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Virgin Broadband
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Im currently using o2 broadband and have been for the last 3 or 4 years. When it was first launched it was great i was getting speeds of up to 10meg and now it fluctuates between 1meg and 6.5meg, my speed is meant to be 8meg. My reason for the lower broadband speed is there are more people with o2. I have called the help line a number of times and done tests but they cant fault it anywhere they have sent an engineer out to fit a new master socket. Its now at the stage where I cant stream 480p on youtube and seeing thats where I play all of my music from its starting to piss me off.

My question is, does anyone use Virgin Broadband and is it worth the extra money?

Philip
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(23-02-2012, 03:38 PM)philip Wrote:  Im currently using o2 broadband and have been for the last 3 or 4 years. When it was first launched it was great i was getting speeds of up to 10meg and now it fluctuates between 1meg and 6.5meg, my speed is meant to be 8meg. My reason for the lower broadband speed is there are more people with o2. I have called the help line a number of times and done tests but they cant fault it anywhere they have sent an engineer out to fit a new master socket. Its now at the stage where I cant stream 480p on youtube and seeing thats where I play all of my music from its starting to piss me off.

My question is, does anyone use Virgin Broadband and is it worth the extra money?

Philip

I have a friend who uses Virgin and has no complaints. I am in the process of switching from Be (part of O2) as their service in three months has gone from good to pathetic. I shall be using Zen as from next Monday .. cant wait
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#3
I dont use Virgin but use Sky and I also got new master socket and router, still get some problems but it seems the new BT broadband upgrade should be very good and I just hope it filters down to other broadband providers, or else I may go to BT.
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#4
Hi there I been with virgin and there internet is good but it is pricey that is why we come away and changed to talk talk we never had a problem with them and they do good offers but I have heard bad reports about talk talk but I never had to complain yet and hope I don't have to as I hate call centres lol
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#5
TALK TALK for us and its Great
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#6
If you go with a non-cable provider other than BT check your exchange is LLU unbundled or you could find your bandwidth chokes at peak times. My gf has sky broadband which normally gives 6meg however between about 4pm friday and midnight sunday we are lucky to get 1mb.
Complained to Sky and they say because the exchange is not LLU the equipment in it belongs to BT who give priority to their customers, and the rest of us struggle to even stream youtube without it stopping to buffer every 10 seconds.
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#7
I've been with Pipex for nine years and the low point came when it was owned by Tiscali but it's TalkTalk now and the
Pipex branding is being canned. Contention across the network causes slowdowns during peak hours but only by 25% or so.
Last night I was seeing 7M/s after 11:30. Most ISPs employ selective bandwidth throttling too but you'll never get them to admit it!
I get my phone from them as well and have 24/7 unlimited free UK calls on all numbers except 0870/1.
I pay £28.30 per month for Internet + phone.....which ain't bad value.
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We were with O2 but got very fed up with the slooow download speed especially at 'busy' times - especially when the kiddies get home from school.
The technical help we received from them was almost non-existant in fact they stated on several occasions that as we were using a wired network they weren't obliged to give us any assistance.
So . . . we took the plunge and as soon as BT Infinity became available on our local exchange we went for it - 24 - 35 Meg download speed depending as much as anything the site you are looking at. Fantastic for YouTube in hidef - less than 5 minutes for a Gigabyte!
We were with BT about ten years ago and swore we would never go back to them but for the last nine months they have been faultless - that is until some pikey strips out the fibre optic cable from the exchange thinking it was copper! But they got it back working again within 24 hours.
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#9
Stop whingeing!
You're lucky to have such a variety of IP's.
Here in Belgium I think there's only 3 or maybe 4 providers,and the price is a lot more too.
We were with Skynet from the word go,but changed to Telenet when they came up with a package for Broadband,land-line and digital television,we pay around €72 a month!!!!

I wouldn't mind,but we hardly ever watch Belgian tv,my missus (who is Flemish) prefers British tv which we get via satellite on Freesat.

As far as internet goes,it's usually pretty fast,but keeps dropping the signal.When I complain to Telenet,they do a remote test and say everythings fine,they did send a guy round just before xmas to test the connection and he found there was a bad connection in the street.Within an hour they were digging up the street to repair the cable,and after three hours they'd fixed it.
I think a lot of the problems we have is because the internet is routed through our 220v cables and then to the router.
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I heard BT will have a 300meg next year. Is BT at the moment through telephone wires or is it cable?
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