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Anyone with Toucan?

Discussion in 'Networks & Internet Connectivity' started by Firegod, 14 Jan 2006.

  1. Firegod

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 12 Sep 2003

    Posts: 8,631

    Location: Newcastle, UK

    Hey,

    (I did a search so sorry in advanced if it has somehow been discussed before). ;)

    Is anyone here with Toucan for their internet, or have any comments about them?

    I've been downgraded from 2mb -> 512 with BT :mad: for some cr*p reason, and with these I can get the same service not capped, for £14.99 a month, compared to me still having to pay £30 at BT. Seems good to me, but just wondering if anyone has any good or bad points about them?

    Thanks! :D
     
  2. Chaapa'ai

    Hitman

    Joined: 28 May 2004

    Posts: 524

    Location: The US of A

    Downgraded? That is a first... normally they (being ISPs) upgrade you because they are trying to offer you a better service. Geez, 2mb to 512k, thats like getting your ferarri stolen and being forced to drive around in a honda civic.
     
  3. Firegod

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 12 Sep 2003

    Posts: 8,631

    Location: Newcastle, UK

    BT Yahoo are the worst ISP ever, the customer service is rubbish and when we complained about being downgraded the guy was like "I'll pass your concerns on". :mad: Yet we still have to pay the top whack fee because of the 40Gb usage limit. Not happy with them at all.

    So... Toucan anyone! :p :)
     
  4. OllyM

    Soldato

    Joined: 16 Aug 2004

    Posts: 6,192

    Location: New Jersey, USA

    PLEASE avoid them.

    They resell Tiscali, and Tiscali's service is really dire.
     
  5. Firegod

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 12 Sep 2003

    Posts: 8,631

    Location: Newcastle, UK

    Re-sell? What do you mean?

    Cheers!
     
  6. OllyM

    Soldato

    Joined: 16 Aug 2004

    Posts: 6,192

    Location: New Jersey, USA

    Well, what does re-sell normally mean?

    Thanks to the Oxford English Dictionary:

     
  7. Firegod

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 12 Sep 2003

    Posts: 8,631

    Location: Newcastle, UK

    That's a bit weird to me, so an ISP is selling another ISP's identical product under a different name?

    :o
     
  8. OllyM

    Soldato

    Joined: 16 Aug 2004

    Posts: 6,192

    Location: New Jersey, USA

    Yep, they get the product wholesale and sell it on :p
     
  9. Firegod

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 12 Sep 2003

    Posts: 8,631

    Location: Newcastle, UK

    Cheers mate. :)
     
  10. Laurio

    Gangster

    Joined: 22 Nov 2005

    Posts: 319

    Location: Alnwick, Northumberland

    Would you say toucans broadband is unreliable and 100% crap? cos im looking for an ISP that is around 1mbps and uncapped

    Laurio :D
     
  11. OllyM

    Soldato

    Joined: 16 Aug 2004

    Posts: 6,192

    Location: New Jersey, USA

    Yes, very unreliable, and it's not uncapped either (they throttle you if you use too much bandwidth).
     
  12. Laurio

    Gangster

    Joined: 22 Nov 2005

    Posts: 319

    Location: Alnwick, Northumberland

    is it not? i thought on their website it said uncapped? well thats not good then! i bet they interfere heavily where P2P is concerned!
    I think il avoid it like the plague then!

    cheers though,

    Laurio :)
     
  13. ste_bla

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 9 Aug 2004

    Posts: 7,794

    Location: Milton Keynes

    I would surgest for total unlimited downloading;

    Eclipse 1mb @ £23.95 with a 1 month contract no set up fees
    Zen 1mb @ 29.99 with 1 month contract no fees
    AOL upto 1mb @ £16.50 Avg (£14.99 first 6 months, £17.99 after) 12 month contract

    Eclipse + Zen there are no set up fees if you migrate from BT if you stop and start a new service you will have to pay more
     
  14. Laurio

    Gangster

    Joined: 22 Nov 2005

    Posts: 319

    Location: Alnwick, Northumberland

    Well im going to migrate at end of february..ive already put up a thread about AOL broadband as ive looked at that...

    I think im being a little to tight cos i dont wanna pay more than £17.99 for unlimited broadband, considering i cant get high speeds on my line. I think i might be pushing getting unlimited for the price im willing to pay

    Laurio :)