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I'm moving to a little flat, but I've just been looking at internet as ideally I'd like to get internet up and running before I officially move in. Ideally I wanted fibre but I've just looked and … Read More
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3m, 2w agoPosted 3 months, 2 weeks ago
I'm moving to a little flat, but I've just been looking at internet as ideally I'd like to get internet up and running before I officially move in.

Ideally I wanted fibre but I've just looked and I can't get fibre in the property...
what would be the next best thing and has anyone seen any decent offers? Looking to get this sorted asap!!
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3m, 2w agoPosted 3 months, 2 weeks ago
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#1
Try https://www.uswitch.com/broadband/.
Put your postcode in and it will tell you what you can get and what deals are currently on offer.
#2
Poppyj1
Try https://www.uswitch.com/broadband/.
Put your postcode in and it will tell you what you can get and what deals are currently on offer.


Thank you so much!!!!!
#3
Is virgin media in your area?.
#4
Poppyj1
Try https://www.uswitch.com/broadband/.
Put your postcode in and it will tell you what you can get and what deals are currently on offer.
I just checked that as was interested what was available for me.. and only one option came up.. talk talk.. my current internet service provider was not listed..? Do do know why that would be?
#5
See if anyone close(ish) can get it and ask them to install an additional line, run a cable from their house to yours.

It may sound mental, but i'm moving in a few weeks and will have the same problem (its private property and they wont allow BT or Virign to install new cables) but someone living less than 50m can get fibre. So thats my plan.
#6
LeahMinttoutou
Poppyj1
Try https://www.uswitch.com/broadband/.
Put your postcode in and it will tell you what you can get and what deals are currently on offer.
I just checked that as was interested what was available for me.. and only one option came up.. talk talk.. my current internet service provider was not listed..? Do do know why that would be?


look at the sme sky deal it's not fibre but should be adequate
#7
mac9091
See if anyone close(ish) can get it and ask them to install an additional line, run a cable from their house to yours.

It may sound mental, but i'm moving in a few weeks and will have the same problem (its private property and they wont allow BT or Virign to install new cables) but someone living less than 50m can get fibre. So thats my plan.


You're running a cable to a house 50m away? I'd be looking to create a diy wireless bridge.
#8
LeahMinttoutou
Poppyj1
Try https://www.uswitch.com/broadband/.
Put your postcode in and it will tell you what you can get and what deals are currently on offer.
I just checked that as was interested what was available for me.. and only one option came up.. talk talk.. my current internet service provider was not listed..? Do do know why that would be?

Because USwitch isn't a great site for broadband comparison as it only covers 5-10% of ISPs.

Last time I checked a year or two ago there weren't really any decent comparison sites for ISPs. Thinkbroadband's ISP Search is about the best and that misses a fair few of them off. ISP Review has a more complete list.

In terms of what's available, landline is the best option so check if you're close enough to the exchange to get a reasonable ADSL speed and check whether Virgin's cable network is available.

If the former is too slow and you can't get the latter then mobile broadband using the mobile networks might be an option.

Then I'd check for local suppliers with their own networks. Fixed Wireless Access is most popular (WiSpire etc.) but it depends entirely on where you are.

Finally you've got the option of satellite broadband which is available almost everywhere but does come with a couple of limitations so is generally an option of last resort.
#9
justanothercid
LeahMinttoutou
Poppyj1
Try https://www.uswitch.com/broadband/.
Put your postcode in and it will tell you what you can get and what deals are currently on offer.
I just checked that as was interested what was available for me.. and only one option came up.. talk talk.. my current internet service provider was not listed..? Do do know why that would be?
look at the sme sky deal it's not fibre but should be adequate

EndlessWaves
LeahMinttoutou
Poppyj1
Try https://www.uswitch.com/broadband/.
Put your postcode in and it will tell you what you can get and what deals are currently on offer.
I just checked that as was interested what was available for me.. and only one option came up.. talk talk.. my current internet service provider was not listed..? Do do know why that would be?
Because USwitch isn't a great site for broadband comparison as it only covers 5-10% of ISPs.
Last time I checked a year or two ago there weren't really any decent comparison sites for ISPs. Thinkbroadband's ISP Search is about the best and that misses a fair few of them off. ISP Review has a more complete list.
In terms of what's available, landline is the best option so check if you're close enough to the exchange to get a reasonable ADSL speed and check whether Virgin's cable network is available.
If the former is too slow and you can't get the latter then mobile broadband using the mobile networks might be an option.
Then I'd check for local suppliers with their own networks. Fixed Wireless Access is most popular (WiSpire etc.) but it depends entirely on where you are.
Finally you've got the option of satellite broadband which is available almost everywhere but does come with a couple of limitations so is generally an option of last resort.
Thanks.. sorry for the confusion but I already have home wifi etc.. I just saw this thread and was interested to see if there were any cheaper providers then what I'm using.. I'm in Hull which is probably the only place which is trapped with internet to the local network for home phones, wifi, etc. I heard Karoo might be forced to let other providers in sometime soon so was just interested in the idea of a quick search to compare prices.. thanks for the advice anyway guys :)
#10
BT have a sale on for the next 2 days, see Here
Unlimited broadband, line rental and weekend calls for £24.49 per month
Order online and you'll get a £50 reward card and you can use cashback sites to get a bit more back.
#11
craigstephens
mac9091
See if anyone close(ish) can get it and ask them to install an additional line, run a cable from their house to yours.
It may sound mental, but i'm moving in a few weeks and will have the same problem (its private property and they wont allow BT or Virign to install new cables) but someone living less than 50m can get fibre. So thats my plan.
You're running a cable to a house 50m away? I'd be looking to create a diy wireless bridge.

Had thought about it, but its more expensive and less reliable/consistent.
#12
Assuming Sam's database has been kept updated, the SK site should tell you who can provide a BB service to your postcode https://www.samknows.com/broadband/exchange_search
The current decent deal is with Sky who are offering landline & ADSL at equivalent of about £6/m inc router fees etc, but a new line may be extra. Add about another £12 equiv for fibre; all plus any calls package. Not sure if you can arrange before move-in, especially if inheriting a currently active line. https://promotioncode.sky.com/campaigns/wk36msesab
If unable to arrange prior to move-in and 3 network cellular reception is decent at the location, you could always consider the unlimited 4G £25 PAYG option valid for 30 days - this may be sufficient until a permanent solution is active, details in previous post http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/sky-broadband-incl-lr-64-new-customers-12-months-discount-mse-2627182?p=30199468
#13
This checker uses the same BT database as ALL isps use to check availability of by fibre/adsl

https://www.dslchecker.bt.com

Try inputting your details and it will tell you what services are available from your cabinet
#14
I'd look into 4G data.. it's as fast if not faster than fibre in some areas. Obviously depending on how much you need per month.. but this may be the speed solution..
#15
mac9091
craigstephens
mac9091
See if anyone close(ish) can get it and ask them to install an additional line, run a cable from their house to yours.
It may sound mental, but i'm moving in a few weeks and will have the same problem (its private property and they wont allow BT or Virign to install new cables) but someone living less than 50m can get fibre. So thats my plan.
You're running a cable to a house 50m away? I'd be looking to create a diy wireless bridge.
Had thought about it, but its more expensive and less reliable/consistent.

I'd go with the cable also. as long as you can run it discreetly it will be cheaper and far more stable. Just don't go any more than 100m end to end
#16
AndyRoyd
Assuming Sam's database has been kept updated, the SK site should tell you who can provide a BB service to your postcode https://www.samknows.com/broadband/exchange_search

It does tell you that (at least with regards to phone lines and virgin), but linking it without explaining how to tell is unhelpful as the LLU operator information is confusing for anyone who doesn't know what it means.
#17
wolf that link youve put up asks for your landline number and not a postcode , sounds dodgy
#18
leah you can also check on estate agents sites now as people moving home have the same question as yours to ask , it matters a lot
#19
craigstephens
mac9091
See if anyone close(ish) can get it and ask them to install an additional line, run a cable from their house to yours.
It may sound mental, but i'm moving in a few weeks and will have the same problem (its private property and they wont allow BT or Virign to install new cables) but someone living less than 50m can get fibre. So thats my plan.
You're running a cable to a house 50m away? I'd be looking to create a diy wireless bridge.
I'd be amazed if a neighbour would let you do this. Ultimately they'll be liable for everything I.e. payments due on extra line rental and potentially what the end user is up to online... No chance I'd be willing to do that for somebody.
#20
ipswich78
craigstephens
mac9091
See if anyone close(ish) can get it and ask them to install an additional line, run a cable from their house to yours.
It may sound mental, but i'm moving in a few weeks and will have the same problem (its private property and they wont allow BT or Virign to install new cables) but someone living less than 50m can get fibre. So thats my plan.
You're running a cable to a house 50m away? I'd be looking to create a diy wireless bridge.
I'd be amazed if a neighbour would let you do this. Ultimately they'll be liable for everything I.e. payments due on extra line rental and potentially what the end user is up to online... No chance I'd be willing to do that for somebody.


I wouldn't offer & I wouldn't take up an offer to share connection or costs.

Just not worth it in long run

Edited By: Gollywood on Mar 12, 2017 19:42: Sir Dickie Branson
#21
check if there's codes still available on the mse website for sky was £64 all in for 12 months if a line is already there or another 20 quid if line needs installing that's the cheapest at the moment and for a while know.
#22
tomminator
leah you can also check on estate agents sites now as people moving home have the same question as yours to ask , it matters a lot
Ah thanks, never thought of that :)
#23
tomminator
wolf that link youve put up asks for your landline number and not a postcode , sounds dodgy
It's not dodgy lol it's BT themselves
It asks for a landline number as that's the most accurate way to determine which cabinet you're connected to, there's also a button there to put in an address if you don't have a landline yet, this one is not as accurate

Edited By: wolf359 on Mar 16, 2017 08:16

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