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    Anyone got sky broadband. Is it any good. If rubbish which is the best deal out there, We are currently with BT.

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    my uncle has it and gets a 10meg connection, but ive heard that loads of people have had problems with them

    ive got tiscali max, 19.99
    free anytime calls to landline numbers
    free calls to america, canada, australia and about a dozen european countries
    free line rental

    and never had any down time whatsoever
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    Thanks Mick.

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    My fave two are www.zen.co.uk and www.plus.net

    plus.net is a good mix of cheap, but not free, and good quality

    zen is one level up in terms of speed and reliability, although dont take that as meaning plus.net is bad


    Out of the freebies, Im not a fan of sky :( other than getting more value out of the horrendous subscription! orange has been ok.

    Basically broadband is so important for me, I'd rather pay a bit more to make sure it's as good as I can get so its plus or zen for me
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    your welcome

    oh i forgot

    the speed you get depends on the distance from the exchange and how noisy your line is, mine is quite noisy and i can only get a 3.5mb connection but it was too un stable so downgraded to 2mb
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    We're with Zen after Keith's recommendation, we've been with them for ages now. They are brilliant, expensive but the customer service, tech support and speed I really can't find anything to complain about.

    We have been thinking about Sky :sigh; basically because of the price. We will be 25 a month better off if we switch our telephone and Broadband to them and that's paying Sky for their Mid service and unlimited anytime calls. I'm just worried they will be slow and I won't be happy then :rolleyes008: I've been putting it off for about 6 months

    What Chris doesn't like is that you have to have their router, they won't give you the login/password settings to use your own :(

    I'll still be trying to make a decision in another 12 months at this rate









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    yep well I must admit, if I didn't absolutely HAVE to have the Internet for my work as well as play, I'd be looking to save some money by moving to one of the freebies as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith, post: 14651
    yep well I must admit, if I didn't absolutely HAVE to have the Internet for my work as well as play, I'd be looking to save some money by moving to one of the freebies as well.
    I know but................ Zen is just so good









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    Quote Originally Posted by Wendy, post: 14656
    I know but................ Zen is just so good
    yeah agreed, they're pretty 100% spot on in my experience
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    We are with BT but the lure of free broadband to save a buck or two, although i don't want a crap service.
    Tiscali sounds good but we had them in the past and they were really poor and dh says he would not touch them with a barge poll now.

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