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Author Topic: Speed tester - broadbandchoices  (Read 697 times)

Weaver

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Speed tester - broadbandchoices
« on: January 19, 2019, 04:41:26 AM »

Has anyone tried this speed tester out - https://www.broadbandchoices.co.uk/tools/speed-test

How accurate is it ?

Do not be put off by any initial nonsense demand requiring an email address; they donít check it and so just enter a bogus email address and then you can get past the initial apparent barrier. You donít have to compromise your privacy and invite spam.

It seems quite good to me - it does long tests in both directions and the upload accuracy seemed above average I thought.
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Re: Speed tester - broadbandchoices
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2019, 01:42:23 PM »

I did ages ago, but didn't find it particularly accurate.   I'd prefer to stick with TBB

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Do not be put off by any initial nonsense demand requiring an email address;

The fact that they now require this info and a postcode... most certainly does deter me from testing it now. 
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Re: Speed tester - broadbandchoices
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2019, 07:03:43 AM »

I just entered bogus values.
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Re: Speed tester - broadbandchoices
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2019, 10:22:13 AM »

i agree with kitz, the fact they even ask for that info suggests they are doing something with that data, most likely selling it on.
even if you put in bogus data you are essentially supporting the site in whatever they are doing with the data (be it real or not).
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Re: Speed tester - broadbandchoices
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2019, 01:36:09 PM »

Some comparisons today. BBC ping stands out, and down is slowest.
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Re: Speed tester - broadbandchoices
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2019, 03:05:38 PM »

wont test as it wants an email address, sorry weaver.
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Re: Speed tester - broadbandchoices
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2019, 05:59:51 PM »

@Chrysalis I just got away with entering "nospam@<my-real-domain-dot-com>" and that was fine.

It seemed pretty good to me because it does quite a long test.

The speedtest2.aa.net.uk seems pretty decent now after improvements following kitizensí discussions including AA.
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