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ISP help ...chosing the right one

Discussion in 'General Video Gaming Chat' started by Acidburn, Jul 26, 2004.

  1. Acidburn

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    Hello, I've been surfin around the forum and googling for ISP's that offer broadband in the teesside area. NTL offer there services on the cheap but I'm tired to a 12 month contract...which is no good!

    Basically I'm shipping off to university come sept, and have no way of getting online unless i do it myself. SO therefore I've been looking and only need a less than 8 month contract...any Ideas on ISP's?
     
  2. UncagedTyphoon

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    Zen broadband have a 30 day notice period only and people I know who have this say it is a very good service but is a little more expensive
     
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    Im with zen and have had no connection problems so far (about 3 months now) Had a problem with payments recently but its all sorted out now.

    I have a 512 connection that I share via wireless with my next door neighbour and have no problems with us both on x box live at the same time although it is a little more expensive than some others.
     
  4. Acidburn

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    Hmm thanks for the reply, any others? Basically i would like a BB connection that is uncapped ( no limit on downloading / uploading files) and along with a NO yearly contract, since i won't be there for the year . . .:D
     
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    Checkout Adslguide for the best ISP's.
    Personally, and in no particular order - Eclipse, Nildram, Pipex, Plusnet and as mentioned earlier, Zen. Bulldog are also emerging as a main competitor.
    The site above has info and links so you can check for capping and contract durations from there.

    Best of luck :)
     
  6. Acidburn

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    hmm the only reason I needed help was in that I'm a 56k user, only real ISP i know of is NTL, and Freeserve, I did check out ADSL guide before I made this post but none of the names struck me so I turned to this post... Perhaps I was too quick to judge
     
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    Definitely forget Freeserve aka Wanadoo.
    They are also 12 month min contract.

    Sorry I couldn't have been more help.
     
  8. colesy

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    I'll give Eclipse a thumbs up :smashin: The speed is very good, 1 month contract, no download limit, and I have never had a problem.
     
  9. Acidburn

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    Just checked them out, which option do i need....

    Home 250 - Flexible up to 1Mb
    A cost-effective entry level solution which is a great stepping-stone for existing dial Internet users who are unsure of the benefits of broadband but want to try it out. £58.75 £17.99


    Home 500 - Flexible up to 1Mb
    Ideal for families or users with heavier usage, the Home 500 service is also recommended for use on home networks. £58.75 £23.95

    I assume that the unlmited downloading applis in both cases, since it states that on the webite, so perhaps the home 500 . .is the 512k option and the 250 is the 256k option?
     
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    which is better? ...Flex option or standard? Say if i chosen the flex package, i asusme is a little bit more than the none flex, and started downloading a big file would the line automatiicaly flex up?? Or do you have to tell it to?
     

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