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    Whos the Best, Cheapest, Broadband ?? (full question in thread.)

    Hello,

    Having been a SKY connect customer for 6 months and getting the slowest speeds possible, following a lengthy complaint SKY have now released me from their Broadband and refunded me for the 6 months i was paying.

    Now I need to get cheap broadband only as im still tied into SKY Talk for 12 months,

    My exchange does not support ADSL+2, but states i should be able to get a connect of around 6MB.

    My Sky rouer would connect to the exchange at 6.00 KBPS, but their throttling application was killing my connection due to the number of Connect users going via the exchange.

    Any ideas on who best and cheap ?? I will also take into account QUIDCO cashback deals..
    Thanks

    Rick

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    o2 with quidco makes it free for a year
    unbeatable

    Could you post up details of your exchange.

    You can find your exchange here.

    samknows.com/bro…php

    recommendations please for me too, exchange code is NIGF pathetic options, but bt my current is rip off, but hub good. so would appreciate recommendations too, thanks dfn for that link. found virgin troublesome too.

    hope you dont mind op for me adding the same request from posters.

    O2 broadband is my recommendation. Quidco tracked and validated a couple of days after I signed up. You get £5 off a month If you are an o2 customer as well.

    Having looked it up, if your wanting the cheapest possible connection I too would suggest O2 Access. There's £50 Quidco on offer and it's only £17.50 a month if your a o2 mobile customer. The first two months are free also.

    If your looking for best speeds etc I would suggest Vivaciti Premium Home. It's expensive @ £26 a month but there is no traffic shaping what so ever !

    Hope that help !

    :thumbsup:

    DFN;7603883

    Having looked it up, if your wanting the cheapest possible connection I … Having looked it up, if your wanting the cheapest possible connection I too would suggest O2 Access. There's £50 Quidco on offer and it's only £17.50 a month if your a o2 mobile customer. The first two months are free also.:



    Avoid o2 Access like the plague, it is throttled to death, o2 on LLU is fine.

    Original Poster

    DFN;7603284

    Could you post up details of your exchange.You can find your exchange … Could you post up details of your exchange.You can find your exchange here. http://www.samknows.com/broadband/search.php



    Hi there,

    My exchange code is "MYCAL"

    Thank you

    Original Poster

    The problem I have/had is that i was with SKy connect for 6 months, after complaints etc, they have advised that there is nothing that they can do to improve my SKY CONNECT connection which is throttled at peak times to 0.3 KBPSat peak times, (3pm to midnight)

    Because SKY are unable to offer a better service and admitted this, they offered to "buy" me out of the contract,

    Ideally.. i just wanted them to resolve the issue and provide me with a decent broadband service, but they would perfer to end the contract.

    The problem i have is that i have 6 months left on SKY talk, and was only paying £10.00 a month for SKY CONNECT as i have TV and Talk.

    Im wanting to spend as little as possible, get the best down load speed and unlimted or a high download limit.

    128plant - I dont mind you tagging onto the thread.

    I have just looked at O2 Access and its £22.50 a month - quidco gives £50 cash back, plus 2 months free, however its a 12 month contract..

    Im sure there must be cheaper offers out there than that unless im missing something ??

    Cheers

    Rick

    Original Poster

    muffin247;7603261

    o2 with quidco makes it free for a yearunbeatable



    which deal are you seeing this with??

    Quidco states the following.-

    O2 Home Broadband Cashback rates£50 for access home broadband£75 for s … O2 Home Broadband Cashback rates£50 for access home broadband£75 for standard home broadband£100 for premium home broadband£125 for pro home broadband


    Cheers

    Rick

    2 months free so i pay only 10 months
    £7.50 a month with o2 discount times 10 is £75 which is how much quidco is yum yum

    Original Poster

    muffin247;7604754

    2 months free so i pay only 10 months£7.50 a month with o2 discount times … 2 months free so i pay only 10 months£7.50 a month with o2 discount times 10 is £75 which is how much quidco is yum yum



    I see....... I was looking at O2 ACCESS.

    Just ran a check on the £7.50 package... i cant get it on my exchange.. only O2 ACCESS.


    You can get O2 Home Broadband AccessFree for the first two monthsAccess … You can get O2 Home Broadband AccessFree for the first two monthsAccess Recommended for users who want a simple, fast and reliable broadband service and value for money.£17.50 for O2 mobile customers£22.50 all other customers12 month contract applies



    So not the best deal for my exchange... :-(
    Any other suggestions?

    Cheers
    Rick

    Have you tried TalkTalk or Virgin?

    Original Poster

    Soul Survivor;7605055

    Have you tried TalkTalk or Virgin?



    A lad I work with is with Talk Talk, and he seems to be having more issues than I had with SKY, their offshore call centre are also pretty usless..

    Just looked at VIRGIN, £10 or £14 a month with a 40GB cap on the latter with no Quidco on Broadband only.

    This is why SKY was so happy to cancel it for me within contract, its becuase they know I cant get it cheap anywhere else!

    Rick

    plusnet are only £5.99 month got mixed reviews though call centre is in Sheffield

    is the o2 service just bunged now with all the offers they have going or is it just dependant on area.

    RickT;7605144

    A lad I work with is with Talk Talk, and he seems to be having more … A lad I work with is with Talk Talk, and he seems to be having more issues than I had with SKY, their offshore call centre are also pretty usless..Just looked at VIRGIN, £10 or £14 a month with a 40GB cap on the latter with no Quidco on Broadband only.This is why SKY was so happy to cancel it for me within contract, its becuase they know I cant get it cheap anywhere else!Rick



    I would suggest you try TalkTalk, it's the cheapest and probably the fastest service available to you.

    Yes the customer service is crap but there is a solution to that and that is in the form of an official TalkTalk supported forum which can be found below. You can solve all your problems here, if of course you get any !

    talktalkmembers.com/for…ms/

    Original Poster

    Thank you for this,

    Talk Talk have a LLU on my exchange, so thats going to be the best option i guess..

    Thanks

    Rick

    Original Poster

    Question -

    On the Talk Talk essentials, do they shape traffic ??

    Would it be on LLU on my exchange, ie using their own equip rather than BT's?

    Cheers

    Rick

    DFN;7612676

    I would suggest you try TalkTalk, it's the cheapest and probably the … I would suggest you try TalkTalk, it's the cheapest and probably the fastest service available to you.Yes the customer service is crap but there is a solution to that and that is in the form of an official TalkTalk supported forum which can be found below. You can solve all your problems here, if of course you get any !http://www.talktalkmembers.com/forums/



    would talk talk be a sensible option for me?

    RickT;7612899

    Question -On the Talk Talk essentials, do they shape traffic ??Would it … Question -On the Talk Talk essentials, do they shape traffic ??Would it be on LLU on my exchange, ie using their own equip rather than BT's?CheersRick



    P2P is shaped between 3Pm - 12Am I believe. Unfortunatly P2P includes the likes of BBC Iplayer, I'm not sure how it affects it though.

    It would be through TalkTalk's LLU equipment which means there'll be no IP Profiles/Digital Line Management etc.

    On the website I linked you to earlier (mytalktalk.co.uk) if you look up your exchange you can check to see if there are currently any capacity issues. You can also check if it is on the new Gigabit Backhaul (Improves capacity and improves connections at peak times)

    I am not a TalkTalk customer at the the moment btw so can't comment on their services directly. I may be soon though.

    Hope that helps.

    Dfn

    128plant;7618146

    would talk talk be a sensible option for me?



    I couldn't say for sure to be honest, as your exchange isn't unbundled your line would still be running on Bt equipment which in turns means you couldn't get the cheaper service offered by TalkTalk.

    If your looking for the best possible connection I would seriously consider vivaciti premium home. If your looking for the cheapest connection I would look at the likes of O2 etc.

    Hopes that helps.

    Dfn

    If you don't have an LLU supplier at your exchange, then you will unfortunately have to pay more, there is not a good cheap supplier for non LLU lines.


    Why not ask at a site like ThinkBroadband.?

    DFN;7619138

    I couldn't say for sure to be honest, as your exchange isn't unbundled … I couldn't say for sure to be honest, as your exchange isn't unbundled your line would still be running on Bt equipment which in turns means you couldn't get the cheaper service offered by TalkTalk. If your looking for the best possible connection I would seriously consider vivaciti premium home. If your looking for the cheapest connection I would look at the likes of O2 etc.Hopes that helps.Dfn



    thx again
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