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Not looking for anything expensive and a 2GB to 5/10GB Monthly allowance would be fine... Somthing that includes a free wireless router etc.... Anyone any ideas ? maxmix Read More
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8y, 1w agoPosted 8 years, 1 week ago
Not looking for anything expensive and a 2GB to 5/10GB Monthly allowance would be fine...

Somthing that includes a free wireless router etc....

Anyone any ideas ?

maxmix
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8y, 1w agoPosted 8 years, 1 week ago
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If they're Sky TV subscribers, they can get the Base package for free (2 Meg, but only 2GB allowance each month) as long as they have a Sky Talk package too. The other option is the Mid package which is only £5 a month and gives them an 8 meg connection (40GB a month allowance).
#3
The best deal i found is Talktalk

£17.74 a month for broadband and phone line rental included.

+ easy to set up wireless router.If ordered online free connection 18 month deal.
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Xb0xGuru
If they're Sky TV subscribers, they can get the Base package for free (2 Meg, but only 2GB allowance each month) as long as they have a Sky Talk package too. The other option is the Mid package which is only £5 a month and gives them an 8 meg connection (40GB a month allowance).


I was going through the Sky ordering process to find out about this, as they need Sky too after just moving to a different are etc....

All Movies, All Sport and one Variety pack £42 with the free 2GB BB, I thought great...

But when I type in their phone number, Sky says it is not available and I have to add the £17 Sky BB with free calls, bit of a rip off....

I'm on Talk Talk ATM etc but dont have Sky...

maxmix
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maxmix
I was going through the Sky ordering process to find out about this, as they need Sky too after just moving to a different are etc....

All Movies, All Sport and one Variety pack £42 with the free 2GB BB, I thought great...

But when I type in their phone number, Sky says it is not available and I have to add the £17 Sky BB with free calls, bit of a rip off....

I'm on Talk Talk ATM etc but dont have Sky...

maxmix


That's a shame - of course it depends on the Exchange being LLU for Sky Broadband :(
#6
hi,i would suggest a bit of bulls__t when you fone around for broadband.I was quoted £14.99 by AOL for their silver account.When i said i could get the same service from 02 for £7.49,AOL offered me a deal for £6.99 with free wireless router.RESULT!!!! :thumbsup::thumbsup:
#7
pimmy
hi,i would suggest a bit of bulls__t when you fone around for broadband.I was quoted £14.99 by AOL for their silver account.When i said i could get the same service from 02 for £7.49,AOL offered me a deal for £6.99 with free wireless router.RESULT!!!! :thumbsup::thumbsup:


Thanks for that, may have to go down this road.... Sky at £42 Movies/Sport and 1 Addon pack...

With seperate Broadband etc

maxmix
#8
Plusnet Value Broadband can be got for £5.99 in some places, which may do for them (10GB limit, 8Mb) They do traffic shaping, but this is unlikely to impact light surfing and email etc.
#9
Do you have a mobile phone contract? You often get free broadband from them, and a reduced price on their bigger packages. Just change your address on the account to your parents.
#10
If they are in a cabled area I would defo say Virgin Media....I think the optical cable is more reliable than any ADSL I have tried.......and unlimited downloads too.....

Then again, I guess there not the type of user that downloads lots of music/video are they?
#11
brez
If they are in a cabled area I would defo say Virgin Media....I think the optical cable is more reliable than any ADSL I have tried.......and unlimited downloads too.....

Then again, I guess there not the type of user that downloads lots of music/video are they?


That's where Cable wins out over ADSL - ADSL depends on a good line quality and a relatively short distance from the exchange. BTW, both Cable and ADSL uses Fibre Optic in their infrastructure.
#12
Girvan Ayrshire (They have not long moved etc) I'm looking into the cable issue now....

Thanks guys for all your advice etc....

maxmix :)

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