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Crap speed with new 0808 Number :(((

Niketaa

Member
I dont know an awful lot about the workings of an isp but recently I have moved house and now live in a rural location. My internet connection is dreadful - I thought it would be worth my while looking into the problem as I have limited options as far a services are concerned. I have tried three of the larger isp's and have found that most of the time the slow connection speeds and disconnections are because of the routers which all the isp servers connect to in order to join the web. these routers are mainly defined as BT.com and NTLI.net (I think) anyway I could actually see the traffic building up on these routers and suddenly all the connections falling away and then I was disconnected... I wonder if the problem is that we do not have enough physical routes for the number of ppl wanting to surf the net in the uk? <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" /> I still do not know what to do about a reliable connection with some sort of consistant through put speed. Any advice would be most welcome. :confused:
 

KC

Casual Member
ClaraNet used 1664 number (w/com) for FreeTime AnyTime, that was discontinued as it was worldcom and they have their own problems, the next number was the 1381 number which of course is the kingston number, this is billed by the minute and ClaraNet must be losing rather than making a profit therefore that may explain why they converted to the new 0808 number from NTL.

The reason why they keep the 1381 number is because some customers were not eligible for the new number therefore they kept that number for their existing customers to use who could not use the new 0808 number.

They know the number can be passed around therefore they must use some sort of precaution to make sure not just anyone on FreeTime can use the 1381 number otherwise it will get very very busy and be unfair for existing customer who can only use the 1381 number.

The NTL number seems to be good for some and bad for others, this seems to be an NTL issue and I'm sure they are doing their best to rectify the fault.


KC
 

paul-white

Regular Member
KC said:
The NTL number seems to be good for some and bad for others, this seems to be an NTL issue and I'm sure they are doing their best to rectify the fault.
KC
According to an email I've had from ClaraNET the software fix for this will be applied early tomorrow morning (6th). They have been working on this for some time so the fix is now long overdue.
 
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