Test your Broadband speed you may be surprised
On Virgin cable.Posted 4 years ago
Paying for 30mb and usually getting around 31mb. Anything with a BT line is shit IME, and Sky are one of those. From all the dealings I’ve ever had with any telecommunications/TV supplier, Virgin have easily been the best, most efficient, best customer service and best at fixing faults.pedladSubscriber
Just changed ISP as getting a poor 1-1.6mb.
Bt installed after promising 7-8 (village location with no infinity) and got a whopping1.8. Arse.
Had a moan a week later and not sure what they did but now getting 6-7 reliably which I’m happy with.
If only I could get the Vodafone sure signal box to work with this new router I’d be sorted…Posted 4 years agobrooessMember
My Sky broadband is borked and until the engineer comes I’m using the Fon thing – where you use spare broadband from all your neighbours wireless.
Interestingly, a speedtest test shows my upload speed is 2-3x what I get from Sky when it’s working so they’re clearly throttling the line…Posted 4 years agosimondbarnesMember
15.5 Mbps here which I’m perfectly happy with. That uswitch site says there are no faster providers in the area. Sky was ranked last at 2.1 Mbps.
Anything with a BT line is shit IME, and Sky are one of those
I’ve only ever had broadband on BT lines and haven’t had anything to complain about for many years. I do pay a premium for my service though as I value reliability.Posted 4 years agograntwayMemberSlogoMember
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That’s crap then. My test was wireless too, and I’m getting more than I’m paying for and almost exactly 4 times the download speed you are
Just tried a different speed test and got a completely different set of results, so I’m not too fussed.
I would be really fussed! I would look into it and speak to your ISP something or someone could be using the bandwidth.Posted 4 years agomilky1980Member
Virgin Media via phone line in the centre of Cardiff:
My previous place had Cable and would never drop below 50Mb/s!! Although to be fair to Virgin they did agree that the speed I now get is shockingly bad (their database says 20Mb/s should be achievable!) that they gave me a huge discount and didn’t charge me for the transfer. They’ve tried getting OpenReach to look at it too, but no joy 🙁 Can’t watch streamed movies/I-player without downloading overnight now!Posted 4 years agoChrisISubscriber
Hmm, dont trust their results, it gave me 11Mb/s but when I tested it with Speedtest.net it was immediately @ 24Mb/s. I’m on fibre so it should be upto 40Mb/s which it does touch sometimes, was uber quick when I trailed it with Plusnet as I was the only one on the cab 😀 Shame more people are on it now and slowing it down hahPosted 4 years agorichcMember
something very wrong with that uswitch page……
mine is showing as .3 upload and download and I have tested it and I know I get a shocking 1.2 ( 8 miles outside Bristol) due to BT privatization the kit in the exchange hasn’t been updated in 15 years 🙁
Wonder if they are getting money for offering other dealsPosted 4 years agoDavesportSubscriber
Consistent & reliable 0.16 Meg downspeed with TalkTalk. I’m only 300 metres from the exchange. I put up with all the bollox, excuses & engneer visits for two years. Now with BT & getting a solid 6.8/6.9 Mbps 24/7.
TalkTalk….absolutely useless in the end. Unresponsive & only coaxed into action when I signed up to Twitter to give them a kicking.
I’m glad I move ISP’s 😀Posted 4 years ago
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