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#1 Lilian

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Posted 12 May 2005 - 10:18 AM

I need to get Broadband as I'm going to be working from home a few days each week. I've just phoned NTL about it as I've got my telephone through them and they've told me I'm not in a Broadband enabled area, so they can't help.

I find it hard to believe that I won't be able to get Broadband - I live just off Gipsy Hill and was wondering if anyone has any suggestions, or has Broadband in this area???

#2 weeble

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Posted 12 May 2005 - 10:21 AM

Check your postcode here:

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#3 Lilian

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Posted 12 May 2005 - 10:35 AM

That's really helpful! Thanks Weeble.

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Posted 12 May 2005 - 11:13 AM

I'm in Gipsy Hill using BT for broadband. I have to use BT because I have radio interference on my phone lines and need good engineering support.

Otherwise I would sign up with UK Online...
http://www.ukonline....00/contents.php
Broadband 500 £10 (BT price £30)
Broadband 2000 £20 (BT price £30, coming soon)
Broadband 8000 £30 (four times faster than BT for the same price)

They are offering a free router on Broadband 8000 if you sign up before the 17th May

I don't recommend using cable companies for Internet services.

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Posted 13 May 2005 - 10:13 AM

www.plus.net are good value too.

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Posted 13 May 2005 - 11:04 AM

I use Homechoice. You need to have a BT line, but the first 3 months work out at £19.99 and then £28 after that. And you get limited cable TV too. But best of all, it's all through your phone line, so there's no drilling (which is handy if you rent)

#7 Lilian

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Posted 13 May 2005 - 01:41 PM

I've managed to get to the bottom of my problem. Most Broadband service providers need you to have a BT line. I can't believe it's taken four phone calls to find that out!

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Posted 13 May 2005 - 02:00 PM

Yep, it's pretty annoying. I don't really use my home phone (I get free off peak calls on my mobile), but I still need a BT line.

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 10:01 AM

I've just installed my broadband modem, wow what a difference, the weird thing is I'm paying the same as I was with my dial-up connection, 14.99 per month.

Virgin were pretty good, they sent me the modem in the post, and it was easy to install, I'm probably a little late joining up, but I've heard so many people have problems and thought I'd recommend Virgin.

Alas...my 3Com U.S. Robotics 56K modem... you served me well.

Edited by Liliput, 19 July 2005 - 10:02 AM.


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Posted 19 July 2005 - 11:39 AM

Cant fault Blueyonder I think you can only get this if you are on the croydon side.

1.5 k connection unlimited £25

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 12:39 PM

Actually Dazza, you can find fault with Blueyonder if you scratch below the surface.

Does anyone use UK Online for their broadband? What is their £10 for Broadband 500 unlimited service like?

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 12:46 PM

Remember the story but fortunately I do not posess anything remotely that sounds like blueyonder.

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#13 Mango

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 01:16 PM

I use Blueyonder, but am beginning to wonder about the £25 per month charge for 1Mb service with all these other cheap deals around. (and having read James post . . .)

My main problems with changing are: 1. hassle, 2. possible lack of reliability of new services . . . as I've been subscribing to Blueyonder for over two years with never a missed email or a downed server.

Is anyone using any of these cheaper deal companies? - and if so, how would you rate them?

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Edited by Crushed Mango 2, 19 July 2005 - 01:44 PM.

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#14 Liliput

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 02:20 PM

Crushed Mango 2, as I've got a cheapy and just installed it today, I'll let you know in a week or so if I'm still waxing lyrical about it!

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 02:24 PM

Thanks Liliput :D
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