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Old 06-06-2020, 12:28   #751
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Yes, you can get help with electric and gas bills but your income needs to be well below a living wage to get them.

As for broadband, it is an on-going monthly cost not a one-off as suggested.

I cannot see any government paying for high speed broadband for all on a long term basis.
BT already do broadband for people on very low incomes nothing fancy only 15gb limit but it exists. https://www.choose.co.uk/guide/bt-ba...-benefits.html

But it won't be much use for streaming etc.
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Old 06-06-2020, 18:01   #752
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BT already do broadband for people on very low incomes nothing fancy only 15gb limit but it exists. https://www.choose.co.uk/guide/bt-ba...-benefits.html

But it won't be much use for streaming etc.
Wouldn't 15Gb be enough to stream Amazon/Netflix shows? I would have thought that would be more than sufficient.
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Old 06-06-2020, 18:16   #753
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My mother have 20Gb and used it all up watching a couple of tennis matches on Amazon.
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Old 06-06-2020, 18:17   #754
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Old 06-06-2020, 18:38   #755
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Wouldn't 15Gb be enough to stream Amazon/Netflix shows? I would have thought that would be more than sufficient.
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I'm think Max read that as 15mb and was thinking speed rather than download limit.
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Re: Changes to Virgin TV (2020)

Just seen an ad for plusnet broadband with unlimited download for £17.99pm.

Seems a good deal, although I didn't catch the download speed

Just saw the ad again - it doesn't mention the download speed.

Also the price is for 12 months then rises to £30.99pm

Goes to prove broadband is not cheap.

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Old 06-06-2020, 20:50   #758
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Just seen an ad for plusnet broadband with unlimited download for £17.99pm.

Seems a good deal, although I didn't catch the download speed

Just saw the ad again - it doesn't mention the download speed.

Also the price is for 12 months then rises to £30.99pm

Goes to prove broadband is not cheap.
That'd be the ADSL pack, fibre is from £24.99p/m add £5 if you want tv if you play it clever phone up for tv around a week after connection they'll wave the £50 box fee in exchange for you signing a 24 month contract, as you're at start of 18 month anyway nothing to lose as your price stays the same for the entire 24 months.
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Old 07-06-2020, 18:46   #759
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Wouldn't 15Gb be enough to stream Amazon/Netflix shows? I would have thought that would be more than sufficient.
In the last 2 months I've done

Youtube
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Netflix
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Amazon Instant Video
181 GB

This is lockdown so far more telly is being watched
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In the last 2 months I've done

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Netflix
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Amazon Instant Video
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This is lockdown so far more telly is being watched
This is another downside of streaming - a massive amount of download, you definitely need an unlimited amount if you are streaming, which will limit your options for BB packages.
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Re: Changes to Virgin TV (2020)

Sony Crime Channel has now ceased broadcasting on Virgin TV and the 'Channel No Longer Available' slate is up.

For alternative ways to watch crime shows on Virgin TV the slate recommends that viewers watch Channel 5 or CBS Reality. Better recommendations would have been Sky Crime, Crime + Investigation and I.D. but they aren't available on all packages.
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Re: Changes to Virgin TV (2020)

Finally, after just over 18months of waiting, we now have the HD version of SkySportsRacing on Virgin.

This has only happened within the last couple of hours it seems. I hadn't seen any news of this happening so has come as a very pleasant surprise tuning into my early morning fix of Australian Horse Racing coverage. Excellent !!

Ive just noticed that the last race at Yarmouth toninight is with sponsered title of SkySportsRacing HD on Virgin 535.
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Finally, after just over 18months of waiting, we now have the HD version of SkySportsRacing on Virgin.

This has only happened within the last couple of hours it seems. I hadn't seen any news of this happening so has come as a very pleasant surprise tuning into my early morning fix of Australian Horse Racing coverage. Excellent !!

Ive just noticed that the last race at Yarmouth toninight is with sponsered title of SkySportsRacing HD on Virgin 535.
Indeed SkySportsRacing HD has now replaced the dreadful SD version on Virgins platform.
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CNN next please!.
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SkySports and Movies next in UHD please
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