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Old 05 February 2006, 06:02   #1
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cheap broadband deals - 8mb

cheap broadband

i have two broadband links into the house, one by bt and one by plusnet. the one from plusnet i have had a few years now and they are doing a stonking deal at the moment

i have just been informed they will upgrade my 2mb connection to an 8mb connection this week, the price i pay is 14.99 on a monthly contract

if i opted to pay 19.99 i would get 10gb of download which is a hell of a lot and free calls and other bits as well

just wanted to share this as it is the best deal i have seen out there and is extremely good value and the value just got a lot better, also the service from them is second to none and as good as bt if not better

the bt service i have costs a lot lot more....

http://www.plus.net/

if you happen to take up plus net then feel free to pm me as it would be good to know if others find it useful too.

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Old 05 February 2006, 08:35   #2
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looks a good deal if you're in an area able to get the full 8mb
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Check what you exactly want before signing up for a year contract.

8 MB is a good headline grabber.

But so often I find the cheaper deals restrict downloading. Just looking at a web page is downloading.

Some require you to sign up to a phone deal.

Some have a fair use policy.

I should imagine that if you don't download lots and want a cheap deal then don't go 8 Meg. Find a cheaper 2 meg or 1 meg deal. Probably 1/2 meg would do most people who only browse the web.

Just some advice for those thinking about going broadband for the first time.

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I'm with Biggles on this one- I pay £28.99 a month for unlimited use 1mb and the phone too with unlimited offpeak calls as a package. There's not really a lot of point in the extra speed as websites are throttled as to how fast you can load pages anyway-it only makes a noticeable difference if you download a lot of big files.
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if i opted to pay 19.99 i would get 10gb of download which is a hell of a lot and free calls and other bits as well


http://www.plus.net/

if you happen to take up plus net then feel free to pm me as it would be good to know if others find it useful too.

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10gb is NOT a hell of a lot - with an 8mb connection you could hit that limit quite soon if you download a few TV episodes or whatever. A free download of Debian Linux is 8gb on it's own - updates from Microsoft and Nortons etc are also pretty big!!!

A 1mb unlimited connection is often better than a 10mb limited one - the speed is only noticable if you download lots anyway so then the cap will hurt!!!
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i used to have unlimited broadband which we have 3 pcs using, however when i checked our monthly usage states we were using between 2 and 4 gb a month so moving away from unlimited to a faster caped service was a good move for us, the extra gb per month costs 1.25 per gb roughly. the pcs are on 24 hours a day with unlimited constant email and reasonable downloads

One bit of advice to anyone thinking of switching broadband offering or even just trying to assess their current provider or offering is look at your usage of the past 6-12 months to determine the package most suitable to you. most broadband suppliers should have a way of showing you how much bandwidth you use per month with downloads/uploads etc.
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I'm on plus net as are most of my mates. Its 2mb and completely unlimited downloads. I pay £14.99 a month and its by far the best deal available. They are also very reliable.

I don't see how companies like wannadoo can charge £17.99 a month for 2mb line with something stupid like a 2gb/month limit, when companies like plusnet offer such a good deal and reliability and service....I could do 2gb in half a day on google earth.
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I'm on plus net as are most of my mates. Its 2mb and completely unlimited downloads. I pay £14.99 a month and its by far the best deal available. They are also very reliable.

I don't see how companies like wannadoo can charge £17.99 a month for 2mb line with something stupid like a 2gb/month limit, when companies like plusnet offer such a good deal and reliability and service....I could do 2gb in half a day on google earth.
NThell charge something like £34 a month for 10mb unlimited - that's something like 100gb per day!!! They do threaten to cap people who abuse the service but even we don't get near those levels - much!!!
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- that's something like 100gb per day!!! but even we don't get near those levels - much!!!
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one major problem we have hit that doesn't seem to be advertised is size of file storage on E mail.

I won't state the servers that did it but they are cheap.

We found that we could'nt E mail 3mb files to each other on some of the servers.

Now 3MB nowadays isn't very much. Its the size of an average photo.

If your gonna send your granny a photo make sure your server allows it.

AOL has no limits whatsover. I know that from experience.

Anybody else care to share there thoughts on other ISPs.

I should imagine that its all down to price.

Certainly in the Broadband world you won't get something for nothing.

So many people I know thought they were getting a bargain with there ISP then found out they were getting stung.

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