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Re:Broadband Deals?
« Reply #15 on: December 21, 2002, 18:00 »
Well, I also used PlusNet for a while, and I found them OK.  The problem my cousin is having is high contention I think.  She is in a highly populated area of South London, and finds her connection very slow at peak times, but OK at, say, 5 in the morning!  She also has big problems with random disconnections, and has been unsuccessful in trying to get support from PlusNet, as the support lines are seemingly undermanned.  She waited on hold on one occasion for 35 minutes, before giving up, so you can see why she might be reluctant to stick with PlusNet.

Basically, she wants a faster connection, but only uses the Internet occasionally, and is understandably a bit reluctant to quadruple her monthly Internet expenditure, on top of the initial set up costs.  She's never actually experienced Broadband, but I'm sure, when she does, she won't regret it!
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Re:Broadband Deals?
« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2002, 21:57 »
Keep the suggestions flowing ... I want to know the best deals and who not to use.

Anyone know if AOL are any good? or Freeswerve? BT even?
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Re:Broadband Deals?
« Reply #17 on: December 30, 2002, 22:02 »
So far the only Broadband deal that I can find for us up here Bat is Aol or BT::) You can't get Ntl or Telewest which I find strange considering Telewest have an office up here. I think Aol is about 25.00 per month and 80.00 connection :( Bt is about the same.

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Re:Broadband Deals?
« Reply #18 on: December 30, 2002, 22:11 »
For what it's worth, I was reduced to using an unmetered AOL 56k connection for four months earlier this year until BB finally turned up in this neck of the woods.

I found it to be one of the most unpleasant experiences of my entire life, but your mileage may vary.

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Re:Broadband Deals?
« Reply #19 on: December 30, 2002, 22:13 »
From what I can see AOL is 28 per month for the standard package and 35 for the plus package. It does mention things about paying for calls, but I assume this is to use standard dial up (calls it narrow band and 0845 number) their info isn't clear

I think our problem up here Whiskas, is that we are still on copper wire with very few cable enabled places, so the likes of NTL are no good. There are all the other ISPs who offer BB tho

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Re:Broadband Deals?
« Reply #20 on: January 06, 2003, 22:00 »
Telecoms company One.Tel is offering one of the best broadband deals on the market right now - just 29.99. That covers both the connection and a high-quality modem.

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« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2003, 11:32 »
Two more ADSL companies have slashed their prices. FairADSL, which claims to be the UK's cheapest broadband service provider at 18.99 a month, has reduced its set-up fee from 50 to 33. And Eclipse Internet has reduced the cost of its broadband starter pack by 50 to 74.99.

 
 

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Re:Broadband Deals?
« Reply #22 on: January 11, 2003, 11:42 »
Well, I can't vouch for their reliability, but http://www.giointernet.com/ claim to be the cheapest ISP in the country, offering Broadband for 17.99 per month, and 56K Dial Up for an unbelieveble 1.99, but I think that's only the first month.
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Re:Broadband Deals?
« Reply #23 on: January 11, 2003, 11:42 »
Yes Whiskas a lot of companies are now passing on the recent BT Wholesale cuts.

Even Demon Internet have dropped their prices and now charge 24.95 a month with no setup charge :o

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Re:Broadband Deals?
« Reply #24 on: January 11, 2003, 12:21 »

Well, I can't vouch for their reliability, but http://www.giointernet.com/ claim to be the cheapest ISP in the country, offering Broadband for 17.99 per month, and 56K Dial Up for an unbelieveble 1.99, but I think that's only the first month.


Well Simon,

I guess you have heard the term 'Cowboys and Indians' well these guys are both, but not from America, Head Tepee Office is in Oldham  :o

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Re:Broadband Deals?
« Reply #25 on: January 11, 2003, 14:21 »

I guess you have heard the term 'Cowboys and Indians' well these guys are both, but not from America, Head Tepee Office is in Oldham  :o


Surely you are mistaken Tony,there are'nt any cowboys left in Oldham they're all Indians now (well Asians)  ;)

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Re:Broadband Deals?
« Reply #26 on: January 11, 2003, 19:03 »
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noted, but it just has'nt got same ring to it 'Asian Cowboys' as ' Cowboys and Indians'
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