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kingcreole Posted on 08/11/2018 12:05
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Can anyone recommend a decent alternative to Virgin Media? Are BT or TalkTalk any good?

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ItalianJob Posted on 08/11/2018 12:14

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A decent alternative doesn't exist!

I would love to get away from Virgin.
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kingcreole Posted on 08/11/2018 12:19

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It’s not for me. My parents have been paying £32 just for the basic TV and phone but they’ve now got a decent Smart TV so I’m trying to get them to just cancel the TV as they’ll get all those channels on freeview.

To just have broadband and phone is £40 with Virgin media. Seems bit high to me. They’re elderly so not bothered about superfast speeds.
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Mattam Posted on 08/11/2018 12:46
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£40 seems high to me as there are some decent deals on at the minute. I was looking at £30 for broadband and phone but that was with fibre broadband. Try this link for some options.



Link: Best Broadband Deals
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TheFair86 Posted on 08/11/2018 13:09

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If they are elderly and just want some internet access, take a look at BT - they're not the cheapest but if you take them out theres usually big cash back payments on TopCashBack and you get a prepaid debit card - we got abut £90 cash back and £110 on a debit card for joining, which took it down to about £25 a month. They then put the prices up and even though wed only been with them 1 month, because it was the second time that year we were eligible to give notice so we did and I took it out in my partners name and got the same again. Working out at £15 a month for 80mb.

I would have virgin if they were in my area in Ingleby, but currently no plans which is annoying.
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block_4_Eastender Posted on 08/11/2018 13:25

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I wouldn't touch Vermin with a barge pole. I did give them a second chance but the service was dog XXXXXXe.

BT are excellent.
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kingcreole Posted on 08/11/2018 13:33

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Cheers
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sirteuk Posted on 08/11/2018 14:19

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I have been using talk talk since last December, and apart from problems with their modem and my phone( fixed with the new modem)
I get 76mb for £25/ month fixed price for 18 months.
The service has been excellent. I can get a speed on my tablet/ laptop of 75mb/sec on WiFi @ 5ghz.
I have never had to contact talk talk apart from getting the new modem, as the service has never let me down. An improvement on Virgin definitely.
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kingcreole Posted on 08/11/2018 15:21

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Thanks. Is it right that only virgin has the superfast fibre lines? Is there a site I can use to see exactly what speeds an address will get?
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Exiled_in_Herford Posted on 08/11/2018 15:33

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What they say you'll get and what you actually get is something totally different depending on how high up the Cabinet (Green Box's on the side of the roads) they put your link. That said unless they're playing a vast amount of games online and have many different tablets, phones, Tv etc going through the wifi and used by a lot of people in the house at the same time then you don't need super fast broadband.
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kingcreole Posted on 08/11/2018 16:23

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Would basic broadband be ok to stream Netflix if I sorted them out with a login for it?
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sirteuk Posted on 08/11/2018 17:12

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To watch Netflix in HD, ensure you have an HD plan, then set your video quality setting to Auto or High. Titles will play in HD as long as you have a connection speed of 5.0 megabits per second or faster. Higher quality video uses more bandwidth than lower quality video.
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kingcreole Posted on 08/11/2018 17:25

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Only signed up for the standard Netflix account which isn’t HD so I’m guessing it’ll be ok then?

Thanks
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Sortie Posted on 08/11/2018 18:32

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Try Vodafone
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gordy100 Posted on 08/11/2018 19:02

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I work for a broadband company. A lot of what is listed here comes down the same wires. If you can't get Fibre to the Premise, then you'll be getting Fibre to the Cabinet. The FTTC service is dependant on how close you are to the cabinet as, the further you are away the slower the service becomes to a point c1.5km that there is no speed improvement over what was before the cabinet was FTTC'd. If you live close then 80mbps is possible from whichever provider you go to, so the low cost providers talk talk and plusnet (who are BT) are worth looking at.
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