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Posted on 2012-06-01 16:52 in Announcements News
May 2012 saw average download speeds recorded by users of our Broadband Speed Test increasing in comparison to the levels achieved in April's result, coming in at 15.29Mb. Average upload speed increased to 2.29Mb.
Virgin Media's average download and upload speeds have remained stable at 24.34Mb and 2.66Mb respectively. BT Broadband held second place and increased speeds again, with download speeds averaging at 14.56Mb and upload speeds at 3.75Mb. Fibre to the Cabinet provider Eclipse maintained third place with speeds holding steady at 12.94Mb for average download speeds and 2.48Mb for average upload speeds.
The best performing non-fibre-based provider was again BE and O2 (who share a common infrastructure) in at 5th place with 6.44Mb average download speed over their Local Loop Unbundled ADSL2+ service. Plusnet came in at 4th place at 6.60Mb, a slight drop on last month.
Read more Broadband Speed Test Results for May 2012
Posted on 2012-05-24 17:53 in Offers
If you're interested in high speed broadband you now have more options to choose from. Sky have introduced Fibre Unlimited to their customers, which is available for a monthly cost of £20 to around 30% of UK homes and includes Sky Talk Freetime.
Sky Fibre Unlimited
Line rental required at £12.25 a month.
Posted on 2012-05-15 18:03 in Offers Expired
TalkTalk are offering £25 Tesco vouchers in addition to their current half price deals on their Essentials and Plus packages.
Line rental required at £14.50 a month, or save £60 by paying for a year up front.
Posted on 2012-05-10 18:28 in Offers Expired
Sky TV customers looking for a good value broadband deal can take advantage of 12 months half price on Sky Broadband Unlimited when taken as an upgrade to their existing Sky TV package. This special offer also comes with Sky's Talk Unlimited call plan and free and unlimited WiFi Hotspots from The Cloud. So that's truly unlimited broadband, free WiFi hotspot access and anytime landline calls to the UK and 20 overseas destinations for only £6.25 a month for the first 12 months, £12.50 a month thereafter.
Sky Broadband Unlimited with Talk Unlimited for existing Sky TV customers
Sky Broadband Unlimited is also available without a Sky TV subscription for £10 per month or as part of a bundle for those signing up as a new customer to both Sky TV and broadband.
Line rental from Sky required at £12.25 a month. Inclusive calls charged after the first hour.
Posted on 2012-05-09 21:58 in Offers
Plusnet are offering twelve months half price plus £25 cashback on both Value and Extra broadband when taken with a phone package.
Plusnet Value with Home Phone Anytime
Plusnet Extra with Home Phone Anytime
Plusnet Value with Home Phone Evenings & Weekends
Plusnet Extra with Home Phone Evenings & Weekends
Evening & Weekends package inclusive, Anytime call package £3.50. Line rental required at £12.99 a month. Cashback must be claimed in the first three months.
Posted on 2012-05-03 17:28 in Offers Expired
Virgin Media are now offering account credits on all of their packages. Receive £20 credit on broadband only products, £40 credit on broadband and phone products, and £60 credit on broadband, phone and TV collections.
View all Virgin media offers
Offer is stackable with other current Virgin Media offers - save as much as £244.95 over the first year with the Premiere Collection package. Account credit will be applied to your first bill.
Posted on 2012-05-01 18:49 in News
April 2012 saw average download speeds recorded by users of our Broadband Speed Test continuing to increase in comparison to the levels achieved in March, coming in at a staggering 14.13Mb. Average upload speed increased to 1.9Mb.
Increased speeds are likely in large part due to the start of Virgin Media's roll out of double or better speeds for cable customers, which will continue throughout 2012 affecting all but their 100Mb service. BT Broadband's Infinity 2 will also be having an effect on speeds. Virgin Media hold steady at first place, and average download and upload speeds have increased significantly by 5.16Mb to 24.79Mb with upload speeds seeing a small increase to 2.6Mb.
BT Broadband take second place this month with their own significant speed gains. Download speeds are up by nearlt 4Mb this month, averaging at 13.4Mb and upload speeds are up by over 1Mb at 2.91Mb. While Fibre to the Cabinet provider Eclipse has dropped to third place, their average download speeds have increased by over 1Mb to 12.83Mb and upload speeds to 2.24Mb.
Plusnet came in at 4th place at 6.96Mb, a slight drop from last month. The best performing non-fibre-based provider was again BE and O2 (who share a common infrastructure) in at 5th place with 6.09Mb average download speed over their Local Loop Unbundled ADSL2+ service.
Read more Broadband Speed Test Results for April 2012
Posted on 2012-04-27 22:13 in Offers
BT are offering their Broadband Evening & Weekend Calls package free for the first 6 months.
Broadband and Evening & Weekend Calls
BT line rental required. Evening & Weekend Calls package can be upgraded to Unlimited Anytime for £4.90 a month.
Posted on 2012-04-06 19:17 in Offers
Primus have released a new Spring Special offer that makes the UK's lowest priced broadband and phone provider even cheaper!
Offering 20GB of broadband usage with inclusive evening and weekend calls for only £1.20 per month, the Spring Special represents unbeatable value! Unlike other low price special offers, £1.20 isn't an introductionary price, you'll pay this for the entire 12 month contract and beyond!
Primus Spring Special
£12.79 line rental standard monthly line rental applies. Only available in Primus network areas.
Posted on 2012-04-06 18:41 in News Offers
Virgin Media have revamped their TV, broadband and phone bundles, creating a new range of Collections. Each Collection offers super fast broadband of 30Mb or higher, Virgin Media's cutting edge TiVo service and a wide range of TV channels and on demand conent. The higher end Collections offer a great deal of additional channels and perks including an extra V HD box to view TV in a second room of your home. Each Collection has a range of additional options and upgrades available to suit a variety of customer needs:
Virgin Media Essential Collection
Virgin Media Premiere Collection
Virgin Media VIP Collection
Virgin Media TV, Broadband and Phone is also available without the bells and whistles with the new Starter Bundle:
Virgin Media Starter Bundle
The revamp corresponds with Virgin Media officially increasing their minimum download speed to 30Mb and their mid range packages to 60Mb. Customers interested in the 100Mb packages can take advantage of a price drop down to the level of Virgin Media's previous 50Mb range. That's twice the speed for the same price. Available stand alone or with a Virgin Media phoneline:
Virgin Media 30Mb Broadband
Virgin Media 60Mb Broadband
Virgin Media 100Mb Broadband
Virgin Media 30Mb Broadband plus Phone Weekends
Virgin Media 60Mb Broadband plus Phone Weekends
Virgin Media 100Mb Broadband plus Phone Weekends
Line rental £13.90 a month. Roll out of faster speeds is in progress and will continue throughout 2012.