payg broadband

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by Stuart Crow, Aug 4, 2006.

  1. Stuart Crow

    Stuart Crow Guest

    Hello all
    I am thinking of switching to Broadband from my present dialup.
    I considered Bulldog payg since this type of thing would suit me
    better than a fixed price contract. I was considering Bulldog, but
    have now found out that Bulldog payg is not available in my area.
    Can anyone recommend a payg broadband service ?
    TIA
    Stuart
     
    Stuart Crow, Aug 4, 2006
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    Roger Mills Guest

    In an earlier contribution to this discussion,
    Would you care to define PAYG?

    Whereas with dial-up internet services the term usually means paying for how
    much connection time you use, for broadband it usually (there may be
    exceptions) means paying for how much data you transfer.

    For example, I am on PlusNet's PAYG broadband service which costs £14.99 per
    month for up to 2GB of data transfer - with extra charges if additional
    bandwidth is used. Is this the sort of thing you're looking for?

    PlusNet have had a lot of bad publicity recently, partly as a result of
    having a major accident with a large volume of their customers' email data.
    However, that aside, they are fairly reliable, and probably no worse than
    anyone else.
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    Bob Guest

    I see Bulldog does advertise a charge per minute PAYG service. I have seen
    others, but not recently.
     
    Bob, Aug 4, 2006
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  4. Stuart Crow

    pappa1928 Guest

    Hi,

    Did you check http://www.getbroadband-online.co.uk/ yet? Also should
    you need free speedtest go http://www.speedtest-online.co.uk/ for that
    one. Hope this helps...Pappa
     
    pappa1928, Aug 4, 2006
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  5. Stuart Crow

    Tx2 Guest

    Perhaps Nildram?
    http://broadband.nildram.net/products/bb2go/

    I think you might like to re-visit your interpretation of PAYG however, as
    there is usually a fixed fee per month, albeit with some data transfer
    included. I don't know of any other provider who charges on the basis of
    'traditional' PAYG dial-up access.

    Make your own mind up, but my advice would be to /not/ even consider Plusnet
    as one of your alternatives.
     
    Tx2, Aug 4, 2006
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    Old Codger Guest

    Hmmm! possibly.
    It may be there are ISPs who are even worse but there are certainly ISPs who
    are better than Plusnet. Therefore Plusnet is worse than at least some
    ISPs.

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    Mark Guest

    I know nothing about Namesco's reputation but their new £60 for the
    year, zero monthly charge with an inclusive 2GB monthly allowance plus
    a quid for each extra GB seems extraordinarily good value for low
    users......if you can make do with 512k service...

    http://www.adslguide.org.uk/newsarchive.asp?item=2752

    Else various others do various sorts of PAYG/base level plus usage
    packages, including Lixxus (but mind their 'non-usage' restrictions).
     
    Mark, Aug 4, 2006
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    Joker7 Guest

    : Hello all
    : I am thinking of switching to Broadband from my present dialup.
    : I considered Bulldog payg since this type of thing would suit me
    : better than a fixed price contract. I was considering Bulldog, but
    : have now found out that Bulldog payg is not available in my area.
    : Can anyone recommend a payg broadband service ?
    : TIA
    : Stuart
    :

    Most if not all payg broadband is not like payg dial-up where you pay for
    time on line,payg broadband is more along the lines of a fix fee.You may be
    better of looking for a low coat account if you are a light user.

    Chris
     
    Joker7, Aug 4, 2006
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