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O2 revamps limits on broadband products
Thursday 22 September 2011 17:07:12 by Andrew Ferguson

A year ago O2 launched its three current broadband packages, The Basics, The All Rounder and The Works, which were all based around a varying fair usage allowance and traffic management. A blog entry and the O2 Home Broadband website have now updated to reveal a relaxation of the fair usage allowance on the two more expensive products, The All Rounder and The Works.

The pricing and traffic management remain the same, which means their lowest priced unlimited broadband package is £12.50 a month if an O2 mobile customer, or £17.50 otherwise. If you let O2 handle your telephone line rental and calls the combined package for an O2 mobile customer is £22.50 a month. The Basics product remains unchanged with its 20GB monthly allowance.

O2 is sweetening its products further with a three months free broadband offer, and those who have been an O2 mobile customer can get six months free broadband. The free offer does not apply to those who opt for a 30 day rolling contract, which as an option is very rare amongst the larger broadband providers.


Posted by cyberdoyle over 6 years ago
The Basics Watching videos and streaming 0.8 meg (any time)
Sharing files (peer-to-peer) 0.05 meg (busy times)
0.1 meg (the rest of the time)

crickey. that is a bit meagre isn't it? Is anyone on the basics package here?
Posted by otester over 6 years ago
Still wouldn't touch them with a barge-pole, especially when you have many other LLU alternatives, notably C&W re-sellers.
Posted by deejas over 6 years ago
which ones are resllers of CW?
Posted by herdwick over 6 years ago
" which as an option is very rare amongst the larger broadband providers " - and continues to be so, O2 don't fit that description do they ?
Posted by freder over 6 years ago
C&W Resellers: Demon(?), though you might need a longer barge pole!
Posted by otester over 6 years ago

I was thinking more along the lines of ICUK & Xilo.
Posted by otester over 6 years ago
*Also ADSL24, UKFSN & (450GB usage limit).
Posted by chrysalis over 6 years ago
so to summarise contention ratio is going up on O2's network so expect more congestion.
Posted by craigbrass over 6 years ago
I have been with Be* (O2's network) since they came to the Carlisle exchange nearly 4 years ago now on their top package. Speed has always been around the sync level and I haven't really had any problems with them. This runs on the same LLU network as O2 but with O2 being stricter on usage. Hopefully capacity will continue to increase as they do this, though.
Posted by rwsjr over 6 years ago
I have been with o2 for over two years and here in Brighton I get a steady 13Mbps all times of day, unlimited, and no throttling on the old Premium package. Only once I had a problem, called o2 and it was fixed while I was on the telephone. In the past I have been with BT, AOL, Tiscali, Nildram, and BE; no provider has been as fast and reliable as o2.
Posted by epyon over 6 years ago
I got to admit o2 CS is great for sure just as good as BEs or even better with the irish twing lol
Posted by otester over 6 years ago

It has a fair usage policy, it is not unlimited and they have enforced it on occasions.
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