Broadband Supplier

  collinsc 20:30 03 Jun 2009


I would like some second opinions on the following BB package please:

click here

Is 5GB a month enough?

I browse 25-30 hours a week, only downloading i do is bbc i player and i do use you tube for music. I dont download music or films.


  AL47 20:37 03 Jun 2009

the iplayer may catch you out, its about 400mb a show isnt it?

  tullie 20:48 03 Jun 2009

Yes,its all downloads,even listening to streaming radio.

  collinsc 21:10 03 Jun 2009

doh - not good.
Can anyone recommend the cheapest bb provider for unlimited downloads then? apart from virgin media - which i cant get

  Kevscar1 21:36 03 Jun 2009

Been with Sky for years no roblems.

click here

  RobCharles1981 22:47 03 Jun 2009


I'm the knowledge person here where it comes to Broadband Suppliers allow me to help you where your question.

I wouldn't necessary go with Post Office Broadband 5gig is pants

With Kevscar Suggestion about Sky its only if you have Sky as LLU in your exchange, don't go to Sky Connect not very good.

Before we press on any further here, What Modem or Router do you have? I will then tell you on how you can get your Line Stats to see what speed you will be getting from your Phone Line.

Also can you post back what Samknows says what is available at your exchange?

click here

Awaiting your Reply



  collinsc 18:22 04 Jun 2009

Thanks for responses.

Rob, very grateful for your help...

I have just moved to this property. it is a 1st floor flat in a lock of 6. Skys cheapest options for me is about £37. which is not an option. I am looking for £20 or under if possible, or just over if i must...

So.. modem and router... i have a wireless ADSL Netgear router - a pretty decent one i think?

And i will be using my laptop - which has built in wireless - 802.11a/b/g wireless LAN.


  collinsc 18:26 04 Jun 2009

samknows site is currently down i believe - so can not check.

  collinsc 18:27 04 Jun 2009

Gladly will PM you my Postcode - if your knowledge will help me get the best package

  RobCharles1981 21:04 04 Jun 2009

No need to PM I'm here now! ;-)

What Is the Model of your NetGear Router?

Leave Sky Alone it's to much.

Go to Samknows and post back the full results on whats available to you.

  collinsc 21:16 04 Jun 2009

excellent! stats below. i know for a fact i cant get virgin - their 'spotters' said it would cost too much.
Model: DG834G

Some of the below does not seem to be accurate - says cant get tiscali - yet this is what my parents use a couple of streets over
Congratulations, you are in a broadband enabled area.
The following services are available in your location:

BT Wholesale ADSL
BT Wholesale ADSL Max
Virgin Media (Cable) may be available
Exchange name: Wroughton
Exchange code: SSWGN
Location: Swindon, South West
Postcode: SN49BS
Maps: Our map|Multimap|Streetmap
Serves (approx): 3,247 residential premises
137 non-residential premises.
Broadband availability overview
LLU services: No
Cable: Yes
Wireless: No
BT Wholesale information
ADSL status:
Enabled as of 17/03/2004
ADSL Max status:
Enabled as of 31/03/2006
SDSL status:
Not available
21CN WBC status:
RFS date set : 31/03/2011
21CN PSTN switchover target: Q3 2008
Wireless broadband availability
LTT Broadband:
Not available
Now Wireless:
Not available
Not available
Urban Wimax:
Not available
Not available
EMNET Notts:
Not available
Orbital / VFast:
Not available
Cable broadband availability
Virgin Media: Available in some areas
Smallworld Media: Not available
» Who are all these providers?
» Spotted an error? Let us know
LLU operator presenceWhat is this?
Not available
O2 / Be:
Not available
C&W / Bulldog:
Not available
Edge Telecom:
Not available
Not available
Not available
Not available
Not available
Not available
Not available
Sky / Easynet:
Not available
Not available
TalkTalk (CPW):
Not available
Not available
Tiscali TV:
Not available
WB Internet:
Not available
Zen Internet:
Not available


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