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    Home Broadband speed

    I'm with Orange since Freeserve days and I still have the original package which is uncapped. It costs me £20 a month for a 2Mb connection. If I wanted to upgrade I would lose the uncapped service.

    I was downloading some music last night and I thought it seemed fast, so I did a speed test and it showed 6.5Mb down and 512Kb up. Do you think Orange has made a mistake or have they decided to give us all the higher speed service to keep us happy?

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    I think if you change you will loose the uncapped service. I to have been with orange since freeserve ( almost 10 years now ) and the connection speeds now are shocking. They recently upgraded my service, from 2MEG to a lightning fast 1MEG!

    Looking to move to a better provider soon

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    Yes, I would definitely lose the uncapped service but it looks like I have been upgraded anyway.

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    The chances are you've been regraded to an upto 8mbit at no extra cost to yourself.

    Reasons for this are aplenty:

    1) Moved onto an LLU Platform at your exchange allows for 'lower' costs to the ISP. (very likely)
    2) ISP cocked up and gave you a faster connection as a result. (least likely)
    3) ISP don't offer support for fixed line packages any longer and regraded all lines to upto 8mbit.

    Either way, check your Exchange at samknows.com and see which LLU providers you have (if any) and let us know, there may be better deals to be had!

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    BT Wholesale ADSL
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    Chances are you've been moved onto Orange LLU, put your number into ADSL24 Broadband - ADSL availability checker and see what it comes back with.

    If you're on LLU, it's a chargeable platform to move from

    Alternatively, with Be* available at your exchange, for the money you'd be mad not to move onto one of their product offerings here·

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    You lucky sod, you can have Be Unlimited from your exchange, and I've heard good things generally about their service. I think there are a few members on here using it.

    They were supposed to be coming to my local exchange in June, but AFAIK they havn't done it yet!

    Mike.

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    Check at Samknows Broadband - Comprehensive Broadband Information Mike, it's unlike be/o2 to miss out on an enable date.

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    Actually I've just done that, and what do ya know, enabled TODAY! Now I'm happy

    Samknows Broadband - Sittingbourne (NDSIT) Exchange

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    I just checked mine incase it was a cause of luck but sadly no, still on be on mine

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    Quote Originally Posted by maniac View Post
    You lucky sod, you can have Be Unlimited from your exchange, and I've heard good things generally about their service. I think there are a few members on here using it.
    Their DNS are playing up something awful at the moment. I can download at 1.8MBps, but browsing feels like dial up!

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    I'm with Orange on the 8 meg service which is currently giving me 1.4. Our phone line is terrible though, the noise margins are at the bare minimum, BT still haven't found the fault after 4 engineers.

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    20mb/768k here... Virgin Media

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trapper View Post
    Their DNS are playing up something awful at the moment. I can download at 1.8MBps, but browsing feels like dial up!
    Try using OpenDNS (free)

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    Have tried OpenDNS, frankly it didn't make a huge amount of difference

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