BT Internet

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by brocher, Jul 14, 2002.

  1. brocher

    brocher Moderator

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    Why does BT put a time restriction on your connection.Is there away around this so you don't get disconnected every two hours.
     
  2. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I don't think so, as it is all calculated at their end... I really want to switch ISPs away from BT as the packetloss is high, and that makes it horrible for online games.
     
  3. Scottish

    Scottish Guest

    If your neat a BT exchange point go for ADSL..
     
  4. brocher

    brocher Moderator

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    Can't nearest exchange is about 40 miles away.
     
  5. Scottish

    Scottish Guest

    unlucky for you :/
     
  6. brocher

    brocher Moderator

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    Tell me about it.
     
  7. dpr

    dpr NTFS Junkie

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    I changed from bt anytime to aol after getting the bt e-mail saying I was over using the service. As far as I am concerned aol are better than bt, and if you change ur bt anytime account to a bt pay as you go account you can keep your e-mail address as well
     
  8. New Disease

    New Disease Whatever...

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    i was on bt anytime it was quite fast but i quit because they banned me for being on for16 hrs or somfing - which is complete crap its a 24/7 service and i wanna use it 24/7

    im now on freeserve its a bit slower but i ALWAYS connect 1st time and it doesnt disconnect me every 2 hrs
     
  9. robin.munro

    robin.munro Guest

    BT....

    I used to use their service - BT NO Time

    Turns out the program watchdog spoke to some employees and they told them that they were actively disconnecting 'Anytime' customers as they didn't make themselves much profit!!!

    Hence when I was on Anytime it could take 30 connection attempts to pick up e-mail and then I got disconnected 5mins later. If I dialed up on the pay-as-you go package. I got on straight away and never got cut off!

    Anyway, BT are dying in Edinburgh as they only have analogue exchanges and Telelwest was my only option for broadband...

    And I have never looked back since.... EXCELLENT service for £25 quid a month flat fair.
     
  10. Bytes Back

    Bytes Back Ex Police Chief

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    Huh, I'm on Freeserve Anytime and it always disconnects every 2 hours, How can you be circumnavigating this ?
     
  11. New Disease

    New Disease Whatever...

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    yea im supposed to be disconnected every 2 hrs but im on the free trial so it must be somfing to do with that ......or im dialing the pay as you go number...
     
  12. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    :D AOL are the only UK dialup ISP to give truly unlimited access
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