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2006/07/08 22:54:07 (permalink)

Broadband

Am looking to change from my 56k conection to a broadband one, i am just unsure what Monthly usage 2gb means and if its any good, thanks neil
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    RE: Broadband 2006/07/08 22:55:37 (permalink)
    2gb limit is crap to be honest. with sites like youtube and google vid you'll use it in a week.
    try to go for unlimited (telewest) if it's available in your area
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    RE: Broadband 2006/07/08 23:01:18 (permalink)
    I didn't know people still used dial-up

    My broadband is cheaper than my dialup used to be - why would you stay on dialup?

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    RE: Broadband 2006/07/08 23:03:43 (permalink)
    A lot of places don't have broadband access so maybe his area only got upgraded recently.

    Telewest or Bulldog are the ones I'd recommend, almost everyone else has usage caps.
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    RE: Broadband 2006/07/08 23:12:17 (permalink)
    yeah it has only been availaibe by me for a few months, and not being a heavy internet user never had the need until now, another question, if my mouthly usage is 2gb if i use that after say 3days, does that mean i cannot get online until the next month or just download? thanks neil
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    RE: Broadband 2006/07/08 23:18:07 (permalink)
    depends on their t&c's,

    chances are it'll either be your charged for any extra you use on top of your regular cost

    or they will throttle your connection and make it really slow and crappy!

    and some even say if you continue to overuse your limit they will cut you off!

    but tbh i use the net a lot, and i get through a max of 10gb a month, if your a light user i don't see any problems. It's the peeps downloading virtually 24/7 that use the massive gb capacities!
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    RE: Broadband 2006/07/09 01:13:14 (permalink)
    ukonline do a great job. only £15 for 2meg connection no limit, good tech support too. highly recommended.
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    RE: Broadband 2006/07/09 02:12:48 (permalink)
    I recommend Blueyonder (Telewest)
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    RE: Broadband 2006/07/09 03:24:34 (permalink)
    shoudl do your research on various companies.

    personally i like AOL while other say they have crap service(service only ever cut out for a fews hours last year). im paying £15 for 1mb, unlimited. i was thinking of upgrading to another speed but im happy at the moment, while others may disagree. make an informed decision.

    one thing i really hate is 12 month contracts tho, if the service is crap, then its 12 months of crap

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    RE: Broadband 2006/07/09 09:27:46 (permalink)
    Another vote for Telewest.

    I just hope things don't go downhill when those clowns from NTL get their feet under the table

     
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    RE: Broadband 2006/07/09 09:47:46 (permalink)
    How do you know how much you use each week/month? I haven't a clue. We're on BT and pay top wack and I think it's virtually unlimited but do I need it?????
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    RE: Broadband 2006/07/09 10:03:47 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: kitty

    How do you know how much you use each week/month? I haven't a clue. We're on BT and pay top wack and I think it's virtually unlimited but do I need it?????



    depending on what you use the internet for - if you use it for general browsing and sending emails then you can get away with getting a service with a 2gb allowance

    if your downloading alot of files , video and music etc then you will need more allowance 10gb plus
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    RE: Broadband 2006/07/09 10:05:02 (permalink)
    I only download links that are on here, general browsing and e-mails but hubbie tends to mess about a lot on lycos
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    RE: Broadband 2006/07/09 11:23:37 (permalink)
    if you have it in your area NTL have been excellent! I paid for the 3mb one and got upgraded to 10mb connection for free and £5 less per month! £30 per month and unlimited downloads...
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    RE: Broadband 2006/07/09 12:44:28 (permalink)
    an advert for talk talk said upto 8mb for £10 per month, and download limit of 80gb i think. plus free calls, though these might be VOIP

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    RE: Broadband 2006/07/09 13:53:18 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: ministergold

    shoudl do your research on various companies.

    personally i like AOL while other say they have crap service(service only ever cut out for a fews hours last year). im paying £15 for 1mb, unlimited. i was thinking of upgrading to another speed but im happy at the moment, while others may disagree. make an informed decision.

    one thing i really hate is 12 month contracts tho, if the service is crap, then its 12 months of crap


    Yo mate I have AOL Sliver and pay £17.99 a month and I get a 2.2mb connection but it is supposed to be 1 mb why is this? I am not complaining just wanted to know why I am getting double speed. AOL Gold is supposed to be 2 mb and is £24.99.

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    RE: Broadband 2006/07/09 14:08:14 (permalink)
    Id reconmend Blueyonder aswell, never had a single problem.
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    RE: Broadband 2006/07/09 15:37:16 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: kitty

    I only download links that are on here, general browsing and e-mails but hubbie tends to mess about a lot on lycos



    you prob get away with 10gb usage then - if it wernt for your other half you could get away with the 1gb - anyway most companies arnt bothered if you go over your limit occasionaly - for those that do they restrict their download speed til the next month

    i use eclipse which has a 20gb off peak limit for the month (6pm to midnight) for £14.99 and it comes with free emails and domain address
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    RE: Broadband 2006/07/09 16:07:09 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: kitty

    How do you know how much you use each week/month? I haven't a clue. We're on BT and pay top wack and I think it's virtually unlimited but do I need it?????



    Im on Bt's top package to.

    On that you get 40gb download limit and I am told that unless you exceed it by loads then they arent bothered. 40gb is more than enough for most people


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    RE: Broadband 2006/07/09 16:10:04 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: John Boy

    Yo mate I have AOL Sliver and pay £17.99 a month and I get a 2.2mb connection but it is supposed to be 1 mb why is this? I am not complaining just wanted to know why I am getting double speed. AOL Gold is supposed to be 2 mb and is £24.99.

    John.



    AOL, like a lot of companies upgraded their lines from 1meg to 2. Its cost them no more to do so. BT upgraded me from 1-2 about a year ago and are offering a free upgrade to 6 meg but I dont want to enter a new 12 month contract.

    So I suppose I should mention that anyone thinking of acepting BTs offer of a 6 meg upgrade will go on a new 12 month contract

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