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Standard User durkasmurk
(newbie) Thu 17-Dec-15 19:51:21
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Dilemma do I stick with VM or move to Pulse8


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Currently with Virgin Media and paying for 100mbit broadband and given my 30 days notice about 10 to 14 days ago now due to 5+ months of over utilisation issues in the evenings and late afternoon. (speed drops from 100 down to 3)

Now for the past couple of days everything has been rock solid 100mbit all day pretty much so now onto my dilemma as I am currently waiting to move to pulse8broadband as of the 04/01/16.

I am currently in a 12 month contract but they are letting me penalty fee due to a £4 increase each month on what I am paying now and my contract ceases with VirginMedia on the 8th of Jan 2016.

1) Do I stick with it and move to pulse8broadband
2) Do I cancel with pulse8broadband and hope the speed stays the same

I don't mind paying more money each month as I just want a more consistent speed.

Weighing up the pro's and con's of each against the chances of the speeds dropping through the floor again with VirginMedia.

Opinions anyone?

Edited by durkasmurk (Thu 17-Dec-15 19:54:30)

Standard User BuckleZ
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 18-Dec-15 10:45:01
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Re: Dilemma do I stick with VM or move to Pulse8


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I've been lucky to never see any slow downs on Virgin in Londonderry or Belfast, but when it does happen it does pretty much cripple the connection.

It really depends on what you use it for? I know gaming etc is impossible, for myself as long as I can stream I'd be happy enough.

Standard User brandscill
(experienced) Fri 18-Dec-15 13:08:40
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Re: Dilemma do I stick with VM or move to Pulse8


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Was there a fault open for a utilization issue and has it been marked as resolved?

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Standard User Chrysalis
(legend) Sat 19-Dec-15 19:52:41
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Re: Dilemma do I stick with VM or move to Pulse8


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two days is nothing, keep ahead with the migration you wont regret it.

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Standard User durkasmurk
(newbie) Sun 20-Dec-15 14:14:58
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Re: Dilemma do I stick with VM or move to Pulse8


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Fault is still open and they have moved the review date to 13/01/16

Standard User durkasmurk
(newbie) Sun 20-Dec-15 14:19:13
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Re: Dilemma do I stick with VM or move to Pulse8


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That's what I keep telling myself as I don't want to be stuck with VM for another 12 months if it plummets in speed again and as I type this still getting 100 down 5 up but for how long?

Standard User durkasmurk
(regular) Wed 13-Jan-16 10:57:27
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Re: Dilemma do I stick with VM or move to Pulse8


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Well now officially virginless and so far so good with pulse8 getting the same speeds up and down 24/7 so far so a lot better than virginmedia.
Standard User Yves
(knowledge is power) Sat 16-Jan-16 10:01:46
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Pulse8 pricing


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Pulse8 seems quite expensive.

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Standard User durkasmurk
(regular) Mon 18-Jan-16 20:29:41
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Not really when you compare it to BT who charge £48 a month for the top FTTC package.
Standard User Skilty
(member) Mon 18-Jan-16 20:42:44
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Expensive compared to who? Worked out cheaper than Sky Fibre Pro for me. It is also a monthly rolling contract for line and broadband compared to most other providers who have a minimum of 12 months.

They also have UK support...

plusnet Fibre > Sky Fibre Pro > Pulse8 Fibre XL - 14ms Ping, Sync ~ 65.78/18.73Mbps - BQM
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