Are there any BT Broadband users out there ? I am currently with Eclipse and get 12Mbps on connection which I am happy with.I am 1 mile from an exchange. BT have made an offer which is cheaper than what I currently pay. Is there connection reliable, could I expect the same or better speed, is their Hub any good and is it wireless ADSL2 router/modem. I suppose I could check on their site, but would like to hear from other users. Thanks.
What you might need to consider, is that most ISP's use BT's infrastructure for providing a service, so what you get with your present ISP you should get with BT, if you change to them.
When I had speed problems with TalkTalk, it was BT OpenReach who did the outside and in part the exchange work, and TT did the rest. But in the end, it all came down to 'what the line would take'. I went from about 1MB to 6MB, after cables, joints renewed, exchange parts replaced etc.
The thing that I found interesting when all the above was going on, was BT were very quick in sending their engineer's, after TalkTalk gave them the go ahead, "because they (BT) were getting paid for it?".
Thanks everyone. I currently pay £19 to my ISP which has a limit of 50Gb which I get nowhere near. The BT offer is for up to 10Gb which is fine for me and will cost an extra £5.50 a month for the next 18 months, which will save me nearly £15 a month. The same limit offer from my current ISP is £12 so I will still save by going to BT. The speed should be the same. I have all of Jan to think it over.
I see what you mean..I meant an extra £5.50 on top of what I pay to BT..Line rental £10 per month ( paid 1 year in advance ) and £4.90 for 24/7 unlimited UK calls. So I will pay BT about £20 a month in all, rather than the current £15 PLUS the current £19 to my ISP. So its now £20 mnthly instead of £34.