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Be trial 40Mbps ADSL2+ bonding
Friday 19 September 2008 16:13:46 by John Hunt

ISPreview are reporting that ISP Be, owned by O2, are inviting its users to trial a bonded ADSL2+ solution which will see users reaching speeds of up to 40Mbps. Due to the variable speed of ADSL based technologies, speed will be dependent on the distance from the exchange, but in most circumstances users can probably expect near double the current speed of their ADSL2+ line. Be will provide a suitable router and 2 additional telephone lines for the service. Details to sign up to the trial are as follows:

If the sound of getting up to 40meg excites you then here’s what you need to do:

  • Contact Be on 0207 479 5029 by Friday 26 September 2008 at the latest to book your place on the trial.
  • Once you’re confirmed on the trial we’ll even contact BT to order your 2 new telephone lines (incoming calls only) so you don’t have to.
  • And finally meet us in a pub near our offices to get your new free router. Meeting venue and details will follow once you’ve contacted us to be part of the trial

For further information on this trial please contact Be by e-mail at: linebondingtrial@beunlimited.co.uk

Apart from the benefits of trialing the faster service for a month, users will also receive a month free broadband, and have the use of the two phone lines for a year (although inbound calls only).

Update 22nd September, 10:40
We have confirmed that this bonding trial is only open to existing Be Members that are on the Paddington exchange in London and is limited to between 20 and 30 participants.

Comments

Posted by Skip over 8 years ago
This is for PADDINGTON exchange only (as mentioned in the comments on the original ISPreview article and in the Be forum thread https://www.bethere.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=21674 - Be Members only)
Posted by dparr59 over 8 years ago
Hi all

If you're on the Paddington exchange, would you like to be part of our Line Bonding Trial? You would need to have 2 BT land lines in your house though, so I know that might rule a lot of people out. You also need to be on the PADDINGTON exchange.

However, if you do have 2 lines, and would like to get seriously FAST internet speeds, then please PM me as soon as possible.

Many thanks
Posted by CaptainW over 8 years ago
It states they will contact BT to order the new lines though - so which is it to be?
Posted by ciday over 8 years ago
"And finally meet us in a pub near our offices to get your new free router. Meeting venue and details will follow once you’ve contacted us to be part of the trial"

Ooo-err! Sounds a little clandestine there! :D
Posted by comnut over 8 years ago
hey I didnt notice that!!! VERY DUBIOUS!!

they could be the guys that did this???
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/3687-london-mayfair-exchange-has-kit-stolen.html

they will then get your home address & number, etc... worth reporting???
Posted by comnut over 8 years ago
hmmm... a google on the above number gets...
http://www.broadbandchoices.co.uk/fancy-40mb-from-be-190908.html
- no sign of 'meet me in the pub'... so direct your 'flames' to ISPreview!!!

- BUT then even the 'BT' links there goto 'clkuk.tradedoubler.com' ???

Now if http://www.bethere.co.uk/ had any decent content, I could check there...get it sorted, guys!!! (or you will have more 'punkd' people hating you...)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punkd
Posted by GiZZeRR over 8 years ago
Just look on the BE forums and you will see this talked about there. Paddington only so my excitement was short lived :-(
Posted by Darkness123 over 8 years ago
Damn I used to be on the Paddington exchange as well :(
Posted by kingmido over 8 years ago
But which paddington exchange is the question?
Posted by john (Favicon staff member) over 8 years ago
Have updated the article
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