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Anyone use it? Actually get anywhere close to the 100mb offered?

Any problems? Any issues with their ‘traffic management’?

Fed up with BT speeds and paying for a phone line we don’t use. Also we keep going over our 40GB limit.

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Originally Posted by spx View Post
Anyone use it? Actually get anywhere close to the 100mb offered?

Any problems?

Any issues with their ‘traffic management’? Fed up with BT speeds and paying for a phone line we don’t use. Also we keep going over our 40GB limit.

Nope, couldn’t (currently) justify the cost – pay under 10 for line rental and 5 for BB (up to 8Mb officially but get around 10-11Mb on average and “unlimited” downloads that I’ve never had any warnings about using LoveFilm or iPlayer.

Don’t do many downloads or other streaming though.

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Had an online chat with Virgin. They say if I take the 100mb package I can get up to 86.5mb download speed and if I take the 60mb package I can get 54.6. He seemed annoyed when I asked if the network can clearly go much higher why not 60mb on the 60mb package.

(I know speeds vary on all networks before I get a lecture for being awkward but it just annoyed me)

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In the real world, our 20mb Virgin broadband can deliver 20mb on a good day.

15 is more normal though.

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