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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Mon 07-Jan-13 22:49:47
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Re: C&W reseller who takes over the line too?


[re: akawtu] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by akawtu:
Well, I've made the decision about it so the question is who to go with!
Here you go again being silly.

Very very few people need a static IP address. I'd be almost certain you don't know what it is of use for to you. Therefore you may have made a decision that could cost you a fair bit, from something you have read that could be utter rhubarb.

You can't believe everything you read on the web.

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 08-Jan-13 00:31:56
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Re: C&W reseller who takes over the line too?


[re: RobertoS] [link to this post]
 
OP is very concerned about monthly cost and gets very angry when it seems too high.

Yet most ISPs, if they do Static IP at all, charge a monthly additional fee for Static IP.

While he does not even know why he wants Static IP and is confused as is his wont.

Most ironic grin !

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 19 Meg WBC
Standard User techguy
(committed) Tue 08-Jan-13 00:40:44
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Re: C&W reseller who takes over the line too?


[re: RobertoS] [link to this post]
 
Bear in mind though if you ever want to switch back to a BT Wholesale based line with either BT Retail (they're the ones that run the TV ads) or an ISP offering Wholesale Line Rental (WLR) then you could potentially face a hefty connection fee depending on the provider.

If you are just not happy with BT Retail there are plenty of other WLR providers out there.

Personally I have my line rental through Zen Internet and my broadband through Xilo using O2 Wholesale DSL (It'll come up as BE 16 if available in your area if you order through Xilo)

if you do it that way the provider will handle all of the stuff with Wholesale and Openreach such as if you have a fault and you won't have to deal with Retail at all.

Both Zen and Xilo provide excellent service and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending either.

I moved to Xilo because my usage was starting to exceed my allowance with Zen and I also wanted to try and increase speed and stability on my long line as both O2 and C&W seem to offer the ISP more fine tuning over the line parameters.

I'm pleased to report Xilo has ticket all boxes and I now have a faster and more stable connection than ever before and I have full confidence that if there is a problem they will do everything they can to help.

Regarding the need for more than one IP address Rob is absolutely right unless you are hosting services such as a webserver on your connection you really don't need an IP block.

Virgin (ADSL) => Namesco => Newnet => O2 => Plusnet => Zen => Newnet => Zen => Freeola => Vivaciti (using O2 Wholesale DSL) => Xilo (C&W Wholesale) => Xilo (Be Wholesale)
Note: I don't lay turf for anyone. astro or otherwise, all views and opinions expressed are my own based on experience.

Edited by techguy (Tue 08-Jan-13 00:44:35)


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Standard User Spud2003
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 08-Jan-13 18:33:45
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Re: C&W reseller who takes over the line too?


[re: XRaySpeX] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by XRaySpeX:
Yet most ISPs, if they do Static IP at all, charge a monthly additional fee for Static IP.


ISP wise you're mixing in the wrong circles. tongue
Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 08-Jan-13 18:43:03
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Re: C&W reseller who takes over the line too?


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Explain?

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Standard User Spud2003
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 08-Jan-13 19:24:56
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Re: C&W reseller who takes over the line too?


[re: XRaySpeX] [link to this post]
 
Both Xilo, and ADSL24, for example, will provide static IP addresses on cheap packages for no extra charge. You implied the OP was concerned about cost, yet wanted a static IP. You don't have to splash extra cash to have one.
Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 08-Jan-13 20:27:46
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Re: C&W reseller who takes over the line too?


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Vivaciti too.

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 08-Jan-13 20:40:15
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Re: C&W reseller who takes over the line too?


[re: Spud2003] [link to this post]
 
Exactly! As I said
In reply to a post by XRaySpeX:
Yet most ISPs
your retort was uncalled for tonguetongue

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Standard User epyon
(experienced) Wed 09-Jan-13 05:25:20
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Re: C&W reseller who takes over the line too?


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I fancy a c&w connect tbh maybe I'll get a second line installed.

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Standard User Uilebheist
(legend) Wed 09-Jan-13 11:27:02
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Re: C&W reseller who takes over the line too?


[re: XRaySpeX] [link to this post]
 
From what I can see most ISPs who provide a static IP will do so for a one-off fee or for free.
some ISPs treat it as a premium service. These would be the ISPs best avoided by anybody who cares about the service they receive.
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