Go Back   The Scream! > ISP FORUMS > Tesco ADSL Broadband

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 17-February-2005, 17:34
bertster
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Tesco BB Speed Increase

Just been speaking with someone at Tesco broadband and he told me (unofficially) that they are currently doing work to double broadband speeds in line with AOL and BT's recent increases i.e. the 512KBs service will become 1MB :-)

Brett
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 17-February-2005, 21:37
chris87
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Tesco BB Speed Increase

If that is true that will be absolutely great Just wounder how long it would take for everyone to be upgraded and hopefully the network will cope. Do you know if there will be a price increase if this happens?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 18-February-2005, 00:25
speedtouchguru
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Tesco BB Speed Increase

I can't see Tesco increasing the speed "just like that" (Tommy Cooper style). They might be planning to add a 1mb service.

Whilst BT can increase speeds at the same price point I can't see Tesco being able to do it. I think BT's position in the ADSL market must count as a monopoly and they are abusing it. I can't see BT giving Tesco a good enough deal to up the speed.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 18-February-2005, 12:49
bertster
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Tesco BB Speed Increase

I hope I'm not wrong but the guy I was speaking to implied that the increase will be Free of Charge.

Brett
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 19-February-2005, 13:37
ukpirate
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Tesco BB Speed Increase

I can't see Tesco increasing the speed "just like that" (Tommy Cooper style). They might be planning to add a 1mb service.

Whilst BT can increase speeds at the same price point I can't see Tesco being able to do it. I think BT's position in the ADSL market must count as a monopoly and they are abusing it. I can't see BT giving Tesco a good enough deal to up the speed.
Originally Posted by speedtouchguru
Tesco use datastream, and all their customers are already on 2.2Mbit servers. They quite literally could just click a button and double or even quadruple your speed at no extra cost to themselves. The only problem would be if the exchange servers could cope with the extra demand so suddenly.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 19-February-2005, 23:28
Twinkle's Avatar
Twinkle Twinkle is offline
Rambler
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Berkshire
Posts: 2,659
Default Re: Tesco BB Speed Increase

Downstream 172 Kbps (21.5 KB/sec) 185 Kbps (inc. overheads)
Upstream 123 Kbps (15.4 KB/sec) 132 Kbps (inc. overheads)
__________________
We can't all be a star*
But we can all Twinkle*
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 19-February-2005, 23:37
chris87
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Tesco BB Speed Increase

Downstream 172 Kbps (21.5 KB/sec) 185 Kbps (inc. overheads)
Upstream 123 Kbps (15.4 KB/sec) 132 Kbps (inc. overheads)
Originally Posted by Twinkle
wow, that is pooooooooooooooor!

mine is a bit slower than usual but not that much slower, even considering the VP at the exchange is on red, ouch!

Thing about speed upgrade is that as I live a fair bit away from the exchange i can get 512 but may / may not be able to get 1mb
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 19-February-2005, 23:52
Twinkle's Avatar
Twinkle Twinkle is offline
Rambler
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Berkshire
Posts: 2,659
Default Re: Tesco BB Speed Increase

Sad! When your paying for 512kb
I was hoping they would get better being such a large company. I am a novice & just did not know who to sign up with. Within my means.
Just thought comp was playing up again! As I do have problems. Then remembered the ADSL test.

So; Unhappy.
__________________
We can't all be a star*
But we can all Twinkle*
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 20-February-2005, 00:05
chris87
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Tesco BB Speed Increase

have you checked what the status of your exchange is and how far you are away from the exchange?

Mine has been fine so far with ,as i said, lowest being 420 downstream and that is when our exchange vp is on red and usually it is about 520+
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 20-February-2005, 00:37
Twinkle's Avatar
Twinkle Twinkle is offline
Rambler
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Berkshire
Posts: 2,659
Default Re: Tesco BB Speed Increase

Sorry! I really do not understand what you are saying.

I really am a novice!!!
__________________
We can't all be a star*
But we can all Twinkle*
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 20-February-2005, 12:14
chris87
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Tesco BB Speed Increase

im not exactly the most technical person but i know / picked up a bit of knowledge lol.

The speed maybe because you are a certain distance form the exchange your connected to...a long way from it and so cannot get speeds of 512, this would be the same from all providors as they would still supply it from the same exchange and you would not be able to get better speeds. Also it could be due to the Virtual Path at the exchange being on red or orange, try http://usertools.plus.net/exchanges/ and type in the name of your exchange and it will come up with VP at the top and cant remember what the other one is at the bottom. If the VP is not green (the cirlce) that could be why.

if i am wrong on this anyone is free to correct me

Last edited by chris87; 20-February-2005 at 18:01.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 20-February-2005, 16:39
Twinkle's Avatar
Twinkle Twinkle is offline
Rambler
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Berkshire
Posts: 2,659
Default Re: Tesco BB Speed Increase

Thanks Chris87. Tried the link.... Page unavailable!
__________________
We can't all be a star*
But we can all Twinkle*
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 20-February-2005, 17:36
Scoobs's Avatar
Scoobs Scoobs is offline
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: In my own little world
Posts: 4,909
Default Re: Tesco BB Speed Increase

Wrong link thats why twinkle try this.

Plus net exchange checker

Or

Sam Knows Checker
__________________
SG5 Short Url
.......
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 20-February-2005, 21:30
fdj12
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Angry Re: Tesco BB Speed Increase

What does this mean then guys.


Results: Aberdare Code: SWAA
County: Mid Glamorgan
Enabled: 30 Jul 2003
Map: link

VP capacity at this exchange is currently showing as Amber.
Click here for further details
Port capacity at this exchange is currently showing as Green.
Click here for further details

Bookmark this exchange here
Back to exchange search

And this is my speed at 2030hrs tonite, which is crap, I am paying for a 512 speed and only getting half.

Dave
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 20-February-2005, 21:35
fdj12
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Tesco BB Speed Increase

Just read on Broadband Resource site that a VP Upgrade is taking place on Friday of next week, anybody know what that means.

Dave
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 20-February-2005, 21:38
fdj12
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Tesco BB Speed Increase

This slow speed must be down to tesco then, according to this below I should receive 512 no problem.

Broadband Availability Checker
Summary
BT ADSL
BT SDSL
LLU xDSL
Cable
Wireless
Locality
Check again BT ADSL broadband availability
You are connected to the Aberdare (SWAA) telephone exchange.

Your exchange is enabled for ADSL!
There is limited capacity at your exchange for further ADSL connections. Capacity is due to be increased on 23/02/2005

The following level of service is available at your location:

You can receive 2Mbps ADSL
You can receive 1Mbps ADSL
You can receive 512Kbps ADSL
You can receive 256Kbps ADSL
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 20-February-2005, 21:59
Scoobs's Avatar
Scoobs Scoobs is offline
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: In my own little world
Posts: 4,909
Default Re: Tesco BB Speed Increase

It means exactly what its says the Virtual paths are almost full and you will get a slow down during busy times and the eta for BT to fix is 23rd Feb.

At busy times, your ADSL connection may operate at a reduced speed, although not all customers on your exchange may be affected.
The ETA fix time is: 23 Feb 05

If your speed does not improve then check with tesco to see if there is a problem.

Use Adsl Guide's speed test page to check your speed.

Speed Test

Your speed should look something like this for 512/256

Downstream 479 Kbps (59.9 KB/sec) 517 Kbps (inc. overheads)
Upstream 252 Kbps (31.5 KB/sec) 272 Kbps (inc. overheads)

.
__________________
SG5 Short Url
.......
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 11-March-2005, 16:01
danstevens
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Tesco BB Speed Increase

I've just come accross this forum and read this post with interest. I'm on Tesco at the moment and am fed up with a 512K connection which is rapidly becomming the new dial up. Does anyone have any more info on Tesco increasing the speed of its broadband service? I notice this thread was started back in Feb. I have emailed Tesco to ask but nothing back. As per usual.

thanks

dan
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 12-March-2005, 14:50
speedtouchguru
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Tesco BB Speed Increase

Looking at all the negative postings on here and elsewhere I suspect that Tesco are not looking at 1Mb at the moment -they're probably running flat-out trying to fix all the problems with 512!

Although I wouldn't be surprised if they don't offer it in future considering that AOL are starting offer cheap uncapped products.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 14-March-2005, 12:11
danstevens
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Tesco BB Speed Increase

yep, agree that 512 problems need to be sorted out, although i am one of the lucky ones who have never had a problem with Tesco broadband and more often than not get very good speeds. I'm just starting to get itchy feet with many other ISP's starting to up their speeds. I'm sure i'm not the only one on Tesco broadband who feels like they are getting left behind.......
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 14-March-2005, 21:59
fdj12
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Angry Re: Tesco BB Speed Increase

I will certainly be looking to get out shortly if Tesco do not come up with 1mb, however as has been stated they need to fix the 512 first.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 14-March-2005, 23:06
spudgun
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Tesco BB Speed Increase

i have posted these on another forum page but what do u "technical guys" think of these figures they mean nowt to me but i feel i have ad-56k-sl broadband thanking you please in advance




Results from broadband speed test recorded on Sunday, 06 March 2005, 08:56.
Your Connection

Direction Actual Speed True Speed (estimated)
Downstream 178 Kbps (22.3 KB/sec) 192 Kbps (inc. overheads)
Upstream 52 Kbps (6.5 KB/sec) 56 Kbps (inc. overheads)

Broadband Speed Test Results
Results from broadband speed test recorded on Sunday, 06 March 2005, 23:29.
Your Connection

Direction Actual Speed True Speed (estimated)
Downstream 189 Kbps (23.6 KB/sec) 204 Kbps (inc. overheads)
Upstream 85 Kbps (10.6 KB/sec) 91 Kbps (inc. overheads)
'Actual Speed' is the amount of useful data that your connection can transmit/receive per second
Results from broadband speed test recorded on Monday, 07 March 2005, 00:22.
Your Connection

Direction Actual Speed True Speed (estimated)
Downstream 305 Kbps (38.1 KB/sec) 329 Kbps (inc. overheads)
Upstream 75 Kbps (9.4 KB/sec) 81 Kbps (inc. overheads)
Broadband Speed Test Results
Results from broadband speed test recorded on Monday, 07 March 2005, 09:57.
Your Connection

Direction Actual Speed True Speed (estimated)
Downstream 363 Kbps (45.4 KB/sec) 392 Kbps (inc. overheads)
Upstream 162 Kbps (20.3 KB/sec) 174 Kbps (inc. overheads)

Broadband Speed Test Results
Results from broadband speed test recorded on Monday, 07 March 2005, 19:46.
Your Connection

Direction Actual Speed True Speed (estimated)
Downstream 304 Kbps (38.0 KB/sec) 328 Kbps (inc. overheads)
Upstream 62 Kbps (7.8 KB/sec) 66 Kbps (inc. overheads)

Broadband Speed Test Results
Results from broadband speed test recorded on Monday, 07 March 2005, 22:37.
Your Connection

Direction Actual Speed True Speed (estimated)
Downstream 382 Kbps (47.8 KB/sec) 412 Kbps (inc. overheads)
Upstream 227 Kbps (28.4 KB/sec) 245 Kbps (inc. overheads)
'Actual Speed' is the amount of useful data that your connection can transmit/receive per second
Broadband Speed Test Results
Results from broadband speed test recorded on Tuesday, 08 March 2005, 07:08.
Your Connection

Direction Actual Speed True Speed (estimated)
Downstream 467 Kbps (58.4 KB/sec) 504 Kbps (inc. overheads)
Upstream 117 Kbps (14.6 KB/sec) 126 Kbps (inc. overheads)

Broadband Speed Test Results
Results from broadband speed test recorded on Wednesday, 09 March 2005, 21:49.
Your Connection

Direction Actual Speed True Speed (estimated)
Downstream 322 Kbps (40.3 KB/sec) 347 Kbps (inc. overheads)
Upstream 244 Kbps (30.5 KB/sec) 263 Kbps (inc. overheads)

Broadband Speed Test Results
Results from broadband speed test recorded on Thursday, 10 March 2005, 20:12.
Your Connection

Direction Actual Speed True Speed (estimated)
Downstream 210 Kbps (26.3 KB/sec) 226 Kbps (inc. overheads)
Upstream 71 Kbps (8.9 KB/sec) 76 Kbps (inc. overheads)

Results from broadband speed test recorded on Monday, 14 March 2005, 21:52.
Your Connection

Direction Actual Speed True Speed (estimated)
Downstream 166 Kbps (20.8 KB/sec) 179 Kbps (inc. overheads)
Upstream 22 Kbps (2.8 KB/sec) 23 Kbps (inc. overheads)
Results from broadband speed test recorded on Monday, 14 March 2005, 21:55.
Your Connection

Direction Actual Speed True Speed (estimated)
Downstream 156 Kbps (19.5 KB/sec) 168 Kbps (inc. overheads)
Upstream 22 Kbps (2.8 KB/sec) 23 Kbps (inc. overheads)
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 15-March-2005, 17:00
speedtouchguru
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Tesco BB Speed Increase

I'd ring Tesco or email them the results and ask them to register a fault. Your connection shouldn't be that slow.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 26-March-2005, 21:54
Darkspark
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Tesco BB Speed Increase

Although I wouldn't be surprised if they don't offer it in future considering that AOL are starting offer cheap uncapped products.
Originally Posted by speedtouchguru
THats VERY cheap. They've upgraded all their members for free. Those that were on 512K are now on 1MB and the like. Their silver package, 512K with a free modem is only 17.99.
Cheaper than tesco. But Im not sure about the service. Always thought to stay away from AOL. But there not that bad are they?
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 27-March-2005, 13:29
speedtouchguru
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Tesco BB Speed Increase

I know a Tesco customer who had a newsletter the other day that announced that Tesco is launching 1MB sometime in the summer.
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 27-March-2005, 18:40
chris87
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Tesco BB Speed Increase

I know a Tesco customer who had a newsletter the other day that announced that Tesco is launching 1MB sometime in the summer.
Originally Posted by speedtouchguru
I havent really had any problems with the service but i think that Tsco should ensure the 512k is sorted out first. Did it say anything about price, or if existing customers would be upgraded and if there would be a cap on it at all?
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 29-March-2005, 19:21
speedtouchguru
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Tesco BB Speed Increase

All it said was that the 1MB would be launched in the summer - that was it. I doubt that 512 customers will be upgraded to 1Mb, I think that it's case of people would need to regrade.

I wouldnt be surprised if there was a pricedrop to keep it in line with other Datastream providers
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 01-April-2005, 14:58
chris87
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Tesco BB Speed Increase

Just checked the tesco e-mail today and i found the 'broadband newsletter' saying about it having no limits unlike a lot of other providors and that 1mb is coming in the summer.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 02-April-2005, 14:19
mtaylor
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Tesco BB Speed Increase

I got a tesco newsletter as well, and it did say A 1MB service is coming in the summer. But what is still unclear is its cost, it dont say if there will be an increase in current charge.
But i think it will be unlimited becasue the newsletter gives loads of stats about conusmer downloading.

I think tesco has ironed out alot of the problems with the 512kbps, i used to get cut off quite alot and it seems to have stopped, but i still somtimes get a windtunnel noise when making a phonecall.

Does anyone eles still get thin problem?
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 02-April-2005, 14:33
chris87
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Tesco BB Speed Increase

I never hear anything when i make a phonecall or recieve one when the internet is in use ect...
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
123, adsl, aol, broadband, bt, company, connection, credit, email, forward, free, google, happy, internet, isp, modem, network, offer, phone, port, premium rate, product, regrade, router, slow, speed, speeds, tesco, tools

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Problems with Thomson speed touch (Tesco Broadband) shelleyw Tesco ADSL Broadband 6 22-July-2008 14:16
Tesco broadband speed tinminer Tesco ADSL Broadband 38 12-July-2007 14:22
Free speed upgrades to all PlusNet customers Scoobs News 0 15-February-2005 19:42
NTL Speed increase Roosta Broadband Internet Access 1 27-March-2003 21:53
Beware New Speed Cameras Worldlife General Chatty Stuff 51 17-May-2001 16:40


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 22:02.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 1999-2014 The Scream!