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Emerging Talent
sondre
Posts: 22
Registered: ‎27-11-2009

Is it possible to get broadband without phone line ?

Ive been with "virgin" for 2 years,been paying extra £11 a month to receive annoying phone calls (people trying to sell something) . I really dont need house phone,is it possible just to keep broadband without phone line ?

Thanks

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BenMcr
Posts: 12,326
Registered: ‎11-08-2009

Re: Is it possible to get broadband without phone line ?

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Yes it is, although depending on the broadband service you might not save much money.

 

For instance at the moment there is only a £1 price difference between XL and XXL without a phoneline and with one

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Emerging Talent
sondre
Posts: 22
Registered: ‎27-11-2009

Re: Is it possible to get broadband without phone line ?

oh good then . thanks

 

On my bill it says my broadband size is M . I cant see anything about M on their website . i pay £20 a month for my broadband,i could get XL for £20 (up to 20Mb)

Right now i am getting these download/upload speeds :

 

Date Download Speed Upload Speed
 
Today 00:254691 kbps (586kB/s)469 kbps (58.6kB/s)Share
Tuesday 13:4719795 kbps (2.47MB/s)487 kbps (60.9kB/s)Share
Dec 3, 15:332562 kbps (320kB/s)80 kbps (10kB/s)Share
Dec 3, 14:241502 kbps (188kB/s)75 kbps (9.38kB/s)Share
Nov 30, 20:1327036 kbps (3.38MB/s)489 kbps (61.1kB/s)Share
Nov 27, 13:5510370 kbps (1.3MB/s)448 kbps (56kB/s)Share
Nov 24, 17:137703 kbps (963kB/s)391 kbps (48.9kB/s)Share
Nov 23, 01:319546 kbps (1.19MB/s)490 kbps (61.3kB/s)Share
Nov 21, 15:418048 kbps (1.01MB/s)488 kbps (61kB/s)Share
Nov 20, 13:089041 kbps (1.13MB/s)491 kbps (61.4kB/s)Share
Nov 19, 15:456236 kbps (780kB/s)277 kbps (34.6kB/s)Share

 

Does it look bad ? i mean maximum speed i had was 3.38 MB/s .

What does M broadband include ? I mean what download speeds ? Probably something like up to 5MB .  ?

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Bright Spark
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Posts: 42
Registered: ‎13-11-2009

Re: Is it possible to get broadband without phone line ?

 


sondre wrote:

oh good then . thanks

 

On my bill it says my broadband size is M . I cant see anything about M on their website . i pay £20 a month for my broadband,i could get XL for £20 (up to 20Mb)

Right now i am getting these download/upload speeds :

 

 

Date Download Speed Upload Speed
 
Today 00:254691 kbps (586kB/s)469 kbps (58.6kB/s)Share
Tuesday 13:4719795 kbps (2.47MB/s)487 kbps (60.9kB/s)Share
Dec 3, 15:332562 kbps (320kB/s)80 kbps (10kB/s)Share
Dec 3, 14:241502 kbps (188kB/s)75 kbps (9.38kB/s)Share
Nov 30, 20:1327036 kbps (3.38MB/s)489 kbps (61.1kB/s)Share
Nov 27, 13:5510370 kbps (1.3MB/s)448 kbps (56kB/s)Share
Nov 24, 17:137703 kbps (963kB/s)391 kbps (48.9kB/s)Share
Nov 23, 01:319546 kbps (1.19MB/s)490 kbps (61.3kB/s)Share
Nov 21, 15:418048 kbps (1.01MB/s)488 kbps (61kB/s)Share
Nov 20, 13:089041 kbps (1.13MB/s)491 kbps (61.4kB/s)Share
Nov 19, 15:456236 kbps (780kB/s)277 kbps (34.6kB/s)Share

 

 

Does it look bad ? i mean maximum speed i had was 3.38 MB/s .

What does M broadband include ? I mean what download speeds ? Probably something like up to 5MB .  ?


 

 

Those figures look like you could have a fault too, so yes it's normal. I've seen quite a few people here with bandwith and ping problems....

 

...and yes you can have a broadband line without the phoneline on an optic fibre connection. I know because I sent the phone & tv package back. (It was a pants deal)

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Emerging Talent
sondre
Posts: 22
Registered: ‎27-11-2009

Re: Is it possible to get broadband without phone line ?

what is optic fibre ????

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