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We all know you can negotiate great discounts with Telewest if you're an existing customer but unfortunately they've only had set prices for new customers that wasn't too great but now they have a new offer.

You can now sign up for 10MB broadband for only £27.00 for the first year and not only that, they normally charge you £25 for installation unless you add an additional service but because of a flaw in the system, you'll be able to get installation for free of charge.

They also offer you a £10 discount for each and every additional service you agree upon, so if you add a phone line or tv package, you'll receive an additional £10 discount for each service which will be deducted from your first bill, which i would recommend getting a basic phoneline package, which entitles you to free basic tv package.

Here is the details of the £10 off for every new service:
http://www.telewest.co.uk/html/specialoffers/general_web_discount.html?AID=10376865&PID=1699685&SID=64064

Not only that but if you sign up through Quidco, you'll also receive £40.00 cashback as well, making it the best package for new customers i've managed to find.

Remember, this is a 1 year price but at the end of the year contract, make sure to call them and demand to cancel and they'll reduce your price even further than ever before.
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#1
Just thought i'd let everyone know, the previous price from Telewest was £35 a month, so there's a £96.00 saving in the first year of subscription, plus free stallation instead of £25 and £10 extra discount until the end of the month, topped with quidco £40 cashback, that makes over a whopping £170 saving in the first year alone.

Let me know what you think of this deal, as i think it's pretty good for new subscribers :)
#2
Toucansurf do 8mb broadband for £17.99 a month.

So is it really such a great deal to pay an extra £9 a month (extra 50%) than toucan surf to move up to 10mb from 8mb?

Also £25 with quidco for toucan.

To me toucan is a better deal unless you really want to pay that extra premium for an extra 25% speed to your internet connection.

http://www.toucan.com/surf/plans/8mb.aspx
#3
Upon deciding to go ahead with Telewest with my gf, we realised that a direct comparison showed that they were far superior in every possible way to any other internet service provider for the same MB speeds and bare in mind that Pipex is still a new company or with small market share with many new aspects that will require to be assessed to be on par with Telewest.

Also bare in mind that Telewests broadband comes complete with free internet security as well as these additional benefits that they only have available for there 10Mb package:

Free access to online gaming
Uploads at 384kbps**
Free access to blueyonder newsgroups
#4
Pipex taken over toucansurf - But thats not affected toucansurf at all other than there prices comming down recently making them alot more competitive. I certainly would not pay £9 a month extra for only an extra 25% increase in speed to move to Telewest. You get those type of free internet security anywhere. Also newsgroups, online gaming... Only thing you compare broadband on is price, speed and download limits. After that the only thing is whether there is a 1 year minimum contract or not. Of course you want free installation and usb broadband modem from anyone else.
I can't find a cheaper deal than toucan at present so i'm sticking with them for now. I seriously think your paying a premium for the benifit of 10mb thats simply not worth it at all.
#5
Well if you download a fair bit of data, then I would pay the extra for that speed. Considering BT Wholesale ADSL is so clogged up of upto 8mbit lines, makes peak times unbearable. I doubt cable has those same issues.
#6
Cable can have the same congestion issues, the up to 8mbit services are false advertising in a way as alot of those services are provided by BT and a 8mbit sync = 7.15mbit maximum actual throughput from the internet, with most people getting 5-7mbit syncs

£27/month for 10mbit where there is no cap or fup is good mostly for heavy downloaders I would say. Any light to medium users, which accounts for over 95% of consumers should look elsewhere though.
banned#7
Beware of port throtling if you are a heavy downloader - i.e. read the small print of the "unlimited downloads" offers.

I use a company called aquiss and its 8mb with no throttling and im allowed 30gb pm during peak hours and 300gb pm off peak. Its 24.99 per month and and no 12 month contract or migration fee.
#8
Vast majority of the unlimited offers have to use a FUP (Fair Use Policy) which basically means they shape your connection by throttling known p2p/download ports and giving http higher priority.
Blueyonder and NTL do shaping to a limited degree, it is very easy to circumvent.
It's far more important for ISPs that rely on BTs infrastructre to cap and enforce FUP via traffic shaping though as BT is milking its nationwide network while it still can under Ofcom regulation (keep BT prices inflated because cable moans and a bad attempted to get LLU providers (read www.samknows.com) up to competitive standards.
BT announced in November, come May/or when LLU hits 1.5million lines they will be reducing prices under Ofcom overview.

There are plenty of LLU based providers (collectively covering vast majority of the population, albeit they do cherry pick the best exchanges) which are cheaper than cable and are alot more generous than cable for the 95percentile of customers who don't need hundreds of gigabytes/month (TalkTalk not the best of services, Sky see previous, bethere, Orange dsl which I pay £5/month for unlimited and others are all there making cable look overpriced even on this deal)

Cable offers best speed/network/policy bundle for heavy downloaders only imo.
#9
Had Plusnet for 2 years now and the Customer Service (used twice) is second to none and it has all most people could wish for at a great price..

http://www.plus.net/residential/broadband/broadband_plus.shtml

Wouldn't touch NTL if you paid me....
#10
Plusnet have had several debacles, theres a reason the owners sold it to BT, it had reached its ceiling and was fed up of it's appauling management.
Plusnet ultimately are accountable to the BT Wholesale system they use for their network infrastructure which works around squeezing as many customers into their pipes as possible making all ISPs have to cap and make heavy leechers go elsewhere or go broke.

Plusnet have been good to many people, just unfortunately they've been disgusting and breaching several laws with thousands of others and is a rip off compared to my uncapped service for £5/month.

I just noticed clarence47a you have a referral link to Plusnet, making your comments biased and selfish, that as far as I'm aware is not allowed on HUKD, even if internal to Plusnet systems.
#11
realfriendlyman
Upon deciding to go ahead with Telewest with my gf, we realised that a direct comparison showed that they were far superior in every possible way to any other internet service provider for the same MB speeds and bare in mind that Pipex is still a new company or with small market share with many new aspects that will require to be assessed to be on par with Telewest.

Pipex is one of the longest running and biggest ISPs in the UK, owning a lot of other smaller companies, including my ISP (Nildram). It was formed in 1991 and although I don't have any up to date figures, last August it had 162,000 subscribers and was the fifth largest ISP in the UK. I'd recommend people check out the recently rebranded thinkbroadband.com for comparisons between various ISPs.

I'm not saying I'd go with Pipex (wish they'd never touched Nildram) but it's not fair to say they're a new company with a small market share. What factors did you compare in your "direct comparison"? Things to look for out ping times, the level of sustained bandwidth available even at peak times and if any traffic shaping/throttling is employed, which I believe is the case with Telewest. So if you use P2P, newsgroups or even online gaming I'd look elsewhere.

Edit: According to ispreview.co.uk, Pipex has 570,000 subscribes and is the 7th largest. Now that ntl:Telewest are merged as one they're subscriber count is 2,980,400.

Edit2: More company information on Wikipedia
#12
schizoboy
Plusnet have had several debacles, theres a reason the owners sold it to BT, it had reached its ceiling and was fed up of it's appauling management.
Plusnet ultimately are accountable to the BT Wholesale system they use for their network infrastructure which works around squeezing as many customers into their pipes as possible making all ISPs have to cap and make heavy leechers go elsewhere or go broke.

Plusnet have been good to many people, just unfortunately they've been disgusting and breaching several laws with thousands of others and is a rip off compared to my uncapped service for £5/month.

I just noticed clarence47a you have a referral link to Plusnet, making your comments biased and selfish, that as far as I'm aware is not allowed on HUKD, even if internal to Plusnet systems.


So you don't like them. My comments are from MY experience and TBH I'd completely forgotten about any referral link I have with them. Did I ask you/anyone to use the referral? If you have so much time on your hands as to delve so deep..
a) I feel a little sorry for you
b) you'd see that I have LOADS of referrals don't I....??:roll:

If you suggest that makes my comments biased and selfish then I suggest you get your facts straight before you comment. Surely the ones we recommend as I have are ALL based on our experience with our provider..?

Stop being so pathetic, I was offering my opinion that is all..
#13
If you didn't have that link clarence i might take your comments without so much salt.
Having that referral link which gives you a discount on your own Plusnet account however negates that.

So I stand by my comments that anything you might have to say on Plusnet, on this thread, with that referral link is biased and will have self centred motives behind it.
#14
Come on people let's not get childish on here. Stick to the facts and if an admin wants to remove the referral link perhaps that's a good idea. I personally wouldn't recommend PlusNet/F9 any more even though I had many happy years with them on dial-up. As schizoboy says, they've had many unfortunate incidents over the last year or so and although I'm sure many people are still happy customers, there are a significant portion who most certainly aren't.

I never recommend one ISP and tend to look more at the ones offering good service rather than rock bottom prices (having been badly burnt by e7even). I encourage people to look at:

1, NewNet - a good choice of packages to suit different usage and they don't use traffic shaping/throttling.
2, Nildram - my ISP but I fear they're on their way down too after being taken over by Pipex. I use their phone service too which saves me a few pounds a month as most calls are free.
3, IDNet - expensive and small but very honest and customer focused
4, Zen - the most expensive but considered to be the best bar none

If you want budget options well there's TalkTalk which includes line rental (I believe, I could be wrong) but last I checked that's an 18 month contract and can't expect a lot in the way of quality service for that price.

Also let's remember the Telewest deal means you don't have to pay BT line rental as you get everything down their pipe AFAIK so that saves you £12 a month over any ADSL ISP.
#15
Pipex have generally been taking over all the successful small companies, and then throttling their services etc.

I think NewNet recently changed their prices upwards, and people are jumping from AOL.

Looking at http://bbs.adslguide.org.uk/ , entanet is where the big downloaders are heading because they don't throttle, have large off peak limits, and monthly contracts

entanet resell, rather than direct supply for home adsl. Some resellers are listed here http://community.entachoice.org.uk/forums/

http://www.ukfsn.org/ and http://www.vivaciti.com/ appear most active in the general forums.

Typical prices
peak 3G off 300G 16.50
peak 30G off 300G 19.99
Connection £50, montly contracts, peak=8am-10pm

Some like freeola, have no connection fee, but high monthly.
#16
datamile
Pipex have generally been taking over all the successful small companies, and then throttling their services etc.

So far I've not noticed any major change but when they introduced the throttling without any announcement they certainly showed who's in charge now! At least I'm not tied in to a long contract but I would miss their phone service.

datamile
I think NewNet recently changed their prices upwards, and people are jumping from AOL.

Still looks reasonable value to me. I'd try them for a month or so and then commit to a year's contract to bring the price down.

datamile
Looking at http://bbs.adslguide.org.uk/ , entanet is where the big downloaders are heading because they don't throttle, have large off peak limits, and monthly contracts

Yep and that would be somewhere I'd consider going but I haven't really researched them yet and last I heard (a couple of months ago) they weren't handling the sudden influx of customers (largely from ISPs recently taken over by Pipex) very well. I don't know if that's the case now but it just goes to show it's always best to do your research beforehand.

As for this Telewest deal, seems good value for most consumers if you can get rid of your BT landline. I wouldn't move personally even it were available in my area because I'm a self employed web developer so I need a solid, reliable and fast connection all day long.
#17
It does vary a lot, and I think the main thing is not to be tied to an 18 month contract with any ISP.

Entanet was struggling with the influx a few months ago, but they've added a third 622mb central, with a forth on order. ( cost per central 1.5m per year !!!)

Either support sucks, or you get locked in, or they are so cheap that they cant continue, or cheapest non-throttle which attacts the downloaders.
#18
datamile
It does vary a lot, and I think the main thing is not to be tied to an 18 month contract with any ISP.

Agreed and the same goes for a lot of other services.

datamile
Entanet was struggling with the influx a few months ago, but they've added a third 622mb central, with a forth on order. ( cost per central 1.5m per year !!!)

Thanks for the info, I might actually consider migrating to an Entanet ISP. Any ISP you'd would recommend above the other? They all look like small outfits which I'm reluctant to go with after the problems I had with e7even and that my brother-in-law had recently with v21/Biscit. I'd probably be on a 30/300GB package.
#19
http://www.ukfsn.org/ and http://www.vivaciti.com/ look most active in adslguide forums, but most are very small companies just reselling. entanet do most of the work etc.

Some give webspace, ftp, emails. Some have connection fees.

I went with freeola because they have no connection fee, and I've leaving the country in 5 months so it worked out cheaper, but they have premuim rate support line, whereas other are free etc.

Read

http://bbs.adslguide.org.uk/postlist.php?Cat=&Board=entanet&page=&view=&sb=&o=
banned#20
Sky Broadband?
8mb fiver
16mb tenner

*You must have SKy
#21
Sky is a brilliant deal and we're planning on waiting a little longer to make sure they iron out all the kinks, which is natural for a new service before my mum moves from aol but as you mentioned, you must be a sky customer and some people either don't like sky or can't get constant reception.

So this deal is more for them :)
#22
schizoboy
If you didn't have that link clarence i might take your comments without so much salt.
Having that referral link which gives you a discount on your own Plusnet account however negates that.

So I stand by my comments that anything you might have to say on Plusnet, on this thread, with that referral link is biased and will have self centred motives behind it.


Well then you obviously chose not to read what I said, and are basically calling me a liar for which again I pity you. If you are so blinkered then you are even more of a pathetic little case than I imagined. I linked that page because it gave the best details and had nothing to do with any referrals. If you HAD got your facts straight AND read my post you would know the facts, but it's easier for you to snipe WITHOUT ANY PROOF so that's ok then.....? Not that I have to prove anything to you.
Stand by your comments, makes you look even more of a retard I reckon :giggle:

Sorry Mods/Admin but this attack on me is TOTALLY out of order and uncalled for. This "person" is calling me a liar and can't understand how I might have come on this post just to give a view/opinion without some "gain" as they see. I'm bl**dy annoyed...:x :x
#23
schizoboy's "biased and selfish" comment might have been a bit out of line but as far as I'm aware you're not allowed to post a referral link in here, at least not without disclosing the fact first. Let's try and avoid starting a flame war.
#24
willdashwood
schizoboy's "biased and selfish" comment might have been a bit out of line but as far as I'm aware you're not allowed to post a referral link in here, at least not without disclosing the fact first. Let's try and avoid starting a flame war.

If it IS a referral link, it WAS posted in error. Does that give them ANY right to say what they have. I can't see how it links to me either....:?
If it causes any rule breaking I'm happy to remove it, but why hasn't someone done it before now if it is...?
#25
aquiss ( http://aquiss.net/broadband.php ) that N20Y1D uses are also entanet resellers.
#26
I don't know if it's a referral link or not but either way it shouldn't be down to admins and mods to clear up every post so just to resolve the issue why not edit your post to put the link below in which doesn't include anything other than what is necessary. I think it's the "?link=resbb_pluslink" which people are wary of.

http://www.plus.net/residential/broadband/broadband_plus.shtml
#27
datamile
aquiss ( http://aquiss.net/broadband.php ) that N20Y1D uses are also entanet resellers.

Thanks, I looked them up too. They look more substantial but I won't be jumping unless it saves me a reasonable amount of money a month and I'm confident the service will be good. Thanks for the tip.
#28
Lets not have any more bickering in here please, and get back on-topic. I have removed what ever the extra bit on the link was, whether or not it has been posted in error does not matter - we don't allow referral links on the forums, which is the point a few people here were making.

Back on-topic please folks.
#29
emmajk42
Lets not have any more bickering in here please, and get back on-topic.

Good idea. Does anyone know anywhere which compares the all inclusive packages, such as Telewest, TalkTalk, etc (i.e. telephone line rental and broadband all in one)?
#30
emmajk42
Lets not have any more bickering in here please, and get back on-topic. I have removed what ever the extra bit on the link was, whether or not it has been posted in error does not matter - we don't allow referral links on the forums, which is the point a few people here were making.

Back on-topic please folks.


Yes I'm afraid it does matter Emma, I posted it in error as I have said. Thank you for editing it but it doesn't escape the fact I have been accused of doing it on purpose and called a liar. When you say "a few" how about 2...? Let's not overestimate this shall we. Do you think what has been said about me is acceptable...? I have apologised and tried to explain, where is my apology....?
#31
Love to take advantage of this but Telewest don't do our area :-(, and there's no way I'd go back to NTL
#32
clarence47a
I have apologised and tried to explain, where is my apology....?

Not that I particularly want to continue this but I don't see the apology you mention, not that anyone was expecting one. Just correcting the link would have been fine. If you've got a problem with schizoboy and want an apology please use PM.

dvdrzuk
...and there's no way I'd go back to NTL

They're the same company now.
#33
willdashwood
Not that I particularly want to continue this but I don't see the apology you mention, not that anyone was expecting one. Just correcting the link would have been fine. If you've got a problem with schizoboy and want an apology please use PM.

Perhaps you should try reading too, i have apologised to mods/admin. I just think it sucks that he can call me all he likes and the likes of you or the admin/mods don't see anything wrong with it.....:x

Double standards if you ask me.
#34
clarence47a
Perhaps you should try reading too, i have apologised to mods/admin. I just think it sucks that he can call me all he likes and the likes of you or the admin/mods don't see anything wrong with it.....:x

I did see your apology to the admins. I thought you meant that you'd apologised to schizoboy for posting the referral link, which of course means you're entitled to expect an apology back but instead both of you both participated in a flame war, which now you're trying to drag "the likes of [us]" to participate in, taking us away from the actual topic at hand.

clarence47a
Double standards if you ask me.

As I pointed out, I did think that schizoboy's comment was...
willdashwood
a bit out of line

But I'm not sure if he broke a forum rule whereas you, most likely unintentionally, did. So to summarise I understand why you feel aggrieved with schizoboy's comments and the fact that your post was deemed in the wrong and schizoboy's was not, but perhaps you'd have more sympathy from me and others if you kept the post calm and polite rather than lowering to others' standards.
#35
willdashwood
I did see your apology to the admins. I thought you meant that you'd apologised to schizoboy for posting the referral link, which of course means you're entitled to expect an apology back but instead both of you both participated in a flame war, which now you're trying to drag "the likes of [us]" to participate in, taking us away from the actual topic at hand.


As I pointed out, I did think that schizoboy's comment was...

But I'm not sure if he broke a forum rule whereas you, most likely unintentionally, did. So to summarise I understand why you feel aggrieved with schizoboy's comments and the fact that your post was deemed in the wrong and schizoboy's was not, but perhaps you'd have more sympathy from me and others if you kept the post calm and polite rather than lowering to others' standards.


I believe my post have been fairly calm and polite considering how I feel about the matter. Exactly which "others" do you mean....? I'm not trying to drag "the likes of you" into anything, I never asked you to get involved did I..? The question was raised to Emma, who has yet to respond to my post or report.The fact you got involved and now see fit to be judge and jury is your doing. I do not see why I should apologise to schizo as he has been the one to insult me originally.
#36
To be honest, this is starting to get annoying now, i've just come back to these forums to post deals again after enjoying my xmas and new year and it now seems that there's constant flame wars within the nicest community..... so i thought.

Please stop this, as it's completely off topic and you're ruining a good thread that i only posted to alert people of a deal, which i thought may be helpful but instead, people are being forced to witness something that does not belong here.

If you have a problem with another member, please don't ruin deals and instead, post each other private messages and resort your differences in a civilised fashion.

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