Two companies - are they decent?

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by Jigsaw, Feb 9, 2005.

  1. Jigsaw

    Jigsaw Guest

    Right, opinions please, chaps.

    First Wanadoo BB - £18/month, 1 Mbps, 2 Gbps/month.

    Second, Virgin - 512Kbps, £18/month, 3 Gbps/month, no contract - it's
    month by month - am I right? Is there a sign-up fee?

    I cannot find if Wanadoo has a contract or installation fee.

    Failing that, I am simply looking for good quality reliable BB at a
    reasonable monthly price (512 or 1Mbps is fine), with say 3+ Gbps/month.

    The need not to be signed into a X month contract is crucial and no sign
    up fee would be great.

    I know their will always be better deals, but at some point you just
    have to go with what seems decent!
     
    Jigsaw, Feb 9, 2005
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    Martin² Guest

    Check out Madasafish.co.uk,
    £17.99 for 2Gb/s with 2Gb included,
    no connection fee, free modem
    AND two months FREE !
    Yes, there is a 12 month contract, but you can get out for £80.

    Although I normaly recommend my ISP - PlusNet -
    I must admit that the above deal is unbeatable.
    Regards,
    Martin
     
    Martin², Feb 10, 2005
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    Martyn Dewar Guest

    Theres no sign-up (activation) fee on Virgin's products, and yes, it's a
    one month contract.
    No installation fee, however there is a 12 month contract.
    Freedom2surf's "Connect" packages may suit you -
    http://www.freedom2surf.net/adsl/home.php

    Failing that, have a play with the ISP comparitor over at ADSLGuide
    (http://www.adslguide.org.uk)
     
    Martyn Dewar, Feb 10, 2005
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    Pete Guest

    I don't see the point of having a broadband connection when you
    only can download 250 megabytes a month. That's not even 1 Linux CD.
    You'd need to spread it over 3 months to not be charged. You'd end
    up buying it from PC World!

    Pete
     
    Pete, Feb 10, 2005
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    Harry Guest

    Where do you get 250Mb from? Its 2 Gb a month, thats around 2000
    Megabytes !
     
    Harry, Feb 10, 2005
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    Peter M Guest

    Just because you download much more (and I'm guessing you meant 250 MB
    a week, considering some quota limits are 1 GB), doesn't mean everyone
    'needs' the same as you... some of my business clients are using ADSL
    just for e-mail, and are within the basic 200 MB from Metronet... that
    is 200 MB a month, not a week... The fact it is "always on", no delay
    of the whistle to get online, if they do check some websites, and that
    the phone is never engaged for hours due to the computer, checking for
    mail, are the main advantages they see. Let alone cost savings, as it
    is far cheaper, if you are able to get ADSL, to use something like the
    Metronet PAYG service, for getting mail, than having to pay for the BT
    Surftime Anytime (25.00) on top of an ISP "anytime" fee (I think it is
    only Demon which has an affordable dial-up account at 19.99/month, for
    someone not to have forced disconnections or a limit of 200 hours use,
    each month... they allows users to be connected 24x7 for a price, that
    price being about double many ADSL accounts these days (eg fixed IP at
    22.50 a month from Freedom2surf or 10+VAT from Metronet). Peter M.
     
    Peter M, Feb 10, 2005
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    Alex Heney Guest

    I would agree, but who is offering a product where you can only
    download 250MB/month?

    The above product is offering 8 times that, at 2GB/month, and
    additional GB at extra cost.
     
    Alex Heney, Feb 10, 2005
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    Daniel James Guest

    ... so you can run it for a whole second?

    ITYM 2Mb/s with 2GB (or more likely GiB) included.

    That *is* fairly good ... what are the service and support like?

    Cheers,
    Daniel.
     
    Daniel James, Feb 10, 2005
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  9. "£17.99 for 2Gb/s with 2Gb included"

    I read this as 2 Gigabits/s with 2 Gigabits included.
    2Gb = .25GB.

    Then again there could be some confusion over Gb meaning bits not
    bytes.... but then if that is the case the line would be running
    at 2 gigabytes per second.... which would be nice :)

    Pete
     
    Peter Woodhouse, Feb 10, 2005
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    Pete Guest

    I did mean per month... but I'm suspecting that it is a classic
    case of mis-using the Gb (bits) and GB(bytes) terminology.

    It was just that the original post included the line
    2Gbps speed, 2Gb included.

    Pete
     
    Pete, Feb 10, 2005
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  11. ITYM 2mbps :)
     
    Richard Sobey, Feb 10, 2005
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    Guest Guest

    Nah. m = 1/1000
     
    Guest, Feb 10, 2005
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  13. On Thu, 10 Feb 2005 15:12:28 +0000,
    Buuger. Caught by my own (seeming!) cleverness.

    Apologies to Daniel.
     
    Richard Sobey, Feb 10, 2005
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