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dgk
Grafter
Posts: 58
Registered: ‎16-02-2009

How fast is Plusnet Value

I am currently on PlusNet Broadband Your Way Option 2 (Monthly Contract) and I am thinking of changing to Plusnet Value. I have checked my telephone exchange and I am in market 3 so the cost would be £5.99, a lot less than the £14.65 I am paying at the moment!
The usage allowance on Plusnet Value woild be fine as I use around 9GB a month.
I am concerned about the speed, would I find Value slower than Your Way Option 2.
I have looked at the tables of download speeds on the web site which lists
Peer to Peer, Binary USENET , External FTP, VPN, Gaming, Download sites, Download servers,
As far as I know I don’t use any of these !
Things That I do which take a bit of time are downloads of pdf files size between 1 and 10 MB.
Ever night I download a data file which is 40MB
One of the sites I download from tells the time taken, 6 seconds for a 2,.52mb .mp3 file, 11 seconds for a 6.9 MBmp3  file, would these times be longer
Watch webcasts .
My wife occasionally watches a “TV” program that she has missed (BBC iPlayer)
I don’t want to change if I would find it slower but I can’t tell from my understanding of what I have read on the website if it would.
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scootie
Grafter
Posts: 4,799
Registered: ‎03-11-2007

Re: How fast is Plusnet Value

if you want to be sure what your main regular downloads are classed as on the PN network you can use wireshark to find this out.
iplayer will be just the same as bbyw2.
http://www.plus.net/support/broadband/troubleshooting/wireshark.shtml
http://www.wireshark.org/
Community Veteran
Posts: 14,469
Registered: ‎30-07-2007

Re: How fast is Plusnet Value

Or you can actually try it out. Just switch to the new product and if it is worse, PN will put you back on the old product and old contract terms if you are within the first month.
pierre_pierre
Grafter
Posts: 19,757
Registered: ‎30-07-2007

Re: How fast is Plusnet Value

look here for side by side comparison http://www.kitz.co.uk/isp/plusnet_shaping2.htm
dgk
Grafter
Posts: 58
Registered: ‎16-02-2009

Re: How fast is Plusnet Value

I did not realise that you could try it out and if not suitable go back, so thanks.