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UK Broadband Recommendations Please


OSNN.net Adventurer
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 :)


OSNN Senior Addict
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.


OSNN Advanced
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.


OSNN.net Adventurer
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


OSNN Advanced
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.


OSNN Veteran Addict
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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.
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.


Debiant by way of Ubuntu
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....
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..

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