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  • Deleted user 11 March 2012 08:06:55
    I pay 36 a month for my 20mb (Fibre optic, obviously) Virgin line, which will soon be upgraded free to 60mb. That includes line rental, phone with free calls evening/weekend, Medium TV package with Catch up, and 2 V+ boxes. I never have a problem and download constantly at 2.1mb/s, never had a letter or any threat of loss of service/speed. Can Sky beat that? Not trolling here, I'm genuinely interested, as 20 was mentioned before.

    Edited by Nipples at 08:07:57 11-03-2012
  • Rhythm 11 Mar 2012 08:48:57 2,470 posts
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    Sky can beat that, yes, as they're available to non-cabled cities. Virgin's coverage outside of the densest urban areas is fucking poxy as hell
  • CosmicFuzz 11 Mar 2012 09:10:45 23,293 posts
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    Sky was the cheapest I could find. Well, O2 would've been super cheap due to me being with them for so long but there was no room at the exchange for me.

    Same with Be, who wanted about 30 a month for broadband and line rental. BT was quite pricey, and Virgin was really pricey due to the area I was in for some reason.

    With sky I currently pay 22 a month for unlimited broadband and line rental. Really well priced I think.

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  • HoriZon 11 Mar 2012 10:14:57 13,498 posts
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    Do sky have an upload limit no one seems to know when i search for it?

    Seem they dont offer static IP address minds.

    I used to be a gamer like you, then I took an arrow in the knee.

  • Deleted user 11 March 2012 11:04:08
    Rhythm wrote:
    Sky can beat that, yes, as they're available to non-cabled cities. Virgin's coverage outside of the densest urban areas is fucking poxy as hell
    Don't really understand that reply tbh...
  • Rhythm 11 Mar 2012 11:14:05 2,470 posts
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    Nipples wrote:
    Rhythm wrote:
    Sky can beat that, yes, as they're available to non-cabled cities. Virgin's coverage outside of the densest urban areas is fucking poxy as hell
    Don't really understand that reply tbh...
    Being flippant. 35 a month from Virgin is beaten by Sky by virtue of Sky being a service that's available to more than a tiny proportion of the country.

    Besides, Virgin's prices if you don't want to take TV (I don't) are fucking scandalous. It's in the region of 35 for an Internet plus TV plus Phone package and EXACTLY THE SAME PRICE if you choose not to take TV.
  • Rhythm 11 Mar 2012 11:19:13 2,470 posts
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    Oh, and Virgin still use the horrendous traffic throttling service. As an adsl customer it would cost me 25.99 for the same service that sky charge 12.50 for and Virgin, by their own admission, state that heavy users get restricted to slower speeds during busy periods. Over double the cost for less service, brilliant.
  • Deleted user 11 March 2012 12:41:02
    Rhythm wrote:
    Oh, and Virgin still use the horrendous traffic throttling service. As an adsl customer it would cost me 25.99 for the same service that sky charge 12.50 for and Virgin, by their own admission, state that heavy users get restricted to slower speeds during busy periods. Over double the cost for less service, brilliant.
  • Deleted user 11 March 2012 12:49:04
    Rhythm wrote:
    Oh, and Virgin still use the horrendous traffic throttling service. As an adsl customer it would cost me 25.99 for the same service that sky charge 12.50 for and Virgin, by their own admission, state that heavy users get restricted to slower speeds during busy periods. Over double the cost for less service, brilliant.
    Mmmm. Wasn't my original question though. I was asking of Sky could better what I already have? It would be interesting to know if I could get better service for similar or less. The service on the rest of the country doesn't affect me. And throttling? I'm sure that's only on the basic package. I download around 10gb a day most of the time, sometimes more, my download speed never drops below 2mb a second. With the free upgrade next month I'll be on 60mb, so I assume that will be 6mb a second download speed, so my downloading may go up. If Sky could offer me a similar service then I'm up for switching, purely because I could use Sky Go on my.phone and tablet, which at the moment I can't. I wouldn't to sacrifice download speeds just for that though. Oh, and I agree, the internet only package is the same price as the full package. I wanted to take the house phone off, as all 3 of us here have unlimited mobile contracts, so its never used, but taking it off actually put my bill up. I didn't want a Virgin v Sky fanboy war or anything, I was just genuinely considering the swap.

    Edited by Nipples at 12:50:07 11-03-2012
  • Deleted user 11 March 2012 12:50:48
    Sorry for the double post, I'm using the phone app and can't delete.
  • WoodenSpoon 11 Mar 2012 15:14:18 12,279 posts
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    Kinda off topic but does anyone know if Virgin are also increasing upload speeds when they upgrade everyones' connections?
  • Whizzo 11 Mar 2012 15:34:18 43,038 posts
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    WoodenSpoon wrote:
    Kinda off topic but does anyone know if Virgin are also increasing upload speeds when they upgrade everyones' connections?
    Yes, upload needs to be in the 10% of download range otherwise it won't work too well.

    Edited by Whizzo at 15:34:34 11-03-2012

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  • Rhythm 11 Mar 2012 16:50:10 2,470 posts
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    @Nipples That's the thing, I'm far from a Sky fanboi and would happily move my business elsewhere if I could find anyone even close in terms of service offered for the price charged. Even taking into account the bullshit surcharge I have to pay for not being a Sky TV customer I still can't find an unlimited internet provider with no fair usage limits for anywhere near the price Sky charge
  • Futaba 11 Mar 2012 16:55:58 3,462 posts
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    Currently the only Virgin BB packages that don't get throttled are 50MB and 100MB. Not sure what happens after they increase the package speeds though. All packages get throttled if using utorrent at certain times, but I'm pretty sure all ISPs do this.

    Edited by Futaba at 16:57:54 11-03-2012

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  • WoodenSpoon 11 Mar 2012 17:07:14 12,279 posts
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    Whizzo wrote:
    WoodenSpoon wrote:
    Kinda off topic but does anyone know if Virgin are also increasing upload speeds when they upgrade everyones' connections?
    Yes, upload needs to be in the 10% of download range otherwise it won't work too well.
    Woop cheers
  • DodgyPast 11 Mar 2012 18:58:47 8,415 posts
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    Talk Talk's unlimited plan is pretty decent.

    Didn't give any grief when I had to rebuild my movie collection from the fragments I recovered from a dying hard drive.

    Have to say that was pretty cool discovery about torrents... they hashed semi trashed HD movies and only replaced the corrupted data.
  • Deleted user 11 March 2012 22:51:57
    Futaba wrote:
    Currently the only Virgin BB packages that don't get throttled are 50MB and 100MB. Not sure what happens after they increase the package speeds though. All packages get throttled if using utorrent at certain times, but I'm pretty sure all ISPs do this.
    I download at 2.1 mb a second using utorrent (I've made my ip static) and that's constant, no matter what time of day. Only time I get slower speeds is if I need an obscure file and have to resort to public trackers. I have never been throttled yet and I'm only on the 20mb package (which should be 30mb, but I refused to pay 30 for the so called 'free upgrade' last time) I get the new fangled home hub thing free with this next upgrade though. They keep trying to fleece me for more, but they can fuck right off tbh.
  • monkehhh 11 Mar 2012 23:01:35 3,269 posts
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    I torrent consistently at full-speed on Virgin (50meg), I cap my connection at 4000KB/s down and 475KB/s up and it never disappoints.
  • DaM 24 Jul 2012 16:30:21 12,901 posts
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    If you know anyone on O2, those jokers at the BBC have put a copy of a new demand letter on their website. I wonder how many comedy letters will go out....
  • robthehermit 24 Jul 2012 17:10:16 3,983 posts
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    Futaba wrote:
    Currently the only Virgin BB packages that don't get throttled are 50MB and 100MB. Not sure what happens after they increase the package speeds though. All packages get throttled if using utorrent at certain times, but I'm pretty sure all ISPs do this.
    I'm fairly certain that I read somewhere that throttling will be introduced on all plans once the upgrade goes through. I think they'll halve your speed if you hit certain arbitrary limits at certain times of the day. So if you're a slightly above average user or enjoy Netflix etc, then yes they'll double your speed, but throttle it back to where you now. So I don't expect I'll even notice when my upgrade goes through (which has apparently been delayed until the middle of 2013 according to the website)

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  • DocX 24 Jul 2012 17:22:49 1,963 posts
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    DaM wrote:
    If you know anyone on O2, those jokers at the BBC have put a copy of a new demand letter on their website. I wonder how many comedy letters will go out....
    I sent two out already :)
  • Whizzo 24 Jul 2012 17:24:47 43,038 posts
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    I was on VM 20 meg and got upgraded to 60, I've been dropped to 30 when I gave it a thorough testing with Steam. I'm not too bothered about being dropped to 10 meg more than I used to have for an evening.

    Edited by Whizzo at 17:30:47 24-07-2012

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  • nickthegun 24 Jul 2012 17:26:40 58,851 posts
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    Im actually quite surprised that the estate of ian flemming hasnt fucked them into orbit by now.

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  • Chopsen 24 Jul 2012 17:45:50 15,727 posts
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    On topic for thread, seeing it's bumped, is this guy who is suing for defamation after being accused of pirating porn. Interesting to see how it pans out!

    Edited by Chopsen at 17:46:12 24-07-2012
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