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Discussion in 'Gadgets and Gizmos' started by Dawn, May 16, 2009.

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    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?
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    oooh what road are they moving to?
     
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    ohhhh the posh part!
     
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    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
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    France Inclusive
    Ireland Inclusive
    Spain Inclusive
    Italy Inclusive
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    We use virgin. When they first switched from ntl they went rubbish but now we have no problem with them.
     
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    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.
     
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    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:
     
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    were also with bt and its been fantastic
     
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    :yes: its crud

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

    you on cable or modem josh
     
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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    oh for the choice lol! we don't have cable here
     
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    dont at the house eiother the residents wont let the paths be dug up :(
     
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    :thumbsup: Same here.
     
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    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.
     
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    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
     

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