Which Broadband?

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  1. rjtyrell

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    Hi,

    I am with AOL at the moment and having so much hassle with my wireless router that I am considering changing, I don't want free calls just the braodband, I have been told to stay clear of tiscali, any suggestions of who's the best?
     
  2. bu5ter

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    Whats your usage like do you need uncapped or would say a 20gb limit a month suffice?
     
  3. rjtyrell

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    sorry, just a basic package, just for surfing I don't really download music or anything, currently on AOL silver package, which is 1MPS.
     
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    Zen are very highly rated I am with F2S who were superb but have had their fair bit of stick lately. I am hanging out and seeing what the outcome is longterm but zen are great. Ifg you wnat a no nonsense conenction with free connection, modem etc and are not interested in a router etc then www.virgin.net are very stable have a couple of friends on there and they have never had one problem!!
     
  5. mjcairney

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    Wonder why you've been told to stay clear of Tiscali? Whilst they're not wonderful, they're not bad either. I have been with them for quite some time now and really have no complaint other than they can be slow answering any queries, although I understand that's no different to any other ISP.

    Also, at £14.99/month (1MB bandwith with no download cap) they're probably one of, if not the, cheapest broadband ISP's on the go.

    Cheers,

    Martin.
     
  6. rjtyrell

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    I heard the Tiscali C/M service is quite bad, but I will have at look at both, thanks for your suggestions.

    I presume with either I wouldn't have trouble connecting up to my 3com router as I have with AOL
     
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    Then i would recommend that BT :eek: would be suitable for you, mainly because it seems that you aren't a downloader and BT are launching a highspeed service soon.

    If you want good customer service but no modem, portal or extras then Zen are the best for that, they are also doing the highspeed connection like BT but have larger download limits and cost more than BT.

    Sat
     
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    I recently connected to a Netgear Router - although I was concerned that everyhing would go wrong, it was so easy I couldn't believe it.

    As to a 3com router, I have absolutely no experience and therefore cannot comment.

    Cheers,

    Martin.
     
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    tiscali are ok for using - as previously said take a while (about 6 weeks ) to answer simple questions however.

    The actual broadband is fine - i have the 2mb speed (no cap)with free local and national calls anytime for £19.99 a month.
     
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    Same here, Tiscali 2mb all phone calls included for £19.99 a month.

    bear in mind though that when they say no cap this isn't strictly true, this is subject to their fair usage policy which states 45Gb a month.

    As far as the customer service it's very poor but the connection is stable and fast. for the price i think they are very good.

    You could go with someone with better CS but you'll pay a premium for something you'll rarely use
     
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    yeah - spot on - downloading 1.5gb a day would be a bit ott anyway so the 45gb limit is not an issue for 99.99% of the users!
     
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    STAY WELL CLEAR OF TISCALI !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    STAY WELL CLEAR OF TISCALI !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    STAY WELL CLEAR OF TISCALI !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    I could tell you a very very long story but it all ended in me threttening legal action, BBC watchdog, which magazine and trading standards - At one point I ended up disconnecting the ADSL modem and plugging in my anologue modem as it was faster.

    Check out the reviews on this site:

    http://bbs.adslguide.org.uk/

    See what people are saying about Tiscali:

    http://bbs.adslguide.org.uk/postlist.php?Cat=&Board=tiscali

    I'm now with Pipex and working like a dream :clap: :clap:
     
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    One more vote for Zen here. Not the cheapest, but definitely the best.
     
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    Another couple of minor things about Tiscali- they lock you in to a 12 month contract, so if there is a problem, and the legendary customer services don't do a lot to help you, it may be hard to leave for another ISP. Especially if they still don't give out a MAC number if you do decide to leave

    Bossk
     
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    Hi,also when looking at 'fair usage' look at amount that can be downloaded in peaktime ie it can be a lot less than overall amount(peak + offpeak).My BB went to a crawl after i went over my peaktime limit(nowhere reached my total download limit).Peak time,times can vary also.I don't D/Load a lot really(except for one instance:( ),but for big D/Loaders throttling Cap's could be a issue,even more so if D/load speeds are higher(you will reach them sooner i would imagine).

    Cheers BOB
     
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    I don't do that much downloading and guess therefore that's why I wasn't even aware of the "fair usage" rule - guess that's also why I'm relatively happy with Tiscali, but I do take all the comments on board.

    Cheers,

    Martin.
     
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    Pipex.com

    I have been with them for over a year,never had a problem.

    They are not the cheapest but you get what you pay for.

    Connectioon speed is 2.2Mbit.

    Check out their website for alternative packages.

    Alan
     

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