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    Best Broadband/Phone bundle?

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    I live in a small rural village (no cable). We have been with virgin for some time an their XL package. This costs £19pm plus £11 to BT.Band width is not great 2.5Mbps or so. What are the best deals at the moment and are there any providers that I should avoid?

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    Re: Best Broadband/Phone bundle?

    first off check which ISPs are local loop unbundled at your exchange.
    Anybody reselling BT access basically will give you the same speed. This is probably what you have from VM although afaik they don't have an XL package off cable http://allyours.virginmedia.com/html.../noncable.html
    I'm not a fan of moving your line rental from BT as it will only save you very little per month but can cause you problems if you decide that you then want to move to another provider.

    Be/O2 provide good service & if you have an O2 mobile (even PAYG) then O2 will give you a £5 pm discount off broadband.

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    Re: Best Broadband/Phone bundle?

    Quote Originally Posted by BUFF View Post
    Anybody reselling BT access basically will give you the same speed.
    Not always the case, i moved from VM to ADSL24 and saw a dramatic increase in speed, from 3~4mbps to 7mbps. I recommend ADSL24 if your considering changing isp.
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    Re: Best Broadband/Phone bundle?

    I've heard of people haggling with Sky and Virgin Media regarding deals, so this could be worth a shot if purchasing over the phone!

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    Re: Best Broadband/Phone bundle?

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteSmith View Post
    Not always the case, i moved from VM to ADSL24 and saw a dramatic increase in speed, from 3~4mbps to 7mbps. I recommend ADSL24 if your considering changing isp.
    but were ADSL24 LLU?

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    Re: Best Broadband/Phone bundle?

    Unfortunately my exchange has no LLU just ADSL Max.

    So which ISP's should I avoid? and is this due to to performance or customer service?

    Many thanks

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    Re: Best Broadband/Phone bundle?

    Quote Originally Posted by BUFF View Post
    but were ADSL24 LLU?
    Nope, BT exchange as VM - difference being ADSL24 made sure i got the best speed possible on the line - i seem to recall BT coming out to work on the exchange at the same time.

    Obviously avoid VM ADSL, and also Tiscali. I have no experience with other ISP's so can't comment any further.
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    Re: Best Broadband/Phone bundle?

    I think O2 is your best bet. You can get £5 off broadband cost, it would cost you something like £8ppm.

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    Re: Best Broadband/Phone bundle?

    ADSL24 are changing their packages as from the end of March....i may be jumping ship myself soon as I do not want to be restricted on my monthly download allowance.

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    Re: Best Broadband/Phone bundle?

    o2 is the best in my view, they dont do landline but mobile and broadband is a bargain, saying u get unmetered broadband !

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