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Windows 7: NEVER go with BT broadband!

22 Nov 2011   #11

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
BT are probably one of the most useless companies on the planet, I've had many dealings with them in my old job as an IT manager and the level of incompetence every time had had to deal with them was completely unparalleled.

For me Virgin cable wins for me every time, at every house I had it was rock solid and I got full speed. Unfortunatly I'm now not on a cabled street so I have "BE" which gives me a nice 34meg on my bonded line with great customer service.
I second your comments on Virgin Media. I have had the 10Mb service for just over a year now and it just always works and gives the speed you pay for. I think I have had only one 5 minute outage in the year.
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22 Nov 2011   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

I live in a 8,000-house neighbourhood and BT says it's not cost effective to roll out fibre-optic broadband so I'm stuck with a speed of 2MB download, although I do believe a start has been made to upgrade us to high-speed broadband.

I switched from BT to Sky over a year ago and because I have the full HDTV package as well, I get unlimited broadband with no cap and unlimited phone calls and line rental for 23.75 per month as opposed to BT's 42 per month.

My main reasons for switching from BT was their high charges, poor speed and impenetrable call centre regime along with no concept of customer service whatsoever.

I mean, what was the point of them bombarding me with spam about broadband BT Vision when there were times I struggled to download a bloody e-mail!
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22 Nov 2011   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2

i live in a field in the middle of now where just outside huntingdon.. ive no hope of getting fibre optic...
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22 Nov 2011   #14

Windows 10 Pro

Well i'm on 2MB and my transfer rate is 240Kbps to 250KBps so mmmmmm i never complained....
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22 Nov 2011   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2

and my internets back to 200kbps. yay..
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22 Nov 2011   #16
Joan Archer

Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit

Just this minute done a speed test and was nicely surprised at this time of night to get this result.

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28 Nov 2011   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2

well finally some good news, had a BT phone and internet specialist come to my house today, and found some problems and as a result im having my house rewired hopefully be sorted permanently! he kindly bodged it for me today so i have 1.5Mbps! thats lightning for me lol
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28 Nov 2011   #18

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)

I probably have the highest cost, lowest performance ratio for an internet connection of anybody on this forum. We live out in the country with no cable or DSL available. It costs $160/month for the connection shown below. Fortunately for me, my employer pays for it otherwise I couldn't justify the cost and would have to settle for an even slower connection.

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28 Nov 2011   #19

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit

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28 Nov 2011   #20

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2

alright stop teasing me!
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