Yup, it's down again lol

MacP

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[QUOTE="keefy, post: 6501614]I would go with them but it's impossible because Nynex never laid the cable here 20 years ago.

They were not always this good, it took them a few years to repair their bad rep especially among gamers. They often routed people via USA to connect to servers in London so they had a ping of 180-200 instead of about 30. Steam wouldn't connect, slow downloads. Restricted speed if went over your data cap poor customer service and sometimes flat out refused to acknowledge the problems even when professional network experts sent them their findings and that Virginia were at fault.[/QUOTE]

When I used to live at my parents house they got VM in 2007 and they have never had any issue with it. Before that we had Tesco broandband, it was only a couple more pounds with Virgin and we could have better internet and TV.

I have sinced moved out in about 2009 and have Virgin here. They said they a couple of years ago that VM was going to have a price increase, so I rang them up and told them I was going to leave. They then started to give me offers and I kept saying no, in the end they gave me a price I simply could not refuse.
 

keefy

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What I was speaking of was around 10 years ago and about half a dozen clan mates were having issue after issue for months. It git solved and they are still with them and since then there has been no problems at all. Every so often they post updates that virgin are giving them a speed boost for free.
 

MacP

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Yes before the merger they were basically a sitting duck.

It was all local companies before they all merged to become Virgin Media.
 

ArnoldRimmer

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I must be lucky on this PSN thing, I always seem to missed the short outages but benefit from the extra time Sony gives out as 'apologies'.
Overall plus is pretty pants though. ....
 

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I would love the 200MB Virgin Broadband but it's not available in my area yet so went with BT's 76mbps line, have to admit I have been with BT for years and I can't really fault them, plus their sports service has live games from the Aviva Rugby Premiership :D

Oh and the MotoGP
 

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Ever since we were on Freeserve dial up in the late nineties we haven't had a different ISP.

Went from Freeserve to Telewest>BlueYounder>Virgin


TapaTalking from my Mind.
 

Duffman

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[QUOTE="BBK.., post: 6501669]Ever since we were on Freeserve dial up in the late nineties we haven't had a different ISP.

Went from Freeserve to Telewest>BlueYounder>Virgin


TapaTalking from my Mind.[/QUOTE]

Ah dial up, was fine until someone else wanted to use the phone :lol:
 

keefy

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Did any of you experience Steam on dial up? It was a nightmare.
At least 5 minutes to download steam itself. After installing you think you were done, but nope you then had another 15-20 to download the updates to steam which often failed, then when it finally worked you had to Update HL or CS which took the rest of the day (that's if it hadn't failed on you part way through, usually at least50%) even if you installed from the CD.
7KB per second.
 
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