Don’t want cable or satellite TV or mobile, just Internet. Orange appeals because they have an English phone desk. But I cant find any Orange offer that just provides internet. Am I going down the wrong track?
We will be using the internet for googling, streaming football matches and some cameras.
Thanks for any pointers.
(Please don’t assume I have any tech knowledge of internet thingies. We know how to stream football over a VPN and thats our limit)
For internet, you could consider a 4G router from the likes of Bouygues Telecom - see the separate topic about this here.
In many cases, 4G is faster than ADSL but no so much as fibre to the home - if such an option is available in your location.
May be pitiful but we managed on no more this for the last 14 years until Orange installed fibre last year. In fact we were fine - including getting Netflix and Amazon with no problems.
Sometimes I wonder what difference (if any) fibre makes to our lives. But then I don’t play online games etc.
For a long time the best I could do was 64kbps ISDN, we were on a very long phone line so missed the initial 250kbps ADSL roll out (I tried, BT said “no” very firmly) - that would be 2001/2002 ish and it wasn’t for some years before it was made available on lines as long as ours - the first time I plugged a modem in I got just over 1Mbps which seemed incredible compared with 64kbps, but was slow by the “up to 8Mbps” of the day. Eventually I discovered a certain brand of modem had a bug which allowed one to tweak the line settings out of spec and I managed to get 3Mbps.
That went on for ages - we got VDSL late locally (2011 ish) and, again, had a relatively long line at 600m so, again, not super speeds - originally 40Mbps (just), it now sits at about 50Mbps.
2.1Mbps should be OK for browsing but it’s going to be too slow for much video watching.
How come it’s so slow - are you on an ancient and long ADSL line like we used to be, or is it 4G but not that great a signal?