Wanadoo broadband ...

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by milecastle, Aug 25, 2004.

  1. milecastle

    milecastle OSNN Junior Addict

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    Today Wanadoo have changed their broadband packages for new customers. All new customers will now get a 1Mbps for the same price as the 512Kbps accounts. The options are as below:

    £17.99 1Mbps (2GB cap)
    £22.99 1Mbps (6GB cap)
    £27.99 1Mbps (30GB cap)

    If anyone can't get broadband at 1Mbps then they will get a 512Kbps service for the same price.

    At the moment I can't get the 1Mbps service but I hear that BT are making some changes on the 6th Sept that will make this possible. :D

    If anyone wants to know (this may have already been discussed) the changes are as follows:

    • distance limits (from BT exchange) for 512Kbps service will be removed (previously 6km);
    • distance limits for 1Mbps will be extended from 4km to 6km.

    So - to sum up - what this should mean is that 99.8% of lines connected to a broadband exchange will be able to get 512Kbps and 96% (the same percentage that can get 512Kbps now) will be able to get 1Mbps service. This is obviously what resulted in the changes to Wanadoo's accounts.
     
  2. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Nice to see better speeds coming at a lower price, however, they can keep it, and their caps.
     
  3. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    what about old customers? :eek:


    i still get unlimeted 512k, no caps :D, but 1MB would be sweeeet :D
     
  4. milecastle

    milecastle OSNN Junior Addict

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    I think you would have to upgrade to one of the new options which I posted above. As the caps are not being activated until next year I am going to sign up for the £17.99 one and then upgrade once the caps come into effect. :cool:
     
  5. milecastle

    milecastle OSNN Junior Addict

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    P.S. It costs £20 to switch to another option and your 12 month contract gets restarted. :(
     
  6. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    ugh, caps and a contract. Admittedly the prices aren't as good, but there are many many other ISP's out there offering no caps/limits and on a month-by-month basis rather than contact.
     
  7. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    distance limits (from BT exchange) for 512Kbps service will be removed (previously 6km);

    I like that idea, but the bottom line is my exchange hasn't been upgraded anyway.
    By the time I get it I will prob. have to go with AOL to avoid a cap.
     
  8. milecastle

    milecastle OSNN Junior Addict

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    £40 a month for 1Mbps + £60 for activation! You would be better off with Wanadoo 1Mbps 30GB a month of downloads for £27.99 (free activation). Surely 30GB would be enough for anyone? My connection gets used about 3 to 4 hours a day and I never go over 1GB.

    Also, why do people hate contracts so much. If the price is good does it matter that your stuck with them for 12 months?
     
  9. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    Faster speeds sucks if you got a cap .. why even bother to upgrade, so you can reach your cap faster? :(
     
  10. I got free activation, and 512k. I use easily 30gb or more a month bandwidth.
     
  11. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User



    nah cus i used to be on freeserve, they honour the old unlimeted contract ;)

    i had a look, and they say i can only get 512k still, when is this 6km for 512 gona change?
     
  12. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    I am gunna say it, you can't beat AOL in the U.K. free modem, no activation fee, free starter months, unlimited downloads (bandwidth) free tech support and I have had a price drop this year already.

    I likes their style. Freeserve I would like to applaud as the first free service no fee's you only paid for phone calls, hence freeserve, but, till they match AOL price's, ditch the costly tech support and have uncapped, unlimited downloads they aint getting my monies!

    People usually moan about AOL software, you can use a dialer now, so less harsh.
     
  13. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    indeed i had a great time on Aol, but was paying nearly £17 for 56k :eek:
     
  14. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    I think AOL UK and AOL US are different beasts ;)
     
  15. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    I once got 6 months 56 k for free on a trial from AOL when I changed my isp when I could only get dial-up. I think they're great.
     
  16. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    I only pay £18 for 150k,so to be 300k for same price :D