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Noonster
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Registered: 20th Jul 03
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25th Nov 03 at 13:18   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Broadband is enable 2mora..... Just need to register with an ISP....

Who should I go with??

And should I get 512kb or 1mb???

Thanks
M2RTY
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25th Nov 03 at 13:22   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i have the 600k NTL one in my room, never had it fail on me yet

its 25 a month, the 1mb one is 10 quid more per month but i dont think its worth it
Dan B
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25th Nov 03 at 13:22   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

If you're on a BT-line there, have a look at http://www.adslguide.org.uk, and click on the Compare link on the left......from there, you can see lots of details on most of the major BB providers around, and compare them off against one another for ratings over the last 6 months.

I'd suggest either Zen or Nildram, they're not the cheapest you can find, but the speed/reliability is superb...
Gareth.O
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25th Nov 03 at 13:23   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I'm with NTL too, no complaints whatsoever.
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25th Nov 03 at 13:35   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Im with NTL too, would never go with them again, its always going off, and when you try and talk to someone on the phone at NTL customer support to try and get it sorted, you need to put aside half a day, you will sit on hold for a good 2 hours.

Also if your thinking off running an Xbox from it as well, NTL cap the speeds.

Try Pipex, ment to be one of the best at the moment.
Noonster
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25th Nov 03 at 13:44   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Cant get NTL with bt can you...... went on Blueyonder and it said it wasnt available where I live

Who else...... Ive been looking at Bulldog

32.99 for 1mb but you have to pay like 60ish for the modem....
Robbo
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25th Nov 03 at 13:45   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

AOL is good
Trotty
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25th Nov 03 at 13:46   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

AOL smell of wee
Marc
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25th Nov 03 at 13:47   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I wouldnt touch Aol with Trottys
Robbo
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25th Nov 03 at 13:47   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Hey its ok
Dan B
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25th Nov 03 at 13:49   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Have you seen the satirical advert about the Corsa C, where it comes with the slogan "Show the world you know f**k all about cars"? Which I don't agree with, before anyone starts shouting!

Well, AOL is the computer-equivalent!
Trotty
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25th Nov 03 at 13:52   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by 16vmarc
I wouldnt touch Aol with Trottys


Yeah ya would
Marc
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25th Nov 03 at 13:54   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yeah your right
Noonster
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25th Nov 03 at 16:02   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Anyone used Bulldog??

And should I get 512 or pay the extra for 1mb??
Noonster
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26th Nov 03 at 09:07   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

?? - Definatly ordering this tonight.....

Also need to get an adsl modem.....
Which one is good and doesnt cost much??
ChazSXi
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26th Nov 03 at 09:19   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

have u got sky? if u have then get BT cos them and sky do really good deals! like free connection and modem..only 27.99 a month aswell
Dan B
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26th Nov 03 at 09:19   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

If your connection allows it, get a router......much less hassle, and allows for a network to be put on the back of the connection, rather than a single machine (although you can set up a network off a single machine, it's a LOT easier using a router).

You can get a decent PCI modem (internal, not an external USB one - my advice is to avoid USB modems) for about 30 brand-new; for a router, you're looking at 75 upwards for a decent one.
Demo
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26th Nov 03 at 09:23   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yesh. get a router to run more than one machine at once on the web

512kbps should be enough unless you desperatrely need 1mbps

im with tiscali and they have been fine apart from the coc up with billing but they sorted that. and i run 2 pcs and my ps2 on the connection and theres no problems with connection etc
Ty_Harris
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26th Nov 03 at 09:25   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Don't touch Nildram, Customer Service is very bad, wrong information, the tech staff know less than the customers.
Apparently they got all of Tiscali Custoemr Service cast off's
Demo
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26th Nov 03 at 09:29   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

nildram customer services = tiscali customer services that failed their exam
Ty_Harris
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26th Nov 03 at 09:32   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

naah, no exam, they worked there, and got sacked or 'let go' after 3 month probation.

One Guy, Colin B****, believed that every connection error problem would be resolved by removing your firewall as they build up a resistatance to your broadband connection. And that Norton was the worse AV + Firewall package available.
If the customer came back to him after trying this and it not working, he advised them to unplug their filters (which incidentially disconnects the phone conversation).
paul_spurrell
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26th Nov 03 at 09:45   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

pipex
Noonster
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26th Nov 03 at 10:05   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Seen a Netgear 602M modem.

Was thinking of 1mb connection, because they are well fast, you can download full movies, music, games..... watch streeming video in no time at all. Plus will be well fast for online gameing.....

Plus most 512kb packages cost 28 ish and you can get 1mb for 35 ish, so for an extra 7 you get double the speed....
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26th Nov 03 at 10:11   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

hulllllo noonster19!

my exchange gets enabled on the 3rd of december and I've already bought an ADSL account (1MB package) with plusnet (www.plus.net) , friend of mine is on them and hasnt had any problems with them, no caps either! They were also given awards for best ISP on the planet (:lol by some magezine!, lets hope everything goes well :>

I've gone for the wires only service so I can pick the custom gear i want and for cheap too
Noonster
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26th Nov 03 at 10:25   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

What modem you gonna get then???
You seen the Netgear that im on about??

Plus Net I will have to have a look at them.....

The one Im thinking about going with at the moment is http://www.freedom2surf.net/

Acording to this - http://www.adslguide.org.uk/isps/compare.asp?f2s=ON&plusnet=ON&cmp_action=Compare

They both seem to be as good as one another.....

How much you paying a month for it?? 32.99??? - and how much is the setup charge??

Free2Serve - setup is 35ish and then 35 a month including VAT.

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