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I cant decide - wich isp again!

Discussion in 'Networks & Internet Connectivity' started by Jimbo, 9 May 2006.

  1. Jimbo

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: Newcastle, England

    I'm currently on EvolutionDsl max 8mb, and as everyone knows its rubbish.

    Cutting to the chase I want an 8mb isp thats not too pricey, £25 - £30pm, I download a lot with bittorent, though not huge amounts, doubt I would get anywhere near 50 gig a month. Im thinking of going for Nildram, even though they have that fair usage policy, it wouldnt really bother me as I do most of my downloading at night anyway.

    My choices are.. Nildram / Zen / or Eclipse, after trawling these forums and ADSL guide, these seem to be the best isps.

    As long as these are good fast connections and monthly contracts, that would do me, unlike my current isp. Any opinions?
     
  2. tonyzero

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    I've just moved to Zen from wanadoo :eek:
     
  3. Jimbo

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    How are you finding Zen then mate? and how much is it etc.
     
  4. loltim

    Capodecina

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    Location: Wellington, NZ

    I've been with Nildram for 3yrs, started with 512k, upgraded to 2Mbps and now on MAXDSL synced at 8128Kbps. I cannot fault them.
     
  5. tolien

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    Can't comment on their Max services, but as for pricing, see here.
     
  6. Jimbo

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    Thanks mate I'll take a looksy. ;)
     
  7. davyr

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    Does Nildram punish you for file sharing i.e throttle you.
     
  8. Jimbo

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    Good question, but I have been told they dont.
     
  9. Azraeluk

    Hitman

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    Location: Doncaster, South Yorks

    they have a fair use policy, basically download much as you like offpeak which is 12midnight to 7am I think.

    other than that there 50gb Cap kicks in, thinking of migrating myself.

    Virgin have just denied my 8mb upgrade.
     
  10. russ0r

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    Joined: 5 May 2006

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    Location: York

    Another vote for Nildram here. Been with them 2 years and never had a problem.
    Their customer service is excellent. There is a 50Gb 'fair usage quota' like Azrael said, but only at peak times.

    There is no 'throttling' at all. They don't block any ports except the SMTP port (25 I think?) which most ISP's do anyway.

    HTH,
    Russ.
     
  11. marmalade

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    Last edited: 10 May 2006
  12. loltim

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    They do if you go over 50gb a month, they slow you down to ISDN speeds don't they?
     
  13. isthisusername

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    The best ISP's are the one's with least customers. Anyoner who recommends their own isp is an idiot or they work for that company ;) .
     
  14. HangTime

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 25 Oct 2002

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    Location: Hampshire

    Worth mentioning that if you use less than 50gig a month, any left over is rolled over to the following month. e.g. if you use 30gig one month, you will get 80gig the next.

    The poster above me makes a valid point, although it assumes that the isp has enough customers to generate sufficient revenue. It is also true that by and large you are more likely to experience slow performance due to congestion at your local exchange rather than on your ISPs network.