Hello all, just registered here after a week or so of reading all sorts of posts!
I'm having trouble making a decision on which ISP and connection to go for having just moved into my first home (apartment), i have narrowed it down but only marginally lol.
I will be using the internet for gaming, streaming netflix / iplayer, and occasional p2p. I dont think i will require a massive speed, as long as netflix doesnt have to buffer every minute. I will not require any kind of calls (wont even have a phone plugged in).
My old connection was with talktalk, syncing at about 2-3mb, with 50% of the time not being able to sync at all despite changin and checking all usual suspects. So im not overly keen on going with them.
Its a new property so im assuming theres no landline, so im unsure whether to go for a broadband + phone deal with a 12 month contract or to do it seperately.
Based on threads i have read i'm leaning towards a BE wholesale connection from vivacity (unlimited premium or lite), and a landline from them, This comes to around £28 per month, plus a connection fee. (monthly contract.)
The BT infinity 40gb + landline is a couple of quid cheaper per month, and comes with free router and connection iirc. But is an 18 month contract.
How would these two connections compare? does FTTC really make that much difference?
Theres so many options, i'd hate to be stuck with something that is unusable for 18 months. Im open to suggestions, opinions etc.
Thanks in advance, neil.
p.s this is my exchange:http://www.samknows.com/broadband/exchange/WMSBH
(its 3-5 mins walk away, i am yet to locate my nearest cabinet).