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Current line speed 0.3Mb :(

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Re: Current line speed 0.3Mb :(

Hi @bmc. Thanks for the info. I actually meant the cost of ADSL (which we currently get free as an introductory offer) vs the cost of fibre, i.e. an extra £15 a month.

I know, I shouldn't be complaining about the cost of free broadband!

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Re: Current line speed 0.3Mb :(

Thank you for translating the stats, @Townman

 

So I was looking into the FTTP trial and turns out we already have the ENT (pictured below), I think? If so, are we still eligible for the trial @HarryB?

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Re: Current line speed 0.3Mb :(

If you have that I can't see any reason why not but @HarryB will check tomorrow

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 Matthew Wheeler
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Re: Current line speed 0.3Mb :(

You've probably made several people very jealous by finding an ONT box in your house!!!

 

PlusNet will tell you about whether you can join the trial. At this time your contract will still apply (I'm guessing) but when it comes to an end you'll have a choice. FTTP doesn't need a phone so if you don't need a phone you'll be able to cancel that and just take the Internet service.

 

PlusNet charge a £2.50 surcharge for an internet only service but you'd have no line rental to pay!!!

 

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Re: Current line speed 0.3Mb :(

Yes you are definitely eligible for the trial and that's just what you need for FTTP, (it's actually called an ONT - Optical Network Terminator). If you have a suitable router with an Ethernet WAN connection and the ONT is still connected to the fibre network you could be up and running on FTTP very quickly.Smiley

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Re: Current line speed 0.3Mb :(


@rebeccabg wrote:
So I was looking into the FTTP trial and turns out we already have the ENT (pictured below), I think? If so, are we still eligible for the trial

Yep, it looks like it.

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WBC FTTP Upto 330 Upto 30 -- Available

 

Sign up over at http://trials.plus.net and once we place your order with BT, the service should activate (in theory) within 1 working day.

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 Anoush Mortazavi
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Re: Current line speed 0.3Mb :(

@Gandalf What router is used by PlusNet for FTTP? I assume from the first post that the OP is a recent new customer but on ADSL so not sure what router would have been supplied. Does the Hub 1 have an Ethernet Wan port to connect to the ONT?

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Yeah, we'd send out a Hub One.

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Re: Current line speed 0.3Mb :(

Thanks, everyone, I've applied for the trial

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Re: Current line speed 0.3Mb :(


@rebeccabg wrote:

Hi @bmc. Thanks for the info. I actually meant the cost of ADSL (which we currently get free as an introductory offer) vs the cost of fibre, i.e. an extra £15 a month.

I know, I shouldn't be complaining about the cost of free broadband!


How does what you've got (stable service not the odd recorded highest speed) compare which what was estimated?  You might blag some deal on doing the upgrade on the basis that BT are not capable of delivering the estimated speed over ADSL.

You might not get far, but it is worth an ask ... however looking at a net cost to you equation - if you do not need the phone line you could try to negotiate ditching the phone line without ETCs being taken (due to ADSL not delivering the goods).  So that's £18 pcm saved on the phone line, £15 pcm for the fibre FTTP service plus £2.50 for not having a phone line ... leaves you 50p pcm better off!

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@rebeccabg wrote:

Thanks, everyone, I've applied for the trial


While I understand that there has already been a response to your trial application, I'm looking over this now as it's strange that it's advised there's no record of FTTP being installed previously, considering you've found an ONT in the property.

 

EDIT: Surprisingly, there's no ONT on the list when selecting existing ONT at your address Sad

If you could respond to the Ticket with preferred dates for an install, we'll get an order placed for you.

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Re: Current line speed 0.3Mb :(

Yeah it's odd. Not going to be as simple as we thought. I believe the previous owners were with BT so they should know about it.
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@rebeccabg wrote:
Not going to be as simple as we thought.

 While I can't make any guarantees, what I'm hoping will happen is a survey and they'll just switch it on.

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Re: Current line speed 0.3Mb :(

@Townman, they gave us a minimum guaranteed speed of 0.5Mb when we signed up, which they are achieving.

I asked about dropping the phone line but they wouldn't refund it as we paid the year upfront (to save money!).

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Re: Current line speed 0.3Mb :(

Try arguing that the phone line was only required for the ADSL service which is not achieving the forecast 0.5Mbps CONSISTENTLY!