Gio Internet

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by macromp, Jan 27, 2004.

  1. macromp

    macromp the retarded one

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    Has anyone used it? my mate uses it and he says it's great, i was looking at it, they have a home 1000 connection, which is twice as fast as my current bt connection at the same price...just wanted to know if anyone's heard any good/bad things about them. (wasn't sure which section to post this in)

    http://www.giointernet.com/
     
  2. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    You pay £29.99 for 512 DSL? ****ing hell, you're getting ripped off beyond belief.

    Can't say that I've ever used Gio before, didn't even know they were offering DSL, a mate of mine used to use their Dial-up and said it was absolutely appalling, simply getting connected was a chore, of course that's not usually a problem with DSL due to the factor that virtually everyone uses BT's backbones and networking. I'd check http://adslguide.org.uk/ for honest opinions etc. :)
     
  3. macromp

    macromp the retarded one

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    ok thanks, i'll read that, and i didn't realise we were getting ripped off, i thought the UK was just behind with internet connections, maybe it's me that's behind again!
     
  4. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    i got free conection, free modem + £27 a month :p that about average deal these days.


    you can get 512 for £~22 a month from places like griffen, but then you have top buy modem etc.
     
  5. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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  6. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    We are :) however as Henry says, you can get a connection for around the £22
    The best DSL ISP in the UK (officially, speed and reliability wise) is Nildram who are about £23/month for their cheapest package, and it's only a 1-month contract, so you don't need to worry too much if you change your mind.

    That's what I hate about the really cheap, and in most cases the really expensive ISP's, you're tied into a 12-month contract, so you're screwed if the service isn't as good as you thought it would be.

    Oh, and don't let a "free modem" sway you, what good is a free modem with a 12-month contract and a crap connection? Besides, you pay for it in the monthly price anyway, and it's usually a nasty USB modem (Hate usb modems. Ethernet or PCI for me :p)

    To be perfectly honest, if you've had Gio recommended by a friend, and you're happy to pay the £29, go for the 1mb line, just make sure you check other people's opinions and read their terms etc :)