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BE Value, 8MB, 12 months contract half price
£6.75 per month
£35 from cashbackkings (Lower amount at Topcashback / Quidco)

Total cost for 12 months = £81 - £35 = £46

Get first 12 months half price on the BE Value product by using offer code 'halfprice', normal charges apply thereafter. BT line and minimum term required.

OFFER NOW EXTENDED UNTIL 31 DEC 2009
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CASHBACK KINGS NOW ONLY £35
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Internet, Broadband
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#1
Great deal as for those that are not o2 customers as it's essentially o2 (well technically it's the other around).
#2
Good price!
#3
pity im in a years contract
#4
jamespir
pity im in a years contract


yeah but no harm in a failover line :whistling:
#5
What's their quality like, are they as good as O2?

What's a good review site please?

Thankyou ;)
#6
I've been with Be Unlimited for over 2 years and I've had no problems at all.
Service disruption has been minimal, the network hardly ever experiences problems (obviously this may be different in other parts of the country). I've found there customer service excellent (a lot better than the Technical?! helpdesk at my previous bb provider Sky). I would definately reccomend them.

02 uses the BE network btw
#7
yup great isp, been with them at least a yr on pro

one negative i found was the thompson router. a £16 netgear off ebay solved that tho
#8
Be are ace. Been with them for two lines for over a year each now. Top quality connections, no worries about limits, good customer service and fair pricing. If I wasn't so attached to the speed of my Be Pro package, I would happily use a cheaper Be or O2 deal.

Previously I have used Tiscali, Virgin, Entanet, Plusnet & F2S. This is the best of the bunch.
#9
So what are the differences between Be Value and Be Unlimited?

I currently have Be Unlimited for £12 a month but I'm considering downgrading at this price.
#10
Been with them for 4-5 years, have never called customer service, don't even know the number, that's how good they are.
#11
dean_brfc
So what are the differences between Be Value and Be Unlimited?

I currently have Be Unlimited for £12 a month but I'm considering downgrading at this price.


8MB vs 24MB
#13
K1LLER HORNET
8MB vs 24MB


Oh is that all? No download limits/peak time speed limits or anything?

I'd quite happily take a reduction in speed for the price in that case, although I'm not entirely sure how I'll get the Quidco being an existing customer.
#14
Be are excellent, been with them a year now. Might ring up to see if I can get this deal as a current customer :)

As far as I know there is no caps to the service.
#15
They are good. They tell you when there are outages. FYI: I tried 24meg for a few months though, and the difference between 8 and 24 is negligible in peak hours.
#16
id downgrade aswell but i love the 1.8mb up speed i get
#17
dean_brfc
Oh is that all? No download limits/peak time speed limits or anything?

I'd quite happily take a reduction in speed for the price in that case, although I'm not entirely sure how I'll get the Quidco being an existing customer.


I'm not with Be btw, but the website also says Be Unlimited also comes with a Static IP address.

So by switching to Value, you would go down to 8MB & not have the option of a Static IP.

The download limits are the same on both packages, fair usage policy applies.

slotbadger
They are good. They tell you when there are outages. FYI: I tried 24meg for a few months though, and the difference between 8 and 24 is negligible in peak hours.


For basic web operations, 8MB won't be any different to 24MB.
Where 24MB would shine is when downloading large files, ie. HD movies (5GB-13GB) or Games & Applications (up to 8GB).

Anything over 8MB isn't really needed by anyone who doesn't do any of the above imo.
#18
I am on O2 paying £12 per month for 8mb service over last 15 months. Is it worth changing - will they allow it? I cannot get more than 7mb in my area.
#19
Shame their customer call centre staff are not in the UK, would have been more tempted -

'What are your call centre opening hours?

Our call centre is open 24/7, 365 days a year, and is operated by a very talented team of customer service professionals in Bulgaria. '

do they traffic shape? I'm with newnet, which doesn't and wary of moving to an ISP that limits speeds etc?

Thanks ;)
#20
Be* are top notch, would go back to them in a heartbeat, only I wasn't tied to my Virgin contract at the moment, it'd be great!

Great deal if you're not on o2. I had the 24Mbit and 8Mbit conns with Be* then O2 and both provided me with better faultless connections compared to Virgin, BT, and some unnamed LLUs with BT

HOT
#21
To echo the other good comments about Be. I've been with them for over 2 years now and the speed I'm achieving on the end of my long line is the best I've seen and could hope to get. Be have been more than helpful in the past, trying different set ups on the exhange equipment to get the best speeds and reliability for me.

I'm just over 3km's from the exchange and manage 3.8Mb/s sync speeds with 3.4Mb/s down and 0.9Mb/s up true speeds and rock solid reliability.

I've never experienced 'outage' in my time with them either and the truly unlimited download capacity is great.

Well recommended and heat added.

Paul
#22
I'm with BE - fantastic service and you tend to get every spare bit of speed squeezed out of the line.

Yes they have had their problems and some outages but no worse than any other ISP.

If I had to choose an ISP tomorrow it would be either BE or O2 based on my experiences.
#23
Also, remember that Cashback is not guaranteed, so ensure that you'd be happy not to get it. At this price, it's a great deal
#24
K1LLER HORNET
I'm not with Be btw, but the website also says Be Unlimited also comes with a Static IP address.

So by switching to Value, you would go down to 8MB & not have the option of a Static IP.

The download limits are the same on both packages, fair usage policy applies.



For basic web operations, 8MB won't be any different to 24MB.
Where 24MB would shine is when downloading large files, ie. HD movies (5GB-13GB) or Games & Applications (up to 8GB).

Anything over 8MB isn't really needed by anyone who doesn't do any of the above imo.


But it will depend on if ur line will support 24meg. if u go on speedtest.net and see ur download speed is ie 5meg then no point of the 24meg package!
#25
machofairy
I am on O2 paying £12 per month for 8mb service over last 15 months. Is it worth changing - will they allow it? I cannot get more than 7mb in my area.

O2 own Be, I don't think they'll care. Anyway, surely your initial contract was 12 months and you are therefore free to do as you please?

mikeswrx02
But it will depend on if ur line will support 24meg. if u go on speedtest.net and see ur download speed is ie 5meg then no point of the 24meg package!


I currently get 15 meg on my line so I'm in two minds whether to downgrade to the 8 meg package or not. If I can do it online and get the £40 Quidco I think I'll do it, otherwise I'll pay the extra £5.25 a month for extra speed.
#26
dean_brfc
Oh is that all? No download limits/peak time speed limits or anything?

I'd quite happily take a reduction in speed for the price in that case, although I'm not entirely sure how I'll get the Quidco being an existing customer.


You won't get quidco unless you leave BE and re-join it at a later date. It's also worth noting that the package may not apply to existing customer to "downgrade" but it's worth check with BE customer service directly.

In any case, if you are currently on BE unlimited you may be able to negotiate your price down to £12. See my other post here http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/367183/reduce-your-be-broadband-fee-just-r
#27
great... was looking to switch..was on Toucan (which were good) but they been takenover and are Tiscali now (don't like them)... at this price as well.. will definitelty looking at this. plus my wireless on my router has just packed up too!

Thanks OP. :)
#28
Be, who I was with a few years ago were then, and I believe still are, excellent in the broadband connection they deliver, as I believe are O2, who I am now with - I had to change due to house move and BE not being available, at the time, in my new location.

I would be quite happy to go back to O2 and so rang them today for MAC. I was offered a reduction in what I am paying them to a new monthly rate of £4.89.

So, anyone who is currently with O2 might do well, if they want to reduce costs but not have the hassle of changing providers, (returning old router/setting-up new router), to give O2 a call.

john
#29
equalityforall
Shame their customer call centre staff are not in the UK, would have been more tempted -

'What are your call centre opening hours?

Our call centre is open 24/7, 365 days a year, and is operated by a very talented team of customer service professionals in Bulgaria. '

do they traffic shape? I'm with newnet, which doesn't and wary of moving to an ISP that limits speeds etc?

Thanks ;)


Been with Be on their 24MB unlimited package for about 2 years now and their Call Centre staff are excellent - they actually know what they are talking about.

I have had 2 outages over that time - both lasted no longer than 30 minutes.

Like others here, I have been through various ISP's over the years - Be is the best of the bunch.

As for traffic-shaping and download limits, I regularly grab over 200GB a month and not once have a single problem.

To put simply - Recommended.

Al
#30
I have just switched to Talk Talk 3 days ago and its a nightmare. promised 6 MB and receiving 0.2 MB.
It's virtually pointless trying to get online, as I am in the period where i can leave them, can I ask if anyone else has left talk talk because on poor speed, and found switching solved the problem, Thanks.
#31
Do you need a BT line, or can you use them LLU without a phoneline (if they have an LLU presence at your exchange)?
#32
lhwjud
You won't get quidco unless you leave BE and re-join it at a later date. It's also worth noting that the package may not apply to existing customer to "downgrade" but it's worth check with BE customer service directly.

In any case, if you are currently on BE unlimited you may be able to negotiate your price down to £12. See my other post here http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/367183/reduce-your-be-broadband-fee-just-r

Thanks for the info.

I'm actually already paying £12 a month, I was going to leave in January this year to go with Tiscali but decided to stay when they offered me that. I'm going to give them a ring tonight and see what I can get.
#33
Just checked, BE not available in my area. It appears the best two companies to go with are O2 AND BE and neither are available in our area. Cumbria is still in the UK isn't it ?
#34
Cumbrian Hammer
Just checked, BE not available in my area. It appears the best two companies to go with are O2 AND BE and neither are available in our area. Cumbria is still in the UK isn't it ?


I do wonder sometimes, in Cumbria myself and just checked too. :x
#35
I'm with BE on the 24Mb service (nearly two years) - was paying £17.50 but threatened to leave and they put me on £10 per month - no strings - no new contract !

Get around 13Mb download speed - live 2 miles from my exchange. very reliable service.

Only issue is the crap Thompson router they loan you (very bad wireless and limited routing functionality) - replaced that with a Netgear 834GT - but that is OK as long as it works, mine stopped working after 15 Months as they all seem to (heat related issues).

Now have a D-Link DSL-2740B router - this is the best !
#36
equalityforall
Shame their customer call centre staff are not in the UK, would have been more tempted -

'What are your call centre opening hours?

Our call centre is open 24/7, 365 days a year, and is operated by a very talented team of customer service professionals in Bulgaria. '

do they traffic shape? I'm with newnet, which doesn't and wary of moving to an ISP that limits speeds etc?

Thanks ;)


The Bulgarian call centre are fantastic ! Their English is better than ours most of the time and they are very knowledgeable indeed. Best call centre Ive come across in all the years I have been online (15+)
#37
equalityforall
Shame their customer call centre staff are not in the UK, would have been more tempted -

'What are your call centre opening hours?

Our call centre is open 24/7, 365 days a year, and is operated by a very talented team of customer service professionals in Bulgaria. '

do they traffic shape? I'm with newnet, which doesn't and wary of moving to an ISP that limits speeds etc?

Thanks ;)


And you call yourself equalityforall? lol...
#38
also wanna echo the fact that theres no limits, im on pro so cant confirm if value is ok with 200/300+ GBs a month

The Netgear DG 834GT is the one i got off Ebay new for £16. Way better than the Thompson one. No probs yet. Not had it 15months tho.
#39
Cumbrian Hammer
Just checked, BE not available in my area. It appears the best two companies to go with are O2 AND BE and neither are available in our area. Cumbria is still in the UK isn't it ?


BE and O2 are the same company so that's why you can't get either.

Having said that, I don't think Virgin or Tiscali (inc. line rental) is available either.
#40
I am using this broadband service. It's really good and reliable in most of time. I got the same offer at the beginning of this year. I also received 40 pounds quidco payment. No problem,

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