Long Term AOLer - Question for other long termers

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by John, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. John

    John Guest


    I've been with AOL for years, and am currently paying 14.99 for 2Mb. I
    am a heavy user (100GB+ pm) and always used to be speed capped at peak
    times but recently the cap has disappeared.
    I see that AOL has recently introduced a 10GB cap, but they appear to
    not be applying it to me.
    Today I got a mail offering me a free upgrade to 8Mb along with a free
    phone package - AOL Talk Unlimited.

    My question is this: does anyone know if it is safe to go for the
    upgrade? I would love 8Mb, but am concerned that if I go for it I
    might then attract attention as a heavy user and be capped at 10GB.

    All my instincts are telling me to keep my head down, but I wondered
    if anyone here had taken the plunge and could give me a bit of

    Thanks to all.
    John, Jun 16, 2008
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    Adrian C Guest

    So the question you should really find an answer to.

    "Can you get be/O2 broadband?"
    Adrian C, Jun 16, 2008
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  3. John

    John Guest

    "Based on the information BT have given us about your landline, you
    are outside O2's Broadband network coverage area but we are able to
    offer you our alternative O2 Home Broadband Access package."

    £22.50 :-(
    John, Jun 16, 2008
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    Adrian C Guest

    Damm. Where can I send flowers of condolence to ?

    Grrr..It's the devil you know or the one you don't.

    OTOH You may have some good reasons maybe for staying with AOL. One of
    AOL's features (other than access to the internet) was it's own user
    communities which worked a bit like usenet does here. There will
    certainly be some folks over there who have asked bandwidth cap related
    questions. Worth a lurk.

    Also have a look at http://www.samknows.com and look through the service
    availabilty from other ISPs at your exchange. Going by a list in a
    recent PCPro, there does seem to be a few providing a cap-less service
    at some levels of monthly payment.

    Demon, Orange, Nildram, Sky, etc ...

    Avoid Tiscali! As many have found they cap the technical support!
    Adrian C, Jun 16, 2008
  5. John

    John Guest

    Rock solid connections since the days when they were the only dial up
    provider offering a truly unlimited service. And then they were by far
    the cheapest truly unlimited broadband supplier - again rock solid
    Good tip, thx. Only a few posts though, from users as confused as me,
    noticing that atm neither the speed cap nor download cap are being
    I check the competition moderately often and then get scared off by
    too low d/l limits, or pricing, or AUPs that do not define
    John, Jun 16, 2008
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    Jasper Guest

    I don't think that really was the question

    Or the answer for that matter
    Jasper, Jun 16, 2008
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    Cork Soaker Guest

    And you think that this is a coincidence? You'll soon see the cap again.
    Cork Soaker, Jun 16, 2008
  8. John

    John Guest

    Dunno - hence my post.
    It feels like it, for sure. I don't mind a peak time speed cap; I
    would mind a 10GB d/l cap. Like any heavy user since dial up first
    went unmetered, all I am looking for is precise info in order to make
    an informed choice.
    John, Jun 16, 2008
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    Cork Soaker Guest

    You've got no chance of that with AOL :)
    Cork Soaker, Jun 17, 2008
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    Gizmo. Guest

    Demon do have a "cap". I believe its 60GB.
    What they do when you hit that I couldn't say. Probably force you to endure
    a 15 minute call from one of their clueless cunts in "tech support".
    Gizmo., Jun 17, 2008
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    John Guest

    Always used to have until recently. Providers change; AUPs change...
    John, Jun 17, 2008
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    Jim Crowther Guest

    Please stay with them.
    Jim Crowther, Jun 17, 2008
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    Trev Guest

    Phone them and ask for 8Mb For £9.99 like most users are paying. you will
    have to sign up for another 18 months though
    Trev, Jun 17, 2008
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