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o2 broadband up to 8mbps 7.50 per month + £25 quidco ADSL2+ ! (non-o2 mobile customers pay just £5 more)
o2 broadband up to 8mbps 7.50 per month + £25 quidco ADSL2+ ! (non-o2 mobile customers pay just £5 more)

o2 broadband up to 8mbps 7.50 per month + £25 quidco ADSL2+ ! (non-o2 mobile customers pay just £5 more)

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Having been with BT for many many years now, I decided to bit the bullet and change providers. With the thanks to some people on this forum, I decided to go to the o2. This is an offer not to be missed and is valid until 30th June AFAIK

up to 8mbps
no connection charge
7.50 per month to existing o2 mobile customers (or 12.50 to others)
ADSL2+ (this is really attractive)
free Thompson wireless adsl2+ router
100 web texts
much more

on top of all this ... get £25 through quidco for signing up.

So total cost for 1 year contract is just £65 ... what a bargain !

To get it at the £5 discounted price you need to be on an:
an O2 Pay Monthly Contact customer
or
an O2 Pay As You Go customer who tops up £10 every 3months minimum

So the PAYG premium is £3.33/month which considering the essentially the BeThere service you are getting for £7.50/£10/£15 is very good...
- schizoboy

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mmmm, not the best. my speed went from 1100 in feb to just over 500 this month, they can't explain why. muppets.

Rates quite high up in comparison to the rest. I'd say one of the best.

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Just wish I was in an area covered!

If U are more than 5 km from the local exchange, O2 will not accept you. I get a steady 1.5 Mb/s download with Newnet, and happy with it given our significant distance from the exchange, but these O2 muppets arn't even prepared to entertain my transfer. O2 voted ice cold.

Original Poster

i also checked on thinkbroadband and saw that they are well above virgin and bt (who I compared them to).

Also, I called o2 myself and the guy checked the actual speed for me and said its the top end of "up to 8mbps". I said bt only give me 5mbps and he said we offer more because its adsl2+ (so, its justified).

I just logged into o2 and also got this

http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/6305/o2statuslg6.png

I cant really ask for much more ... they have 50 days money back guarantee too so if it all goes pear shaped, I can cancel my contract.

Dinger42;1840900

If U are more than 5 km from the local exchange, O2 will not accept you. … If U are more than 5 km from the local exchange, O2 will not accept you. I get a steady 1.5 Mb/s download with Newnet, and happy with it given our significant distance from the exchange, but these O2 muppets arn't even prepared to entertain my transfer. O2 voted ice cold.



Spiteful much?

O2BB has a 100day guarantee, 3months to go to anoother ISP if you arn't happy with O2BB...

Original Poster

go4go13;1841025

Looking for a good provider http://www.dslzoneuk.net/isp_ratings.php



looks like the same as thnkbroadband.com :?

O2 are also fully unlimited
*Looks at 540Gb usage last month*
I'm with BE (owned by O2, uses same equipment) & am connected at 11mb/s (max I can get here)

The title is misleading as that price is only available to O2 customers; would you please amend it.

[SIZE=4]
I notice in the small print "Fair usage policy applies". What are the practical implications of this?[/SIZE]

i'm on this, always found it excellent, get 800kb/sec download rates most the time, sometimes faster, tech support is all uk based unlike Be even thou it is the same service, and tech support are excellent, don't try and fob u off when you call up wiv a problem

Every ISP has a FUP now, they vary on implimentation, generally speaking if you download hundreds of gigabytes during peak times of 6pm-11pm then you should be on a business SLA connection imo, if you are a heavy leecher but are conscientious and considerate in doing so they don't mind (unlike ISPs who use BT who have instilled a cap culture due to their charging systems)

vol40;1841126

i'm on this, always found it excellent, get 800kb/sec download rates most … i'm on this, always found it excellent, get 800kb/sec download rates most the time, sometimes faster, tech support is all uk based unlike Be even thou it is the same service, and tech support are excellent, don't try and fob u off when you call up wiv a problem



Indeed freephone CS support who are in the UK and efficient: 0800 230 0202

had o2 for a few months now, since end of jan I think, speeds been pretty good, am paying for 16meg service but gettin 11meg grr, BT tried keepin me on 6meg while i was with them which was worse! i download a fair bit, not sure how much really, fluctuates a lot, but speeds from o2 are pretty good typical downloads (http downloads)or with a download manager transfer at average 1.2MB /sec
great service so far

Banned

I'm too far from the exchange (I'm not, but BT have supplied the wrong line length), so can't get this offer.
Still, voted HOT because it's an excellent offer, and one that doesn't use BT's equipment (other than the phone line from your house).
Same supplier as [url]www.bethere.co.uk[/url] (same company), but the O2 one comes with an e-mail account (the BE one doesn't).

Also, upto 16Mbps and 20Mbps are available if you're close enough to the exchange.

I am also with Be* internet (owned by O2) and have ADSL2+ but my connection is up to 24meg although I only get around 11meg as 1.8 km from exchange. Remember all ADSL products are line length and line quality dependant. No one can give you an adequate quote as to the likely speed you will get. Not even your next door neighbor. Also O2 will supply a speedtouch wireless ADSL2+router. These are middle of the range, nothing special, sometimes prone to disconnection faults and misreprentation of self diagnostic stats. Use a decent netgear router if you have one instead (make sure it is ADSL2+ compliant).

Up to 8meg is not usually a quoted speed for ADSL2+ as 8 meg is (almost) achievable by standard ADSL (via DSLMAX).

guv;1841161

The practical implications are that if you are downloading 24/7 at the … The practical implications are that if you are downloading 24/7 at the maximum speed, they will ask you to stop. Ive just read a 540GB limit in this thread (which is new on me - always thought it was 350GB. Having said that, I know people have exceeded those "limits" and nothing has been said. They certainly seem to be one of the fairer ISPs in this respect.But I agree..... If there is a limit, then they should spell it out. Its not unlimited... but then nor are any other ISPs.One thing I would add here. Since O2 started, my own BE connection doesnt seem as fast or reliable. Whether that is connected or not, I don't know. But it is suspicious.




Who the heck needs to d/l more than 350GB a month?! (I presume its a month)

I gotta say I think if people are d/ling this amount I think i'd rather be with a ISP that has a FUP. Somebody has to pay for that bandwidth and i'd rather it wasn't me.

Angof

Angof;1841615

Who the heck needs to d/l more than 350GB a month?! (I presume its a … Who the heck needs to d/l more than 350GB a month?! (I presume its a month)I gotta say I think if people are d/ling this amount I think i'd rather be with a ISP that has a FUP. Somebody has to pay for that bandwidth and i'd rather it wasn't me.Angof



But where do you draw the line... I use around 100GB of data a month... is that fair use of a 8mb/s line? I'm with PlusNet and they have no problem with this amount... will o2?

I have been with aol since 4 years and i cant really complain about their service..but this one is too good..
Another aspects i don't know if u have considered.. If you have a gmail account or any email account that lets you forward your emails to another email account.. you could have your emails forwarded to your 02.co.uk email address while keeping the originals.. Here is the juicy bit...o2 will forward upto 2000 emails/month from your o2.co.uk inbox to your designated o2 mobile phone..as text messages...
Not exactly blackberry..but i guess some people will find it useful..
I m really considering changing over.. any member who is already with o2..please share your experience.

Angof;1841615

Who the heck needs to d/l more than 350GB a month?! (I presume its a … Who the heck needs to d/l more than 350GB a month?! (I presume its a month)I gotta say I think if people are d/ling this amount I think i'd rather be with a ISP that has a FUP. Somebody has to pay for that bandwidth and i'd rather it wasn't me.Angof



As long as it's a fair FUP I have no problem

This deal has been posted twice before ]HERE and ]HERE and there are lots of posts discussing the benefits etc on those threads. Not sure why we have a further thread created but it acts as a nice reminder of what I think is a great service.

I switched in January from Tiscali and have never looked back. Totally seemless switchover and excellent speeds. Get average of 6.8 on my 8 MB service.

I like, many others have reported, get a disconnection about once per day but to be honest it isnt so much of a pain that Ive bothered to report it. Their customer service is superb-24/7 on a freephone number to the UK! Thats what sold it to me after awful call centres in India with Tiscali. Below are the download results for my town for people using Speedtest.net. As you can see Be (which is also O2) is way out front for actual speed results with Tiscali trailing way behind.

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c381/kevinyork/speeds.jpg

Unfortunately not available in my area, HOT all the same

schizoboy;1841062

O2BB has a 100day guarantee, 3months to go to anoother ISP if you arn't … O2BB has a 100day guarantee, 3months to go to anoother ISP if you arn't happy with O2BB...


now 50 days :whistling:

Original Poster

have people who have moved from BT (ADSL) to o2/BE (ADSL2+) noticed a considerable change in speed ? BT tell me I can get 5mb max even though I get around 3-4. BE/o2 tell me I can get higher end of "up to 8mbps"

Original Poster

Already got a text from o2 this morning telling me I will be activated on the 15th and that my wireless router will get to me soon. Heres a screen cap of the update !

http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/1695/o2orderconfirmationhi5.png

Just got o2 broadband:

you must stay with the O2 phone - if you cancel the contract, price goes up by £5
phone 800 for free from your O2 mobile rather than the 0800 number
got through to overflow dept after waiting 20 mins for help

Just some things I noted. Having to get an O2 cashback phone again in May as a result!

Why are people voting cold?

gekkoa;1841109

[SIZE=4]I notice in the small print "Fair usage policy applies". What are … [SIZE=4]I notice in the small print "Fair usage policy applies". What are the practical implications of this?[/SIZE]



I think this is in the smallprint for all broadband suppliers:)

I got connected to O2 a few days ago (not as a result of this or similar post on this forum). It's been excellent so far :-D. It comes with a 100day money-back guarantee, as I signed-up before their previous 31-03-08 deadline.

Deltongo;1842088

....Having to get an O2 cashback phone again in May as a result!

Save some money possibly: if you have an old mobile you could get a ]free O2 SIM (if you haven't one already) & use that. The mobile will of course need to be either locked to O2 or unlocked to accept an O2 SIM. If it's locked to another network, you could try unlocking it.

Been with O2 since December, switched from AOL. Im on the 8mb package, get download speeds of around 5.5Mbp/s and upload of 1.1Mbp/s . Their customer service is second to none, whenever i have phoned them they have answered instanly with only 1 option to select. Its always an english person too. They sorted the few problems i had in the beginning over the phone too.

They're the best providers ive ever been with. Definetly reccomend them.

EDIT: The fair usage policy is balls too, i download around 250Gbs on average each month, it hasnt been capped yet (I was capped on AOL a lot of the time).

going to O2 as Virgin not giving me any offer to keep me. So cancelled Virgin, phone up BT for a transfer and will get O2 this month.

Original Poster

just a reminder ... do not forget quidco !!
Mine tracked a few minutes after signing up ...

http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/3274/quidta2.png

minnie77;1842278

going to O2 as Virgin not giving me any offer to keep me. So cancelled … going to O2 as Virgin not giving me any offer to keep me. So cancelled Virgin, phone up BT for a transfer and will get O2 this month.



What do you mean "a transfer"? I presume you don't mean transfer a cable phone number over to BT?

RedSkywalker;1842317

What do you mean "a transfer"? I presume you don't mean transfer a cable … What do you mean "a transfer"? I presume you don't mean transfer a cable phone number over to BT?



Checked with BT. Got a BT line but on "stop". So they will do the rest for me with no extra cost.

Cheers minnie, that's interesting cos I have a disconnected BT line too and I'm thinking about switching!

Cyrus - when I swapped onto an ADSL2+ service my max speed went from around 4.5meg to the 7.6meg I get now.

To ensure you get the maximum available, make sure you home's internal wiring is tip-top -this can make a BIG difference, espescially on ADSL2+!!

Sorry for being dumb.

So you still have to rent line from BT? At the moment my mum has a stopped line. WIll she have to pay to have it activated, and then a line rental from bton top of 02BB prices?

smiffy1989;1842264

Im on the 8mb package, get download speeds of around 5.5Mbp/s and upload … Im on the 8mb package, get download speeds of around 5.5Mbp/s and upload of 1.1Mbp/s . They're the best providers ive ever been with. Definetly reccomend them.

Where are you testing please? I've been getting in excess of my 8Mb connection on a regular basis at Speedtest.net - but are they accurate?

http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/8004/o2speedtestslp6.jpg
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