Changing ISP

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  1. ralph-dot

    ralph-dot Read Only Funster

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    I want to change my ISP (talk talk are changing my tiscali contract and I do not like them), anyone know an ISP that offers free or cheep webspace as part of their deal.

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    Check out IDNET they are superb with only a monthly contract - Web Lite (6gb) is £17 pm
     
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    Don't let web space sway you, five quid host does it all for a fiver, but you need your domain registered elsewhere.

    We are with Tiscali/Talk Talk, what have you spotted that I haven't - yet ? We pay about £30 a month for ISP plus phones. I'm always interested in better deals.
     
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    I currently pay about £11 for unlimited broadband next month they want £14.99
     
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    sorry £12.71 with vat this month
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    I assume you then pay BT on top of that, if in fact you still have a phone landline.

    We are BT landline or nothing here, no cable options.
     
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    Hello Ralph,

    We changed from BT to cable when Comcast originally came to Acklam. Now have phone & broadband package for £23 a month plus call charges. Never been tempted to change because we had a heck of a lot of trouble with BT before we changed.

    Broadband was a bit slow earlier this year but they sorted that out by giving us a new modem.

    Graham
     
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    I have been with Talktalk for 3 years now £21.99 per month gets phone, all calls to uk landlines and 33 international countries and unlimited broadband. Also included is 15mb webspace free. I have not had any problems with TT and thinkl that they represent good value. However I have heard that there customer service leaves something to be desired if you have a problem.

    Regards

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  9. madbluemad

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    Sorry chaps but what is "web space"

    Jim

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    This forum has to be stored somewhere - that is an example of web space. In this case it's important enough for Jim to have his own computer to store it.

    If you wanted madbluemad.co.uk you'd have to store it somewhere - web space or server or hosting are the names used. You would not want the expense of your own computer so you would by space off the likes of 5 quid host who for a fiver a year give you loads of on line web space so you can publish your own web site.
     
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    This website might be useful to you: http://www.ispreview.co.uk/list.shtml
    You don't say what you want to do with your webspace.
    If you are looking to host a website, the amnount of space you need will be very small compared to what is offered. A typical website will fit in 10Mb.
    If you are looking for storage space then their are a lot of free offers which can be more use than just the space. Flikr for photos, keepandshare for general filesharing, wordpress for blogs etc. All free.
    Happy hunting.
    Patrick
     
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    If you want website space this site gives first rate servuce, i have used then for several years and they would not be more helpfull http://www.penguin-uk.com/hosting_prices.html They also provide nomain names and email addresses at very reasonable annual charges.

    Myrddin
     
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    NOW I see what you are on about, got the letter - the *&&^^^ds have just announced that out of the goodness of their own hearts, with tears in their eyes, they are generously going to raise our package price from a base price of £12+ to £18+ a month.

    I am moved to tears by their generosity.

    Daughter has just moved to PlusNet, now she makes a canny Scot look like the last of the big spenders so I'm off to investigate.
     
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    Thats a nice little web site that Ralph

    Jim

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    I used to be with BT( as I worked for them) but changed to Tiscali back in 2001 when I lived in Bournemouth as they had a better package. I then moved to Cornwall in 2006 and after waiting 6 weeks to NOT have my Broadband service transferred but still paying for the privelege I returned to BT and was connected within 2 days.

    However good as there service was the costs were stupid, I changed in 2008 to Talktalk and have been happy ever since with the good discounts they give. I did have a fault on the Broadband for a couple of days but that was sorted with a couple of phone calls.
    I will be staying with them

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    Think I will stay with them and just pay the extra couple of quid, its just not worth the hassle.
     
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    Got my letter this morning as well.

    Been with Tiscali some time as found good value particularly as local exchange didn't support high speed broadband (max 2.5Mb) so wasn't paying over the odds. Also had unlimited downloads.

    Added phone line rental couple of years ago for total cost of £14.99 (vat 17.5%).

    TalkTalk want to charge £18.48 per month over an 18 month contract for 8Gb speed with a 40Gb download limit. Used www.samknows.com but cannot find exchange limits and not convinced that exchange can handle high speed.

    Using comparison sites it seems that most packages are now limiting downloads so very little choice. The surprising thing is that TT have high customer satisfaction ratings - 80%.
    When did that happen?

    Got until mid-Feb to make the decision so will continue to research the options. I do feel it's a bit rich seeing as TT suggested that nothing would change with the acquistion of Tiscali.

    :Confused:
     
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    That's what we are on but 'er indoors always pushes it to £20+, well you know how women talk.

    Now they are cutting broadband from unlimited and upping the price. £18.48 plus VAT ( I assume ) = £21.71. Nice little earner for them.

    Plusnet do not seem significantly better.
     

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