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Best ISP & TV providers :
1- Sky TV is pretty cool but for Internet it sucks as Sky has to suck
and lick BT balls and begg on their knees for telephone & broadband
connection for their customers :-(( so depending on BT's bully mood &
mode they may hook up Sky customers or may not.
2- Virgin media is pretty cool for TV and internet, but on occasions
sky may cutoff service to Virgin media...
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| || || | Which ISP for FTTC ?
My exchange has just been enabled for FTTC :-)
I'm currently getting my ADSL2+ from Be (with a sync speed of 5Mb/s
and thus a typical download speed of 4Mb/s), and the ISP FTTC speed
checkers are estimating 12Mb/s download speed. With a difference
like that, I don't think I can afford not to upgrade.
Looking at Be's blog
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| || || | BT outage
Does the outage at one of BT major exchanges only course trouble for
Neural network software applications, help and support.
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October 7th 11 07:46 PM
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| || || | FTTC and ADSL Max speed
A nearby street cabinet has had some FTTC upgrade work carried out although
the service is not yet live.
I've notice in the past few weeks since the work was carried out that my
ADSL connection has been more stable - the modem reported noise margin has
increased from about 2 or 3 to 8. The line attenuation has stayed the same
but my connection has been more stable. The longest connection so...
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October 6th 11 09:20 AM
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| || || | Faster Total Broadband ?
BT's retail broadband checker is now offering me "Faster Total Broadband"
(a fibre product). Is this something different from BT Infinity ?
The checker invites me to choose a package, and on the page that
follows there's no mention of Faster Total Broadband.
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| || || | HMRC website
Submitted my VAT return last Friday.
HMRC website still won't show me the acknowlegement, says "Sorry the
system is unavailable, please try again later ..."
Normally the acknowlegement can be viewed within a few seconds of
Is anybody else having this problem?
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| || || | BT national fault
On behalf of a BT Business broadband customer, I've just tried ringing
0845 600 7020 in order to try to report a fault. (Good ADSL sync, no
It rings indefinitely.
So I rang my tame "BT Local Business" (much derided in this ng recently)
contact - he says that BT has a national fault, and the helpline is
overloaded and has crashed.
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| || || | Netgear DGN1000 problems
I bought a Netgear DGN1000, in an emergency, to replace my old 3com
router which got more and more unreliable (wouldn't sync) after a
thunderstorm. The problem with the DGN1000 is that, over about an hour
or so, it takes longer and longer to load web pages etc. Eventually all
requests time out, rebooting the router restores normal operation.
Sync speed (reported by the router) and IP...
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October 3rd 11 09:01 PM
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| || || | Plusnet and Quidco
Does anyone know, do Plusnet still give Quidco cashback for ordinary
Broadband signups ? The link from Quidco seems to be broken, though it
still works for broadband+phone sign-ups.
Serendipity: http://www.leverton.org/blosxom (last update 29th March 2010)
"The Internet, a sort of ersatz counterfeit of real life"
-- Janet Street-Porter, BBC2, 19th March 1996
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| || || | ADSL only works when phone is in use?
I wonder if anyone can help with this problem my friend is experiencing.
She has recently upgraded from Wanadoo dial-up to ADSL. The ADSL was due to
go live last week. She is using the silver Speedtouch USB modem (not sure
what model #), and her PC is Win98 (I think SE). She only has the one phone
socket in the house and the micro-filter is connected directly to that. Her
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October 2nd 11 10:44 PM
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| || || | ISP advertising changes
For thick as **** customers
Will it put a stop to idiots complaining about speeds?
Will it ****.
One benefit - ISP's will have to tell us what their download limits are.
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| || || | BT's generosity
From an article supplied by BT online:
"We've recently reduced the period of time we allow for any queries relating to your payment
(Advance Notice Period) from ten to six working days from the date on
your bill. You don't have to do anything."
Well, that's generous of them!
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| || || | Plusnet reactiving old email address
I am wanting to sign up to a Plusnet package using an old username I
used ages ago on their service with ISDN. The account has now
expired, there doesn't seem to be any entries for it in DNS, but I can
still see my old static IP address has a PTR record for my domain
When I try and sign up using the web form, I am told that this account
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| || || | Infinity very slight improvement
R. Mark Clayton
Another letter from BT offering Infinity.
It appears the allowance for limited users has increased from 10Gb to 40Gb -
good - certainly ample for my needs (no streaming films or online gaming),
Uplink still slugged to 2Mb/s for non unlimited customers.
BT Broadband Talk lost if you switch to Infinity from other BT products.
Still an engineer to install (who will doubtless refuse to work...
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| || || | Obtain new offers with call Bangladesh for 1p and 2p
Obtain latest offers with range of cheap free calls to Bangladesh and
other countries where different countries people talk more with family
and friends at cheap and low cost calls to Bangladesh at only 1p and
2p call rate.
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| || || | Diagnosis required..
The Natural Philosopher
Went to In-laws for Sunday lunch.
Was wanting to show some online video to them..jerky and kept halting.
Discovered router password and address and went in.
SNR margin 6.5dB
Connection speed 2.9Mbps
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September 17th 11 05:28 PM
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| || || | Line Rental from BT to Sky
I have Sky Broadband Unlimited and Sky Talk for calls but Line Rental is
with BT. Telephone Exchange is LLU.
Very happy with the broadband and the calls packages. On cost grounds
however, am considering also switching Line Rental to Sky but am concerned
that by doing so, if ever I changed away from Sky that I may have a hefty
(approx. £100?) charge to fork out to either BT or to A.N. Other...
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September 17th 11 05:25 PM
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| || || | Cannot upload to Vimeo
I wonder if anybody else has similar problems...
So far, paid up $70, but have not been to upload a 500MB movie,
despite a dozen tries with FF, IE, and the 3 different methods
(direct, java, ajax) they provide.
The data rate occassionally falls to a very low figure like
10kbytes/sec (should be 4x to 5x that) and then after a few hours it
bombs out with an error message.
September 15th 11 02:45 AM
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| || || | Orange broadband to be cheaper in rural areas
"""Mr Thevenot said that Orange has ‚Äúseriously considered‚ÄĚ charging by
speed received, but that it was not practical because each house's wiring
could be very different."""
So why not charge by (inverse) distance from the exchange then ? An ISP
already has that info for its customers.
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