows.co.uk[/url]No the download bit :thumbsup:have you used … [url]www.samknows.co.uk[/url]No the download bit :thumbsup:have you used the BT line checker http://www.productsandservices.bt.com/consumerProducts/displayTopic.do?topicId=16738



yep 5.5 up xxx

Original Poster

marktuck;5302833

Thanks. Thats showing 3 meg max so not too bad I guess as I'm running the … Thanks. Thats showing 3 meg max so not too bad I guess as I'm running the router off an extension socket which affects it too.



shop.bt.com/pro…ate
scroll down and view the image gallery, is your BT box the same as the one with the tick on it?

Starr;5302832

Switch to whole bill direct debit :thumbsup:You are just making BT … Switch to whole bill direct debit :thumbsup:You are just making BT interest, option 3 i take it? when your contract up?Paddy wheres the freeness from


about the only benefit of being a BT employee

Banned

O2 most on hotukdeals are on O2 i guess.

TalkTalk

£22 PM for all calls
5.5mps Internet free

Original Poster

Paddy_o_furniture;5302885

about the only benefit of being a BT employee



Ha yes sir, at least you get that
starsparkle2311;5302895

no it's option 1, I am on direct debit£11ish line rental£18 broadbandI j … no it's option 1, I am on direct debit£11ish line rental£18 broadbandI just pay the extra to keep in credit, like I said.I signed up for another 12 months a few months back, I did the uswitch thing, but alas BT was the only provider available in my area



Broadband can be reduced to 15.65 just give them a call, ask for the new black hub 2.0 as well :thumbsup:

prada09;5302906

O2 most on hotukdeals are on O2 i guess.



they are the best provider I've ever been with. No throttling of speeds and no snotty letters prattling on about about fair usage nonsense when I go crazy downloading or marathon sessions on xbox live .:thumbsup:

Banned

ants97;5302959

they are the best provider I've ever been with. No throttling of speeds … they are the best provider I've ever been with. No throttling of speeds and no snotty letters prattling on about about fair usage nonsense when I go crazy downloading or marathon sessions on xbox live .:thumbsup:



yeah it was recommendtion from hotukdeals members that tempted to to say farewell to sky. so far so good, got my router few days back, awaiting line activation which is due tommorow, just hope topcashback payout the £70 they promised but only £50 is confirmed.

Starr;5302884

http://www.shop.bt.com/products/bt-i-plate-58LT.html?q=i%20platescroll … http://www.shop.bt.com/products/bt-i-plate-58LT.html?q=i%20platescroll down and view the image gallery, is your BT box the same as the one with the tick on it?


Yep that's the one

VM 8.85meg
pay £0 as negotiated it free with my telephone line and xl package which in total is £30

BT speedcheck says 5meg max lol

I'm with Be, on the Value range

8mb

Just rated on speedtest at 7.2 down, 1.05 up

£10 per month.

That BT thing says i can get up to 6, lol

VM 10M (Large, not the free upgrade) £20 w/ unlimited phone line

Original Poster

marktuck;5303021

Yep that's the one



Buy the I PLATE from ebay or bt shop, 30000 people were given them for free and it boosted the line speed on average 1.5 MBPS, so hopefully will do the same for you. well worth the money

choc1969;5303029

VM 8.85megpay £0 as negotiated it free with my telephone line and xl … VM 8.85megpay £0 as negotiated it free with my telephone line and xl package which in total is £30BT speedcheck says 5meg max lol



sancho1983;5303076

I'm with Be, on the Value range8mbJust rated on speedtest at 7.2 down, … I'm with Be, on the Value range8mbJust rated on speedtest at 7.2 down, 1.05 up£10 per month.That BT thing says i can get up to 6, lol



The BT test is your most stable speed by the way plus excludes ADSL2

sky £10 unlimited 7.2m up 612kb down unlimited:)

ants97;5302959

they are the best provider I've ever been with. No throttling of speeds … they are the best provider I've ever been with. No throttling of speeds and no snotty letters prattling on about about fair usage nonsense when I go crazy downloading or marathon sessions on xbox live .:thumbsup:



I had no idea O2 were unlimited downloads.

Good price for what they offer.

Starr;5303094

Buy the I PLATE from ebay or bt shop, 30000 people were given them for … Buy the I PLATE from ebay or bt shop, 30000 people were given them for free and it boosted the line speed on average 1.5 MBPS, so hopefully will do the same for you. well worth the moneyThe BT test is your most stable speed by the way


The BT test does not take into account ADSL2+ (which Be, Sky, Opal/Talk Talk) all offer

Starr;5303094

Buy the I PLATE from ebay or bt shop, 30000 people were given them for … Buy the I PLATE from ebay or bt shop, 30000 people were given them for free and it boosted the line speed on average 1.5 MBPS, so hopefully will do the same for you. well worth the moneyThe BT test is your most stable speed by the way


Thanks, rep for the advice, hadn't even heard about these and just reading up on them now :thumbsup:

Original Poster

Paddy_o_furniture;5303113

The BT test does not take into account ADSL2+ (which Be, Sky, Opal/Talk … The BT test does not take into account ADSL2+ (which Be, Sky, Opal/Talk Talk) all offer



That of as well course :oops:

love your location by the way

I normally get well involved with ADSL threads, as I deal with ADSL alot at work, but am hanging out my backside tonight so just chipping in. Internal wiring is the biggest problem I come accross, and long flat (cheapo pounshop) extension leads, avoid them as ADSL doesn't travel well over flat non twisted pairs Location: family guy best one ever

http://www.speedtest.net/result/480163967.png

£27 pm, but that includes tv and phone (not a proper test though as others are using the connection as well)

Original Poster

Paddy_o_furniture;5303183

I normally get well involved with ADSL threads, as I deal with ADSL alot … I normally get well involved with ADSL threads, as I deal with ADSL alot at work, but am hanging out my backside tonight so just chipping in. Internal wiring is the biggest problem I come accross, and long flat (cheapo pounshop) extension leads, avoid them as ADSL doesn't travel well over flat non twisted pairs Location: family guy best one ever



You an engineer?

Starr;5303234

You an engineer?


Yeah, Openreach CSE

Plus Net
£19.99
3.5Mbit (was 1.6Mbit until I removed the ring wire, replaced the microfilters with decent ones which took it up to 2.5Mbit, then I got a router that allowed me to adjust the SNRM - margin of error - which gives me faster downloads but less stable line)

Virgin media 20mb connection (included free in xl tv and unlimted phone package- £32)
Download - 18.5 mbs
Upload - 1.5mbs
Ping - 40ms
Gets throttled to 25% if I download too much in the peak hours (10am-9pm, threshold level is 6gb)

Private satellite broadband (uncapped, unthrottled)
Download - 6mbps
Upload - 0.05mbps
Ping - Don't play online games

Banned

Bethere 16.5Mb Unlimited and unthrottled - £12pm

ms2005;5303105

I had no idea O2 were unlimited downloads.Good price for what they offer.



well i'm sure they have some sort of fair usage thing but at times I rip the proverbial on my pc plus theres another pc down stairs that gets a fair doing as well as xbox live and in just over a year they havn't bothered one bit.

excellent price as well.

electriclinux;5303407

Virgin media 20mb connection (included free in xl tv and unlimted phone … Virgin media 20mb connection (included free in xl tv and unlimted phone package- £32)Download - 18.5 mbs Upload - 1.5mbsPing - 40ms



Normal VM 20meg upload is 768kbps. Are you in a trial area or something?

BT Unlimited FREE (dad works for BT :))
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