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Plusnet in cut-price broadband bundle



 
 
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Old April 27th 06, 11:07 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Allan Gould
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Default Plusnet in cut-price broadband bundle

Plusnet has unveiled the details of a new bundled phone and broadband
product that attempts to match the cut-price offer recently announced by
the Carphone Warehouse.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/04...net_broadband/
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Old April 27th 06, 11:23 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Bob Lurker
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Default Plusnet in cut-price broadband bundle


"Allan Gould" wrote in message
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Plusnet has unveiled the details of a new bundled phone and broadband
product that attempts to match the cut-price offer recently announced by
the Carphone Warehouse.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/04...net_broadband/


Hardly competitive with a 50MB allowance, then pay 0.224p per MB
used!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Old April 27th 06, 12:23 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
WCZ
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Default Plusnet in cut-price broadband bundle


"Bob Lurker" wrote in message
...

"Allan Gould" wrote in message
...
Plusnet has unveiled the details of a new bundled phone and broadband
product that attempts to match the cut-price offer recently announced by
the Carphone Warehouse.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/04...net_broadband/


Hardly competitive with a 50MB allowance, then pay 0.224p per MB
used!!!!!!!!!!!!!


There will be a lot of unhappy customers when they get there download bill
as trying to budget to such small limits will be impossible.





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Old April 27th 06, 12:38 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Ian Stirling
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Default Plusnet in cut-price broadband bundle

Bob Lurker wrote:

"Allan Gould" wrote in message
...
Plusnet has unveiled the details of a new bundled phone and broadband
product that attempts to match the cut-price offer recently announced by
the Carphone Warehouse.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/04...net_broadband/


Hardly competitive with a 50MB allowance, then pay 0.224p per MB
used!!!!!!!!!!!!!


For very light users - under 2-3G, it may well save money.

It's hardly for everyone, but why should every broadband product suit
everyone?
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Old April 27th 06, 12:41 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Colin Forrester
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Default Plusnet in cut-price broadband bundle

WCZ wrote:

Hardly competitive with a 50MB allowance, then pay 0.224p per MB
used!!!!!!!!!!!!!


There will be a lot of unhappy customers when they get there download bill
as trying to budget to such small limits will be impossible.


Especially Windows users receiving all those automatic software updates
and anti-virus signature updates.

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Old April 27th 06, 02:23 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Beck
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Default Plusnet in cut-price broadband bundle

Ian Stirling wrote:
Bob Lurker wrote:

"Allan Gould" wrote in message
...
Plusnet has unveiled the details of a new bundled phone and
broadband product that attempts to match the cut-price offer
recently announced by the Carphone Warehouse.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/04...net_broadband/


Hardly competitive with a 50MB allowance, then pay 0.224p per MB
used!!!!!!!!!!!!!


For very light users - under 2-3G, it may well save money.

It's hardly for everyone, but why should every broadband product suit
everyone?


Light users may like it for email and surfing, but surely a connection can
use up 50mb a month just while idle?


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Old April 27th 06, 05:43 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Ian Stirling
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Default Plusnet in cut-price broadband bundle

Beck wrote:
Ian Stirling wrote:
Bob Lurker wrote:

"Allan Gould" wrote in message
...
Plusnet has unveiled the details of a new bundled phone and
broadband product that attempts to match the cut-price offer
recently announced by the Carphone Warehouse.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/04...net_broadband/

Hardly competitive with a 50MB allowance, then pay 0.224p per MB
used!!!!!!!!!!!!!


For very light users - under 2-3G, it may well save money.

It's hardly for everyone, but why should every broadband product suit
everyone?


Light users may like it for email and surfing, but surely a connection can
use up 50mb a month just while idle?


Generally.
But, many users do use under 1G a month.
Unfortunately, the general spam from the net (port probes et al) may
exceed that.
I'd quite like (for some people I know) a 100% quiet connection, with
just proxies on the other end.
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Old April 27th 06, 08:10 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
SecretSquiddle
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Default Plusnet in cut-price broadband bundle


"Beck" wrote in message
...
Ian Stirling wrote:
Bob Lurker wrote:

"Allan Gould" wrote in message
...
Plusnet has unveiled the details of a new bundled phone and
broadband product that attempts to match the cut-price offer
recently announced by the Carphone Warehouse.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/04...net_broadband/

Hardly competitive with a 50MB allowance, then pay 0.224p per MB
used!!!!!!!!!!!!!


For very light users - under 2-3G, it may well save money.

It's hardly for everyone, but why should every broadband product suit
everyone?


Light users may like it for email and surfing, but surely a connection can
use up 50mb a month just while idle?


I've used 50MB today alone, just surfing, email, and transfering two jpegs
to my server.


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Old April 27th 06, 08:32 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
kraftee
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Default Plusnet in cut-price broadband bundle

Beck wrote:
Ian Stirling wrote:
Bob Lurker wrote:

"Allan Gould" wrote in message
...
Plusnet has unveiled the details of a new bundled phone and
broadband product that attempts to match the cut-price offer
recently announced by the Carphone Warehouse.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/04...net_broadband/

Hardly competitive with a 50MB allowance, then pay 0.224p per MB
used!!!!!!!!!!!!!


For very light users - under 2-3G, it may well save money.

It's hardly for everyone, but why should every broadband product
suit everyone?


Light users may like it for email and surfing, but surely a
connection can use up 50mb a month just while idle?


My router can clock almost that in under a week, without any PC's
actually on.

It's unrealistically low, unless PN are going to rethink how they
measure usage, if they decide to only count actually usage but not all
the port probes, pings etc which do happen then maybe, just maybe it
may just work, but they aren't so it won't. It's just another one of
their half baked ideas which are doomed to failure, unless it's a
crafty ploy to get people hooked into broadband so much so they have
to upgrade their account to suite their usage (well the usage which PN
claim they are doing).....


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Old April 28th 06, 07:41 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Mark Carver
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Default Plusnet in cut-price broadband bundle

Ian Stirling wrote:
Beck wrote:


Generally.
But, many users do use under 1G a month.


Our house has three PCs, mine and one each in our teenage lads' rooms.
Our monthly total rarely exceeds 2GB

Unfortunately, the general spam from the net (port probes et al) may
exceed that.


When 'idle', my connection consumes 300-500k over a 24 hr period

I'd quite like (for some people I know) a 100% quiet connection, with
just proxies on the other end.


Most low users I know switch off their modem/router when the PC is
switched off (i.e. 95% of the time)


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Mark
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