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  1. FreedomEclipse

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    Im stuck on them :cry::cry: they are the only people to offer 5Gb for £15 a month. mobile broadband is oh so terribly bad value.

    I can game on it but it depends on the time of day. Ive noticed that they throttle the connection HARD. Some days i can barely download at over 3kbps but turning pages or watching a youtube video is absolutely fine. no slow downs at all.

    Im gonna call them up and cancel my rolling contract with them. I heard in a lot forums from people that done the same thing. got their monthly bill cut to £10-11 per month. then its £25 for 7Gb on pay as you go....
     
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    the only other choice i have is connection to a public BT Openzone AP. but their prices are even worse then 3 and most of the mobile broadband providers
     
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    T mobile are not too bad actually i have a PAYG chip in my netbook it seems pretty good
     
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    their fair usage policy is retarded. but most 3g providers allow uncapped and unlimited access to internet on mobiles or ipads on 'all you can eat' data plans which is stupid as mobile broadband users are just swept to one side. to avoid 'overloading' their precious network. they choke the speeds of the mobile broadband users. Im gonna give them a ring about their appalling service and also write them a letter. then im gonna gather evidence from disgruntled users on the same network from other forums and independent public survey sites and submit my findings to watchdog.

    with the amount of complaints people have made it wont be just a few print outs that are making its way to watch dog. It will be a whole 10inch thick dossier
     
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    Go to tmobile
     
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    or even vodafone, on my phone i went over my 1GB data plan, so what they did was they increased my monthly plan to 1.5gb for free...
     
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    Sorry OT vodka + YouTube = drunken reminiscence FTW :rockout: :toast:
     
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    Quick question i have a boxed up NZXT Tempest plus im using a Lancool K62 case, I've been considering selling these to try and get a Corsair 600T White (£120) do you lads think that's possible. My main concern is shipping and getting buyers. My other concern is these cases might not be worth much any more.
     
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    but Tmobile have a fair usage policy for 250mb per day :laugh::laugh: I use a lot more then that bro. 250mb wont even last me 2hrs in BC2
     
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    Have you tried getting real Internet?
     
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    Freedom, can you pick up any of those "BTOpenZone" or "BTFon" wireless networks in your area?
    With my BT contract, I get unlimited minutes/download to all of the WiFi OpenZone things. I can slide you my login details if you like, see if it works?
     
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    Read a few posts back, back to the posts after I said "Goodbye my sweet 24mb download rate"
     
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    f**king hell mate. If it works. I will set up a regular direct debit to your account for £10 a month. Better then paying £15 a month for this mobile broadband Bullshit

    I have a fairly strong signal with those (at least my 10dB antenna is good for something) but the problem is the prices put me off!
     
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    PM'ing!
     
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    Well i used to borrow the free wifi from McDonalds when i was waiting to get connected. McDonalds is only next door to me btw so the signal was good.

    Thats hell of a nice of Scam!
     
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    Let's see if this works!
     
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    Unfortunately I wasnt able to try :laugh: signals too weak to connect. and i cant be arsed to go out there and toy with the antenna right now (as its outside in the garden) with your permission, i'll keep your details and give it a go in the morning when i wake up.
     
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    Yea that's all good mate
     
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    cheers for that anyway. It will be really interesting to see how it works. how much do you pay a month if you dont mind me asking?
     
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    £33.90 altogether. Unlimited anytime landline calls and unlimited 19.5Mb Broadband. And the unlimited wifi minutes.
    Have a look here to see how the Openzone/Fon thing works.
     
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    well at least i can take it down the pub with me and use my laptop there.
     
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    I can get a BTFon network on my Net PC (Not my one - I could see the network before I got my broadband)

    Yup, just logged into it selecting BT Openzone to login.
     

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    I've won a competition, how good has this week been!, the daily mail shuts down, and I get a free game :)

    And yes, I am posting this at nearly 3 in the morning...
    EDIT: Actually 3 in the morning now, should probably stop posting till tommorow
     
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    What game did you get?

    btw for all UK readers, the sun + greenman gaming free games this weekend. Arma II and Men of War stand out. Can't complain for free!

    Only prob is the GMG site is pretty slow. But I got all three games took around 1/2 hour of clicking and refreshing!
     
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    sounds good, i got fallout new vegas
     

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