B/B 500mb to 1Gb upgrade - worth it?

  Halmer 19:32 11 Mar 2005

Pipex have mailed me telling me that they will upgrade me in the summer automatically or for £15 now.

Just wondered if I would notice much difference on Pentium 2 733MHZ 384RAM?

  Completealias 19:37 11 Mar 2005

Personally why pay when you can get it 4 free in a few months

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:43 11 Mar 2005

You won't see that much difference, wait till summer.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 19:44 11 Mar 2005

I've just been upgraded to 1MB and to be truthful surfing the web is not noticeably faster. Downloads are faster but I usually have a coffee when downloading so it makes little difference.


  S5W 19:48 11 Mar 2005

When I changed from 512Mb to 1Gb I did notice a significant speed up, not double but say about 1.5 times. The way things are going with broadband speeds I think £15 is a bit steep as BT for instance is upgrading its customers from 512Kb to 1Mb and from 1Mb t0 2Mb for free. Unless you are very keen for extra speed I would hang on until Pipex succumb to market forces.

  Bagsey 19:50 11 Mar 2005

I have just gone up to 2 mbps with Bt and I cant say that there is much difference between this and my first 500kbps BB. Maybe if I was downloading lots of stuff it would be noticeable. I do find sending photo files much quicker though.

  Halmer 20:53 11 Mar 2005

the £15 is a one off payment now and the monthly tariff remains the same.

  colberly 21:37 11 Mar 2005

The £15 is only payable if you don't wish to wait, they are slowly beginning the upgrade process now which will be available to all Pipex users by August for free. Myself well I'm waiting.

  ACOLYTE 22:35 11 Mar 2005

It depends what you are using the speed for if its just web surfing then 512 is plenty,if you download lots of things or play online games then either 1Mb or 2Mb would be better.

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