I would recommend this test site for its no-nonsense approach, and the fact that it just does what it says on the tin, without preamble. Some sites require you to find a test server before you start, and then pick a test and then look at an advert and then wait an age while the results come through. Not so this site. I am very pleased to find it.
On increasing speed to 100mbs only £2.50 more then unlimited upload service i'm getting top wack 85mbs which is rubbish as with 60 before I always got near enough 60mbs all the time. I have at the moment only got 69 which is totally unacceptable. With out Broadband Choices service I would be completely in the dark.
The site is well laid out. Easy and informative. The speed tester is handy and gives you a realistic broadband speed rather than what your supplier says you have (which is short by 5Mbs).
Nice to have a site that doesnt try to sell you something every 2 mins!!
you should try it.... makes you open your eyes
9.5Mbps download with 0.75Mbps upload from btinternet.com. Could be better. We are waiting for the Fibre Optics for this ME19 5QP area to be installed by BT in the future. Basic installation in the meantime for Internet-Telephone and BT TV Vision.
Good to be able to view these speed tests to see if we are being ripped off: as I see from your reviews that some people have been ripped off. So keep up the good and the bad reviews, so we can judge the difference that these internet providers are offering. Thanks.
It would not give me a quote because I was in HU postcode area, and they said it was locked to KC communications,..... but I have never been locked to KC as I live 15miles outside the area.
In fact it was quite a long time before joining KC was even an option...so I was disappointed at the result
After completing the speedtest it showed what I'd suspected all along, TalkTalk are a rubbish broadband supplier. When I purchased Youview late last yerar my download speed was 10.5Meg/sec but soon after it was dropped to 3.3Meg/sec, and on a bad day it goes as low as 0.3Meg/sec. After running this speed test I now know exactly who I would like to have as my supplier. Thank you Broadbandchoices, you've saved my day.
The other articles are very helpful especially about speed and explaining what everything means as I am a complete technophopbe and anything of this this sort usually makes me glaze over but it is very user friendly and easy to understand. I was recommended the site from a friend and I saw the adverts on tv and I would definately use the site again! :)
This is an OK speed checker. There are better. Example Speedtest.net where you can choose which server in what part of the world to run your speed test. Results will ALWAYS vary so you should run the same test at different times of day and over several days, then take an average to guestimate your approximate broadband speed. Don't jump ship until you have found out how far away from your local phone exchange you are. Its very unlikely that your speed will improve with another provider unless you move to fibre optic e.g. Virgin if you can get it.
I used this site on different times during the day and then compared the test result immediately with another site and never got the same result. This site always gives way over the top speed results and never gives the actual line speed possible. Not a good site in my opinion.
EE offers state ee customers only - should state ee MOBILE customers only - misleading as i am a broadband customer only so deal is not available to me despite being an ee customer. Unsure as to why you have - Very bad – unacceptable experience, unreasonable and rude conduct.- rating as there is no direct contact? Odd - not appropriate! Another faceless we will contact you if we can be bothered whilst still talking commissions one man and his dog company!
After gradual slowing down on download speeds from TalkTalk over the past year (down from c6.65Mb to 0.3Mb!) I followed all their instructions for optimising speed and then did a series of speed tests yesterday (Sunday evening) with a range of speed checking sites. None of them showed an improvement and all registered a d/load speed of less than 1.0Mb. Imagine my surprise this morning (Monday) when all the tests showed an improvement to between 4.95 and 7.4Mb! Is Big Brother (aka TalkTalk) watching my every keystroke?
Well if you can get cable and you can justify the huge price tag this is what you would normally opt for as they have the highest speed ratings. Then there is the ugly form, if you have broadband through a phone line ask whoever is your provider to test your line for a speed test, this is truly the only accurate way before opting for any package deal you may not even receive. Bit of a whinge that but sometimes compare sites just throw the big boy companies on a page with a hint of discount not telling you that they take a slice of commission. Sometimes it so much more gratifying to do it yourself and find out exactly what you can get before comparing.
The speed tester is as good as most on the web. Its also pretty close to the official BT version. However its a post code test and doesn't use your logon so its never going to be the best test. But its a good reference.
Be aware broadbandchoices website has bias suppliers claiming packages that can't be delivered.
Having tested my line I was confronted with a very limited number of supplier results considering there are 100's of suppliers within the UK.
30% of the results where technncally impossible from my local exchange. Not good.
Conclusion.................results can't be trusted 100%. Know your exchange capabilities first. Ask you current provider to test your line first before moving. Rememeber your line is,in general, the same one with next provider with obvious exceptions such as LLU suppliers & fiber. What's bad will stay bad unless you fix it. Thats when you find put who are the good providers.
From a qualified IT expert who works with a leading ADSL provider everyday of the week.
you aught to try trust pilot speed test gives you a result in seconds and compares your result to the other broadband providers in the area. you can then see if you're getting what you paid for. I wasn't so I complained and my speed was repaired. I would not have known without their testing facility. And it was so easy to use.
Chloe Georgiou found this review useful
After months of trying different companies, I was amazed that for overall value for money, VIRGINMEDIA came out on top. I recently had their lowest 30Mb package installed, and just after a week I ran a speed check. I couldn't believe my eyes at the results taken 3-mins ago. --- Using LAN for a direct connection the results were:- D'load-28.2Mb & Up'load-1.8Mb. For Wireless (wifi) the results are very good too...:- D'load-21.2Mb & Up'load-1.8Mb. --- Now! I have decided to do a mobile test, but I will have to get back to you on that one. As, although one may acquire a fast 21Mbps dongle, the results could be somewhat daunting being as most of the 3g-network operates from as far as the Isle-of-Man..... --- BUT, WE CAN ONLY TRY... --- I AM VERY PLEASED THAT I CAME ACROSS THIS SITE BY PURE ACCIDENT. WELL DONE!!!
Anna Brinck-Johnsen found this review useful
Very useful place to begin because all this rubbish about how fast all these providers can go is all just to impress. But no matter! What they say is all bullshit because your local exchange is what determines your speed. Don't be fooled into thinking that BT gloss has any more shine to it because they have a all singing Router. When it comes to the exchange they have nothing more to offer than anyone else. Like I say! This site is a good place to do your homework before you move
Chloe Georgiou found this review useful
Had to just see what mb speed providers are promising in Winslow, and by the looks it doesnt look good! o2 promised up to 6mb, its currently running around the 1.88 mark, but its always been around that anyway.
Ive noticed nearly all the major Providers, B.T, Sky etc, can only offer up to 6mb in this area. Is that because its on an 'exchange'??
Anyway, it leads me to the conclusion, that theres no point paying for someone to provide "up to 40mb", sign up, and get the dire 1.88mb i'm only getting now.
I was seriously considering going with Sky this year, i dont think i'll bother!!!
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