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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:37 AM
Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:17 PM
There's no place like 127.0.0.1
There are 10 types of people in the world, those that can read binary, and those who can't.
Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:15 AM
Posted 20 February 2013 - 07:28 PM
Is that what we in Scotland would call a But and Ben with a loft conversion ?
Seriously, if you are not happy with Virgin - and I presume you mean their cable TV / phone / broadband service, then you have essentially two options. The first is the one most of us use, an ADSL connection over a landline, the second is some sort of connection over a mobile phone service.
The first of these will inevitably involve the cost of a landline but there are some reasonably priced suppliers around if you do not download a great deal. Plusnet comes to mind, they are usually competitively priced. The second optiion is to go for a mobile phone supplier but I believe they can work out quite expensive for data charges as well as you would need a monthly contract.
A completely different approach would be if you live in a moderately dense neighbourhood. If you do, there are almost certainly wi-fi users within range of you. It might be worth seeing if you can connect via one of your neighbours connections, perhaps for some consideration like paying half their line rental ? All you would need for that is a wi-fi dongle stuck into your computer and their router security code.
If any of your neighbours have unsecured networks, then it is possible just to connect. Do NOT do this ! It is illegal and could finish up with you on theft charges ! Ask first.
Best of luck,
I am going to be away from the 29th April to the 15th May 2016 and much of this time off-line (= a holiday !). Replies to PMs etc are likely to be delayed and even erratic.
Posted 28 February 2013 - 01:20 AM
Your price in USD is about 60-65 permonth which isn't roo bad for tv true broadband internet and voip phone service. At least not in the US market.
Those usb things you spoke of can be some of the better deals in internet connection I've used one for 3 years but I'm grandfathered in with an unlimited plan. The catch 22 is if you have poor cell serviceyou will have a poor connection. What people in th US do is get one of the ish data cards or WiFi hot spots and use them with pay as you go plans however in the last year the prices have equilized between contract and no contract deals.
I have no real insight on how UK telecoms work beyond that.
Forgive misspellings I'm on mobile for now
yes agree! VoIP phone service can significant lower cost and saves you over a traditional telephone and also with lower monthly fees and cheaper long distance rates..
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