Broadband : bt v plusnet

Discussion in 'SMB' started by box2box, Feb 9, 2019.

  1. box2box

    box2box Striker

    just finished a bt broadband (50m) plus anytime calls at £39/m and they are now charging £53/m for same. Plusnet are £36 with calls

    Are plusnet decent ?
  2. andy

    andy Striker

    Ive never had an issue with them in the years I've been with them.
  3. KingOfSeaburn

    KingOfSeaburn Winger

    Plusnet runs on BT, get the same shit router and everything

    I had bt and the speed was fine, but price went right up - swapped to plusnet for a fraction

    Needed to buy a better router though
  4. Alan BStard

    Alan BStard Striker

    Over time I've been with a lot of providers and while broadly acceptable there were always niggles of one sort or another. Eventually I ended up with BT and have never had a peep of trouble. I stay with them just for that fact alone even though they sting me on price.
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  5. EDGE

    EDGE Winger

    Had PN for many years, no probs.
  6. The

    The Central Defender

    BT are the better of the ones available in Sunderland I’ve noticed.
  7. maghater

    maghater Midfield

    Are plus net not owned by BT? Just ring BT and tell them you've been quoted £xx by plus net, and they will match it , tell them to feck off, and they will beat it
  8. PTR

    PTR Striker

    Yep, bt own plusnet.

    Seem to run them s different companies though

    Pn gets better reviews though
  9. Daffy

    Daffy Striker

    Both shite
  10. Sleepy

    Sleepy Striker

    Owned by BT.
    Ran separately.
    Completely different routers.

    Apart from that, spot on mate!

    PS . Op, BT have always been better imo. Plus net were ok, but BT always trumped them for me. Plusnet used to sneakily throttle (Although done think they do now) even at full speed (so they said) the sync speeds were consistently lower on plusnet than they were on BT. They agreed, so cancelled without charge and i went back to BT.

    Tried in two properties now, same story in both.
  11. Wilfy

    Wilfy Striker

    Phone BT and haggle. The missus did when our contract was up. Got the the top broadband, line rental, entertainment pack HD with BT sports and one mobile for about £50.
  12. Gaz

    Gaz Striker

    I did the same and noticed no difference, plusnet been spot on. Just use the Bt homehub instead of the new router
  13. AndrewP

    AndrewP Striker

    BT are offering 50mb fibre with free weekend calls for £30. Do people still use land lines for calls?
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  14. Sleepy

    Sleepy Striker

    Also with BT grab their new smart hub 2 with discs, haggle and you will get for nowt.
  15. KingOfSeaburn

    KingOfSeaburn Winger

    I’ve just switched and the router is exactly the same
  16. Geronimo

    Geronimo Striker

    The BT router is fine. As good as any major provider.

    The super fast cable is excellent.

    If your price at renewal goes up , phone them and negotiate. They soon knock £20 off.
  17. box2box

    box2box Striker

    I have bt broadband currently, if i switch to plusnet can I keep the same router ?

    Bt so far bt won’t budge on £50 for broadband and anytime calls, shame plusnet are £38 for the same
  18. Gaz

    Gaz Striker

    I’m using bt router with plusnet fibre no problem
  19. Fred Army

    Fred Army Winger

    No issues with Plusnet for me, been with them since 2012. Previously had Orange and Sky broadband and Plusnet have been a cut above.
  20. zinedine

    zinedine Striker

    Putting aside VM cable do one companies routers work with another? For instance I've got a sky Q router from last contract and it was better than my current Vodafone thing will the sky router work with VF?

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