virgin media b'strds!!

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virgin media b'strds!!

Post by warpedcore » Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:16 pm

got virgin last week and been fine for a week been getting just under the 10m speed but yesterday they started capping me down to just over 2m now today all i did was download 1 fucking film at 655mb and look what they have capped me down to not long after i finished downloading it and this is with nothing downloading

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they are fucking taking the piss now given up trying to get through to them at the moment but going to get a mouthfull off me especially as i had to pay a deposit due to shit credit rating! virgin media definatley getting worse

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Re: virgin media b'strds!!

Post by ady » Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:19 pm

I've been with them over a yr and seem to be fine, they will cap me in the evening sometimes and i do quite a bit of downloading.

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Re: virgin media b'strds!!

Post by Matt Clarke » Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:00 pm

ha ha ha

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I think they've had problems today in the South East with outage. Had to reboot everything when I got home and noticed I've picked up a new IP. I'm getting the fastest I've ever got from them right now, probably half the people normally on-line haven't rebooted yet.

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Re: virgin media b'strds!!

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Re: virgin media b'strds!!

Post by tdo » Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:52 pm

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Up to 8 meg my arse! NEVER even get 2

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Re: virgin media b'strds!!

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Re: virgin media b'strds!!

Post by J3D » Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:52 pm

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old bid was streaming bbc i player downstairs yesterday
today i have tested it again and there isn't much difference.

as you can see your getting better broadband then me at a cheaper price
at least you have BT Phone lines in your area and can choose your isp's
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Re: virgin media b'strds!!

Post by milwaukees-junglist » Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:55 pm

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Virgin are shit. Worst ISP I've ever used. I'm only with them because I'm staying with family at the moment and it's too much hassle for them to switch to another ISP.

VM won't upgrade Milton Keynes' cable system to digital even though the phone system in MK isn't suited to ADSL so most of us in MK can barely get 1Mb on ADSL. And the VM ADSL connection is always dropping, I have to reboot the router at least twice a day. Virgin suck. :x

What I wouldn't give to have my super fast Bethere broadband connection I had in London :|

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Re: virgin media b'strds!!

Post by warpedcore » Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:58 am

didnt get around to ringing them again all back to normal but as soon as i start downloading again lol

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Re: virgin media b'strds!!

Post by electric tribe » Thu Oct 01, 2009 8:28 am

their 50mb service has been great so far. Whole DVD in about 15 minutes.

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Re: virgin media b'strds!!

Post by warpedcore » Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:03 am

when my download speeds are ok can download 1gig in about 30 mins

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Re: virgin media b'strds!!

Post by Beagle » Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:06 am

a quick question for those having problems: why don't you just ditch Virgin? I had them for a few years and they were great at first. The the last few months were shocking, especially in the evening.

So I fucked them off and went with these fellas:

http://www.idnet.net/

Absolutely faultless. Can't recommend them enough.

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Re: virgin media b'strds!!

Post by prollocks » Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:28 am

Beagle wrote:a quick question for those having problems: why don't you just ditch Virgin? I had them for a few years and they were great at first. The the last few months were shocking, especially in the evening.

So I fucked them off and went with these fellas:

http://www.idnet.net/

Absolutely faultless. Can't recommend them enough.
I've been with Virgin over 9 years now and get no problem with speeds (on Cable that is). As for being throttled you just need to work around their timings - kick off your downloads in the morning, dinnertime, early evening then after 9pm it's all you can eat (I use grabit which auto-shuts the machine after doing so)

http://www.virginmedia.com/help/traffic-management.php

btw the main reason I'm with them is their newsgroup server. Stuff comes down in minutes (750mb in around 10 mins on 10Mb connection). If I was with any other ISP I would be paying an extra tenner a month for this facility.

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Re: virgin media b'strds!!

Post by strongforce » Thu Oct 01, 2009 4:18 pm

Been with NTL/Virgin for 5 years & never had a problem bar the odd blue moon when the system goes down for a few hours.

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