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post #1 of 12
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I might get it to replace my ADSL.

Is it good? Is it reliable?

Also how much do you pay for your broadband? Virgin Media really confuse me with their hidden prices and stuff. How much would the 30mb option cost?

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I got vm 20mb service and thats £17 a month, I was quoted £23 for 30mb line, Yeh I havent had a single problem with it recently. defo recommend
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All i can really say is if you're connected to an over subscribed cab

the speed can be awful

i would check for FTTC services if possible.
Edited by cokezone - 4/17/11 at 3:29am
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Got a 50MB line and the speeds are actually rely rely good. Never have any problems rely and when you do In a blue moon it gets dealt with fast.

Parents have been customers for at least 7 years (from when they were telewest) but I always have to deal with them when upgrading/inquiring about problems
   
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What are VM like for downloaders, especially torrent users? What are the traffic caps? Also, what are their contract lengths?

EDIT:

Do they support static IPs?
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Originally Posted by parityboy View Post
What are VM like for downloaders, especially torrent users? What are the traffic caps? Also, what are their contract lengths?

EDIT:

Do they support static IPs?
It depends on the package

its like XL 30mbps you can use 75% of ??GB in peak times then you're throttled its sort of confusing

contracts with virgin are usually 12 months.
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I have their 20MB and have no issues apart from afternoon throttling - still fine for things like iPlayer etc.
Sometimes the throttle takes my speed down by 75% - on a "heavy-d'load-day"
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All i can really say is if you're connected to an over subscribed cab

the speed can be awful

i would check for FTTC services if possible.
Not just the speeds, but packet loss and stupidly high pings too. A mate of mine has had issues with them for the last few months, they wont fix anything and try to do as little as possible when it comes to finding out what's wrong and posting on the forums.

The 50MB package is only the real option too, most of the others get throttled like crazy.

VM are fine until something goes wrong, then you're screwed completely.
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VM are fine until something goes wrong, then you're screwed completely.
Guess I'm stuck with O2 then. 24x7x365 support, UK-based too - really happy with that. Problem is that it's ADSL and my line has an underground fault, which BT OpenReach won't fix...
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Guess I'm stuck with O2 then. 24x7x365 support, UK-based too - really happy with that. Problem is that it's ADSL and my line has an underground fault, which BT OpenReach won't fix...
Tell O2 about the fault and that BT wont fix it. Hopefully they'll be able to get something done. I know BE certainly chase BT up on faults like that and considering O2 are near enough the same company I'd expect they'll have a similar policy. Regardless though BT should have to fix the underground fault as its completely their responsibility.
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