WTD: A good ISP for about 30-40 gigs a week traffic

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by Simon Finnigan, May 9, 2005.

  1. As subject really. My current ISP has started being arsey about my useage,
    they won`t offer me a suitible package for my useage so now I`m looking for
    an ISP that offers a 1 meg service and won`t get a weed on with me if I
    download as much as 50 gigs in a week (more like 30 a week on average).

    Has anyone got a suitible ISP to suggest? I`d rather pay a few quid more to
    cover the extra costs than have another bunch of idiots moaning at me for
    exceeding a fair use policy that I was never told about (when I asked upon
    signing up, I was told there was no limit, and no suggestion they`d be
    changing their minds).

    I`m seriously considering AOL - anyone got any good reasons to avoid them?

    Thanks for your help.
    Simon Finnigan, May 9, 2005
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  2. no, go with them. As you want to use your contended line consistently
    at 50-75% of its maximum capacity 24/7 I can think of no better ISP.

    Tiscali - dialup speeds at Broadband prices :)

    Phil Thompson, May 10, 2005
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  3. Nildram do a service with a 50GB monthly limit... up to 2mb depending on
    your line's capabilitites (when BT get around to upgrading your exchange).
    Think it's 25.99 a month (called Broadband2

    No relation with them, just a satisfied customer with two accounts.
    James Hurrell, May 10, 2005
  4. The message <>
    Look at www.zetnet.com - I thoroughly recommend them and have been a
    Zetnut now for more than nine years.

    You also get to use (if you want to) ZIMACS, their proprietory
    mail/news-handling program, IMO the best available, most spam removed
    from the server, and I haven't seen a virus or scumware of any sort in
    mail for months and months.

    You can speak to staff (and at least one director) in the (closed to
    outside) newsgroups, ad occasionally the owner pops in...
    Jaques d'Alltrades, May 10, 2005
  5. ?

    2 Mb/s has been available on all enabled exchanges (except for about
    5) since it began.

    Tiscali - dialup speeds at Broadband prices :)

    Phil Thompson, May 10, 2005
  6. Simon Finnigan

    Bob Eager Guest

    I used them for several years but became disgusted with them...look in
    Google Groups for the full story. For example, 75 quid to move a domain
    Bob Eager, May 10, 2005
  7. Simon Finnigan

    Jupiter Guest

    BT Business Broadband - no cap at all. £29.99 per month + VAT. Speed
    up to 2 meg depending on your line quality. Sign up at
    www.btboradband.com and go to the business packages. You do need a BT
    phone line but it doesn't have to be a business line.
    Jupiter, May 10, 2005
  8. I'll put it to the management - how many ISPs do *YOU* know where you
    can e-mail or even phone directors or owner - AND get their attention?

    I've always found them value for money - not dead cheap, but what
    quality product is?

    Watch this space.
    Jaques d'Alltrades, May 10, 2005
  9. Simon Finnigan

    Bob Eager Guest

    I put it to the management a while ago. Appalling lack of interest -
    unfocused development strategy - etc.

    In terms of ISPs...my current ISP is just as good in that respect - in
    fact a lot better.
    I wasn't after cheap. I was after a workable service. Theirs wasn't. The
    service I use now isn't cheap either. When I left, I'd transferred in a
    paid-up free domain two months previously. They wanted 75 quid to
    release it. They also refused any refund of the six months left from my
    yearly payment.

    The rot started when Tim had to reduce his involvement. I shall continue
    to point this out publicly. Zetnet can email me if they like; knowing
    them, they'll probably threaten legal action! They're good at knee-jerk
    Bob Eager, May 10, 2005
  10. I have dim recollections of strife in the newsgroups. I rather think
    that would have been about the time Tim (CEO) was having severe heart
    problems (to which he has sadly, succumbed) and the owner's wife was
    injured and permanently disabled in a motoring accident.

    Things *WERE* rather disorganised, but I'm pleased to be able to report
    that a tight ship is being sailed these days.
    I doubt it. But then, I don't know much about the new CEO.
    Jaques d'Alltrades, May 11, 2005
  11. Simon Finnigan

    Bob Eager Guest

    They were pretty 'tight' then. I hope that at least some of the
    incidental charges have been reduced.

    I shall continue to anti-recommend them, unless they convince me
    otherwise. The whole business left a very nasty taste, and it was a lot
    more than 'strife in the newsgroups'. Largely, it was the management
    shifting their (considerable) incompetence onto the users.

    Sorry to hear about Tim. It was fine while he was properly in charge.
    Bob Eager, May 11, 2005
  12. Simon Finnigan

    Ken Guest

    This from the fuckwit that recommends pussynet!!!

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    More than 120,000 groups
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    Ken, May 12, 2005
  13. Simon Finnigan

    Alex Heney Guest

    I wonder why Dave has started posting as "Ken"?
    Alex Heney, May 12, 2005
  14. Simon Finnigan

    Bob Eager Guest

    First I heard of it...you obviously can't read.

    But the....see below.
    Bob Eager, May 12, 2005
  15. Simon Finnigan

    Ken Guest

    Obviously deaf as well as fucking retarded then

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    Ken, May 14, 2005
  16. Simon Finnigan

    Bob Eager Guest

    See below...the reasoned argument bit...
    Bob Eager, May 14, 2005
  17. do you have issues you need to deal with,it would appear so, as your
    language states the obvious turmoil you are going through,P.S this is usenet
    and not the real world you clown

    Stefan Kaniuk, May 14, 2005
    [Kenism - a condition by which the sufferer experiences an inability
    to give concise answers, express reasoned argument or opinion.
    Usually accompanied by silly noises and gestures, and frequent use
    of the word 'fanboy' (although he calls it 'words')]

    Stefan Kaniuk, May 14, 2005
  19. Simon Finnigan

    John B Guest

    Says Stefan sector999 kanoosim deborah OR WAHEVER UR NAME IS who thinks AOL
    is one of the best ISPs around but thinks its rubbish at the same time

    John B

    John B, May 14, 2005
  20. Simon Finnigan

    Ken Guest

    Ken, May 15, 2005
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