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  • Premier Icon ahwiles
    Subscriber

    as above – my monthly download is about 20GB, but i hardly use it*.

    a friend suggests it may be something to do with my new homehub offering free wifi to all and sundry – something to do with BTopenzone or something?

    (i really don’t understand any of this)

    he said his phone found a really strong BT wifi signal near my house.

    does any of this make sense, and if i being leeched, how do i stop it?

    (i really am very thick)

    ta.

    (*but i am being charged for it)

    Too much porn my good man.

    Password protect your connection. It shouldn’t be open.

    Top Dog
    Member

    others using bt openzone or btfon through your hub doesn’t affect your usage allowance, but you can opt out if you like

    Premier Icon ahwiles
    Subscriber

    i have little/no need for porn, and yes it’s password protected.

    stanfree
    Member

    My limit is 40 gb and I got a E mail saying last month I used 105gb , It was my wife streaming Iplayer and 4 on demand stuff to her Ipad. I increased to unlimited which was about an extra tenner a month. BT had cut my bill by about £25 a month when I threatened to go to Sky so It wasn’t much of a hardship really.

    Premier Icon convert
    Subscriber

    You could be riddled with nasties using your connection. How is your virus protection? Do you ever scan your computer using spybot or something similar?

    Premier Icon cinnamon_girl
    Subscriber

    I used to have BT and every month would receive an e-mail telling me I was near my download limit. I barely got a broadband speed, never downloaded and probably used i-player once a month. That was on a basic package.

    Now changed ISP and so pleased to have got shot of that despicable BT and their arrogance towards their customers.

    littlei
    Member

    I had a similar thing happen and it was due to streaming tv shows most days from 4od, iplayer and so on. It gave me a bike shaped kick up the ass to get outside! 🙂

    Elfinsafety
    Member

    Now changed ISP and so pleased to have got shot of that despicable BT and their arrogance towards their customers.

    I did warn you, CG…

    BT used to throttle my brawdbaynd all the time, to the extent that it was practically useless for any streaming video, whatever time or day. Plus I’m connected to an exchange with the highest contention rates in the UK.

    Now with Virgin, ‘unlimited’ downloads, no probs. Still suffer from high line contention, but at least I can download iPlayer stuffs during early daytime, things like that.

    BT are scum. Greedy lazy lying useless scum.

    Quite the opposite experience with BT over here. Having used numerous Wholesale ISP providers I found going back to BT a revelation. Not only is my connection faster(I’m only .84km from exchange), i find less throttling at peak times and no where near as many service outages. I’ve always had unlimited services so Gb Caps dont apply to me.

    Whats even better, is that BT are currently the only supplier to offer FTTC in my area so now i get speeds(and have done sicne first having it) of 35Mbps Download and over 10Mbps upload. It truly is a stunning broadband!!! Price is slightly higher than other ISP’s but i’ll pay that to keep a fast, solid, constant connection.

    Whats even better, is as I was one of the first to take up FTTC I was selected to take part in testing a new Games console. It was a cloud based console with little or no lag on the connection. No expensive hardware needed, just a small box and a controller(much like the size of Original Xbox size so it needed some work) but I got paid £150 for testing this over the period of 3 weeks. So my new FTTC braodband was actually cheaper than the ‘normal ADSL’ from BT. WIN WIN for me!!!!

    theflatboy
    Member

    switch to Be Broadband, you won’t regret it.

    Elfinsafety
    Member

    Whats even better, is that BT are currently the only supplier to offer FTTC in my area so now i get speeds(and have do

    What’s happening is that BT are refusing to let other ISPs operate any fibre technology from exchanges etc, so they have an unfair monopoly. somewhat against the idea of ‘fair competition and better service for consumers’ waffle that was spouted when SHE privatised the telecoms service…

    I got paid £150 for testing this over the period of 3 weeks. So my new FTTC braodband was actually cheaper than the ‘normal ADSL’ from BT. WIN WIN for me!!!!

    Lovely. Yet BT won’t invest any money in upgrading our local exchange (or in fact building a much needed new one), instead choosing to exercise a policy of brawdbaynd apartheid for many residential customers.

    Scum…

    Win some you lose some Elfin!!

    I dont care what BT do or dont do, they make me have fast interweb so I am happy.

    If you however lived in Hull then i really do feel sorry for you. Kingston Comms have screwed you guys over for far too many years but then it was the local council that decided NOT to sellout to BT back in 1920’s or so and have therefore been stuck with one service providor for many years.

    Elfinsafety
    Member

    Yeah, you’re happy now; wait until something goes wrong.

    Then, Welcome to the Hell that is BT ‘Customer Service’….

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