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Ritchie9 12:54 Wed Feb 26
broadband advice
my sky broadband deal is coming to an end, want to leave as its been rubbish even though I get speed upto 40 (whatever that means), I don't even get full bars on my phone in the same room, not massively on the net and don't want to pay too much, got a letter through earlier this month to go vodafone, superfast 2 for £20.95 a month, sounds perfect but just wanted to know if anyone has got them and if the signal is strong round the house. Of course i've tried to look up reviews but thought i'd see if anyone has any first hand experience, cheers.

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BRANDED 10:55 Thu Feb 27
Re: broadband advice
Too many people in your house watching porn

Joe C 9:31 Thu Feb 27
Re: broadband advice
1964 4:54 Wed Feb 26

In your case the fibre will run to the cabinet, and then copper to your house. So the nearer you are to the cabinet the better.

In my old house I was pretty far from the cabinet so got 27mb, in my new house it was right outside and I got something like 68mb.

Have switched to a Virgin Media Business Lomé now and get 350mb!

Percy Dalton 12:15 Thu Feb 27
Re: broadband advice
I didn't know BT own Talk Talk they let them run the business separate from BT.

Exiled In Surrey 11:56 Wed Feb 26
Re: broadband advice
Just put your requirements in and see what comes up.

I got a great deal with Virgin with it.

https://broadband.moneysavingexpert.com

only1billybonds 11:55 Wed Feb 26
Re: broadband advice
Talk Talk has been very good for the 4 years iv'e used them. Only complaint i have with their CS is,despite their people speaking Excellent English the thick Indian accents make it difficult to understand them. Not critisising them,they have provided an excellent service and at a reasonable price.

Ritchie9 11:37 Wed Feb 26
Re: broadband advice
Thanks for all the replies,

Spandex Sidney 3:20 Wed Feb 26
Is your coverage around the house any good? As I said in the opening post with sky i'm not even getting a strong signal in the same room, so if you get good coverage then i'm sold, and yeah I have vodafone mobile and i'll get a discount with both mobile and broadband.

Don Ravioli 9:32 Wed Feb 26
Re: broadband advice
I’ve not needed their customer service.
Not had any issues in the 5 months I’ve been with them.
Had them about 14 years ago and they were shit but so far superb.

1964 9:30 Wed Feb 26
Re: broadband advice
Talk Talk worst for customer service in 2019.

Good site is Choose.co.uk

, 9:18 Wed Feb 26
Re: broadband advice
Open reach ( BT ) have a programme to install fibre to the cabinet nationally. It is being rolled out in each area such that their cabinets furthest from the exchange are being cabled to first. This is because the copper connexion speeds farthest from the exchange are extremely slow compared to those nearby the exchange.

Don Ravioli 8:52 Wed Feb 26
Re: broadband advice
Ted Fenton 3:53
Yeah mate all in

RichT BMUpper 8:37 Wed Feb 26
Re: broadband advice
I have Virgin its all fibre to your house, installed cable myself because there engineers are shit, they sent matey out to connect up had a couple of teething problems to start but now all sorted average speed when I run a test is 340mb and we all have phones, iPads, lads gaming, TVs, CCTV ETC ETC all connected.
£42.00 per month

Al the best

1964 4:54 Wed Feb 26
Re: broadband advice
Joe C 4:00 Wed Feb 26

So it's not to the exchange for any case then only the distance to the cabinet ie the copper bit - Yes/No

I'm on copper all the way to the exchange, no fibre where I live

ironsofcanada 4:23 Wed Feb 26
Re: broadband advice
Don Rav.

We rented a place from a professor we knew a few years ago during a sabbatical and he had Talktalk

I would never used them after that. Semi-regular outages and slow speed to non-existent speed in evenings.

Maybe things have changed and maybe where we were or something but just my experience.

Nagel 4:03 Wed Feb 26
Re: broadband advice
When you're talking about wifi signal round the house it's not only about your internet provider and the router they give you, but could be effected by interference from other devices in your house, or from your neighbours, so you might end up with the same problems with a different provider.

Might be worth testing first before moving supplier. Try changing the channel on your router at least. This can help if you have neighbours all hogging the same wifi channel.

Joe C 4:00 Wed Feb 26
Re: broadband advice
1964 3:22 Wed Feb 26

Depends - if it's FTTP (Fibre To The Premises - so Virgin, a very small subset of BT) then no, but if it's FTTC (Fibre To The Cabinet - most BT, everyone else) then massively yes

mallard 4:00 Wed Feb 26
Re: broadband advice
1964 3:22 Wed Feb 26
Re: broadband advice
Pickle Rick

"Your speed depends on how far away from the exchange"

Is that true for fibre?



For fibre, it depends on how far away from the Green Cabinet (unless fibre direct to the property)

ted fenton 3:53 Wed Feb 26
Re: broadband advice
Don Ravioli 2:48 Wed Feb 26
Re: broadband advice
I was with bt paying £65pm for 70mb broadband, moved to talk talk getting same speed and probably better coverage through the house for £25pm.

Is that including landline Don ?

1964 3:22 Wed Feb 26
Re: broadband advice
Pickle Rick

"Your speed depends on how far away from the exchange"

Is that true for fibre?

dealcanvey 3:21 Wed Feb 26
Re: broadband advice
Virgin minimum bb speed is now 100 mb.

Put ours up to the standard at no extra cost.

Internet, basic channels, bt and sky sports costing 55 a month.

Spandex Sidney 3:20 Wed Feb 26
Re: broadband advice
I have Vodafone home broadband and it's great, I pay about that. You get a discount if you have your mobile with them.

Only needed to call them once and that was about my mobile so can't comment on the service. But the fact I haven't had to says something. Been with them for about 2 years now for home BB, they offered me an incentive to renew at the same price.

Pickle Rick 3:14 Wed Feb 26
Re: broadband advice
Ritchie,

Your phone with Sky too? otherwise not getting full bars on your phone is nothing to do with your broadband or are you referring to the wifi bars? download speedtest.net, it will tell you how fast your download and upload speeds are; depending on where you live if the download speed is below 11 mbps then call Sky (provided you have their fibre package) complain tell them you are coming to the end of your contract and you'll see £40 drop to around £25. Do some googling to find out what speeds you are meant to be getting in your area. Your speed depends on how far away from the exchange you which is why all the broadband companies will tell you that the speeds are UP TO xx mbps (MegaBytes Per Second).

HTH.

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