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I love my ISP !

Howling Wolf

We did not deserve this !
#1
Yes,
I first signed for a 512/128 adsl connection for 30€ (euros) (=35.8$) in october 2002, then my ISP benefited of an officially possible "divorce" from the historical telecom leader and my connection jumped to 2048/384 (2.4Mbits) still for 30€ (euros)... until two weeks ago... yes, it has again jumped to... 4576/384 (4.6Mbits) and again still for 30€ (euros) :D
Yes, what a wonderful ISP I have ! Some here know where I live (and I for now stay here for this reason only ;) )
 

SPeedY_B

I may actually be insane.
#3
....and yet UK residents are still stuck on 512k for those prices. We're verging on the ridiculous when it comes to supposed technological advances.
 

Doom

OSNN Senior Addict
#5
Tell me about it. I've got a 1meg adsl connection with pipex and it costs £34 a month. Damn expencive but I've seen the prices go up to £40 a month with some isp's. I think BT charge isp's £27 a month which is why it's so expencive. It's a bit scary to think what 4576/384 (4.6Mbits) would cost over here though If it's even availible to start with.
 

SPeedY_B

I may actually be insane.
#6
You can get a 2mb connection in this country for £35, but that's only because it uses an DataStream connection rather than IPStream. In comparison it's incredibly unreliable.. you're not guaranteed full speed, and it's generally a pain in the ****. It just shows that the technology is there.. we (rather the ISP's) just need to learn how to utilise it better.
 

ming

OSNN Advanced
#8
BT is suffocating all the ISPs in the UK by keeping prices high. Also, the government is doing nothing to open up the competition in the Internet/Communications market.
 
#11
I have a cable connection here and i get roughly a 4 MB/s download speed for about $49. It's not bad since it relies on a cable connection and not a telephone line which can go down for the dumbest things. I work at an ISP and dsl is really nothing compared to a wireless or cable connection.
 

Howling Wolf

We did not deserve this !
#13
Ooooops, I forgot to mention than since my connection jumped to 2048/384, I do not need any login/password anymore, XP sees it as a LAN connection at startup :)
 

Howling Wolf

We did not deserve this !
#14
Once again, my ISP is about to do it !
Due to the ongoing competition between ISPs, mine is going to up a little more my connection, from 5.7Mbits Down 384Kbits UP to 6Mbits Down 512Kbits UP :)
 

onimkron

OSNN Senior Addict
#15
6mbits?? :eek:

My word, I've been stuck on 512k for the past two years or so, and they've only just lowered the monthlycharge (by a few pounds or so). However, I've just found out that they're capping the damn thing early next year too :mad:
 

Evil Marge

I Rule
Political User
#16
Am I the only person who doesn't care about speed???
Mine's doubling to 300k next month for no extra cost but I can't say I'm that bothered really :D
 
#17
Damn, I thought my ISP was doing good stuff :eek:
The service will upgrade from 2048/384 to 3072/576 Kbit/s within a few weeks, for 49.50 euros. Then to think I was at 512/128 at the beginning... (for 44.99 euros/100 guilders).
 

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