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Who offers the best home broadband package/service?

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9y, 9m agoPosted 9 years, 9 months ago
Bear in mind i live where there's no cable only the BT lines.

Considering the BT Homehub package as we've already got the phone with them, any others that come recommended???
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9y, 9m agoPosted 9 years, 9 months ago
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#1
You're becoming a regular deal seeker horacehogarth!! LOL

I'm with AOL ..negotiated a new contract at £9.99 a month with a free Netgear wireless ASDL modem/router ...I was an existing customer who threatened to leave unless they matched Sky's offer.

New customers will pay £14.99 with a free router.

Other members will have other suggestions ..there's one that ties you in for 3 years ..I think...but you get a £500 desktop PC...someone will no doubt remember the company.

Happy ISP hunting
#2
We still have not got around to changing companies and I am trying to sweetheart the other half into taking up that PC offer. Not a great price but I have heard good results from the actual company. And I will not really miss the money for the PC as it's just like a HP purchase but with free broadband.
#3
I think you are referring to RedTen?? Part of them went bust or summit. More onfo on MSE.

Im with Pipex, pay just over £30pm for broadband (upto 8mb), phone calls & line rental. One bill, no fuss :thumbsup:

Here is link to MSE regarding RedTen - http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=296709
#4
horacehogarth
Bear in mind i live where there's no cable only the BT lines.

Considering the BT Homehub package as we've already got the phone with them, any others that come recommended???


My broadband is with BT, we have the home hub package. It is a bit more expensive than some other providers but I have never ever had any problems with my BT broadband so quite happy to pay the extra. If there is ever a problem at least it is a BT line so only have to deal with one company rather than the broadband provider blaming BT and BT blaming the broadband provider!
#5
I ompletely agree with engadine, happy to pay the extra after a nightmare experience with TalkTalk.
#6
engadine
My broadband is with BT, we have the home hub package. It is a bit more expensive than some other providers but I have never ever had any problems with my BT broadband so quite happy to pay the extra. If there is ever a problem at least it is a BT line so only have to deal with one company rather than the broadband provider blaming BT and BT blaming the broadband provider!


How much is it costing? We've already got the telephone so maybe the best option.. apart from Broadband what else does the Homehub actually do?
#7
currychops
You're becoming a regular deal seeker horacehogarth!! LOL
Happy ISP hunting


He he well i'm moving house very soon so i've gotta sort all these things out now rather than later, got the laptop sorted.. just the broadband, surround sound system and HDTV left to sort now!
#8
horacehogarth
How much is it costing? We've already got the telephone so maybe the best option.. apart from Broadband what else does the Homehub actually do?


The home hub gives you wireless connection, WIFI minutes included and internet phone calls. Depending on the package you have you can get norton security included.

Check out BT's website, they have an offers on their 3 packages at the moment, the monthly fee is reduced for the first 6 months.

If you want the home hub you have to pay for it on Option One but it is free on Option 2 and 3.


http://www.bt.com/broadband/bb_info.jsp?s_cid=HP_TotalBB_smalladslot
#9
Sorry what do you mean by WIFI minutes?
#10
horacehogarth
Sorry what do you mean by WIFI minutes?



With BT Openzone's WiFi minutes you can use BT Total Broadband internet at any wireless access point called Hotspots - these are in cafés, hotels, train stations, pubs and airports in the UK and Ireland. Handy if you have a laptop and are out and about with it. I'm away a lot on business so its really handy for me
#11
Ah ok cool. Will they do a better price if you're already an existing telephone customer? I'll give them a call tomorrow and see what they will do :)
#12
My hubbie worked for BT Broadband until fairly recently, he says that they don't lower the price for existing telephone customers at all, ever!

They didn't for us!
#13
How does it work regarding emails etc, i assume they give you some email addresses.. do you get a home page like AOL do where you login with your own screen name etc?
#14
You do get email addresses and BT are involved with Yahoo so you can get a home page but I don't bother with it and still use hotmail
#15
BeUnlimited (if you can get it) are superb.
#16
I uise BT's homepage and email address even though we are with Pipex homecall. My father is with BT so he just let me use one of his btyahoo accounts (you get a few), so I made up my own email address.

I like their homepage too because it is up to date with news and stuff, interesting if your bored.
#17
beerman1
I uise BT's homepage and email address even though we are with Pipex homecall. My father is with BT so he just let me use one of his btyahoo accounts (you get a few), so I made up my own email address.

I like their homepage too because it is up to date with news and stuff, interesting if your bored.



Does the homepage notify you when you receive an email? Minor thing i know but women like the little details! :)
#18
Lol, not sure, your emails are stacked in the middle of the home page (first 4 or something) so all new ones are shown on the top, as for a pop up like hotmail I don't think so. I have never checked because I find they are a pain if you are playing games and those stupid messages cover the bottom part of the screen.
#19
Pipex Homecall - been with them for about a year now and just about to upgrade to their 8Mbs service. The exchange is just down the road in our village so should have no trouble getting 5 to 6Mbs (you never get 8Mbs unless you are in the exchange). Our current service is 1Mbs uncapped and Pipex have had a good name in the business for some time - we've not had any connectivity or speed problems in the year we've been using them (they started out as Caudwell Communications but Pipex bought them out).

The upgrade email gives the following details :-

QUOTE
For only £29.99 per month, you will receive the following services:

- Up to 8MB Broadband (this will depend on the capacity of your exchange) £06.50
- Anytime (free local and national calls to all landline - 01 & 02 - numbers for up to 90 minutes) £09.90
- Line Rental (which we will arrange to be transferred into our care) £10.99
- International Option (save up to 98% on calls compared to BT) £02.60
- Mobile Option (17% discount on calls to mobiles) £00.00

Please note that upon upgrading your existing services to this package, you will enter into a new 12 month Broadband contract.


Should you require this upgrade to be undertaken, we will require the following account verification details:
UNQUOTE


etc. etc. etc.

The 90 minutes free calls is anytime of day, any day of the week and I have to say we give it quite a hammering unlike when we were with BT where you always had to check what time of day it was and what day of week, whether there was an 'R' in the month and so on.
#20
birdyboyuk
I think you are referring to RedTen?? Part of them went bust or summit. More onfo on MSE.

Im with Pipex, pay just over £30pm for broadband (upto 8mb), phone calls & line rental. One bill, no fuss :thumbsup:

Here is link to MSE regarding RedTen - http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=296709



same here, i have never has any problems with them, speed excellent. pipex that is.

:thumbsup: :thumbsup:
#21
Whatever you do [COLOR="Red"]DONT[/COLOR] go with Orange. I am having so many problems with them at the moment (Internet keeps disconnecting, tech support and customer service both just tell you to call someone else) and there are websites where other customers are saying they have the exact same problems as me
#22
husband was telling me yesterday about good old richard branson (virgin) going to start a new package at a great price, not to sure what all the jargon is on it but im sure someone on here may know.:)
#23
I am with Tiscali.

2mb/sec and uncapped .Also 24/7 phone calls to any Local or national phone numbers for £19.99 a month.

Absolutely no roblems at all and because it is uncapped it means we can play games online every day without any fears of going over any limits.Handy fpr us as we also have xboxlive as well.
#24
sofiamary
husband was telling me yesterday about good old richard branson (virgin) going to start a new package at a great price, not to sure what all the jargon is on it but im sure someone on here may know.:)

Virgin non cable broadband packages

£14.99 for up to 8mb unlimited broadband and phoneline with free eve and w/e calls
£19.99 for broadband as above and phoneline with free anytime calls

hope this helps:)

link for you virgin
#25
Tiscali has a special offer on where you get Unlimited 8mb Broadband and free UK calls 24/7 - 17.99/month.

As soon as my ISP opens in the morning I will be mostly getting a MAC from them!

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