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BE Value broadband package has now increased its download speed from 8meg to 12 meg.
12 meg download, unlmited usage for £13.79 a month is quite a bargain. Very good ISP as they do not throttle speeds at peak times.

Quidco is £40 for Broadband Products. Thanks marshalex
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#1
cant get it in my area:(
#2
The best I've had.
#3
be is o2.
#4
*Downloads are subject to our rather fair usage policy. Your actual speed will be affected by factors that are out of our hands, such as your distance from the exchange. Terms apply, and service is subject to location and availability, BT line and minimum term contract. Wireless coverage depends on factors including distance from wireless box and building construction.
#5
pet2000
be is o2.


Might be O2 but I switched from be to O2
same service but O2 is slower (but cheaper)
#6
"Very good ISP as they do not throttle speeds at peak times"

who told you that...their marketing dept...total bull
#7
Be warned......You will only get 12mb if at present you are getting nearly the full 8mb,those on long lines won't see much improvement,better off with O2 LLU for £7.50 a month.
1 Like #8
royals
"Very good ISP as they do not throttle speeds at peak times"

who told you that...their marketing dept...total bull


they dont throttle... always max out my line on my newsgroups any time of the day..
#9
http://www.ispreview.co.uk/story/2010/10/14/uk-isp-be-broadband-boosts-value-package-download-speeds-to-12mb.html

BE admits that the upgrade will only benefit those who already receive the top speed on BE's Value package because ADSL2+ technology is already being used.
#10
m00nie
royals
"Very good ISP as they do not throttle speeds at peak times"

who told you that...their marketing dept...total bull


they dont throttle... always max out my line on my newsgroups any time of the day..


The reason they dont throttle you is because they dont have alot of customers... The bigger they get the smaller the bandwidth will be.
Only Fibre optic will ensure you dont get throttled... but newsgroups are a different kettle of fish
#11
Nad_84
m00nie
royals
"Very good ISP as they do not throttle speeds at peak times"

who told you that...their marketing dept...total bull


they dont throttle... always max out my line on my newsgroups any time of the day..


The reason they dont throttle you is because they dont have alot of customers... The bigger they get the smaller the bandwidth will be.
Only Fibre optic will ensure you dont get throttled... but newsgroups are a different kettle of fish


lol.. not alot of customers???

bethere isnt some new company just starting out..
1 Like #12
Unlimited, unless you are hoping to download from Megaupload/Filesonic etc.
Goggle "IWF filter" and O2 or Be to find out more, before signing up.
#13
What nobody seems to realise is that Be have waaaay better upload speeds than other ISPs. Even this Value package offers up to 1.3Mbps uplink. I have the Be Pro service and although I only get about 16Mbps downlink out of the "up to 24Mbps" possible maximum, my uplink connects at 2.4 Mbps. Do any other ISP's offer more than 768Kbps?

And before the numptys start saying that I'd never need that, I use it for uploading logs and crash dumps that I collect from customers' systems. These are often huge files. I could also setup a web server or ftp server and it would make a huge difference for that too.
#14
m00nie
Nad_84
m00nie
royals
"Very good ISP as they do not throttle speeds at peak times"

who told you that...their marketing dept...total bull


they dont throttle... always max out my line on my newsgroups any time of the day..


The reason they dont throttle you is because they dont have alot of customers... The bigger they get the smaller the bandwidth will be.
Only Fibre optic will ensure you dont get throttled... but newsgroups are a different kettle of fish


lol.. not alot of customers???

bethere isnt some new company just starting out..


I work in the broadband market and i can tell you their market share is tiny!
#15
Nad_84
[quote=m00nie] [quote=royals]


Only Fibre optic will ensure you dont get throttled... but newsgroups are a different kettle of fish


Eh, just like Virgin?

I left Virgin on Fibre optic cable for Be ADSL after the Virgin service became unusable due to Traffic management/shaping/throttling whatever. So no throttling on fibre optic??
Get 20 meg down and 1.3 up no problem with my copper adsl and BE and has never ever been throttled even if PC is left on for weeks at a time.
#16
There is also £85 conection fee to join "BE" landline , if your not with BT already !!!!
#17
BE broadband have always been very good with me. I dont notice any difference in speed regardless of the time and they give me very good download speeds. I know the unlimited usage is subject to fair usage but every company has that. You can get 12meg download, 1.3 meg upload, unlimited usage and weekend and evening calls for £24.50 (line rental included). If your capable of getting the speeds in your area than this is a great deal. TalkTalk are cheaper but the broadband and customer service is terrible.
1 Like #18
Nad_84
m00nie
Nad_84
m00nie
royals
"Very good ISP as they do not throttle speeds at peak times"

who told you that...their marketing dept...total bull


they dont throttle... always max out my line on my newsgroups any time of the day..


The reason they dont throttle you is because they dont have alot of customers... The bigger they get the smaller the bandwidth will be.
Only Fibre optic will ensure you dont get throttled... but newsgroups are a different kettle of fish


lol.. not alot of customers???

bethere isnt some new company just starting out..


I work in the broadband market and i can tell you their market share is tiny!


You work in the Broadband market, does that mean your some script monkey in a call centre (nothing wrong with that mind).

BT including plusnet and brightview are the UK's largest SP with over 5 million homes (it's worth noting that every house that can get ADSL broadband outside of HULL can get BT broadband).
Followed by the TalkTalk group (inc AOL) with just over 4 Million, Virgin Media also have around 4 million but we are talking ADSL and not cable so we'll discard them. Sky are 3rd largest ADSL provider with 2.5 million subs, then orange then BE/o2.

Top 10 ISPs By Subscriber Size
BT Retail (PlusNet, Brightview) 5,227,000
TalkTalk Group (AOL) 4,231,000
Virgin Media 4,207,800Non ADSL
Sky Broadband (BSkyB) 2,624,000
Orange (France Telecom) 816,000
O2 (BE Broadband) 700,000
Kingston Comms. (Eclipse, Karoo) 178,200
THUS Group (Demon Internet) 93,000
Entanet 92,000
Zen Internet 90,094

As the 5th largest ISP in the UK I don't think o2/BE are doing bad. o2 have only unbundled 832 of the UK's 5565 exchanges.

Why do you think newsgroups are different? Several providers throttle newsgroups.
#19
pet2000
be is o2.


actually, O2 is be... be came first.
#20
bradford_dr
pet2000
be is o2.


actually, O2 is be... be came first.

They are both separate companies under the Telefonica umbrella so you are both wrong. But your right Be did come 1st.
#21
Now to be a little more productive ;)

I'm a former BE customer (now live in hull, so unavailable).

In my first house I got an actual 22mbps with actual 2.5MB/s downloads to back it up, I used to download hundreds of gigs per month, plus play xbox live daily, plus whatever my family used and I never at any time of day or night saw any type of dip in my speeds or connection stability.

On the rare occasions that there was a problem with with the connection or webmail or whatever, be refunded a whole days access, without me asking, even if the outage was only five minutes. They give you freebies on your birthday and in my opinion rank amongst one of the best companies I have ever been a customer to.

My only slight gripe in the whole of the time was their moving house procedure was a total P.I.T.A, but has now been sorted.
#22
Ive been with BE for several years now and managed to negotiate a great deal with them... £15 per month for their PRO account and get 22mbps down and 2mbps up consistantly.. never had any issues with download limits or throttling.. first class ISP!
#23
I am very happy with BE. Solid performance, unlike Talk Talk, which was the worst ISP I ever used.
#24
Cant beat virgins XXL 50Mb full speed all the time some times 60Mb no caps at all
#25
mrpipster
pet2000
be is o2.


Might be O2 but I switched from be to O2
same service but O2 is slower (but cheaper)


UnclePotter
Be warned......You will only get 12mb if at present you are getting nearly the full 8mb,those on long lines won't see much improvement,better off with O2 LLU for £7.50 a month.



O2 are no longer cheaper, they have changed their package. Unless you have contract O2 mobile, BE is now cheaper. For PAYG O2 mobile customers, you have to factor in mandatory top-ups every three months; this makes it more expensive than BE.

Also O2 is longer unlimited, they have ACTUAL limit for the O2 Basic (20GB) and a Fair Use Limit of 100GB for the O2 All Rounder and a Fair Use Limit of 250GB for the O2 The Works package. BE is truly unlimited. O2 uses the BE ADSL backbone thus LLU argument is a bit redundant. It is possible that BE will in time be rebranded as O2 anyway as they are both owned by Telefonica and share all back-office systems, infrastructure etc.
#26
My modem is still showing 8Mb download speed - how do you get the 12Mb?
#27
Kingston Comms. (Eclipse, Karoo) 178,200


They are only in this list because in Hull we don't have any other choice. grrrr
#28
Im with BE so will i automatically be upgraded or should i contact them?
#29
Paddy_o_furniture
Nad_84
m00nie
Nad_84
m00nie
royals
"Very good ISP as they do not throttle speeds at peak times"

who told you that...their marketing dept...total bull


they dont throttle... always max out my line on my newsgroups any time of the day..


The reason they dont throttle you is because they dont have alot of customers... The bigger they get the smaller the bandwidth will be.
Only Fibre optic will ensure you dont get throttled... but newsgroups are a different kettle of fish


lol.. not alot of customers???

bethere isnt some new company just starting out..


I work in the broadband market and i can tell you their market share is tiny!


You work in the Broadband market, does that mean your some script monkey in a call centre (nothing wrong with that mind).

BT including plusnet and brightview are the UK's largest SP with over 5 million homes (it's worth noting that every house that can get ADSL broadband outside of HULL can get BT broadband).
Followed by the TalkTalk group (inc AOL) with just over 4 Million, Virgin Media also have around 4 million but we are talking ADSL and not cable so we'll discard them. Sky are 3rd largest ADSL provider with 2.5 million subs, then orange then BE/o2.

Top 10 ISPs By Subscriber Size
BT Retail (PlusNet, Brightview) 5,227,000
TalkTalk Group (AOL) 4,231,000
Virgin Media 4,207,800Non ADSL
Sky Broadband (BSkyB) 2,624,000
Orange (France Telecom) 816,000
O2 (BE Broadband) 700,000
Kingston Comms. (Eclipse, Karoo) 178,200
THUS Group (Demon Internet) 93,000
Entanet 92,000
Zen Internet 90,094

As the 5th largest ISP in the UK I don't think o2/BE are doing bad. o2 have only unbundled 832 of the UK's 5565 exchanges.

Why do you think newsgroups are different? Several providers throttle newsgroups.


No i dont work in a call centre thank you, i buy broadband from providers and sell it in retail stores.
If you are going to group o2 and BE together then yes they are in the top 5, but if you are going to look at solely BE broadband as a provider then they are no where near that number.

There is no need to start (attempting) to throw your weight around as well, we are here to get a good deal, not slate each other

The reason i mentioned Newsgroups was because my ISP used to throttle me big time!
#30
Good company, my mates use them at their house.

If I had to have ADSL then this is the ISP which I would go for.
#31
I have been with BE for the last two years, I have the option of 'Free' TalkTalk broadband but would rather pay for a premium service, and that's exactly what I get with BE. Having been on 'The Internet' effectively since day one, I know what poor service is.
#32
As a happy be customer I dont get throttled maxing out the connection unlike virgin even with their crappy optic cables. I do not recommend it though I want all the bandwidth to myself you people go join sky or virgin etc.
#33
I'm still on O2's now extinct 20mb down 1.3mb up package for £10/month.
Not gonna cancel until someone comes out with something better & cost effective, & no throttling.
#34
m00nie
Nad_84
m00nie
royals
"Very good ISP as they do not throttle speeds at peak times"

who told you that...their marketing dept...total bull


they dont throttle... always max out my line on my newsgroups any time of the day..


The reason they dont throttle you is because they dont have alot of customers... The bigger they get the smaller the bandwidth will be.
Only Fibre optic will ensure you dont get throttled... but newsgroups are a different kettle of fish


lol.. not alot of customers???

bethere isnt some new company just starting out..


He's not wrong. You sign up for a £75 a month or whatever broadband company with very, very few customers and you see a big improvement - all comes down to the amount of customers each ISP has using your local exchange - and what control BT have over your bandwidth on that exchange.
#35
I'm with Be and it's the best broadband provider I've had.
#36
wideawakewesley
I'm with Be and it's the best broadband provider I've had.


Same as, I'm also with BE and they are great. Excellent customer support too. 10/10 in my eyes.
#37
willgimmence
m00nie
Nad_84
m00nie
royals
"Very good ISP as they do not throttle speeds at peak times"

who told you that...their marketing dept...total bull


they dont throttle... always max out my line on my newsgroups any time of the day..


The reason they dont throttle you is because they dont have alot of customers... The bigger they get the smaller the bandwidth will be.
Only Fibre optic will ensure you dont get throttled... but newsgroups are a different kettle of fish


lol.. not alot of customers???

bethere isnt some new company just starting out..


He's not wrong. You sign up for a £75 a month or whatever broadband company with very, very few customers and you see a big improvement - all comes down to the amount of customers each ISP has using your local exchange - and what control BT have over your bandwidth on that exchange.

BT have no command on a LLU operator.
#38
Paddy_o_furniture
willgimmence
m00nie
Nad_84
m00nie
royals
"Very good ISP as they do not throttle speeds at peak times"who told you that...their marketing dept...total bull
they dont throttle... always max out my line on my newsgroups any time of the day..
The reason they dont throttle you is because they dont have alot of customers... The bigger they get the smaller the bandwidth will be.Only Fibre optic will ensure you dont get throttled... but newsgroups are a different kettle of fish
lol.. not alot of customers???bethere isnt some new company just starting out..
He's not wrong. You sign up for a £75 a month or whatever broadband company with very, very few customers and you see a big improvement - all comes down to the amount of customers each ISP has using your local exchange - and what control BT have over your bandwidth on that exchange.
BT have no command on a LLU operator.

This is correct.

Edited By: Spark on Oct 15, 2010 12:44: .
#39
I recently moved to o2 from TT and very happy. No dropouts and better speeds. Free call uk call centres help too! I'm an o2 mobile customer too so made more sense.

My line is cr*p no matter who I use for ADSL so 6-7 meg does me anyway
#40
I've a basic package with Plusnet largely due to the fact they pay telephone rental charges. Any other recommendations would be welcome.

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