[ubuntu-uk] Broadband Advice

Ian Pascoe softy.lofty.ilp at btinternet.com
Tue Feb 5 18:27:54 GMT 2008

Wasn't there some problems with AoL that meant that they were not compatible
with Linux based OS's?

Anyhow, I agree with Rob about steering clear of Talk Talk unless you want
to tie yourself into a, still?, crap Customer Services and a long contract.


-----Original Message-----
From: ubuntu-uk-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com
[mailto:ubuntu-uk-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com]On Behalf Of Rob Beard
Sent: 05 February 2008 17:31
To: British Ubuntu Talk
Subject: Re: [ubuntu-uk] Broadband Advice

Matthew Macdonald-Wallace wrote:
> Hi All,
> I've just moved to wales and because I didn't finish the 12 months
> contract on my broadband with Plus.net they're going to charge me the
> privilige of £145.00 to move my broadband even though I want to keep
> them as a supplier!!!
> AOL are currently offering a free dell 1520 laptop (now discontinued!)
> and my wife has suggested taking the broadband offer, selling the
> laptop and making some cash.
> I like the idea, however I cringe when I think about using AOL, does
> anyone have any advice?
> Cheers,
> M.

Speaking as an EX-AOL customer, I wouldn't do it.  When I had AOL is was
god damn awful, even worse when Talktalk took over.  I'd NEVER take out
anything more than a 3 month contract for any ISP now.

Personally I think you'd be better off looking at someone like UKFSN
(www.ukfsn.org).  They are resellers for Enta (I'm with another Enta
reseller - Vivaciti) prices are from about £16 a month but they have 30
day contracts and great support.


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