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    O2 Broadband. Any Good?

    I'm not happy with Sky Broadband changing their download limit to 10Gb. I arrived back from holiday at the weekend and must've downloaded more than that the first few hours to catch up on stuff i'd missed lol. I'm thinking of swapping for O2's deal as it's free for first 3 months then only £7.34 a month after that. Combine that with £50 Quidco and it looks a good deal.
    Has anyone any experience of how the service is, especially as i use peer to peer a lot?
    Thanks

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    I'm not an O2/Be (telefonica) user but I deal with ADSL on a daily basis. I never seem to visit customers of these companies. All I ever hear is good reports. Plenty people on the forun on them so I'm sure they'll advise on P2P etc

    When did sky cap at 10GB?

    What package were you on before hand?

    I've used Be for years now, and can't fault the service. It has never been down that I can remember.

    I use ukfsn.org. Never had a problem.

    Original Poster

    Starr;6554776

    When did sky cap at 10GB?What package were you on before hand?


    I got a letter stating that they are capping it at 10Gb (not sure if it's started yet but i did hear about it before). I was only on the mid package at a fiver and i know i can upgrade to the max for another fiver but the O2 deal looks attractive as if quidco pays, it only costs me about £16 for a year with my 3 free months.

    Reddwarfposse5;6554810

    I got a letter stating that they are capping it at 10Gb (not sure if it's … I got a letter stating that they are capping it at 10Gb (not sure if it's started yet but i did hear about it before). I was only on the mid package at a fiver and i know i can upgrade to the max for another fiver but the O2 deal looks attractive as if quidco pays, it only costs me about £16 for a year with my 3 free months.



    The mid package is upto 8MBPS and unlimited (40GB)

    Is that the package you were on?

    Starr;6554840

    The mid package is upto 8MBPS and unlimited (40GB)Is that the package you … The mid package is upto 8MBPS and unlimited (40GB)Is that the package you were on?



    Im sorry but how does unlimited=40gb??? There's still a limit?

    Original Poster

    Starr;6554840

    The mid package is upto 8MBPS and unlimited (40GB)Is that the package you … The mid package is upto 8MBPS and unlimited (40GB)Is that the package you were on?


    It is now called Sky Broadband Everyday and was £5 a month (discounted from £10 because i have Sky line rental). It's changing to 10Gb usage.
    broadband.sky.com/ and at the bottom in the small print.

    o2 are excellent although I oredered the 24meg after being told I could receive 16 meg, then I checked on my router and they were only sending me 8 and said that their own test differed from the one on the site blah blah i got my package put down to the 8 meg but the customer service is in english (!!!!!) and theyre cheap and dont traffic shape.

    Met-Cast;6554893

    Im sorry but how does unlimited=40gb??? There's still a limit?



    Fair useage apparently :roll:


    Reddwarfposse5;6554910

    It is now called Sky Broadband Everyday and was £5 a month (discounted … It is now called Sky Broadband Everyday and was £5 a month (discounted from £10 because i have Sky line rental). It's changing to 10Gb usage.http://broadband.sky.com/ and at the bottom in the small print.



    Ok thanks buddy

    Original Poster

    massmail666;6554919

    O2 is excellent, never had a problem



    iNSOMANiAC;6554924

    o2 are excellent although I oredered the 24meg after being told I could … o2 are excellent although I oredered the 24meg after being told I could receive 16 meg, then I checked on my router and they were only sending me 8 and said that their own test differed from the one on the site blah blah i got my package put down to the 8 meg but the customer service is in english (!!!!!) and theyre cheap and dont traffic shape.


    Have either of you used it for peer to peer stuff? Them not traffic shaping sounds promising.

    Reddwarfposse5;6554970

    Have either of you used it for peer to peer stuff? Them not traffic … Have either of you used it for peer to peer stuff? Them not traffic shaping sounds promising.



    Yep I have, never had an issue :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    hdizzle;6555006

    Yep I have, never had an issue :thumbsup:


    Great cheers. Food for thought.

    I swapped Sky for O2 this July. Only got 2 months free but received £50 Quidco this month.

    Can't fault the O2 service but the supplied Thomson router is carp compared to the Sky Netgear. I re-flashed the Sky router to use on O2.

    O2 are great, been with them since April last year, no downtime, no problems other than the router needed a firmware update which was sorted within 5 minutes on the phone on a freephone number at an English call centre.

    Often download 300GB a month or more, no shaping or restrictions.

    Bargain at £7.34 a month. Would be happy at twice that price.

    Somebody;6555156

    Can't fault the O2 service but the supplied Thomson router is carp … Can't fault the O2 service but the supplied Thomson router is carp compared to the Sky Netgear.



    Which router did you have? the newer white or older black one? I had the black one which kept dropping the connection but the new firmware sorted it.

    Where did you find the settings for using another router.

    harlzter;6555203

    Which router did you have? the newer white or older black one? I had the … Which router did you have? the newer white or older black one? I had the black one which kept dropping the connection but the new firmware sorted it.



    The white one. Couldn't cope with the router's GUI, which is way better on the Netgear router.

    sky max at £10 is still a very good deal imho.

    O2 have been exceptionally good for me over the last 18 months.

    move to O2 two months ago from Be (got £50 cash back). highly recommended.

    I am on O2 for almost 2 years, they are great and cheap. No complaint at all.

    Original Poster

    Thanks for all the replies. Will phone Sky and ask for my MAC code. Hopefully they might ask why and give me a deal :thumbsup: You never know.
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