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Where does the 1 month free come from? I'm on BE now, it's excellent.

I signed up 3 motnhs ago, wondered why my Quidco was validated at £50 then....

Original Poster

Its a sales code to get you hooked. Given out when I phoned them and enquired tentatively

I joined Be last week - with £24 Quidco. Not bitter, as the service has been excellent. The only hiccup was them sending me a router with out-dated firmware on it. They did sort it out, via a freephone support line though. Be's comms throughout sign-up is second to none: you get email and sms updates all the time.

Unfortunately Be is not available in your area yet.grr gutted

voted hot hot

Voted hot, but be aware, I signed up with Be on 14th Sept and although the Quidco deal was showing £55 at that time it's only tracked as £24! I've submitted an earnings enquiry but even so I'm not too bothered as I was going to sign up anyway, and it's saving me £4 per month compared to my old ISP.

Pity I didn't pick up on the free connection + free month code though.

Original Poster

[QUOTE=Ravelin] Voted hot, but be aware, I signed up with Be on 14th Sept and although the Quidco deal was showing £55 at that time it's only tracked as £24! I've submitted an earnings enquiry [QUOTE]

The quidco website says that this will happen to start with:
"PLEASE NOTE: This can take 1-2 months to update to the full £55 in your account. It will initially track in at £24, so please be aware that it will update and you have no cause for worry."

Don't you have to pay a connection fee?

Banned

What is the speed like on this?? anyway to check what i will be able to get?? and is it capped?

Syd - That message on Quidco must just have appeared, at least I'll swear it wasn't there the last time I looked! I've cancelled my Quidco enquiry. Quidco could do with updating thier Bethere description though, it describes the old Be Value package and not the new one.

EnZo - Impossible to tell exactly what speed you'll get without knowing more. Best place to ask is Be forum at thinkbroadband.com/. Be use ADSL2+ technology therefore you should theoretically get better speeds than most standard broadband packages through a BT telephone line. Be do not have any usage caps, at least not currently.

Speed is fully dependant on how far you live from your local exchange.

Be is not in anyway shape of form capped.

Banned

How can i check how far i am away??

(think there is a website but i can not remember it)

Used to be with Be*- very good service.

EnZo

How can i check how far i am away??(think there is a website but i can … How can i check how far i am away??(think there is a website but i can not remember it)


[url]www.samknows.com[/url]

it says im 780 meters as the crow flys from the exhange any idea what speed i should get?

Banned

mike1212

[url]www.samknows.com[/url]it says im 780 meters as the crow flys from … [url]www.samknows.com[/url]it says im 780 meters as the crow flys from the exhange any idea what speed i should get?



If you phone Be they will tell you what you should expect. From what you say, I'd expect you'd get at least an 18Mb connection. I'm about 1.2km and get 16.5Mb

Original Poster

dark_shadow

Don't you have to pay a connection fee?



No, as the post states, its free if you use the code. So saving £24 in connection charges.

mike1212

[url]www.samknows.com[/url]it says im 780 meters as the crow flys from … [url]www.samknows.com[/url]it says im 780 meters as the crow flys from the exhange any idea what speed i should get?


Unfortunately straightline distance from the exchange is not a reliable way of estimating speed. You really need to know your line stats which should be available from your current ADSL modem (or your ISP), the main things you are looking for are line attenuation and downstream SNR.

scuderia

Unfortunately straightline distance from the exchange is not a reliable … Unfortunately straightline distance from the exchange is not a reliable way of estimating speed. You really need to know your line stats which should be available from your current ADSL modem (or your ISP), the main things you are looking for are line attenuation and downstream SNR.



...instructions to find stats for various modems/routers
kitz.co.uk/ads…htm

and put the values in here to get a rough estimate:
www2.farina1.com/ADS…spx

thanks for the answers but the problem i have is i have just moved in so dont have any broadband to test the line. Is there any other way?

Well somebody's gotta ask about the fair usage policy etc and i think that's going to have to be me! I've read T&C but come on be honest, can they really offer this without:

-Port blocking (Bittorrents)
-Throttling (again Bittorrents)
-No reestrictions
-The packet data loss thing Enternet do
-Etc etc to slow connection speed.

Oh and when Be becomes O2 and there's a million customers per exchange can they really handle it or will the speed and service be like, dare i say it: ORANGE?

Maybe. But in the meantime it's amazing value for money and an excellent service. And if it's not as good by this time next year, I will just move on again. It will have to get a lot worse to be as bad as AOL was, and it's cheaper

Looks really good, currently paying £35 for 2mb from ZEN! (used to be unlimited but now have a 100GB cap).

Got my MAC code all I need to know is if they host their own binary newsgroup servers?

Can't find anything on the site that says they do or dont.

mike1212

thanks for the answers but the problem i have is i have just moved in so … thanks for the answers but the problem i have is i have just moved in so dont have any broadband to test the line. Is there any other way?



Unfortunately not, the calculators only give estimated values anyway. Rough guess for 780m I would say you'll get several megs at the very least, and perhaps 10-15meg at most. It's worth getting for the unlimited bandwidth alone, regardless of speed. Very few ISPs offer this now.

If you end up getting around 8 meg then you can downgrade to the Be value package @ £14/month (12 month contract) to save some money.

LostBoy

Looks really good, currently paying £35 for 2mb from ZEN! (used to be … Looks really good, currently paying £35 for 2mb from ZEN! (used to be unlimited but now have a 100GB cap).Got my MAC code all I need to know is if they host their own binary newsgroup servers?Can't find anything on the site that says they do or dont.



I was on that very same Zen package, and moved to Be after they introduced the 100GB cap! I now have a 20meg unlimited connection for £11 less a month :thumbsup:

Unfortunately they are a "bare bones" ISP, no newsgroups or email provision (though you can pay extra for email). I prefer it this way, so they concentrate their time and resources on the connection itself.

Also check your PM

kobirulali

Well somebody's gotta ask about the fair usage policy etc and i think … Well somebody's gotta ask about the fair usage policy etc and i think that's going to have to be me! I've read T&C but come on be honest, can they really offer this without:-Port blocking (Bittorrents)-Throttling (again Bittorrents)-No reestrictions-The packet data loss thing Enternet do-Etc etc to slow connection speed.




i can't get a straight answers from them regarding the max usage.

anyone else had better luck?

zipper

i can't get a straight answers from them regarding the max usage.anyone … i can't get a straight answers from them regarding the max usage.anyone else had better luck?



As far as I know they haven't restricted anyone to date, and I've read on forums* reports from people who are downloading several hundreds of gigs a month without problem.


* bbs.adslguide.org.uk/pos…ted
* dontbethere.co.uk/for…f=2

charlie12

...instructions to find stats for various … ...instructions to find stats for various modems/routershttp://www.kitz.co.uk/adsl/frogstats.htmand put the values in here to get a rough estimate:http://www2.farina1.com/ADSL/default.aspx


Thanks for those

Looks like if I was to switch to Be*, and therefore to ADSL2+, it'd only be slightly higher than what I get currently anyway, so it's not worth switching.

Depends as they're generally a lot better than all the other ISPs, and offer 8Mb for £14 a month now.

nick_sub

Where does the 1 month free come from? I'm on BE now, it's excellent.



You can only get it if you're referred by someone before you order.

For those of you signing up for the 24meg package, send me a PM before you order and I'll refer you (we both get a free month).

The referral offer applies only to the 24MB service and not to the Be Value service.

The cancellation terms seem to mean that the minimum service is 12 months and if you want to cancel you have to give them notice or else it is a penalty payment:-

The minimum term of Service is 12 months from your Service commencement date. As a Be lite or value member you can terminate your Be contract at any time during the first 12 months from your Service commencement date providing you pay all Charges for the number of month(s) of Service remaining for that first 12 month period. This period is calculated from the date your Services commenced to the date when you give us a termination notice from the member centre or in writing (by email, fax or letter) (with a minimum cancellation fee of one (1) month’s Charges). After the first nine (9) months from your Service commencement date, you can terminate your Be contract at the end of the minimum term of 12 months without paying any cancellation fees, providing you give us three (3) months' termination notice from the member centre or in writing (by email, fax or letter). After the first twelve (12) months from your Service commencement date, you can terminate your Be contract at any time without paying any cancellation fees, providing you give us one (1) month’s termination notice from the member centre or in writing (by email, fax or letter).You may also choose to terminate your Be lite or value contract by paying an express cancellation fee of £30 (instead of providing one (1) month’s notice), once the initial service term of 12 months has passed. Service will be terminated two (2) weeks after receipt of your express cancellation notice requested online from the member centre or in writing (by email, fax or letter)

Just found this unacceptable contract term:-

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[COLOR="Red"]Please read the following paragraph carefully as it contains a change to your statutory rights. You agree that if you order Services from Be online or otherwise at a distance then Be will immediately start work on the technical and operational elements required for provision of the Services upon the issuance of Be’s order acceptance, which shall be prior to the end of any statutory cancellation period, and you acknowledge and agree that you will thereafter not have the right to cancel any Services under the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000 or otherwise. At the time of acceptance we will provide you with further details of when we expect to be able to connect you to the Be network.[/COLOR] :evil: :pirate:

I am stunned that the lawyers and management at O2 think that they are more powerful than the law makers of the United Kingdom! There is no way that anyone can take away consumer statutory rights conferred by law. Lodged a complaint already. Readers of this forum will no doubt be used to reading lawful statement on goods and services:...... and this [COLOR="Red"]does not[/COLOR] affect your statutory rights. The above term is stating the opposite!

rossjamesparker

I joined Be last week - with £24 Quidco. Not bitter, as the service has … I joined Be last week - with £24 Quidco. Not bitter, as the service has been excellent. The only hiccup was them sending me a router with out-dated firmware on it. They did sort it out, via a freephone support line though. Be's comms throughout sign-up is second to none: you get email and sms updates all the time.



Good news: the latest info from Quidco states this:-

Please read the following before proceeding:

PLEASE NOTE: This can take 1-2 months to update to the full £55 in your account. It will initially track in at £24, so please be aware that it will update and you have no cause for worry. :thumbsup:

splender

The minimum term of Service is 12 months...



Just to clarify this only applies to Be Value. Be Unlimited 24 has a much lower minimum term (3 months notice with express paid option).

Yes, initially the £24 per month is attractive with only 3 months' commitment, say if you cancel after 2 months you would spend £24X5 = £120. For the £14 per month contract one has to sit out for a year which is £14 X 12 £168. The difference is £168 - £120 = £48.

After a year, if one cancels, for the £14 month contract the notice is 1 month which means a cost of £14, whereas the £24 month contract one has to pay £24X3 = £72.

So there is not much difference between the two deals , all depends if you can use the 24 meg bandwidth which is enormous for a home user!

I got my £24 quico after 12 hours. sales1 code worked for free connection. Don't know how the £21 balance will come? How can the tracking cookies last so long? Is it the case the one must not clear the cookie on one's PC or are these cookie actually on Quico's computer?

SALES1 code works for free setup (saving £24)

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