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BT Infinity & FTTx Discussion

Discussion in 'Networks & Internet Connectivity' started by michellez, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. KIA

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Nov 14, 2004

    Posts: 13,519

    IP profile, not throughput.

    What is your router?
     
  2. Nazca

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 14, 2005

    Posts: 1,540

    Location: All over.

    So, I'm finally getting Infinity unlimited in a couple of weeks. I got a letter from BT with all the details this morning. What was interesting is that I'm signing onto a 12 month contract, not an 18 month one as suggested on the Infinity site.

    Is this a typo or for real?
     
  3. kablooey

    Hitman

    Joined: Apr 7, 2006

    Posts: 938

    Location: Oblivion aka East Anglia

    What did you do to get a letter? I've registered online but not heard anything yet...

    The BT infinity availability checker has changed from 31 December 2010, 31 March 2011, 31 June and is now saying 16 March 2011! I hope that finally, finally I'm about to get a decent connection. They estimate 30.8 Mbps down and 6.8 up, that would be awesome, for comparison this is what I've had to put up with for the last 6 years...

    [​IMG]

    Fingers crossed!
     
  4. Nazca

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 14, 2005

    Posts: 1,540

    Location: All over.


    Just make an order on the web, and register. That's all I guess.
     
  5. ringo747

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Feb 1, 2006

    Posts: 8,200

    Does anyone know if you can get any decent cashback on Infinity deals with the likes of topcashback? I see BT broadband on there but not sure if Infinity is included.
     
  6. BluBallz

    Gangster

    Joined: Jan 15, 2009

    Posts: 153

    Mine has also changed now from the 31st to the 16th of this month :)
     
  7. bramski

    Gangster

    Joined: Jul 16, 2005

    Posts: 351

    Location: Glasgow

    My exchange is Infinity enabled but does my current speed from that exchange bear any significance on what my Infinity speeds will be like? ie, slow adsl means poor infinity?
     
  8. EVH

    Don

    Joined: Mar 11, 2004

    Posts: 26,515

    It goes from distance to the local green cabinet, not the exchange.

    (No)
     
  9. Jabbs

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Feb 6, 2004

    Posts: 7,686

    Location: Rugeley



    You will get a much faster speed my sister has had it fitted a few weeks ago, before she struggled to get 1 meg on bt most of the time it was half that, she is on infinity now at 32 meg she is very happy.

    Have a look on the bt infinity site and see what speed it says you should get, that's what it gives for me sister but her download is higher but upload is slow as she is on one of the lower packages.
    Fibre optic broadband
    You can get fibre optic broadband with speeds of up to 40Mb now.
    28.7Mb download
    6.8Mb upload
     
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2011
  10. mrmoose

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 23, 2004

    Posts: 1,258

    £50 with quidco and topcashback for internet only. infinity is included in the bt broadband.
     
  11. timmy85

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 13, 2010

    Posts: 740

    Location: S.W

  12. ringo747

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Feb 1, 2006

    Posts: 8,200

    Thanks - will check it out. I was thinking of ringing them up and seeing what best price they will do but there probably isn't any movement.
     
  13. C.R.A.Z.Y

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 21, 2010

    Posts: 4,480

    I'm with BT Infinity, speed is great:
    40MB/s Down & 8MB/s Up

    However the 300Gb FUP sucks :-(

    And the BTFon is also really handy when your out and about with your smartphone or lappy :)
     
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2011
  14. muon

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 8, 2006

    Posts: 17,836

    Location: London

    Yeh I can also confirm that Infinity is included in TCB.
     
  15. Guitarman0

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 4, 2009

    Posts: 1,669

    Location: Worcestershire

    Same. God I can't wait to get off 1.5mbps ;)
     
  16. Yerman

    Gangster

    Joined: May 14, 2008

    Posts: 189

    Location: Derbyshire, UK

    The 300GB FUP is being removed from April. BT will still throttle P2P at peak times, but there will be no defined usage limit, so you won't have your speed reduced if you go over 300GB.

     
  17. Balb0wa

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 4,481

    Location: Chesterfield

    Get mine fitted on thursday, took some doing for Bt to put an order in below 15mb, checker says il get 7mb., im quite far from the cab, but im getting 1st month free and can get out anytime.

    Just hope i get a bit more than 7mb, maybe 15, all depends how good my copper is! still better than the 2mb i get now.

    Pic below just shows you how it tails off compared to other phone numbers on our road

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Yerman

    Gangster

    Joined: May 14, 2008

    Posts: 189

    Location: Derbyshire, UK

    I'd have thought you would get a lot more than 7meg, you should be able to get 20meg at about 1.5km line length on VDSL2, so I'd guess around 20-25meg for you if the copper is good.

    I wish they'd start enabling more cabinets in Chesterfield, seems very random the way they've done it. Mine went in back in November and is still showing March 31st.
     
  19. Balb0wa

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 4,481

    Location: Chesterfield

    well ive got my home hub 3, not long now, the checkers meant to under estimate it, i hope so !

    My cabinet was december 31st, then it got put back to 31st march, then changed to live on feb 17th ish.

    Emailed the ceo of bt to get it fitted on 2nd of march, things went very quickly and instal date of 10th :D
     
  20. KIA

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Nov 14, 2004

    Posts: 13,519

    Gotta love traffic shaping. Nice marketing stunt, BT. :rolleyes: