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I currently have Broadband Plus and am thinking of upgrading to Premier.
What are the 'real' benefits of upgrading to Premier?
Are there any downsides?
What are the benefits (if any) of a static IP?

Thanks in advance

Ron

[Moderator's note by Tom (tomspcs): edited the title to lower case.]
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Liam
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Just in case you haven't found the matrix - this is here :

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

As well as increased usage allowances, you also get increased webspace with more advanced features like CGI and MySQL. You also get 240 Broadband Phone (VoIP) anytime minutes, the ability to host 5 domain names and use of a Fax2Email number.

With regards to the Static IP, this is handy if you run any server services locally, play online games and wish to host a server - or wish to remotely connect to your PC / Network.
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You also get 240 Broadband Phone (VoIP) anytime minutes

Which might or (more likely) might not work.
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
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Liam
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Have to say, personally, I've never had a problem with Broadband Phone..... I use it to 'phone home from up here in Sheffield.

Maybe that's because I'm at work too much :shock:
bobbygeorge
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currently have Broadband Plus and am thinking of upgrading to Premier.
What are the 'real' benefits of upgrading to Premier?


NONE !! ..

You will still be hit by plusnet's SEVERE throttling on your account in all areas, leaving P2P,USENET,FTP completely useless. You will never get near your new usage limits due to this.The less said about the POP3 performance the better .. :roll:

My current P2P,FTP downloads are at 5.5 KB/s up & down (on/off peak) this on PREMIER 8Meg.

Have raised numerous tickets and have been told it's a known issue with the network (see these forums) and no improvements can be promised.

Given the current situation regarding network performance and with NO SIGN of improvement you would be better off requesting your MAC and leaving to a reliable ISP as increasing numbers are.

it's a shame, but its a FACT !!!
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Doesn't everybody just use their work phone when they are at work? :shock:

Although if I didn't use my desk phone, I'd use my mobile, which is also a work phone.
Liam
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Sorry, I meant using Broadband Phone from my flat up here - not from work ;-)
MrToast
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I currently have Broadband Plus and am thinking of upgrading to Premier.


I would just add to whats been said by saying don't overlook BB PAYG.

Unless your usage is above average its likely to be a bit cheaper.

It has the other advantages of Premier (though not so many phone minutes or domains can be hosted) plus one of its own. BB PAYG has the highest traffic priority.
Liam
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Quite correct. PAYG is also referenced on the matrix page and might be worth looking at if you're a fairly light user.
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But...

Is the Ellacoya profile any different though? We're told that Plus is not so geared towards P2P, etc - the blurb for premier currently says:
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Priority service on our network

What does this mean? The marketing department have implied that it is indeed different.
Is it? If so in what way?

It just seems the caps on Premier are higher...

I have a sneaky suspicion that it is not, since PlusNet have insufficient capacity to allow it to be without their entire infrastructure grinding to a halt (though it is probably debateable as to whether this has already happened).

I may be wrong - if so feel free to correct me and answer the above.