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kolinkins
15-03-2005, 06:47 PM
Everywhere around me, at work, friends etc, keep saying that their broadband connection has been upgraded for no extra cost.

I am with freeserve (wanadoo), and was wondering if that is the case with them? I have not been able to notice any difference.

ZOHAR
15-03-2005, 06:50 PM
http://www.bt.com/broadband/news/

E15Eagle
15-03-2005, 06:51 PM
I was on 512k with wanadoo, I upgraded to a 1.1MB for a score I think. Its on the homepage, just check it out there.

Geezer
15-03-2005, 06:57 PM
Telewest have upgraded me from 256k to 2m for nowt, it's a reet result.

Nork1
15-03-2005, 07:06 PM
I was on 1.1 with BT, got upgraded to 2.2 without asking. Still takes bloody ages to connect though.

Polish Prancer
15-03-2005, 07:06 PM
Originally posted by Geezer
Telewest have upgraded me from 256k to 2m for nowt, it's a reet result.

How can you get this upgrade ?

kolinkins
15-03-2005, 07:12 PM
If I call on 21 April, they will upgrade me to 1mb!! Wahoo.

giovannipollast
15-03-2005, 07:14 PM
Everyone is getting upgraded. Wannadoo is the only company that is passing the 20 charge onto it's customers. Pipex, AOL ect who are benifiting from BT's upgrade programme are upgrading thier customers and paying the 20 per upgrade fee themselves.

kolinkins
15-03-2005, 07:30 PM
Originally posted by giovannipollast
Everyone is getting upgraded. Wannadoo is the only company that is passing the 20 charge onto it's customers. Pipex, AOL ect who are benifiting from BT's upgrade programme are upgrading thier customers and paying the 20 per upgrade fee themselves.

If you wait until 12 months fromwhen you start, the 20 is waived

Neil 154
15-03-2005, 07:39 PM
NTL are upgrading my 700k to 2MB as from the end of the month.

BW_Palace
15-03-2005, 08:07 PM
I'm on Eclipse - unfortunately no upgrade seems to be on the horizon.

I've heard good things about freedom2surf - 24.99 a month for 2mb broadband (50gb limit is very sufficient).

paulhgc2002
15-03-2005, 08:19 PM
Originally posted by Neil 154
NTL are upgrading my 700k to 2MB as from the end of the month.

ntl now offer 3 speeds to new customers

1mb 17.99 3gb monthly cap

2mb 24.99 1gb per day cap

3mb 37.99 1gb cap per day

56k 12.49 no cap

Niceaction
15-03-2005, 08:31 PM
Just phoned NTL and asked why im paying the same price as new customers for half the speed.
They said they are going to change my set top box for a new silver one (the missis will be pleased with that) at the end of the month. 2mb from 750k. Nice.

limited_edition
15-03-2005, 08:35 PM
Originally posted by kolinkins
Everywhere around me, at work, friends etc, keep saying that their broadband connection has been upgraded for no extra cost.

I am with freeserve (wanadoo), and was wondering if that is the case with them? I have not been able to notice any difference. Wanadoo upgraded me to 1 MB for free 6 months ago. But I have been with them since late 2002 so maybe that's why.

This speed is good for streaming live footie. Fingers crossed I'll be able to see the Chelsea match on Sat.

Neil
15-03-2005, 08:42 PM
Plus Net are going up to 8Mb I think, but have different price plans for different download limits (upload not included).

Sounds good, but I am a bit sceptical.

BW_Palace
15-03-2005, 08:44 PM
Yes, I've read a few bad comments on ADSL Guide about PlusNet. Congested networks etc.

Neil
15-03-2005, 09:58 PM
Well I've never had a problem so treat those reports with a pinch of salt

c_block_lad
16-03-2005, 04:10 PM
Anyone knows about those who get the internet via the Telewest Set-Top box?

Rob Fox
16-03-2005, 04:16 PM
Originally posted by Neil
Well I've never had a problem so treat those reports with a pinch of salt

Me neither! Plus net seem pretty good to me!:p

cumbrian_eagles
16-03-2005, 04:17 PM
Not heard a thing from wanadoo, had them for quite a while, can't remember the exact date but they haven't said a thing about getting upgraded! :bash:

kolinkins
16-03-2005, 04:28 PM
Originally posted by cumbrian_eagles
Not heard a thing from wanadoo, had them for quite a while, can't remember the exact date but they haven't said a thing about getting upgraded! :bash:

You have to call them up yourself.

BW_Palace
16-03-2005, 05:32 PM
Originally posted by Neil
Well I've never had a problem so treat those reports with a pinch of salt

Ah :)

I'm thinking of migrating to freedom2surf. 2mb broadband for 24.99 :p

Jeraff
16-03-2005, 05:36 PM
Plus Net appears to be charging a one-off fee of 14.99 for the upgrade.

IW_Eagle
16-03-2005, 05:58 PM
im with zen - i phoned them up and asked, and they said "there has been no offical communications yet, but keep checking their website"

elliott
16-03-2005, 06:06 PM
telewest have upgraded us, but I don't know what it is now.

Anyone know of a program where you can find out how quick it is?

Neil
16-03-2005, 06:14 PM
Originally posted by elliott
telewest have upgraded us, but I don't know what it is now.

Anyone know of a program where you can find out how quick it is?

www.adslguide.org.uk/tools/speedtest.asp

mattgood
16-03-2005, 06:21 PM
I'm on BT Broadband but they dont seem to have upgraded my connection. .

Ryan_the_eagle
17-03-2005, 12:13 PM
aol hav upgraded me. i think everyone will get upgraded eventually but it takes time.

cpfc66
18-03-2005, 08:12 PM
Ok, well I am also with Pipex and I wanted to know why if I paid extra they could upgrade my service but if I didn't pay the 15 it would take up to a few months.
Expecially when until the upgrade I would be expected to pay the extra cost per month( in comparison to a new customer as the prices have been changed )
After 20 minutes or so on the phone they agreed they would pay the 15 and my service would be upgraded within the next 7-10 days.

redandblue
18-03-2005, 08:51 PM
With NTL depending where you live and how many people use the same exchange you may not notice any difference in the speed as it is often bottlenecked on the local exchange. i now have 300k with NTL used to have 2MB with Bulldog and the difference is marginal for browsing

RDSdaEAGLE
19-03-2005, 02:28 AM
Just upgraded our home NTL broadband connection from 750k to 2mb/s...for free.

Sorted :lux:

anti-addick
22-03-2005, 05:00 PM
Demon just told me they aren't doing it, but it's being looked at. :veryangry: I will leave in a flash if they don't do it!

hairylenny
22-03-2005, 05:10 PM
I've had bt broadband for about 2 years now so I'm still on one of their old packages which is unmetered, does anyone know if this upgrade means that my broadband will now be capped? I haven't heard anything from BT about the upgrade yet but supposedly I should soon.

richdeniro
22-03-2005, 09:44 PM
Anyone with bulldog getting an upgrade?

Im on their Primetime 1000 package and pay 24.99 a month for 1mb. Good thing is the 1 year contract runs out at the end of april so I am in a position to shop around.