Help! I am on dial-up in U.K. & cannot connect to Broadband due to one or other of Option 3 & 4 not being available. Can anyone please explain what those Options are, & how do I overcome the problem? Thanks all Magra
Diemmess & Djohn Thks your replies. My ISP is Tesco.com and I am trying through their system to upgrade from dial-up to broadband. My local exchange is ADSL operational but Tesco inform me it is not suitable for OLption 3, which is what their system operates on. What I am trying to determine is what exactly Option 3 is, and how do I overcome the exchange not being capable of accepting my ISP's system. Thanks again Magra
Saw this answer on another forum, which may answer your question.
I'm actually a Tesco.net Tech Support agent! We've been having a very busy few days as you can imagine.
Tesco.net runs using ADSL Option 3 (Datastream) and there a 5% of ADSL enabled exchanges that cannot use Datastream. At present if you want to migrate to Tesco Broadband from another provider you can only do so if your current broadband connection is Option 3 as well. That's an issue at the moment that BT are looking at.
Why do we use Option 3? Because it gives us more control of the service and it is a slightly cheaper method of broadband for our customers.
Use carphone warehouse & talk talk for £19.99 you get 512 BB and free phone calls after 6PM and weekends Lands end to John O' Groats in Scotland and free to all those on Talk Talk who ring another Talk Talk number for up to 3 hours at a time. I am on it and I would not go back to BT for paying for my phone calls. Only have to pay BT for the rent of your line at £10.50 per month.
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