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    Default Be offers 48mb broadband

    But only if you live near the Paddington exchange
    Let's be honest, all this high speed broadband means nothing to a good chunk of the UK populace, but if you happen to live in the Paddington exchange area of London, you now have the option of super-high speed broadband from Be.

    Yes, [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], Be is offering an almost-as-fast service 48Mb service for an even smaller group of people. Be has doubled its 24Mb service using a 'bonded' connection, making it the fastest ADSL service by a considerable distance.

    On the face of it, this might just look like an irrelevant bit of muscle flexing, but it does show you can have high speed broadband down your phone line - and it could mean your home connection receiving a speed injection in the not-too-distant future.

    And if a company can offer faster speeds, they just might get the lion's share of the market. According to the latest figures from the Deloitte Digital index, broadband uptake has now slowed to half a per cent after a 6% growth in the past year. Less new customers means tempting in existing business - and that should translate into faster broadband packages without a hike in price.
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    Can't wait till they up my exchange to this

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    Default Re: Be offers 48mb broadband

    Yeehaw. I love Be!!


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    Default Re: Be offers 48mb broadband

    If that ever comes my way ill get it
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    Default Re: Be offers 48mb broadband

    I'm on Be and think they are great. Only get 15.5meg or so (it fluctates - highest was 18mbps) but as I live in the middle of nowhere I'm happy with that... for now
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    Default Re: Be offers 48mb broadband

    I currently get 21 and hope that a bonded service would double that. Yum yum.


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    Default Re: Be offers 48mb broadband

    fastest i can get where i am is 6 meg, fucking shite!!!! I miss my old 20meg connection

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    Default Re: Be offers 48mb broadband

    im more than happy with my 21mb connection with be but if they offer this im going for it although theres not going to be much that can max out a connection like that, but im up for trying lol

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    Default Re: Be offers 48mb broadband

    I'm showing as OK for the 50meg on VM site but since I just dropped them for BE they can feck off, even with the rumoured doubling of the traffic allowance it's a joke. Even if they took the traffic management off I wouldn't trust them to keep it off. Honestly though I don't think I'd actually use that kind of speed.
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    Default Re: Be offers 48mb broadband

    Do you need 2 BT lines at £11/month each to get this new high speed BE?

    W.

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    Default Re: Be offers 48mb broadband

    Quote Originally Posted by Waka View Post
    Do you need 2 BT lines at £11/month each to get this new high speed BE?

    W.
    Yes, as with all bonded services it uses multiple lines. Easynet used to offer the same service. It works out quite expensive though as the lines have to be built in a certain way at the exchange.

    Is it £11 a month? I have no idea how much BT lines cost - I get mine free
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    Default Re: Be offers 48mb broadband

    Just moved form Be to O2, getting the same speed and reliability as before for £9
    Had enough of foreign call centres to last me a lifetime

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    Quote Originally Posted by XBOX4LIFE View Post
    Just moved form Be to O2, getting the same speed and reliability as before for £9
    Had enough of foreign call centres to last me a lifetime

    That would be attractive were I not getting over 24 meg from Be
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    Default Re: Be offers 48mb broadband

    To be honest, I think the 21mb line I get at the moment is as fast as I will need for the foreseeable future. Unless the cost was only a little bit more, I will stick with my current Be connection.
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    Default Re: Be offers 48mb broadband

    Quote Originally Posted by gunner View Post
    To be honest, I think the 21mb line I get at the moment is as fast as I will need for the foreseeable future. Unless the cost was only a little bit more, I will stick with my current Be connection.
    True I love the speed at the moment. It amazes me how long things take on other peoples connections. I get a Divx film down in 4-5 mins yet it'll take my brother in law who is on 0.5mb around 3-4 hours in ideal circumstances. The fact that he hasn't got newsgroup access and relies on torrents means it takes him even longer.

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    Default Re: Be offers 48mb broadband

    Quote Originally Posted by blaggard View Post
    That would be attractive were I not getting over 24 meg from Be
    Be is O2 mate, you get the same service but discounted if you have an o2 phone and with UK call centres it got my vote
    I fell out with be over satatic ip ranges they gave me 8 totally random numbers and wouldn't or couldn't understand my issue..

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    Default Re: Be offers 48mb broadband

    Quote Originally Posted by XBOX4LIFE View Post
    Be is O2 mate, you get the same service but discounted if you have an o2 phone and with UK call centres it got my vote
    I fell out with be over satatic ip ranges they gave me 8 totally random numbers and wouldn't or couldn't understand my issue..
    But O2 say on their site that their service is up to 20mb. Fuck that, losing 4mb for saving a few quid

    To be fair I've never had a problem with Be's call centres or the online ticket service. I logged a ticket online the other day and within minutes I had a text telling me they had responded.

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    Default Re: Be offers 48mb broadband

    Quote Originally Posted by XBOX4LIFE View Post
    Be is O2 mate, you get the same service but discounted if you have an o2 phone and with UK call centres it got my vote
    I fell out with be over satatic ip ranges they gave me 8 totally random numbers and wouldn't or couldn't understand my issue..
    Duh! I know they are both owned by O2 BUT O2 don't do 24 meg and their 20meg is about the same price as my 24 PLUS the service is not tweakable and furthermore it's a 1 year contract etc. etc.
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    Default Re: Be offers 48mb broadband

    so how much do you all finally pay for a 24mb BE connection a month, including all line costs and whatever?

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    Be unlimited is £17.50 per month plus whatever you pay for your phone line
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    Default Re: Be offers 48mb broadband

    Quote Originally Posted by blaggard View Post
    Duh! I know they are both owned by O2 BUT O2 don't do 24 meg and their 20meg is about the same price as my 24 PLUS the service is not tweakable and furthermore it's a 1 year contract etc. etc.
    ahh, never noticed the difference as I only get about 16 mb mate
    Got to say be were good though I was with them for over a year,they just pissed me off and got a better deal with O2 with the same speeds, it might come back to bite me in the ass if the service turns out to be shite, but up to now it's spot on

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