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Posted July 13, 2011 at 7:40AM
Well, as I have now restored my router to a virtually default state, got rid of junk that was hogging bandwidth, I thought I would sit back and have a look at the O/S I will be using from Thursday:
But my bandwidth is frustratingly slow.....I have concluded that after years of refusing to let people drill holes in my home, attempt to sell me TV packages I don't want etc. I am going to have to find a new high speed ISP
I have only 2 options that I am aware of in my area. Virgin or BT.
I don't like either of them, but copper wire is just not going to work for me anymore.
I need to:
1) Keep my existing phone number and email address, without false promises.
2) A 20mb connection minimum
3) No TV packages or hard sell time-wasting pitches from overzealous sales people.
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Posted July 13, 2011 at 2:41PM
Yes I checked, the only service provider with true high speed is VM. I'm happy with talk talk, the phone package is great, but they cant provide the speeds I now require.
It's a bit like that sewer thread that was running last week, where I explained I live in quite a unique semi flood plain reclaimed area, we had a private company pipe gas to us a few years back. Transco wouldn't touch it.
Although I am only a mile from my exchange, VM have a total straanglehold on the high speed BB here. Most of my neighbours are with them, I know, because I set all the networks up..... It will become an issue, but I will have to live with it for now, have a lot of things going on over the next few weeks!
Seems my life is either really quiet, or really busy these days!
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Posted July 13, 2011 at 7:42PM
We're the same, only AOL & Talk Talk can provide high speed connections, but they're the same company...
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Posted July 13, 2011 at 7:50PM
Yep AOL provides the infrastructure. I am going to have to change, as i need the ability to upload large video and music files....It's a shame really...Like I said, I've always been happy with the phone package rom Talk Talk, and it's not their fault that I am copperbound!
It's such a hassle changing....Make endless lists of people to inform, bank, utilities, email contacts friends etc. My major concern is the overseas side of things.....I know I run the risk of having to make expensive overseas phone calls to some.
Many I can Facetime....Which is free on my own wifi, and people will spread the word, but it's still a lot of grief I could do without!
I won't be doing it for a mont or so....New imac, network re-build is going to occupy the next few weeks, but in the end I will have to cave in!
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