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    New home internet connection...

    I've finally moved into new home in Bristol - much nicer than London imho, easier to breath and the views are nicer. plus I can go biking (proper mountain biking in all the mud and dirt!woohoo!), in only 5mins from my door and with a job prospect on the horizon (yay!! at last!) I'm now faced with getting a decent BB connection to satisfy my on-line needs ["obsession"...] but who do I go for? what do most people here use?
    Knowing that some have limited usage thingys attached does that really get used up, how does one measure their own usage in order to justify going for an 'unlimited' service? like mobile phones its a bit confusing!
    any help gratefully received.
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    I'm on Blueyonder 3mb, it slices, it dices, it does something else ending in 'ces'.

    Fast as you like, 100% reliable.

    'ave it.

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    how much for all the slicing and dicing i cold ever want (and more) then?
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    55 of your English pounds each month, every month, until you die.

    It harsh, but fair for the speed you get.

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    I have a 2 Mb line from Bulldog communications for the lowly princely sum of 29.99 a month.

    No limits, no download caps, no bull

    It does what I want, when I want it and is fairly cheap to boot

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    Would be better but my line is dodgy, and I can't be bothered to go 10 rounds with BT again..
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    No limits, download caps or bull on Blueyonder either. And you get a discount on the Internet costs if you have any other Blueyonder service, i.e. Cable TV or Phone services.

    350k/sec is very nice, once you get used to it.

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    Blueyonder also doing free installation (Until the 31st) and your first two months free.

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    2mb Bulldog here too, splendid i must say.
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    NTL 1.5 meg first two mnths free then i just need to remember when i signed up to bring it down(gutted) as 36 squid is steep
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    being not of great wealth [ahem] i have found that there are many variations on packages of around £20 for 512k, some at 1mb...
    are these any good or are they heavily over loaded with so many chavs as to not actually be BB at all but an 'always on dial-up-speed-connection' in disguise? and thanks to so many chavs pushing connection speeds so low the £20 price tag is horrendously steep!
    not sure i could still use my existing email address(es) on outlook express [POP access] with them either...

    still, the good news is I CAN actually get BB in my area. its a start after all.
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    Plusnet charge £21.99 for 512k.

    And it's very very good.

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    yeah? i found Supanet: 512k at £19.97 and 1Mb at £22.96
    and tesco: 512k at £19.97 also...
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    plusnet have limits on though...
    on the face of it thins look ok, £14.99 for a 1mb connection. then there are limits set at 1 - 10gb ranging in an increase of one and a bit pounds to fifteen. then you pay for a modem, £35 or 50, then connection charge of either £70.50 or 58.75...so to be honest it doesn't seem that great when others do free connection and free modem included in the package
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