Although, tbh I don't know why they're making this claim yet, since they're taking so long just to upgrade their 20MB cable up to the 50MB that they claim to offer.
150MB Broadband on the way(14 posts)
I don't see much of a point in offering that sort of speed to a private person.
The claims are being made now as BT has just announced details of the 60MB trials.
It's mostly irrelevant... you find yourself limited by shit servers more and more. I'd like a nice chunk more upload bandwidth though as I'd find that useful.
Isn't Virgin still shit for gaming though? I was told to steer well clear as apparently they were throttling and blocking gaming ports...
I have the 20MB Virgin cable broadband, and it's the best ISP for games that I've ever had.
For example, I'm almost always host in COD4, and even when we play Americans, almost everyone seems to be on a good connection. Other than billing issues, I've never had any problems with their service.
It's only ever gone down a handful of times, and those were usually only for a short while.
I'd recommend them, but I don't want everyone to have the same 133t connection as me! He, he...
There is no question, that if you can get cable internet - go for it! It is the best I have ever had. Now that I live in Brum, Virgin dont cover my area - after all, its only the city centre!
So im with Talktalk (dont laugh) and they have been very good. Pings of around 28-30 and I get 7.6 MB as I live close to the exchange. The best part is, that I dont even pay for it! My phone costs £16.50 a month and thats it. BT wanted £22 for the phone and £30 for their 8MB package - sod that.
The one thing I would moan about here is - 150MB? You can only go as fast as the server allows AND, its about time they increased the upload speeds as they are so poor.
Virgin IS shit for gaming if you can only get their services through the BT phoneline, as I did when I first moved here. At weekends, I had pings over 300+ so I cancelled. If its a cabled area - go for it.
I'd rather they sorted out some proper HD channels first. What have sky got? 20? 30? Virgin have 1...fucking 1.
Yeah, that's pretty odd.
That's my big beef too. There are another 3 or 4 on their way shortly - apparently Sky tied up a lot of deals with the channels and those exclusivity rights are coming to an end. When they turn off the analog stuff that also frees up a lot more bandy. It's one of the reasons I have thought about switching to Sky recently though.
Just like to echo the sentiments on the quality of cable VM though. Very consistent speedwise and good service.
Problems that I have had with Virgin:
1. They wouldn't move the date of my direct debit payments, even though they had told me on numerous occasions that they would.
2. The whole Sky channels nonsense caused me to lose Sky Sports News, which was one of my most watched channels up until that point.
3. The red button doesn't work with Football First, so I can't pick which match I want to watch.
4. I moved house and they reset my contract at a higher price (£80 per month!). When I asked them why, I was told that there was nothing that I could do about it, because the discounts that they had offered me before were no longer available.
When I asked to be put through to cancellations, they refused and told me that there was a long que (30 mins or more), so someone would phone me back at a later time.
When I then firmly insisted that I be put through to cancellations, I was greeted by someone in less than a minute.
I then explained my situation and he moved me back on to my previous deal.
5. The cable box isn't that great, and crashes regularly.
Why do I stay with them?
Because I can't imagine online play these days without my 20MB connection, and it'd be too expensive to just have the cable and Sky seperately.
I have 20Mb Virgin cable and it's very solid. It's the reason I don't go to Sky.
Ah must be Virgin's xDSL service which is shite then. Be 24 are pretty damn good if you're SOL with cable.
i've a 512kb/s
sometimes 1 mig/s
irrelevant i know but i had to get it out :P
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