While France has turned fully to fiber as part of the Very High Speed plan, ADSL boxes remain a good way to benefit from a high speed Internet connection at a lower cost. The RED offer at 19 euros / month is the best example.
While a good number of French people have been using optical fiber for a few years now, not all of them have the possibility of enjoying a Very High Speed connection, due, for example, to the lack of connection to their common to the fiber network. This does not mean, however, that these households cannot enjoy good Internet speed. ADSL / VDSL solutions certainly deliver a speed lower than that of fiber, but they have the advantage of being still widely used, while being less expensive. Review of the advantages of ADSL / VDSL through the example of the RED offer.
What speed for RED’s ADSL / VDSL offer?
When a home is not connected to the fiber network, ISPs use your traditional telephone line (copper network) to provide you with an Internet connection. To do this, they use ADSL and VDSL technologies to give you access to high or very high speed.
The first advantage of these technologies, and in particular of ADSL, is that they cover 99% of the territory, offering Internet accessibility to as many people as possible.
RED offers one of the best ADSL boxes on the market since it delivers a maximum upstream speed of up to 20 Mbit / s and a downstream speed of 1 Mb / s. Such a speed allows you for example to download an HD movie ( 1.5 GB) in less than 10 minutes, or a game like Cyberpunk 2077 (60 GB) in just 7 hours.
If you are eligible for VDSL, the speed offered is almost 4 times that of ADSL. Indeed, the VDSL RED offer provides a download speed of up to 70 Mbit / s as well as a sending speed of 12 Mbit / s. Concretely, this makes it possible to obtain an HD film in barely 3 minutes and to recover Cyberpunk 2077 in just 2 hours.
How do I know if I am eligible for the ADSL / VDSL offer from RED?
As we told you earlier, the RED network covers nearly 99% of French territory. This means that apart from a few “white areas”, everyone has access to a high speed connection. a minima.
Knowing your eligibility is a very simple process. All you have to do is go to the RED website and enter your postal address or landline number. The operator will then let you know with what type of connection your home is compatible. All you have to do is subscribe to the desired offer to enjoy high or very high speed Internet access.
What price for RED’s ADSL / VDSL offer?
Where fiber plans have the unfortunate tendency to quickly increase the bill, ADSL / VDSL offers have the advantage of remaining affordable. And even in this price segment, RED offers one of the most accessible offers on the market.
Indeed, RED’s ADSL / VDSL offer is billed 19 euros per month. Better still, this cost is not required to double over time, for example after a year or two, as with conventional offers. What’s more, the rental cost of the box is included in the price.
The other advantage of this fixed Internet package is that it is non-binding, which allows great flexibility in managing your subscription, especially for students.
What options for RED’s ADSL / VDSL offer?
As with its fiber plan, RED allows great customization of its ADSL / VDSL offer. Indeed, to reduce the bill, the TV box is optional. It is possible to add it for an additional 2 euros per month. You will then have access to a bouquet of 35 channels, including all TNT. It is even possible to enjoy 100 TV channels for a total of 4 euros extra per month.
The TV box is not the only option available on RED’s ADSL / VDSL offer. Especially since all these options are like the package: without commitment. This means that you can activate an option for as long as needed before deactivating it at no extra cost.
Mixture, it is possible to add:
- the Cinema Pass for an additional 14 euros per month;
- the Junior channel package for an additional 5 euros per month;
- the Canal + and BeIn Sports Pack for an additional 25 euros per month.
How to benefit from RED’s ADSL / VDSL offer?
With the periods of confinement and the ensuing curfews, one is entitled to wonder what is the impact on the subscription to a new line or the change of operator. This is minimal, not to say non-existent.
Indeed, RED supports you right from the subscription by allowing you to carry out an eligibility test to find out what type of connection is necessary. Once this step is completed, all you have to do is configure your plan as you see fit, with the desired options.
Once the subscription is taken, your new box will be sent to the address of your choice. All you have to do is connect it in place of the old one.