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I just spotted this and it seems like a great price if you want to save a bit of money: it only comes to £90 a year over the 12-month contract which represents great value for money IMO, especially with a 40GB download allowance. They claim to not use traffic shaping which sounds tempting if it is true (I have never used this ISP)- some providers thow a wobbler if you even think about watching something on IPlayer at 7.00pm. I think you also get free connection and a free modem.

I am submitting this with the caveat that I have never used them myself (and will not be doing any time soon as my area is not covered, so it seems this deal is one for the people who don't live in the middle of nowhere), therefore any comments on their service would be welcome.

This is my first deal, hope it is of use to someone!
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#1
Why would you get this if you could join o2 for the same or perhaps less, with no download limits on a comparable product. only fup which I hear they don't really enforce on a llu subscription.

btw *Edit* *o2* the owners of o2 also own Be's network.

I'm not going to vote on this one.
#2
It's not just for those not in the middle of nowhere... I live in Birmingham and I can't have it either. Apparently I live 9km from an exchange so can't have it. Think there is a good rate on quidco or something too
#3
Jellybeans
Why would you get this if you could join o2 for the same or perhaps less, with no download limits on a comparable product. only fup which I hear they don't really enforce on a llu subscription.

btw o2 use Be's network.

I'm not going to vote on this one.


Thought you had to be an O2 customer to get the cheapest price, though?

And what are O2 like with traffic shaping?

fawcett
im sorry but 40gb isnt hardly enought unles you just wanan surf teh internet,

noway u can get this if you have game consoels and play pc games.

as you will use over 2gb a day playing you games online


You are right, when I saw this I thought thiswould be suitable for people who just go online and watch some clips/movies/music, not for gamers etc.
#4
this is a terrible deal, everyone vote it cold, it used to around this price for 8meg unlimited download from be.

They've just added a download limit and are flogging it off as a bargain. Vote it cold and send them a message, we don't like internet with download limits.
#5
As far as I'm aware, the 'free modems' are free to use not free to own. A bit pedantic perhaps but if you don't return them when you cancel then the free modem = £50.
#6
BTW if O2 use BE

then wouldnt it be better to take an O2 BB out via quidco and get the £50 cash back ??
#7
milady
Thought you had to be an O2 customer to get the cheapest price, though?

And what are O2 like with traffic shaping?



You are right, when I saw this I thought thiswould be suitable for people who just go online and watch some clips/movies/music, not for gamers etc.


You do need to be an o2 customer to get it down to £7.50 otherwise it's £12.50. And from what I hear or experience, traffic shaping only seems to appear on their Access products. They also sometimes have promotions offering more cashback via quidco or free months.
#8
cookd
As far as I'm aware, the 'free modems' are free to use not free to own. A bit pedantic perhaps but if you don't return them when you cancel then the free modem = £50.


I could not see a £50 cashback on quidco.
#9
Even though this is voted cold, I think it is a good deal if you are not an O2 customer.
#10
Jellybeans
I could not see a £50 cashback on quidco.


Heh, nope - I mean that the £50 charge is in the BE terms and conditions. They retain ownership of the modem but supply it at a zero cost during your contract with them. If you cancel your broadband via BE then you need to return the gear or face a £50 fee is all. :thumbsup:
#11
Be broadband is actually very good, but downside is you need to live in the exchange to get the 24mb LOL i am 2km from my exchange an i get anything between 10-13mb down and 1.1 upload

check out http://www.samknows.com/broadband/search.php and see the details of your local exchange
btw if you do connect to them call them up and experiment with their profiles.... you can have the following
profile better speed downsides possible internet disconnection although i have been fine on this for 6 months no drops
standard just the normal one you get connect on
super reliable slower speeds
#12
oceanic
this is a terrible deal, everyone vote it cold, it used to around this price for 8meg unlimited download from be.

They've just added a download limit and are flogging it off as a bargain. Vote it cold and send them a message, we don't like internet with download limits.


I like download limits - makes it cheaper (in my house there are 2 consoles used for online gaming and 3 laptops used for much of the day - talktalk have never said anything about excessive useage on our 40gb package).
#13
I don’t think this is a hot deal however I do rate this company highly.

I have been with Be Broadband since October 2009.

8meg – Unlimited Download (definitely uncapped).

Always get 7-8meg at anytime of day.

I pay £6.75 a month (12 month half price deal when I joined).

The Be Box Modem is only “loaned”.

I left Virgin Media Broadband (via a BT line) because of the peak time capping
0.5 meg was a very common occurrence.
#14
yea cold deal all though im happy with bethere (currently with them)
this package was £6.75 prior the 1st for unlimited..
#15
Confused. I'm with o2 (access) for £17.50 per month and am leaving this month (price is high for the service). The service is provided by Be.
Could I leave o2 and join Be for £7.50? I assume the service will be the same (apart from the 40GB cap)
#16
O2 access isn't provided by Be. It's O2 reselling BT's network.

If you're with O2 and on access, you can't get Be/O2 at your exchange.
#17
WG47
O2 access isn't provided by Be. It's O2 reselling BT's network.
If you're with O2 and on access, you can't get Be/O2 at your exchange.


Ohj, srry, i'll try again. Our exchange isn't LLUd (we're in the sticks) and I'm with o2 (service provided by Be). That's why I pay £17.50. Is Be's "value" 8meg of £7.50 only for LLUd exchanges?
#18
Your service isn't provided by Be, that's what I'm saying. If you're not LLU'd, you're not on Be's network. Your service is provided by BT on behalf of O2. All Be packages are only for LLU'd exchanges. O2 now own Be, so sell Be services over Be's network as O2, but any access packages they sell are 100% on BT kit, and BT's network.
#19
Sorry but this is a LOUSY deal over the first year (which is what you are committed to paying for):
Be Value : £7.50/m for 12m less £25 £back = £65 with 6m+ of that capped to 40GB
o2 Standard : £7.50/m for 12m less £75 £back = £15 with no caps

If necessary get an o2 PAYG SIM and top it up with £10/quarter to save the £5/m (ie to get the £7.50 rate).
ie is £15 as above + £40 topups = £55 ie £10 less than Be Value
AND you'd still have over £40 of mobile phone top-up to phone/talk/SMS/competition with!

See my Be/o2 net-cost comparison spreadsheet at
http://cid-99aa6cf1226facfe.skydrive.live.com/browse.aspx/o2%20Broadband%20-v-%20Be%20There%20Broadband

And yes Be Value & o2's Standard services are BOTH LLU ADSL2+ Annex A services provided over Telefonica Europe's UK ADSL infrastructure under the Be There/Be Un Ltd and o2 home broadband brands, and o2 Standard is a SUPERSET of Be Value as you get the same technical ADSL service (albeit uncapped), plus SMS and McAfee and a UK helpline!

There is NO connection between o2 Access home broadband service (a resold ADSLmax product) and the o2 LLU packages OTHER than o2 market both of them! SOME people are less than 100% happy with Access due to congestion/traffic management, neither of which are features of Be/o2 LLU service.

This is the most recent thread about o2 home broadband Standard/Premium/Pro subscriptions (after the upto £125 £backs):
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/570504/o2-home-broadband-standard-or-premi

MKD
#20
fawcett
im sorry but for this price
https://www.bethere.co.uk/web/beportal/bepro
24 MEG* £21 i might leave virgin media
PLUS UPLAOD IS AMAZING
Download at speeds of up to 24meg*. And uploading is easy too with up to 2.5meg* when you sign up for our free Upload Plus.


I've even better news for you then.
o2's Pro product is only £85-£125 net cost for the first year, rather than the £223.64 you thought was good value for Be Pro AND you get a 'n' wireless box :whistling:
See my link in posting above.
That said Be Pro and o2 Pro are NOT identical products (whereas o2 Standard is a SUPERSET of Be Value) though in all essential elements they are.
DO remember though that with ADSL products the length/quality of your phoneline makes a BIG difference to your ACHIEVABLE max speed - so unless your telephone exchange is within view you're unlikely to get those 24Mbps down and 2.5Mbps up although you will get around 84% of whatever synch your modem does achieve as usable data bandwidth nearly all day every day (based on 2 years experience)!

MKD
#21
dcx_badass
2GB a day gaming are you mad, more like 500mb max, unless you're doing 4+ hours a day of online gaming.


Depends how much consoles and pc in the house and how amny hours you play games, id reckon 1gb a day is the max for gaming. Then you have to factor in streaming such as bbc iplayer and youtube. And if you buy games from steam or legally download movies, those are a couple of gigabyte each. Im on o2 LLU and can confirm thgere are no download limits.
#22
WG47
Your service isn't provided by Be, that's what I'm saying. If you're not LLU'd, you're not on Be's network. Your service is provided by BT on behalf of O2. All Be packages are only for LLU'd exchanges. O2 now own Be, so sell Be services over Be's network as O2, but any access packages they sell are 100% on BT kit, and BT's network.


Thanks. Just confused because when I do a speed test it says Be Un Limited but it has to be terminated somewhere (ie Be) even though its BT's kit.
#23
Musicrab
Confused. I'm with o2 (access) for £17.50 per month and am leaving this month (price is high for the service). The service is provided by Be.
Could I leave o2 and join Be for £7.50? I assume the service will be the same (apart from the 40GB cap)


o2 Access, as others have mentioned, is a BTwholesale ADSLmax product that is resold by o2 as Access and has NO physical connection with the Be/o2 LLU services.

It is what they offer on exchanges where (a) there is no Be/o2 (Telefonica Europe sister companies in the UK) LLU DSLAM equipment; (b) they MIGHT also offer it if their LLU kit is FULL though not heard of that before.

The best way to find out if Be Value is available on your phone is to do the obvious and enter your phone number on the Be website and see what it says. It is highly likely it'll say NOT AVAILABLE. If it is available then yes clear your cookies and go via a £back referral site and sign up to Be Value if its limits will meet your needs.

(re IP# confusion : Not sure how o2 Access gets it's IP numbers, but o2 & Be have a shared POOL of IP numbers, and hence although I am an o2 Standard LLU subscriber my current # shows on most IP# analysers as being allocated to a Be Unlimited #.)

MKD
#24
o2 cashback is at £100 today. I just signed up for their premium package which is £10 / month if you are o2 customer and the first two months are free so thats free broadband for me for the next year. Happy with that and its tracked already !

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