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Virgin media broadband 100MB vs 200MB

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Posted 19th Aug 2019
Anyone know if the difference is much noticeable? I often play rocket league and other online games on Xbox One X and also do a bit of remote connection work as part of my job. Just wondering if the difference is worth it for £5/month or £60 for the year (yes I know, im a scrooge lol but bit of a waste if I won't utilise it).
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You won't see a significant difference unless downloading
Our 100 meg drops too about 45 in peak hours . Probably depends on your area .
I have PS4 pro , mag box and smart tv plugged direct to Hub and we have 2 phones 2 tablets connected as well and everything runs fine , just slightly slower from 5pm to 9pm .
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Lower upload speed which will make gaming worse
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MonkeyMan9019/08/2019 15:48

You won't see a significant difference unless downloading


It affects upload too
deleted147109819/08/2019 18:10

It affects upload too


It does but op doesn't mention anything about uploading
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MonkeyMan9019/08/2019 18:25

It does but op doesn't mention anything about uploading


I don’t think you understand. Data is not one way (ie just downloading)
deleted196599719/08/2019 20:44

I don’t think you understand. Data is not one way (ie just downloading)


I know that but for what he is using it for upload speed won't affect him
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In the end, decided to get 200MB. They cocked up with the discounts so for 5-6 months I get it for £22.50 then £26 for the other 6. Decent enough!
For online gaming you can easily go in just 1mbit provided that ping in solid... Download speeds have nothing to do with how well your online games will run
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MonkeyMan9019/08/2019 20:45

I know that but for what he is using it for upload speed won't affect him


It will affect gaming, especially if people uploading photos etc whilst you trying to upload. Low upload affects download too. On the 100mb average person gets around 5mb upload speed which is nothing at all. 200mb gets around 12mb for average user which is much better, 350mb gives you 35mb upload.
Biggest upside is upload speeds.
I run a Plex server on my HP Microserver and the upload speed allows seamless plex usage outside of wifi on 200MB.
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mtsk19/08/2019 20:53

For online gaming you can easily go in just 1mbit provided that ping in …For online gaming you can easily go in just 1mbit provided that ping in solid... Download speeds have nothing to do with how well your online games will run


It’s the upload speed which on the 100mb is poor averaging at about 5mb.
deleted147109819/08/2019 22:19

It’s the upload speed which on the 100mb is poor averaging at about 5mb.


Agreed, it was always gonna be 200mb min for me due to that. I needed a new SIM for lowish usage too so got a free upgrade to 200mb from 100mb (including the upload difference) when I took it out at the same time. On top of my blue light card discount and bill credit I did quite well.

Saying all that, you can get respectable upload speeds without big download speeds with other providers.
theworkingdead19/08/2019 22:24

Agreed, it was always gonna be 200mb min for me due to that. I needed a …Agreed, it was always gonna be 200mb min for me due to that. I needed a new SIM for lowish usage too so got a free upgrade to 200mb from 100mb (including the upload difference) when I took it out at the same time. On top of my blue light card discount and bill credit I did quite well.Saying all that, you can get respectable upload speeds without big download speeds with other providers.


virgin does discount for emergency services?
Through the blue light card site yeah.
mtsk21/08/2019 10:04

virgin does discount for emergency services?

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