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Thinking of joining EE

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@Vo1d wrote:

I hope you don't mind the direct message! I'm looking at joining EE when my BT contract ends in May, and i've spent a few hours reading the community posts regarding EE's fibre broadband, g.fast and it's reliablity etc. I noticed you've replied to practically all of them so i thought i'd message you directly as you seem to know your stuff!

 

So i'm thinking of going with EE's Fibre Max 2 package in the hopes i'll be able to get as close to the full 300Mbps connection speed. I'm currently on BT's 67Mbps Fibre package (VDSL), which has been very reliable over the last 3 years but their prices are quite a lot higher and more than half the speed of what EE are offering. I did phone BT up to check my contract and they tried to retain me by offering their new 150Mbps package for £50 a month, still £3 higher for the half speed a month (if i can get the full 300Mbps). Funnily enough once i pointed that out all the BT rep could says was "Well BT is a premium service", anyway... 

I've done the BT line checker test which i saw you advise in a few posts (result attached at the bottom!) to get a better idea of what kind of speed i should expect and i have a couple of questions on it if you don't mind

 

1. Theres seems to be quite a drastic different between the clean and impacted g.fast results, in all the other examples i've seen there isn't that big of a difference. Do you know what the difference is between clean and impacted, and if there is any way i can improve my changes of getting the clean Range A speeds (if that's even possible..)?

 

2. The WBC FTTC Availability Date shows Amber, i'm not entirely sure what that means... I think g.fast is fairly new in my area, would that be the reason it's showing as Amber here?

 

3. The minimum speed i should expect once i switch over to EE would be the lowerd handback threshold which is 162Mbps, is that correct?

 

Sorry if these seem like stupid questions! I'm a software developer working from home so i'm looking to up my connection speed as much as i possibly can, EE seems like the best, most affordable way to do that in my area Smiley Happy

 

Regards,

Callum

 

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by Grand Master
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Re: Thinking of joining EE

@Vo1d:

  1. You have a clean line. Bridge Taps = N.
  2. Dunno. Maybe the text below should tell you.
  3. EE will quote you for Down: 300 Meg Max, 177 Meg Min, 162 Meg Guaranteed.
  4. BT will quote you for Down: 321 Meg Max, 286 Meg Min, 245 Meg Guaranteed.
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If you think I helped please feel free to hit the "Star" button below.
To phone EE: The local rate landline number +44 207 362 0200 or Freephone +44 800 079 8586 - Option 1 for Mobiles; Option 2 for 4G WiFi; Option 3 for Home Broadband & EE TV.

ISPs: 1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 20 Meg WBC => 2014: EE 20 Meg WBC
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by Grand Master
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Re: Thinking of joining EE

@Vo1d:

  1. You have a clean line. Bridge Taps = N.
  2. Dunno. Maybe the text below should tell you.
  3. EE will quote you for Down: 300 Meg Max, 177 Meg Min, 162 Meg Guaranteed.
  4. BT will quote you for Down: 321 Meg Max, 286 Meg Min, 245 Meg Guaranteed.
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If you think I helped please feel free to hit the "Star" button below.
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ISPs: 1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 20 Meg WBC => 2014: EE 20 Meg WBC
by Vo1d
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Re: Thinking of joining EE

Thanks!

by Grand Master
Grand Master

Re: Thinking of joining EE

Thanks! You're welcome Smiley Happy! Glad I could be of assistance.

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