vectradam 21:23 02 Jul 2008

im on virgin cable at the moment and am thinking of changing to bt total broadband. with my cable broadband i only click on the desktop icon and the internet is there. with the BT will it have to go through the lengthy process of connecting or will it also be up and running instantly

  MarvintheAndroid 21:31 02 Jul 2008

If you use an ADSL modem it will need to dial, but very quick - usually just dials 0. If you use a router it is always on.

Note you will need a different router for ADSL.


  RobCharles1981 21:34 02 Jul 2008

Before you start jumping the gun abit here you would be advised from me to check out the reviews about them on click here

Go Samknows at the link below fill in the blanks what services can you get at your exchange?

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What modem router do you have?

Line Stats would be helpful also go here to find them:

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And paste them when you reply.

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Go for it!! 22:41 02 Jul 2008

the BT Home Hub you will be connected all the time, the web is there in an instant. I went from BTYahoo to BT TotalBB and have never had a problem with them.

  vectradam 23:04 02 Jul 2008

these seem cheap and get good reviews, anyone got any experience

  RobCharles1981 23:10 02 Jul 2008

Go here first as I said previously

click here

  Technotiger 23:20 02 Jul 2008

I have used BT Total Broadband for some time - I know a lot of people knock BT Broadband, but IMHO they are excellent. If you sign up for BT Total Broadband you will be supplied free of charge with the BTHome Hub. If you do opt for this service, make sure they give you Version 1.5 of the Home Hub plus the Free BT Talk hand-set, NOT Version 1.0.

The BT Home Hub is the easiest thing in the World to set-up, you do NOT even need to use the supplied CD! Just connect it up as per the simple instructions, and Go!

  Technotiger 23:22 02 Jul 2008

PS - Once set-up you will have Instant on-line access, and the Hub should be left permanently on at all times - even after closing down and switching off your pc, as I do each night.

  vectradam 23:28 02 Jul 2008

sam knows says we can get 02 / be llu in my area. we seem to be very lucky as the coverage in our area is otherwise very thin on the ground


  RobCharles1981 00:37 03 Jul 2008

That all depends on your current line stats on what speeds you may be able to get.

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