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27 Jul 14 12:18
Date Joined: 07 Jan 04
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The BT advert says 9 out of 10
BT Infinity users would recc it to everyone.
If you have BT Infinity would YOU recc it to your friends,
Or otherwise ??
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Report Burton-Brewers July 27, 2014 1:20 PM BST
would have to say yes never had any probs
Report scissors July 27, 2014 1:28 PM BST
Well that's a good start for BT
Cheers Burton .
Early days though
Report G1_Jockey_4 July 27, 2014 1:32 PM BST
im abroad atm..
when i was in the uk i had 67MBs with about 16MBs upload 7ms ping.
abroad i get 5Mbs with about .4MBs upload 100ms ping.

guess which one is the best for gameing Wink
Report G1_Jockey_4 July 27, 2014 1:33 PM BST
oh btw i was with plusnet who are owned by bt.

and plusnet were fine before bt took over ..(not sure why the monoplolies commision hadnt looked into that takeover btw)
Report the silverback July 27, 2014 1:34 PM BST
Speedchecker says 30 and 16 at the moment but it doesn't feel like it.
Report Ibrahima Sonko July 27, 2014 1:36 PM BST
Never had a problem so yes from me.

Report G1_Jockey_4 July 27, 2014 1:42 PM BST
worst thing they did was to introduce gateways to replace the old contention ratios.

now you get 30k connections upwards going through a single gateway instead of a max 50 the old way.
no issues re surfing and even downloading.

but its blx when they say they have prioritised voip and gameing packets.

if yu are on a busy gateway you will get a worse service
Report scissors July 27, 2014 2:00 PM BST
That Plusnet - BT tie up must be new-
As i was with Plusnet 3 years ago and they
Were not connected at that time , as far as i am aware.
Report Aunty Post July 27, 2014 2:33 PM BST
Used to have issues with BT about every three months, before I discovered that the problem was I was being throttled,
which was an insult considering I was only getting, at best, half of what I was paying for!

I jumped up and down and stamped my feet with the useless Indian call centre but then got a direct contact in Ireland.

Haven't had a problem at all since getting "Infinity" which is somehow cheaper than before.

Only thing is that "speed checker says I am getting 38.6 mbs but it often doesn't seem like that and they could tell you anything they want!

First thing this morning I ordered "Infinity 2" which should give me upwards of 60 mbs.
I'll report back on the 29th to advise if it is any better.

I still don't follow how they can achieve any improvement, when the nearest fibre optic box is about 300 ms away, so it is going
to wiz like lightning, and then effectively run into a "wall" of 48 year old copper!
Report Stow_judge July 27, 2014 7:13 PM BST
54/17 here pretty decent. v reliable
Report Burton-Brewers July 27, 2014 7:47 PM BST
don't forget free BT Sports thrown in, don't ask me about that though as I have never activated it
Report The Leopard July 27, 2014 8:07 PM BST
Why not?
Report Money Tree cost me thousands!! July 27, 2014 8:10 PM BST
Got the unlimited pack and it's fantastic.

Never drops signal on wifi and fast when streaming
Report HH Sultan Vinegar July 28, 2014 12:53 PM BST
I have it and am very satisfied with it. However I wouldn't recommend it to anyone because I wouldn't feel comfortable about it.
Report Ken Masters July 28, 2014 1:19 PM BST
80 down and 20 up here, consistently. Wouldn't recommend it to anyone on here though as I rather enjoy the "Help, I've got my toe stuck in the internet" type threads that keep popping up.

The only minor gripe is that they change your IP address far too often, I run a dynamic dns gadget on my PC that updates with the address whenever it changes so that I can use a DNS entry to get to my home stuff (, but if your PC is off for any length of time, the address will change and not be updated, so that won't work. You'd have to leave it on all the time.

With Virgin, they'd change it maybe once a month or less, with BT it can be a few times a day.
Report Burton-Brewers July 28, 2014 7:17 PM BST
The Leopard
Joined: 05 Apr 06
Replies: 21635
    27 Jul 14 20:07   

Why not? 

because I have lost interest in most sports, all I watch now is Motors UK and F1 on Sky HD
Report charwell. July 28, 2014 7:49 PM BST
BT are an absolute nightmare to deal with when things go wrong. So on that basis, no.
Report dustybin July 28, 2014 7:54 PM BST
I had BT infinity when they first brought it out (it was the best option at the time where I was) and had it until around 2 years ago. (think they started calling it BT Infinity 2 (which is sort of like an oxymoron)
Id recommend it if Virgin cable wasnt available, I have not really had problems with either.
Report dustybin July 28, 2014 7:57 PM BST
Its same as owt, if you are prepared to pay for the best product a company provide they will bust a gut to keep the thing working.
My old man is one tight fu****, he takes free ISP thrown in with stuff and is always moaning
Report dustybin July 28, 2014 7:57 PM BST
f u c n u t
Report li July 28, 2014 8:42 PM BST
I'm glad this has been raised. Could someone explain to me how I can get their 'free' TV channels. Please don't recommend watching TV on the internet - it stops every two seconds.
Report The Leopard July 28, 2014 10:50 PM BST
Get BT Infinity and then it won't stop...I would have thought.
Report call me a taxi July 28, 2014 11:13 PM BST
I have never had a problem with BT Infinity in all my years on the internet.









I use Orange, always have done.
Report The Leopard July 28, 2014 11:22 PM BST
The brand was created when Hutchinson Telecom acquired a controlling stake in Microtel Communications Ltd during the early-1990s and rebranded it Orange. It became a subsidiary of Mannesmann in 1999 and was acquired by France Télécom in 2000.

Report Mr Spock July 28, 2014 11:33 PM BST
Wish I could get it so I could comment,they are not interested in putting it in rural areas.
Report blackestnight July 29, 2014 1:30 AM BST
My wife works for Plusnet in Sheffield, we get free fibre broadband something like 75/25. Free phoneline, free phone calls.... She gets free gym and canteen at work...guess what she uses the most ?! Also free BTSport, ESPN and Sky still want from September 61 quid a month fat ****$ Grin
Report Kelly Brook July 29, 2014 1:47 AM BST
Plusnet are great if you're using multiple bookie accounts as your IP address changes everytime you turn the router off/on.
Report call me a taxi July 29, 2014 9:48 AM BST
All routers do that if you unplug them for 5 minutes.
Report Burton-Brewers July 29, 2014 12:51 PM BST
Wish I could get it so I could comment,they are not interested in putting it in rural areas.

it's just luck of the draw Spock, you couldn't get more rural than where I am but we were one of the first in the country to get it. We had it 6 months before a town the size of Burton did.
Report Do wah Diddy July 29, 2014 1:05 PM BST
Ive got bt ordinary broadband and its rubbish and i cant get the sports free chanell that im entitled to,i phoned them up about 20 times all to no avail.they once had me unscrewing a telephone point in my mams house when i had trouble with my broadband,the indian call people are nice talking to you but theve not got a clue how to fix things and are hard to understand.theve gone downhill fast when years ago britain had bt ,a name that was up there with winston churchill
Report Do wah Diddy July 29, 2014 1:06 PM BST
ps no no no no i would not recomend them or there call centeres
Report The Leopard July 29, 2014 1:15 PM BST
Why are you not posting in CAPS, Do Wah ?
Report Do wah Diddy July 29, 2014 3:38 PM BST
Report Do wah Diddy July 29, 2014 3:40 PM BST
Its a secret
Report Do wah Diddy July 29, 2014 3:41 PM BST
I tell you allt aboutme but i cant tell you everything
Report Eeternaloptimist July 29, 2014 7:08 PM BST
I'm getting to the stage where technology seems to be getting quicker and quicker but from my experience BT have been okay. No problems with my computer. I can watch football and rugby on my TV and watch as much porn as I like.
Report Eeternaloptimist July 29, 2014 7:10 PM BST
And I'm old enough to remember the day I found a **** mag in the bushes and thought all my christmases had come at once. Still enough about what happened last week.
Report Alias July 29, 2014 7:18 PM BST
I've had Infinity since it began about 3 years ago and very few problems, except for when a short power cut fried the Open Reach modem thingy - not BTs fault. Just checked speed (on WiFi), 66/15.

Remember those of you talking about Orange, Plusnet etc etc that you are using a BT line. If some berk comes along and sticks a pickaxe through it, you're down as well as BT!
Report Aunty Post July 31, 2014 2:27 PM BST
"Infinity 2" went live this morning.

Supposed to be getting 60-79 mbs but only testing at 51.3.

Admitted I had several programmes running, so I will try again when the racing is finished.
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