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XyZspineZyX
09-01-2003, 04:02 PM
At long last I'll be moving into my first house on sept 5th.
A good opportunity to make the step up to broadband, me thinks. Which provider would you recommend?

XyZspineZyX
09-01-2003, 04:02 PM
At long last I'll be moving into my first house on sept 5th.
A good opportunity to make the step up to broadband, me thinks. Which provider would you recommend?

XyZspineZyX
09-01-2003, 04:05 PM
Tiscali are good and very fast at setting you up. I was set up in under a weak! I highly reccomend them. Last time i checked they were doing cheap connection deals...

"the empty can rattles the most"

XyZspineZyX
09-01-2003, 04:08 PM
N.T.L are cheap, but crap/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

B.T costs a bit more and are ok/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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XyZspineZyX
09-01-2003, 04:15 PM
I use N.T.L and they are very good- I haven't had any major problems and it was very fast to set up. Try to steer clear of BT- I've had problems with their other services before (i.e. BT Openworld Anytime which you can only use for a limited number of hours a day before they cut you off and send you letters about how you "abused" the service.) I have a 600kbps connection and this gives me great ping in online games.

To be able to fare well,
To avoid the frustration of misfortune,
That, in this world, is happiness.
-Euripides' Electra

XyZspineZyX
09-01-2003, 04:26 PM
Blueyonder user here ... they are fine and had no probs with installation and service.

Also if you want speed there are 3 flavours: 512, 1MB and 2MB prices from: 25, 35 and 50 plus installation but only if you take their phone package (which is also cheap)

No I dont own any shares (Theyre not worth anything hehe!)

XyZspineZyX
09-01-2003, 04:32 PM
If you are talking ADSL then Zen Internet. Had no issues with them at all. Cable - depends on the area... Blueyonder appear to be ok in areas that I know of.

I would strongly recommend that you do not go ADSL with BT Openworld. Have had them at work for a bit and had to spend 3 days chasing around when they cut of our business critical ADSL connection. Got the a run around between about 12 different departments

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XyZspineZyX
09-01-2003, 04:33 PM
We used to use www.Mistral.co.uk, (http://www.Mistral.co.uk,) excllent service, good price and a tech department who knew what they were on about.

This was before I moved just south of Cambridge, the supposed high tech centre of Britain, what a load of pants, can't even get ADSL here. moan moan etc :-)

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XyZspineZyX
09-01-2003, 04:58 PM
I've got cable, and I have no problems with it.

To be able to fare well,
To avoid the frustration of misfortune,
That, in this world, is happiness.
-Euripides' Electra

XyZspineZyX
09-01-2003, 05:48 PM
Hi
I use Pipex and Im very pleased with it.
Take a look at www.adslguide.org (http://www.adslguide.org) loads of user feedback from all big i.s.p.'s there.

XyZspineZyX
09-01-2003, 05:49 PM
I am with blueyonder telewest. I upgraded to the 2m/bit cable and I love it. I cant remember the last down time or even a problem with their service.

I could not recommend them enough for the online gamer.

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XyZspineZyX
09-01-2003, 05:50 PM
Telewest Broadband here. AKA Blueyonder. I have a 1MB connection for 30 squid a month. You can get up to 4mbit connections for around 50 squid through Bulldog communications.

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XyZspineZyX
09-01-2003, 05:51 PM
NTL here too.

They have their occasional moment, but no worse than anyone else.

Recommended./i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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Nevermore!</center>

XyZspineZyX
09-01-2003, 05:58 PM
moscow_kgb wrote:
- Telewest Broadband here. AKA Blueyonder. I have a
- 1MB connection for 30 squid a month. You can get up
- to 4mbit connections for around 50 squid through
- Bulldog communications.
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The highest in Scotland is 2mbit for blueyonder unfortunatly (I phoned and asked)/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

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XyZspineZyX
09-01-2003, 06:02 PM
SmokeJaguar wrote:
- I am with blueyonder telewest. I upgraded to the
- 2m/bit cable and I love it. I cant remember the last
- down time or even a problem with their service.
-
- I could not recommend them enough for the online
- gamer.
-
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- src="http://www.km011a0004.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/ta
- rgeting.jpg"><CENTER><Center><div
- style="width:200;color:F0FFFF;font-size:11pt;filte
- r:glow(color=black,strength=3)">"Where'd he go?"
- <Center><div
- style="width:200;color:F0FFFF;font-size:8pt;filter
- :glow(color=black,strength=3)">Famous last
- words </div></center>
-
-

Agreed. Have yet to experience one single disconnect from service since installation a year ago. They are very, very good.

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XyZspineZyX
09-01-2003, 06:05 PM
Blueyonder did win an award for their service I remember reading somewhere, someplace also.

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XyZspineZyX
09-01-2003, 06:06 PM
Definitley telewest I have set up a network for my flatmates and I through a PC that has been on since January (when I got broadband) So the router is on all the time and we download lots of stuff while we are all at work, the only time it crashed was when we got the blaster worm cause my firewall was down at the time but that isn't blueyonders fault.

Cable beats ADSL because of the upgradability and it doesn't suffer from distance to the telephone exchange like ADSL it will however, suffer if a lot of people in your area are using it though but I don't get that /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

XyZspineZyX
09-01-2003, 06:29 PM
N.T.L 17:99 a month 150k internet, slow /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif but cheap!

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XyZspineZyX
09-01-2003, 06:36 PM
AHS_VIPER wrote:
- N.T.L 17:99 a month 150k internet, slow /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif but cheap!



NTL 24.99 per month 600k cable connection

Fast and not expensive./i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif



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Nevermore!</center>

XyZspineZyX
09-01-2003, 06:51 PM
Been with Pipex for over a year. No problems at all. When I signed up there was no connection fee - not sure if that's still true though.
Cheers!

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XyZspineZyX
09-01-2003, 06:52 PM
On freeserves here, no problems and that connects through bt i believe............you can actually pick the whole thing up as a boxed kit at pc world and bar the wait to get bt to sort the line it was painless and not had a problem yet and thats over 2 years, NTL might be good for you as you get a 600 connection instead but more important a free phoneline too i believe.

XyZspineZyX
09-01-2003, 07:07 PM
Xnomad wrote:
- Cable beats ADSL because of the upgradability and it
- doesn't suffer from distance to the telephone
- exchange like ADSL it will however, suffer if a lot
- of people in your area are using it though but I
- don't get that <img

Agreed but dont have the luxury of Cable where I am - only just got ADSL :-(



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XyZspineZyX
09-01-2003, 07:12 PM
im surprised no one has mentioned plus.net they are who i'm with and ive had no complaints! its pretty fast ADSL and i think its one fo the cheapest too

www.plus.net (http://www.plus.net)

XyZspineZyX
09-01-2003, 07:14 PM
There's a good site which compares ADSL providers, but I'm afraid I deleted it once I got my service connected. Zen are good, so I was going to go with them, until I had a recommendation for Andrews & Arnold. Comparing Zen to A&A at the aforementioned site showed nothing in it for speed and reliability - both were well above average - but A&A had a much better customer service score.

Not had a problem since I got connected in May.

Kernow
249 IAP

XyZspineZyX
09-01-2003, 07:42 PM
Have a look at the ADSLguide website - loads of useful information and ISP comparisons.
I've just signed up with PIPEX - connection, activation, modem and 2 splitters for 20. Can't beat it. And a cheap monthly fee as well- 23

XyZspineZyX
09-02-2003, 05:36 PM
I agree with my colleague MB_Lerxster....no probs and good connection with Blueyonder.


Regards

MB_Avro

XyZspineZyX
09-02-2003, 05:50 PM
SmokeJaguar wrote:
- I am with blueyonder telewest. I upgraded to the
- 2m/bit cable and I love it. I cant remember the last
- down time or even a problem with their service.
-
- I could not recommend them enough for the online
- gamer.



SmokeJaguar are you givin' us the bling, bling?

(Blueyonder 2Mb 50.00 per month - about $79 USD).

XyZspineZyX
09-02-2003, 06:01 PM
If I could get Cable I would, but Telewest are so slow in rolling out digital, it's not funny.So I've got the next best thing, BT Broadband.Had a nightmare for the 1st 6 weeks setting it up, including many calls to their 'help' centre.Took me 6 weeks to convince them to send out an engineer, in the end they found the modem to be faulty.This is after being told by a very nice lady at the 'help' centre, "our modems never go wrong", I nearly wet myself laughing.Even the engineer who came round said that he didn't believe it was the modem, put a new 1 in and it's been fine for the last 2 years.Nicest looking modem I've seen aswell.
http://www.speedtouchdsl.com/produsb.htm

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XyZspineZyX
09-03-2003, 09:18 PM
Look at www.dslguide.org (http://www.dslguide.org).
I'm going for Nildram in Nov. Never underestimate the power of a monthly contract, it gives you the ablility to walk if the service goes down the toilet.

XyZspineZyX
09-03-2003, 10:05 PM
I'm with V21 (www.v21.co.uk) (http://www.v21.co.uk)).
512kb broadband @ 19.99 per month. Had no problems with the service at all and is one of the cheapest around. Maybe THE cheapest?

dogpig

XyZspineZyX
09-04-2003, 07:12 PM
Thank you, chaps. I'll be giving the matter some thought and also find out who currently offers what in my area.
Again, I thank you all.