Very close to ordering broadband but this 1gb download a month has me confused. I surf the net for family history purposes, lurking in PC Advisor Help and Consumer Watch rooms, updating Windows 98SE, Anti Virus (avg) sometimes send photographs via e-mail and other general surfing. Not into downloading music or videos or playing games on line. I run Widows 98SE have a 800 mgh AMD procesor with 128 RAM and 30 GHtz HDD.
Will the cheap option of 1 or 2 Ghtz download a month be OK for me and should I go with Wanadoo or Pipex (or any other ISP recommended by members of this forum).
Yes, use the link that fsbb has provided and click on the "What does this mean" link which will give you some idea of what a 2gb limit is but also checkout AOL for their Silver BB which is £19.99 per month with no restrictions at all. Not as fast as 20x but fast enough at around 6x faster than dialup. click here
You could also have a look here click here to see if there are any other options.
I found it all equally confusing, and my usage is varied too. I dithered for several months. Eventually I settled for Pipex Solo 250, which is only 5x but that's better than my old dial-up (46.6 or less); there's no limit on usage;it costs only £3 a month more than I was paying for a 24/7 dial up and, of course, if frees up my phone. That's how I came to my decision, it all depends what is most important to you. For me the order of importance was 1. cost; 2.restrictions on use ; 3. speed. I'm very happy with the result.
Ordered last Sunday. Modem came Friday. Up and running today Saturday. Pipex not the cheapest, but I am very impressed with the service received. Its probably been said before, but after dial up for four years - broadband can only be described as phwaaaah
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