Attention all PS3 Virgin broadbanders

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  1. reddevil63

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    why just not leave it as it is?!?! :mad:

    It worked fine for me and i've not heard anyone else really complain about the service.

    next thing they'll be doing is placing download capactiy limits on you between these times.

    sorry guys, don't want to offend anyone, but why mess with a perfectly good service?
     
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    It shouldn't really effect me too much, I do all my downloading overnight or during the day, then turn them all off to play online during the evening.
     
  4. Tony Hoyle

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    Presumably they want a higher headline top speed (20mbit is pretty fast) but can't do that without shaping it because they don't have the network capacity to handle more than a few people once the p2pers get wind of it.

    I doubt it will affect most people.
     
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    thanks for the info but it shouldn't really affect me
     
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    They are but only on heavy users.
     
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    That's another company using the shaping process. When I was searching for a broadband supplier, I could only find 4 or so companies that have COMPLETELY unlimited broadband.
    They were:
    -Bulldog Broadband
    -AOL
    -Cable (Telewest/NTL...now Virgin)
    -Bethere

    -Now, it looks like there are only two left, as Bulldog has stopped accepting new members, that offer unlimited access on their basic package. What a shame.
     
  8. Tony Hoyle

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    Unlimited broadband has never truly existed, at least not at the price you're talking about (you can get a leased line that'll be unlimited but it'll be expensive) - there isn't the capacity for that, and it wouldn't be cost effective to allow it. All suppliers have a clause that say you can be kicked off if you affect the connection for other people.

    I'm just glad that some companies are being more honest about it.. most aren't though - I'm still seeing adverts for 'unlimited' broadband. I saw one on TV for unlimited mobile (Web'n'walk) the other day.. at the bottom it said 'subject to fair use' - a 1GB/month cap!!

    My own ISP only monitors during peak time (8am-6pm Mon-Fri) and lets you do anything you like outside that - but even they have said if someone started to take the :censored: they'd take action.
     
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    Surely if you are paying for 20Mb, then that is what you should get, regardless of how much you download.

    These comms companies are always finding ways to stiff their customers. Be it TV packages, call costs, internet speed, whatever. All the bloody same!
     
  10. Tony Hoyle

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    To allocate a full 20Mb to 1000 customers for example would need a 20Gb pipe and cost a few hundred pounds a month per customer. Sure they could do it but would you be prepared to pay that much?

    Instead they allocate between 1/10 and 1/50 of that (depending on the ISP, price range, etc.) and make this clear when you sign up. This works as long as everyone understands that your 20Mb is for short bursts not continuous use. Generally the cheaper the ISP the higher the actual contention. If you find that your connection slows down in the evenings paying a little more for a lower contented ISP is the answer.
     

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