QUOTE(DuffMan @ Sep 8 2008, 04:45 PM) [snapback]1463579[/snapback]
'Up to 8Mb' - so obviously I get 6Mb
I want to switch to Be*
soon though. They estimate I'll get around 18Mbps, which is about twice as much as any other provider around here - all for £18 a month. Bargain tbh.
I switched from Virgin to Be not long ago. They said up to 18Mbps and I actually get 14.5Mbps which is pretty good, I live about 1 mile from the exchange. Also get about 1.5 upload. Haven't had any down time and no drops in performance in the few months I've been with them. They have good customer support and you get a free wireless router (although watch out for the small print, they still own the router and want it back if you stop using their broadband).
QUOTE(DuffMan @ Sep 8 2008, 05:33 PM) [snapback]1463595[/snapback]
Yeah but you live near the city centre don't you? Around here Virgin's coverage is terrible - torrents get stuck at 5kbps and pings for online gaming are 2x to 3x more than they are for other ISPs.
Strange thing is that before Virgin took over NTL/Telewest it was a pretty decent service.
I had loads of trouble with Virgin and contacted their customer support. I managed to get answers out of them eventually, they changed stuff on their side that was deliberatley to block or render useless any torrent activity, they wont tell you this obviously. What they didn't plan for was the changes they made also blocked gaming communication over the network, it was being recognised as torrent, therefore gaming stopped working completely for me and once they admitted what was arong and told me it could take months to put right, I switched straight away.