Originally Posted by Limey Linda
We have an optical cable B.B. connection and the limiting factor is the speed of the modem and computer I/O. Typical runs at 1000 baud. Sorry to hear that you also suffer from customer support from " non-reflective" people reading from a script. Drives us crazy. Even if you call your bank to ask about a credit card transaction you get a walla.
This service is part of a package deal that costs about 60 quid a month. Includes: cable TV( 100 channels including BBC), internet and telephone service( local calls are free) In addition we pay AT&T 7 quid a month for international service @ 2P per minute, 24/7. There is no tv Licence required over here. How does that compare for a similar set up in the UK? Thinking about moving back to the UK but not sure we can afford it; hence the ?
1000 Baud - what you using - tin cans and a bit of string???
Speed is nothing without good bandwidth as well - my home connection is now outpermorming many businesses we go to who have leased lines and fibreoptic connections!!!
Prices sound about the same as the UK - prices here have plummeted over the years. We get free phone calls to landlines all over the UK and there are all sorts of international deals as well.