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Which Broadband ISP?

Discussion in 'ISPs & The Internet' started by the_sanguine, Oct 5, 2004.

  1. the_sanguine

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    A friend of mine is looking for a broadband interconnect connection. He only really wants it so that the kids can access for homework etc. He doesn't want cable television.

    Whish are the best ISPs to go for?
     
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    In general,

    Good ISPs are Nildram, Pipex, Zen. Many others are listed on www.adslguide.org.

    Avoid AOL, BT etc. like the plague.

    Of course, there are people who use AOL and BT etc who are perfectly happy with them thank you very much. The issue arises when you have problems. With AOL, BT etc. their support tends to be utterly sh*te. And when compared with other ISPs their performance and reliability tends to be quite poor as well.

    Cheers,
    Mat.
     
  3. timmers

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    Hi there,

    I have just signed up to V21 who give you two months 512k at 9.99 each month and then 16.99 thereafter. I have been with BT for a year or so and had no issues and speeds have been cool. this is just a budget issue :rolleyes: Although I have heard no bad reports about V21. There is a good section on Broadband suppliers and loads of other good stuff at www.moneysavingexpert.com . A wonderful site!!!

    Hope this helps...
     
  4. the_sanguine

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    Cheers guys, I'll pass the info on.....
     
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    Thanks Timmers

    thats a great site I have just changed my phone call provider and got rid of my extortionate 27.99 512k connection all in one day.

    Plan to get rid of the RAC next when it is renewed. Saved me a fortune :smashin:

    Darren
     
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    Have a look at www.bulldogdsl.com, I use them and pay £29 per month for a 2MBit connection (it's meant to be throttled back to 512k in the day but doesn't seem to be).
     
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    Watch out for Bulldog - they've had a few troubles lately. See this link.

    Cheers,
    Mat.
     
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    Fair enough, hadn't seen that til now. All I can say is that I've never had any problems with them, great value product and when I've called customer services they've been very helpful and have good availability. It's like all things I suppose, people make a lot more noise when they're unhappy than when things go right.
     
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    Incidentally, Bulldog are well known for doing a very fast 4Mbit service in central London for something like £30 a month. If I was in central London, I'd definitely jump at this, despite the poor customer reviews they've had occasionally.

    Mat
     
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    No probs! We moved all are Gas and Electric and Phone as well!! Phone calls at 1p a time...awesome....!

    Timmers
     
  11. Mr.D

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    I've had no problems with the 2M service from bulldog for all of this year. Its been great.
    I'd jump at the chance to get 4M if they expand out into my area.

    Their pay webmail service is a bit flakey though.
     
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    I am also using Bulldog 2MB Alltime service. Generally happy with it.
     
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    A vote here for Plusnet www.plus.net Had 512 for a few years with zero probs. They are now doing 2Mbit links for £20 for 2GB, with £2 per extra 1GB.

    Seems pretty good and I will probably upgrade. They give you a static IP and usage stats and lots of other little extras including web hosting.

    HTH

    Dave
     
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    Dave

    I too give a big thumbs up for Plusnet. Started with their 512 service and moved up to their 2mbit service last month for the £20 as you quoted above. Absolutely no problems. Highly recommended.

    Tried to sign up with Bulldog 2mbit Primetime earlier this year, almost 3 mths later I was still waiting due to the fact that they were waiting on release of an " exchange port from BT to be connected to their services"

    Needless to say glad I did not go with Bulldog after their much publicised problems.

    Del
     

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