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Puffin Lodge Filey



Joined: 11 Oct 2016
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Location: Filey

PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:48 pm    Post subject: WiFi Reply with quote

I've just joined Lay My Hat and have found it a very useful source of information. We are having a holiday home built near Filey and it should be ready for letting in January. We wondered whether WiFi is considered to be an essential and if anybody has any advice or recommendations for providers?
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anya752000



Joined: 06 Mar 2013
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Location: Pembrokeshire

PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely it is essential.
I can't give a recommendation as we use a local provider but sure that others will be able to help.
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zebedee



Joined: 12 Sep 2014
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Location: yorkshire dales

PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, essential.
Must be unlimited. You need to get local quotes and look for offers.
Don't charge your guests for the wifi.

(Ps you will be able to fit central heating remote control system once you have your wifi - a good selling point for guests out of warmer months and very useful for you)
Wishing you every success!
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kyreniagirl



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 5:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes essential these days. We use John Lewis but I'm sure others are just as good.
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Marks



Joined: 06 Nov 2006
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As essential as hot and cold running water Wink
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russellt



Joined: 09 Dec 2014
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Location: Ivybridge, Devon, UK

PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

zebedee wrote:

Must be unlimited.


+1

For a small uplift in cost, it will remove a potential source of hassle/worry.
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Cymraes



Joined: 07 Jul 2015
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Absolutely essential. Unlimited and a decent speed too if possible.
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Joanna



Joined: 23 Aug 2007
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Location: Chester, North West England & Sidmouth, East Devon

PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

+1 to unlimited
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ianh100



Joined: 10 Jan 2013
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Location: Sherborne Dorset

PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

+1 on unlimited

If you are happy to keep switching you can keep the costs down. I use Plusnet at the moment but keep an eye on when making a switch makes sense.
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Puffin Lodge Filey



Joined: 11 Oct 2016
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Location: Filey

PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies everybody. I am considering the Vodafone broadband deal (either 76Mbps or 38Mbps) simply because I already have my mobile with them.
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akwe-xavante



Joined: 01 Jul 2015
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Location: Hornsea

PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WiFi is as essential as hot and cold water today but it also needs to be reliable.

Reliability is more important than speed but yes the faster the better and unlimited but more importantly it needs to be reliable.

Nothing's more frustrating than a service that's unreliable, sometimes it works sometimes its fast or non existent is more troublesome than not having WiFi at all.

Make sure it's available and trouble free everywhere within the property or make it clear it's only available in a specific room.

"New Build" if the builders are using blocks made from reclaimed slack from our coal mines it contains a high percentage of iron and the WiFi signal throughout the property will be very poor at best. Many new builds in the Scarborough / Filey area are being built using these blocks at the moment and getting a WiFi signal is almost impossible outside the room where the router is.
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Puffin Lodge Filey



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, akwe-xavante, you bring up some good points. Our house is being made from Marley cedral board with a slate roof so I don't think there will be a problem with iron.
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greenfrog



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes.
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Robin S



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Essential. I'd go further and say get as fast as is available (Fibre?) and unrestricted use.
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Puffin Lodge Filey



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have signed up with Sky Broadband and got a Black Friday deal of 15 a month fixed for a year.
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