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Standard User iand
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 14-May-15 20:52:49
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Blast from the past


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https://plus.net/info2/legal/price_guide.html#broadb...

"Unique services from Plusnet, Force 9 and Free-Online"

did we actually pay £65 for "HomeWorker Pro - Up to 8Mb"

I remember paying £34.xx to Zen for a 2M service.

IanD
Standard User Apprentice
(knowledge is power) Thu 14-May-15 21:35:35
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Re: Blast from the past


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I remember paying £18.99 for a 2Meg connection and 5GB usage to Waitrose (Brightview) in 2005/2006 when it, ADSL, became available at the exchange, it was definitely a lot better than Dial-Up laugh

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Standard User Oliver341
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 14-May-15 21:53:45
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Re: Blast from the past


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My first ISP was Pipex, £23.44 for 512 kbps unlimited in 2003, and it's still the most I've ever paid for a broadband connection.

Oliver.


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Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 14-May-15 21:58:53
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Re: Blast from the past


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In reply to a post by Oliver341:
My first ISP was Pipex, £23.44 for 512 kbps unlimited in 2003, and it's still the most I've ever paid for a broadband connection.


My first was NTL::Cable in 1999 and it was £40/m for 512kbps download, 128kbps upload, over cable modem. I had to buy the modem too at £150! That was before they put the product on hold for 8 months and launched "ntlworld" with the whole unlimited dialup using those dialer boxes. Long time ago smile

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Standard User Oliver341
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 14-May-15 22:32:00
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Ah yeah, by ISP I mean broadband ISP of course. No cable here so broadband arrived when the exchange was enabled.

ntlworld dialup was excellent, buy £10 of calls per month and get free unlimited dialup, it was well worth it even if you didn't use the calls.

Oliver.
Standard User Jaggies
(committed) Thu 14-May-15 22:39:51
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I was on BTopenworld from September 2001, soon after the exchange was enabled for ADSL. It was 512 down 288 up and cost £39.99 a month. There was also a £150 installation fee, which was waived as I had registered interest at least a year before, allowing for free installation. Usage was unlimited - at that time charges were based on speed rather than capacity, but home users could only get the lowest speeds - business users could get 512k, 1 or 2 Mb down at a cost, but the same 288 upstream.

Happy days...

Brian
From September 2001 on BTopenworld Home 500/Home 1000/Home 2000. Then ADSLMax on <n>ildram. Moved to ADSL2+ from ADSL24. I'm now with plusnet on FTTC since 28/05/2014 and loving it... I'm not saying who I work for. Any opinions expressed here are my own.
Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 15-May-15 10:08:15
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Re: Blast from the past


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Same with me, BT Openworld for £39.99 per month for 512Kb. And I did pay the £150 for the engineer install, there wasn't a self install option. Every time a faster speed has become available I've upgraded and at no point have the monthly charges been as high as when I first connected.

Edited by ian72 (Fri 15-May-15 10:09:52)

Standard User broadband66
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 15-May-15 11:53:39
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Re: Blast from the past


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And you try telling that to the youth of today!

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Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 15-May-15 12:02:21
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But, isn't it true that free fibre broadband is just far too expensive wink

How anyone could be expected to pay £20 a month for an 80Mbps connection - I mean it just beggars belief that things should be so expensive...

/sarcasm
Standard User eckiedoo
(experienced) Fri 15-May-15 12:17:37
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My late maternal grandfather considered Woolworth's or "Woolies" as was, "The 3d and 6d Store", the most expensive shop in town, back in the 1920s - when he was manager of one butcher's shop in a major chain; and later had his own butcher's shop.


For those of more recent eras, wages were about 30 shillings to £2 per week, with 240 pennies to the Pound.


Probably the nearest comparison today is with the various varieties of Pound shops.
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