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Standard User Gob00st
(newbie) Thu 08-Dec-11 16:11:50
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Sky,Virgin Media 30M or O2 unlimited ??


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I am trying to set a broadband for my new flat but I am not sure how to choose among those 3 list below.
Can anyone please comment on those 3 below regarding fair usage etc ?

BTW I have used Be boradband for 4 years and decide to move on from that.
Many thanks
Gob

Virgin 30M unlimited^
http://shop.virginmedia.com/broadband/up-to-30mb.html

Sky unlimited (Up to 20Mb download)
http://www.sky.com/shop/broadband-talk/broadband-opt...

O2 unlimited
http://www.o2.co.uk/broadband
Standard User john2007
(legend) Thu 08-Dec-11 16:44:39
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Re: Sky,Virgin Media 30M or O2 unlimited ??


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Are Sky and O2 LLU? If either aren't LLU you would be wise to remove them as a choice.

See http://www.samknows.com/broadband/exchange_search for the LLU operators at you exchange.
Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 08-Dec-11 16:53:28
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Standard User john2007
(legend) Thu 08-Dec-11 16:56:09
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Re: Sky,Virgin Media 30M or O2 unlimited ??


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New flat doesn't imply old exchange!
Standard User Gob00st
(newbie) Thu 08-Dec-11 16:57:16
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Re: Sky,Virgin Media 30M or O2 unlimited ??


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Thanks for reply.
I did a search with Samkonws broadband checker with my postcode, and the following comes up:

* BT Wholesale ADSL
* BT Wholesale ADSL Max
* BT Wholesale WBC (21CN)
* BT Wholesale SDSL
* BT FTTC
* AOL LLU
* O2 / Be LLU
* Bulldog LLU
* TalkTalk (CPW) LLU
* Sky Broadband / Easynet LLU
* Pipex LLU
* Tiscali LLU
* Tiscali TV (via Tiscali LLU)
* Virgin Media (Cable)

Too many choice, how should I choose among them ??
Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 08-Dec-11 17:09:23
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Ouch! Missed that frown

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 19 Meg WBC
Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 08-Dec-11 17:12:20
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Re: Sky,Virgin Media 30M or O2 unlimited ??


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In reply to a post by Gob00st:
Too many choice, how should I choose among them ??
Depends on your requirements, which you haven't stated.

BTW: Why not stay with Be?

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 19 Meg WBC
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Thu 08-Dec-11 17:13:50
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Are you aware of the O2 speed restrictions at various times? That isn't exactly "moving on" from Be.

You could do a house move of the Be, unless it is already dead. Your best choice in my opinion would be an FTTC ISP connection, which you haven't mentioned.

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Standard User Gob00st
(newbie) Thu 08-Dec-11 17:18:41
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Requirement is simple :I am quite a heavy internet user /downloader. Also I require stable connection. A wired connection might be good. BeBox does provide that option.
Please help.

I have been using Be as they are clear that they don't do traffic management.

Also Be has had a great service ,but my actual connection speed has dropped from 17M to 8 M to 4M. And BeBox keeps getting unstable and they wouldn't give me a new one despite I have requested a few times, they always ended give me a Bebox sofeware upgrade...
Standard User Gob00st
(newbie) Thu 08-Dec-11 17:27:25
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Yes just checked their website and O2 does have traffic management even for unlimited user, but the restriction is not too heavy on unlimited user.

http://broadband.o2.co.uk/home/trafficmanagement.jsp#

What's the real benifit for a real FTTP ISP ? BT infinity is in your list and I have just
done estimate with BT Infinity ,it's about 6.5 M to 8M, see below:

BT Total BroadbandYou can get our fast and reliable broadband with speeds of up to 8Mb. The speed prediction we have provided is an estimate, however download speeds can vary and the actual download speed will fall between a range. This is generally within 1-2 Mb higher or lower than your estimated speed quoted Between 6.5Mb and 8.0Mb.
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