* Posts by roger

4 posts • joined 22 Oct 2007

PS3 sale price spurs costs Sony dear

roger
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they already did this last xmas

they already did this last xmas - I managed to get a V3000 40" screen from John Lewis last xmas with a free PS3 and 5yr warranty - all for 1k

Heaviest Virgin Media downloaders face new daytime go-slow

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usual stuff then..

As a Virgin customer I've reduced my package from XL to L when throttling was first introduced, and might now go to M, thereby giving Virgin less of my cash, and I'll be timing the big downloads to run all night and all morning...

What good is 50mb or 20mb unless you can max it out occassionally. Why not throttle over the month - that way I can max my connection when I need to, and build up "credit" when I don't.

Virgin Media eases off bandwidth throttling

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20Mb? naaah

had 10Mb with NTL, got 10Mb ALL the time. then got 20Mb with Virgin, and got sod all. throttling would be ok, if they did what they promised. sigh

asked for 4mb service, and they put me on 2mb. will just have to download overnight now, and save the extra £20 a month :)

Virgin Media pins hopes on the broadband donkey

roger
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20mega sh...te

well, I'm typing this message as I have the spare time cos my *supposed* 20mb connection is crawling along at 300k, not the promised throttled 2mbps for the first 3gb. since going from 10mb to 20mb my actual speed has dropped and fluctuates wildly - not bad for a fibre optic network it shares with...urm.. no one.

now, if I use it at 7am, it's 2mbps.. maybe someone has installed their throttling appliance on Australian time? numpties.

time to drop my speed and cost down to 4mb and leave the pc on all day. if only customer services would answer the phone. guess a direct debit cancel will get their attention ;)

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