Random Questions: broadband recommendations.


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1180 posts since 8/7/08

23 Nov 2008 12:57
spent too long without a broadband connection in my flat and am sick of it. got no active bt line and can't get o2 apart from that 'access' shit. just wondering if anyone who knows about this sort of thing could recommend the best value broadband package out there.
NumBerS
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3347 posts since 5/3/04

11 May 2009 22:11
sorry to revive old post
my broadband of an evening, luck to get just over 1 meg. during the day 6.5-7meg. I know peak times etc but is that not too higher drop in speed to be just that?

Homer
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23926 posts since 8/5/03

11 May 2009 22:15
roughly how long does it take to get internet installed these days ?
May need to get a phone line activated, does this take long ?
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

11 May 2009 22:33
ring tomorrow for an installation date….thats the only thing that takes a long time.
costs a fair bit as well cos they always try to con you that you need a whole new line and box.

0800 032 7930

£7.78 for the first 3 months with a free hub. the new one.

www.bt.com/broadband

think you get some other stuff free if you order online.
Homer
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23926 posts since 8/5/03

11 May 2009 22:55
Cheers,

fingers crossed the line is active
Sleuth
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5374 posts since 12/9/04

11 May 2009 23:25
Homer wrote: Cheers,

fingers crossed the line is active

Go on the money saving expert and search on the forums for BT installation charges. As BT will often charge you to active the line again which will cost £120. The forum tells you how to avoid these and also of times when promotions are ran to waver this charge.

DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

11 May 2009 23:44
And get o2, it's unlimited and customer service is better and with this http://www.quidco.com/o2-home-broadband/ you can get it for hella cheap.
Homer
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23926 posts since 8/5/03

13 May 2009 19:57
Got my bill in today, there was a flyer advertising it, looks a good deal for o2 customers

Bt didnt charge to activate the line Cool well no mention of it yet

MrBigStuff
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2490 posts since 6/3/09

13 May 2009 20:06
bt are gits…trying to find out actually what they are charging you is difficult until it leaves the bank account.
heres whaat i pay.i thnk. 17.50 a month line rental. plus an extra fiver or so to cover any calls (i always use my mobile) but that gives me free eevening and weekend calls. then on top of that about 75 quid every 3 months for unlimited broadband.
locked in for 18 months. you get a 'free' homehub. minus the phone bit.
heres the thing with them though…the indian call centeres when something (rarely) goes wrong. drived me fucking nuts and i turn into victor meldrew every time i have to talk to them. funny that there sales team isnt based in india, but everything else is. think what really gets me is the ten bills i get a month. would give carol vaulderman a hart attack trying to work them out. total nonsense.
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

13 May 2009 21:16
i do find the indian call entre people well informed and bloody good tho…they proper know what they are doing, always sort out my problems for me.
AAA
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10012 posts since 15/12/02

13 May 2009 21:27
MBS you're paying way too much for what you're getting mate
MrBigStuff
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2490 posts since 6/3/09

13 May 2009 21:32
yeah i know. im locked in for another few month. was gonna try and wiggle out of it ages ago…but cant be assed….wasnt worth the energy of going back and forth with bt…does piss me off tho.

andymakesglasses
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20501 posts since 26/1/06

10 Dec 2009 15:31
Does O2 broadband really take 2 weeks to set up / activate?
Jesus
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6048 posts since 7/10/08

10 Dec 2009 15:40
no, sisters was on within a couple of days,
andymakesglasses
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20501 posts since 26/1/06

10 Dec 2009 15:52
Cool
San
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10493 posts since 14/11/05

16 Mar 2010 13:01
BT is pissing me off again, connection in the home office keeps dropping out.
whats the best broadband service to have now?

Eddy the electrician told me to have cable/virgin broadband as he has never had any issues with it. Is virgin ahy good?
Hello World
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12151 posts since 7/3/05

16 Mar 2010 13:05
San wrote: BT is pissing me off again, connection in the home office keeps dropping out.
whats the best broadband service to have now?

Eddy the electrician told me to have cable/virgin broadband as he has never had any issues with it. Is virgin ahy good?

You got sky already?

Its pretty topper to have sky, BT line rental for that and then have virgin cable isntalled just to do the internet.

But it is the fastest option for internet.

I use Zen over a BT line rental (dont have sky) and get 6Mbits downstream which is good enough.

2 years never had any downtime.
andymakesglasses
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20501 posts since 26/1/06

16 Mar 2010 13:21
I'm on O2 (over a BT line) and it's faster than the BT internet in my previous flat, about 5 to 6 Mbits usually. Would certainly recommend them. Great price if you happen to be an O2 mobile customer.

Our old BT connection would drop repeatedly actually now you mention it, had to switch the router off and on a few times a week.

San
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10493 posts since 14/11/05

16 Mar 2010 14:35
Im an O2 customer already and they were offering its top package to me at £17.50 per month, should be able to drop that further.

Got Sky, have BT for line rental/broadband so may swith to the 50mb virgin package. am i right in that the fibre optic set-up is better than the bt one i currently have so less downtime?
phelen
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6602 posts since 16/8/06

16 Mar 2010 14:39
Avoid AOL or any company which has an Indian Call Centre - no racist.