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General Chat Thread, Which Home Broadband provider? in General; Hmmm, best let my housemate know that. The contract is with him and I just pay half the cost. I ...
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    Re: Which Home Broadband provider?

    Hmmm, best let my housemate know that. The contract is with him and I just pay half the cost. I doubt he's read the T&C's, though him and his bird are quite heavy downloaders.

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    Re: Which Home Broadband provider?

    I use Pipex & have had little to No problems with them over the 7 or so years i have been with them, I like the fact that if there is a problem (like the exchange going down at BT ends) they give me a free dial up account to use. I am on the edge of the exchange & get a better speed& contection than the rest of the people in my block.

    I have heard good things about Sky but the people who have said the good things are not the brightest of people when it comes to IT
    Just DONT go with AOL

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    Re: Which Home Broadband provider?

    Quote Originally Posted by eastlondon
    Just DONT go with AOL
    Bad advice. AOL give the best connection to an ADSL 8Mb I've found - no downtime and good speeds (registered torrent sites give 800KBps)

    NO CAPS and NO AUP that entitles them to screw around and traffic shape.

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    Re: Which Home Broadband provider?

    Pipex policy

    "...if your usage is frequently high and impacts our network, and the experience of other customers, in a negative way then we will get in touch with you to ask you to change your behaviour.

    If your usage remained high and didn’t change, or contravened the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP), we may take further action and may suspend your service and close the account. We want to avoid this happening and ask for your support in ensuring a good service for all Pipex customers. "

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    Re: Which Home Broadband provider?

    Money wise, the £20 per month Carphone Warehouse Talk Talk combined broadband & telephone package is hard to beat.

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    Re: Which Home Broadband provider?

    btw if you are out of the minimum contract period on Virgin media broadband (cable) phone up and speak to retentions with details of a cheaper rival (eg sky). I've had half price broadband for nearly a year now and I've just renewed the half price deal for a further 6 months.

    As Tesco say - every little helps :-)

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    Re: Which Home Broadband provider?

    Any Enta reseller is worth looking at.

    I'd also like to say PlusNet. CS is spot on and they are quite proactive (for instance they noticed my line had a lot of sync drops for a period and they actually rang me to check things over. They have also just activated another segment of a 622mbit pipe. :-)

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    Re: Which Home Broadband provider?

    I use Zen and would recommend to others. No traffic shaping either.
    Like has been said before, not the cheapest, but you get what you pay for.

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    Re: Which Home Broadband provider?

    If you are in a Virgin area I see no reason to waste time with 'upto' xxMB ADSL when you can pay a bit more and get guaranteed speeds with Virgin

    Needless to say - I'm on Virgin

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    Re: Which Home Broadband provider?

    Be unlimited I am syncing at 11/1.3 meg

    You get a VOIP router in that price with good wireless.

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    Re: Which Home Broadband provider?

    But you need to live in London

    Portsmouth is getting 20MB Virgin this month and my house purchase down there is almost complete - can't wait to nearly triple my connection speed

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    Re: Which Home Broadband provider?

    But you need to live in London
    No Be are rolling out outside London now (admittedly slowly).

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    Re: Which Home Broadband provider?

    We have Be here in subnny leeds. Actually I lie - it's chucking it down, but we do have Be. Syncs at something in the region of 7/1.5 which is bloody good considering our distance from the exchange. For those that know the area we're close to Elland Rd., and the exchange is over the hill in Armley, a good 3 miles I reckon.

    Check out samknows.com - it seems Be have a rather large number of exchanges now:
    http://www.samknows.com/broadband/ll...&sortorder=ASC

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    Re: Which Home Broadband provider?

    I'm currently using Virgin, I'm on their 20MB package, and must say, I only ever see a maximum speed of 10MB! :P

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    Re: Which Home Broadband provider?

    @plock - What upload speed do you achieve?

    How have you tested that the 20MB service is switched on and available?

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