Be Broadband FREE connection via Quidco in September Save £24 with code (and possible £40 cashback)
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Be Broadband FREE connection via Quidco in September Save £24 with code (and possible £40 cashback)

Found 1st Sep 2008
QUIDCO September Offer: FREE connection on Be Pro & Be Unlimted packages! Was £24, Now £FREE!

quidco.com/bet…uk/

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Or you could get o2 Broadband, which is re-labeled Be starting at £7.50 a month with no connection fee if you have an o2 mobile (contract or PAYG).

I would definitely recommend Be, I have been with them for 3 yrs now and their Technical Help is second to none, they even phone you back on your mobile.....now how many other firms would do that??

this is so expensive compared with sky. anyone know why?

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Moved this to vouchers as you need a code to take advantage.

It's a far better ISP that Sky for one but don't Sky insist you have their other services in order to qualify for the cheap prices? If you don't want the TV service this works out cheaper as far as I'm aware and I can vouch for the great customer service.

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juliet_bravo;2867923

Moved this to vouchers as you need a code to take advantage.



Sorry, didn't notice the need for a code, have added the info

saw this on quidco, good deal

littld;2867833

this is so expensive compared with sky. anyone know why?


This might help explain:
thinkbroadband.com/isp…are
BE are an abolsutel nop notch broadband provider in my experience. The service is truly unlimited and faster than the ASDL providers (BE uses ASDL2+), I wouldn't go anywhere else.

Sky also use ADSL2+

gary_rip;2875239

Sky also use ADSL+


Oh, OK, didn't realise that.

These guys came pretty much on top of the recent Which ratings of broadband suppliers - seems a pretty good deal if you are looking to switch to a quality service - I'd like to leave Tiscali myself (terrible speeds at peak times), but bethere don't service our area yet......

It should be noted to access BE's service, your local telephone exchange needs to have BE/o2's equipment installed (LLU or "Local Loop Unbundling")

To check your local exchange enter your post code on this page of the Samknows website: samknows.com/bro…php

or you can browse the list of BE/o2 enabled exchanges here: samknows.com/bro…/be

I have used several ISPs over the years and in my experience O2 are the best of them. A little publicised bonus of their service is the high uplink bandwidth (around 1.2). This is very useful if use Slingbox or similar technology.

I also have Be, and it's by far the best service I've ever used, have had cable before and other ADSL providers. I even had this BT line installed (cable area) so I could get it again. Top notch, Sync at 24meg down and 1.3meg up

This is a review from a real person with a real life.

Be broadband was nothing but incredible, really, I must have dowloaded around 2terrabytes in 6 months and not even a letter.

Sadly I had to leave them, and the only reason was coz of BT line rental as you NEED that to get the service. Apart from that its an ISP that gives what you need, hassle free, fast, reliable, unlimited internet.

BE is not to be compared to any other provider. 18 pounds a month for 24meg, truly unlimited download, "not unlimitied (2 gb)" - incredibly fast, and free customer service.

If you are looking for a package deal fine, but thats the equivalent of saying China Buffet King is better value than Gary Rhodes Restaurant.

I am with O2, previously Be and they are very good. However, Sky's broadband service is also excellent. They are the top 2 providers in the UK at the moment so if you already have Sky then going with their broadband is the better option.

Sky's service is run by UKONLINE who they own.

inside101;2936102

It should be noted to access BE's service, your local telephone exchange … It should be noted to access BE's service, your local telephone exchange needs to have BE/o2's equipment installed (LLU or "Local Loop Unbundling")To check your local exchange enter your post code on this page of the Samknows website: http://www.samknows.com/broadband/search.phpor you can browse the list of BE/o2 enabled exchanges here: http://www.samknows.com/broadband/llu-operator/be



Thanks for this, not seen this website before - it actually confirms that the number of third party networks able to install equipment into the BT exchange in my area is a big fat......ZERO!!
Knew it!

I shall bookmark & keep my eye on it!

Rep added. :thumbsup:

I checked my broadband speed and at the moment I can get a max of 5.5mb on a BT line, however BE says I can get a max od 11.75mb, how come? can anyone help me? I checked on the samknows web site and it says I have LLU installed at my exchange. I would appreciate any advice before I change ISP. Oh yeah I'm currently on AOL by the way.

I came from AOL too, BE is sooo much better!
BE use ADSL2+ which is faster than standard ADSL, which is probably what the BT estimate is based on. I think my AOL was about 3Mbps and I get 6.5mbps with BE.

I am unsure if this Be Unlimited deal is worth the extra cost over Be Value, as it would still be £48 more in the first year despite the initial saving. The only advantage seems to be max speed, and unless you are very close to the exchange you are surely just going to get exactly the same sub 8 meg performance you would get with the Value package?

Also, I think you get can get exactly the same network with O2 brand, and their presumably identical 8 meg Standard service would be cheaper again, even without using an 02 mobile.

Or am I missing something about Be Unlimited versus the O2 Standard package that makes it better, and worth paying significantly more?

scorcher;2943101

I am unsure if this Be Unlimited deal is worth the extra cost over Be … I am unsure if this Be Unlimited deal is worth the extra cost over Be Value, as it would still be £48 more in the first year despite the initial saving. The only advantage seems to be max speed, and unless you are very close to the exchange you are surely just going to get exactly the same sub 8 meg performance you would get with the Value package?Also, I think you get can get exactly the same network with O2 brand, and their presumably identical 8 meg Standard service would be cheaper again, even without using an 02 mobile.Or am I missing something about Be Unlimited versus the O2 Standard package that makes it better, and worth paying significantly more?


No, you're spot on there I think. Although I'm with BE, I really should switch to O2 because as you say it's the same network but cheaper. But it ain't broke so I'm reluctant to fix it...
Also, as you say, the unlimited package will only be faster if you are close enough to the exchange. Infact when BE introduced the Value package, lots of people who were only just or not quite achieving 8Mpbs switched from Unlimited to Value.

yid4life;2938027

I checked my broadband speed and at the moment I can get a max of 5.5mb … I checked my broadband speed and at the moment I can get a max of 5.5mb on a BT line, however BE says I can get a max od 11.75mb, how come? can anyone help me? I checked on the samknows web site and it says I have LLU installed at my exchange. I would appreciate any advice before I change ISP. Oh yeah I'm currently on AOL by the way.



The fastest BT service available is ADSL MAX, which allows speeds up to 8mb, You are a reasonably close distance from your exchange, which is why you'd be able to get about 5.5mb on a BT line. BE uses ADSL2+ technology, which allows speeds up to 24mb, hence why they reckon using their technology you'd be able to get about 11.75mb.

I would highly recommend BE. Its better and faster and CHEAPER than BT.

hi has anyone used this and been able to get the £40 quidco tracking? I am deciding whether to go with this deal and if I can also get £40 quidco it is a bonus!
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