I am returning to the UK after a couple of years abroad. The flat we are found is about 900m from the exchange, which is not FTTC enabled, and although in a cable area Virgin say the address is not covered.
I was really hoping to take a virgin bundle but since that isn't possible I am looking at other options. Good quality internet is essential. When in the UK before I had a BT line with Be broadband - but this was before they were bought by O2 and did the hideous rebrand. Are they still the best option for reliable fast service?
They now offer a Be Landline which is a little cheaper than BT. Is it possible to use prefix dialler services like 18185 with this line? These are very convenient (we make a lot of international calls) and if it wasn't available I think I would pay the extra for a BT line rental.
Anything else I should be considering? I thought of a bundle with Sky but I am worried the internet will be [censored] (slow down at peak times etc.) and Freesat (which also wasn't available before we left) looks like it has everything we would need.
So looks like BT Landline (or Be landline if prefix supported) + Be (Value or unlimited depending on the speed I can get) + Freesat.
Is this sensible or any other suggestions?
The apatrment is a large development of several new build apartment blocks (2006 I think) about 900m from the exchange. So I was hoping for 10Mbps+ but I am not sure if this is realistic.