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Hi im currently with AOL and wanting to change, can any1 recommend who i should change to? i download quite alot so would need fast and unlimited downloads. Thanx in advance! Read More
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9y, 10m agoPosted 9 years, 10 months ago
Hi im currently with AOL and wanting to change, can any1 recommend who i should change to? i download quite alot so would need fast and unlimited downloads.


Thanx in advance!
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9y, 10m agoPosted 9 years, 10 months ago
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#1
Virign Media would be best as its has unlimtited use and uses fibre optic cables hence the internet connection stays constant and doesnt slow down.
#2
i recommend be, been with them for about 8 months only one dropout and that was bt's fault. Unlimited (i know that for sure!) 24 meg down speed and 1.3 meg upspeed which is really good because normally other companys only increase the down speed and leave the upspeed low.

All that is 24 pounds a month including vat.

You get free connection and free wireless router, and if you sign up and pass your details to me you get one month free too. Also their customer care is 24/7 in bulgaria they are very helpful.

bethere.co.uk is the address it is is an llu service so do check availability there :)
#3
Anyone but Sky lol
#4
yea sky are rubbish! be have forums too alot of helpful people there, im currently getting 1.3 up and 21 down with them.
#5
Oh that bethere looks really good, how would i know if my area gets the 24mb connection? dont really wanna get it if im only receiving half of it or something lol, ive been on aol and im sure i aint getting the 8mbs im sposed to be getting!

Im in dunfermline if any1 knows if they will get 24 DL ???
#6
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#7
I've just signed up to BE (20mins ago) and as far as I'm aware there is now £24 connection charge and there in no longer a referral scheme.

Recently been taken over by 02, however having read numerous reports, they still seem to be pretty fab.
#8
How about using Orange. We pay £5/month unlimited high speed. The offer is only available if you have an Orange pay monthly contract. I wouldn't recommend Tiscali, terrible sevice!!!
#9
Try vodafone they are great never had a problem with them and never lost the connection it is £15 if you have a vodafone contract. Customer servce is also free!!
[mod]#10
I always get at least a 17.5MB connection with Virgin :thumbsup:
banned#11
Syzable
I always get at least a 17.5MB connection with Virgin :thumbsup:

I thought the best VM offered was 10MB (XL)........
banned#12
dcx_badass
DO NOT GO TO VIRGIN MEDIA

They've put extreme limits on it!



Source:
http://allyours.virginmedia.com/html/internet/traffic.html
or maybe that should be 'upyours.virginmedia.com'


Those limits are so rediculously stingy.

The limit is 2GB per 4 hours. Thats hardly stingy. I havent noticed any slowdown and I download about 3-4GB per day.
#13
csiman
I thought the best VM offered was 10MB (XL)........


They're currently updating all 10MB customers to 20MB.

The Shaping management is really annoying, download at full speed between 4-12PM for around 30mins and your speed is halfed. They claim it only affects around 5% of users, I reckon it must be far more than that though.

Apart from that its a pretty good service. I just tend to leave downloads going at night now, that way, full speed.
#14
csiman
The limit is 2GB per 4 hours. Thats hardly stingy. I havent noticed any slowdown and I download about 3-4GB per day.


Thats only for 10MB. Im on 2MB and the limit is 750MB, which is easily reached....
#15
there are loads of factors to consider when chosing an isp

price, reliabilty, speed, customer service, limits,

and it gets worse as different people have different experiences

one person could get on great with a company but another could have a nightmare with the same company.

plus you always here the bad alot more tha you hear the good as people are loking for help, answers etc hence the bad points come up.

im curently with plusnet on 8mb PAYG, i pay £14.99 per month and that covers my normal everyday surfing, but then from midnight to 8am its free surfing, so my newsgroup downloading is always done during that time.

no throtling on my acount as im payg, so i max out my conection, pay a cheap price, so im happy for now. but others may not want to be downloading at them times so wont suit them.

you need to work out whats most important to you, how you will be using the net, then try to match up your needs to the isp's.
#16
Loads of problems with Virgin.Media too. Personally i'd leave it a month and if they get their act together with the 20MB then i'd give them a shot.
#17
BE are a very good isp dont think anyone gets 24 meg unless there sat on the exchange. my modem syncs at 17.5meg and after overheads i get about 10-11 meg
I download @ 1.75 meg a sec and can upload @ 140k
and its unlimited (fair use pol) but nothing set in stone i do well over 100gigs a month
#18
yeah im gonna go with be i think!
#19
jaybizzle
Oh that bethere looks really good, how would i know if my area gets the 24mb connection? dont really wanna get it if im only receiving half of it or something lol, ive been on aol and im sure i aint getting the 8mbs im sposed to be getting!

Im in dunfermline if any1 knows if they will get 24 DL ???


http://www.samknows.com/broadband/exchange.php?ecode=ESDUF

Do a postcode search on this site and it will tell you how close you are to the exchange, the closer the better for BE. I'm in Penicuik, currently synching at 15 MB, getting about 11MB down with that, 670 Metres from the exchange.

From a Dunfermline search it appears that exchange has LLU and Be enabled.
#20
go with be. i find their sevices excellent
#21
i cant find the search thing to find out how close i am , where bouts is it ?
#22
jaybizzle
postcode is ky11 4px if any1 can help me out

Try this:-
http://www.samknows.com/broadband/checker2.php
#23
Congratulations, you are in a broadband enabled area.
However, you already have ADSL on your line. To move to another broadband provider you need to obtain a MAC (Migration Access Code) from your existing provider.#

i want to change from AOL to BE, so do i have to phone them up for this code?
#24
hi jaybizzle, did you know that you can get a month connection free as well as free connection? pm me if you are interested.:thumbsup:
#25
remember cable does not take the fact the distance from exchanges

so 20mb u will get 20mb!

hehe
#26
I can also vouch for Be, my connection is always around 18-19meg, max download i achieved was around 2mb per sec. You will run out of things to download pretty quick! :-D
#27
jaybizzle
i cant find the search thing to find out how close i am , where bouts is it ?


The link Dinostevus provided, put in the post code and then click locality.

You are 1.35 km from the exchange. I would phone BE first and ask them what the expected speed on your line would be. I would also remove your postcode from this thread, I know where you live now....

Seriously though you never know who might be reading this.
#28
tiscali are crap. getting download speeds of 100kb/s when 8mb was being paid for. recently have switched to sky and the download speeds are reaching 4.5mb/s (best that can be got in my area).
#29
If you dont have any LLU in your area (like BE etc) Enta resellers can be quite decent if your willing to do more of your downloading in offpeak hours (say over the w/e). They are quite upfront about the caps including a peak time cap and a offpeak cap (for example £20/mth = 30gig peak and 300 gig off peak - more than reasonable).
#30
My hubby and i have 4 machines on one Internet access and we download a good 5 gig a day and we suffer no laps during any time of the day.so i would definitely go with virgin media :)
#31
dcx_badass
DO NOT GO TO VIRGIN MEDIA

They've put extreme limits on it!



Source:
http://allyours.virginmedia.com/html/internet/traffic.html
or maybe that should be 'upyours.virginmedia.com'


Those limits are so rediculously stingy.


I totally agree with you there. Im on the 20mb service now and dont get anywhere near it.

What is the point of having a high speed connection when all you can download is 3gb worth of data per day (even worse for M & L packages)

Its quite disgusting actually.

I've complained to watchdog about it and so have many others.

I will be leaving their service very shortly.
#32
fizzlewizzle
I totally agree with you there. Im on the 20mb service now and dont get anywhere near it.

What is the point of having a high speed connection when all you can download is 3gb worth of data per day (even worse for M & L packages)

Its quite disgusting actually.

I've complained to watchdog about it and so have many others.

I will be leaving their service very shortly.


The limit is actually 3GB between 4pm and midnight, and the reduction only lasts for 4 hours from the time you hit it.

In any case, you'll still be getting 5GB connection, which is more than sufficient for most downloading (apart from movies + big apps). Just use the timing options available in most downloading programs to only download stuff outside those hours.

Also, between 4pm and midnight is the time when you're most likely to be surfing the internet, so IMHO wouldn't you want to throttle back your downloads anyways so you can get faster webpage load times?
#33
Tiscalli are great for big downloaders!

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