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#1
There I was minding my own business posting on the forum and zap my internet connection went down Bo**ocks I thought suddently autoconnect kicks in and Bam connected at 2.2 Mb/s for the price of 560K. There is a noticable difference but not so much as a quantum leap as was noticed going from 56k dial up to half meg broadband.

Bt did inform me a couple of days ago but wasn't expecting it so soon

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#2
I recently got broadband and was expecting it to be 512. According to the icon in the in-tray it's 2.2 mbps but the acid test is to go to h++p://www.adslguide.org.uk/tools/speedtest.asp and do a proper test.

Just done mine and it gives an downstream/upstream figure of 470/202 kbps. This gives an estimated true figure of 507/218 - the difference being down to data overheads and other non-useful data.

I'd be interested to see what you get on the test.

PaulR
 

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#3
PaulR said:
I'd be interested to see what you get on the test.
PaulR
Direction...... Actual Speed............ True Speed (estimated)

Downstream 1807 Kbps (225.9 KB/sec) 1951 Kbps (inc. overheads)
Upstream 245 Kbps (30.6 KB/sec) 264 Kbps (inc. overheads)

Got to say I was impressed by the results Paul, had to download java 2 to get the results though.

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Sheer favouritism. Ive been with BTfor yonks and they sent the letters round last week about updating the broadband speed, but here its still 466/247
 

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#5
My thoughts entirely. I see they're rolling out 1 and 2 meg updates to new customers first, then we come later.

As an aside, we ex- BT wallahs used to get a discount on our broadband connection but that's now disappeared in a puff of smoke now.

Llew
 
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They (BT) never gave us any favours when we worked for them so why should you expect any now (;) ;) lol)?
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#7
I was offered mine a month or so back and I've been with them almost since ADSL launch, it was also coincidentally a week after I'd left them for Bulldog. :)

I did notice though, it carried a cap on usage and my previous package didn't.
 

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rolfw said:
I was offered mine a month or so back and I've been with them almost since ADSL launch, it was also coincidentally a week after I'd left them for Bulldog. :)

I did notice though, it carried a cap on usage and my previous package didn't.
BULLDOG RULEZ, never had a problem apart from bt outage recently. constant connection, no capping just raw broadband great!
 

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Llew said:
My thoughts entirely. I see they're rolling out 1 and 2 meg updates to new customers first, then we come later.
As an aside, we ex- BT wallahs used to get a discount on our broadband connection but that's now disappeared in a puff of smoke now.
Llew
Yes must be favouritism but we have been with BT since it began internet services so that is one theory out of the window. Just depends on location I believe. Patience is a virtue (arn't I smug lol). But yes I agree Llew it is not fair that ex employees cannot benefit in the way they used to, they obviously think your "severence package" was sufficient (assuming you got one of course). Nowadays the discounting is all done via salaries, not mine of course my missus's
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#10
Can't complain about the release terms offered, it being the first and most generous - they lost a lot of skilled people, which they came to regret afterwards.
Suited me fine (divorced, mortgage paid) and wasn't in any hurry to look for other employment.
Still think they're penny-pinching taking away the discount. Have to check out some of the other providers.

Llew
 

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#11
Llew said:
Still think they're penny-pinching taking away the discount. Have to check out some of the other providers.
Llew
I totally agree Llew I just do not think they have thought about that aspect, or maybe that is the point and they have! I can certainly recommend zen.co.uk ( I use them at work and it is a bit cheaper) but as yet no good deals as with BT 2.2Mb for price of 560Kb. If I hear anything on the vine I'll let you know as there must be a lot of people in the same situation. As an after thought it cost them a lot of dosh to re-employ key managers and engineers they (were misguided enough) to let go and some came back as consultants on a lot more dosh and are still cleaning up.:-nuts :-nuts
 

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#12
Still 439/264 at this end. Wondering when its all going turbo
 

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#13
Channel Hopper said:
Still 439/264 at this end. Wondering when its all going turbo
Dunno CH we always seem to be the guinee pigs up here and this hasn't taken place entirely without problems, was not able to reconnect two night ago when I rebooted after volume check but was OK yesterday in the morning. It is really not that exciting to be honest just a bit speedier as I am sure you will soon find out
 

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#14
Got this E-mail today. :)

Strange that they are having problems, particularly as I have now had Bulldog 2Mb for over two months. :D
 

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rolfw said:
Got this E-mail today. :)

Strange that they are having problems, particularly as I have now had Bulldog 2Mb for over two months. :D
Yes not too clever really for a communications company that hasn't yet realised you are no longer a customer

:-comp well they have to blame something
 

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I just signed up to Bulldog 4MB- hope they're gonna do the biz....
 

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Keep mum, and you might get 4M down the pipe in a week or so
 

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That would be nice, unfortunately the 4Meg is not in my area yet, but apparently coming soon. :)
 

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Still 459/259 this end

I did see a personal letter come through the post last week, and glancing over it, looked like a different contract needed to be signed.

Odd, maybe because its a private line for the call but a business broadband link.
 
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