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Standard User ocharles
(newbie) Tue 17-Apr-12 19:54:07
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Who to use for broadband in Willesden area, London?


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Hi, just moved to a new place and I need to sort out an internet connection and I'm not really sure who to go with. I used to use IDNet and had great experience with them, but I'm not sure I should carry on with them again. I am sharing a place with 3 other people. 1 of us is a gamer and I torrent (uploading more than downloading) a fair bit. Hard to say what we'd use a month, but I think 60gb/mo would be conservative.

Looking for a balance of: reliability, speed, cost and usage. Other flat mates are leaning towards Virgin cause it's so cheap, but I'm always skeptical of big names...

Any advice is much appreciated!
Standard User Ripley
(committed) Tue 17-Apr-12 20:36:38
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Re: Who to use for broadband in Willesden area, London?


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well you can get fibre broadband which is a bonus with 3 of you sharing...

BT Infinity 2 (up to 78 meg)

Zen internet if you want great support...

Freeserve Dial-Up --> BTopenworld --> <n>ildram -->Talk Talk LLU --> ZeN
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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 17-Apr-12 22:30:08
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How long do you expect to be there? Big names also tend to be 12/18 month minimum terms.

Do you mean Virgin Cable, or Virgin ADSL? A huge difference. Do Virgin Cable even install in flats?

Watch out for the ISPs that also count upload towards your allowance! A fair number do.

As has been suggested, Infinity is one heck of a good deal. 18-month minimum term.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - Plusnet Value Fibre.

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 17-Apr-12 22:32:39
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In reply to a post by Ripley:
well you can get fibre broadband which is a bonus with 3 of you sharing...
Available in some areas of Willesden?

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - Plusnet Value Fibre.

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
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Standard User Titan_ADSL
(committed) Wed 18-Apr-12 07:40:32
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What's your budget like?

TitanADSL
Call 01332 412 180
Unlimited Broadband upto 24 Mbs, Phone & Broadband bundles upto 24Mbs, Fibre Broadband upto 40Mbs - Get a FREE 0844 number visit
www.titan-adsl.co.uk
Standard User ocharles
(newbie) Fri 20-Apr-12 01:08:31
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I'd say at the very most up to 40gbp/month.
Standard User ocharles
(newbie) Fri 20-Apr-12 01:09:54
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Sadly only here for a year contract so far, so would really want something that matches our flat contract.

I think Virgin Cable. If it was Virgin Cable is that a good service?
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Fri 20-Apr-12 09:58:41
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You could consider Plusnet Extra Fibre and phone. Note that as well as the 120GB allowance, there is an unlimited night-time period. But uploads are counted.

On the face of it the broadband is an 18-month contract, but don't worry about that too much. Just a bit more research you need to do.

For background information see this document.

Plusnet isn't listed there, butt they have obviously followed its recommendations, including for just broadband. When I signed up to Value Fibre, (not on a Plusnet phone line), I was told that I can cancel at any time within the 18 months, starting from Day 1, on their normal 10-day notice. I would have to pay only £4 per month for each outstanding month, not the full cost of the connection. If I did that within the first 12 months I would have to pay for the "free" router.

Whether BT Infinity with phone line now has a cheaper getout, following on from what they said initially in that document, I don't know.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - Plusnet Value Fibre.

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Standard User Titan_ADSL
(committed) Fri 20-Apr-12 15:28:40
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we have a range off unlimited plans all under £40 http://titan-adsl.co.uk/unlimited.html

TitanADSL
Call 01332 412 180
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www.titan-adsl.co.uk
Standard User jaizan
(newbie) Sat 21-Apr-12 16:47:48
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I would like to have a service with good speeds and good customer service.

The Titan website has some interesting packages, but does not tell me what speed to expect on my market 1 exchange.

Customer comments are not great:
Titan
Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 21-Apr-12 17:16:16
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confused

Willesden is a Market 3 exchange!

Have you posted in wrong place about wrong place? wink

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 JonasTone
(newbie) Sat 21-Apr-12 17:33:41
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If VM do install and you consider them(i advise agains it) make sure you do research on their community forum before picking them, ive been with VM for a year and have had both terrible customer service and terrible internet connection from them. High jitter and massive ping and tons of packet loss to servers less than 50 miles away. IMO a terrible ISP they claim BIG things and provide very little of them.
Standard User jaizan
(newbie) Sat 21-Apr-12 21:18:59
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Yes. Thought this was another thread.
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Thu 26-Apr-12 21:19:23
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Go for Zen. I've been through a few ISPs and Zen has been the best by far. I was tempted by Virgin but when I compared reliability, customer service, etc they fell well short. You can get 100gb for 35 per month which is within your budget. I live in Willesden btw.
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