Tesco.net ADSL ?

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by michael turner, Sep 9, 2004.

  1. Presently on Virgin 24/7 dial-up, looking to go broadband mainly for MP3
    downloads from allofmp3.com.

    Now the best deal at the moment to me at the moment appears to be
    Tesco.net ADSL, which is £19.95pm 512kbps, no usage caps... unless anyone
    knows otherwise.

    Questions are:

    Are they any good as an ISP ?
    What about service reliability etc. ?

    michael turner, Sep 9, 2004
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  2. michael turner

    poster Guest

    The same as found in recent threads. <http://groups.google.com/>

    Just out of interest, how many hours of experience with Tesco.Net do
    you want ? It seems like there may be someone with under 48 hours
    (which is difficult to judge overall reliability on). Peter M
    poster, Sep 9, 2004
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  3. Thanks. Looks like there's no real overall problems.
    I tend to leave the computer on 24/7, so an 'always on' reliable
    connection would be desirable. And the main usage is going to be
    downloading music from allofmp3.com.... which I already use, but is quite
    slow on the current dial-up.
    Looks like Tesco.net is mainly provided by NTL, same as my existing
    dial-up ISP(Virgin). Which I've been reasonably happy with, apart from
    their news-servers.... these I don't use.

    Anyway I've just signed up for Tesco.net ADSL. :)
    michael turner, Sep 9, 2004
  4. V21 has reduced its ADSL from £19.99 to £16.99. 512/256, no caps, monthly
    deal, use your own equipment or buy theirs, now v cheap, see site for
    details. Also offering 1mg and 2mg systems. Been with em for years v happy.
    Philip Wagstaff, Sep 9, 2004
  5. michael turner

    will kemp Guest

    judging by their web site - which won't even give you information about
    their adsl service if you're using a linux system (how pathetic!!!), i'd
    say they're crap. they certainly don't appear to have a clue, anyway!

    just cos you're looking at their web site with a linux system doesn't mean
    you're intending to use the adsl with a linux system anyway! and why on
    earth would anyone with half an ounce of business sense refuse to sell
    their product to people according to what system they use. i can
    understand not *supporting* it - but telling people who do know what
    they're doing and don't need support that you don't want their money is

    i was considering switching to them, but i definitely won't even consider
    it again!

    will kemp, Sep 9, 2004
  6. michael turner

    Bob J Guest

    From what I gather, whilst the Tesco and Virgin services both effectively
    use NTL as their ISP, Virgin.net customers use the BT IP stream product and
    Tesco.net customers are being connected to NTL's new data stream network. Be
    careful about comparing the two products as they may be very different
    (although the news servers for both will be equally rubbish - that's
    Bob J, Sep 9, 2004
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    mark sayers Guest

    mark sayers, Oct 20, 2004
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