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British communications giant O2 have announced a new super low-cost internet package, claiming to offer the best value for money in the UK.

The package promises to save money without compromising on performance or allowance. O2 is offering download speeds of up to 20Mbit/s for two different prices - £.79 per month for existing O2 customers, and £14.68 for new O2 customers, with absolutely no bandwidth limit!

"It has been a truly fantastic first year for O2 Home Broadband," said Peter Rampling, marketing director at O2. "And with the new broadband services providing even better value, speed and service, we think both new and existing customers are going to love them even more."

O2 are also serving up a "Pro" package for very heavy users as well as small businesses, which provides an enhanced router with better wireless coverage and better 'reliability'. Customers will also receive upload speeds of up to 2.5Mbit/s, prioritised customer service and a free static IP address, on top of the allowances given to regular customers.
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#1
79p lol no wai
#2
whats the catch..
#3
gonna give them a call tomorrow... no vote yet.
#4
No catch.. this is what a relaiable Magazine has published here is the link

http://www.tcmagazine.com/comments.php?shownews=23616&catid=6
#5
very good find.

one question, what is the maximum speed a pearson can get on a normal telephone line adsl ?
#6
depends how far you are from the exchange?
#7
adsl speeds fluctuate depending on the distance from the exchange and line quality and since BT's is a really old infrastructure they fluctuate a LOT 1km from exchange you could expect around 13-20 anything more is anyones guess
#8
No catch....just need a mobile contract with them I guess, and hope they've unbundled your local telephone exchange! They've not done mine...so no point for me!!!
#9
£9.79.
#10
£9.79 according to o2
#11
its just 79p, they have announced today. the old price was £10 per month
#12
I assume this requires a BT landline? I'm with VirginMedia right now but will move house some time next year so will probably check this out then. Seems almost too good to be true though, any thoughts on how they can offer broadband at this price?
#13
Aye I think there is a typo on that website at .79, On the tenner a month package here using the discount as an included mobile customer.
.79 typo

o2 prices
#14
why expired? I'm on their normal £17.50 package as not in an O2 area, wonder if that will be reduced too?
#15
Its today's announcement, NOT EXPIRED
#16
Is there a site that shows where the exchanges are?
#17
it's £9.79 - just go to the bloody O2 website and check for yourself.

http://broadband.o2.co.uk/
banned#18
dmissy13;3848479
Is there a site that shows where the exchanges are?


Try here, shows the status of any exchange.

http://www.samknows.com/broadband/search.php
#19
The report is 100% wrong and due to misreading a mistyped posting that omitted at 9 ie it's £9.79.

Their new Premium package, announced 18 Dec, is £9.79/m for o2 mobile customers but gives you FULL regular ADSL2+ Annex A service - ie upto 20Mbps IF you are v.close to your exchange + 200 online SMS/month + other extras. They also offer another 3 ADSL & ADSL2+ packages.

Been an o2 Broadband'er for about 14 months now and watch all developments - see my o2 & Be (the two UK Telefonica broadband companies) features/comparison document on MS SkyDrive at
http://tinyurl.com/5mzmrs
#21
dmissy13
Is there a site that shows where the exchanges are?


Remembering it is £9.79/m (though there is also a cheaper £7.34/m package, that I'm on) you can find out if/what o2 Broadband you can get by just visiting their website and entering your phone number to get a personalised expected speed report. HOWEVER do NOT sign up at their site as you can get various referral website ££ cashback.
1 Like #22
£10.00 After VAT Cut became £9.79

And:- http://www.samknows.com/broadband/search.php

Find your local exchange, see if it shows a tick next to O2/Be.

eg O2 / Be: Enabled as of dd/mm/yyyy
#23
lol epic fail op,
better luck next time
#24
http://failblog.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/fail-owned-regular-price-fa.jpg
#25


perfect just what i was looking for thanks
#26
emasu
£10.00 After VAT Cut became £9.79

And:- http://www.samknows.com/broadband/search.php

Find your local exchange, see if it shows a tick next to O2/Be.

eg O2 / Be: Enabled as of dd/mm/yyyy


"19/10/2006 BT have set a target date of Q4 2009 for the switch to 21CN for the Talgarth exchange"

Does this mean I will be able to get o2 then?
#27
thanks for the post

ovbiously the OP didnt know its a typo. but ovbiously was.

nice try. imagine broadband for that price. what a deal that would have been.
#28
boonergooner
"19/10/2006 BT have set a target date of Q4 2009 for the switch to 21CN for the Talgarth exchange"

Does this mean I will be able to get o2 then?


No that's BT OpenReach revising the Exchange infrastructure.

o2 provide broadband EITHER via reselling a BTwholesale product (o2 Access) or putting their own/Be's DSLAM into the exchange building - for their "LLU" products Standard/Premium/Pro.

As Talgarth is completely 3rd party ADSL'less : "This exchange has BT Wholesale as the sole provider of broadband services." you would be able to get o2's Access product but it's £17.13/m+.

MKD
#29
O2 is nolonger owner by BT. They sold it to pay off those 3G debts.
I have both O2 and BT broadband (different addresses).
O2 service has been excellent and very economical (BT landline required).
Customer and technical service has been A1
#30
im on o2 and i think its awesome more reviews here http://www.dslzoneuk.net/isp_details.php?isp=108#
#31
i actually guess it's 7.79. and you need to be within a good coverage area of BT, which means the exchange near you must be not too old. call O2 and provide your BT landline number to confirm, the online post code checker is not reliable.
#32
mk-donald
No that's BT OpenReach revising the Exchange infrastructure.

o2 provide broadband EITHER via reselling a BTwholesale product (o2 Access) or putting their own/Be's DSLAM into the exchange building - for their "LLU" products Standard/Premium/Pro.

As Talgarth is completely 3rd party ADSL'less : "This exchange has BT Wholesale as the sole provider of broadband services." you would be able to get o2's Access product but it's £17.13/m+.

MKD


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