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Beatonator    Posted 1st Mar 2006 10:28am
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Heheh

I asked them last night again, I might go for Tiscali my mates on that as well only thing that worries me is he says in the small print it says something about: "Fair usage Policy"

Which sure sounds like a bandwidth cap to me

Im really going to try to get BB this time around I will sit down and have a proper talk about it to them and stuff
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SkipRat    Posted 1st Mar 2006 11:08am
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Ill take a look at all the paperwork my sister got. Im sure there isnt a fair usage thing on whatever plan shes on....

might be wrong though.
Meh...    
cyrus5   Posted 1st Mar 2006 11:58am
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some throttle back the connection at peak times, R-ADSL rate adaptive dsl. Alot do this now for the cheaper prices, some like metronet i think give you full speed but you pay for transfer up to a fixed point at which point its free after, they work out pretty cheap, ie if you dont use it much one month you might only pay £8 and if you rinse it like a goodun then you still only pay £15!
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Beatonator    Posted 1st Mar 2006 1:15pm
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Hmmm interesting...

Maybe if you guys post all the Advatages of Broadband (completely seriously... ) I could Copy Paste some of them and print them out for them to read through.


Gonna maybe ask about it tonight again. See if they have any Worries or Questions.
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SkipRat    Posted 1st Mar 2006 1:30pm
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Heh well your parents think im a druggie terrorist so dont tell them i said any of it

Theres loads of good reasons to get it.

Doesnt hold the phoneline up EVER.
Its faster for you
Cheaper for them

You could download some music/movies for them
Meh...    
T-M-I-N-E   Posted 1st Mar 2006 6:35pm
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Well I don't know about the UK but any ISP over here (Ireland) that claims to have no data transfer caps have a "Fair usage Policy".

The ISP I went with has a 20 GB per month cap.

I've only had broadband about a month now and I kept a close eye on my usage for the first couple of weeks. I thought I was downloading quite a bit, updating Steam, getting mods, music and programs plus updating every single program on my PC. Add surfing the web and playing every multiplayer game I own and I thought it would add up

I was wrong. At the rate I was going I'd be lucky to hit 8 GB per month. So I went nuts. Downloading TV shows, music, mods, demo's, ect. and I've still only done 12 GB in a month.

I've come to the conclusion that I'd have to sit in front of this screen 24/7 if I'm ever to get near my 20 GB a month limit.

So that's it. I'm new to broadband but I'd much rather a decent set limit than a "Fair usage Policy" (Fair, being defined and redefined by my ISP at any time).
   



Beatonator    Posted 2nd Mar 2006 8:53am
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True I guess, I mean I highly doubt I would be downloading tons, but over here most Connections are Capped to like 2GB or 5GB. Which is ridiculous. If there was a 20GB cap on a 1mb service then I woulod probably go for that one...

Who are you with T.M.I.N.E.?



I wrote out a Basic "What is Broadband" with all the details, including the advantages... gonna give it to my step-dad later on for him to read through. I think the main reason they sdont want it is, they dont see the benefits and are worried about what it might do.
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T-M-I-N-E   Posted 2nd Mar 2006 10:25am
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I'm with BT over here.

I just compared BT Ireland to BT UK.

With the 1Mb service over here you get a 10GB cap. Over there it's 2GB.

With the 2Mb service over here (the one I'm one) you get a 20GB cap. Over there it's 6GB.

Sorry Beat, I didn't realise the caps were so ridiculous over there. I see why you want an uncapped service now.
   
Molodiets   Posted 2nd Mar 2006 10:26am
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Quoting T-M-I-N-E
So I went nuts. Downloading TV shows, music, mods, demo's, ect. and I've still only done 12 GB in a month.

I've come to the conclusion that I'd have to sit in front of this screen 24/7 if I'm ever to get near my 20 GB a month limit.

So that's it.


In France, bandwith is unlimited. There is a "fair" ammount to respect but noone really care as it's not precised.

Serial downloaders have existed for a while and they just let the comp on 24/24.
You might be hosting a RF server now.
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MSM1000    Posted 2nd Mar 2006 12:18pm
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I have my 2mbit connection with Onetel.

There is no download limit - Thats why I went with them.

Onetel are not the cheapest (@ £25 a month) but I cant complain.
Service is great, I get the full 2mbit I pay for and they when there was a problem with the line they acted fast.

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Garner    Posted 2nd Mar 2006 1:27pm
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NTL are the same, £24.99 2Mbit no cap.

Used to be 1Gb per day cap which was more than enough.
Cant complain about them switching to unlimited though...
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Beatonator    Posted 2nd Mar 2006 2:58pm
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Well just checked Onetel, I could get the 24.99 Package, however It just seems a waste to me that im paying for 2meg even though I can only get a 1mb connection.


Pipex have a 1GB limit!

It doesn't say Monthly or Daily...
>>HERE<<

Up to 2Mb broadband
1GB usage allowance*
FREE home phone calls
2 FREE months
FREE modem and connection
FREE firewall and anti-virus software




Also whenever I check my number on BT, it always comes back saying the same thing:
Quoting BT
or Telephone Number *********** on Exchange ******

Our initial test on your line indicates that you may be able to get BT Broadband with download speeds up to 1Mb, which is up to 20 times faster than dial-up. At the moment, your telephone line is unable to support our 2Mb speed broadband package. Also, due to the length of your line, an engineer visit may be required to set up your broadband service.

If you decide to place an order, a further test will be performed to confirm if your line is suitable for the speed of service you wish to order.


HOWEVER, Onetel have said nothing about a Technician being required...
Pipex have told me I can get 1mb, but nothing about the engineer again.
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SkipRat    Posted 2nd Mar 2006 5:47pm
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http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/84366/bt-announces-8mb-broadband-for-the-uk.html


YES YES YES!
Meh...    
Garner    Posted 2nd Mar 2006 6:11pm
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8Mbit is still only if you're >< this close to the exchange.

Beat, I'm not aware of a 1Gb limit on Pipex. It may be that new customers have the cap whilst older customers that signed up when it was unlimited are still unlimited.

Lets just say I know that line is used far more than that on a daily basis
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SkipRat    Posted 2nd Mar 2006 7:20pm
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im well near the exchange though.

Im not sure for definat if ill get 8mb. but any increase is good aint it?



And a bit faster upload will be nice...
Meh...    
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