Normally it will take seven days for virgin to set up with bt at the exchange. Ask virgin could they give you a date before you sign up. I am with virgin and they do not do 12 months contract so you are safe on that side.
SGT [email protected] rather not but if you go to Pipex site you can check your own village, and they will give you info on fast tracking at the same time. georgemac thanks done that on that site, and on Pipex and is not enabled.
I wonder if Virgin autochecker is playing up, but cant check this out until tomorrow. It still shows that we are enabled, and if one goes through the registration the re-check also says enabled.
Being realistic the number of times I need fast down and upload these days means that my free evenings and weekends and 1p/min in daytime weekday is still cost effective against £25/month for Virgin. Now if all phonecalls were free as well!!!
free phone calls - I am awaiting details of NTL Freedom broadband. I am currently with them on dial up, where I pay line rental to BT, and have an NTL dialler which routes all my phone calls through the NTL network. I get 24/7 dialup access for free - all I have to spend is £15 each month for phone calls, and I always spend more than this anyway.
I have seen a price mentioned of £28 for 512K broadband from NTL over a BT line, but do not know if the full £28 is for calls through their phone network - the service is due to rollout on 1st July, and I have a thread which I will keep updated when I get the details. I will post the link.
The broadband resource site is usually spot on with information about when exchanges are enabled or are going to be enabled.