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    James @ ADSL24 is top notch, really good company and they have Enta's back end support if something should go awry.

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    and both were DNS problems! This also happened about 4 months ago and it's very frustrating.
    In the meantime before you change service providers you can circumvent DNS issues by using a free publlic DNS as your secondary option either in your router or NIC settings http://theos.in/windows-xp/free-fast...s-server-list/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edu-IT View Post
    Perhaps I'm just one of their fortunate customers then who is happy with the service. Price is reasonable too.

    If the connection drops then you should report that as a fault and have it investigated.

    Do such companies exist and if so can you point me in the right direction? What is a 'specialist' company, are you talking about one which provides only internet connectivity and not other services such as landline and digital television?
    Zen for example

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    I've got SKY BB here as well. Been exceptional service since its been installed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Hello all,

    I'm currently on an 18 month contract with Orange. Their telephone service is fine, however their broadband service has its problems. Today there have been two outages, and both were DNS problems! This also happened about 4 months ago and it's very frustrating.

    I'm looking for recommendations for both mobile/broadband contracts or just broadband on its own. Thanks
    You haven't told us what you require from your broadband connection.

    If you won't be using P2P or torrentz, but will still need to be able to download large files, such as Service Packs, Linux distros etc then i recommend Plusnet. In the 2.5 years I have been with them, I can't remember losing connectivity once. Granted, i generally just use it for browsing and downloading the odd update on filehippo.

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    Thank you for all the suggestions, it's definitely opened possibilities

    I would say I am an intermediate to high level of user, as I would download ISOs from Microsoft, Service Packs and of course Playstation 3 demos I rarely use Bitorrent.

    At the moment O2's service seems the most appealing and most competitive. I wouldn't go with Sky simply because I have Freesat. As for Be they only offer broadband it seems, so O2's deal overall seems better.

    I currently get 7616Kbps from my exchange (so almost the full 8Mbps). If you're interested what your exchange supports visit Sam Knows

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsnetman View Post
    In the meantime before you change service providers you can circumvent DNS issues by using a free publlic DNS as your secondary option either in your router or NIC settings Free fast Public DNS Servers List
    OpenDNS seems to be the most popular, I use them myself with various ISPs and have never had any problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Thank you for all the suggestions, it's definitely opened possibilities

    I would say I am an intermediate to high level of user, as I would download ISOs from Microsoft, Service Packs and of course Playstation 3 demos I rarely use Bitorrent.

    At the moment O2's service seems the most appealing and most competitive. I wouldn't go with Sky simply because I have Freesat. As for Be they only offer broadband it seems, so O2's deal overall seems better.

    I currently get 7616Kbps from my exchange (so almost the full 8Mbps). If you're interested what your exchange supports visit Sam Knows
    Perhaps O2 have been reading this thread and want to reward my marketing, but they just sent me a txt to say they are knocking £5 off the monthly cost of my tariff!

    (sim only £20 a month for 600 min, 1000 txts and unlimited data, no contract either so you can cancel at any time - very good for an unlocked iphone I must say)

    Tariffs - O2 pay monthly SIM only tariffs
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    Talk Talk around these parts has unoffiacially been rebranded "Mute Mute" by many a customer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by somabc View Post
    Be / O2
    I am with Be and have no problems in about 8 months since installation. One of the technicians at school has just signed up with 02 this week and he is having issues with dropped connections etc though.

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    O2 are now offering free home broadband when you buy Mobile Broadband for £20/month

    O2 Home Broadband - Free Home Broadband

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    Quote Originally Posted by somabc View Post
    O2 are now offering free home broadband when you buy Mobile Broadband for £20/month

    O2 Home Broadband - Free Home Broadband
    Free home broadband is only for 12 months though

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