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ADSL - Monthly bandwidth allowance?

Discussion in 'Internet, Connectivity and Communications' started by Jakamoko, May 19, 2004.

  1. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Hi All,

    As the day nears when my exchange gets ADSL-enabled, I'm investigating various different packages. So I've pretty much made up my mind on what I want/can afford, and am happy, but just want to ask you all one thing....

    What do you reckon to a monthly bandwith allowance of 1 Gb ? I don't download much at all, and to be honest I ain't a big emailer either.

    Is this a decent package (~£20 for 512k line, free hardware and activation) with that bandwidth allowance? Oh, did I forget to mention Tech Support is charged at Local Rate as well ?

    Hmmm, lets see, I work for an ISP, doing Tech Support, charging 75p per minute.....:hhhmmm
    I think I know my answer already :D
     
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  2. Phoenix
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    um
    sounds a bit off
    i pay 23 a month for my package, granted i payed installation (2 years ago) but not activation
    tech is a local number also

    1GB a month sounds rather small
    at full capacity (this is not taking into account line overheads, noise or anything, just the simple math) a 512k line can download 5.4GB per day

    i mean granted u dont use much, but what if u decide you want too all of a sudden, or have a need to all of a sudden?

    check out plusnet/force 9
    http://www.force9.net.uk or something like that
     
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  3. SimonV

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    1GB a month, that wont last 5 min Gav. I know you say you don't download much. Neither did I till I got broadband. Think of the day when you decide to download a Linux distro but you have to wait till next month to finish it off. :cry:

    I use plusnet and get a great service and have done for the past 18 months with no monthly allowance for the same cost. Personally I wouldn't go with any ISP that enforces an allowance but thats because sometimes I download full ISO's from the net and with that allowance I'd be stuffed
     
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  4. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Cheers for the replies. I guess you're both right - 1Gb wont last at all. Oh well, bit more research required ..... :hhhmmm
     
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  5. Phoenix
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    nice one Si, didnt realise you used Plusnet :) I've used Force9 (same as Plus9) for about 3 years now :) no problems what so ever, can only remember my line going down once or twice lol
     
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  6. SimonV

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    There support can be a little poor unless you press them hard to speak to somebody higher but apart from that I not had much to complain about.

    We used them from when they were force9 in my last job. The free domain name hosting and web-space package always comes in useful for testing the only downside is the unreliability of there cgi servers.

    A friend works for them and was telling me the other week they plan to upgrade all the servers used for there web-space hosting so things should improve in the future.
     
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  7. Phoenix
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    wow tbh i've only ever called there tech support once or twice to confirm theres an outage or if its just me, and i just test CGI stuff on my own server, so probably why ive never noticed probs :)

    for the cost they reign supreme in my books, they were running 512/256 for under 25 quid long before anyone else

    I think Bulldog are offering 2MB for 32 a month now
    shame im moving, if I cant get speakeasy im screwed :)
    (Speakeasy are a US ISP, they do 6mb/768 for 99 USD per month)
     
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  8. Jakamoko
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    I've decided I'm gonna look at a more "in-house" solution on this. That's going to be THE best deal around :wink:
     
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