re: folk on ADSL broadband can get cheaper services, uncapped
not so. Consider my case (pretty average):
7 Mb adsl, 60 GB cap (ok, uncapped midnight - morning), shitty ftp upload speeds, traffic management (aka throttling), but in general, good service.
15 quid for the internet
about 15 quid for the bt line (line rental)
about 4 quid per quarter on the phone bill for... not making enough phonecalls (not kidding!)
about 6 quid per quarter to actually PAY them the bill (not kidding!)
That's about 35 squid per month
against Virgin, the cheapest decent phone/cable internet package (no tv, thankyou):
The difference though: the speed, about 5 x that of plusnet, on top of this, priceless satisfaction, that BT get not a penny from me.
The only thing that worries me is that Virgin is "family oriented", in plain English - (...) rules about throttling, censorship, etc. Plus, I imagine, relentless pressure to take on the subscription of their glorious tv channel shite. But I don't mind telling them, every now and then, where to stick their offer.