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mad_major

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I have been thinking of switching from O2 to Be, due to the throtlling i experiance on evenings and weekends. I tried the check my phone number on BE website but it tells me i allready have a BE account? so i cant run the speed test
i get currently on a good dat 2.5 - 3.0 mb with O2 dropping to 1.0 - 2.0 in the evenings and weekend.
 

mad_major

Member
router and speed test

line stats
ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
Connection Speed 4384 kbps 448 kbps
Line Attenuation 50.0 db 30.0 db
Noise Margin 10.5 db 20.0 db

with speed.io speed test
Results from http://www.speed.io
(Copied on 2010-04-27 22:54:52)
Download: 2929 Kbit/s
Upload : 381 kbit/s
Connects : 1690 conn/min
Ping: 46 ms

This is on a good day and time
earlier at 20:00
dl 1500kbits/s
up 375kbits/s
connects 1100conn/min
ping 55ms
 

Mark.J

Administrator
Staff member
ISPreview Team
Yes as MrJ says above, the unbundled O2 and Be Broadband networks are effectively identical. It looks like you're already on their unbundled platform so there would be no benefit to switching.. well not in terms of speed.
 

akbray

ULTIMATE Member
From memory, Be are more expensive, and (I would assume) would operate a similar traffic mgmt policy anyway.

If u r a Sky TV customer, it might be worth having a look at their unbundled options.
 

drsox

ULTIMATE Member
From those ADSL stats (the 448 upload) you seem to be on BT Wholesale kit.. so o2 access (which is terrible).

Can you find me (drsox) on BE irc - http://irc.bethere.co.uk or send me a private message on here with your phone number and I can see if you are in an LLU area (ie, if you order o2 on an LLU exchange that is full you will be put onto BT Wholesale / Access instead).

Tom - www.mouselike.org
 

Mark.J

Administrator
Staff member
ISPreview Team
His connection details suggested the unbundled platform and not O2 Access, but if O2 have changed their Access IP range and mad_major is on Home Access afterall then the best thing to do is stick your phone number in here, then scroll down to the 'Unbundled' section and see if there's a YES next to BE Unlimited. I imagine it will be NO, in which case you should start looking at BT based alternatives like IDNet, Zen, Xilo, Fast.co.uk, Aquiss etc.

http://www.ispreview.co.uk/checker/
 
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