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    • killie77
    • By killie77 8th Oct 18, 11:29 AM
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    Broadband Speed Requirement
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    • 8th Oct 18, 11:29 AM
    Broadband Speed Requirement 8th Oct 18 at 11:29 AM
    Hi
    i'm currently on BT Fibre I think the download speed as advertised is 52 meg download
    my contract runs out this November.Ive been looking around the comparison webites and noticed the lower speed packages 10-11 meg download seem quite a bit cheaper.I currently use Amazon &Netflix for streaming on a 4k tv. would 10-11 meg be sufficient for streaming ?
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    • zx81
    • By zx81 8th Oct 18, 11:41 AM
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    For HD, but not for 4k.
    • Mister G
    • By Mister G 8th Oct 18, 11:58 AM
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    • 8th Oct 18, 11:58 AM
    Also bear in mind that the lower speed will be ADSL. This generally involves more copper in the path back to the exchange, along with the unreliability that this can give.
    • JJ Egan
    • By JJ Egan 8th Oct 18, 12:25 PM
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    • 8th Oct 18, 12:25 PM
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    • 8th Oct 18, 12:25 PM
    Negotiate with BT for a new contract at a lower price with the threat of leaving .
    • AndyPK
    • By AndyPK 8th Oct 18, 12:37 PM
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    • 8th Oct 18, 12:37 PM
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    • 8th Oct 18, 12:37 PM
    Please note regarding ASDL packages 10-11 meg download , the speed depends on how far you are from the exchange. So you may not get that speed. Got part way thru the sign up process with one of them and see what price they will GUARANTEE YOU.


    I would recommend a fibre package of 40MBPS, which can be had for around 22. or do a deal with BT
    • killie77
    • By killie77 8th Oct 18, 1:20 PM
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    • 8th Oct 18, 1:20 PM
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    • 8th Oct 18, 1:20 PM
    Thanks for the replies. I figured their would be a price to pay for the cheaper contract
    So im not sure what to do now. I'm thinking of cancelling Netflix and just keep Amozon for the time being.I'm not to far from the exchange maybe about 2 miles, Fibre we get is to the cabinet which is about 6oo yds away. Use the web generall for browsing. So i guess ADSL would be OK for that. Really trying to cut down the Bills this year would love to get rid of the Landline .Are their any providers that let you lose the Phone and just have Broadband. Don't have Virgin in this area. But i think Vodapfhone are laying Fibre round hre.
    • JJ Egan
    • By JJ Egan 8th Oct 18, 3:32 PM
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    • 8th Oct 18, 3:32 PM
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    • 8th Oct 18, 3:32 PM
    <Use the web generall for browsing. So i guess ADSL would be OK for that >
    Yes plenty .


    <would love to get rid of the Landline >

    No landline how are you going to get Broadband ??


    Landline as you call its is the cable that transmits your broadband data .
    Phone as in dont take out a phone package just pay for each call .Laying fibre thats BT Openreach or the VM cabling .


    My negotiated end contract deal with BT gave me .
    Fibre UP TO 52 meg + Landline ( Years rental paid in advance ) + No phone package ( but free in BB package weekend calls )
    _ BT MAX TV inc BT SPORTS HD for 35.50 pm
    Last edited by JJ Egan; 08-10-2018 at 3:41 PM.
    • killie77
    • By killie77 8th Oct 18, 4:59 PM
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    • 8th Oct 18, 4:59 PM
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    • 8th Oct 18, 4:59 PM
    Thanks
    Paid the Phone line upfront last november when I took out the contract. Dont have any TV package just the Broadband & Phone.
    • AndyPK
    • By AndyPK 8th Oct 18, 8:28 PM
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    • 8th Oct 18, 8:28 PM
    well if you are only 2 miles away ADSL would be good. But make sure you read what your predicted speed is. If its above 5Mbps that should be adequate.

    There are reports on here that they don't like you moving from fibre to ASDL, but do try
    • iniltous
    • By iniltous 8th Oct 18, 9:33 PM
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    Although you don't have Virgin in your area , and you would get rid of the landline rental element if you could ( which you can with VM) , it wouldn't save you much if any money.....landline and phone , and stand alone broadband from VM are virtually the same price
    • killie77
    • By killie77 9th Oct 18, 5:03 PM
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    Thanks again for the replies. I came across PLusnet advertising 36 Meg Fibre at a reasonable price I think that offer expires today. I'm not in a rush as i dont have to put my cancellation in until the 30th of this month. I'm hoping some more good deals might appear by then. If the line Rental is to be paid I generally
    pay up front for the year so hopefully can save something on that
    • AndyPK
    • By AndyPK 9th Oct 18, 6:13 PM
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    See deals here: There should be no need to accidently come across deals!

    https://broadband.moneysavingexpert.com/?_ga=2.267508429.275364042.1539026516-1417837771.1523906148

    Also look on www.uswitch.com
    And the bloody cashback sites


    Would you get a penitently if you leave early?

    If no, the installation date is usually 3 weeks in advance
    • killie77
    • By killie77 13th Oct 18, 6:06 PM
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    Hi
    Not sure about penalties was going to leave it till teh 30 th of this month,then put in the cancellation notice. Went in to the Vodaphone shop today their doing 35 meg upload for 23 a month they said that includes Land line. Not sure at the moment who to go for, but they did say they would handle teh switch over if i wanted to use them
    • JJ Egan
    • By JJ Egan 14th Oct 18, 11:12 AM
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    Gaining ISP handles the switch nowadays .
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