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#372843 - 11th Dec 2009 2:41pm internet question!
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is it possible to get Broadband without a phone line? i have a old phoneline fitted in our house but its not used, i want to avoid having a house phone really!
a freind of mine seemed to think you could?!

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#372845 - 11th Dec 2009 2:51pm Re: internet question! [Re: chris_gilly]
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You could try and use you neighbours wireless if it is unlocked or you could buy a mobile dongle.

You could always buy a landline and not connect a phone to it?
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#372846 - 11th Dec 2009 3:03pm Re: internet question! [Re: AX_125]
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im using mobile broadband now smile
nope no unlocked wireless laugh

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#372859 - 11th Dec 2009 4:19pm Re: internet question! [Re: chris_gilly]
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I'm with virgin because I didn't want a phone line

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#372867 - 11th Dec 2009 5:07pm Re: internet question! [Re: polo_phil]
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if i remember right, the only way to do this legally is via Virgin Media or a Mobile Dongle

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#372878 - 11th Dec 2009 5:48pm Re: internet question! [Re: Tony_1985]
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Use ya mobe as a modem.
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#372884 - 11th Dec 2009 5:56pm Re: internet question! [Re: polo_phil]
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how much do you pay phil?

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#372885 - 11th Dec 2009 6:00pm Re: internet question! [Re: RUDEBOX]
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Originally Posted By: RUDEBOX
Use ya mobe as a modem.

ive got mobile internet, which i use all the time, i got that as i need it for when im out owrking but its rubbish for downloading.

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#373039 - 12th Dec 2009 4:23am Re: internet question! [Re: chris_gilly]
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Virgin Media... also, AOL did tap into the NTL Telewest infastructure for a few years, not sure if they still do though?

Madasafish line-rental and o2 Broadband is only costing me like approx 16 a month so it aint exactly breaking the bank lol.

Virgin's basic package is 15 per month, if you want it without a phoneline, so not much difference in all honesty. The difference between Virgin and o2, is obviously customer services, but more importantly, o2's definition of "unlimited" is actually basically unlimited, and Virgin's is quite different from what you would call unlimited. Not to mention hurrendous traffic shaping, no net neutrality, service throttling and serious backbone capacity problems at peak times.

There is of course satellite broadband, but for a service without a phoneline to Upload, your talking mega-bucks and the lag is awful on it lol.

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#373446 - 13th Dec 2009 8:15pm Re: internet question! [Re: MattLFC]
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cheers matt
im gunna have a nose into both them options now smile

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#373482 - 13th Dec 2009 9:13pm Re: internet question! [Re: chris_gilly]
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Matt

Hear what you say

"Virgin's is quite different from what you would call unlimited. Not to mention hurrendous traffic shaping, no net neutrality, service throttling and serious backbone capacity problems at peak times."

but do not understand a word of it. I have used NTL/ Virgin for 10 years and have no problem at all with their service (I was 20 meg but have dropped back to 10 because I am not any sort of power user) - only with their billing service which is c**p and sometimes unintelligible. However, I try to contact them as little as possible

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#373545 - 14th Dec 2009 9:22am Re: internet question! [Re: Snodvan]
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Sorry Chris...

I pay 25 a month for L broadband and XL tv

I've never had a problem with Virgin and the speed is more than enough for home use! smile

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