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The following page displays a list of all the broadband ISP reviews posted by Mark.J (display name) to this system. Reviews can be edited by both the author and admins.
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ISP Reviews by Mark.J

 Sky Broadband (Broadband Fixed Line)
Posted: 29th Nov, 2018    By: Mark.J
I've been on Sky Fibre Unlimited now for a few years and was initially using the Sky Q Hub, which has improved since a few performance problems marred its early release. Luckily a few internet tricks meant I've long since been able to adopt a more modern third-party router from TP-Link (Archer VR200) that supports the Sky MER authentication system and that's been a good upgrade.

So far our house has been able to deliver a fairly steady download speed of 36-38Mbps (the advantage of having a street cabinet near your house!), but Sky are about to give me a free upgrade that will double this. Hopefully G.fast or FTTP will be launched soon and then I may adopt that instead.

Generally speaking the service, and support when we've needed it, have been reasonably good. Mind you we do have a the odd gripe. For example, the Sky Q Hub that the service offers by default only has two Ethernet ports on the back, which is no good for our home setup.

Time With Provider: 5 Years
Package Name: Sky Fibre Unlimited
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 Vodafone (Mobile Broadband)
Posted: 28th Aug, 2008    By: Mark.J
Title: Quick test

I managed to give my friends Vodafone Mobile Broadband connection a try recently while attempting to figure out which was the best operator to choose for my remote working. Speed varied a lot between 700Kbps and 1.6Mbps but I was quite pleased with this, though for whatever reason a number of websites had loading problems, probably issues with me moving between indoor and outdoor locations.

Vodafone, like Three (3), is fairly well priced, though I'd probably rather have Three's 5GB for the same price as Vodafone's 3GB and take the lower speed. You don't get much in the way of services with Mobile Broadband, it's just a raw connection and since nobody does any different then I can't really rate it down.

Pretty good so far, can't complain and apparently customer support is reasonable but occasionally a bit slow according to the owner.



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 Three (Mobile Broadband)
Posted: 07th Jan, 2019    By: Mark.J
Generally a reasonable operator. Support has always been fine, although their Online Account pages don't offer the same upgrade deals as you get in their stores. Data speed is a bit on the weak side but I don't expect much from the cheapest operator, which gave me a few extra GigaByte's than their rivals.

My only real 3 Mobile UK gripe is with how some of my text messages don't get delivered, which is not a problem I've had in this area on other operators. Network coverage is also a bit more patchy.

Good for the money though and the recent removal of their Tethering (Personal Hotspot) cap is most welcome.

Time With Provider: 7 Years
Package Name: Advanced Plan
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