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User currently offline9V From China, joined Aug 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 20 hours ago) and read 2022 times:

Just been speaking to a friend who is at Uni and he told me that if you want to connect to the internet eg; from your room it costs £25 a month and it has to be paid a year in advance!  Wow! That's a lot of cash if you are a student to part with in one go.

So I was just wondering are all universities in the UK the same?

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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (8 years 20 hours ago) and read 2021 times:

We get free internet here, and most of the campus is wireless. Of course, I'm not in the UK.  Wink

Harry



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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8707 posts, RR: 42
Reply 2, posted (8 years 20 hours ago) and read 2006 times:

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 1):
Of course, I'm not in the UK.

 duck  Here's another useless reply:
I live off-campus, share a flat with three others and we pay €30 a month for a 2K DSL flatrate.

[Edited 2006-09-21 19:10:11]


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User currently offlineLewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3636 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (8 years 18 hours ago) and read 1980 times:

All my university accomodation had internet included for free since it was the campus LAN anyway. I think in one of the cases I had to pay a onetime fee of £12 or something.

User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 4, posted (8 years 18 hours ago) and read 1978 times:

Quoting Aloges (Reply 2):
Here's another useless reply

I'm eating a Pop Tart right now.

Harry



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User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 5, posted (8 years 16 hours ago) and read 1963 times:

I'm not suprised TBH - I have a friend at Bath who was downloading all sorts, almost 24/7 - entire series' of TV programmes, music albums, films, as well as normal browsing. Which will cost the uni a lot of bandwidth. Apparantly they have since limited bandwidth, though.


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User currently offlineFLYtoEGCC From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 947 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (8 years 16 hours ago) and read 1950 times:

At Warwick it was free for on-campus accommodationwhen I was there. Although it was partly covered by extortionate room rent prices which constantly went up well above inflation.


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User currently offlineBA757 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2832 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (8 years 15 hours ago) and read 1945 times:

Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 5):
I'm not suprised TBH - I have a friend at Bath who was downloading all sorts, almost 24/7 - entire series' of TV programmes, music albums, films, as well as normal browsing.

I am pretty sure you could be thrown out of uni for doing that.

Adam


User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 8, posted (8 years 15 hours ago) and read 1933 times:

Quoting BA757 (Reply 7):
I am pretty sure you could be thrown out of uni for doing that.

I think that is what the rule was changed to - though by then they just had an internal file-share, which apparantly had most of the internet on it.



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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11655 posts, RR: 60
Reply 9, posted (8 years 14 hours ago) and read 1921 times:

My university offers free internet, but boy oh boy is it sensored!

- Skype is not allowed because the Uni phone company who make sure we all have premium rate phones in our rooms to use instead complained.
- No download programs are allowed, because some sick ****ers used them to download child porn several years ago.
- MSN is allowed, but you can only have one conversation open at a time or it jams, and even then webcams are blocked and so is all audio for the same reason as Skype and all other web based voice messaging services.
- Speed is limited to that of basic dialup so downloading anything is painfully slow.
- 2 week net bans handed out for non compliance with the rules.

Do I need to mention that it sucks?

Dan Smile



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