Please help find a decent IPS (uncapped downloads if possible)

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  1. pcavelle

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    I am shortly moving to Northleach (GL54), from London, and losing my Virgin cable service in the process.

    I am a heavy downloader & need to find the best possible adsl service in Northleach, where there is no cable. Many have stingy download limits or hefty fair use policies, both of which I'm bound to bust.

    Can anyone help me with a suggestion for a decent ISP serving the area that will let me download what I want? I accept that '8Mb' will be as fast as it gets.

    Thanks in advance.

    Paul
     
  2. Rygar

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    Click on the 1st link in my sig and enter your new details to see if any LLU options are available to you.

    What's your max monthly budget BTW?
     
  3. ukbootlegs

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    depends on your budget

    i pay £40 a month and then pay for usenet access on top of that

    but i get 7mb unlimited
     
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    It would depend on how much data you will be pushing, do you have any numbers?
     
  6. pcavelle

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    Thanks all.

    With Virgin cable I am downloading in excess of 150Gb / month but would expect this to drop once I go back to ADSL. I would be happy with, say, 70gb tops.

    I am not too fussed about the cost (I am home based & my employer pays) but would not expect to exceed £60/month. The speed and download cap are more important to me than the actual cost, assuming that isn't silly.

    thanks
     
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    60Gb peak and 330gb off peak for £29.99 or
    90gb Peak and 360gb off peak for £39.99?
     
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    Ditto!
     
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    Another one for BE.
     
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    If only that service was available in my area :rolleyes:

    At the moment I am on the old Zen package of 2MB supposedly "unlimited" but I think they introduced the old packages to a data limit that I have never reached yet, but might do with all the downloads from my PS3 wireless.

    Does anyone know of a decent service that can offer the most allowance (hopefully unlimited) for a maximum of £35 a month (what im paying now)
     
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    Im with Orange Broadband and although they have the usual joke that is unlimited broadband i download on average 30GB a month and have no problems.

    I did get disconnected a few moths back for d/loading 250GB a month for 3 months in a row ..... but then reconnected within 4 days.

    So, i would avoid them, and go for a true unlimited.
    Im thinking of moving, but everywhere i see as a good deal has a fair usage policy.

    Be also state they have a Fair Use Policy .... I DONT WANT THAT.
     
  12. ash

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    But people say that FUP is about 300GB a month, then you might get a soft cap.
     
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    All FUPs are not equal. Being an LLU provider BE can afford to be faaaar more generous than an ISP providing over BT Wholesale IP Stream.

    There are reports of users using in excess of 700 GB per month on BE and not even receiving a warning email. 700 GB not enough for you?
     
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    Wanting it all?

    tbh people should be realistic. If you download once, twice per week then fair enough. If you download 20gb every night, I wouldn't blame the ISP blocking you at all [That's just me talking, not speaking of any ISP in particular]

    And saying that, BE have been great since I signed up in June
     
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    If you can get BE, then go with them.

    If not, an entanet reseller is probably the best bet. Up to 8Mbps, with a cap, but:
    30GB peak / 300GB off peak - £20
    60GB peak / 330gb off peak - £30
    90GB peak / 360gb off peak - £40
     
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    I think that everywhere has caps now, every single place I know about does not have a truly unlimited service anymore due to people abusing the service which is why the internet has the restrictions in place to stop people doing so.

    I am with Zen, who used to be unlimited 2mb but also have restrictions on the service I have, but I have not downloaded too much for warnings, but I pay £35 a month for this service which is no longer available, but I pay for it now as it seems that there is no service provider which offers 1 month rolling contract (Dont want minimum 12 months) for less than im paying that is a decent provider that people are really happy with.

    I live in Westerham, Kent, so I dont have the option of BE or Virgin.
     
  17. Rygar

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    UKFSN do fixed 1Mb for £30/month or 2Mb for £35/month. Truly unlimited. 1 month contract. The feed is from Entanet and they have a good reputation.
     
  18. cj

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    If you want "proper" unlimited 8meg ADSL, I use FMN for £30 PM + VAT. And it is truely 24hr unmlimited - I've downloaded over 1TB some months.

    Also, Nildram are currently offering their Business ADSL Pro Max for half price (£30PM) - unmetered 24hr and also comes with 832Kb upload and is only a 30 day contract (FMN is 448k up on a 12 month contract).

    I've had no problems with either ISP.
     
  19. dancemb

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    What network is FMN? That sounds like a really good deal to me, but only if that means it is a Monthly rolling contract only, because if I move in less than 12 months time, I dont want to have to factor into my move all the months that will be left unpaid.
     
  20. cj

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    FMN are here: -

    http://www.fmn.uk.net/

    but it's a 12month contract. However, the Nildram deal is on a 30 day contract, and you get twice the upload speed and a 20:1 contention ratio. I phoned Nildram today and they said the half price deal is for however long you keep the contract up.

    http://broadband.nildram.net/business-broadband/pro8000/

    I think it's a great deal - going to get it put on the second line on our house. Can't go wrong with a 30 day contract.
     
  21. Naqv

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    Another :smashin: for bethere.co.uk.
    Been doing 100gb+ every month for the last year.
     

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