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  1. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Chaps, I am currently paying for slow broadband and 2 telephone lines, and lots of my phone calls are international. So I thought about going for the highly advertised TalkTalk with the international option, to get the whole lot including unlimited international calls (to landlines in certain...
  2. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Well we've had a hopeless 2 weeks in terms of internet connection. One Friday, I couldn't get the green light to come on on my ADSL Actiontec modem. Then it would come on, and once I'd connected for a minute or so, it would go off, and the connection would be lost. An error message would come up...
  3. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Can anyone recommend a cheap broadband service that doesn't mean changing your BT line/number, but might only get used a few times every couple of months? Can one get pay as you go broadband??
  4. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    After months (almost 9!) of problems on a 1Mbps Wanadoo line, it is finally fixed. I had tried downloading a 20Mb file this morning - after 4Mb in 90minutes, it gave up the ghost. Did a speed test on www.adslguide.org and got a downstream figure of.. 9 kbps Shocking thing was that...
  5. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    OK, now that the 21st Century has arrived in my part of North Yorkshire in the form of Broadband, I am looking at how best to exploit it! Currently I use BT Business Connect as my dial-up ISP – which gives me the following: Low-contention ratio (~30:1 vs consumer services at 50+:1) 10 email...
  6. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    I'll have to change my Broadband Supplier at the end of the month so am on the lookout for new ones. Any recommendations? I want at least 1Mb connection, preferably with unlimited access. Cheapest I've found so far is Central Point , who offer 2Mb and unlimited downloads for £35.49 per...
  7. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    I need to advise my Sister-in-Law on getting broadband in a small town in Notts. Don't think they have access to cable. They have little spare cash as B-in-L has spent it all in pub and off-licence So cheapest possible needed really. B-in-L now out of frame, sort of. Nephew needs...
  8. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Re: BT Abolish 6Km distance limit for Broadband Good news. My Step-Daughter lives in Shillingford , North Devon, and the local town, Bampton, has been campaigning for a long-time for broadband. Finally, they can drag themselves into the 20th century.
  9. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Help! Totally confused by the choices... What I need to do is, have wireless Broadband access and printing. So I'm guessing I need a wireless ADSL router with built in modem, and some sort of usb print hub?? The idea is the router (if poss) will sit hidden away with no cabled access to...
  10. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    For all of those who are too far away from their exchanges to get ADSL,... Have a look at www.getbroadbandanywhere.com The system has a number of pros & cons, but could be the answer for some. I did a quick search & could not find anything comparable for less.....(unless of course, any of you...
  11. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Evening all! Don't know if this is quite up your street, but you seem to help with every other aspect of my life! I have a minor irritation with my broadband connection. Quite frequently it seems to "go to sleep". I click on a link (Or change address in address bar) and for a minute or so...
  12. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Just published by Oftel Broadband Guide
  13. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Finally I've a broadband connection One way Satellite downstream 512kbps Tried some speed tests: 546.5 kilobits per second Your raw speed was 546494.65 bits per second which is the same as: Communications 546.5 kilobits per second How communication devices are rated. Kilo means 1,000...
  14. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    For those of you like me who have no hope in anything of getting BT's RADSL within the next 10 years, you may want to have a look at this. I'll be backing it if it comes near me. Looks like it might be worth keeping an eye on. My Wideband Package         Inclusive MB Ex£/MB  £m £yr £setup...
  15. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    I've signed up for Broadband, so I'll be joining all you fast people soon. I will do some tests on the speed of pages and downloads before and after for comparison. Roll on the 17th Just realised - I can now play Unreal Tournament online without the 2 second delay!
  16. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    NTL (UK) have a decent sounding deal at the moment - 128k Broadband for £14.99 per month 600k Broadband for £24.99 per month Is it worth the extra tenner (on top of the 128k cost) for up to 600? Is it indeed worth an extra fiver to go up to 128k from normal modem speeds? Is the benefit...
  17. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    I've read a few of you have broadband. What are the costs involved, and do you need a special line installed? Must admit my BT connection isn't too bad most of the time, just takes a few seconds to load up a page with piccies. A good page to test is http://news.bbc.co.uk/default.stm which...
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