Metronet ...pros and cons?

  Thornlea 15:40 16 Jan 2006

Am considering going onto broadband and thinking of using Metronet? Any opinions as to advantages &/or disadvantages of this supplier.

  pj123 15:58 16 Jan 2006

Metronet is a PAYG Broadband provider but they do have minimum charges depending on the BB speed you choose. There is also a maximum usage charge as well. But the setup charges are quite high to start off with. They also have a 1 month minimum contract as opposed to others who have a 12 month minimum.

You could do a lot better using a standard BB supplier with a fixed monthly amount (most, if not all, give you a free modem, free connection).

Some are capped and some are not.

Have a look at this site: click here

I am on NTL cable telephone, TV, and Broadband, might be worth a look if you have cable near you.

You don't have to have NTL TV or telephone, you can just take their BB service.

  blanco 16:54 16 Jan 2006

If it helps, the last issue of Computer Which gave Metronet the number one slot for Broadband providers.

  pj123 17:35 16 Jan 2006

Well check it out: click here

Scroll down to the Charges table.

512mb Minimum charge per month £11.75 maximum depending on usage £22.75, 1mb Minimum charge £13.75 maximum £26.75, 2mb minimum £18.75 maximum £38.75.

All connections need £70 up front and you probably still have to buy your own modem.

  Meshuga 20:25 16 Jan 2006

Hi Thornlea, I`m with metronet but they have just been taken over by Plusnet. Charges will probably alter. They are both good companies though.

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