broad band no phoneline

  billy10ft 12:03 31 Oct 2005

Hi i have no phone line i live in a shared house renting and i am not allowed to install one can you get broadband without a phone line? I need a gd connection for playing games like half life2 2meg ideally, does satalite or wi fi cost alot more and peform alot less than asdl thanku

  PaulB2005 12:10 31 Oct 2005

Only through cable provider like NTL or Telewest.

WiFi is used internally once you have Broadband to distribute boradband round the house and i not method of getting broadband into the house.

Satellite is very expensive.

  Lozzy 12:11 31 Oct 2005

only if you go with cable as apposed to dsl

  DuncanG 12:33 31 Oct 2005

Well depends where u live, couple suppliers in the london/thames area supply wireless broadband so no need for any cables.

I believe where i live the provide is Netvigator or something similar.

  DuncanG 12:34 31 Oct 2005

This site click here will show you what postcodes are covered.

See, there is always a third way!!!

  PaulB2005 12:36 31 Oct 2005
  DuncanG 12:37 31 Oct 2005

Yeah i was suprised when i saw it was commercially available too. It's a great service that i needed when i used to rent in a shared house like the chap here.

  johnnyrocker 12:39 31 Oct 2005

very little up to date info it would seem.


  DuncanG 12:41 31 Oct 2005

Care to expand johnny?

  octal 12:46 31 Oct 2005

I just went to your link to find out as matter of interest if it was available in my area, the problem is rather than telling you if its available they want to know the in's and out's of..... regarding your personal information.

My question is why do they need to know all that information just to tell you if their product is available? It sounds like a sales pitch to me to receive even more spam through the snail mail or on the telephone.

Sorry, I don't mean to rubish your link, but they do seem to want to know a lot.

  DuncanG 12:49 31 Oct 2005

I'm very confused mate, PaulB's link asks you for postcode and number to see whether u are in range....hardly excessive information request!!

Then it goes to teh next page where the left hand side of the page tells u whether u can be connected or not, and if not it asks for contact details to update you when the service becomes available.

Are they meant to use ESP to determine your address?

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

AMD Radeon Adrenalin release date, new features, compatible graphics cards

Artist Pete Oswald on creating relatable characters & his new book

New iMac Pro release date, UK price & specs rumours

Idées cadeaux pour geeks et tech addicts