... looking for a reasonably priced BB and phone package ... I was looking at spending £20-25 max (including line rental).
LOL. I think you mean "Bargain Basement". Given that I don't think line rental under £10pm is now available, and even to get to that requires up-front payment of the full year, there isn't much left for the broadband. Especially if you want unlimited, like you had on Be.
However, in view of what you rule out of your requirements, you may even get away with a quite low allowance package with unlimited off-peak. Though what exactly do you mean by "News sites"?
Sky is an option, as you suggest. There is also Plusnet
, who actively prioritise VOIP. That sounds a good thing for slow lines.
Although I'm on Plusnet Unlimited, my actual usage is well under 7GB per month in peak time, despite the many hours per day I spend here and also doing other things on the net. I too came from O2/Be, (via IDNet), where I was on unlimited, so no real idea of usage at the time, and was amazed at how little I use.
I think your connection speed could well be above the estimate by the way. They usually are on ADSLx. When you are there, it is also possible that slugging the ADSL2+ you will probably get to ADSL2 or even ADSL would help.
Edit - bad link.
My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
| Domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost
Connection - Plusnet
UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 54.0/14.9Mbps @ 600m. - BQM
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Edited by RobertoS (Sat 19-Jan-13 11:59:56)