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Homer Jay

Original Poster:

124 posts

69 months

Saturday 22nd September 2012
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Hi there,

I am going to move into a new flat and I need unlimited internet.
Is there anything good and cheap?

Sky offers me up to 10Mb for £25 with free calls (I don't care about the calling thing but I need to set up a landline in order to get internet).

What do you think?

Puggit

35,578 posts

153 months

Saturday 22nd September 2012
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Unlimited for £8pm - supply your own router. Just switched from BT on Friday and the move was painless.

https://www.utilitywarehouse.co.uk/comms/index

Speediest shows 9mbs and piggy-backing on TalkTalk.

TotalControl

7,289 posts

103 months

Saturday 22nd September 2012
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Puggit said:
Unlimited for £8pm - supply your own router. Just switched from BT on Friday and the move was painless.

https://www.utilitywarehouse.co.uk/comms/index

Speediest shows 9mbs and piggy-backing on TalkTalk.
Use the Opal/TalkTalk network. I'm not sure on the new pricing as I'm in Tech Support but it's something along that ball park.

Tartan Pixie

735 posts

52 months

Sunday 23rd September 2012
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If you're in a cable area then virgin are excellent, especially as there's no line rental.

When I was with them about 2 years ago internet only with no phone or tv was £18 a month and service was rock solid. That with mobile phone and freeview box meant all comms sorted for less than £35 a month.

Now I'm in a rural area I have to plug the router in to an antique piece of technology called a phone line, can't get more than 9Mb speeds due to the old copper wiring. It feels feels like I'm regressing to an age of barbarous savages.

Alucidnation

3,824 posts

75 months

Sunday 23rd September 2012
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Whatever you do, stay away from BT!!!!!!!

I switched to them from Sky thinking they might have improved over the years, and it was the most 'stupidist' decisions i have made in my life, and believe me, i have made many.
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Frik

12,618 posts

148 months

Sunday 23rd September 2012
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Just to aid your decision, I had terrible experience with Virgin. The connection was incredibly unreliable and three times they said they were going to send out an engineer and didn't. In contrast I had BT for three years in my old flat and not a single drop out of service.

TotalControl

7,289 posts

103 months

Sunday 23rd September 2012
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Quidco were offering cashback on new Virgin and Sky connections of about £200 a few weeks ago I think.

And I generally would stay away from BT but some have had good service.

Fer

7,246 posts

185 months

Sunday 23rd September 2012
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I am on plus.net at the moment, where I can get 60GB a month, but they do not do unlimited. I am thinking of moving to Tesco, which would work out at £21 including calls and line rental.

Homer Jay

Original Poster:

124 posts

69 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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I will have Sky after a month. Cheap and a 12-month contract.

Thanks everyone