ok so we're moving from a 50 meg Virgin Media service to an area with ADSL only.
Our new house is at B45 8JF on the Hillside exchange
We run a business (running a forum) from home so we could have a business *and/or* residential solution.
Speed and reliability is important, unlimited transfer is essential, cost, within reason, is not as important.
We want a phone line but won't use it much as we have mobile contracts (me with Tesco, the wife with O2).
BT Business quoted £15 for the phone and £19 for the broadband with first 3 months, installation and router free. They tell me it's 6 meg uncontested. I like that but I don't like the 24 month lockin.
BE said they have no space at that exchange, try again in a month.
The rest quote for line and broadband with the usual 12 month lock in, free router and stuff. Installation seems to be about £50 across the board.
Virgin want £32.54 a month with first 3 months @ £27.44.
Talk Talk are £27.10.
O2 are £28.50 (wife is a customer).
So the costs are much of a muchness.
Any recommendations and suggestions most welcome. For example is BT Business really uncontested in the real world? I've heard BT's customer service can be really disappointing.
Left field idea options for faster broadband also welcome.
And if anyone can tell me when the exchange will get cable, unless it's no time soon, I'd be over the moon.