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ISP Research

Discussion in 'Networks & Internet Connectivity' started by Stellios, 12 Jan 2006.

  1. Stellios

    Capodecina

    Joined: 27 Aug 2004

    Posts: 17,023

    Location: Geordieland

    OK, since plusnet seemed to have screwed us, we are yet again looking for another ISP. Just researching at the minute, probably change in about a month.

    So far we have found:

    OneTel - £24.99 = 2mb unlimited + free weekend/evening calls on telephone

    PIPEX - £23.99 = 1mb unlimited (at least it looks to be) and 1000 minutes free on the telephone a month

    I would rather take the PIPEX as i know they are a reputible company, what are onetel like?

    Ideally looking for £25ish for a telephone/net package or £20 for net only. Must be no less than 1mb and ideally no less than 30GB/month cap.

    Cheers
     
    Last edited: 12 Jan 2006
  2. tolien

    Caporegime

    Joined: 16 May 2003

    Posts: 25,368

    Location: ::1

    Bear in mind Pipex have just bought Ellacoyas (a la the devices that handle Plusnet's traffic shaping fun).
     
  3. Stellios

    Capodecina

    Joined: 27 Aug 2004

    Posts: 17,023

    Location: Geordieland

    Noted, thanks, looks like PIPEX is off the list then, though its inevitable to happen nearly everywhere.
     
  4. Pinkeyes

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 30 May 2005

    Posts: 1,528

    Location: Greater Manchester

    LOL - How I was expecting you to start this thread next. (after the T&C one)

    I suggest we keep this nice and open, with lots of suggestions from everyone regarding unlimited broadband.
    Along with Toliens immense expert knowledge in this field, it should be able to help all (us) Plus Net customers looking to move over the next few months.
     
  5. ste_bla

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 9 Aug 2004

    Posts: 7,794

    Location: Milton Keynes

    At this rate the true unlimited ISP's will end up being;

    AOL
    Zen
     
  6. Steves_pc

    Hitman

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 706

    Location: Near a Sandbank in Norfolk

    i'm another -netter too :rolleyes: looking around ready to jump ship.

    Anyway heres one i came across that advertises
    Uncapped Download Allowance (except 'Occasional Home Use') √
    Here

    Looks ok on the face of it wonder what lurks in their T&C's though.
     
    Last edited: 13 Jan 2006
  7. Dr_Evil

    Mobster

    Joined: 7 Jun 2005

    Posts: 3,036

    Location: SE London

    Anyone got OneTel 2Mb? Is it any good?
     
  8. tolien

    Caporegime

    Joined: 16 May 2003

    Posts: 25,368

    Location: ::1

    Seem poor - sure they were related to Tiscali, but they're listed on ADSLguide, so hmm.
     
    Last edited: 6 Feb 2006
  9. Cozman

    Hitman

    Joined: 26 Aug 2003

    Posts: 581

    Location: Grimsby

    Hi

    Cant actually comment yet as im mid-change from Pipex but go live with NewNet on wednesday who seam resonable from what ive read ... little cheaper than Pipex too for the 2mb "advertised but by no means true uncapped" ... sorry had to get that dig in :p ... will post back when connected if peeps are interested
     
  10. Stellios

    Capodecina

    Joined: 27 Aug 2004

    Posts: 17,023

    Location: Geordieland

    Now that looks spot on for what we are after. Would really appreciate a reponce of what you think of them. Their Home S service is spot on for what im looking for.
     
  11. Dr_Evil

    Mobster

    Joined: 7 Jun 2005

    Posts: 3,036

    Location: SE London

    I'm with Pipex 1Mb now, apart from the migration problems I had (they blamed BT for it though) the service has been quite good and reliable.
     
  12. prescott28

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Dec 2004

    Posts: 1,293

    Location: Scotland

    Well I am in the same boat as others; about to leave Plusnuts. I have ruled various ISPs out and have come up with Demon or Eclipse. On the whole I favour Eclipse.

    Anyone tried either and have any comments?
     
  13. Dr_Evil

    Mobster

    Joined: 7 Jun 2005

    Posts: 3,036

    Location: SE London

    I've dealt with Demon about 3 years ago, their customer support was quite professional. Can't comment on any other aspects though...
     
  14. Phil99

    Capodecina

    Joined: 29 Oct 2004

    Posts: 10,900

    Eclipse are £23.95 for 1meg or £29.99 for 2meg, but you get what you pay for on the whole.

    They seem reluctant to update the service status page if there's an issue (look at the ADSLGuide forums), but other than that I don't have a problem with them.

    I believe they also do a phone package, but I'm not sure how that ties in with the broadband.

    If you haven't already I'd strongly recommend reading the ISP forums at http://bbs.adslguide.org
     
  15. Lummux

    Gangster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 377

    I used to use demon at work and to be honest customer support was a mess, they just kept passing the buck to another department.

    And the actual line was slow compared to the eclipse one we replaceed it with, although if eclipse are doing the same as plusnet then i may have to consider some one else.
     
  16. A[L]C

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,486

    Location: Maidenhead

    Zen 4tw
     
  17. Mook

    Banned

    Joined: 18 Mar 2004

    Posts: 613

    Location: Shropshire(Nr Wales :[ )

    I'd avoid Pipex after this whole uncapped capped malarky. And had a nasty experience with Demon a few years back where they tried to totally rip me off. Took me months of threatening letters to sort it out.
     
  18. Cozman

    Hitman

    Joined: 26 Aug 2003

    Posts: 581

    Location: Grimsby

    Hi

    OK a quick update ... just tried new log-in details for NewNet having been on Pipex during the morning & suprisingly it signed in with a new ip addy instantly ... always thought connection would be lost for a while during change over so not totally sure as both seem live at the same time ... anyway whether in the mind or not have noticed an instant increase in speed and responce of web page loading so hopefully all is now sorted .. will test for the rest of day .. happy surfing all
     
  19. stu4691

    Gangster

    Joined: 19 Oct 2004

    Posts: 425

    Location: West London

    Sounds good. I'm very interested in yours or anyone elses Newnet service as I've seen some bad things on adslguide forums about the Metronet integration into the Plusnet borg.
     
  20. MNuTz

    Banned

    Joined: 17 Mar 2004

    Posts: 4,935

    Location: Market Drayton, Salop

    im with virgin, £24.99 a month, 5 emails, 10MB webspace, 2MB download speed and unlimited download.

    Its a bit more expensive but ive never had any trouble in the last 4 years with it. Never one day when it was down or playing up and no trouble with payment!