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Internet options in new home

Discussion in 'Networks & Internet Connectivity' started by OpenToSuggestions, Oct 20, 2018.

  1. OpenToSuggestions

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 5, 2006

    Posts: 10,239

    Location: Stoke On Trent

    Hey all.
    Moving to Sinfin, Derby in a few weeks and have had a look on Uswitch at internet deals.
    I am not overly bothered about a TV package and if the internet comes with some landline calls included then so be it.

    I am leaning towards the 300+ mb package from Virgin, at £42 per month with a £20 setup fee.
    I am currently with Plusnet but they only go up to 38mb at my current address and a smidge faster at my new address.

    Before I proceed is there anything else I should consider?
     
  2. ChrisD.

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 20, 2006

    Posts: 21,562

    I would look into Virgin congestion at the new post code on their forums.
     
  3. Duke

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jun 29, 2003

    Posts: 32,944

    Location: Wiltshire

    Don’t forget to use Quidco or similar to get cashback, I got quite a bit with VM before.
     
  4. Steveocee

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 5, 2011

    Posts: 4,192

    Location: Derbyshire

    Really check the congestion. Sinfin is at the end of the line of a very densely populated area where between you and the centre is a lot of money that will afford VM services.

    Although a copper option can't offer as much speed you may get a far more stable connection.
     
  5. Caged

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 22,777

    What comes up in terms of FTTC when you check?
     
  6. OpenToSuggestions

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 5, 2006

    Posts: 10,239

    Location: Stoke On Trent

    Nearest exchange is 3.6km.
     
  7. Caged

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 22,777

  8. OpenToSuggestions

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 5, 2006

    Posts: 10,239

    Location: Stoke On Trent

  9. Caged

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 22,777

    Then you can have BT, Zen and Sky (at some point in the future). Or Virgin cable.
     
  10. blueacid

    Hitman

    Joined: May 28, 2007

    Posts: 587

    FTTP, not FTTP On Demand?

    If it's full FTTP, then bite their hand off. Look at BT, Zen etc, you'll likely get the full headline speed, but far fewer worries about local congestion, which gets Virgin Media!
     
  11. OpenToSuggestions

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 5, 2006

    Posts: 10,239

    Location: Stoke On Trent

    FTTP :).
    No mention of on demand.
    Gone for the 100mbps broadband and phone bundle. The new build offer gave me the first three months free.
    Thanks for the help all!
     
  12. blueacid

    Hitman

    Joined: May 28, 2007

    Posts: 587

    Who did you go with in the end?
    Hope it's installed soon!
     
  13. OpenToSuggestions

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 5, 2006

    Posts: 10,239

    Location: Stoke On Trent

    Virgin 100 :). It'll be installed Saturday.
     
  14. ChrisD.

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 20, 2006

    Posts: 21,562

    You may regret it going with VM.
     
  15. Steveocee

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 5, 2011

    Posts: 4,192

    Location: Derbyshire

    I hope it goes well OP but truth be told if it was a toss up between FTTP and VM I'd have certainly gone FTTP!
     
  16. ChrisD.

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 20, 2006

    Posts: 21,562

    100%! Even if it were only 50Mbit FTTC I'd choose FTTC. VM can be an absolute shambles in terms of performance and customer service.
     
  17. EVH

    Don

    Joined: Mar 11, 2004

    Posts: 25,463

    Location: Swansea

    FTTP and you went with Virgin? :(

    I can't even get Virgin and I know enough about congestion issues to even consider them, if I moved.