What's good, what's not

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06/10/2003 at 12:47

I decided to go for broadband - what's good, what's not?

I was looking at Freedom2surf. ANy comments?
06/10/2003 at 12:50

But you knew that...

06/10/2003 at 12:51
ive just got BT/Yahoo and no problems - its not the cheapest - but sign up online and its a bit cheaper plus they did have the months free rental and modem for about £30 instead of £80

NTL is the cheapest i think - but dont know what the quality is like
06/10/2003 at 12:52
cougie    pirate
06/10/2003 at 12:52
NTL is pretty good generally. Loads better than the old dial up stuff anyway, and the basic broadband was about the same price.
Got the 600kbs thing now. Whoooosh !
06/10/2003 at 12:53
are Freeserve anygood - you can buy it all in a box if you need the kit to go with it - modem and filters (BT/Yahoo provide 2 filters )
06/10/2003 at 12:54
Cougie - but it sends emails days late!
06/10/2003 at 12:56
There are some providers offering 1mb for the same price as other providers are offering 512k.

Can't remember the name though. something like bulldog, dog something er

You'll know it when you see it.
06/10/2003 at 12:57
I have a Telewest cable TV and phone package which is so laughably bad I refuse to get Broadband even though I really need it.

cougie    pirate
06/10/2003 at 12:58
Jj - it sends them on time, but then they seem to go jetting off on an all expenses paid round the world cruise before arriving with you.
The straw hat and donkey are dead giveaways.
06/10/2003 at 13:02
I think you just put them in your briefcase and take them with you. Where's my souvenir sombrero?
cougie    pirate
06/10/2003 at 13:04
Er, customs confiscated it. I was wearing it at too jauntily an angle and giving people pokes in the eye with it.

I did chance upon an amazing Spanish delicacy though - I'll send ya one - something called 'Chuppa Chups' - amazing !
06/10/2003 at 13:09
I think(!) Pipex offer a 1024K connection if you are after superspeed.
06/10/2003 at 13:37
You've just reminded me - there are Rolos in the 'fridge...
15/10/2003 at 09:47
Bune - I've just got Freeserve Broadband and it seems to work fine. It's certainly a h@ll of a lot better than dial up.
15/10/2003 at 09:50
have Demon at orifice (can't get at home yet) and generally excellent but they have BIIIIIIIGG e-mail backlogs this week due to a problem last weekend
15/10/2003 at 09:57
I have Tiscali. 512 whatevers at a smidge under 30 quid a month. Probably cheaper deals out there, but this was free modem, free connection. Not much to say really, other than it works.
15/10/2003 at 10:00
I use PlusNet. They do the job pretty well, I've had no problems with them whatsoever. I liked the fact that I could enable broadband with them without having to enter into a 12 month commitment as I was renting.
15/10/2003 at 11:14
I've got Blueyonder for £25 per month. So far no problems at all and their homepage is really very, very useful. If you have telewest in your area, it's worth looking at.
15/10/2003 at 11:18
Thanks fruity for starting this thread i was thinking of starting one as i lay in bed last night, not fair on phone line as i spend so much time on here and it would be good to have both on at the same time
Now may i make a plea with the computer whizzes as i currently have dial up is there any problem installing broadband or is it straightforward.

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