NTL roll-out

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by MattB, Apr 14, 2005.

  1. MattB

    MattB Guest

    Does anyone know where to find info on NTL's projected national roll-out
    over the next year? I would like to know if they or Telewest plan to
    install in my area Crewe, Cheshire in the foreseeable future. Their
    website has a standard availability checker, but no indication of future
    plans to install in my area. Thought I'd ask here before hanging around
    for ages on their helpline.


    MattB, Apr 14, 2005
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  2. MattB

    kraftee Guest

    Well it's been a long time since I've seen a pig fly so you may be lucky but
    I seriously doubt it...
    kraftee, Apr 14, 2005
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  3. Hey Matt

    There's probably a reason for you wanting to use ntl, but if there
    isn't anything set in stone that forces you to (e.g. no ADSL
    capability) then my advice, and I suspect others in this group, would
    be to avoid ntl like the plague. I'd go so far as to say that I'd
    rather stay on dial up instead of getting their services!
    Richard Sobey, Apr 14, 2005
  4. I disagree.

    I use NTL ADSL and it's absolutely fine. As was their dial-up for me
    and cable before that. (Different houses and areas) Especially as our
    phone bill is pretty low and the £15 free calls for £24 a month really
    makes it worth our while to go NTL rather than others. We effectively
    pay nothing for the phone. :)
    The Caretaker, Apr 14, 2005
  5. MattB

    kraftee Guest

    Just to clarify, are you on ADSL or on a Cable Modem?
    kraftee, Apr 14, 2005
  6. Now on ADSL, and it's as good, if not better, than cable was.
    The Caretaker, Apr 14, 2005
  7. MattB

    kraftee Guest

    So you are using a BT supplied ADSL on a BT telephone line (claiming it's
    better than a cable modem) & yet extolling the virtues of NTL.....

    Does not compute........
    kraftee, Apr 14, 2005
  8. MattB

    Tim Clark Guest

    Go to your local stationers, ask for a ream of copier paper, and you'll
    be presented with 500 copies of NTL's total roll-out plan for the next
    year, with Telewest's plan on the other side for good measure :)
    Tim Clark, Apr 14, 2005
  9. MattB

    Ste Kearney Guest

    I got NTL 3mb cable and Metronet 1mb ADSL and both are fine. I prefer
    the NTL one actually (on it now), I've not idea why, just *feels* more
    like a LAN than using a phone line.

    Neither have let me down.

    Ste Kearney, Apr 14, 2005
  10. When I lived in Nottingham I had NTL cable feed, which was crap.
    Intermittent drop-oputs, regular slow speeds, slower than dial-up
    occasionally, even to the point of simply not working.

    Now I live elsewhere I managed for a year with NTL Freedom dial-up,
    which in this area was absolutely fine and stable, with about a 48 to
    52k connection speed.

    Now I have a BT line with NTL ADSL broadband access and I have
    absolutely no problems with it. I've not re-booted since turning it on
    about 3 months ago. I don't, howver, use the NTL modem, I have a wifi
    AP and router, which I think makes a difference.

    I'm on the Freedom telephone package 512k + £15 telephone calls and it's
    great. I regularly achieve well over 750k d/l and always 240k u/l.
    The Caretaker, Apr 15, 2005
  11. MattB

    Chris Guest

    I lived in Nottingham (stapleford UBR) and never _once_ had any
    speed/contention or general issues with my service.
    Chris, Apr 16, 2005
  12. MattB

    Yozzi Guest

    Och ignore him, it's brilliant. 1meg for £17.99 with free modem, no
    installation charges, and the first month free is a bargain.

    Their support isn't as bad as it used to be, and i in fact get 2mb for
    £19.99... I don't like their tv or phone service, but you can only get
    broadband with them if you so choose.

    Don't listen to scare stories, the prices are competative, and so its the
    service. Hardly any downtime in our particular area, in fact for 1 hour in
    the last year; you'll get horror stories about *every* company, that's part
    of life. The ones who're unhappy are also more likely to post on a group
    like this too, so you do the maths!

    Phone NTL and simply ask, the queues aren't too bad, it if of course
    dependant on your local franchise. They have overflow call centres too, so
    you should get through, as it's just a general enquiry.


    Yozzi, Apr 16, 2005
  13. MattB

    Yozzi Guest

    Your lack of knowledge 'does not compute', ntlfreedom.com is the answer.
    Yozzi, Apr 16, 2005
  14. MattB

    kraftee Guest

    So you can deride the carrier which is BT & yet extol the virutes of the ISP
    who are leasing the service from BT...

    Sorry it's you who needs to wake up, stop yawning (not unless it is in
    attempt to get more oxygen to that brain cell) & think about what is being
    kraftee, Apr 16, 2005
  15. Our original dial-up in Nottingham (Eastwood) was absolutely great, the
    cable service was marginal, though better than anything else available
    at the time. :)
    The Caretaker, Apr 16, 2005
  16. MattB

    Yozzi Guest

    I give yoo a pet virtue. In a sandwich. Touche. So there you go. Full stops
    are the answer. Kraft cheese slices are shite. Yesh.
    Yozzi, Apr 16, 2005
  17. To clarify my standpoint - I have absolutely no problems with the
    service they provide (customer for four years with TV, phone and cable
    internet) - it's the service they /continued/ to provide and bill me
    for despite numerous letters of cancellation. It's taken me about 3
    months now and still being billed for the internet which was
    disconnected in January.
    Richard Sobey, Apr 18, 2005
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