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Old 14-06-07, 04:58 PM
Azreil_2 Azreil_2 is offline
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BroadBand

Erm not sure if this is the right place to put this but yea

I'm Currently with Zen Internet paying

£24.99 for Unlimited 512kb ....

What ISP you guys with? and what are the limitations...

=/ and any ideas how much these "fair usage" policy's acctualy limit

your connect?

p.s "browney" your with BE internet right? how are they? is there

up 24mb service any good?

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Old 14-06-07, 05:23 PM
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Well I've worked for a few ISPs in my time, and leant that you get what you pay for... Cheap broadband = cheap service imo.

If your a gamer I can't recommend IDNET enough. I've had 2 short periods of high pings, but that was before the upgraded pipelines. Service is solid, low pings, no speed drops and if you need any help, you just call the number and get straight through to a helpful person in the UK.

They do a MAX (up to 8Mb) service for £24.99 with a 30Gb limit. This is more than adequate for my usage, if your going over that then you are downloading serious stuff imo...

Full Idnet packages are available here - http://www.idnet.net/broadband/default.jsp. If you don't know already, but Idnet are a close partner of OC3D. This isn't the reason I (and you'll see a lot of other forum members do) back them up; they are just a very good ISP!

With regards to fair usage policies - normally ISPs don't like you going over the 100Gb mark as this is compromising the network for other users.
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Old 14-06-07, 05:27 PM
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Be is great I've been with

BT

Plusnet

IDNet

UKFSN

BE

Be has been the best so far best speed best pings and no usage it's really good cant complain
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Old 14-06-07, 06:05 PM
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I share a connection with 4 other people (and sometimes 6)... and personally my usage (download) can be from 10GB-50GB a month =/.

I think ill try BE, I can't really pick a limited connection while in my current living situation

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Be has been the best so far best speed best ping's and no usage it's really good cant complain
Any Port blocking etc.? Traffic shaping?
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Old 14-06-07, 06:07 PM
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Be has never imposed there FUP on any one and some users download 1.5Tb
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Old 14-06-07, 06:08 PM
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I'm on UKFSN (enta.net) atm and haven't had any problems. I had Zen years ago and the customer service was excellent, altho my ping wasn't good on it for some reason

ISP's I've used for ADSL:

freedom2surf - rubbish support (tried to with-hold MAC code for migration)

zen - good support, bad ping (they said it was my area or something)

nildram - were excellent until they got bought out

plusnet - good until I had to contact support, worse ISP for support. Had to use someone else's connection to report than mine was down

idnet - brilliant support, really really bad pings (300+ms), random disconnections, random re-sync's, never got anything sorted.

Support blamed routers, then exhange, then BT, then the package. We worked out there were many routers, many exchanges with the same problem at the same time. Also tried changing the package but it was the same.

ukfsn - brilliant speeds, brilliant ping times, better routing, good support. All of my problems from idnet stopped as soon as I migrated to ukfsn.
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Old 14-06-07, 06:11 PM
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idnet[/B] - brilliant support, really really bad pings (300+ms), random disconnections, random re-sync's, never got anything sorted.

Support blamed routers, then exhange, then BT, then the package. We worked out there were many routers, many exchanges with the same problem at the same time. Also tried changing the package but it was the same.

ukfsn - brilliant speeds, brilliant ping times, better routing, good support. All of my problems from idnet stopped as soon as I migrated to ukfsn.
Exact same with me moved to Be and my pings went down 50%
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Old 14-06-07, 06:20 PM
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I forgot to post prices I'm on the Home MAX 30 (£19.99 30gb peak + 300gb off-peak, 1month contract - none in other words)

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Service Peak Allowance** Off-peak Allowance*** Price

Home MAX 3 3 GB 30 GB £16.50

Home MAX 30 30 GB 300 GB £19.99

Home MAX 60 60 GB 330 GB £29.99

Home MAX 90 90 GB 360 GB £39.99

Home MAX 120 120 GB 390 GB £49.99

Home MAX 150 150 GB 420 GB £59.99
http://www.ukfsn.org/home/internet/a...allowance.html
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Old 14-06-07, 08:20 PM
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I was with UKFSN but I have just moved to UK Online due to them becoming available at my exchange. Paying £19.99 for a upto 8mb service, had a load of trouble when signing up (can be seen in my other thread) but now that its sorted its been the best connection I have ever had. My pings have more than halved to some servers and my speed doesnt fluctuate during peak hours like it did with UKFSN.

They run on the easynet network so see if its available at www.samknows.com

Thanks, Sam
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Old 14-06-07, 10:02 PM
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eclipse internet

£29.99 pm

no 12 months contract BS

cancel when ever i want

un-limit for whatever blah blah.......i download loads, and uploads loads, so far so good

been with them for nearly 12months, no hiccups

like i said, best thing is i can cancel when ever i want, with nothing eles to pay for
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