I`m thinking going with TalkTalk

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by Meggahurtz, Dec 29, 2006.

  1. Meggahurtz

    Meggahurtz Guest

    After much problems with NTL regarding billing i`ve had enough.

    I was looking at TalkTalk but bit unsure as i`ve read good and bad about the
    company.

    Any Comments?
     
    Meggahurtz, Dec 29, 2006
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  2. They were recently voted the most hated ISP in a survey.

    If you thought you had problems with NTL, wait until you go
    with anything Craphone Warehouse have an interest in.
     
    Charlie Mitchell, Dec 29, 2006
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  3. Meggahurtz

    Tx2 Guest

    In a word - don't. Others will be along to enlighten you, i'm sure
     
    Tx2, Dec 29, 2006
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  4. Meggahurtz

    Meggahurtz Guest


    I`m just lost who to go with, I was looking at Bt Broadband the £26.99
    package but the 12 month contract puts me off.
     
    Meggahurtz, Dec 29, 2006
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  5. Meggahurtz

    CheggersPop Guest

    thought we might be interested in the following...
    For an extra eight quid you could sign up with Zen and get montly
    contract.

    £34.99 = up to 8mb and a 50GB download capacity. Zen only take into
    account the download ratio, so 50GB is a far whack to have a go at!

    £35 is a lot to shell out each month, but it's true that you get what
    you pay for!!!
     
    CheggersPop, Dec 29, 2006
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  6. Meggahurtz

    Meggahurtz Guest

    Thing is that on top of the £11 a month BT line rental makes it bit
    expensive.

    Bit of a mine field this ADSL business :0) i`ll have to have a good look
    about I think.
     
    Meggahurtz, Dec 29, 2006
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  7. Meggahurtz

    CheggersPop Guest

    Meggahurtz explained :
    Zen does cost a stack of cash, but they don't piss you about! I've been
    with them for about 18 months now and only had one occasion (of about
    3hrs) when the service suddenly dropped.

    At £1.50ish a day (which is the cost of Zen and BT) I don't think it's
    that OTT considering the amount you can gain! I've heard *cough* that
    p2p and bittorrent are both fully accessable via Zen!

    The world at your fingers for lest than the price of a pint a day!
    (Surely that tag line has, or should, have been used before!)
     
    CheggersPop, Dec 29, 2006
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  8. Meggahurtz

    Eeyore Guest

    Tiscali £12.99

    Graham
     
    Eeyore, Dec 29, 2006
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  9. You may like to look at my info sheet -
    www.1001solutions.co.uk/Selecting_a_broadband_internet_service_provider.pdf
    for some tips on what to look for and what to avoid when selecting a
    broadband service provider.

    On a wider note you may kike to look at www.broadbandchoices.co.uk and
    www.uswitch.com for some comparison of what is being offered - but also be
    aware that a facility that is not mentioned may not be available or may be
    available but just not mentioned.

    There's nothing like consumer view and this is the NG for that but be aware
    that you are more likely to hear bad news than good news.

    Hope that helps.

    Regards.

    Bill Ridgeway
    Computer Solutions
     
    Bill Ridgeway, Dec 29, 2006
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  10. Meggahurtz

    TroJon Guest

    I'd say give it as try. Only problem is if you want to connect
    wirelessly, as it's a bit tricky and Tech Supp won't be able to help.

    Tro
     
    TroJon, Dec 29, 2006
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  11. except where NewNet are concerned ;-)
     
    dave @ stejonda, Dec 29, 2006
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  12. Meggahurtz

    usenetuser Guest

    The 12 month contract puts you off BT; Talk Talk is an 18 month
    contract.
     
    usenetuser, Dec 29, 2006
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  13. Meggahurtz

    NoNeedToKnow Guest

    There are plenty of other firms around. Many don't have 12 month contracts.
    Depends when you will want to download. I don't know what BTB offers for
    26.99 (I'm on a 14.99 a/c and download 30-40 GB a month without any prob.
    The 'peak hours' limit - from 1800 to 0000 - is 20 GB and I am not often
    busy during those hours, keeping my downloading to off-peak). UKFSN.org
    offers 30 GB peak + 300 GB off peak for 19.99/month with 1 month contract.

    (UKFSN and a number of others are resellers of EntaNet). HTH.
     
    NoNeedToKnow, Dec 29, 2006
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  14. Details of current BT options/offers here:
    http://tinyurl.com/yzohhn

    All depends what you want from an ISP- basic service, cheap monthly payment,
    multiple email addresses, high bandwidth allowance (or not), VOIP, inclusive
    calls, security package, parental controls, customer service in UK or India,
    access to Usenet, etc.
    They all vary and you tend to get what you pay for. The more expensive ones
    usually offer "total packages" and/or a high bandwidth allowance.
    The only way to find out is to check each ISP's website for details and make
    your choice based on what *you* want from your ISP.

    George
     
    George Weston, Dec 29, 2006
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  15. Meggahurtz

    Conrad Guest

    Hi

    I have done about 40-50 broadband installs ( I have a part time
    hobby/business doing PC repairs etc) and Talk Talk are
    the absolute worse on all counts from faulty modems, crappy drivers and
    terrible tech support. I even had one 'support' person tell the customer
    as the broadband was 'free' there's is no point complaining! Two customers
    took over 8 weeks to get on-line.
    I have been criticised on this n/g in the past for stating that Demon is the
    best UK ISP (I have been with them 11 years) so I won't.
    Tiscali are a good all-round ISP as are Orange although their Livebox can be
    a bit flaky on wireless. AOL are much much better than they were a couple of
    years ago
    and their support for networking/wireless is much improved now they supply
    the Netgear DG834 router.
    BT are, well, er, BT. - good enough service, reasonable equipment and
    support and if anything goes wrong they can't pass the buck (externally
    anyway, they're pretty good
    and passing you around various internal depts.)
    All in all, if I had to change ISPs I would go with BT with Tiscali as
    second choice.

    Conrad
     
    Conrad, Dec 29, 2006
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  16. Meggahurtz

    Meggahurtz Guest

    Hi Conrad,

    I was looking at the Tiscali packages and they are very attractive.

    I`m leaning more towards Tiscali but just one question.
    Do they have 8mb on all exchanges or only the one`s they have LLU`d?
     
    Meggahurtz, Dec 29, 2006
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  17. Moved to NewNet recently. Very smooth and efficient. They are just
    putting some prices up but still pretty reasonable.
     
    The Invisible Man, Dec 29, 2006
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  18. Meggahurtz

    TroJon Guest

    Having been ripped-off and screwed by BT once before, they'd be my last
    choice.
     
    TroJon, Dec 29, 2006
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