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AOL or Virgin Broadband?

Discussion in 'Networking & NAS' started by Frazal666, Jan 16, 2005.

  1. Frazal666

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    Hello. I currently have a 56K modem, and plan on switching to a 512K broadband. I don't know which one is better out of AOL or Vigin, please if anyone knows why I should or shouldnt choose eithe one, please tell me. Both have free Modem+connection (Virgin only till Wednesday 19th), unlimited access and £25 a month. According to ADSL Guide, Virgin is better overall, but they have ratings from November 04. Here are links: AOL: http://www.aol.co.uk/products/broadband/gold/, Virgin: http://www.virgin.net/internetaccess/signup/noscript.html, and ADSL Guide comparisons: http://www.adslguide.org.uk/isps/compare.asp?aol=ON&virginnet=ON&cmp_action=Compare. Thanks in Advance
     
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    But that has a limit of 2GB, I would use that in 2 days! I would keep my computer on tpo download stuff, and according to my very rough and quick calculations, if it downloads at 110Kb/s, I would use 1 GB in 2.5 to 3 Hours. The 6 GB is very low for me as well, as I use internet very often. And 30GB, well, I might as well get that from BT Yahoo, but I dont need it that fast. Thanks for the heads up, I might consider the 30GB option...
     
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    No they don't, not yet anyway. I've had this since last year and i have downloaded many, many times the alleged cap with no problems. It's well known that they don't have the technology in place yet to monitor users download sizes.
     
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    stay well away from AOL, ive used them before and didnt rate them highly at all.
     
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    DEMON Home 500 is what i am on after years of ntl cable connections............
    ntl freedom also do a decent deal both 512 for £17.99 PCM
     
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    Im on NTL Dial-up right now, if only they had the broadband in my area, I would have got broadband years ago. About wanadoo, it says 2GB limit??? Why would they say they have a limit if they couldnt moniter the downloads?
     
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    i'd stay clear of most of the family friendly tv advert big budget isp's if you do want to use the service for what it was designed for. BT, Wanadoo, AOL etc are great for checking your email and web browsing, but to a certain extent they all port-throttle, impose 'reasonable use' limits etc even if not explicitly mentioned when signing up.

    I'd recommend Pipex (23.44/month for 512). You don't and maybe shouldnt listen to me, but I would avoid anything your mum has heard of, especially if your leaving your computer on for long download periods and using lots of bandwidth. You are going to be an expensive customer so pick an isp who is small enough to care about your individual monthly fee.

    Also for reliabilty reasons I would recommend using an external router/modem, (around £30 if you shop around) rather than the free usb modem supplied by your isp if you intend long periods of use.
     
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    Some people believe all that they are told !
     
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    ntl do ADSL now call ntl freedom (BB for none cabled areas.......)
    0845 6506123
     
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    Why a different modem? Lynx, even if they dont have it now, wont they have it soon? And if Im tied down to a 12 month contract, It wont be good... And is NTL ADSL good? Im gonna check the prices right now. Thanks.
     

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