cancel
Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Highlighted
Contributor
567 Views
Message 1 of 6

Ordered 5th March, install 5th April! WTF

Just thought I would run this by you folks, is it common to have to wait a whole month for an install?

 

Opted for Vision, phone and Infinity and it seems a little off. Would have opted for Virgin Media if they were in the area just to avoid that alone. lol

 

Also, this BT Fon thing. Am I right in saying that other people who pass by the area can pick up my WIFI and use it at will... via BT Fon?

 

What about the FUP? Will it effect that?

 

Infact, I want rid of that totally. Nasty idea. Ok in a Eutopian Socialist wetdream but I would rather say who can and cannot use my bandwidth that I have paid for. 

 

Or have I got the wrong end of the stick? Hopefully.

 

Cheers

0 Ratings
5 REPLIES 5
Highlighted
Aspiring Expert
553 Views
Message 2 of 6

Re: Ordered 5th March, install 5th April! WTF

BT Fon will only take a small amount of your speed, and does not affect your download limits.

 

It's handy if you register as you will be free to connect to any of the 2 million odd connections around the UK, when your out and about.

 

I have opted out of the scheme as I only get 800Kbps download and I want all of that to myself, when and if infinity comes I may switch it back on.

http://meanmint.spaces.live.com/
0 Ratings
Highlighted
Moderator-Retired
531 Views
Message 3 of 6

Re: Ordered 5th March, install 5th April! WTF

Hi Arthur-Hucksake,



Can you contact me via the link in the section 'about me' in my profile.



We can have a look into this for you and see what is going on.



Cheers



Chris
BTCare Community Mod
If you like a post, or want to say thanks for a helpful answer, please click on the Ratings star on the left-hand side of the post.

If someone answers your question correctly please let other members know by clicking on ’Mark as Accepted Solution’.

0 Ratings
Highlighted
Distinguished Guru
492 Views
Message 4 of 6

Re: Ordered 5th March, install 5th April! WTF

Yes, a one month delay for install is about normal at the moment.  They still don't seem to have recovered from the bad weather at the beginning of the winter.

 

If you don't like FON, just opt out on the web site.  It's a "share and share alike" system.  Other people can leech a small part of your bandwidth, and if you are out and about, you can use a small bit of theirs.

0 Ratings
Highlighted
Aspiring Expert
485 Views
Message 5 of 6

Re: Ordered 5th March, install 5th April! WTF

Odd - I ordered my Infinity this evening and have got an install date next friday. 😄

 

----

  • Broadband equipment delivery We'll let you know when it's on the way. 23 Mar 2011 between 7am - 6pm
  • Broadband engineer appointment To change or cancel, see below. 25 Mar 2011 between 1pm - 6pm

----

----
BT Infinity (EASTF) 58.93/15.94 Mbps [IP Profile: 60.8/20 Mbps] using Openreach Modem & Billion BiPAC 7800N

Tags (1)
0 Ratings
Highlighted
Aspiring Expert
467 Views
Message 6 of 6

Re: Ordered 5th March, install 5th April! WTF

At the moment there is a 300GB fair usage policy, the BT Fon usage does not effect that.

From April, no confirmed date, BT broadband will be truly unlimited. No fair usage policy, however traffic management still applys.

0 Ratings