UK Broadband Recommendations Please

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by indyjones, Jun 20, 2005.

  1. indyjones

    indyjones OSNN.net Adventurer

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    Hi all its been a while :)
    I am finally going to get shot of my 56K modem next month to upgrade to broadband.
    Which service provider does people recommend here in the UK?
    I am currently thinking of getting it from TESCO, due to cheap (~£15 a month) with free connection, modem and unlimited downloads, however I can not find much info about their service.

    Cheers :)
     
  2. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    I'd recommend Pipex if you want to keep a BT line.
     
  3. lad_in_brum

    lad_in_brum OSNN Addict

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    I cant fault blueyonder, definately recomend them, Ive been with them for 3 years now.
     
  4. onimkron

    onimkron OSNN Senior Addict

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    Anything but BT :)
    To be honest, they're pretty reliable, but there are cheaper packages elsewhere. Maybe go for a provider such as Zen Internet, PlusNet or Nildram?

    Adslguide (www.adslguide.org.uk) has a very nice list of providers and forums for questions on certain ISP's. Cable is a another choice too, but you'll have to get a different line.
     
  5. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    You'll also get much better offers from ISP using LLU. I'll be getting my 8mbps upgrade for free before the end of this month from Bulldog.
     
  6. indyjones

    indyjones OSNN.net Adventurer

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    yeah it needs to be a BT line one, also not too fussed about super quick speed 512 will be ok although i would prefer it unlimited :) thanks for the info so far will look into it
     
  7. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    In that case, go for Pipex. I've been with them for about 3 years before switching over to Bulldog for a faster connection.
    Pipex offers a 1mb service for £23.44 which is cheaper than many other ISPs and you get a very good quality service out of them.
     
  8. ray_gillespie

    ray_gillespie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    I use Virgin.net, they're different from most others as you don't need to take out a 12 month contract, you just pay monthly until you want to cancel it. It's just been upgraded to 1Mbps but there is now a 20GB cap, although I don't think I've ever got close to that. Service-wise they have been excellent so far, not had a single problem. Unlike BT which we have at work; we get a lot of downtime with them, and that's with a business contract.
     
  9. LordOfLA

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    MFG and I use Nildram. We're on the 50Gb cap deal but they offer uncapped for twice the price :)

    I can do large downloads at work though.
     
  10. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    And IMHO although they are efficient and provide the service Nildram are not the cheapest, then again they are throwing in their Hometalk service to get your landline calls at £5 for a month, so maybe it works out not so bad when you take that too, but it depends if you wanted that.... I think the intro deal on HomeChoice looks good, but then there is depends if you want movies on demand....
     
  11. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    /me waits for Henyman to tell you how good they are.... :p
     
  12. philchill

    philchill OSNN Junior Addict

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    for £21.99 you get a 2mb connection and unlimited downloads from plus.net
     
  13. indyjones

    indyjones OSNN.net Adventurer

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    YEah I heard some comments about plus net although some reviews slated it......
     
  14. chrisbyrd

    chrisbyrd OSNN Junior Addict

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    i vote for plusnet :)

    been using it them atleast 2.5 years and havent had any problems whatsoever :)
     
  15. _kC_

    _kC_ Moderator

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    used to be a plusnet user until they started capping on accounts they call "unlimited" ;)

    moved to Zen, now get 2mbit & binaries (only 7 day retention though) totally uncappped usage for £35 a month..
     
  16. sean.ferguson

    sean.ferguson Moderator Folding Team

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    I would recommend Zen, very good things as well as un-restricted. :)