Mine recently offered an upgrade to the max stable speed for free. Living in a rural area more than 6km from the exchange I was thinking that my 512kbps might with a bit of luck get up to 750kbps or even 1Mb
Upgrade day arrived and lo and behold the thing has been running at 3.7Mb ever since
Worth a try if BT has got round to your exchange and your ISP is willing!
Just become a EX Wanadoo customer today since having no Broadband since Feb 02 using Dial up with another isp. Anyone who does get offered a upgrade to a Higher Speed, Make sure LLU doesn't come into the equation. Trust Me, x Hundred phone calls & emails and now on Dial up isn't good. It slightly better at this time of night but during daytime hours its a pain.
I'm with AOL and have been with them for over 5 years but I'm planning to migrate as Platinum customers will be upgraded first and that won't be until the end of June at the earliest and so it might be 6 months before I can upgrade as I'm only on Gold!
I'm not waiting though as migrating to another ISP I can get on to Max DSL straight away and save myself £10 a month as well.
It is a capped service (20 GB a month) but I rarely download more than 5 GB a month so I'm not worried.
I'm on Tiscali 2mb uncapped, and I contacted them last week about upgrading. Got an unpromising response along the lines "We will be offering the increased speeds at some time in the future, but are unable to confirm a date etc etc". My contract expires in June and I will be looking to go elsewhere.