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    Re: Broadband Needed

    I used to be a happy Zen customer - very rock solid connection. But the price was steep. Even more so when they downgraded everyone's transfer limits without any cut in price and still only offered 2Mbit.

    I know they've changed a few of their packages now - but upto 8Mbit, 20GB usage for £24.99/month? No thanks.. choice is a wonderful thing An extra GB of usage is only £1.49. How generous

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    Re: Broadband Needed

    Quote Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester
    @mark & Geoff the problem there is that there is a usage limit, I need unlimited.

    @leon thanks for that that might be an option.

    I have been looking at PIPEX at the "Pipex DSL Flex 50" http://www.pipex.net/pg.asp?broadband what are your experiences with them? I have a domain name registered with hem they seem pretty good.
    There's no such thing as unlimited.

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    Re: Broadband Needed

    yes but i just need it as security incase i go over

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    Re: Broadband Needed

    Go with Freedom2Surf in my opinion. £24.99 pcm for up to 8Mbps capped at 50gig.

    Have been with them for three years, and I've chosen to stay with them at my new house.

    Never had any real issues, apart from MAX when it first came out, but we all know that was down to BT.

    Good technical support, was on the phone to one of their guys last week and he knew what he was talking about.

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    Re: Broadband Needed

    Quote Originally Posted by john
    As for ADSL24, from my research they seem to be nearly a 1 man band based in a terraced house in Manchester, with no backup MX server for email and I forgot what else our research had shown over at F2Support, but our feeling was perhaps look at the other Enta resellers for more resilliant network setups.
    Interesting -link?

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    Re: Broadband Needed

    Quote Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester
    yes but i just need it as security in case i go over
    Plusnet let you go over - it's a quid for every Gb IIRC

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    Re: Broadband Needed

    Quote Originally Posted by john
    Yes you will be come Tiscali. Nildram and all there bits and bobs have been part of Pipex for quite a while as well. Pipex has sold off its entire ISP Services to Tiscali, with Tiscali's view to start merging and migrating you over to there services, products and networkings in Q3 2008.
    Well at least I have time to get my option sorted out and migrate then... This is not good news as my experience of Tiscali has been anything but good following various relatives phoning for help.

    So far then it looks like Zen is the best option then...

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    Re: Broadband Needed

    Quote Originally Posted by mark
    Quote Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester
    yes but i just need it as security in case i go over
    Plusnet let you go over - it's a quid for every Gb IIRC
    Yes but the whole point is that i can't spend anymore over budget

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    Re: Broadband Needed

    Quote Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester
    Quote Originally Posted by mark
    Quote Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester
    yes but i just need it as security in case i go over
    Plusnet let you go over - it's a quid for every Gb IIRC
    Yes but the whole point is that i can't spend anymore over budget
    Unfortunately you're stuck with a number of choices that have limitations.

    Either:
    a) you accept that reliability is going to be poorer but you get it cheaper and with higher caps/fair-usage-limits.
    b) better reliability, probably B/W caps and more cost

    You can't have it all.. :?

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    Re: Broadband Needed

    I'm with Virgin, have been for years, never had a problem with download limits and it's transfering pretty constantly at 400Kb/s from newsgroups.

    I've found when most say Unlimited (like Virgin) the only clause is the AUP which states if you do constantly download then you may be restricted speed-wise at peak times but then unrestricted off peak times. So at night you can just leave it on downloading anyway which is hardly a problem.

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    Re: Broadband Needed

    I'm with Virgin, have been for years, never had a problem with download limits and it's transfering pretty constantly at 400Kb/s from newsgroups.

    I've found when most say Unlimited (like Virgin) the only clause is the AUP which states if you do constantly download then you may be restricted speed-wise at peak times but then unrestricted off peak times. So at night you can just leave it on downloading anyway which is hardly a problem.

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    Re: Broadband Needed

    Quote Originally Posted by contink
    Quote Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester
    Quote Originally Posted by mark
    Quote Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester
    yes but i just need it as security in case i go over
    Plusnet let you go over - it's a quid for every Gb IIRC
    Yes but the whole point is that i can't spend anymore over budget
    Unfortunately you're stuck with a number of choices that have limitations.

    Either:
    a) you accept that reliability is going to be poorer but you get it cheaper and with higher caps/fair-usage-limits.
    b) better reliability, probably B/W caps and more cost

    You can't have it all.. :?
    Looks like i will be going with a fair usage policy

    Pipex seem to do the best deal i have been asking around and others have had good experience

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    Re: Broadband Needed

    Quote Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester
    Pipex seem to do the best deal i have been asking around and others have had good experience
    Just bear in mind the bad news that John shared re: Tiscali taking them over and everything being migrated in 2008.

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    Re: Broadband Needed

    The Hoff was enough to make me want to move to them, unfortunately when I figure in that I have to get a phoneline and news server providor it was more than what I pay now.

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    Re: Broadband Needed

    Quote Originally Posted by leon
    Quote Originally Posted by john
    As for ADSL24, from my research they seem to be nearly a 1 man band based in a terraced house in Manchester, with no backup MX server for email and I forgot what else our research had shown over at F2Support, but our feeling was perhaps look at the other Enta resellers for more resilliant network setups.
    Interesting -link?
    I can't link as it was a discussion I had with a colleague. But simple things for those with some more knoledge than me to look at and look into. ADSL24 is run by a bloke called James. He also runs dslzoneuk.net, pctech4u and pchost4u.

    The DNS Servers for the ADSL24 site are both hosted on the same machine called Pluto.

    When you search the address details looking at Maps it seems to indicate a house in Manchester.

    I appologise for a mistake in the MX, there is a backup, but its in the same class as original address so redundancy could be a potential thing to look at if there is an issue with that range.

    From a friends research, it seems that this Pluto box hosts the ADSL24 website and members email or at least the member he was using as an example.

    Im not the person that did the digging, a fellow Edugeek (I think hes a member here) did the digging and let me know the results. I am not in any way saying that they are no good or anything like that but its just somthing to think about. I personally dig around for all I can before I sign up for something such as telecom contracts etc as for me living in the middle of knowhere its vitally importaint to me to have good comms.



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