Advice Please

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Broadband & Internet Access
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Suziebear_3Suziebear_3 Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Broadband & Internet Access
Can anyone recommend a good broadband provider?. We are ideally looking to pay £10 or under a month, minimum 8MB download speed with preferably unlimted download speed although we could cope with it being capped around 40GB per month.

We were looking into the £7.50 O2 deal, however we have come across some bad reviews mostly which seem to relate to their fair use policy, restricting speeds and we download a LOT.

So any ideas would be appreciated, we are also looking to change our home phone to someone else so would consider joint broadband and homephone also if anyone can recommend any.

Thanks in advance!


  • dylanukdylanuk Forumite
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    O2 are very lenient on downloads and don't impose any speed throttling at all.

    You might have the reviews of the different O2 broadband products mixed up.

    There is O2 LLU (which is the same as BE broadband) - this is very good, very lenient downloads, no throttling or traffic management.

    Then there is O2 Home Access (non-LLU) - which is a BT wholesale product and offered in areas where they've not installed their LLU broadband yet. This does have bad reviews, largely due to high congestion I think.

    You need to check availability in your area to find out if you can get O2 LLU or not - you want to see if you can get Standard, Premium or Pro packages. This package will tell you:

    If you can get O2 LLU (Standard, Premium or Pro) - definitely go for it, it's very good.
  • macmanmacman Forumite
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    O2 LLU service is as near unlimited as you can get. They do have an FUP, just like every other ISP.
    The O2 Access service is another ballgame entirely-avoid it like the plague.
    Impossible to give specific advice without knowing what is available LLU on your exchange: these will be the best deals.
    No free lunch, and no free laptop ;)
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