>30GB // 8Mb ISP (£15-20) ...

  lukealexander 09:50 10 May 2006

I am moving house to a non cabled area in the next week and (obviously) need broadband access. There is already a BT line there, so I will be having a new BT account. I would prefer to stay unbundled since I would rather do without the hassle just now.

At my current house I have an unbundled Bulldog 4MB line which was initially very good but now I have constant DNS problems which mean I have to use a proxy server for web surfing.

I believe the new address can support 4-5Mbps so an "up to 8mbps" line would be ideal. I download a lot of live U2 material through torrents as well as streaming a lot of video/audio, so I would prefer a 30GB+ allowance.

To recap:
a) 8mbps
b) 30GB allowance or more
c) unbundled provider

I have been looking at the likes of Tiscali, Eclipse etc but reading some of the horror stories I'm almost tempted to go for dial-up :-p

  lukealexander 09:51 10 May 2006

I should also add I have my own wireless modem so that would not be required. I would prefer not to have a 12month contract.

  lukealexander 17:32 11 May 2006


  jimmybond 17:37 11 May 2006
  lukealexander 17:42 11 May 2006

I don't really like that site. It seems misleading - for example it lists the monthly cost of Telewest 2MB as £8.99 when I know that is a 3month introductory price. Never mind the fact I said I wanted to remain with my current provider (BT).

It also recommended 512k services when I selected all the "heavy user" type options....

  bluto1 22:43 11 May 2006

Do not go near Tiscali. I`ve got it for another 9 months and wish I was back on dial up. The customer service was better.

  lukealexander 23:53 11 May 2006

Yeah, the more I read about it around the forums the more I see it seems "Poor".

At the moment I have been looking at Newnet & Eclipse and UKFSA...they all have decent packages at the £19 mark but they all seem too good to be true (hence usually are)

  The Spires 23:57 11 May 2006

Nildram 50 Gig on peak allowance, 1 month contract, as much as you want off peak. click here

  lukealexander 00:04 12 May 2006

I hear Nildram are good, but they are £25 a month PLUS a £50 setup charge...

  Stuartli 00:08 12 May 2006

Nildram isn't a charity, especially on a one month contract basis...:-)

  lukealexander 00:25 12 May 2006

It certainly isn't. If I had money to burn, I would probably have Zen internet since they seem very highly rated. As a poor student...I don't lol.
UKFSN (not fsa as i previously said) seem to have good prices.

I suppose it is all a matter of service, and how much speed you actually get.

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