TalkTalk broadband Any Good?

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by John, Dec 7, 2004.

  1. John

    John Guest

    Any one know if TalKTalk broadband is any good?

    John D
     
    John, Dec 7, 2004
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. I haven't got Talk Talk broadband myself, but people who I know have, have
    said so far the service has been very good.

    They do currently have problems accepting Pipex's long 19 digital MAC, though
    if you call them up they do seem to have a work-around, and BT have a bag log
    of regrading people from 512Kb to 1024Kb, as it seems Talk Talk are gaining
    plenty of customers and those who are migrating seem to be mostly going for
    the 1024Kb service.

    Once my contract with Pipex is up just over a week, I will be switching.

    --
    Current Items For Sale: http://www.bextech.me.uk/forsale
    New Forum: http://www.bextech.org.uk
    For South East Brum: http://www.south-east-birmingham.tk
    For Free £20 credit when you get refered to TalkTalk contact me via above
    site. And now with FREE off-peak calls to UK, USA, CAN & AUS!
     
    {{{{{Welcome}}}}}, Dec 7, 2004
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. I now won't be switching, it appears Talk Talk are restricting p2p use and
    web/mail server use.

    Wonder if this is port blocking and there is a work around? Will need to find
    out.


    --
    Current Items For Sale: http://www.bextech.me.uk/forsale
    New Forum: http://www.bextech.org.uk
    For South East Brum: http://www.south-east-birmingham.tk
    For Free £20 credit when you get refered to TalkTalk contact me via above
    site. And now with FREE off-peak calls to UK, USA, CAN & AUS!
     
    {{{{{Welcome}}}}}, Dec 8, 2004
    #3
  4. John

    Peter M Guest

    It will still be fine for the vast majority of users who just want an
    always on connection. Since it is dynamic, the benefits of running a
    server are somewhat muted, if not lost completely.
    I really hope not (though AFAICR you are not a user at present, so has TT
    just recently changed their AUP/T+C or was this the case from launch ?)
     
    Peter M, Dec 8, 2004
    #4
  5. Found out, at the moment they are not blocking any ports, web server and P2P
    will still work, what they will do is if they think people are abusing the
    system, is to warn them, and then terminate their service. They didn't tell
    me what they consider abusive. But then I can't see that would affect me, as
    I don't upload/download a great deal, somedays nothing at all, other days
    maybe a couple a gig if that! Certainly even nowhere near a tenth of what
    some people on PlusNet have been using.

    No I'm not on Talk Talk yet for BB, but was considering chaning from my 512k
    Pipex service to 1024k Talk Talk service, as I already use Talk Talk for calls
    I thought the £24.99/month was a good deal.

    As for running a web-server, I had made available a few pages, files and a
    forum, this was running via the free NO-IP.COM service, using a cloaked .co.uk
    URL. This I has now stopped and using server space elsewhere.


    --
    Current Items For Sale: http://www.bextech.me.uk/forsale
    New Forum: http://www.bextech.org.uk
    For South East Brum: http://www.south-east-birmingham.tk
    For Free £20 credit when you get refered to TalkTalk contact me via above
    site. And now with FREE off-peak calls to UK, USA, CAN & AUS!
     
    {{{{{Welcome}}}}}, Dec 8, 2004
    #5
  6. John

    noone Guest

    All ISP's consider it abusive if you start using the service to the
    full extent of what you have paid for use the service for a couple of
    hours a week and they will remain happy .
     
    noone, Dec 8, 2004
    #6
  7. John

    Guest Guest

    icles

     
    Guest, Dec 8, 2004
    #7
  8. John

    John Guest

    Thanks for comments.

    I have just signed up with TalkTalk - 512Kb. (I am unable to receive
    1024Kb at my address) having been with Pipex Solo since it started at £19.99
    +VAT.

    I will report any problems (if any)

    John D
     
    John, Dec 9, 2004
    #8
  9. Did you have problems with the MAC number? Or did Pipex give you a standard
    length MAC?

    --
    Current Items For Sale: http://www.bextech.me.uk/forsale
    New Forum: http://www.bextech.org.uk
    For South East Brum: http://www.south-east-birmingham.tk
    For Free £20 credit when you get refered to TalkTalk contact me via above
    site. And now with FREE off-peak calls to UK, USA, CAN & AUS!
     
    {{{{{Welcome}}}}}, Dec 9, 2004
    #9
  10. John

    John Guest

    The trouble is that they do not inform me of their problems. I have to keep
    phoning them.

    My 30 days ends soon and so I could be left high and dry without any
    broadband connection. I registered with TalkTalk the day after getting a
    MAC number.

    I have phoned them again today they tell me to phone them again in a few
    days. This is poor service - I am doing all the chasing!

    I am so far not impressed with Talktalk.


    John
     
    John, Dec 13, 2004
    #10
  11. John

    John Guest


    TalkTalk now seem to have started to process my broadband application so
    perhaps I have complained too soon.

    It remains to be seen if I will loose my broadband connection for a while
    before my TalkTalk account is opened.

    John D.
     
    John, Dec 15, 2004
    #11
  12. I too have taken the plunge for their broadband, migrating from Pipex, I put
    the order in on Wed, and today it says it is in process,

    If anyone wishes to complain about the Talk Talk service they can do so to:
    FAO: High level complaints team.


    --
    Current Items For Sale: http://www.bextech.me.uk/forsale
    New Forum: http://www.bextech.org.uk
    For South East Brum: http://www.south-east-birmingham.tk
    For Free £20 credit when you get refered to TalkTalk contact me via above
    site. And now with FREE off-peak calls to UK, USA, CAN & AUS!
     
    {{{{{Welcome}}}}}, Dec 16, 2004
    #12
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.