General Chat Thread, Home ISPs...any recommendations? in General; I'm looking to move flat in about a month, and I'm considering changing ISP (tiscali 2mb unlimited)..anyone out there got ...
29th January 2008, 09:25 PM #1
Home ISPs...any recommendations?
I'm looking to move flat in about a month, and I'm considering changing ISP (tiscali 2mb unlimited)..anyone out there got any recommendations?
Needs to be cheap, reliable, lots of headroom (missus is a professional webdev) and not lose VPN/RDP/E-mail/FTP at peak times like Tiscali can...ideally not a 12 month contract either, as it depends how things go at the new place.
Needs to be ADSL as well, as I know there's a BT line in, but I doubt we'll be able to change provider.
Any recommendations? I *could* stay with Tiscali, but since their recent "throttling/port block" problems, and their telling me that using VPN/RDP/FTP and E-mail clients is "business usage suited to a business package instead of a home one"..I'm losing faith TBH.
Any recommendations from you knowledgeable IT types out there?
29th January 2008, 09:38 PM #2
I think Zen will be your best bet. Itís a little more expensive than the others but you get a quality service. Plus no contract.
29th January 2008, 10:11 PM #3
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I ditched Tiscali, did a lot of research and ended up with IDNET, can't be happier. They're not the cheapest but promise never to do traffic management/shaping and frankly gaming pings, download speeds are awesome.
They also got me 6.5meg broadband, even though I'd been on less than 1meg with Tiscali - who tried twice to increase it and failed. Month by month contract, change over from Tiscali went smoothly, took 3 working days and the outage was less than 2 hours
29th January 2008, 10:24 PM #4
I use eurisp an unknown to most but for £22 a month its totally unlimited and has no throttling at peak times.
Thanks to pooley from:
FN-GM (30th January 2008)
30th January 2008, 12:29 AM #5
i have Sky and getting 16mbs for £10 per month and no throttling is cool by me..
Thanks to Grommit from:
FN-GM (30th January 2008)
30th January 2008, 01:20 AM #6
This looks a fairy good company. Fairly cheap. Whats the service and support like?
Originally Posted by pooley
30th January 2008, 01:35 AM #7
The UK Free Software Network are a reseller for EntaNet who are simply great
Eclipse I used for business before and never had a problem.
30th January 2008, 10:12 AM #8
I use Eclipse at home... considering I live in the middle of nowhere and BT reckon I should barely be able to get DSL, I have managed to eek out some good speeds. Check out my blog at http://rmcharlton.blogspot.com
30th January 2008, 11:01 AM #9
Just had to troubleshoot a Zen connection at my parents' house - took 30 minutes to convince them it was a fault at their end, and eventually they admitted they'd deleted the account. Needed a manager to undelete it though, and so it took 24hours to restore service. Not impressed.
UKonline (Easynet) OTOH are who i use at home, and they have been incredibly reliable.
30th January 2008, 11:25 AM #10
30th January 2008, 11:26 AM #11
I think TinyChimpboy mentioned them in another thread. From what I recall he said he uses them.
Originally Posted by Geoff
31st January 2008, 09:27 PM #12
Ive got friends on Be in Bradford, and they say its ace once going and works well.
Personally Im looking at either Eclipse or Enta for my ISP Move from the clutches of the Tiscali buying spurge from last year.
7th February 2008, 02:07 AM #13
Sky offer to Sky users.... 2mb FREE, 8mb £5 and 16mb £10
7th February 2008, 11:26 AM #14
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I cannot prove it but Zen Internet leaked my bank account details! I nearly lost £2000 last year through fraud. It all started a day after I sent them a fax to upgrade to 16 ips with my card number on.
Originally Posted by tom_newton
Police are investigating and so are my banks fraud team. I got the money back through making a claim.
I now use Enta.net (through freeola.net).. Very good so far! No ports are blocked. Cost is £30 though.
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