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Author Topic: Aquiss Broadband - A Review  (Read 3157 times)

snadge

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Aquiss Broadband - A Review
« on: February 15, 2024, 05:44:43 PM »

Hi all  :)

Four months ago I switched from BT900/10ms @ £78 a month - to - Aquiss900/16ms @ £27.50 a month for 6 month then £55 thereafter (12 month contract - no yearly CPI Increases either!). The connection is brilliant - 910+ / 16ms day and night - even 905Mbps / 32ms on IRE VPN (NordLynx) - its been 4 months and so far Ive had no issue's. I can strongly recommend it

One of the things I love most about it is, I'm supporting a family run business, rather than putting money into the pockets of the "super rich" companies!

also, forcing the customer to buy their own router is good practice. it forced my hand (and I wanted one) and got the TP-LINK AR73, the only thing I don't like about AQUISS is the static IP address, so I use a Proxy or VPN, and the TP-LINK GUI is a bit horrid with its white and extremely light blue colours, but nothing Grease Monkey cant sort out.


BT made leaving very difficult, they lied, and try to have me for £50 + £18, I kept receiving their texts saying I hadn't sent the router back, and I had 7 days or I'm charged £50, when I sent it in 5 weeks before and had proof of postage AND proof of receipt - so got the £50 squashed, the £18 charge was because I ordered to leave at E.O.C so I owed nothing (08/11/23) - they changed it to the 20/10/23, and tried to charge me £18 for it! - I got that squashed after explaining the date issues AND saying I had evidence to prove it..

Thing is, yer average Joe Blog's would 'think' they must owe it and would have paid it!! especially the elderly... I saw others on their forum with the same issues, it makes you wonder...how many BT leavers are treated like this? it was the first ISP for me, to increase prices during contract, 5% they said at £55 = £2.75 (£57.75) yet it went up to £68 instead! just after 6 month of being on BT - then from £68 to £78 the following April!!  -  NEVER AGAIN!!

Hope your all well
« Last Edit: February 15, 2024, 05:59:25 PM by snadge »
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Re: Aquiss Broadband - A Review
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2024, 06:03:58 PM »

the only thing I don't like about AQUISS is the static IP address

Which ironically would be a selling point for a lot of us.

I don't think IP address is as heavily used to identify people as it used to be, given they know its shared and would rather profile individual users.

There's also some key benefits in that you aren't stuck behind restrictive CG-NAT and you aren't subject to any blocks the previous user may have caused by doing something dodgy.

Of course it means the ISP can more easily track activity back to you, except a small ISP wont have the equipment to do that anyway as its very expensive.  Its a key reason even Zen get out of the court ordered content filtering as they're still not big enough for it to be economically viable, though how long this remains so I do not know.
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Re: Aquiss Broadband - A Review
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2024, 02:36:50 PM »

you aren't stuck behind restrictive CG-NAT
could you explain that and what it is? thanks

except a small ISP wont have the equipment to do that anyway as its very expensive.

is this the 'snoopers charter' (2016 Investigatory Powers Act/Bill)...? where the ISP and Mobile Provider has to record all metadata for 24 months?
if so... I would of thought (being re-sellers) this would all be done by BT (that ISP, on this date, at that time, etc) - is it not? (in THIS situation where the ISP is a re-seller on BT Wholesale)

its been another 4 months - SPOT ON - never had a reason to communicate with them other than to join lol.... now THATS an ISP
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Re: Aquiss Broadband - A Review
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2024, 06:14:03 PM »

Are city fibre still doing the backhaul for Acquiss?
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Re: Aquiss Broadband - A Review
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2024, 10:48:56 PM »

Are city fibre still doing the backhaul for Acquiss?

Yes both on Cityfibre FTTP and Openreach FTTP
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Re: Aquiss Broadband - A Review
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2024, 11:14:00 PM »

is this the 'snoopers charter' (2016 Investigatory Powers Act/Bill)...? where the ISP and Mobile Provider has to record all metadata for 24 months?
if so... I would of thought (being re-sellers) this would all be done by BT (that ISP, on this date, at that time, etc) - is it not? (in THIS situation where the ISP is a re-seller on BT Wholesale)

The backhaul network cannot tell and have no responsibility for what an individual user is doing, that's on the ISP.  Its all just a bunch of packets going to the ISP as far as they are concerned.

An ISP cannot tell much of what a user is doing either without deep packet inspection and that's a huge waste of resources, never mind keeping a log of that data.  Plus its really dumb as unless they are going to demand all data centres also log all traffic, just running a VPN on a cheap VPS bypasses it.

Even if they did, criminals need only rent a VPS in a country with no such laws and would still bypass it, so its just a huge breach of privacy for normal people and an extra cost for the ISP for no good reason.
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Re: Aquiss Broadband - A Review
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2024, 05:13:45 PM »

It is BT Wholesale on Openreach, not OR directly.




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Re: Aquiss Broadband - A Review
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2024, 06:49:51 PM »

I don't know what those characters at the beginning were meant to be. Could you please edit the message to remove any unusual characters.
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Re: Aquiss Broadband - A Review
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2024, 02:13:18 PM »

I think weve just found another character that isnt working since the migration :(
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Re: Aquiss Broadband - A Review
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2024, 02:38:45 PM »

Oh hang on I thought it was the apostrophe, but it seems not.

deejay can you please inform me what character you were trying to use?

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Re: Aquiss Broadband - A Review
« Reply #10 on: Today at 01:07:46 PM »

Using an apostrophe from my iPhone results in a failure to post
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