Monster MotorsportSky Insurance
Results 1 to 27 of 27

Thread: NTL Broadbrand?

  1. #1
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    570

    NTL Broadbrand?

    Hi,

    I have seen that NTL now do a broadband package with access at 150k flat rate 24/7 access for just Ł17.99 which is only Ł2 more than I pay for unlimited access via ordianry dial up.

    What I want to know is how good is NTL service and how good is there service provsion, i.e can you get hrough etc....

    Advice and help please


  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    RichA3Turbo's Avatar
    ...Watching you!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Earlsfield, London
    Posts
    5,087

    Re: NTL Broadbrand?

    I wouldnt count on NTL service... and for Ł17.99, its not really worth it IMO. Can get 512k for Ł22.50/month unlimited 24/7 access.

    Rich

  4. #3
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    North West
    Posts
    202

    Re: NTL Broadbrand?

    I actually think the NTL service is a broadband like service, i.e. always on and not a normal dial up service.
    so this would mean you would either need a cable modem or a set top box depending on which system you are on (area dependant)

    I use NTL 512, and its superb, turn the computer on and your connected, even better than ADSL where you still have to start a connection off. Ive never had any trouble getting a connection, very reliable in my case.

    Mark

  5. #4
    CARACTERE007's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    havin\' a giraffe
    Posts
    319

    Re: NTL Broadbrand?

    ntl service is very good ive never had a problem with it....ive got the 600k jobby ....ill never ever go back!..ohh and u get free email, web space etc etc...unlike some others [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]

  6. #5
    RAPS3's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Moo Moo Land
    Posts
    1,040

    Re: NTL Broadbrand?

    I use NTL's 600k service and although I have had a problem, but they sent an engineer out within 24 hours.
    The intermitent problem was eventually diagnosed as a faulty signal conditioner as the cable comes into the house.
    I cant fault their customer services, they even telephoned me to say that they would credit my next bill a week due to the technical problem. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

    The sound of a dial up modem gives me a cold shiver down my spine now, [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked2.gif[/img]

  7. #6
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Sunny Lincolnshire
    Posts
    232

    Re: NTL Broadbrand?

    I've been using NTL for nearly 4 years and recently upgraded to their 1Mb Broadband service, which rocks..

    As long as you don't mind the obligatory wait, whilst trying to get through to their 'Customer Service' department, their service is actually quite good.

    I bought a wireless router a while ago, which was not supported by NTL, and had massive problems in getting it working (it was an ACTIONTECH router), and after many hours speaking to their 'Help Desk' in america I gave up and called NTL to see if they could offer any assistance, which they did but could only offer limited assistance as the guy I was talking to didn't know the product.

    So, all in all I'd say that NTL are worth their preverbial salt in the Broadband market.

    I'm just about to move and NTL are not at the nre location so it looks like I'll have to use BT's service [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]


  8. #7
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Nottingham
    Posts
    466

    Re: NTL Broadbrand?

    I use NTL 600k too, never had a 'down day' its been reliable and generally superb. Always get good download speeds (avg. 70k/sec). Only problem is their non-existent customer service... oh well it is cheap!

    I was thinking about upgrading to 1mg (Ł35 per month) but not sure if its really worth it.

  9. #8
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Sunny Lincolnshire
    Posts
    232

    Re: NTL Broadbrand?

    Moff

    Your having the same dilema as I had, before I switched to their 1Mb service.

    In the end I thought ferk it, if I don't see a noticeable difference then I'll switch back to the 600Mb and only have lost the difference in price for 1 month.

    I still have the 1Mb service. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

    Recently, since I swapped from the USB connection to a Lan Card, via an RJ45 cable, the speed seems to have gone mad - I'm getting 'sample' [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/angel.gif[/img] tracks from the net within 2 minutes [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]


  10. #9
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Nottingham
    Posts
    466

    Re: NTL Broadbrand?

    I swapped from USB to using the NIC and Cat 5 a while ago, it also free's up more resource on your pc.

    I think I might try 1mb after I come back from my hols... need all the money I can get at the moment!

  11. #10
    Sucemabite

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Route Napoleon, Var
    Posts
    342

    Re: NTL Broadbrand?

    I opted for BT broadband (576 kps) but am regretting it profusely. Nothing to do with the speed of delivery, which is fine for my purposes, or the cost, which made sense as I was already paying as much to BT for their Anytime package plus the extra line which I no longer need now. No, it is their fuc*ing [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/piss.gif[/img] webmail service which they insist on making you use, and deny you access to you btopenworld email account through Microsoft Outlook. This means you have to log on to their [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/piss.gif[/img] beta concept piece-of-software-****e to pick up your emails. It stinks, takes far too long and all because they want to rub your nose in sponsored banner ads and make as much money as possible. And of course they have not responded to any of my complaints. I hate [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/piss.gif[/img] BT with a vengeance. I've had to open up another email account with hotmail which I can access through MS Outlook/ Express. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/piss.gif[/img] BT [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/vomit.gif[/img] BT [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/piss.gif[/img] BT [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/vomit.gif[/img] BT

  12. #11
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Nottingham
    Posts
    466

    Re: NTL Broadbrand?

    You can access NTL email through Outlook [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

  13. #12
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Chepstow, South Wales
    Posts
    620

    Re: NTL Broadbrand?

    [ QUOTE ]
    NWMark said:
    ... even better than ADSL where you still have to start a connection off.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Actually that's not strictly true - I have ADSL and have a Wireless ADSL router permanently switched on - which means that, like you, my internet connection is 'on' as soon as I switch on my PC

    If you're controlling the connection from your PC though, you're absolutely right - I just wanted you to know it's not the only way [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif[/img]

    Alex.

  14. #13
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Bucks
    Posts
    1,038

    Re: NTL Broadbrand?

    With a lot of ADSL Routers you have the option to keep the connection up all the time...

  15. #14
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Nottingham
    Posts
    28

    Re: NTL Broadbrand?

    I got Virgin Broadband which is essentially the BT service but 3 quid a month cheaper. Plus you can cancel anytime with a months notice as opposed to the 12 month lock-in that most providers force you to sign up to.

    So far it's been superb - would recomend giving it a look.

  16. #15
    Sucemabite

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Route Napoleon, Var
    Posts
    342

    Re: NTL Broadbrand?

    [ QUOTE ]
    S3 Moff said:
    You can access NTL email through Outlook [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

    [/ QUOTE ]

    That's great Moff, really wonderful to know!

  17. #16
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Sunny Lincolnshire
    Posts
    232

    Re: NTL Broadbrand?

    Alex

    I will soon be switching to BT's Openworld from NTL and will be looking at getting an ADSL router.

    Which one have you got?

    Cheers
    N

  18. #17
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Chepstow, South Wales
    Posts
    620

    Re: NTL Broadbrand?

    From memory, it's a Netgear MR814, although I'll check when I get home [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

    Alex.

  19. #18
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Chepstow, South Wales
    Posts
    620

    Re: NTL Broadbrand?

    I was completely wrong! It's a Netgear DG824M and bloody funky it is too [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

    http://www.netgear.com/products/prod...asp?prodID=165

    Alex.

  20. #19
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Bucks
    Posts
    1,038

    Re: NTL Broadbrand?

    Buy Cisco - you know it makes sense [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]

  21. #20
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    570

    Re: NTL Broadbrand?

    Does anyone on here wokr for any comapny that gave give me a great cheap deal on access?? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]

  22. #21
    [Dave B]'s Avatar
    Rrrrrrrr-tech

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    1,970

    Re: NTL Broadbrand?

    I work for Zen Internet and our main business is broadband, can't get you a cheap deal unfortunately, but I would highly recommend our services [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/angel.gif[/img]

  23. #22
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Lancashire
    Posts
    177

    Re: NTL Broadbrand?

    [ QUOTE ]
    Funky_Junky said:
    I work for Zen Internet and our main business is broadband, can't get you a cheap deal unfortunately, but I would highly recommend our services [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/angel.gif[/img]

    [/ QUOTE ]

    I can also heartily recommend Zens broadband services.

    (cheque is in the post isn't it Dave? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img])

    Christian

    PS Joking aside we do use Zen for all our business broadband and we're very happy.

  24. #23
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Bucks
    Posts
    1,038

    Re: NTL Broadbrand?

    Sorry, I work for Cisco but can't even get discounts myself!

  25. #24
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Chepstow, South Wales
    Posts
    620

    Re: NTL Broadbrand?

    I'm also on Zen [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]

    Hurrah!

    A.

  26. #25
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    570

    Re: NTL Broadbrand?

    Looked at Zen , shame I can't get a deal from you guys...still NTL is just Ł17.99 a month with free modem etc.

  27. #26
    [Dave B]'s Avatar
    Rrrrrrrr-tech

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    1,970

    Re: NTL Broadbrand?

    [ QUOTE ]
    audi girl said:
    Sorry, I work for Cisco but can't even get discounts myself!

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Cisco eh? Just completing my CCNA at the moment and its driving me barmy!

    Moresaurce - Your right NTL are cheaper, but you should see there business plan [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif[/img], anyway good luck with them and broadband in general.

  28. #27
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Bucks
    Posts
    1,038

    Re: NTL Broadbrand?

    Good Luck with the CCNA - the Sybex book is good, and well worth getting the Bosun tests.....

    I did my CCNA about 2 years ago so I think it's changed since then - if you need a hand let me know!

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO