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Post Wed Mar 19, 2003 11:12 am

Any one else got a problem with BT broadband?

Have you noticed that since most people have broadband now the members online figure is always high. Thats good news for Robert`s site as we all seem to have it as our homepage and always logged on.

Well Done Rob

However MY BT broadband is crap. It goes off after 2-3 mins or does not work at all. They say that their modem does not work with anything other than an Intel modem inside our machines. Not everyone has an Intel modem.

Any one else got a problem with BT broadband???

Rob, put broadband on the shop shelves, i`d buy it!!!!!
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Post Wed Mar 19, 2003 11:21 am

Bt do seem to be getting their act together at last and anyone who hasn't checked availability for a while might find it worth checking again. Several exchanges seem to be in the pipeline for the next couple of months.

My exchange is enabled in May so I am looking for a decent package - would be interested in hearing what anyone else is using. Also what newsgroup access do you get? that doesn't seem to get mentioned in most of the ads I've seen.


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Post Wed Mar 19, 2003 11:23 am

Broadband! I wish I could have the option of broadband! It's not available in my area, apparently the demand isn't high enough. It's crazy, my family 1/2 mile away have broadband but we're on a different exchange. It would make my life much easier, I'm online 12 hours a day and always sending and receiving files, so it's ssssllllooooowwww. :(
If you could sell it Robert I'd be first in line!
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Post Wed Mar 19, 2003 11:24 am

We use a company cause Pipex, we are just trying to sort ours out at the moment. We have been told we can have it for £24 a month, plus they will give us a free modem. A lot cheaper than BT I think?
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Post Wed Mar 19, 2003 11:39 am

Let us know how you get on or post their number for me. BT have been trying to sort mine out since October, the only good thing they are good at is sending me invoices for it.

I might send them an invoice for all my time wasted chasing it up.

Andy
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Post Wed Mar 19, 2003 12:17 pm

Bt have now made free connection a permanent offer
They are doing a modem for ?50 (instead of ?85) if you sign up by the end of March
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Post Wed Mar 19, 2003 12:37 pm

broadband

The best offer ive seen is through sky for bt broadband, free connection, free modem and £27 per month. You have to be a sky customer to get it, but the deal is excellent.

www.sky.com/btbroadband

Hope this helps


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Post Wed Mar 19, 2003 1:39 pm

Me too Marcella, BT told me "until we get 350 requests on your exchange we won't be upgrading it to a digital one" guess how many they have had so far ? 12 aaaarrrgh! :x and if one of you smart alecs says "why not try cable" err well it stopped 35 miles away in Grantham and their are no plans to EVER bring cable to Boston and NO i can't afford a rudy great Sat dish in me garden for satellite broadband or what the hell ever its called :( :( :x :wink: so its no downloading movies from warez sites for me then :cry: :cry:
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Post Wed Mar 19, 2003 2:09 pm

Andy their web address is http://www.pipex.com/

Or you can contact them on 0845 077 2537 local rate number.

It may be worth a quick call.
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Post Wed Mar 19, 2003 5:39 pm

oooooooooh brian you must be smiling sweetly at the pipex chaps, I too am with pipex dial up but when I enquired recently (last week infact) about going to broadband i was told:

Set-up £60.00 +vat
Modem £109 +vat
Monthly fee £24.95 +vat

mmmmhhhhhhh what perfume are you wearing :lol: :lol:
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Post Wed Mar 19, 2003 5:56 pm

I,m on ntl world broad band, all free, connection modem etc, plus free web cam.
three speeds
£14.99 a month, 128k twice that of phone line
£24.99 a month, 600k
and finally £34.99 a month for 1meg, plus you can move up and down between them each month.
had it three months with no problems
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Post Wed Mar 19, 2003 6:23 pm

Brian

Its not the perfume you are wearing (re. Lorraine) its because the free bits are for home use only. For business use it is £60 set up, £24.95 pm but you can use any modem

Even with this said it is better than BT in fact anything is because it doesnt bloody work.

Andy
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Post Wed Mar 19, 2003 7:26 pm

Hi Guys

Been running bt broad band since November No Problems what so ever
Using thier bt voyager usb adsl modem.

Did not have much else in the way of joice no cable in this part of the world. my mates signed up to sky and is having nowt but grief at the moment.

More Later
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Post Wed Mar 19, 2003 7:37 pm

Bob,

What do you get in the way of newsgroup access?

It's something I use quite a lot on my poor old 56k connection but I don't see any mention of it with the "packages" I have looked at. They only seem to mention the number of mail addresses you get.

Nice to know us poor Rhondda people are catching up with the Caerphilly elite :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post Wed Mar 19, 2003 7:51 pm

We Were dead lucky mate they tried this out as a test area and we were
doing some work at the Royal Welsh on thier stand and they gave us all the info at the time.

As for news groups havent got a clue youll have to nip over here one evening or summit and have a play your self as i dont use them or even know if I should do. Give us a ring Im Doing sod all tommorow if your a bout 077976557797
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Post Wed Mar 19, 2003 8:11 pm

We have been with Pipex for over 5 years so maybe that's why we can get a better deal?

I use Btinternet anytime at home and after the the level of service I have had with them would never use them again. I used to have BT home highway again I was none too impressed with that either. Especially when I moved house 6 months after getting it and had to pay £300 regardless of weather or not I kept using it.

Personally I steer clear of BT like they are the Plague.
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Post Wed Mar 19, 2003 11:35 pm

I use NTL, but something that has made me worry about my future use of NTL is this un-happy piece of news....


http://www.dont-pay-ntl.co.uk/


it's not a problem 99% of the time, but there's still that 1% where I could be in trouble....
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Post Wed Mar 19, 2003 11:48 pm

am i right in saying with the sky satalite broadband you can only download ten times faster and uploading is the same old slow slow slow? :roll:
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Post Tue Apr 01, 2003 8:44 am

I just noticed on my front page of AOL that they are doing free modem pack and delivery, normally £95.00 with a monthly subscription of £27.99.
Orders must be placed and fully accpeted by the 30th June 2003

D/L speed is 512Kbps
U/L speed is 256Kbps
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Post Tue Apr 01, 2003 8:51 am

...good news Lorraine!...

but

I can't get broadband :cry:

I'm stuck in the land of 56k :(

one day - one day :cool:

more soon

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Post Tue Apr 01, 2003 5:46 pm

Pipex doing a great deal no conection fee + free modem under £ 25 pound
i just connected my mum stress free and online in 7or 8 days
hope it helps.

Neil........

Sorry to hear about your 56 K Mike I coudnt imagine not having BBand
are they upgrading your exchange soon
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Post Tue Apr 01, 2003 11:01 pm

I'm on telewest broadband, £30 a month with a free modem. No complaints as yet but it does seen to get a bit slow sometimes.....
but I haven't seen that little blue bar "loading" in ages.
cheers
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Post Tue Apr 01, 2003 11:49 pm

...fraid' not Neil!... :(

I've been to their site and registered my interest but our small village exchange is about 934th in line to be done - so maybe next year?...

more soon

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