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Discussion in 'Technology' started by crayon, 20 April 2005.

  1. crayon

    crayon Yamato Gaijin

    23 October 2004
    Hokkaido Japan
    Liverpool FC
    Okay, here's the deal. I'm moving back to the UK shortly and have absolutely no idea about broadband deals in the UK. Preferably looking for one with unlimited downloading and modem included or rental (as I am doing same here). I've heard Tesco are good but I want your views! I'll be in the UK around June and hopefully soon after I want to be online. So to avoid using crappy dial-up I need to gather some, er, "research". Cheers in advance. :applause:
     
  2. Carl

    Carl Ban Master Staff

    27 December 2001
    N.I.
    West Ham United FC
  3. RuneEdge

    RuneEdge Silent Assassin

    1 October 2003
    Turn around, I'm right behind you...
    Manchester United
    HOLY SHIT! UK Online do 8mb!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. crayon

    crayon Yamato Gaijin

    23 October 2004
    Hokkaido Japan
    Liverpool FC
    Thanks Holio. Didn't realise they were so slow! Been on 12M for years here and the latest packages are a lot faster than that with unlimited downloading......and the 8mb offer doesn't seem to apply to my area of the UK.:( Any more decent offers?
     
  5. SilverSpider

    SilverSpider League 2

    7 April 2003
    Out of sheer curiosity how much does that 12Mb package cost you a Month out there ?

    Oh and in £'s please not Yen mate ;-)

    Ta.


    P.S. I can feel me building up to another "Rip-Off Britain" Rant here !
     
  6. RuneEdge

    RuneEdge Silent Assassin

    1 October 2003
    Turn around, I'm right behind you...
    Manchester United
    12mb!!!!!!!
    Whats the download speed at? 1mb gives you about 100kbs.
     
  7. crayon

    crayon Yamato Gaijin

    23 October 2004
    Hokkaido Japan
    Liverpool FC
    Maybe I mistranslated......it says 12M on my invoice every month so I presume it had something to do with mbs but maybe not.:( The cost, including rental modem at 800yen (4 quid) a month including voip telephone comes to around 20 quid, unlimited downloading. I feel I'm going back in time and certainly don't want to be on crappy dial up. What do you guys use?
     
  8. RuneEdge

    RuneEdge Silent Assassin

    1 October 2003
    Turn around, I'm right behind you...
    Manchester United
    When you download something. What is the speed?
     
  9. Milanista

    Milanista Mangiamoli! Staff

    19 December 2002
    London & Milan
    AC Milan
    Thats hard to answer because it also depends on where youre downloading.
     
  10. Mack

    Mack Champions League

    8 August 2003
    Manchester
    MCFC
    Not really just do a online speed test that will tell you your true download speed:- http://www.dslreports.com/stest

    I pay £19.99 per month for 2mb line with NTL but they introducing a download cap in december :(
     
  11. ash

    ash DeMinistrator

    21 March 2004
    London
    Man Utd
  12. crayon

    crayon Yamato Gaijin

    23 October 2004
    Hokkaido Japan
    Liverpool FC
    Will be in North Wales/Chester area.

    Btw, it said 4.9mbps on my broadband speed check. I really have no clue about all this.... ;)

    and ashmufc, it came out like this with your link:

    Direction


    Actual Speed


    True Speed (estimated)
    Downstream 472 Kbps (59.0 KB/sec) 509 Kbps (inc. overheads)
    Upstream 208 Kbps (26.0 KB/sec) 224 Kbps (inc. overheads)
     
    Last edited: 21 April 2005
  13. Mack

    Mack Champions League

    8 August 2003
    Manchester
    MCFC
    This is who im going to next after NTL introduce there download caps :-http://www.bulldogbroadband.com/ :)
     
  14. crayon

    crayon Yamato Gaijin

    23 October 2004
    Hokkaido Japan
    Liverpool FC
    Going to check it out now, jamie mack:D
     
  15. crayon

    crayon Yamato Gaijin

    23 October 2004
    Hokkaido Japan
    Liverpool FC
    Afraid I can only use Alltime2000, jamie_mack...
     
  16. Mack

    Mack Champions League

    8 August 2003
    Manchester
    MCFC
    Whys that crayon its says its available in the chester area?
     
  17. crayon

    crayon Yamato Gaijin

    23 October 2004
    Hokkaido Japan
    Liverpool FC
    I put my phone number in and that's what it came up with.
     
  18. ash

    ash DeMinistrator

    21 March 2004
    London
    Man Utd
    The bulldog sevice uses LLU, so that means they can give good speeds for cheap, they can give upto 8mb, but they are waiting. If you joinb htem , I reecoemend you keepo with BT and get a seperate phone line, as you need the bulldog line, that is what I am going to do. Because BT is the best IMHO
     
  19. Mack

    Mack Champions League

    8 August 2003
    Manchester
    MCFC
    Wouldnt you then pay two line rentals from BT though?

    Crayon did it not have a date at the top of the page saying when it will be available?
     
  20. crayon

    crayon Yamato Gaijin

    23 October 2004
    Hokkaido Japan
    Liverpool FC
    Nope.
     
  21. ash

    ash DeMinistrator

    21 March 2004
    London
    Man Utd
    For Bulldog you HAVE to ahve a phone line. So thats £10.50 for that line. So 4mb unlmited is £19.50 + £10.50 phone line = £30.00 per moth. Good deal. You ahev to pay £60 for them to install your line, or you can replace BT with bulldog.
     
  22. crayon

    crayon Yamato Gaijin

    23 October 2004
    Hokkaido Japan
    Liverpool FC
    Won't go down too well with the crinklies...
     
  23. RuneEdge

    RuneEdge Silent Assassin

    1 October 2003
    Turn around, I'm right behind you...
    Manchester United
    I think Crayon has a 4mb connection.
     
  24. crayon

    crayon Yamato Gaijin

    23 October 2004
    Hokkaido Japan
    Liverpool FC
    It was reading 7mbps before. Broadband here in Japan though is great. Everyone has it, it's cheap, unlimited downloads and the first three months are free!!
     
  25. Mack

    Mack Champions League

    8 August 2003
    Manchester
    MCFC
    No its a 5mb connection! is the phone number you used on the site a BT one Crayon?
     
  26. crayon

    crayon Yamato Gaijin

    23 October 2004
    Hokkaido Japan
    Liverpool FC
    Yup, but did you read my first post? I haven't moved yet so I don't have a connection there yet.
     
  27. Mack

    Mack Champions League

    8 August 2003
    Manchester
    MCFC
    so how did you put a number in on the web site?
     
  28. crayon

    crayon Yamato Gaijin

    23 October 2004
    Hokkaido Japan
    Liverpool FC
    my parents place cos thats where I'm going first!
     
  29. Mack

    Mack Champions League

    8 August 2003
    Manchester
    MCFC
    Ah i see, when i put a number in right at the top of the page it should say when it will be available in that area! But theres no way your going to get a deal as you do in Japan, Apart from Bulldog your going to be paying a hell of alot for anything like the speed you have, Most other providers here in the Uk now have CAPS or are under 2mb in download speed :(
     
  30. crayon

    crayon Yamato Gaijin

    23 October 2004
    Hokkaido Japan
    Liverpool FC
    Mean gits, aren't they?
     

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