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obitus
Grafter
Posts: 30
Registered: 03-09-2007

Broadband packages

Just wondering,, as im a bit confused at the packages on offer.. under broadband plus 2MB is only £24.99 / month with 58.75 to pay per year? and it is unlimited, as im still using the 512k package at £19.99/month and have been for a couple of years now....
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RE Packages

Broadband Plus has something called "traffic shaping" (I think that is what it is called). Look through the pages on PlusNet's site:

http://www.plus.net/residential/broadband/broadband_plus.shtml

In simple terms it means that if you uses P2P or anything like that it will be a lot slower.
LiamM
Grafter
Posts: 5,636
Registered: 12-08-2007

Broadband packages

Also, you don't pay £58.75 per year. This is the one-off Activation Fee to enable your line for ADSL. You pay £58.75 if you want to be placed on a Annual contract, or £70.50 for a monthly contract.

If you are already a Plusnet Broadband customer (which you say you are), then these Activation Fees do not apply to you.
chymorva
Grafter
Posts: 275
Registered: 29-08-2007

Broadband packages

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If you are already a Plusnet Broadband customer (which you say you are), then these Activation Fees do not apply to you.


Correct me if I am wrong Liam, but I thought only PN customers could get to theses parts of the forums :?
LiamM
Grafter
Posts: 5,636
Registered: 12-08-2007

Broadband packages

Indeed they can, however, Dialup Customers can get here too.
chymorva
Grafter
Posts: 275
Registered: 29-08-2007

Broadband packages

Aah. Good point Liam. Hadn't thought about that one. Shockedops:

Thanks.
LiamM
Grafter
Posts: 5,636
Registered: 12-08-2007

Broadband packages

No problem. Though I don't really know why I mentioned it because the OP stated he was on PN Broadband.
obitus
Grafter
Posts: 30
Registered: 03-09-2007

Broadband packages

Hmm when you say 'alot slower' do you mean slower than my current speed or just slower compared to the 2mb service and i play alot of games online i take it that would affect the traffic shaping?
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Broadband packages

As you will soon be able to get Premier 2Meg for £21.99 without FUP, it would seem BB Plus 2MB @ £24.99 is somewhat redundant!
obitus
Grafter
Posts: 30
Registered: 03-09-2007

Broadband packages

when will this happen? i suppose i should just wait then
LiamM
Grafter
Posts: 5,636
Registered: 12-08-2007

Broadband packages

April 28th.
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Broadband packages

The FUP has been abandoned. There are a couple of threads about it in the Feedback forum. You can get 2Meg Premier for £21.99 without the FUP, as of the 28th I believe. Therefore there doesnt seem to be any benefit to going with 2Meg BB+
obitus
Grafter
Posts: 30
Registered: 03-09-2007

Broadband packages

Ah i really should browse the forums before i post Shockedops: anyway thanks for the replies!