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Plusnet FTTC vs Origin FTTC
29-05-2013, 10:25 PM (This post was last modified: 29-05-2013 10:27 PM by LeJimster.)
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Plusnet FTTC vs Origin FTTC
I've been holding off on upgrading to FTTC for quite some time now and my hand has kinda been forced as I don't really want to be migrated to the Sky network.

I've been mulling over my options.

Plusnet 80/20 FTTC.
Pros:
- Unlimited
- Great price £20/month
- Vectoring/Bonding solutions when they come available.

Cons:
- DLM (the control of whether you want interleaving on or off is out of my hands..)
- Certain p2p sites blocked.
- BT owned company (I loathe BT).

Origin 24/10 - 100/30 FTTC.

Pros:
- Unlimited
- No site blocks
- Can have more control over my line (interleave etc)
- Support a local small company.

Cons:
- PPP dropout issue?
- No local DNS
- Small, young company.. So generally more downtime and niggling issues.
- Pricing isn't competative with Plusnet or even BT's Infinity product. £15 extra/month for a comparitive product with Origin.


What would you guys do in my position? I believe the migrations start happening in September, so I've got a little more time to make my decision, but I'm leaning towards Plusnet more down to perceived issues still with DRL.

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29-05-2013, 11:10 PM
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Based on past experience with plusnet I'd always go with origin. Yes it is more expensive but you get a more personal experience unlike a big company where you get lost in the crowd.
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29-05-2013, 11:13 PM
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based on past experience with digital region network connection I would go with plusnet - tbh though I've been with BT since leaving the network and have been happy with it

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30-05-2013, 07:22 AM (This post was last modified: 30-05-2013 07:23 AM by john1.)
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RE: Plusnet FTTC vs Origin FTTC
Origin every time, and yes its based on experience with Plusnet
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30-05-2013, 11:18 AM
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Origin........Because that is the only FTTC I can get(apart from the other DR isps) Big Grin

Would I change if I could get Plusnet.I doubt it.

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30-05-2013, 01:26 PM
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RE: Plusnet FTTC vs Origin FTTC
Have to say I've been very pleased with Origin. Just upgraded to Max and am looking forward to hammering the line later without having to worry about bandwidth caps, traffic management, etc. I also like the fact that Origin doesn't have to enforce the stupid policies courts and politicians who are in bed with the music and film industry turning this country into China and blocking access to sites willy nilly as they see fit.

One other pro you haven't mentioned which I find extremely useful is having a static IP. I do quite a bit of stuff remotely when I'm at work and it has also enabled me to have IPSEC VPN Tunnels between my flat and other places, something that's not at all easy to do with a Dynamic IP address.

I've not noticed any issues with dropouts of PPPoE or any other downtime other than me messing around with the ZyXEL.

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30-05-2013, 02:05 PM (This post was last modified: 30-05-2013 02:06 PM by LeJimster.)
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RE: Plusnet FTTC vs Origin FTTC
I do believe you can have a static IP with Plusnet, although it may cost extra. What was the deal with Origin, static IP default or on request? BTW, Plusnet was my first ISP (then Force9) and I have been with them on and off during the early days of ADSL. So I've had a pretty good experience with them, however I don't know how things are since BT took over. Anyway, keep the comments coming guys.. It's great to get some perspective.. Seems the Origin supporters out-number Plusnet so far =).

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30-05-2013, 02:18 PM
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I am also very pleased with both the service, and the customer service, I have from Origin. No dropouts that I have noticed since I ditched the supplied router in favour of a Netgear.

However, I was also very pleased with both the service, and the customer service, I got whilst with PlusNet. Maybe I'm easily pleased, who knows. Suffice to say I was with them for over 10 years and would probably still be with them if they could have offered me a comparable FTTC product.

On the price issue, although the higher end offerings from Origin seem less value than others, I think the 24/10 package is very competitive.

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30-05-2013, 02:54 PM
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(29-05-2013 10:25 PM)LeJimster Wrote:  I've been holding off on upgrading to FTTC for quite some time now and my hand has kinda been forced as I don't really want to be migrated to the Sky network.

I've been mulling over my options.

Plusnet 80/20 FTTC.
Pros:
- Unlimited
- Great price £20/month
- Vectoring/Bonding solutions when they come available.

Cons:
- DLM (the control of whether you want interleaving on or off is out of my hands..)
- Certain p2p sites blocked.
- BT owned company (I loathe BT).

What would you guys do in my position? I believe the migrations start happening in September, so I've got a little more time to make my decision, but I'm leaning towards Plusnet more down to perceived issues still with DRL.

I too hate BT but ive come to love PN as my ISP the first ISP in a long time where ive had no problems what so ever also as i understand BT have very little to do with plusnet except the fact they own it.

at the min they have 3 months at £9.99 and £39 cashback so always a bonus

and also i have not come across a P2P site yet that has been blocked

also the DLM system used on openreach has given me a faster and more stable connection than LBO would ever give me so ill give a +1 to plusnet

on another note origin seam a very good company and a friend of mine is waiting for his contract with LBO to be over to move to them as he dose not have the option of open reach fibre, ive been on the phone with origin for him to ask a few questions and they do have top notch customer service.

but ultimately i have a gloomy outcome for the digital region network and would rather be on a network we knoe is not going anywhere any time soon,

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30-05-2013, 09:13 PM (This post was last modified: 30-05-2013 09:16 PM by john22rob.)
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RE: Plusnet FTTC vs Origin FTTC
I have too been with PN and I am currently with Origin. Both services I was pleased with but I would have to go with Origin as they are the only FTTC I can get.

I have probably had 2 or 3 disconnects with origin in the last 12months. A solid service just like I would expect from a bigger company.

I would recommend origin to anyone and have referred 3 people so far. I'm getting a solid 64 down and 24 up. Now only if they could change the line card......

Tbh it's not just the service from Origin that has made the difference for me. It's been the knowledge of the people on here too!

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