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Topic: Broadband Providers
Posted By: GreenGiant82
Subject: Broadband Providers
Date Posted: 14 Feb 2012 at 4:12pm
Contract is up with 3 next month & am thinking of changing supplier. Mainly just need it for browsing so not too pushed bout speeds etc just need it to be reliable (which 3 isn't) & be of decent price.

Anyone got any recommendations?

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Posted By: ShannonHibs10
Date Posted: 14 Feb 2012 at 4:13pm
I currently have UPC. TV, Phone and Broadband all together and I must say, it is brilliant.

Rarely, if ever had a problem with the internet connection and downloading etc is very quick.


Posted By: horsebox
Date Posted: 14 Feb 2012 at 4:35pm
UPC is by far the best for lots of different reasons.

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Posted By: The Saint
Date Posted: 14 Feb 2012 at 4:44pm

if your looking for mobile broadbad like your 3 one I have O2 and its fairly decent



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Posted By: AndyMc
Date Posted: 14 Feb 2012 at 4:59pm
UPC

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Posted By: dotts101
Date Posted: 14 Feb 2012 at 7:56pm
Upc


Posted By: BigStrongMan
Date Posted: 14 Feb 2012 at 8:32pm
I have Meteor,16.99 a month

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Posted By: Anto
Date Posted: 14 Feb 2012 at 11:11pm
UPC


Posted By: GreenGiant82
Date Posted: 15 Feb 2012 at 7:44am
Can you get the UPC broadband on its own though? Yes, I know I'm being lazy!

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Posted By: Baldrick
Date Posted: 15 Feb 2012 at 8:08am
UPC are the best for speed no doubt. 

Eircom etc all have 8mb whereas UPC have 20, 50, and 100.  So if you are sharing a house with someone who may also be using broadband UPC is the only way to go as their speed kicks everybody elses arse. 

Not mad about their customer care but to  honest most companies nowadays have sh*te customer service.


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Posted By: Sham157
Date Posted: 15 Feb 2012 at 11:16am
Originally posted by GreenGiant82 GreenGiant82 wrote:

Can you get the UPC broadband on its own though? Yes, I know I'm being lazy!


You can but it's an extra €7.88 pm if you don't have a tv or phone package as well. Think their basic broadband is €25 pm for 20mb so it would be €32.88 pm. It's great broadband in fairness.


Posted By: seanyshuffler
Date Posted: 14 Jan 2015 at 12:02pm
Probably has been asked to death but looking to change broadband provider.
Currently have Sky TV, broadband and talk which is coming in too expensive. Broadband and Talk alone is €40pm (€30 for talk and the other €10 for broadband.
I imagine the reason Sky talk is so expensive is you have to pay for the line rental?

Anyway, looking for a decent broadband (would be using it for streaming). Could live without a house phone.

Any recommendations?

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Posted By: Sham157
Date Posted: 14 Jan 2015 at 12:21pm
Stick your area in here and see the providers available in your area

http://www.uswitch.ie/broadband/packages/" rel="nofollow - http://www.uswitch.ie/broadband/packages/


Posted By: rossieman
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2015 at 10:18pm
I see Eircom are doing FTTH broadband trials in Belcarra Mayo and are getting speeds over 900mb.
Would a certain Mr. Kenny live in that area?


Posted By: Bob Hoskins
Date Posted: 09 Apr 2015 at 5:11pm
In the hunt for a new internet provider having given UPC the heave ho, delighted. In no rush either I can just use my mobile phone for mobile tethering in the mean time. 

I will suss out sham's link  http://www.uswitch.ie/broadband/packages/" rel="nofollow - http://www.uswitch.ie/broadband/packages/


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Posted By: Sham157
Date Posted: 09 Apr 2015 at 6:58pm
If it's broadband only Bob you want check out Vodafones simply broadband which will be through the phone line or imagine WiMAX which is €19pm after a €150 initial installation/equip charge.


Posted By: heighway2heaven
Date Posted: 09 Feb 2017 at 10:39am
Vodafone still the cheapest and fastest Sham? Looking for line only

In Dublin 6W. Anyone have any input on broadband in this area?



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Posted By: Sham157
Date Posted: 09 Feb 2017 at 2:22pm
Originally posted by heighway2heaven heighway2heaven wrote:

Vodafone still the cheapest and fastest Sham? Looking for line only

In Dublin 6W. Anyone have any input on broadband in this area?

https://switcher.ie/broadband/packages/#/bundle_type=broadband_only " rel="nofollow - https://switcher.ie/broadband/packages/#/bundle_type=broadband_only  ;

Just click the Broadband only tab. Vodafone is still the cheapest overall. Dont be fooled by cheap introductory offers. The total cost per year is provided also below the monthly cost in smaller print. I've had no issues at all with speeds or otherwise with Vodafone. 


Posted By: heighway2heaven
Date Posted: 09 Feb 2017 at 5:28pm
Sweet Thumbs Up

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Posted By: Croftman
Date Posted: 10 Feb 2017 at 9:49am
Hopefully you don't have any problems with them because if you do their customer service is brutal

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Posted By: Sham157
Date Posted: 10 Feb 2017 at 2:03pm
Originally posted by Croftman Croftman wrote:


Hopefully you don't have any problems with them because if you do their customer service is brutal
thankfully the refuse a direct debit feature on my online banking is very good


Posted By: Bob Hoskins
Date Posted: 04 Dec 2019 at 12:53pm
Need a new broadband provider, any good deals. I had a good deal with Vodafone where it was €20 for 6 months. But as I'm moving they can't provide braodband to my house so only had the €45 for 4 months Cool

Thnak you in advance Sham Big smile


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Posted By: Sham157
Date Posted: 04 Dec 2019 at 2:00pm
Is Vodafone not being able to supply your new address with Broadband mean that you cannot get fixed lin BB at all? 

If so, you could have a look at  https://www.three.ie/plans/mobile-broadband/bill-pay/" rel="nofollow - https://www.three.ie/plans/mobile-broadband/bill-pay/  

If fixed line is available  https://digiweb.ie/superfast-home-broadband-introductory-offer/" rel="nofollow - https://digiweb.ie/superfast-home-broadband-introductory-offer/




Posted By: seanyshuffler
Date Posted: 20 Jun 2020 at 9:07pm
Got a dodgy box the other day and find it's lagging  particularly at night. Brosdband is sky and goes very slow at night. 

Anyone any ideas why or ways to improve it?


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Posted By: Sham157
Date Posted: 20 Jun 2020 at 9:12pm
Dodgy box as in Android box? They’re fairly sh*te anyway unless you cough a decent wedge for a good one.

There are boosters you can get but not sure how good they are. Google the modem make and model and see whats being said. You will be able to log into the modem and can change frequency but check the router out online first.


Posted By: King_Kenny
Date Posted: 20 Jun 2020 at 9:16pm
Originally posted by seanyshuffler seanyshuffler wrote:

Got a dodgy box the other day and find it's lagging  particularly at night. Brosdband is sky and goes very slow at night. 

Anyone any ideas why or ways to improve it?
Gave up on the boxes. Any time a big match was on it was blocked or buffered like hell!


Posted By: seanyshuffler
Date Posted: 20 Jun 2020 at 9:28pm
Cheers. Only paid 60 beans for a years sub but one of the lads paid 120 for a firestick and his is working fine.

Was buffering away like mad for the united game last night. Checked the broadband speed and was very slow according to my phone.

Netflix streams fine though.

Bad broadband or bad android box and sub?


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Posted By: Sham157
Date Posted: 20 Jun 2020 at 9:36pm
Originally posted by seanyshuffler seanyshuffler wrote:

Cheers. Only paid 60 beans for a years sub but one of the lads paid 120 for a firestick and his is working fine.

Was buffering away like mad for the united game last night. Checked the broadband speed and was very slow according to my phone.

Netflix streams fine though.

Bad broadband or bad android box and sub?
Could one, two or all three..

Ive the fire-stick and sub and its virtually perfect. The EPL had the servers blocked yesterday for games just as they kicked off but it was back up and running again in minutes. Perfect today.

The boxes are sh*te though and dont last unless you buy a top range one. If you can, get your mates firestick and try it on your BB and see how it works.


Posted By: seanyshuffler
Date Posted: 20 Jun 2020 at 10:23pm
Might just pay the extra 60 for stick to be fair

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Posted By: Sham157
Date Posted: 20 Jun 2020 at 10:24pm
Originally posted by seanyshuffler seanyshuffler wrote:

Might just pay the extra 60 for stick to be fair
Its probably a better investment given its features but be worth trying your mates just to check the BB too


Posted By: Deane
Date Posted: 20 Jun 2020 at 11:01pm
The speeds you get with wifi will never match what you get with an Ethernet so it is probably the box, an ethernet cable could be up to ten times faster than your wifi. 


Posted By: seanyshuffler
Date Posted: 21 Jun 2020 at 12:49am
Originally posted by Deane Deane wrote:

The speeds you get with wifi will never match what you get with an Ethernet so it is probably the box, an ethernet cable could be up to ten times faster than your wifi. 

Shoukd i use a cable with the box so?


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Posted By: 9fingers
Date Posted: 21 Jun 2020 at 8:12am
Originally posted by seanyshuffler seanyshuffler wrote:

Originally posted by Deane Deane wrote:

The speeds you get with wifi will never match what you get with an Ethernet so it is probably the box, an ethernet cable could be up to ten times faster than your wifi. 

Shoukd i use a cable with the box so?
Definitely. 


Posted By: Sham157
Date Posted: 21 Jun 2020 at 8:19am
Originally posted by 9fingers 9fingers wrote:

Originally posted by seanyshuffler seanyshuffler wrote:

Originally posted by Deane Deane wrote:

The speeds you get with wifi will never match what you get with an Ethernet so it is probably the box, an ethernet cable could be up to ten times faster than your wifi. 

Shoukd i use a cable with the box so?
Definitely. 
I actually should have suggested that as well Embarrassed but when I seen Sky BB and an android box mentioned (both not great) I overlooked the cable option. 



Posted By: Croftman
Date Posted: 22 Jun 2020 at 9:41am
Where's the best place to get a Firestick with built in IPTV sub?

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Posted By: Zinedine Kilbane 110
Date Posted: 22 Jun 2020 at 10:13am
Anybody looking for an easy to use IPTV sub

Required:
Smart TV
Amazon firestick - about €40

Steps:
Join Irish in London FB page
Numerous sellers with IPTV packages who post regularly 
Ask one of them for a trial 
You need to send them your MAC address and they will set you up

Get all channels for a year for about €80.
I’ve been using one of these for a few months now and it’s fine. Watched a few matches over the weekend.




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Posted By: t_rAndy
Date Posted: 10 Aug 2020 at 11:00am
Anyone been having problems with Virgin Broadband recently? 
Last 6 months it has got very unreliable for me. I've even had them out to look at it, they say everything looks perfect but then it's back to intermittent dropping of the network. 

I'm also at a point in time where I can negotiate my TV package with Sky and one of the attractive options would be to move my Internet over to Sky. 
I really rely on a stable internet question for my work so question for Sky broadband users, how is it? Do you have any issues with your connection? Would you recommend?


Posted By: The Huntacha
Date Posted: 10 Aug 2020 at 3:10pm
My neighbour at home switched to Virgin recently and has had a lot of problems since the switch. Not ideal with WFH. We've had Sky broadband for years and have always found it really reliable.

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Posted By: Sham157
Date Posted: 10 Aug 2020 at 3:28pm
Originally posted by The Huntacha The Huntacha wrote:

My neighbour at home switched to Virgin recently and has had a lot of problems since the switch. Not ideal with WFH. We've had Sky broadband for years and have always found it really reliable.
Virgin are ****s and always will be ****s. Got rid of everything years ago and never looked back. Vodafone BB through the phoneline and never an issue.


Posted By: irelandfan
Date Posted: 10 Aug 2020 at 3:29pm
I've had a few problems myself past while. I'm still on the old UPC box I may look for an upgrade. 

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Posted By: Zinedine Kilbane 110
Date Posted: 10 Aug 2020 at 3:30pm
Originally posted by t_rAndy t_rAndy wrote:

Anyone been having problems with Virgin Broadband recently? 
Last 6 months it has got very unreliable for me. I've even had them out to look at it, they say everything looks perfect but then it's back to intermittent dropping of the network. 

I'm also at a point in time where I can negotiate my TV package with Sky and one of the attractive options would be to move my Internet over to Sky. 
I really rely on a stable internet question for my work so question for Sky broadband users, how is it? Do you have any issues with your connection? Would you recommend?

Then you need to avoid Virgin.
I had to get rid of it for that exact reason.

It’s great when it works but when it’s down it can be down for hours.
Never had any significant problems with SKY.



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Posted By: lassassinblanc
Date Posted: 10 Aug 2020 at 9:01pm
Yep Virgín is terrible and an ironic name given how many times its f**ked.

Its been up and down for me all last week. Usually once a week every month when they push out security updates it breaks for a day


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Posted By: horsebox
Date Posted: 10 Aug 2020 at 9:19pm
What do you mean by pushing out security updates?



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Posted By: lassassinblanc
Date Posted: 10 Aug 2020 at 9:26pm
Originally posted by horsebox horsebox wrote:

What do you mean by pushing out security updates?


Supposedly they update their network every month. Might be linked more to the TV side of it though. 


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Posted By: sausy
Date Posted: 11 Aug 2020 at 9:00am
3 & 1/2 years with Virgin and bar having to call them once when the service was down I've had no other issues.

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Posted By: horsebox
Date Posted: 11 Aug 2020 at 9:03am
Originally posted by t_rAndy t_rAndy wrote:

Anyone been having problems with Virgin Broadband recently? 
Last 6 months it has got very unreliable for me. I've even had them out to look at it, they say everything looks perfect but then it's back to intermittent dropping of the network. 

I'm also at a point in time where I can negotiate my TV package with Sky and one of the attractive options would be to move my Internet over to Sky. 
I really rely on a stable internet question for my work so question for Sky broadband users, how is it? Do you have any issues with your connection? Would you recommend?


What issues are you having exactly?

When you are having these issues is anyone watching netflix?

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Posted By: sausy
Date Posted: 11 Aug 2020 at 9:10am
individual devises (phone, ipad, TV) go down all the time, but a quick airplane mode on/off (or just on/off in the case of the TV) fix this. Not a Virgin issue.

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Posted By: Trap junior
Date Posted: 11 Aug 2020 at 9:12am
Originally posted by lassassinblanc lassassinblanc wrote:

Yep Virgín is terrible and an ironic name given how many times its f**ked.

Its been up and down for me all last week. Usually once a week every month when they push out security updates it breaks for a day


Been acting up a bit recently for me too


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Posted By: t_rAndy
Date Posted: 11 Aug 2020 at 9:04pm
Originally posted by horsebox horsebox wrote:

Originally posted by t_rAndy t_rAndy wrote:

Anyone been having problems with Virgin Broadband recently? 
Last 6 months it has got very unreliable for me. I've even had them out to look at it, they say everything looks perfect but then it's back to intermittent dropping of the network. 

I'm also at a point in time where I can negotiate my TV package with Sky and one of the attractive options would be to move my Internet over to Sky. 
I really rely on a stable internet question for my work so question for Sky broadband users, how is it? Do you have any issues with your connection? Would you recommend?


What issues are you having exactly?

When you are having these issues is anyone watching netflix?

A little bit Netflix and the sky box but nothing too noticeable. 
More so myself or wife are on MS Teams meeting and WiFi signal drops so much the line cuts out and screen stops sharing and stuff. It then comes back up but only to go again soon later. This can happen frequently throughout the day. Unplugging and replugging the modem seems to help for a little while but then starts acting up again soon after that. 
Also computer games online are very laggy via the WiFi. Connected with wire is fine. But even sitting in the same room on 5gb or 2.4 right beside the modem get the same issue with the intermittent WiFi drop.
I didn’t have a noticeable issue really until 6 months ago which I am thinking has something to do with works they did in the area around the time.



Posted By: horsebox
Date Posted: 11 Aug 2020 at 9:08pm
You could try changing the frequency from 5ghz to 2.5ghz or vice versa, and/or try changing the wireless channel to something different.



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Posted By: BigStrongMan
Date Posted: 11 Aug 2020 at 10:18pm
Proud to say I don’t have broadband Clap

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Posted By: Baldrick
Date Posted: 11 Aug 2020 at 10:51pm
Originally posted by BigStrongMan BigStrongMan wrote:

Proud to say I don’t have broadband Clap

Yeah but your next door neighbour does :) 


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Posted By: NewtNewbie
Date Posted: 12 Aug 2020 at 1:07am
Sky Ireland are the biggest ****s I've ever come across.

I'd never go near them again. There appears to be no consumer protection in Ireland.


Posted By: t_rAndy
Date Posted: 12 Aug 2020 at 9:36am
Originally posted by horsebox horsebox wrote:

You could try changing the frequency from 5ghz to 2.5ghz or vice versa, and/or try changing the wireless channel to something different.


Tried the 5g and 2.5g but get the same issues. They are coming out again this week to have a look at it. If they don't solve the issue then I will look at something else for sure.
I liked the idea of moving to Sky and then getting a better deal on the TV but friends of both my wife and I are more saying they've had issues with their sky (which i have had myself in the past, hence willing to separate my internet from TV provider even though it costs more).




Posted By: horsebox
Date Posted: 12 Aug 2020 at 9:58am
Do your iPAD's or other media devices experience these issues?

Is the issue WiFi related or internet related?

Do all these devices experience this at the same time?

Do you neighbors experience issues?

You need to investigate this further and see if there is any pattern, as changing over to SKY, you could have the exact same issue.

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Posted By: Deane
Date Posted: 12 Aug 2020 at 10:15am
Vodafone with SIRO is brilliant if its available in your area. Have 1gb internet with no downtime for 20 euro a month.


Posted By: t_rAndy
Date Posted: 12 Aug 2020 at 2:18pm
Originally posted by horsebox horsebox wrote:

Do your iPAD's or other media devices experience these issues?

Is the issue WiFi related or internet related?

Do all these devices experience this at the same time?

Do you neighbors experience issues?

You need to investigate this further and see if there is any pattern, as changing over to SKY, you could have the exact same issue.

All other devices experience the same issue, they all drop at the exact same time, the whole goes into uproar!

I haven't checked with the neighbors yet. Me mother in-law lives down the road and has sky, she says she has no issues but now come to think of it, I was doing a meeting there a few weeks ago while the cleaner was in doing my gaf and i had the same issue


Posted By: MayoMark
Date Posted: 13 Sep 2020 at 4:42pm
Anyone have any idea what Pure Telecom are like? 

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Posted By: Sham157
Date Posted: 13 Sep 2020 at 7:04pm
I was with them before and ad no issues, only changed due o price increase at the time. My mother is with them now and likewise no issues. She has the BB and landline for €35pm. 


Posted By: MayoMark
Date Posted: 13 Sep 2020 at 7:16pm
Thanks Sham 👍👍👍

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