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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Mon 24-Oct-11 10:42:24
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Fast stable unlimited internet


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Hello guys my name is David and i have been reading up about broadband for abit on here and its just confused me more...
I just moved into a place and have been with no net for 2 months now...just using my phone...its torture....i need access to internet...im a big gamer...and need to download big files for my job.
I dont want to be throttled or traffic managed or something...
From what i hear the best options would be something like

Be?
or
Sky?

but the prices of Be unlimited are close to virgin media ..and thats fibre optic...is that not better?
sorry like i say this is all confusing to me and im vvery ignorant...
Hope you can all help...oh and i live in north london and i think i have access to good services
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Mon 24-Oct-11 10:51:41
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David here again...just to add im using my phone to research about this so its very hard for me to do the best research..that is why im asking this question instead...(im not just being lazy tongue)
so hope you can help me..
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(staff) Mon 24-Oct-11 10:52:11
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Virgin Media is fibre to the node, still coax into the home. Plus can be congested in areas and if your property does not already have it installed it is very hard to get. Does Virgin say you can have thier 50 or 100 Meg service, avoid their National service.

The slower/cheaper virgin options do have throttling. Only their premium 50 and 100Meg are clear.

Why waited two months, a long time if downloads are crucial for work.

Be/Sky are fine, Sky is more a joe average product, Be tends to be more a geeks choice.

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Mon 24-Oct-11 11:21:36
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I have waited 2 months because we did not know if we are going to be living here for sure but now we are pretty positive we are staying here for a while...
I do have the Virgin 50/100mb internet availible for me and already have the cable connections installed from the past tennant....
I keep leaning towards Be as it seems like quality service.
But i also have about 10 years of history with sky so maybe they can make me a deal.
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Mon 24-Oct-11 11:26:30
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Oh and also we keep getting advice from friends to wait until Xmas...that it would be so much cheaper. How true is this? because i do not look forward to waiting until Xmas with no internet.

btw thanks for the advice you have given already!

I just dont want to be stuck in a contract with something i will regret....
It seems like alot of people regret Virgin and havent heard many complaints with Be.
Standard User Zadeks
(committed) Mon 24-Oct-11 11:30:28
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Not true. Go with Virgin Cable.
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Mon 24-Oct-11 11:40:47
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Hmmm so Virgin 50mb would be like £672 for 18 months
and Be would be £576 for 18 months

But i would be getting double speed...
Will there be any traffic shaping or whatever?
and how is virgins "fair usage" policy?

Im considering Virgin more now...
But still leaning to Be for its pure quality + cheaper service

this is driving me crazy!
Standard User Zadeks
(committed) Mon 24-Oct-11 11:42:56
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Be speed depends on distance from exchange. See http://www.samknows.com/broadband/broadband_checker

See http://shop.virginmedia.com/help/traffic-management.... & http://shop.virginmedia.com/help/traffic-management/...

Virgin Media P2P shaping isn't too bad.

Edited by Zadeks (Mon 24-Oct-11 11:43:22)

Anonymous
(Unregistered)Mon 24-Oct-11 11:49:27
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You are connected to the Upper Holloway telephone exchange.

ADSL is available in your area
Your exchange is also enabled for ADSL Max services
Your exchange is also enabled for ADSL2+ services

According to BT Wholesale, houses at your postcode should be able to support

up to 2Mbps via ADSL
7.5Mbps or greater ADSL connection via ADSL Max
17Mbps or greater via ADSL2+
Standard ADSL RAG results

You can receive 2Mbps ADSL
You can receive 1Mbps ADSL
You can receive 512kbps ADSL
You can receive 256kbps ADSL

You are approximately 755 metres from the exchange. Note that this is the straight line distance - the actual cable length will be longer!



I dont really know what this means...is this what i should be looking at from samknows?
or something else?




Thanks for your help btw!
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Mon 24-Oct-11 11:54:08
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Damn... Last month virgin had a pretty good deal on + cashback but now its not so good (free tivo) so maybe il wait just a few more days until next month and see if there are any better deals. My budget keeps getting higher and higher but if its really worth it il think about it
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