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metronet .... what y'all think

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Broadband & Internet Access
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master_blaster_2master_blaster_2 Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Broadband & Internet Access
hi
im currently looking for broadband
i have ntl @ home and was thinking of getting metronet for work ( most of these guys seem happy enough to supply 'home' accounts for businesses)



i would just like your opinion ... any one got any experiance ..good or bad
thanks


andrew
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  • hi
    im currently looking for broadband
    i have ntl @ home and was thinking of getting metronet for work ( most of these guys seem happy enough to supply 'home' accounts for businesses)



    i would just like your opinion ... any one got any experiance ..good or bad
    thanks


    andrew
    Been on them since August, minor problems due to BT, Pricing quite good but not the cheapest. This is made up for by their customer service. You start at £10+vat and pay for what you use up to about £20 then you continue for as much as like. The only cap is the fee. Changing from NTL might be difficult as they are often on Datastream and Metronet(and most others) are on IPstream.You'll probably need to cancel and reapply.
    Down south where, unfortunately, the government does remember us.
  • Dan29Dan29 Forumite
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    I would highly recommend Metronet but in your position (having been with ntl) the set up costs may be high. Someone on here mentioned the possibility of registering with Virgin.net for a month to get free installation and then transferring to Metronet to avoid the installation cost, but I'm not sure whether that actually works.
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  • simonkirklandsimonkirkland Forumite
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    I'm the one trying the virgin thing. I think I won't work as I'll probably end up not being IP Stream and therefore not begin able to transfer but having to pay the usual connection fee. I'll post when I find out. (Going to transfer to EFH if possible as they are 9.99+VAt for unlimited)

    I emailed Virgin to ask which stream I would be on... lets just say I hope their broadband is faster than there response...

    Simon
    If at first you don't succeed... CHEAT...
  • If that works, it's a very cunning plan. Do you know if the the virgin package (I assume it's the £17.99 one your going for) has the correct 50:1 contention ratio for migration to EFHs £9.99 package?
  • simonkirklandsimonkirkland Forumite
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    I don't think the 50:1 is the problem, it'll be the stream used.

    I get connected tomorrow so I'll let you all know whether I'm on IP or datastream...

    Fingers crossed.
    If at first you don't succeed... CHEAT...
  • I think both are important. For EFH anyway. See

    http://www.efhbroadband.com/migrations.asp
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