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Standard User Ian__H
(member) Thu 19-Jan-12 11:14:09
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Considering Virgin Media .. here's my situation ..


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Hi all.

Been an O2 LLU customer for sometime now, and have had a decent 12Mb download which has been unmetered and pretty reliable.

Moving to a new house (new build) which has a new exchange with limited LLU options..
TalkTalk only, but does have VM available.

My usage profile is .. work from home (so spend many hours connected to office via VPN), and often FTPing images around.
iTunes user - including films.

Is VM traffic profiled/monitored/capped?

Performance is pretty important.

The bundle pricing looks good ... I pay about £100 for O2, Sky (sports), BT.

Thanks for any comments.
Ian.
Standard User Zadeks
(committed) Thu 19-Jan-12 11:32:38
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VM Cable?

The 100Mb/s package only has P2P shaping. All other packages have throttling and shaping.
Standard User Ian__H
(member) Thu 19-Jan-12 11:45:25
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Re: Considering Virgin Media .. here's my situation ..


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Thanks for the quick reply ..

Yes it should be VM Cable ...

P2P shouldn't be an issue as I don't do any of that - I only use FTP.

Is there a site with more details about the throttling and shaping on the various packages?


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Standard User Zadeks
(committed) Thu 19-Jan-12 11:47:44
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http://help.virginmedia.com/system/selfservice.contr...
http://help.virginmedia.com/system/selfservice.contr...
Standard User Ian__H
(member) Thu 19-Jan-12 11:47:46
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Just found this on ..
Broadband: Virgin Media offers the fastest broadband download speeds widely available to UK consumers.
1Acceptable use policy: Acceptable use policy applies. Traffic Management operates from 4pm to 9pm and 10am to 3pm to ensure a consistent user experience.

The link for more details is broken though!!
http://shop.virginmedia.com/content/allyours/en_gb/h...
Standard User Ian__H
(member) Thu 19-Jan-12 11:52:15
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Another question if I may ...
I have my own email service + domain on 1and1 - are there any restrictions on accessing their IMAP/SMTP services for email?

O2 made me access SMTP on an alternative port number for example..

Thanks.
Standard User Ian__H
(member) Thu 19-Jan-12 12:14:22
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So according to this table
Usage Table
the 50Mb XXL package gets no shaping or restrictions at all ?
(Which is the package I would go for)
Standard User TMCR
(regular) Thu 19-Jan-12 12:23:29
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I'm on the lowest 10Mb Virgin package
I use email and the admin facilities of 1and1 for a charity I'm involved with.
POP and SMTP are at default settings on ports 25 and 110 and I can use email both ways.
If I am going to be transferring files I tend to do that mainly after midnight now as Virgin do operate a capping system, and if you breach it you really do know as everything grinds to almost a halt and stays that way for a few hours.
I edit music shows for hospital radio and transfer the finished audio between home and the station PC's regularly.

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Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Thu 19-Jan-12 12:38:50
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In reply to a post by Ian__H:
Just found this on ..
Broadband: Virgin Media offers the fastest broadband download speeds widely available to UK consumers.
1Acceptable use policy: Acceptable use policy applies. Traffic Management operates from 4pm to 9pm and 10am to 3pm to ensure a consistent user experience.

The link for more details is broken though!!
http://shop.virginmedia.com/content/allyours/en_gb/h...


Yes that's on lower tiers, theres none of 100mb just like there was none on 50mbps google vm traffic management and you will see smile
Standard User Zadeks
(committed) Thu 19-Jan-12 13:05:11
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Out of date. Ignore the Google results.
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