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Standard User woodroyd
(learned) Wed 17-Oct-12 10:12:00
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Shall I change to BT?


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Currently I am with Goscomb on a one month contract at £31.25pm, but 60GB cap including upload. I was with IDNET for a couple of years but left when they had email problems that they blamed on me. I see that they have increased their allowance but don't want to go through the hassle again. BT is attractive at £18pm Unlimited but get lousy feedback on the comparison sites. Not including Demon, they have the worst speed, reliability and worst customer service, but I am blinded by the 6 months free. I now have BBC iPlayer and ITV iPlayer so I am probably going to need an unlimited service.
I am in a rural area and only get 5mg download speed and don't see upgrading coming here or if ever.
Standard User sjr
(knowledge is power) Wed 17-Oct-12 11:19:01
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How about Zen Active, 100GB at £25.52 a month with unlimited uploads. http://www.zen.co.uk/home-office/broadband/home-offi...
Do you really need unlimited? Two hours a day of iPlayer/ITV Player will use about 1.5GB a day or around 45GB a month. That still leaves 55GB to play with which is almost your current entire allowance. OK it isn't as cheap as the BT offering but you get what you pay for.
Standard User ukhardy07
(experienced) Wed 17-Oct-12 11:24:58
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Do it BT can easily get you 5Mbps no problem. They manage the full 80Mbps fine on their backhaul on fibre services.


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Standard User woodroyd
(learned) Wed 17-Oct-12 13:19:39
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I had this debate on this forum a few months ago. It was shown that a 1 hour SD program on BBC iPlayer used up to 2GB. 2Hours a day, 30 days, that's 120GB. In addition Sky's On demand and other offerings are between 500MB to 1GB.an hour,
It would not be hard to use up 200/300GB per month.

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Standard User sjr
(knowledge is power) Wed 17-Oct-12 15:26:06
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Where was it shown that a 1hr SD program on BBC iPlayer uses 2GB? I could believe that an HD program would chew through that but I find it hard to believe that 2GB/hour for SD is right.
Standard User ukhardy07
(experienced) Wed 17-Oct-12 15:28:42
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SD can run at 1500 Kbps

HD 2800 or 3500
SD is still fairly high.
Standard User flippery
(member) Wed 17-Oct-12 16:09:08
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18 month contract has always kept me away from BT. Stuck if service falls short
Freeola offer 60G Peak plus unlimited after 7PM and at weekends.
Also only 1 month notice and £10 first month then £23 after.
Standard User professor973
(committed) Wed 17-Oct-12 20:00:44
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At three months in, Freeola still seem top class to me. had a small query this week and once again the ticket was answered in a few minutes on a weekend - Yes, their CS staff the office on a weekend also.
Being un-metered from 7.00 pm and all weekends, I find even the 40gb service as good as any other, with no need to stay up all night so that iPlayer does not eat up the allowance.

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Standard User woodroyd
(learned) Thu 18-Oct-12 08:05:30
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I didn't like the premium rate support.
Went back to IDNET
Standard User professor973
(committed) Thu 18-Oct-12 08:26:03
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In reply to a post by woodroyd:
I didn't like the premium rate support.
Went back to IDNET

I don't call the 4p per minute via Zen to call Freeola Premium rate. Never needed to use it with such a good online support system, and in any case, 4p is much cheaper than BT calls. You get what you pay for, with good customer service and peace of mind worth every penny. Much easier on the blood pressure than a free call to an Indian bod with crib sheet.

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