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Rofl. I just phoned them up and the operator had no idea why they were doing this. Pwnt.
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post #22 of 43
There is a virgin media interchange 200 metres from my house...
anyone got any free semtex :x

Seriously though this is stupid.. they said they were testing 50mbps..
WHY!!!??? when they cant even give me my full speed @ peak times?
Richard branson is now on my 'hit list'.
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post #23 of 43
I'm switching, I already pay a lot (£25 per month for 4mb), and that's only because it's unlimited downloads etc. This sucks. What other services can I get on my (was) NTL line? Or could I haggle something...
post #24 of 43
They say.. 20mb upgrade to download movies and music faster....
but dont download too much or were gonna put a cap on/in your ass..
i download proberly like 60gb a month... im screwed and im switching tbh.
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post #25 of 43
SBC is already doing this, i get capped at times and it pisses me off, if the find your over using your bandwith ive noticed monitering my broadband link on my modem i drop from a 6mb connection to a 1mb connection, the diff is they didnt tell me
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post #26 of 43
Ok.. if your customer's downloads are slowing everybody's internet down then upgrade your servers and systems on your end. Don't be a cheapass and cap their download limits while still charging them for the high speed internet.
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post #27 of 43
this is the worst news. so il be able to download one linux distro a month? are they f*!$&*g kidding. i vote road trip to branson house till we get this fixed.

i also have no bt line and im not paying them to reconect it and then have to arse around changing isp plus i get phone and tv from them so it would be a gig friggin mess switching and stuff
    
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post #28 of 43
i just checked their site real quick and it say fair use policy applies but nowhere could i find and more reference to fair use policy

ignore this because i hadnt read the link
    
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this is the worst news. so il be able to download one linux distro a month? are they f*!$&*g kidding. i vote road trip to branson house till we get this fixed.

i also have no bt line and im not paying them to reconect it and then have to arse around changing isp plus i get phone and tv from them so it would be a gig friggin mess switching and stuff
Exactly, what about multi player game patches? Or CSS. I don't have the CDs (rolled over them =\\) and I usually download the game, so this would suck for many of us, myself included.
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post #30 of 43
Erm, this limit only operates between 4pm to midnight! You're free to download as many linux distros or game demos as you want from midnight through to 4pm.
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