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O2 are doing a promo where if you take out their mobile broadband package (for £20 a month) you get their home broadband for free! You get the usb dongle for the mobile broadband, gives a 3gb download limit per month, but the home broadband gives a free router and is unlimited usage.
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#1
this looks great.........pity i'm on a contract with virgin
#2
go via quidco for £45.00 cashback

good offer considering O2 seems to give a good service....
#3
shame cant even get the home broadband in my area.
#4
hot deal...
#5
O2 Broadand is superb. Relaible and fast with excellent (UK Based, Freephone) support. As its ADSL2 it isnt in all areas though.
#6
I've got O2 Broadband (Excellent) can I have free mobile broadband :p Please
#7
Great deal, though im in the same boat as small_h and am also stuck in a contract with Virgin
#8
[SIZE="2"]Did anyone else notice that if you go over your 3GB mobile limit per month, the charge per extra 1MB is 20p?? Doesn't sound too much until the penny (?) drops and you realise that that's equivalent to £200 per gigabyte!!! Not going to be doing much watching of video on the move then are we?[/SIZE] :viking::pirate:
#9
I live right next to canary wharf in London and still their website says I can't get home broadband. Just how limited is their home broadband coverage!?
1 Like #10
Slight catch though, this is only availible in some areas. If you're outside those it's an extra £10 for the home broadband (which is still not a bad deal considering it's apparently properly unlimited).

You can see whether you get it for free by seeing whether the O2 LLU is enabled at your local exchange

EDIT: There are 5431 exchanges with ADSLMax (normal 8mbps) and 1,203 that are O2/Be LLU enabled (i.e. that get free home broadband with this offer).
#11
with entanet at the moment and its capped at 30gig, and my missues pushed us over it uploading some pictures and they charged me a pentaly and then fees its a PAYG service so this 02 broadband sounds like a good deal, currently in ented though and probably will be for another 6 months at least.

still trying to find another good PAYG service.
#12
O2 broadband is meant to be great. Their mobile broadband is lousy though
#13
tomreames
I live right next to canary wharf in London and still their website says I can't get home broadband. Just how limited is their home broadband coverage!?


The thing with o2 is how far you are from an exchange,i am 8km from an exchange and currently get orange bb at 2.5meg but o2 wont let me sign up as they say they cannot guarantee the speed,
#14
I think this is a really BAD deal!!

Because if you are in a o2 contract you can get a bolt on for unlimited web browsing through your phone for £7.50 a month!

i am on o2 for home broadband and pay only £7.50 for up to 8meg download speed!!

Therefore I would pay £15 for both, cant see why I would change to paying £20!!!!
#15
O2 own bethere.co.uk which I am with i am very interested in this deal
#16
stephen509
I think this is a really BAD deal!!

Because if you are in a o2 contract you can get a bolt on for unlimited web browsing through your phone for £7.50 a month!

i am on o2 for home broadband and pay only £7.50 for up to 8meg download speed!!

Therefore I would pay £15 for both, cant see why I would change to paying £20!!!!


you do realise that the "fair use" limit for the £&7.50 mobile internet is only 200/300mb?????
#17
stephen509;2932870
I think this is a really BAD deal!!

Because if you are in a o2 contract you can get a bolt on for unlimited web browsing through your phone for £7.50 a month!

i am on o2 for home broadband and pay only £7.50 for up to 8meg download speed!!

Therefore I would pay £15 for both, cant see why I would change to paying £20!!!!


The bolt-on is for browsing from your phone only and NOT from a laptop it is also limited to 200MB per month. You need to read the small print.
#18
looks a cracking deal to me.
i've got O2 broadband and its brilliant.

hot from me
#19
Sounds good but what is the home broadband bandwidth, is it 2mb, 4mb, 8mb, 16mb.......
#20
O2 have the biggest 2G network but way the smallest 3G network, so far behind the time's. You'd have to rely on the Wi-Fi hotspots, this can't be a hot deal which you look at the network coverage for the Mobile Broadband.
#21
BeerGoggles
Sounds good but what is the home broadband bandwidth, is it 2mb, 4mb, 8mb, 16mb.......


8mbps for the free one, an extra £2.50 gets you the premium 16mbps service and £7.50 extra for the 20mbps package. This is ADSL though so your speed will be slower the further away you are from the exchange.

Direct link to the offer details:

http://broadband.o2.co.uk/free/freehomebroadbands.jsp
#22
EndlessWaves
Slight catch though, this is only availible in some areas. If you're outside those it's an extra £10 for the home broadband (which is still not a bad deal considering it's apparently properly unlimited).

You can see whether you get it for free by seeing whether the O2 LLU is enabled at your local exchange

EDIT: There are 5431 exchanges with ADSLMax (normal 8mbps) and 1,203 that are O2/Be LLU enabled (i.e. that get free home broadband with this offer).


Thanks for the above link EndlessWaves. It's very useful. I've been looking to find the distance from my exchange for O2 broadband.
#23
guv
So? It still works on a laptop. I've used it for months without any problems. Have a 3 modem now, so no longer need it. But it does work!

Hey guv, can you yell me how you can get it to work from the laptop ?

Cheers

David
#24
hot, i think not you still have to pay line rental, im with tiscali at the moment best broadband i have ever been with and paying £14.99 a month for my unlimited broadband with no line rental! without buying mobile broadband. There's alot of broadband deals out there at the moment so it's worth a long think considering alot are 12 month contracts
#25
I'm sick of Virgin's traffic shaping would this be a better deal? My exchange has had Be since 2005 and seems to fall into this offer. Don't have a BT phone line though so would that be an extra cost? Not really interested in the mobile side much.

Any better offers around?
#26
zafonic
Hey guv, can you yell me how you can get it to work from the laptop ?

Cheers

David




If its cheap mobile PAYG broadband get a orange 3g sim and a decent phone (i only ever use nokia symbian phones). Then hook your phone up to you laptop (pcsuite for nokias) and buy orange world unlimited browsing for 1 day for £1.

I use it all the time in hotels that try charge £5 for 1 hour! on there wifi
#27
I think it's a hot deal from me!
#28
Deal is for 12 months, what happens after that?

I pay £20 for 8MB BB and phone at the moment, and when I had ADSL2 it was very unreliable due to interference. So I think I will stick with what I have as it's pretty reliable.

But it's a good deal for people that want mobile BB.
#29
Tenex
I'm sick of Virgin's traffic shaping would this be a better deal? My exchange has had Be since 2005 and seems to fall into this offer. Don't have a BT phone line though so would that be an extra cost? Not really interested in the mobile side much.

Any better offers around?


You would need a BT phone line and line rental is about £10.50 a month on top of broadband. O2/Be (same network and O2 own Be, but Be seem to do the slightly more power-user packages) seem to be one of the best deals at the moment, others seem to either impose a fairly low cap and state it up front (Zen, TalkTalk, BT) or there's fairly solid evidence that they use traffic shaping (Tiscali).

If you're not interested in the mobile packages then O2's home broadband is cheaper on it's own.

Supersoul
Thanks for the above link EndlessWaves. It's very useful. I've been looking to find the distance from my exchange for O2 broadband.


If you've got ADSL currently then this line capability estimator may be able to tell you what speed you'd get with ADSL2+ (which is what O2/Be uses). Obviously the package you go for will limit your maximum speed to that.
#30
Hi is this deal better than Sky though?

I currently pay £5 a month for Sky with a 8GB download limit. I don't even download that much so it wouldn't be worthwhile to get on to this. If I was a 02 mobile customer I would have thought about it for sure. But I don't see the point in getting a mobile contract just for the free broadband. :)
#31
This is only a good deal if you really want mobile broadband too, and even then there are better deals out there. If not it's just another lengthy contract. There are several varied deals out there with shoter contranct terms,

Here's one example:

Tiscali - £4.49 for first 3 months and then £12.99 per month for home broadband and free evening and weekend telephone calls.

Vodafone mobile broadband £15.00 per month and £90 Quidco cash back = £7.50 per month, plus free Nokia PAYG handset.

Both deals are 12 month contracts only so not long tie in.

Total average monthly cost for 12 months broadband, weekend and evening calls, and mobile broadband = £18.37

Steve
#32
Big Save!!;2934293
hot, i think not you still have to pay line rental, im with tiscali at the moment best broadband i have ever been with and paying £14.99 a month for my unlimited broadband with no line rental! without buying mobile broadband. There's alot of broadband deals out there at the moment so it's worth a long think considering alot are 12 month contracts


There was a recent thread on here about the Tiscali package that reached minus 233 simply becuase of people who had experienced their appalling service who were expressing their dissatisfaction. You cannot compare their service with that of O2 broadband. Tiscali are at the bottom of most leagues of internet providers whilst O2 are usually at the top and they have only been around for a year or so.
#33
This is a good deal and the rate if you go over your Mobile BB usuage is far better than say Orange.

However, I tried the O2 Mobile BB on a 14 day trial basis and found it terrible. I live in Manchester and the signal strength was up and down like a tarts knickers!

Also it used to freeze my computer and I would have to take the battery out to reboot, as no keys would work.

Not a great experience!
#34
kevinyork
There was a recent thread on here about the Tiscali package that reached minus 233 simply becuase of people who had experienced their appalling service who were expressing their dissatisfaction. You cannot compare their service with that of O2 broadband. Tiscali are at the bottom of most leagues of internet providers whilst O2 are usually at the top and they have only been around for a year or so.


I disagree, I have been with Tiscali for over 5 years with no problems at all and their customer service has been fine when needed.

Regarding where they are in internet provider ratings depends on what source and reviews you read as they all vary dramatically.

Of course the service can be compared to O2 broadband, they both require a BT landline and are a both ADSL broadband services, so comparing to Tiscali to O2 is 100% realistic.

Steve
#35
I've just gone to O2 broadband as we moved. The wife has an O2 contract, so we get the 20MB service for a mere £15 a month, incredible. We were obviously lucky as our local exchange has been 'unbundled'. This has additional benefits including the fact that you can use any ADSL2+ router (the one supplied by O2 is g standard). That means you can pick up a draft N ADSL router and just plug and play, genius if you have a new laptop/wireless PCI card with draft N spec. There's a marked difference between 'G' and 'N' if you're streaming HD video etc.

We've had it for a week so far and it's been rock solid. I had some connectivity issues at first with the wireless, but that was a simply a case of changing the broadcast channel. Customer service/support is UK based, and IIRC O2 actually own (or have a significant share in) be - and they're known for excellent broadband.

Quite simply, if you're an O2 customer, this is a no brainer. If you're considering going to a new ADSL provider, then make sure o2 is your first port of call.
#36
i joined tiscali a few weeks back and they answered my call with 30 seconds and spoke to 2 different people who spoke perfect english and were very friendly and did not force me to join. Unlike BT which was a dreadful experience, waited for 20 minutes just to get through to the sales team and ended up speaking to an asian man who spoke very quickly and to be quite honest I didnt understand the guy and he was rude trying to get my debit details as soon as possible. I'm sure everyone has mixed reviews but i think i can put up with tiscali for 10 cheaper a month with unlimited downloads compared to 10Gb that BT offered me.
#37
cibarious;2932208
[SIZE=2]Did anyone else notice that if you go over your 3GB mobile limit per month, the charge per extra 1MB is 20p?? Doesn't sound too much until the penny (?) drops and you realise that that's equivalent to £200 per gigabyte!!! Not going to be doing much watching of video on the move then are we?[/SIZE] :viking::pirate:

QUITE THE NORM FROM ALL THE TELCOS !!!!!!!
#38
psd99;2934900
Hi is this deal better than Sky though?

I currently pay £5 a month for Sky with a 8GB download limit. I don't even download that much so it wouldn't be worthwhile to get on to this. If I was a 02 mobile customer I would have thought about it for sure. But I don't see the point in getting a mobile contract just for the free broadband. :)


even if you have payg mobile with o2 you get the discount on broadband
#39
honestly how's the heat got to this one when there is a fab offer happening here: http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/240097/showthread.php?t=240097&page=2

AOL must either be pretty bad or you guys dont really want some cash and a playstation3
#40
Big Save!!
honestly how's the heat got to this one when there is a fab offer happening here: http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/240097/showthread.php?t=240097&page=2

AOL must either be pretty bad or you guys dont really want some cash and a playstation3



They are.

I was with AOL for a year. Their 'customer service' is dreadful (and premium rate), their support staff are just call centre monkeys reading off a screen (I was told me processor was too noisy and interferring with the BB signal), and it took me 20 minutes on the phone (at my expense) to get them to send me my MAC code so I could leave.

They also install TONS of useless, RAM-sapping software onto your PC, and, when I used it, you had to use their browser to access the net. Only then could you use IE/Firefox.

In respect to the O2 deal, it just looks like a way of getting people to take up the mobile BB.
The free broadband only lasts for 12 months, after which you'll be charged 12.50 a month on top of the £20 for the mobile.

I'm also very wary of a 'fair use policy' that doesn't specify what they mean by 'excessive' usage. It's either unlimited or capped.

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