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    Which Internet Service Provider is the best?

    For a heavy downloader not looking to be slowed down and have a low download limit.

    Looking at a change of Interner/Phone package. Currently with Sky for TV

    Please share your ISP experiences !

    42 Comments

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    o2 / be?

    same company (o2 bought be, but be the brand is still around).

    also if you ring be up and say you are a o2 customer, they knock money off.

    I have had no complaints other than a few dns issues now and again. Its super quick 24/7

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    vibeone;8183972

    o2 / be?



    Im actually with 02 for my mobile. Any ideas what they are like for downloading?

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    jaybizzle;8183978

    Im actually with 02 for my mobile. Any ideas what they are like for … Im actually with 02 for my mobile. Any ideas what they are like for downloading?



    sorry i edited my post after you posted.

    generally they are always well up teh league tables, and often top.

    you'll get o2 broadband for very little as you have a mobile already.

    I'd struggle to recommend anything else in your position really.

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    vibeone;8183989

    sorry i edited my post after you posted.generally they are always well up … sorry i edited my post after you posted.generally they are always well up teh league tables, and often top.you'll get o2 broadband for very little as you have a mobile already.I'd struggle to recommend anything else in your position really.



    Cool will check them out for sure.

    BT are enabling fibre optic in my are come July, so not sure if i should hold out for that

    DragonChris;8183841

    Question:Have o2 stopped doing cashback on broadband? >.



    Planning to sign up to o2 tonight or something, but I'm terrified that I may have missed the boat on the uber cashback.

    DragonChris;8184029

    Planning to sign up to o2 tonight or something, but I'm terrified that I … Planning to sign up to o2 tonight or something, but I'm terrified that I may have missed the boat on the uber cashback.



    Not sure about cashback but sometimes O2 has offers of 2-3 months free sometimes and lime £100 cashback right now its £50 phone credit but only if you dont leave in the 30 day guarantee.

    any ISP that doesn't have a support line with a crib sheet phone monkey

    Don't forget 02 is only any good if your exchange is LLU'd, if it isn't, steer clear.

    ryouga;8184068

    Not sure about cashback but sometimes O2 has offers of 2-3 months free … Not sure about cashback but sometimes O2 has offers of 2-3 months free sometimes and lime £100 cashback right now its £50 phone credit but only if you dont leave in the 30 day guarantee.



    Yeah they had a stonking offer about a month or so ago, but we dragged our heels...

    Found the cashback link:

    quidco.com/o2-…nd/

    But it almost reads like you only get the £50 top up and not the proper cashback?

    Meh, I'll prob still do it anyway. If they have a better offer in a few weeks I'll be miffed.

    We're on o2 and download loads using RS- we've never had any problems from them. They do have a true 'Unlimited Download' policy and their customer services is fab.

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    Alanalea;8184098

    We're on o2 and download loads using RS- we've never had any problems … We're on o2 and download loads using RS- we've never had any problems from them. They do have a true 'Unlimited Download' policy and their customer services is fab.



    Im liking the sound of the " True Download " policy.

    Do they slow down customers if you overuse?

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    jaybizzle;8183978

    Im actually with 02 for my mobile. Any ideas what they are like for … Im actually with 02 for my mobile. Any ideas what they are like for downloading?



    Did you say you were a heavy downloader?

    They are really pants if you are. Make you pay more and throttle too!





















    Not really... they are the best thing since sliced bread.... just want it to stay that way....:p

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    guv;8184167

    Did you say you were a heavy downloader?They are really pants if you are. … Did you say you were a heavy downloader?They are really pants if you are. Make you pay more and throttle too!Not really... they are the best thing since sliced bread.... just want it to stay that way....:p



    I was about to rip your post to pieces

    jaybizzle;8184124

    Im liking the sound of the " True Download " policy.Do they slow down … Im liking the sound of the " True Download " policy.Do they slow down customers if you overuse?



    Well we sometimes download 25+ gig per day and run @ 6.5mbs average. Only time it slows is when we're running all 4 computers in the house :whistling:

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    guv;8184167

    Not really... they are the best thing since sliced bread.... just want it … Not really... they are the best thing since sliced bread.... just want it to stay that way....:p





    Nothing can be worse that who im with at the moment - AOL :oops:

    I'm with Be and have absolutely no complaints whatsoever, there download policy actually is unlimited and the traffic isn't shaped or restricted in anyway.

    I've a mate who has virgin broadband if he downloads too much they limit his speed from 8mb to 2mb and send out a letter:w00t:.

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    danmc;8184192

    I'm with Be and have absolutely no complaints whatsoever, there download … I'm with Be and have absolutely no complaints whatsoever, there download policy actually is unlimited and the traffic isn't shaped or restricted in anyway.I've a mate who has virgin broadband if he downloads too much they limit his speed from 8mb to 2mb and send out a letter:w00t:.



    Ive heard only bad things about Virgin.

    Original Poster

    Does anyone know if BT throttle?

    The max i use, is about 40-60 GB a month

    BT throttle, that's why I moved to o2. I was put on dialup speed by BT

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    Alanalea;8184227

    BT throttle, that's why I moved to o2. I was put on dialup speed by BT



    LOL

    How much were you downloading?

    Also with Be, they're amazing, I pay £6.75 per month for the value package. I'm a heavy user and have never had any slowdown or anything like that

    I went through a mad phase (We don't have a tv) of downloading series and things when I was ill. BT got narkey downloading 200 gig per week.

    jaybizzle;8184211

    Does anyone know if BT throttle?The max i use, is about 40-60 GB a month



    Alanalea;8184227

    BT throttle, that's why I moved to o2. I was put on dialup speed by BT



    BT suck, we're moving from them.

    Another happy Be user here, have been with them for years, pay £12/month for the unlimited package.

    Original Poster

    Sound like i should avoid BT then.

    Anyone with Sky ?

    jaybizzle;8184350

    Sound like i should avoid BT then.Anyone with Sky ?



    I foolishly dumped Be when I moved house a few years ago and went with sky.
    Two month later, I was back with Be. :thumbsup:

    Banned

    Jesus... I know I recommended them, but does ANYONE have a bad word to say about o2/be? This is crazy - its a be lovefest!

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    Babbabooey;8184361

    I foolishly dumped Be when I moved house a few years ago and went with … I foolishly dumped Be when I moved house a few years ago and went with sky.Two month later, I was back with Be. :thumbsup:



    What was wrong with Sky?

    Word on the net is they offer proper unlimited internet.

    vibeone;8184397

    Jesus... I know I recommended them, but does ANYONE have a bad word to … Jesus... I know I recommended them, but does ANYONE have a bad word to say about o2/be? This is crazy - its a be lovefest!



    I have NEVER heard anybody say anything bad about 02/Be, which is worrying, as Guv says everybody will switch to them and they will turn pap.

    Let's start telling everyone how bad they are!!

    jaybizzle;8184402

    What was wrong with Sky?Word on the net is they offer proper unlimited … What was wrong with Sky?Word on the net is they offer proper unlimited internet.



    Re-read the thread :thumbsup: Looks like this portion of the net favour someone else

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    DragonChris;8184437

    Re-read the thread :thumbsup: Looks like this portion of the net favour … Re-read the thread :thumbsup: Looks like this portion of the net favour someone else



    Im swaying in favour of O2

    Just BT will be getting Fibreoptic soon , which is pretty much useless if they throttle.

    jaybizzle;8184402

    What was wrong with Sky?Word on the net is they offer proper unlimited … What was wrong with Sky?Word on the net is they offer proper unlimited internet.



    It was always sloooooooooow, and the connection kept dropping out.
    Be also do recommend a friend :whistling:

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    Babbabooey;8184470

    It was always sloooooooooow, and the connection kept dropping out.Be also … It was always sloooooooooow, and the connection kept dropping out.Be also do recommend a friend :whistling:



    02 or Sky would be best for me as im already a customer lol.

    vibeone;8184397

    Jesus... I know I recommended them, but does ANYONE have a bad word to … Jesus... I know I recommended them, but does ANYONE have a bad word to say about o2/be? This is crazy - its a be lovefest!



    when my contract was up with them they refused to match what sky had offered me. (6 months free on their top unlimited download package) so with quidco etc end paying pennies for sky broadband which touch wood so far has been brilliant with no throttling or warnings.

    That little gripe apart I couldn't fault o2 when I was with them, again no throttling or warnings.

    jaybizzle;8184402

    What was wrong with Sky?Word on the net is they offer proper unlimited … What was wrong with Sky?Word on the net is they offer proper unlimited internet.



    Dont belive that. No company will offer true unlimited broadband.

    Addmittedly some are more leanient than others with their FUP - Download over 100gb with one company on unlimited and you get a warning letter and throttling. Do the same with a good broadband company like Be and they wont even bat an eyelid.

    Try downloading a couple of terabytes of data with Sky and Im sure a letter will be through your door or your speed seriously capped.

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    mr.potato_head;8184525

    Dont belive that. No company will offer true unlimited … Dont belive that. No company will offer true unlimited broadband.Addmittedly some are more leanient than others with their FUP - Download over 100gb with one company on unlimited and you get a warning letter and throttling. Do the same with a good broadband company like Be and they wont even bat an eyelid.Try downloading a couple of terabytes of data with Sky and Im sure a letter will be through your door or your speed seriously capped.



    Terabytes :w00t:

    At worst i would maybe hit 60gb

    I was with Sky for around 3 months and went straight to o2. I would recommend going with o2 premium package. Been with them for around a year now and have no complaints. You get £5 off as you're an o2 customer. :thumbsup:

    jaybizzle;8184541

    Terabytes :w00t:At worst i would maybe hit 60gb



    Planet Earth Bluray is more than that!!

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    sancho1983;8184612

    Planet Earth Bluray is more than that!!



    I got the Sopranos season 1 - BluRay not long ago. Largest i have downloaded.

    jaybizzle;8184200

    Ive heard only bad things about Virgin.



    Virgin is good as long as you go for their 50Mbps package, the others are all **** and have the usual Fair Use policies, whereas the 50Mb package doesn't.
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