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    BTs "most powerful broadband" banned by ASA.

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    BTs "most powerful broadband" banned by ASA.

    Post by papa_umau on Mon 19 Jun 2017, 11:27 am

    BT’s ‘most powerful wi-fi signal’ ads banned by the ASA.

    BT has now had 10 broadband adverts banned since 2016.

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    Most of us will be aware of these BT "most powerful signals" adverts as we have them broadcast into our homes on a daily basis.

    I have always hated these adverts as they seem to be saying that along with "power" comes "speed", but that is not the case at all.

    It is good that the ASA have banned these adverts as they are misleading, if not actually bare-faced lies as compared with other broadband suppliers.


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    Re: BTs "most powerful broadband" banned by ASA.

    Post by zathrus on Thu 22 Jun 2017, 11:37 am

    That advert is still on the TV as I saw it last night, so when, actually, are they going to remove it.
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    Re: BTs "most powerful broadband" banned by ASA.

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 23 Jun 2017, 11:43 am

    Yes Zathrus, I noticed that too.

    What I also noticed is that at the bottom of that advert a line of text has recently been placed, that says "as compared with other providers", and if that is all that was required to allow BT to continue with that misleading advert then they have escaped very lightly.

    The advert does NOT show that BT have the most powerful broadband signal "as compared to other providers" as they cannot prove that on all occasions this is the case.

    For instance: I am with TalkTalk and as I drive down the cul-de-sac, where my home is located, my phone automatically connects to my broadband wi-fi half way down that street.

    I do not know, and it cannot be proven that BT might be better than that !


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    Re: BTs "most powerful broadband" banned by ASA.

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 24 Jun 2017, 11:14 am

    That looks good Papa, but I have heard such good reports from many of the other broadband providers.

    As far as BT goes; I would not give them house room.
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    Re: BTs "most powerful broadband" banned by ASA.

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 25 Jun 2017, 11:31 am

    One of the things you can do, if you are worried about the transmission-power of you're wi-fi is to ask your neighbours and friends how their broadband provider operates.

    To simply stick with BT, because they say they have the strongest signal is not a way that I would go.

    Also, after that, and before making any decision, you should first find out if you are in a fibre-cabled area.

    You will know if you're area has been cabled for fibre-optic if you just go to Cable.co.uk and enter your post-code in the space provided.

    Here you will see the many offers available from different broadband operators.

    By scrolling down the list you will find two different "TalkTalk" offers where the basic offer is only up to 38mbps with the faster offer showing at up to 76mbps.

    The faster offer here is designed to be used by business premises but you might be able to get it - as I have done - for the cheaper price by holding out for it.

    BTW, all of the broadband suppliers there will have the option to connect to the fibre-optic cabinet at the faster speed if you ask for it.

    These offers prove that you're area HAS been cabled to a nearby cabinet for optical-fibre transmission.


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    Re: BTs "most powerful broadband" banned by ASA.

    Post by Hell's Granny on Sun 09 Jul 2017, 11:07 am

    Wouldn't willingly touch BT with a barge pole, except that I have my line from them, and its not worth switching at the moment as I'm on the move again.

    Once I move I won't be using them any more.
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    Re: BTs "most powerful broadband" banned by ASA.

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 09 Jul 2017, 11:37 am

    The wife's pal gave up her land line, as many thousands of people are now doing, but she found out later on that a hard-wired land-line does have it's merits.

    Even after your move HG it may be wise to hang on to your land line as there is quite a lot of competition for this service just at the moment.


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    Re: BTs "most powerful broadband" banned by ASA.

    Post by Hell's Granny on Tue 18 Jul 2017, 3:19 pm

    Yes, you are probably right, I may keep them for landline purposes, but I shall be going to a cable provider for Broadband.

    My current broadband provider is Talk Talk, and about every three months we have a few weeks of constant drop-outs and extremely poor performance with them. I can't wait to get rid of them TBH.
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    Re: BTs "most powerful broadband" banned by ASA.

    Post by papa_umau on Wed 19 Jul 2017, 10:37 am

    I think that just like many more who are in bad signal areas from all of the providers you are stuck in the same  set.

    I have now been with TalkTalk for around five years and not only has the signal improved for me, but the new fibre connection means that I can now get around 28mbps of speed.


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    Re: BTs "most powerful broadband" banned by ASA.

    Post by Hell's Granny on Wed 19 Jul 2017, 12:52 pm

    Although on a 8Meg contract, If I get 5Meg I count it good. Over the last few weeks there have been times when the latency was so slow I couldn't even get a speed reading.

    My current readings are
    Latency 234ms
    download 5.7 Mbps
    upload 4.1 Mbps.

    That is much better than last weeks readings.
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    Re: BTs "most powerful broadband" banned by ASA.

    Post by Gandhi on Thu 20 Jul 2017, 8:34 am

    Meanwhile back to the thread, you have to admit hey are great adverts though. Ryan Gosling kicks Kevin Bacon into the long grass!
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    Re: BTs "most powerful broadband" banned by ASA.

    Post by papa_umau on Thu 20 Jul 2017, 11:34 am

    Entertaining, maybe, but in the main very inaccurate.

    I get so annoyed when these companies - who are vying for our custom - still get away with saying "UP TO" certain speeds when in fact they can very seldom reach such speeds.


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