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Dawn
16-05-2009, 04:19 PM
Parents are moving to Worthing shortly and will be looking for a new broadband provider.

Nothing fancy, just for email, web browsing and the odd song from itunes. And not too costly.

And suggestions?

keith
16-05-2009, 04:21 PM
Well I find zen the most reliable but also the most pricey :(

Plus.net now part of bt, second and good value actually

BEST Value is to use one of the services from the companies you already have like sky, orange, o2 etc.

I find plus.net a good compromise position for most people though

Britchick
16-05-2009, 04:51 PM
i swear by BT - we've had internet from them for 4 years now and touch wood we've only ever lost connection for about 20 mins in all that time.

Claire
16-05-2009, 05:07 PM
We've been with BT Internet for as long as I can remember and we've never had a problem with them. And their prices keep going down for some reason. We get a call from the every so often offering us the same package for less money if we agree to another 12 month contract.

mumof2
16-05-2009, 06:03 PM
oooh what road are they moving to?

Dawn
16-05-2009, 06:12 PM
Somewhere in Findon Valley.

mumof2
16-05-2009, 06:13 PM
ohhhh the posh part!

ukwdwnut
16-05-2009, 06:38 PM
i got tiscali 19.99

anytime free calls in the UK, US, mobiles too :D, Canada, Australia, about 6 countries in europe ALL FREE

free line rental too and upto 8mb connection


USA (includes mobiles) Inclusive
Canada (includes mobiles) Inclusive
Australia Inclusive
New Zealand Inclusive
France Inclusive
Ireland Inclusive
Spain Inclusive
Italy Inclusive
Germany Inclusive
Netherlands Inclusive

josh.p.
16-05-2009, 09:05 PM
We use virgin. When they first switched from ntl they went rubbish but now we have no problem with them.

Dawn
17-05-2009, 05:36 AM
We're with Virgin too - been with them ever since they were Nynex, then Cable and Wireless, then ntl, and now Virgin. No major problems.

I guess the parents should check which telephone provider wiring is in the house first then take it from there.

josh.p.
17-05-2009, 07:11 AM
We're with Virgin too - been with them ever since they were Nynex, then Cable and Wireless, then ntl, and now Virgin. No major problems.

I guess the parents should check which telephone provider wiring is in the house first then take it from there.
The thing I like about virgin is it doesn't need any extra software to just run... AOL uses that *awful* browser, and BT makes you install their connection program etc. Virgin is just plug and play :yes::thumbsup:

tb2830
17-05-2009, 09:13 AM
were also with bt and its been fantastic

ukwdwnut
17-05-2009, 09:45 AM
The thing I like about virgin is it doesn't need any extra software to just run... AOL uses that *awful* browser, and BT makes you install their connection program etc. Virgin is just plug and play :yes::thumbsup:

:yes: its crud

same and tiscali pug it all in and off you go :D

you on cable or modem josh

Dizneyblonde
17-05-2009, 09:46 AM
We are with Tiscali too but we have had a lot of connection problems with them that they have had to refund us money for.

The free line rental isn't available in all areas yet either as i'm still paying for mine.

ukwdwnut
17-05-2009, 09:49 AM
We are with Tiscali too but we have had a lot of connection problems with them that they have had to refund us money for.

The free line rental isn't available in all areas yet either as i'm still paying for mine.

agree at the house the phone was off for a while they had BIG probs at the exchanges in loads of areas, thats the only ive had well didnt coz im not there but its the only prob in 5 years with them other than that its been great :D stuff happens now and then

Britchick
17-05-2009, 11:18 AM
The thing I like about virgin is it doesn't need any extra software to just run... AOL uses that *awful* browser, and BT makes you install their connection program etc. Virgin is just plug and play :yes::thumbsup:

oh for the choice lol! we don't have cable here

ukwdwnut
17-05-2009, 12:11 PM
oh for the choice lol! we don't have cable here

dont at the house eiother the residents wont let the paths be dug up :(

MystikPiglit
17-05-2009, 03:53 PM
We've been with BT Internet for as long as I can remember and we've never had a problem with them. And their prices keep going down for some reason. We get a call from the every so often offering us the same package for less money if we agree to another 12 month contract.

:thumbsup: Same here.

josh.p.
17-05-2009, 10:13 PM
:yes: its crud

same and tiscali pug it all in and off you go :D

you on cable or modem josh
Cable :yes: It's great as they plugged it in the front-room near the T.V and in the backroom where the computer is. We got someone to route it through the conservatory when we moved the computer there so the cable is actually in three rooms :yes: We wanted it that way rather than having to connect through a wireless network on the main PC.

ukwdwnut
18-05-2009, 12:22 AM
Cable :yes: It's great as they plugged it in the front-room near the T.V and in the backroom where the computer is. We got someone to route it through the conservatory when we moved the computer there so the cable is actually in three rooms :yes: We wanted it that way rather than having to connect through a wireless network on the main PC.

fibre optics has to be the way to go over the **** copper BT provide, hope they replace it with F O but doubt it bery much and wont ever get cable in our town either i dont suppose....get the full speed with cable rather than wireless :D

josh.p.
18-05-2009, 08:47 AM
fibre optics has to be the way to go over the **** copper BT provide, hope they replace it with F O but doubt it bery much and wont ever get cable in our town either i dont suppose....get the full speed with cable rather than wireless :D
Thats what I said to Dad- plus I hate wireless networks anyway- they are very useful but very frustrating :yes: We have 10mb broadband on the main PC and it's shared between all the others via the wireless network, but on the main PC everything really is just instant when it loads. Brilliant for watching 4od or BBC iPlayer

ukwdwnut
18-05-2009, 09:19 AM
Thats what I said to Dad- plus I hate wireless networks anyway- they are very useful but very frustrating :yes: We have 10mb broadband on the main PC and it's shared between all the others via the wireless network, but on the main PC everything really is just instant when it loads. Brilliant for watching 4od or BBC iPlayer

back at the house i hard wired everything so thats was way better, can updat their lappys as and when i wanted too :)