BT Highway

BT Highway

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I have recently taken installation of BT's Homehighway product, after being initially disappointed with a new standard analogue line installation at my new property. At my previous address I was privileged enough to have an NTL cable modem – I took their base 128k package, which was great ... Read review





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Review of BT Highway by alflavor

Advantages: Digital connection, gives you a half decent line if no broadband in your town.
Disadvantages: Running costs.

...to speak, we had a BT line fitted the week we moved. Despite being asked if I was to use the internet, and the fact that the BT engineer that came out spent the best part of a day trying to find a spare phone line for us, we were told that they would have to split the line with a neighbours. This is perfectly within BT's obligations - an analogue or POTS (plain old telephone service) line – whilst capable of running a modem at up to 48k (56k is never ...
...to BT and OFTEL. So, my phone line was split with next door's, meaning that we could make a phone call, no problem, and could also connect a modem, but at 28k or 33.6K if we were lucky. After being being NTL for so long, this just seemed so slow, and the internet was no longer fun, even sending a couple of mails took too long!! I knew that BT had an ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Line) option for home users, but it has never really been pushed ... Read review

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31.12.2002
Fast Connection
Review of BT Highway by Chadderz

Advantages: Fast Connection
Disadvantages: Over priced compared to ADSL and Cable

...only real option was the BT Home Highway package. BT Home highway has a very fast connection ( sub 3 seconds )time unlike dial up with a modem it is digital so no de modulation of the analouge signal is required. BT delivered the Fritz PCI ISDN card prompt via the gift of the post and the engineer arrived when BT said he would. The installation took no more than an hour, most of this time was spent with the engineer doing something technical at ...
...when and if I need BT Highway Support. Fingers crossed now I have said that. It's a shame BTopenworld do not offer a 128k anytime offering to compliment Home Highway. There are other ISP's doing this and BT still cant get the hint. If you use 128k make sure you have some sort of package with an ISP that allows this or you will get stung on call charges. What it costs.................... If you have a phone line already BT will convert it for 74.99 ... Read review

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02.08.2002
(07.08.2002)
Fast but expensive
Review of BT Highway by calumc

Advantages: Speed when compared to 56k, Speed of connecting.
Disadvantages: Cost

...fact that for some reason, BT put a DACS (Digital Access Carrier System) in when they put in our second (normal) phone line, which for those of you who havnt had such experience, basically squeezes two lines into one pair of wires, unfortunately limiting you to 33.6k in the process (which they 'forget' to tell you at the time). So, rather than have all the hassle of trying to get them to give us a normal line which would work at 56k, we decided on ...
...the ISP, I've been using BT on a pay-monthly/flat rate scheme since I got ISDN, and it hasnt let me down once, my only grumble is that they cut you off every 2 hours no matter what your doing, which isnt usually a problem due to re-connecting being so fast, but is extremely annoying when your in the middle of downloading something big. ... Read review

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20.10.2002
How Fast???
Review of BT Highway by Barningham2

Advantages: Extremely Fast Access
Disadvantages: BT Internet Could Do With A Speed Boost

I've have been with BT Home Highway for about 6 weeks, and I had to buy a BT Speedway ISDN Modem, just to be able to get online. I could have chosen other's, but this one was recommended. Anyway, the service guarantees 128k access to most ISP's which is true. Although, you may notice, if you have BT Home Highway, that you can actually connect at 230kbps at full speed (using 2 telephone lines), and 115kbps at their slow speed. Whenever I have tried ...
...time, every time (Other than ic24's free 0800 access number). Connection is so fast, that if you blink, you're already connected. There's none of this, squeeky noises you hear with normal modems, or wondering if the line is busy. I would recommened it to anyone who likes to download large files. I downloaded a 10Mb file in less than 5 minutes. ... Read review

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29.10.2000
That cant connect me that fast can it
Review of BT Highway by andy1471

Advantages: fast
Disadvantages: expensive

I have recently had an ISDN line put in at home and found it is the best thing i have ever done. Before when i had to use my home line i found people were complaining they couldnt get through and i was always having trouble getting logged on and staying logged on which is very essential if you are downloading software. There is nothing more annoying than starting a download and getting to 90% and getting booted but with the ISDN line it connects ... Read review

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03.03.2001

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