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Tesco broadband

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
Anyone know if its any good?

We are having a bt phone line but wanna go with a different provider for the broadband so thought of tesco for the clubcard points ;) but if crap or whatever tell me who is good. We don't want any download limits and want is reasonably priced.

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Tesco dial up was always reasonable but I've not had any dealings with the broadband. Does seem quite pricey though for what it is. I'm currently paying £14.99 a month for a 2Mb connection with no download limits. I'm with plusnet if you want to check them out. Not had any probs with them at all either and it was quick and easy to set up.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Kazbo wrote:
    Tesco dial up was always reasonable but I've not had any dealings with the broadband. Does seem quite pricey though for what it is. I'm currently paying £14.99 a month for a 2Mb connection with no download limits. I'm with plusnet if you want to check them out. Not had any probs with them at all either and it was quick and easy to set up.

    I asume they provide you with a modem/router?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Tweety wrote:
    I asume they provide you with a modem/router?

    Yep a standard usb broadband modem is free with them....just p&p to pay. If you want/need a router then every company costs you more for them and tbh you can generally get a better one for cheaper buying it yourself seperately.
    You can check it out here.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Kazbo wrote:
    Yep a standard usb broadband modem is free with them....just p&p to pay. If you want/need a router then every company costs you more for them and tbh you can generally get a better one for cheaper buying it yourself seperately.
    here.
    but if you uy it from the ISP they will usually set it up for you, and be better at telling you how to fix it when it goes wrong.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    The instructions that come with modem/routers are generally very good anyways and their customer support people will be able to help with any problems anyways.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Sorry don't need a router, i just put router as thats what we currently have with bt adsl.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Any other recomendations?
  • Teh_GerbilTeh_Gerbil Stalin's Organist Posts: 13,327
    Freedom 2 Surf rock hard.

    Tesco, our schoold Tesco. Unreliable as fuck!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Tweety wrote:
    Any other recomendations?


    I`d have to 2nd Plusnet - we had a problem when they upgraded us to 2mb/s from 512kb/s - basiclly it was unstable cos it was too fast for the line but they eventually got us down to 1mb/s and it been fine since

    I pay 13.99 per month though cos I2ve recmmonded 2 people now and when you do that they knock off 50p per month

    another 28 more pople and mine will be free .. lol

    so if you wanna help me reach that goal fell free to ask for a link


    BTW we were with Pipex before and basically paying 23 pounds something for half the speed - I`ve only been with 2 broadband companies but I really recommend in these cases you go with a specialise company like plusnet and not a supermarket - cos if you get a technical problem they`re not likely to be very good on tech support.

    And it`s only when things go wrong you truely know how good a company is.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I`d have to 2nd Plusnet - we had a problem when they upgraded us to 2mb/s from 512kb/s - basiclly it was unstable cos it was too fast for the line but they eventually got us down to 1mb/s and it been fine since

    I pay 13.99 per month though cos I2ve recmmonded 2 people now and when you do that they knock off 50p per month

    another 28 more pople and mine will be free .. lol

    so if you wanna help me reach that goal fell free to ask for a link


    BTW we were with Pipex before and basically paying 23 pounds something for half the speed - I`ve only been with 2 broadband companies but I really recommend in these cases you go with a specialise company like plusnet and not a supermarket - cos if you get a technical problem they`re not likely to be very good on tech support.

    And it`s only when things go wrong you truely know how good a company is.

    How quick can you get it? See its a pain cause our phone line isn't being installed until AT LEAST 17th oct as they can't get in to do the work (new build) until between then & 25th oct. I can't get broadband until then can i? By get it i mean sign up. Also how do i find out if broadband is even avalible in my area? As its a new build i have no idea how i go about getting it unless we go back to bt which i don't really want to.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Tweety wrote:
    How quick can you get it? See its a pain cause our phone line isn't being installed until AT LEAST 17th oct as they can't get in to do the work (new build) until between then & 25th oct. I can't get broadband until then can i? By get it i mean sign up. Also how do i find out if broadband is even avalible in my area? As its a new build i have no idea how i go about getting it unless we go back to bt which i don't really want to.


    Go back to BT?

    I assume it`s BT putting in the phoneline

    I`m sure one you know what your new phone number will be you can start the process, since in reality it`s BT engineers that do all ADSL changes at the telephone exchange
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    since in reality it`s BT engineers that do all ADSL changes at the telephone exchange
    That's "BT OpenReach" Engineers :p. But you're right, even if your ISP is doing LLU, thy don't have access to the "frame" - they haveto request that a BT Linesman patch your circuit from the frame through a TAMS to the ISPs frame.

    Once your circuit is installed, its electrical characteristics will be measured and entered into "eCo". At this point an ISP can check wether ADSL can be provisioned on the line.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Can you get cable in your area? Try and get NTL or Telewest if you can. Cable has slightly less latency (see this comparison page), and their modems lets you use the ethernet port as well as USB. Always ethernet if you can.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Tweety wrote:
    How quick can you get it? See its a pain cause our phone line isn't being installed until AT LEAST 17th oct as they can't get in to do the work (new build) until between then & 25th oct. I can't get broadband until then can i? By get it i mean sign up. Also how do i find out if broadband is even avalible in my area? As its a new build i have no idea how i go about getting it unless we go back to bt which i don't really want to.

    I think plusnet set ours up in 7 days from the time I knew my phone number so could actually apply for it.
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