You'd think, reading the ramblings of plenty of users on other ISPs that BT get you to ask permission to do everything and then inspect and stifle any resulting action like some kind of internet based view screen from the film 1984. I'm wondering why, after using the web, iplayer, gaming, general downloads, usenet and all that jazz that I haven't noticed it running like treacle. Do these others know something that I, as an actual user, don't?
Of course it's in the interest of others to do this. Their "unlimited" internet plans from their ISPs almost always cost more so they need as much stuff on their plan to be seen as better to make it look like a wise investment. Unfortunately they've just been duped into it because somehow they simply couldn't accept firing 25 quid a month to BT for what is actually a superb service.
Personally I've had people from Zen having a go. That's Zen who charge you over 40 quid to get a 50GB usage LIMIT and 2Mb upload LIMITED connection. If you dare desire 10Mbit upload, the cheapest they can manage is 66 quid! And don't be forgetting the activation charge either. Or hardware.
Then we've had the IDNet crowd crowing about how they're apparently the best ISP around. But for the same money you give to BT, they seem to think that a 15GB peak time and 45GB off peak allowance is "less limited". And don't be forgetting the activation charge either. Or hardware
Now it seems like an ADSL24 user has decided to have a go. What do ADSL24 give you for around 25 quid on FTTC? a 30GB "peak" allowance (sounds limiting to me). Almost farcically, peak time is 16 hours a day. Frankly, LOL. 2Mbit upload? Sounds less than the 7Mbit my line manages. Want 49 quid off me to activate it and won't even give me a router? Sounds like a pile of horsesh... to me. But of course they won't "manage" the connection when you use it. They've done enough restriction before you even get online. What if I decided to download 400GB when I felt like it using ADSL24? At 6.50 per 5GB over my allowance I think it could get pricey unless I "restricted" myself and only downloaded anything during the night when I tend to like sleeping. Imagine if I decided to use HD iplayer during the day when I'm awake? Heavens.