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Whos on Talktalk?

Discussion in 'Networks & Internet Connectivity' started by quadboi, 19 May 2006.

  1. quadboi

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    Joined: 28 Feb 2006

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    Hows the service, signed up, july 2nd it will be sintalled by *Hopes*

    Can you play css? - No port blocking etc..

    Everything fancy etc..
    Is it an "always on connection"


    Thanks :)
     
  2. Stellios

    Capodecina

    Joined: 27 Aug 2004

    Posts: 17,023

    Location: Geordieland

    We have signed up, but are awaitng connection at the end of July.
     
  3. hlxbravo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 May 2006

    Posts: 1,101

    Location: Rowley Regis, West Midlands

    Jeez....July....I can dream of being on by then....my line will be upgraded in November!! :eek:

    I wouldnt mind if it werent for the fact I have been with them for the last 18mths already, on their home phone & 512mb package, although I know its down to the exchange upgrade rather than Talktalk themselves.....and to think I went with the Talktalk upgrade cos I couldnt wait till July for Bethere to upgrade me. :(
     
  4. Stellios

    Capodecina

    Joined: 27 Aug 2004

    Posts: 17,023

    Location: Geordieland

    Gonna be cancelling this ISP soon. We were going to migrate over, but that meant we would be stuck on our 2mb ADSL, and i want 8mb. BT predict ill get about 5mb, which will do me nicely.

    Au Revoir PlusNet.
     
  5. timmy222

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    lol for ffs!

    Do not sign up for talk talk, they port throttle games, like cs, online eve, wow.
    For gods sake go read the isp forums, you will be well No disguised swearing! off.
    Get out of it now whilst you can, if you can!.
     
  6. Stellios

    Capodecina

    Joined: 27 Aug 2004

    Posts: 17,023

    Location: Geordieland

    I know, im kind worried about it, but ma dads adament hes going with them. Meh, if its naff its a £70 disconnect fee, which i wont be paying as it was his decision :p

    I really wish he would understand the terms of you get what you pay for, but you cant teach an old dog new tricks.
     
  7. OllyM

    Soldato

    Joined: 16 Aug 2004

    Posts: 6,213

    Location: New Jersey, USA

    Their ratings are as bad/worse than Tiscali on the ADSLguide comparison tool.. to give you an idea :(
     
  8. AtreuS

    Soldato

    Joined: 13 Feb 2004

    Posts: 5,184

    Location: Sealed in my Sarcophagus.

    My friend has them and he cannot play most games now and WoW is out of the question. They block p2p and the customer service is non existant. If i were you id try to cancel, but apparently thats almost impossible to do as there doesnt seem to be a working customer service dept.
     
  9. theMAD2

    Hitman

    Joined: 2 Aug 2005

    Posts: 680

    How are they rated badly? They haven't started yet. :confused:
     
  10. OllyM

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    Posts: 6,213

    Location: New Jersey, USA

    They've been selling broadband for ages?
     
  11. theMAD2

    Hitman

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    Posts: 680

    Is this diff from the free broadband forever? We just signed up for that and the guy said it doesn't go live for another couple of months.
     
  12. theMAD2

    Hitman

    Joined: 2 Aug 2005

    Posts: 680

    Just had a look, it seems like they limit the bandwidth on p2p ports in peak times, but some online games (like WoW) use the same ports, and these are also getting limited, causing lag. V harsh! :mad: We signed up for the free broadband, getting a little worried now, I just assumed it would be ok (stupid me!).
     
  13. tolien

    Caporegime

    Joined: 16 May 2003

    Posts: 25,368

    Location: ::1

    The "free" setup depends on their LLU deal, the current setup mostly depends on BTw IPStream. At last count, though, they were punting folks that signed up for the "free" ADSL onto the IPStream setup.
    Whether the two will wind up identical remains to be seen, but their support (or lack of it) is reason enough to stay away.
     
  14. theMAD2

    Hitman

    Joined: 2 Aug 2005

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    Well I have 2mb BT broadband at the mo and it's very quick for online games (avg ping 5ms), so if this free talk talk is 8mb with 512k upload surely it can't be much slower than what I have at the moment?
     
  15. OllyM

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    Location: New Jersey, USA

    I doubt your average ping is 5ms, for a start.

    The speed of the connection has nothing to do with latency either.

    With broadband, cheap is NOT good...
     
  16. tolien

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    Location: ::1

    If you even get that sync rate, not that it's relevant to your pings...
     
  17. 22BUK

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    Location: London

    I had talktalk 8mb BB connected last week. I have no problems with P2P or gaming lag, but I am limited to only 1mb downloads until my local exchange (Romford) is LLU'd.

    Still, NTL were charging me 18quid for just 1mb beforehand so having it for "free" is a bargain.
     
  18. theMAD2

    Hitman

    Joined: 2 Aug 2005

    Posts: 680

    Well it is :) The server I play on must be peered with one of BTs. People often accuse me of having a 'ping hack', which I don't think exists as the ping is calculated server side.
     
  19. Locky

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    Joined: 14 Oct 2003

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    Location: Leicestershire/Derbyshire

    i would like to see a ping in dos to that server pls ;)
     
  20. theMAD2

    Hitman

    Joined: 2 Aug 2005

    Posts: 680

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    dos ping (starting from my machine) would be slower (about 10ms), this ping is calculated from the game server.
     
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