August 25, 2005 at 12:19 pm #1036714richie6Participant
hello, I’m quite new to the internet and I’m still using dial-up connection, I’m about to get broadband and wanted to make sure I got the best deal, I download quite a bit so I want something fast and I don’t want to be restricted too much on the amount I download.
what broadband do you use/which one is the best deal?August 25, 2005 at 12:30 pm #1066830titchParticipant
Don t get tiscali mate its rubbish im looking for new broadband too.August 25, 2005 at 12:38 pm #1066825
a got a contract with wanadoo
they are massive corporate bastards, but i’ve never had any problems with the connection, except getting it transfered when i moved house (but that was BT’s fault really)
£17.99 a month for unlimited downloading on 500k connectionAugust 25, 2005 at 1:03 pm #1066829MunchParticipant
Me and my flatmate just got our wireless network set up, and we went with plus.net for our broadband. It seems to be a pretty good deal – no set up fee, 14.99 a month, unlimited downloading, 2mb connection – tis all pretty swish. Last night I was getting a download speed of 200 kbps while my flatmate was downloading music on his laptop aswell as ragging away on halo2 on xbox live at the same time so it seems to be fairly good from where I’m sitting.
My family have wanadoo and have just recieved a notice saying they exceeded their 2gb monthly download limit and thus broke their terms of service. ooer. They’re paying 17.99/month for a 1mb connection with only a 2gb cap limit? Methinks I got a better deal.August 25, 2005 at 5:45 pm #1066831richie6Participant
plus.net sounds good i’ve heard of it before, i think i might go for that 1.January 20, 2006 at 8:11 pm #1066826
after 3 months trying to upgrade my wanadoo account to 2 meg… emails ignored, passed from dept to dept, lied to
i finally got through to a frank and true customer service adviser
who said, “my advice would be to cancel your contract and find a better company”
nice one sarah… you’re the first honest person i’ve spoken to at wanadooJanuary 20, 2006 at 9:55 pm #1066832ZeRastaParticipant
check out bulldog, depending where you live they can give you 8mb pretty cheap, also standard old bt are pretty reliable although more expensive, um i did know a site that compared them, i think which provider is best depends on the area you live in.January 21, 2006 at 4:06 am #1066822January 21, 2006 at 2:38 pm #1066827ZeRasta wrote:check out bulldog.
there are a lot of people (online) saying avoid them at all costs… no customer service, loads of problems connecting… down 6 weeks of the last 6 months etc etcJanuary 21, 2006 at 7:30 pm #1066835ideosphereParticipant
On a similar tack, what have peoples experiences been with upload speeds? :alien_abd(this is particularly in relation to live streaming)January 21, 2006 at 10:27 pm #1066833ZeRastaParticipantgloballoon wrote:there are a lot of people (online) saying avoid them at all costs… no customer service, loads of problems connecting… down 6 weeks of the last 6 months etc etc
Their customer service is shit! but they are cheap so what do you expect, bt in my experince have very good customer service, so i supose you get what you pay for.January 21, 2006 at 10:59 pm #1066823General LightingModeratorZeRasta wrote:Their customer service is shit! but they are cheap so what do you expect, bt in my experince have very good customer service, so i supose you get what you pay for.
TBH its (as you said) postcode lottery (some areas have better broadband capacity than others) and you its worth keeping an eye on the IT trade press like “El Reg” (the Register)
most broadband ISPs sell circuits and contracts until they run out of resources and start losing customers/get bollocked by Ofcom – then they start investing more in capacity/customer service
you need to catch them at the right times – for instance Wanadoo (Freeserve) was once good but from what Globaloon says they have expanded beyond their capacity
bulldog was OK but they also got more customers than they could handle. they are also now part of Cable and Wireless who do all the old bills and government comms – you may not wish to use them if you discuss or exchange data about activities in a legal grey area…
All ADSL connections are merely like very fast dial up modems and intermittently tend to reset themselves rather than being “always on” as claimed – which can be annoying if you are using them for streaming media.
This may be deliberate as if you want a reliable connection for streaming media BT sell higher priced data circuits for this purposes..
Apart from a few ISPs they all involve BT who own the cables to your house so you are stuck with BTs timescales for install/problem solving no matter what ISP you use (unless its NTL or telewest who have their own cables to your house)
NTL used to have ropey customer service but have improved slightly recently, and when their connections work they are remarkably robust.
Had an outage today but it must have been the first in about a year or so… and when the system works it works and stays working… Telewest uses the same kit and is supposed to have far better customer service.
Unfortunately you may not be able to get NTL or Telewest in all areas…January 23, 2006 at 11:49 pm #1066836Tek OffensiveParticipant
im with tiscali and have 2meg but only a 2gig bandwidth limit so fuck knows how much me rents r payin for that when it goes over each month. pretty fast where i live it seems, i can download stream and surf at same time with no problems or slowdown. some ppl do seem to have problems with them tho.September 9, 2006 at 3:57 am #1066841managemysiteParticipant
bellsouth and comcast are both goodSeptember 9, 2006 at 5:16 am #1066838sexy_biatch19Participant
hi soz just wanna c if my pic thing wrked, dont no must bout internet conections as i dont deal with it, but we got bt, seems ok i guess :crazy_druSeptember 9, 2006 at 5:31 am #1066834atm23Participantsexy_biatch19 wrote:hi soz just wanna c if my pic thing wrked, dont no must bout internet conections as i dont deal with it, but we got bt, seems ok i guess :crazy_dru
bloody cheek of it 😉September 9, 2006 at 6:16 am #1066839sexy_biatch19Participantatm23 wrote:bloody cheek of it 😉
:laugh_at: raaaSeptember 9, 2006 at 8:22 am #1066837doolittleParticipant
Well im on ntl as i have a package, phone, net, tv all for 30 quid and free landline to locals
Net has never played up at all and download willy nilly as a when no problemsSeptember 9, 2006 at 11:00 am #1066828SdZParticipant
NTL 10Meg 34.99 P/M and cant fault it really 🙂September 9, 2006 at 11:07 am #1066824General LightingModerator
its a postcode lottery as to whether you can get NTL though
used it in Reading for years without problems but in Ipswich although the street is cabled there was a problem with the duct which leads the cable into my house.
NTL weren’t able to solve it in any acceptable time – they booked an install, found a problem and the team walked away from the job and said it would take two months to get the right team to do it – which shows how little resources they actually have to do the real work as opposed to call centres.
What annoyed me more is they weren’t even interested in keeping the business – if someone had done the site survey correctly or equipped the vans with sufficient kit to relay the cable duct (FFS all you need is a spade and an SDS drill!) it could all have been sorted out.
Ended up going to BT and have had no problems since…..September 9, 2006 at 11:12 am #1066840Shit RobotParticipant
toucan £13.99 a month up to 4 meg depending on location,no limit,corporate bastards as well but customer service seems ok so far (nearly one year)
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