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Windows 7: Virgin Media has taken its 100Mbps united kingdom

13 Dec 2010   #11
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Runckle View Post
Who cares 10mb is fast enough! For now anyway...
if you have a lot of computers running of the same network then im sorry it does matter more bandwidth and speed please


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13 Dec 2010   #12
ambidav

Windows 7 X64
 
 

a free upgrade from 10mb to 20mb would be nice
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13 Dec 2010   #13
si8mon

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Just a quick question, In the UK (and America) do you just pay for speed (i.e 10 mb or whatever) or do you also pay for data (i.e 10gigs a month). Because in Australia we pay for both.
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13 Dec 2010   #14
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

on the virgin media supplier you pay in a package but only for speed its unlimited download some other suppliers differ though.
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13 Dec 2010   #15
kado897

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Although Virgin don't have a download limit, unless you are on the XL package, if you exceed certain limits, depending on the time of day, they will reduce your speed to 25% for 5 hours.
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13 Dec 2010   #16
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

have not heard of that will talk to customer services about it i average 16GB a week !
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13 Dec 2010   #17
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Even on the 50mb [XXL] you still get capped but not as much as 75% !
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13 Dec 2010   #18
kado897

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14 Dec 2010   #19
Tarka Dal

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Runckle View Post
Who cares 10mb is fast enough! For now anyway...
if you have a lot of computers running of the same network then im sorry it does matter more bandwidth and speed please

Then you should be paying a lot more! The data you download is far in excess of the data I download. So, logic tells me you should pay more!


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post


That management policy is not correct as I don't get traffic managed during 10am-5pm...It all depends....


I used to have 50Gb broadband and registered very little difference to the 10Mb service as the 50Gb service was slpit into seperate signals and therefore the speed is still averaging 10mb service speeds. I therefore found that if I wait a little longer I was still getting the same amount in mass down to my computer in relatively a small amount of time extra. Therefore in my opinion 10Mb service is sufficient until they change the fair usage policy...

When you look at the fair usage policy you can see it was put together with such haste as the policy says a Film is 700Mb when we all know that a Film of any quality is 8Gb. So, they have not done their research on the subject that well. The 700Mb size indicates they were aware that this is the average pirate movie size...and not an actual copy size....
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14 Dec 2010   #20
kado897

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Well, that is their stated policy. I agree that they don't always enforce it but they could if they wanted to.
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