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Postby re# Skilgannon on Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:24 pm

hi all

I am thinking of moving from my O2 20mb connection (even though its cheap as chips) as its just not reliable anymore

I cant get cable as the area isnt cabled however I can get BT infinity, this will cost a fair amount more (35 quid compared to 7.50)

is it worth it?
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Re: BT infinity

Postby Seven. on Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:34 am

I conclude that it's definitely finite.

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Our standard Infinity package gives you the opportunity to browse at superfast speeds:

    up to 38Mb download speeds
    up to 9.5Mb upload speeds
    40GB usage allowance

£9 for 3 months
£18 a month thereafter

Or for faster all-round speeds and more flexibility upgrade to our unlimited package:

    up to 76Mb download speeds
    up to 19Mb upload speeds
    unlimited usage allowance

£20 for 3 months
£26 a month thereafter

Or for faster all-round speeds and more flexibility upgrade to our unlimited package:

    up to 160Mb download speeds
    up to 20Mb upload speeds
    unlimited usage allowance

£35 a month


First pack is a bit shit with a 40GB limit. It's 2013, what the hell UK?
Second pack seems decent.
The "up to" all over the place would have me worried. No guarantees. You might get 1Mbit p/s.

Still, 26 quid a month for a line which gives you up to 76Mbit isn't too bad. You'll probably end up having to settle for ~50Mbit. I pay €70/m for a 120Mbit line here which is about 50 quid or so? Which includes cable fees.

Perhaps someone from the UK should add an opinion. But overall the second package doesn't seem to shabby to me. You'll just have to swallow the "up to", no guarantees in delivered speed.
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Re: BT infinity

Postby raptor2009 on Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:53 pm

I have been with BT over 6 years now and have had no problems whatsoever and their reliability is excellent, i have infinity and they quoted my speed at 50 meg but this is what i get Image
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Re: BT infinity

Postby nevvy on Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:32 pm

BT infinity is worth it for me because i live so far from the exchange. It's £20+ a month for the speed below, or 2Mb/s. It's a no brainer for me. They promise me 30Mb/s and it rarely drops below the speeds shown here:

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Re: BT infinity

Postby Flawless on Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:39 pm

Yes. I was a skeptic until a friend took the plunge, I live a good 2+ miles away from the exchange and 40Mbps
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Re: BT infinity

Postby Semaphia on Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:21 pm

I use BT Infinity myself... The service is great, but the router/hub is horrendous.

My download doesn't drop below 70Mbps, and upload never below 15Mbps. Ping never exceeds 15ms... This is using an Ethernet cable. Wireless wise, it's junk.


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Re: BT infinity

Postby Flawless on Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:11 pm

The Homehubs are awful pieces of equipment. The old V2 would timeout source games fairly often.
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Re: BT infinity

Postby Deathtaker27 on Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:40 am

You can get Fiber routers now, I havent used infinity so I cannot comment, but a friend of mine bought on recently
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