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NTL going after BT



 
 
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Old February 16th 05, 07:07 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband,uk.telecom.mobile
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NTL to trump BT in March assault
By Tim Richardson
Published Wednesday 16th February 2005 11:01 GMT

NTL is to launch an all-out assault on BT as part of an aggressive
marketing campaign against rival broadband providers.

From mid March, NTL intends to "match or beat ALL BT Broadband products

on price, speed and usage allowance", according to a leaked memo posted
on the NTL:HELL forums.

The UK's largest cableco - which has three million residential punters
and more than a million broadband users - also intends to offer free
email, security and personal webspace as standard.

As part of its new aggressive stand, NTL is upping the speed of its
broadband services. From mid March all new customers will be offered
the three new speeds. Current 750k and 1.5Mb customers will be
automatically upgraded to the new 2Mb and 3Mb tiers of service at no
extra cost.

NTL's 1Mb service - which comes with a 3 gig monthly usage allowance -
costs 17.99 a month.

The 2Mb service costs 24.99 while the 3Mb service is priced at
37.99. Both come with a 1 gig a day usage allowance, although the
cableco will not be checking usage allowances "until later this year",
reveals the memo.

While NTL will be promoting the new improved packaged to new punters,
it will be up to existing NTL customers to approach the cableco
themselves to get the upgrades at "no extra cost".

Details of this increased competition in the UK's retail broadband
sector comes just a week after BT announced plans to increase the speed
of its DSL service to 2Mb at no extra cost for all but its entry-level
package.
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Old February 16th 05, 09:29 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband,uk.telecom.mobile
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Default NTL going after BT


"none" wrote in message
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NTL to trump BT in March assault
By Tim Richardson
Published Wednesday 16th February 2005 11:01 GMT

NTL is to launch an all-out assault on BT as part of an aggressive
marketing campaign against rival broadband providers.

From mid March, NTL intends to "match or beat ALL BT Broadband products

on price, speed and usage allowance", according to a leaked memo posted
on the NTL:HELL forums.

The UK's largest cableco - which has three million residential punters
and more than a million broadband users - also intends to offer free
email, security and personal webspace as standard.

As part of its new aggressive stand, NTL is upping the speed of its
broadband services. From mid March all new customers will be offered
the three new speeds. Current 750k and 1.5Mb customers will be
automatically upgraded to the new 2Mb and 3Mb tiers of service at no
extra cost.

NTL's 1Mb service - which comes with a 3 gig monthly usage allowance -
costs 17.99 a month.

The 2Mb service costs 24.99 while the 3Mb service is priced at
37.99. Both come with a 1 gig a day usage allowance, although the
cableco will not be checking usage allowances "until later this year",
reveals the memo.

While NTL will be promoting the new improved packaged to new punters,
it will be up to existing NTL customers to approach the cableco
themselves to get the upgrades at "no extra cost".

Details of this increased competition in the UK's retail broadband
sector comes just a week after BT announced plans to increase the speed
of its DSL service to 2Mb at no extra cost for all but its entry-level
package.
Related stories




Not hard to beat, BT is not very competitive in the first place.




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Old February 17th 05, 12:51 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband,uk.telecom.mobile
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Default NTL going after BT

Yes but if you aim low then their crap customer service doesn't seem such an
issue
"Deag" wrote in message
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"none" wrote in message
oups.com...
NTL to trump BT in March assault
By Tim Richardson
Published Wednesday 16th February 2005 11:01 GMT

NTL is to launch an all-out assault on BT as part of an aggressive
marketing campaign against rival broadband providers.

From mid March, NTL intends to "match or beat ALL BT Broadband products

on price, speed and usage allowance", according to a leaked memo posted
on the NTL:HELL forums.

The UK's largest cableco - which has three million residential punters
and more than a million broadband users - also intends to offer free
email, security and personal webspace as standard.

As part of its new aggressive stand, NTL is upping the speed of its
broadband services. From mid March all new customers will be offered
the three new speeds. Current 750k and 1.5Mb customers will be
automatically upgraded to the new 2Mb and 3Mb tiers of service at no
extra cost.

NTL's 1Mb service - which comes with a 3 gig monthly usage allowance -
costs 17.99 a month.

The 2Mb service costs 24.99 while the 3Mb service is priced at
37.99. Both come with a 1 gig a day usage allowance, although the
cableco will not be checking usage allowances "until later this year",
reveals the memo.

While NTL will be promoting the new improved packaged to new punters,
it will be up to existing NTL customers to approach the cableco
themselves to get the upgrades at "no extra cost".

Details of this increased competition in the UK's retail broadband
sector comes just a week after BT announced plans to increase the speed
of its DSL service to 2Mb at no extra cost for all but its entry-level
package.
Related stories




Not hard to beat, BT is not very competitive in the first place.






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Old February 17th 05, 01:35 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband,uk.telecom.mobile
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NTL to trump BT in March assault


What innovation, what daring, what an amazing approach.

BT + not much, just as they've been doing with telephony for years.

Isn't that amazing....
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Old February 19th 05, 06:20 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband,uk.telecom.mobile
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On Wednesday 16 February 2005 19:07 none wrote:

NTL's 1Mb service - which comes with a 3 gig monthly usage allowance
- costs 17.99 a month.

The 2Mb service costs 24.99 while the 3Mb service is priced at
37.99. Both come with a 1 gig a day usage allowance, although the
cableco will not be checking usage allowances "until later this
year", reveals the memo.


I don't understand.
There have been umpteen (many hundreds) of posts in this group re.
Plusnet, the new caps (ok - limits!), prices, etc.

The above represents NTL's new, aggressive marketing?
How is it any more/better than what PN now offer?
- and how easy is it to move from NTL?

Isn't this all "too little, too late", or am I missing something?

Bill
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Old February 19th 05, 08:31 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Jock Mackirdy
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In article , B Gruff wrote:
On Wednesday 16 February 2005 19:07 none wrote:

NTL's 1Mb service - which comes with a 3 gig monthly usage allowance
- costs 17.99 a month.

The 2Mb service costs 24.99 while the 3Mb service is priced at
37.99. Both come with a 1 gig a day usage allowance, although the
cableco will not be checking usage allowances "until later this
year", reveals the memo.


I don't understand.
There have been umpteen (many hundreds) of posts in this group re.
Plusnet, the new caps (ok - limits!), prices, etc.

The above represents NTL's new, aggressive marketing?
How is it any more/better than what PN now offer?
- and how easy is it to move from NTL?

Isn't this all "too little, too late", or am I missing something?


It may be "too little too late" but for an NTL 300k (ex 150k, ex ex
125k) customer, more than tripling the download speed at a stroke sounds
like excellent news. Does the upstream speed stay at 64K or is it being
beefed up a tad too?

--

Jock Mackirdy
Bedford


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Old February 20th 05, 01:47 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Peter G Sheppard
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It may be "too little too late" but for an NTL 300k (ex 150k, ex ex
125k) customer, more than tripling the download speed at a stroke sounds
like excellent news. Does the upstream speed stay at 64K or is it being
beefed up a tad too?


Upstreams for the new 1/2/3 meg packages are 100/200/300k respectively.
(allegedly, as none of it is actually officially confirmed yet)


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Old February 27th 05, 08:40 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Jock Mackirdy
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Default NTL going after BT

In article , Peter G Sheppard wrote:
It may be "too little too late" but for an NTL 300k (ex 150k, ex ex
125k) customer, more than tripling the download speed at a stroke sounds
like excellent news. Does the upstream speed stay at 64K or is it being
beefed up a tad too?


Upstreams for the new 1/2/3 meg packages are 100/200/300k respectively.
(allegedly, as none of it is actually officially confirmed yet)


Any further news on the rumoured NTL speed upgrades?


Jock Mackirdy
Bedford


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Old February 27th 05, 10:29 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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Default NTL going after BT

"Jock Mackirdy" wrote in message ...
In article Peter G Sheppard wrote:


Does the upstream speed stay at 64K or is it being
beefed up a tad too?


Upstreams for the new 1/2/3 meg packages are 100/200/300k
respectively.


Any further news on the rumoured NTL speed upgrades?


I'm getting it installed tomorrow and it's supposed to be the new
speed from day one. Will have a definite answer Mon evening.

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Cheers,
DaveGK
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