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    Alternative ISPs?

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      Re: Alternative ISPs?

      h3dg3h0g
      Hi heres a list that you can browse through and see which ones that have been mentioned and how they and others perform



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      Re: Alternative ISPs?

      Thanks for all the recommendations
      I've checked them all out, but I feel they're not exactly what I'm looking for.
      All I really want is a BB provider who won't limit me for around 40-50gb a month. All the ones I've been recommended don't have an unlimited plan apart from plusnet.

      I usually regret going for the cheaper option, but I really want to believe that O2 will serve my needs. I don't need the fastest internet, All I need is about 5mbps downstream.

      unlimited download (or 50-60gb monthly)
      5-8mbps
      A fair FUP
      about 20 monthly

      Thats all I need. So are there any more alternatives?
      Sorry for being so picky, but if there is another option I'd like to know about it

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      Re: Alternative ISPs?

      You could have a look at the Ex connect Customers where they went and their comments on their new Internet providers you will find a lot on the links
      There are also some ISPs who have a 1month Contract so you can see if they are any good

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      Re: Alternative ISPs?

      40-50gb per month for that price on BT's network, good luck.

      At nearly 1 per GB it costs ISP's to get from BT they would make a massive loss. You cannot have it both ways in your situation, a well managed network will not allow you do that amount od downloading for that price.

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      Re: Alternative ISPs?

      Quote Originally Posted by h3dg3h0g View Post
      Thanks for all the recommendations
      I've checked them all out, but I feel they're not exactly what I'm looking for.
      All I really want is a BB provider who won't limit me for around 40-50gb a month. All the ones I've been recommended don't have an unlimited plan apart from plusnet.

      I usually regret going for the cheaper option, but I really want to believe that O2 will serve my needs. I don't need the fastest internet, All I need is about 5mbps downstream.

      unlimited download (or 50-60gb monthly)
      5-8mbps
      A fair FUP
      about 20 monthly

      Thats all I need. So are there any more alternatives?
      Sorry for being so picky, but if there is another option I'd like to know about it
      Nope O2 has been great, I pay 7.34 a month (wife has o2 contract phone) the line has been rock solid and stable and I have had 1 issue with a non O2 supported thing and they still sorted it out for me.

      I have been running a couple of Game Beta's the last couple of months and have been close to DL nearly 80 gig each month and not a peep out of O2. Although I won't be doing anywhere as near as much as that from now on.

      O2's business model has the broadband pulling in more phone customers where they make the real money and I would say come to O2 user O2User - Unofficial help and support for O2 and ask how many happy people there is there.
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      Re: Alternative ISPs?

      PlusnetPro may be your best bet, it has a 15 Gb allowance between 8am and midnight and unlimited from midnight to 8am. It costs about 20. It would depend on whether you can schedule your downloads in the free time.

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      Re: Alternative ISPs?

      If I have no LLUs in my exchange then should I even bother changing? :/

      Also, kinda off topic this, but anyway, I called up sky to request for a mac code and i was told I had to cancel the broadband first!?

      Now I've requested for mac codes with AOL and Virgin, and I remember getting them before i even found other broadband. I thought there were better ISPs out there so I got a mac code just incase.

      I thought the whole point of the mac code was to let THEM do all the work.

      Man, I hate Sky...
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      Re: Alternative ISPs?

      because Sky connect is a particulary bad rebadged BT product, they have over subsribed users and running on less than minimum bandwidth hence the snail like speeds.

      Other ISP's have more bandwidth for their customers and so nowhere near the horrible experience.
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      Re: Alternative ISPs?

      Quote Originally Posted by h3dg3h0g View Post
      Also, kinda off topic this, but anyway, I called up sky to request for a mac code and i was told I had to cancel the broadband first!?..
      What they're telling you is wrong, and against Ofcom rules.

      I'd recommend using the Kana form - https://mysky.sky.com/portal/site/sk...contactus/kana , just state that you would like to request your MAC, no other info required, don't mention cancellation.

      You should receive a reply within 24hrs and you MAC by post usually takes about 5 days.

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      Re: Alternative ISPs?

      I tried to use that form the other day and conveniently you can't select an enquiry, the box is no longer there. So its impossible to contact them except through direct email. (I honestly think it's deliberate due to so many complaints).
      I'll try a direct email.

     

     
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