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James
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Posted on Friday, 04 February, 2005 - 10:36 am:   

I wonder if any of you SE23 experts can help? I'm moving to honor oak road in March and investigating the broadband/dial up situation. Is it correct that NTL and Telewest are unavailable in SE23? What do people do instead? Is there an alternative to the dreaded BT? Thanks for your suggestions....
rs
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Posted on Friday, 04 February, 2005 - 10:37 am:   

i pay my line rental to bt and do my call with talk talk, so much cheaper also i have just started using them for broadbent
Jack
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Posted on Friday, 04 February, 2005 - 10:41 am:   

I have NTL's 24/7 dial up at home as broadband isn't available in the area. It's an OK service - used to be £9.99 a month but they jacked the price up last year to £12.49. I would prefer to be on broadband as it would only be slightly more money a month, but last time I checked, it didn't look like ntl broadband was coming to my neck of the woods anytime soon.
ex-SE23
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Posted on Friday, 04 February, 2005 - 11:08 am:   

I used Plus.net for broadband when I lived in Forest Hill. I lived off Perry Vale.
Jack
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Posted on Friday, 04 February, 2005 - 11:12 am:   

Do you need a BT line for that?
ex-SE23
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Posted on Friday, 04 February, 2005 - 11:20 am:   

I had a BT phone line and it worked fine. I guess it would work with other lines if they come from the same exchange.
ex-SE23
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Posted on Friday, 04 February, 2005 - 11:22 am:   

I had a BT phone line and it worked fine. I guess it would work with other lines if they come from the same exchange.
Jack
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Posted on Friday, 04 February, 2005 - 11:22 am:   

I'm keen to get broadband at home, but am stuck with an NTL dialup as they don't do a broadband service in the area and I don't want to get a BT line, which seems to rule all the other providers out. Anyone know of any companies that offer broadband via an NTL line?
Mandy Playbox
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Posted on Friday, 04 February, 2005 - 11:23 am:   

I asked ntl if broadband was going to be made available. They spouted loads of high-tech nonsense at me, but the gist of it is that they'd need to dig up the south circular in order to upgrade the cable. They have no plans to do this.
Jack
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Posted on Friday, 04 February, 2005 - 11:29 am:   

Yeah, that's the same load of twaddle that they told me. They sent me a flyer through the post last year encouraging me to upgrade to broadband. So, fool that I am, I rang them in an attempt to do so, only to be told that broadband isn't available in the area. My comment of 'so why send out flyers telling people that it is available' was met with a response that would do that woman from Little Britain ('Computer says nooooo') proud.
Mark
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Posted on Friday, 04 February, 2005 - 12:14 pm:   

thanks everyone - sounds like ntl might be the way to go, but will have to wave goodbye to broadband!
Les.
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Posted on Friday, 04 February, 2005 - 12:55 pm:   

I've got broadband from Tiscali. Their phone number check (BT line) says not available, but I've had 150kbps for a couple of years and have just upgraded to 512.

I can't remember how I got round it - I think I rang them and eventually spoke to a human being.

Incidently, all the packages are getting upgraded, so the £15.99 service is now 256, and 19.99 will be upgraded from 512kbps to 1Mbps.
Brian
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Posted on Friday, 04 February, 2005 - 01:22 pm:   

Must be honest I am very happy with BT
Johhnyb7
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Posted on Friday, 04 February, 2005 - 07:24 pm:   

I use Tiscali broadband on a BT line. I live on Devonshire Road. No probs.
Adam
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Posted on Friday, 04 February, 2005 - 07:49 pm:   

Jack is right....

Computer says noooooo

*cough*
Seeformiles (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Thursday, 10 February, 2005 - 11:54 pm:   

I also use Tiscali broadband on a BT line. It was a bit rubbish to start with but seems to be fine now.
James (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Friday, 11 February, 2005 - 09:55 am:   

i've been on cable for so long, i don't know teh ins and outs of BT - how much is BT line rental by itself these days?
megan (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Friday, 11 February, 2005 - 11:03 am:   

pay 10 line rental a month and then 21 to talk talk for my calls free evening and weekends and also that includes broadband
Bt
Joined 02-2005
Posted on Thursday, 24 February, 2005 - 09:29 am:   

As far as I know the only way to get Broadband on an NTL line is to use AOL. Nuff Said!!
Jack
Joined 02-2005
Posted on Thursday, 24 February, 2005 - 09:32 am:   

That's what I thought and, personally, I would rather spend the rest of my days locked in a windowless room with the folks from the posh estate than use AOL.
Bt
Joined 02-2005
Posted on Thursday, 24 February, 2005 - 10:04 am:   

Jack you've summed it up exactly. Even the Americans call it AO-HELL even though lots of them use it. But then they don't have the same amount of choices as we do.
Bt
Joined 27-07-2003
Posted on Saturday, 19 March, 2005 - 08:22 am:   

Have a look at this one. Its not Broadband on NTL but seems like a pretty good deal. Its operated by Cable & Wireless.

http://www.bulldogbroadband.com/
Adam
Joined 08-01-2003
Posted on Saturday, 19 March, 2005 - 02:49 pm:   

Cable and Wireless? wow do they still exist? Thought they went out with the last shower and were taken over?

Does anyone have bulldog (the broadband ISP, not the dog before any smarty pants posts a message :} )
Mandy_playbox
Joined 25-11-2004
Posted on Tuesday, 22 March, 2005 - 08:41 am:   

ntl phoned me a couple of weeks ago to tell me that they now do broadband in the area.
Bt
Joined 27-07-2003
Posted on Wednesday, 23 March, 2005 - 07:34 am:   

It seems we have lost access via the NTL server yet again. What IS the problem?


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