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Pipex ADSL special offer

Discussion in 'Networking & NAS' started by Hawklord, Jul 23, 2003.

  1. Hawklord

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    The only thing to point out is that it's £19.95 plus vat (sorry to nitpick) so it's £23.44 a month.

    I've been with Pipex for 9 months on adsl and so far so good.

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    if you want the dog's ******** (almost literally), bulldog is the way to go...

    they have a "summer madness" offer on now for their Primetime 2000 service (2MB (!) download off-peak, 512K peak) for £24.99 ex vat (£29.36 incl vat...

    (their faster services are restricted to certain exchanges though - though they have expanded alot recently)

    I know Im switching from Pipex!

    /Martin
     
  4. boogie man

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    yep got my order with bulldog gone the pipex 512 come in the bulldog 2mb yyyyyyeeeeeeeee hhhhhhhhaaaaaaaa .



    boogie man

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    I don't have broadband, but I did discover on the ad of Mail on Sunday 20th July. Telewest was offering the 2mb bluewonder for £29.99/month + £10 installation if you sign up before end of July. If you take up their TV service as well the cost would be £25/month.

    I don't have the ad at my place at the moment so I can't remember all the details but it is definitely true. I have also been at their website and they didn't have this particular offer.

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    Im waitin for my cease date from freeserve n 2mb here I come
     
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    if you live in a telewest area which i don't plus if they are like ntl no thanks.

    boogie man :clap: :p
     
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    Have either biggygiant or boogie man managed to get switched over to bulldog yet?
    I was wondering how the service was and if they noticed the 50:1 contention ratio as I am thinking of taking up this offer myself.

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    porker : haven't gotten switched over yet, will be another week or so apparently... =(

    The 50:1 contention rate is standard across all residential ADSL services in the UK - based on BTs wholesale ADSL products... (so shouldn't make a noticeable difference from one ISP to another)
     
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    50:1 contention on all ADSL lines? Are you sure, contention is usually stated in the details of the offering and my connection (Pipex 512) doesn't state anything about contention, well it didn't when I got it?

    Si
     
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    sorry so long to get back to you porker....

    I am still waiting on pipex to tell me the date's... there are so slow up there.. boooooo hoooo ... :boring: i will let you no a soon as poss..

    Boogie man

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    No probs, I rang bulldog who told me I am too far from the exchange for the 2Mbs service but I would still be able to get 512k (rate adaptive). Not sure what to do now, probably the pipex deal:rolleyes:
    Does anyone know if I can still play online games with rate adaptive ADSL?

    Cheers,
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    Have been online gaming on Pipex 512K RADSL for 6 months now and it's solid as a rock. Counterstrike, Wolfenstein, Xbox Live is what i play mainly. Also have an ADSL router so can get mates round with laptops and all play online using the same connection. Might change to bulldog soon however, as we're getting in a new flatmate who is a bit of a net freak also, and i don't think 512K will be fast enough.
     
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    All ADSL offerings in the field today are Rate-adaptive - whether the provider informs you of this or not !

    Chris Muriel
     
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    That's interesting Chris, I thought it only became rate adaptive if you were over 3.5 Km from the exchange as is the case with me.

    SeaneyC : Good to know you can still use xbox live ok, though I don't think you would be able to switch to a 1 Mbs connection if you are too far from the exchange.

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    All ADSL offerings have rate adaptivity built in.
    On a good line with high Signal to Noise ratio, the rate may not change in any particular session ; the system monitors and adjusts its rate as & when necesary, e.g. not using certain frequencies if interference appears in certain frequency bins/slots.
    If conditions deteriorate, the speed will drop ; one characteristic of the modulation used (DMT or DWMT) is that it has a "graceful degradation" slowdown if things get bad. The old CAP modulation systems could suddenly cut right out on you without warning when the prevailing line conditions became hostile.

    More details at places like ADSL.org.

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  18. SeaneyC

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    I concure with Chris about the rate adaptive technology, i believe it's always in place with current ADSL lines, i only live 400 metres from the exchange, and it's RADSL.

    Don't really know what you mean when you say "Good to know you can still use Xbox live ok" however. Could you explain?
     
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    well some new on bulldog 2 mb at first they said yep you can have it you live within 3.5km pass the first test so next was to cancelled my pipex adsl service done that pass on on cease date to bulldog cease date went by still no email to say went adsl with them ? so tried phoning them left 5 message's to phone me 2 days later got back to me saying sorry bt say that your line is not good for 2 or 1 mb but you can have the 512 tried to speak to a manager and guest what they cut me off.tried ringing back left more messages and guest what not athing bye bye bulldog.

    so right i'm £60 out of pocket as i have reactive the adsl agian for 512 so gone to plus net now bulldog you lost out son


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