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lyndondrake

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#119271 26-May-2013 19:23
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Hi,

I'm currently with Vodafone for ADSL for just under a year, and while they've been OK I want to switch to VDSL when my 12-month contract is up. I'd also like to have a provider that is a little less frugal with bandwidth.

Any recommendations for VDSL?

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ushare
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  #825678 26-May-2013 19:25
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Wait for telecom, they dont throttle or shape. :D i suspect they will be launching vdsl publicly soon :)


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  #825683 26-May-2013 19:33
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Snap VDSL cruising along nicely here. Can recommend.

 
 
 
 


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  #825688 26-May-2013 19:40
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I've been with them for 12 months now and would highly recommend snap! They have a lot of experience with VDSL, where the big players just seem to be confused by or ignoring it.




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  #825715 26-May-2013 20:36
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Do you have your house wiring set up to support VDSL? A master spiltter is mandatory.




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  #825744 26-May-2013 21:35
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Definitely Snap! they just have a proven record really with VDSL and have developed their product and deliver a great service. As far as data it's definitely flexible and competitively priced, your base data is 50GB and are offered 100, 250, 500 and 1000 GB monthly packs, not to mention unmetered data from 1am to 7am.





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  #825751 26-May-2013 21:52
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I do have a master splitter — looks like Snap is the way forward...

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  #825773 26-May-2013 22:03
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What is your attenuation on ADSL, are you on an LLU connection or wholesale, and any idea how far you are from your cabinet? How recently was the master splitter installed? These are useful things to know when considering VDSL :)




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  #827842 29-May-2013 16:29
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+10 for snap!!

lyndondrake

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  #827868 29-May-2013 16:50
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The master splitter was installed recently by coffeebaron. I now get about 17m down / 1.2 up, with 5.5db attentuation down and 1.4db up. (SNR 11.8db down/12.9 up.)

We're in a corner property. There is a cabinet just a few metres from the property boundary on one road, but I can also see that the overhead telephone cable from the house heads up the other road, away from the corner (and hence away from the cabinet). So I can't actually tell how far the cable distance to the cabinet is.

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  #827990 29-May-2013 20:37
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Very nice, with that attenuation and new master splitter I suspect you should get good VDSL performance. The only thing that may be something to watch is overhead cables; I seem to recall someone having issues with overhead cables and errors\noise on VDSL. But I doubt you'll have issues with your ADSL performance, etc. Snap is definitely the way to go IMO ;-)




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  #828004 29-May-2013 21:07
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Moved from Telecom to Snap recently, always been hesitant to move off Telecom who have always provided consistent performance.

Snap definitely deliver consistent performance but hard to compare when I'm on VDSL so the experience is definitely better overall

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  #828058 29-May-2013 22:59
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Yes, I've wondered about the overhead line, esp with the cabinet so close by. I'm tempted to try and find out how much it would cost to get the cable put underground, but put off by the likelihood of it being insanely expensive (we'll be doing some work on the house soon so that might be a good time).

Snap seems to be the way forward.

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  #828065 29-May-2013 23:31
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+1 for snap .

But, if there are any intial connection problems snap can be very slow to resolve. Snap took 8 days to get me connected during which time I was without phone & internet. They had sent a faulty modem , which happens, but it took this much time to figure it out despite me asking them to send a new one right away.

So , just ensure you have a backup plan in the small chance you do have some issues. Actually this should be the case whenever you change ISP.

Now I'm up and running snap are excellent and their overall product is the best of any ISP. Just my opinion.


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