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    #41
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    That is a massive security risk, entrusting your privacy and data to providers that have either built their business selling on peoples digital/financial profiles
    Which data companies built their business selling personal information without permission? Those companies rely on their reputation to get custom.
    or ones where you cannot guarantee the security.
    You can never guarantee security. And the convenience of immediate backup outweighs the small risk IMO... it's a higher risk that local backups will fail or be damaged in whatever causes the need for a restore in the first place... e.g. your house burns down.
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      #42
      Speedtest just peaked at 101.3 Mbps download and 9 Mbps upload

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        #43
        Originally posted by TheFaQQer View Post
        Speedtest just peaked at 101.3 Mbps download and 9 Mbps upload



        I read earlier on The Register comments that Virgin are cheating a bit by prioritising connections to the popular speed testing sites.

        I see a flaw in this ever increasing fibre connectivity. At some point Virgin and BT have to peer with the outside world. Logically that means they can't provide the same speeds as they can for internal networking, or if they can it gets expensive for them.

        I don't suppose it matters if you're not expecting 100mbps connections to every internet resource, as not much requires that throughput anyway.
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          #44
          Originally posted by TheFaQQer View Post
          Speedtest just peaked at 101.3 Mbps download and 9 Mbps upload

          So can we have a summary of the changes you've made please Faq?

          I'm just toying with the same. I have XL packages for TV, Broadband & Phone. I've just bought two Freeview boxes but discovered that I don't have a working aerial on the roof.

          My bill per month(all inclusive) is coming in at £105 per month. Now I was toying with dropping the TV completely, paying £130 to have the aerials fixed and using my two new Humax boxes. Virgin has given me a crap quote of £44 per month for Phone + Talk International + Unlimited and Broadband XL 20. I pay personally.

          I've just come across this thread and you've pointed out that you were going to go for a business account? Of course that now means I can put this through on my business account. But what have you put through(Phone as well & are you taking out personal calls)? How much is it now costing? And how much is the relative saving by going through the business?
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            #45
            Originally posted by MarillionFan View Post
            So can we have a summary of the changes you've made please Faq?

            I'm just toying with the same. I have XL packages for TV, Broadband & Phone. I've just bought two Freeview boxes but discovered that I don't have a working aerial on the roof.

            My bill per month(all inclusive) is coming in at £105 per month. Now I was toying with dropping the TV completely, paying £130 to have the aerials fixed and using my two new Humax boxes. Virgin has given me a crap quote of £44 per month for Phone + Talk International + Unlimited and Broadband XL 20. I pay personally.

            I've just come across this thread and you've pointed out that you were going to go for a business account? Of course that now means I can put this through on my business account. But what have you put through(Phone as well & are you taking out personal calls)? How much is it now costing? And how much is the relative saving by going through the business?
            In the end, I didn't go for a business account, because they were only offering 30Mb or 50Mb speeds for some reason - but I could get 100Mbps on a personal deal.

            We now have L TV (free until April 12th, when I'll switch back to M+), L phone, 100 Broadband. We don't have any of the sports or the films because they never get watched, which saves a packet.

            We would have needed a new aerial (last one fell off the roof at some stage, and only came down fully when we had the gutters cleared and the guy brought down a huge lump of metal which would have killed someone if it fell on them!), which was an extra cost, plus the freeview recorder as well, so it worked out cheaper. We also ditched the V+ box (£5 a month extra) and replaced it with a Tivo (£3 a month extra) which is better and had a much larger hard drive.

            Virgin start rolling out faster broadband speeds this summer, and I had a letter saying that there would be a price cut (I think). The 20Mb goes to 30; 30 to 50; 50 to 100; 100 to 120. When it comes, I'll probably ditch the 120 and go back to the 100, since it's not worth the extra.
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