Consumers these days are pretty savvy - we know a bargain when we see one! And, figures prove that most of us are willing to swallow a little bit of inconvenience if it means more money in the bank. Nationally, people are looking to the internet to find better deals for their utilities, phones and broadband. But, for consumers living in and around Hull it's a very different story.
Hull is the only city in the UK to have it's own independent telephone system. The network, which dates back to 1902 is operated by KC (previously Kingston Communications). The dominance of KC within the area makes branching into this particular domain an un-economical and unviable option for most of the other telecom providers. This has left the market narrow but residents of Hull do have more than one option open to them.
Wireless broadband providers in hull
Quickline Communications Ltd are an independent Internet Service Provider who operate a fast, wireless broadband network that covers Hull, North Lincolnshire, East Yorkshire and the surrounding areas. Quickline offer a variety of tailored broadband packages, available to both residential and business customers. A distinct advantage of using a wireless broadband system is that the quality of your phone line doesn't deteriorate as you move further away from the exchange. Another advantage is that you don't need to pay phone line rental to receive wireless broadband. For customers who also need the ability to make and receive calls from their property, a practical solution is to use Voice Over IP (VoIP) via the wireless network (it works like a normal phone service and includes a local area code). For more details please visit www.quickline.co.uk
Quickline's network coverage map
If you're in a traditional rural broadband black spot then check out the hot spots available from Quickline.
The Quickline AIRfibre package offers users broadband speeds of up to 10Mb with unlimited usage.
Estabished, award-winning company Connexin are a new player in the local market, having recently purchased the networks of internet provider NextGenUs in Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire after they were placed into administration earlier this year. Connexin report that, following a speedy handover, they will upgrade their wireless network and offer customers a fast broadband and a free local number to use with VoIP (no line rental fees). To learn more visit www.connexin.co.uk
Mi-Fi Mobile Broadband - This little pocket-sized gadget is capable of creating it's own wireless hot spot. It works like a mobile broadband dongle by connecting to a 3G mobile network in the same way that your phone would. The advantage of MiFi is that you can share your broadband connection with other users in the same way that your wireless router at home can. It's surprising what broadband speed you are able to achieve with this device. Our own tests achieved an average of 3 - 4Mb and, because you're not paying for a fixed line broadband - it can go wherever you go!