What is a "normal" price for a monthly broadband bill? (1 Viewer)

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I use it for work and streaming TV and my bill is @60 a month

Is that a lot?
 

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just ran a Speedtest while connected to the work VPN - 425Mbps down and 77Mbps up from my armchair by the window.

Mental when you think back to the days of 10Mbps 10BASE-T LANs
 

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Lazy dummy checking in.

240MB unlimited broadband
Virgin shitty TV horizon standard channels
Phone (not used)

€96 a month

Have been with them for years and dont do that ring up and threaten to cancel thing.
 

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Lazy dummy checking in.

240MB unlimited broadband
Virgin shitty TV horizon standard channels
Phone (not used)

€96 a month

Have been with them for years and dont do that ring up and threaten to cancel thing.
You should. They offered to knock 50 off our bill….
 

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I'd say sometimes. Right now with two of us working from home, two laptops and a PC & a few other devices connected it's not, but other times it'll be maxing out at 950 or so.





Just fyi on these results - I had QoS enabled so when I disable that again i’m getting 929/94

edit: just ran it now

 
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Lazy dummy checking in.

240MB unlimited broadband
Virgin shitty TV horizon standard channels
Phone (not used)

€96 a month

Have been with them for years and dont do that ring up and threaten to cancel thing.

Defo get it changed. You should get a better speed for less money but it does involve a phone call. I had internet and phone with them and changed to internet, with twice the speed, and no phone and it worked out cheaper than what I was paying previously.
 

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Defo get it changed. You should get a better speed for less money but it does involve a phone call. I had internet and phone with them and changed to internet, with twice the speed, and no phone and it worked out cheaper than what I was paying previously.
I'm so rubbish at lying though.

"I want to cancel my subscription."
"Do you?"
"No, not really :( "
 

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signed up for eir in mid-May. Scheduled installation for this week as I'm out of the country til later today. So, it came as a big surprise when I received an Eir bill for ~40 euro, despite not currently having a single service with them.

So, I called them fully ready for a fight, and fully ready to cancel the whole shooting match. I had the terms and conditions document beside me while in the queue to talk to a customer service agent.

They answered, I explained that I felt I shouldn't be getting billed as as I don't actually use anything from Eir, yet. The lady at the other end went, ok, thats disputed, it will take 7 days to resolve.

No fight was necessary. It was a minor pain in the hole having to ring them to get it sorted, and they've messed up a couple of times regarding installation appointments, but overall I'm impressed with how quickly they sort everything. I wonder will it be as quick once they have me locked in.....

I feel, weird.
 

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signed up for eir in mid-May. Scheduled installation for this week as I'm out of the country til later today. So, it came as a big surprise when I received an Eir bill for ~40 euro, despite not currently having a single service with them.

So, I called them fully ready for a fight, and fully ready to cancel the whole shooting match. I had the terms and conditions document beside me while in the queue to talk to a customer service agent.

They answered, I explained that I felt I shouldn't be getting billed as as I don't actually use anything from Eir, yet. The lady at the other end went, ok, thats disputed, it will take 7 days to resolve.

No fight was necessary. It was a minor pain in the hole having to ring them to get it sorted, and they've messed up a couple of times regarding installation appointments, but overall I'm impressed with how quickly they sort everything. I wonder will it be as quick once they have me locked in.....

I feel, weird.
They’ve been fine so far for me.
 

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Eir installed today. This is during working hours and a lot are working from home around me. I'll get more numbers later in the evening, but even these are impressive. 6 times better than I was getting with Virgin Media, even though the advertised bump should only be 2x


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I found that turning on QoS had quite a negative effect on the max download speed.
 

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They're saying they'll connect us via the national broadband plan next April, although it wouldn't be the first time they've threatened us with a good time.

Even if it works I wonder how fast it'd be? The box will probably be way down the road, right? Getting this unholy speed on 4G Eir mobile broadband

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They're saying they'll connect us via the national broadband plan next April, although it wouldn't be the first time they've threatened us with a good time.

Even if it works I wonder how fast it'd be? The box will probably be way down the road, right? Getting this unholy speed on 4G Eir mobile broadband

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Believe nothing till you see the contractors around the place. they just passed us here a week or two ago - they do a certain distance a day and hang the excess cable on telephone posts for the evening. now that they've put hardware in, we are being told september at the worst.
 

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