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    Hi all I am going to leave Virgin Media as they are being a a pain in the rear end with me as I was on the £10 but they sorted it out for me a while ago as they overcharged me as they said it was for only 12 months so the credited my account for 6 months!! So anyways the 6 months are over and they want to charge me £14 a month for a 2MB which is expensive IMO. O2 have got good offers as they do 8MB for £12.50!

    Just wondering if they are any good or are their any other decent offers around!!

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    bethere.co.uk/
    upto 24mb for £18.99/month. Been with them for years, no problems at all

    If money's tight, they also do upto 8mb for £8/month

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    Babbabooey;3584524

    https://www.bethere.co.uk/upto 24mb for £18.99/month. Been with them for … https://www.bethere.co.uk/upto 24mb for £18.99/month. Been with them for years, no problems at allIf money's tight, they also do upto 8mb for £8/month



    That £8 a month looks good!! I dont need fast speed as was on 2MB with VM! :thumbsup:

    If you do decide to go with them PM me before you sign up, as they have a recommend a friend thingy :thumbsup:

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    Babbabooey;3584584

    If you do decide to go with them PM me before you sign up, as they have a … If you do decide to go with them PM me before you sign up, as they have a recommend a friend thingy :thumbsup:



    Will do!! Do they capp you at peak times, you had no problems at all? It goes up to £14 a month after 2008 and they got a connection fee of £24!

    I've had zero issues with em, really cant recommend them enough (and no, I don't work for em!!).
    I have my PC on pretty much 24/7 and download A LOT. Never had any problems.

    Regards the recommend a friend, if you want to go with em, i'll need your name and email address in the PM.

    Banned

    cable or DSL?

    Original Poster

    csiman;3584632

    cable or DSL?



    Im with Virgin Media which is cable, no one else does cable do they?

    Banned

    i signed up with 02 the other week, i had the router delivered within 3 days and was up and running before they actually told me the line seemed to be activated as soon as i received the router.

    i got 60 quid tracking in quidco as well

    if you know someone with an o2 phone use there number when you sign up and they will send a text via sms for the discount code

    superfast speed for 7.50 per month ive been getting upto 18mb and im only on the 8mb tariff although i think im right next to the exchange.

    they also dont take the payment until the 1st month is up

    King of Thieves;3584642

    https://www.bethere.co.uk/belitehomebroadband.do£8 for the rest of 2008, … https://www.bethere.co.uk/belitehomebroadband.do£8 for the rest of 2008, then £14 a month



    See the 1st reply! :thumbsup:


    PS, forgot to say, you get £40 quidco with Be too

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    casparwhite;3584643

    i signed up with 02 the other week, i had the router delivered within 3 … i signed up with 02 the other week, i had the router delivered within 3 days and was up and running before they actually told me the line seemed to be activated as soon as i received the router.i got 60 quid tracking in quidco as wellif you know someone with an o2 phone use there number when you sign up and they will send a text via sms for the discount codesuperfast speed for 7.50 per month ive been getting upto 18mb and im only on the 8mb tariff although i think im right next to the exchange.they also dont take the payment until the 1st month is up



    Yea seen that, but dont you have to top-up £10 a month to get that discount?

    Banned

    no you have to top up 10 every 3 months but if you know someone who has an o2 phone just use their number and ask them to forward the code onto you.

    i thought you had to actually have the phone so i used a free sim and topped up but i found out after you dont need to

    Babbabooey;3584654

    See the 1st reply! :thumbsup:PS, forgot to say, you get £40 quidco with … See the 1st reply! :thumbsup:PS, forgot to say, you get £40 quidco with Be too



    lol, i did. I clicked on your link..... Its not £8. well it is for the next month, but then it shoots up to £14. It was only £8 for 2008.
    Seemed like a good deal while it lasted, although it was the old up to 8mb

    Banned

    btw you can buy 10 top up for 7.50 on ebay which is what i did

    i also checked out all the other deals for a few days and this came up the best by far tbh

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    King of Thieves;3584642

    https://www.bethere.co.uk/belitehomebroadband.do£8 for the rest of 2008, … https://www.bethere.co.uk/belitehomebroadband.do£8 for the rest of 2008, then £14 a month



    I know so only will be £8 for a month :? + they got a connection charge!

    You need to check your distance from the exchange and also if your exchange is LLU enabled. This makes a difference in the service/speed you can receive. Also do you have a BT line if not you will need to consider the cost of line installation and your line rental if you need a new line as BT tie you in for 12 months. Virgin may give you a better deal as well when you inform them you wish to cancel. On ADSL my average was 3.5MB with a lot of disconnections which for me it is better to be with Cable.

    Naeem786;3584684

    I know so only will be £8 for a month :? + they got a connection charge!



    no connection fee with recommend a friend

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    newbie1001;3584695

    You need to check your distance from the exchange and also if your … You need to check your distance from the exchange and also if your exchange is LLU enabled. This makes a difference in the service/speed you can receive. Also do you have a BT line if not you will need to consider the cost of line installation and your line rental if you need a new line as BT tie you in for 12 months. Virgin may give you a better deal as well when you inform them you wish to cancel.



    Yes got a BT line and VM didnt want to listen as told them I will leave and they said they cant do anything as thats the best offer!! 02 is looking the best at the moment!! Also they said i wont qualify for the 12 Days Xmas thingy as the customers on 2MB get 10MB free in December as it does not get included as im on offer tariff!! :x So they really annoyed me as this is not in the T&C's!!

    Banned

    http://www.speedtest.net][IMG]http://www.speedtest.net/result/350003491.png[/URL][/IMG]

    show-off :w00t:

    Banned

    then just now seems to be right what im paying for btw o2 and be use same network

    http://www.speedtest.net][IMG]http://www.speedtest.net/result/363132336.png[/URL][/IMG]

    Check [url]www.thinkbroadband.com[/url] and compare providers against each other.

    Banned

    Babbabooey;3584746

    show-off :w00t:


    i couldnt believe it tbh for 7.50 a month when ive been using 3 mobile bb at home coz didnt want a contract costing me 30 quid a month after downloading 6gb or more with a fraction of speed

    that was a few weeks ago tho if u check the date

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    casparwhite;3584737

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    £7.50 cant go wrong!!

    dmccabe;3584763

    Check [url]www.thinkbroadband.com[/url] and compare providers against … Check [url]www.thinkbroadband.com[/url] and compare providers against each other.



    02 is looking the best and cheapest!

    Naeem786;3584731

    Yes got a BT line and VM didnt want to listen as told them I will leave … Yes got a BT line and VM didnt want to listen as told them I will leave and they said they cant do anything as thats the best offer!! 02 is looking the best at the moment!! Also they said i wont qualify for the 12 Days Xmas thingy as the customers on 2MB get 10MB free in December as it does not get included as im on offer tariff!! :x So they really annoyed me as this is not in the T&C's!!



    If you have a BT line you should be OK just check where your local exchange is and the distance to it. ADSL is UP TO 8MB, you should get more than 2MB though

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    newbie1001;3584841

    If you have a BT line you should be OK just check where your local … If you have a BT line you should be OK just check where your local exchange is and the distance to it. ADSL is UP TO 8MB, you should get more than 2MB though



    How to I find out the point? :oops: Also which ISP do think is best?

    Naeem786;3584867

    How to I find out the point? :oops: Also which ISP do think is best?



    btwholesale.com/inc…tml

    This should tell you your potential and a bit about your exchange. I use [url]www.thinkbroadband.com[/url] as previously mentioned. 02 would be one of the best at the moment have they have quite a small customer base in broadband terms so there equipment is not been pushed at the moment. I was with UKonline and Sky when i had ADSL (Both the same comapny anyway). A lot really depends on your exchange and the eqiuipment it has in it and how busy it is, also the quality of the cabling.

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    newbie1001;3584982

    http://www.btwholesale.com/includes/adsl/main.htmlThis should tell you … http://www.btwholesale.com/includes/adsl/main.htmlThis should tell you your potential and a bit about your exchange. I use [url]www.thinkbroadband.com[/url] as previously mentioned. 02 would be one of the best at the moment have they have quite a small customer base in broadband terms so there equipment is not been pushed at the moment. I was with UKonline and Sky when i had ADSL (Both the same comapny anyway). A lot really depends on your exchange and the eqiuipment it has in it and how busy it is, also the quality of the cabling.



    Thanks......

    "Your exchange is ADSL enabled, and our initial test on your line indicates that your line should be able to have an ADSL broadband service that provides a line rate up to 2Mbps.


    Our test also indicates that your line currently supports a potential ADSL Max broadband line rate of 5.5Mbps or greater.

    Your exchange is planned to have ADSL WBC by 31st March 2009. Our test also indicates that your line currently supports a potential ADSL WBC broadband line rate of 7Mbps or greater.

    The actual stable ADSL line rate supportable will be determined during the first 10 days of use. This rate may change over time, to ensure line stability is maintained.

    If you decide to place an order, a further test will be performed to confirm if your line is suitable for the service you wish to purchase.

    Thank you for your interest."

    Naeem786;3584640

    Im with Virgin Media which is cable, no one else does cable do they?


    AOL do I think, on a £24.99 a month packagebut.. that's AOL:w00t:.

    I've never really had problems with VM, and am paying £2.50 a month for 10MB a month.
    http://www.speedtest.net/result/363145013.png

    Original Poster

    t0mm;3585025

    AOL do I think, on a £24.99 a month packagebut.. that's AOL:w00t:.I've … AOL do I think, on a £24.99 a month packagebut.. that's AOL:w00t:.I've never really had problems with VM, and am paying £2.50 a month for 10MB a month.



    £2.50????????????????????

    If I had a decent speed with bethere I would on them like a shot. I only get 3.5mb but my girlfriend who is way less than a mile away get 17mb!

    abomination;3585041

    http://www.samknows.com/broadband/search.phpT0mm's cheap like that.


    Just cause you can't get cable where you live.

    Naeem786;3585039

    £2.50????????????????????


    Aye, ask them for deals, if they tell you none tell them your leaving because you can get it cheaper elsewhere, they'll probably bend over backwards for you.

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    abomination;3585041

    http://www.samknows.com/broadband/search.phpT0mm's cheap like that.



    Thanks, the exchange is near me, well think it is!! :? As just says town name but located about 20 mins walk from me!! :thumbsup:

    T0mm likes it when they do that :giggle:.

    @Naeem786, the point is to see what LLU operators are active in your exchange.

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    t0mm;3585073

    Aye, ask them for deals, if they tell you none tell them your leaving … Aye, ask them for deals, if they tell you none tell them your leaving because you can get it cheaper elsewhere, they'll probably bend over backwards for you.



    I did but they were like "Sir" we cant do anything!! How long you been paying £2.50 for?

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    abomination;3585085

    T0mm likes it when they do that :giggle:.@Naeem786, the point is to see … T0mm likes it when they do that :giggle:.@Naeem786, the point is to see what LLU operators are active in your exchange.



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    abomination;3585085

    T0mm likes it when they do that :giggle:.@Naeem786, the point is to see … T0mm likes it when they do that :giggle:.@Naeem786, the point is to see what LLU operators are active in your exchange.


    You're 'pushing' it:thumbsup:

    Naeem786;3585099

    I did but they were like "Sir" we cant do anything!! How long you been … I did but they were like "Sir" we cant do anything!! How long you been paying £2.50 for?


    Not even a month mate.

    Spoilt for choice then unlike moi :cry:.
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