I have run miles of this wire. I have purchased, run and terminated in excess of 20 boxes of this PID2270 wire. Purchasing 4 more boxes of it today so I decided to give a review. The wire itself is pretty easy to work with. Quick to terminate and I have not experienced bad terminations during the process of terminating the cable or afterwards to any extent that I could blame the cable. The ONLY negative I can come up with for the cable itself is that it has no type of linear foot markings at all that I have found. I don't care if I have to subtract 127254 from 127404 to know there is only 150' left in the box. I need to know how much is left in the box. I currently have about 7 boxes of this cable laying around that I estimate have less than 100' left in them but have no way to tell (that I am aware of).
I What I do NOT like about the cable is the boxes and plastic box feeders. The box and feeders themselves are complete garbage. I do not think I have ever emptied one of these boxes and had the plastic feeder not be broken or ripped completely from the box by the end. A good number of the plastic feeders are broken upon delivery. The boxes themselves are also easily destroyed. If you have to get into the box more than a couple of times to untangle the wire (and you will, due to the broken feeders) the box will fall apart. If I knew for a fact that monoprice had a similar cable in a better box for a nearly comparable price I would opt for the better box. The box issue can be very annoying if you are trying to pull a long cable alone. With a partner near the feed it's not as much of a frustration until the box falls apart.
The cable itself I will give a 9.
The box, while easier than working with a spool most of the time, I can only give a 5. Better than no box, but not by much.
easy to work with the cable itself termination\Punch down
I have re-wired the phones of the house using this and also added wired network at 1GB and it all works like a charm welcome to the space-age, Mr. Jetson. Monoprice.com sent it promptly with no hassles, perfect all around!