+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 18
General Chat Thread, Moving back to BT in General; ...
  1. #1
    Jobos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    1,180
    Thank Post
    188
    Thanked 57 Times in 48 Posts
    Rep Power
    26

    Moving back to BT

    Tell me if you think I知 mad but I知 considering moving back to BT from Virgin Media. After getting my phone bill this month I realised just how much Virgins prices have increased.

    So if I move to BT who gives the best deal on broadband? I知 not concerned about speed just a good steady service with pop3 email and webspace.

  2. #2

    RabbieBurns's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    5,532
    Thank Post
    1,341
    Thanked 470 Times in 307 Posts
    Blog Entries
    6
    Rep Power
    200
    if you can get www.bethere.co.uk then I highly recommend them. Great speeds, great support, (theyre in bulgaria but their english is great and theyre a good laugh, and theyve got a forum where they respond to problems within 60 mins) and best of all they have no download caps etc and dont throttle bandwitdh.

    If you decide to go for them I can send you a recommendation, which will get you free stuff, and me free stuff too

  3. #3

    mac_shinobi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    10,053
    Thank Post
    3,585
    Thanked 1,123 Times in 1,025 Posts
    Rep Power
    377
    Quote Originally Posted by Jobos View Post
    Tell me if you think I知 mad but I知 considering moving back to BT from Virgin Media. After getting my phone bill this month I realised just how much Virgins prices have increased.

    So if I move to BT who gives the best deal on broadband? I知 not concerned about speed just a good steady service with pop3 email and webspace.
    What package are or were you on with virgin media and what broadband speed have you got with them - just curious as am contemplating going with them from bethere but not 100% sure due to traffic shaping etc

  4. #4


    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Northamptonshire
    Posts
    4,706
    Thank Post
    354
    Thanked 807 Times in 722 Posts
    Rep Power
    348
    It would have to be plusnet for me if you're not concerned about the speed but want reliability.

    I'm with virgin and to be honest we don't use the phone so I guess we don't notice the call costs!

  5. #5
    richard_s
    Guest
    I'm with Tiscali and I find that I don't get any real issues with their broadband. I get the odd drop out at times but it lasts about 30 sec's and then its back to normal. There phone package is pretty good as well.

  6. #6
    Batman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Northampton
    Posts
    940
    Thank Post
    115
    Thanked 118 Times in 74 Posts
    Rep Power
    40
    I think the thing with ADSL is it's not your provider that causes drop outs, it's the quality of your phone line and your distance from the exchange. This is also what causes speed issues... so it doesn't matter who you go with, if your ADSL is bad then it's likely to stay bad. It's a bit hit and miss really.

    Although I too can testify that Tiscali was great when I was with them I can also tell you that my mother in law's Tiscali connection is extremely slow; but they'll never get an improvement on it because they live in a village.

    So you could be fine, there's no way of telling... but the grass is always greener on the other side Personally I'm sticking with Virgin.

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Lincolnshire
    Posts
    2,348
    Thank Post
    13
    Thanked 241 Times in 229 Posts
    Rep Power
    70
    A question do you really need a phone line? I know of people that are now getting rid of them due to using their mobiles. If I had the choice I would stick with Virgin BB only and nothing else on the package. If your going back to BT I would also recommned PlusNet.

  8. #8


    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Northamptonshire
    Posts
    4,706
    Thank Post
    354
    Thanked 807 Times in 722 Posts
    Rep Power
    348
    I wouldn't touch Tiscali with a barge pole personally.; certainly not until we see what CPW do with them.

    If you want decent email and webspace, I'd buy it separate from whichever provider you go with as it makes it easier in the future should you choose to move.

  9. #9
    leco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    West Yorkshire
    Posts
    2,026
    Thank Post
    595
    Thanked 125 Times in 119 Posts
    Rep Power
    42
    I'm with BT, always have been, but I am very near the exchange. My ISP is Zen - can't praise them enough, friendly support staff, great service, doesn't cost the earth. But as has already been said, it's down to your line quality really.

  10. #10

    Sylv3r's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Co. Durham
    Posts
    3,268
    Thank Post
    380
    Thanked 388 Times in 343 Posts
    Rep Power
    150
    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    if you can get www.bethere.co.uk then I highly recommend them. Great speeds, great support, (theyre in bulgaria but their english is great and theyre a good laugh, and theyve got a forum where they respond to problems within 60 mins) and best of all they have no download caps etc and dont throttle bandwitdh.

    If you decide to go for them I can send you a recommendation, which will get you free stuff, and me free stuff too
    I have been with Be for about 2 years now and not had a single problem with them.

  11. #11
    Jobos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    1,180
    Thank Post
    188
    Thanked 57 Times in 48 Posts
    Rep Power
    26
    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    if you can get www.bethere.co.uk then I highly recommend them. Great speeds, great support, (theyre in bulgaria but their english is great and theyre a good laugh, and theyve got a forum where they respond to problems within 60 mins) and best of all they have no download caps etc and dont throttle bandwitdh.

    If you decide to go for them I can send you a recommendation, which will get you free stuff, and me free stuff too
    Bethere looks good. I'll let you know if I go with them.

  12. #12
    Jobos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    1,180
    Thank Post
    188
    Thanked 57 Times in 48 Posts
    Rep Power
    26
    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    What package are or were you on with virgin media and what broadband speed have you got with them - just curious as am contemplating going with them from bethere but not 100% sure due to traffic shaping etc
    We on the L package with 10Mb connection. The line is mostly ok but drops out at peak times.

  13. #13
    Jobos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    1,180
    Thank Post
    188
    Thanked 57 Times in 48 Posts
    Rep Power
    26
    Quote Originally Posted by MatthewL View Post
    A question do you really need a phone line? I know of people that are now getting rid of them due to using their mobiles. If I had the choice I would stick with Virgin BB only and nothing else on the package. If your going back to BT I would also recommned PlusNet.
    So are you saying I can cancel my Virgin phone line but keep the broadband? Now I might be interested in that.

  14. #14
    IanT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    @ the back of my server racks farting.....
    Posts
    1,893
    Thank Post
    2
    Thanked 118 Times in 109 Posts
    Rep Power
    60
    BT\Virgin are rubblish.

    I moved away from BT last year and went over to Sky Talk Unlimited (for 」5 per month) and Sky Line Rental (for 」10 per month).

    In total 」15 per month, as many calls as I like, cheap on mobiles, my bills for cheap as anything.

    I've just put my mother on Sky Talk Unlimited and Sky Line Rental and her bills are cheap now


  15. #15
    PEO
    PEO is offline
    PEO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    2,096
    Thank Post
    457
    Thanked 152 Times in 96 Posts
    Rep Power
    72
    been living in this house 2 year... so far virgin have not connected our phone properly to the billing system, so we dont get charged for premium calls. We've been on the phone many times before to tell them but they seem to think everything is ok... just as well really the gf is a big brother fan



SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Moving away from RM
    By MJoyeux in forum Wireless Networks
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 10th May 2010, 02:30 PM
  2. Moving from Bromcom back to Sims Lesson M 7
    By unsponsored in forum MIS Systems
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 3rd March 2009, 09:28 AM
  3. Moving back home
    By PEO in forum General Chat
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 9th June 2008, 03:49 PM
  4. veritas back up - Back up Tapes
    By sharkster in forum General Chat
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 7th June 2008, 12:30 PM
  5. Moving On
    By Nij.UK in forum General Chat
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 20th March 2007, 09:28 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •