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2008/05/15 10:46:31 (permalink)

Need broadband help

i have just moved to the sticks and have found out that to have broadband through the phoneline will be top price i.e. around 15 quid a month and the line will only support a maximum speed of 512 (kb i think)

my other option is a plug in dongle thing with a maximum usage of 3gb a month and apparently if you go over your usage they charge you a bomb.

now my question is should i go for the phone line option and accept the 512 download speed which i have been told is very slow or the dongle.

how much is 3gb in terms of daily internet use? would downloading music etc wipe your usage immediately or what

any advice much appreciated
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    galenkia
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    RE: Need broadband help 2008/05/15 10:51:08 (permalink)
    I have the 3 contract.£15 a month for 3 gig of useage.They also do 7 gig for £25.I heard that they may be increasing useage limits.I connect at 3.6 mbps.Go to their website at www.three.co.uk to check out your areas connection speed.

    I usually download quite a bitof music but have never been over 2.5 gig in a month.

    Not really suitable if you wanna download movies.
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    bigmac
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    RE: Need broadband help 2008/05/15 11:01:43 (permalink)
    is there a way you can monitor useage?
    i was looking at the 3 that you have at 15quid a month its mainly for surfing and the mrs e bay obsession
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    muscleman2008
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    RE: Need broadband help 2008/05/15 11:04:51 (permalink)
    3gb will be enough to browse and download some music. I think there is a way of checking usage but dont take that as gospel.
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    galenkia
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    RE: Need broadband help 2008/05/15 11:06:21 (permalink)
    If you are mainly surfing you should be able to do well over 100 hours a month no problem.

    You can monitor useage on 3's website.In the 'my3' section.Gives useage to the exact moment you select it.
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    bigmac
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    RE: Need broadband help 2008/05/15 11:27:05 (permalink)
    cheers for that

    as for the 512 download speed, is that seriously slow?

    i have limited knowledge of all things computer
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    galenkia
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    RE: Need broadband help 2008/05/15 11:32:46 (permalink)
    Yes mate,about as slow as Broadband gets.I have been happy with my mobile one.No problems getting or retaining connection.Slows slightly during peak useage times but not enough to p1ss you off.

    Worth looking into mate and T Mobile and Vodafone also offer it as well.
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    RE: Need broadband help 2008/05/15 12:43:13 (permalink)
    Would that 3g thingy be ok for online gaming?
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    RE: Need broadband help 2008/05/15 17:38:51 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: Jax Demon

    Would that 3g thingy be ok for online gaming?



    I don't know Jax have you tried to google your question?

    It should be ok providing it keeps connection.

    Dave
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    RE: Need broadband help 2008/05/15 17:43:57 (permalink)
    try looking for cable mate such as virgin, or adsl2 from www.bethere.co.uk


    ORIGINAL: seanius

    I was out running yesterday and got abuse off some 12 year old girls, so I stopped and offered them out.



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    RE: Need broadband help 2008/05/15 17:45:42 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: Jax Demon


    ORIGINAL: Jax Demon

    Would that 3g thingy be ok for online gaming?



    I don't know Jax have you tried to google your question?

    It should be ok providing it keeps connection.

    Dave

    emm are you drunk , i dont think it will be suitable for gaming mate, wireless lan is pretty bad so cant really picture wireless internet better


    ORIGINAL: seanius

    I was out running yesterday and got abuse off some 12 year old girls, so I stopped and offered them out.



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    RE: Need broadband help 2008/05/15 19:10:41 (permalink)

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    emm are you drunk , i dont think it will be suitable for gaming mate, wireless lan is pretty bad so cant really picture wireless internet better



    Lol I was trying to be funny.

    Well Im on wireless gaming now on the 360 but thats coming from a router

    My plan was to buy the dongle and then use the 360 via the laptop to have access to the net for gaming.
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