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"Best broadband ISP that isn't NThell?"

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Fri 03/06/05 at 22:15
Regular
"Pouch Ape"
Posts: 14,499
We're finally getting rid of any association with NTL, but the broadband was actually quite good once it started behaving. Are there any other similarly priced ISPs that are any good?
Tue 07/06/05 at 08:32
Regular
Posts: 5,323
Is there anyway to check what our exchanges have and have not got?
Mon 06/06/05 at 22:53
Regular
"Jim Jam Jim"
Posts: 5,626
LLU is good to go for if you can get it, very few exchanges have LLU with most of them being in the London area.
Mon 06/06/05 at 21:11
Regular
"Acid Casual"
Posts: 3,038
Clazon wrote:
> Miserableman wrote:
> Turbonutter wrote:
> You're trying to tell me that 14.99 for unlimited 1meg isn't
> competetive?
>
> You may also want to look at Bulldog if you live in a large city.
>
> It isn't 14.99, it's 23.44
>
> Well actually, the current offer is 14.99 for the first 3
> months and then 19.99 after that...

Actually it's 19.99 excl VAT after that which is 23.44 a month...
Mon 06/06/05 at 10:28
Regular
"It goes so quickly"
Posts: 4,083
You might want to look at ukonline, who have taken advantage of LLU (Local Loop Unbundling, I think its called). Standard broadband for 10 a month, with up to 8Mb for 30 monthly (uncapped).

You'll only be able to get the better deals if your exchange has been unbundled.

I've asked Freeola and Pipex about any LLU services from them, but they simply responded with the standard, "we're looking in to it", so you may want to look around or wait and see what other ISP's will offer down the line. An LLU service from Freeola would be handy bundled along with their free web hosting.
Mon 06/06/05 at 08:16
Regular
"Eff, you see, kay?"
Posts: 14,156
Personally, I can't recommend NTL enough. Sure, the CS is crap and nobody really knows what's going on, but it's the quickest and most responsive connection I've ever had.
Sun 05/06/05 at 23:22
Regular
"+34 Intellect"
Posts: 21,334
barnaby bellend wrote:
> PlusNet all the way

My speed is gimped, the connection speed is hitting as low as 512k, since im paying for 2mb its a bit unacceptable.
Sun 05/06/05 at 22:49
Regular
"The Red Shift"
Posts: 6,807
Miserableman wrote:
> Turbonutter wrote:
> You're trying to tell me that 14.99 for unlimited 1meg isn't
> competetive?
>
> You may also want to look at Bulldog if you live in a large city.
>
> It isn't 14.99, it's 23.44

Well actually, the current offer is 14.99 for the first 3 months and then 19.99 after that...
Sat 04/06/05 at 16:41
Regular
"Devil in disguise"
Posts: 3,151
Had Zen for about years 2 and been on Pipex for nearly a year now.

For Zen, never had any downtime or slow sleeds etc. Pipex has been good too, just not as perfect as Zen. Zen is the more expensive of the 2 though.
Sat 04/06/05 at 16:25
Regular
"bing bang bong"
Posts: 3,040
Turbonutter wrote:
> You're trying to tell me that 14.99 for unlimited 1meg isn't
> competetive?
>
> You may also want to look at Bulldog if you live in a large city.

It isn't 14.99, it's 23.44
Sat 04/06/05 at 13:20
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"Lisan al-Gaib"
Posts: 7,093
Zero downtime with BT Yahoo here.

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