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Update on Be There 24mb Broadband July 15, 2006

Posted by Ray in Computers & Internet, Personal Recommendations, Product Reviews.
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Be There LogoI have been a customer of Be there for about two weeks now. The connection has not dropped out on me yet, not while surfing or downloading. For reasons unknown the connected speed indicated by the router has dropped from 16.5 mb to 14 mb. This fact does not make a customer very happy, losing 2 mb after just a fortnight. The service seems to be ok in general but page loading times sometimes leave something to be desired.

Download speeds are still impressive and you are not waiting around for your files. The service from Be there costs £24 a month with £4 extra if you want a static ip address. This is still considerably cheaper than previous Pipex costs which were £33.99 a month for 2 mb.

Don’t forget they offer a referral scheme giving you the opportunity to claim a free month for every referral that concludes in a sign-up. The person joining also receives afree month which effectively covers the connection fee. Up to now I have had one free month and another one is imminent so things are looking ok.

I am still a satisfied customer at the moment and will post regular updates as to service standards.

Be There 24Mb Broadband July 10, 2006

Posted by Ray in Computers & Internet, Personal Recommendations, Product Reviews.
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My account was activated on Monday 3rd July. I migrated from Pipex ADSL to Bethere.co.uk 24 Mb service with no complications at all. By the time I got home from work the migration had taken place and I was ready to go.

The free wireless router arrived on the morning of 3rd July at 7.30am. I had it delivered to mums address because I thought I would be at work when they tried to deliver it. As it turned out, I was actually still in bed. So it was still the right decision.

The router is a Speedtouch 780 which also has voip sockets on the back. Not sure I will use them but they are there. After connecting ethernet leads and configuring account settings, wireless encryption, etc, I was set. I logged into the router to see the connection speed was actually not the holy grail 24Mb I had wished for but instead my connection reported 16.5 Mb. Now believe me this is excellent! It costs me £24 a month for 16.5 Mb broadband from Bethere with uncapped downloading (reasonable use applies). Before I was paying £33.99 a month to Pipex for a 2 Mb service with uncapped downloading.

So for less money I get a faster service which makes me chuckle every time I download a file. In fact I now go big file hunting just to see how fast it comes down. A trial version of Halo for pc from the Microsoft site is quickest up to now. 131 Mb in just over a minute.

Up to now the connection has been consistent with no drop outs. The browsing and downloading speed have been excellent. The wireless router works flawlessley and is very easy to setup. The payment is taken quarterly from your bank account.

There is a referral scheme in place where if one of your referrals signs up, you receive a free month. Also if you refer 24 or more people they will give you free broadband for life. Not too sure about the free for life offer. If you are referred as you sign up, it will save you paying the connection fee which is how I joined. I get a free month and so does the guy who referred me. Sweet.

Currently I cannot find fault with the service but I am sure someone somewhere has had trouble and hates them. There will always be an unlucky customer with any service provider no matter who it is.

Personally, I will not hesitate to recommend them to all.