Upgrade your NTL 750k and 1.5mb connections

Jonty

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Indeed :) N.B. That the 300k service will increase to 1Mbps but the bandwidth cap will reduce from 30GB to 3GB per month. I'm not sure how rigidly ntl enforce these things, though.

Other than that the upgrades look like a good deal, especially now the £25 service charge idea was dropped, and the other two speeds will still have a reasonable 1GB per day cap.

Kind Regards
 

Tom

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People with a settop box (like moi) will have to phone them up on 0800 052 2000 and speak to customer services to get the upgrade.
 

tris-

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OMG im peeing my self teh 3mb is finally here!
 

Gat_Decor

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anyone having problems with that link (actually the subsequent link after clicking upgrade to 3meg)?

i get this ....

Your browser has issued a request that the registration server has denied.
Please contact ntl customer support if the problem persists.

Tried Firefox and IE
 

tris-

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(no SMS details). For further help, contact customer support on 0800 052 2000 If you need further help, please contact our customer support (0800 052 2000).

DAMN YOU TO HELL. i phoned them up of course im not the account holder, DAMN YOU DATA PROTECTION.

*rips hair out*
 

Tom

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Gat_Decor said:
anyone having problems with that link (actually the subsequent link after clicking upgrade to 3meg)?

i get this ....

Your browser has issued a request that the registration server has denied.
Please contact ntl customer support if the problem persists.

Tried Firefox and IE
Cable modem or set top box?
 

Tom

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Gat_Decor said:
sorry i should have said, im at work atm, i have a cable modem at home tho
Just ring the number and speak to CS.
 

Gat_Decor

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yea good plan tbh and would you believe i met someone (gurleh) on Saturday who works for NTL CS and have her direct Phone No. ;)
 

Yaka

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1GB a day limit, ntl can go fuck them shelves, and woth the fuck is all this 6 hours a day gaming limit nonsense?

i wish i could jump to BY, but its impossible as they dont serve in the same aeras
 

maxi

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6 hours a day what an outrage!

if you work 8 hours a day and sleep 8 hours a day that leaves 2 hours where you have to do something else other than play online computer games! Well, I am disgusted!
 

Gat_Decor

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yay went home at lunch and upgraded \o/

didn't see anything about the 6 hours a day for gaming tho ?
 

Tom

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Sounds like bullshit to me. Gaming bandwidth is fiddlesticks.
 

Tom

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Ballarks!

As I have a settop box (and its an old cheapy one), its limited to 1Mb/s. So, now they have to send an engineer out and fit me a new box.

Buggeration. Oh well, at least I get rid of the steam powered POS telly box that crashes regularly and whose menus are slower than a Hyundai Getz. Trouble is, I have to wait until the 4th April to get it.
 

Bob007

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http://www.home.ntl.com/page/broadbandusage

Thats were the 6 hours online gaming comes it. Just estamating your useage so you can look and see if you match up.

Metered stuff isn't being enforced yet tho, They watch peeps and ask those that exceed often to look at other packages.

P.S. better aviod that babe of the day post, 100 meg can disapear fast off ya daily limit on a few pages there ;)
 

mank!

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It's not a limit on it though, if all you do is gaming and the occasional surfing then it's not a problem. If you spend your time downloading huge porn films or warez, then it's a problem.
 

Big G

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Got an email from Pipex saying "we're upping you from 1 mbit to 2 mbit for free", obviously in response to BTO.

Smashing!
 

Yaka

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ok up grad tom 3 gig give me an error saying some shite about not bignable to verfiy me name. would being connected to a router be the problem?
 

tris-

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fs, we phoned em and they said you cant request it, it just happens. anyone know if there is any truth in that?
 

Tom

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Thats bollocks. I phoned them, told them the website wouldn't work, and she tapped a few keys and went 'there you go love'.
 

tris-

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mother fuckers, they have set lose a wraith of unimaginable power!
 

Gray

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Apparently BT are to be trialling out for 8mb Broadband in the near future.

Just wish i could have joined BT so i could have gotten better deals on the internet :s
 

tris-

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wahoo -

1st 128K took 344 ms = 381023 Bytes/sec = approx 3170 kbits/sec
2nd 128K took 375 ms = 349525 Bytes/sec = approx 2908 kbits/sec
3rd 128K took 344 ms = 381023 Bytes/sec = approx 3170 kbits/sec
4th 128K took 359 ms = 365103 Bytes/sec = approx 3038 kbits/sec

:D
 

babs

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Big G said:
Got an email from Pipex saying "we're upping you from 1 mbit to 2 mbit for free", obviously in response to BTO.

Smashing!
No ETA on those yet though, anytime between now and August is the official line. You can however pay a reduced rate £15 regrade fee and get it done in about 7 working days.
 

old.Osy

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We do things differently in Bucharest...

I pay about 7 pounds per month for a 2 mbit line, that I share with 20 other people. These networks are and have been the trend for internet access since 1998, because you end up having a better bandwith for a extremely low cost due to sharing. Things have been pushed further, and many small networks have joined together, creating larger networks, where you have the possibility of switching ISPs and whatnot.

Don't go thinking 256KB / 20 = 12.8KB each. The users are not using the bandwith 24/7, and I actually haven't felt restrained, with a few rare exceptions. I can download, play online games, do whatever I can possibly do. Guess i'm a tad lucky for having kids in my network, they go to sleep early, and only play CS and shit all day :)
 

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