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Juggler

Regular Member
<a href="http://www.fireflyuk.net" target="_blank">Fireflyuk.net</a> are really great! <img border="0" alt="[Nod]" title="" src="graemlins/nod.gif" />

Good Luck to the SAT team!!

:D
 

BA-JA

Casual Member
Er yeah of course!!! :confused: :confused: :confused: doh :cool:
 

Juggler

Regular Member
ROFL <img border="0" alt="[Laugh]" title="" src="graemlins/laugh.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Laugh]" title="" src="graemlins/laugh.gif" />

Sorry Ba-Ja, <img border="0" alt="[Laugh]" title="" src="graemlins/laugh.gif" /> You made me realise how that must look to most people!! <img border="0" alt="[Laugh]" title="" src="graemlins/laugh.gif" />

Explanation, with apologies; The Surfanytime team have formed their own breakaway ISP (Fireflyuk.net) because of problems with their partners Affinity.

To confuse even more; They have to also continue with Surfanytime for the foreseeable future for contractual reasons.

They are hoping that old customers that have left because of the poor service provided by Affinity at times, will rejoin them now they have control of things at Firefly.

They are a good team, and like me most old customers wish them every success. <img border="0" alt="[Hrmph]" title="" src="graemlins/hrmph.gif" />

Hope that unconfuses you m8! :D
 

Anonymous

Guest
I think this is fan-f*cking-tastic !

For once, someone has balls like church bells to stand up to these tw@ts in affinity (you folks have guessed, me no like 'em affinity peeps)

From what i've seen here, sat have stood up to aff, turned around and dropped their trousers at them <img border="0" alt="[Laugh]" title="" src="graemlins/laugh.gif" />

Good luck guys, nice one :D
 

nitrogen

Top Member
Firefly :confused:
I hope they are no relation to Firenet. <img border="0" alt="[Crap]" title="" src="graemlins/crap.gif" />
 

Anonymous

Guest
don't firenet get supplied by Laffinity for their friaco ?

from the story on ispr, firefly are independant so looks like there aint no connection apart from a fire !
 

BA-JA

Casual Member
Juggler..
maybe appropriate nick .. we will wait and see.?

Excuse my ignorance, but is this the way to 'launch' a new ISp ..especially from smouldering ashes' is it not possible someone maybe got 'burnt' previously with SAT and Affinity?

</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial"> Explanation, with apologies; The Surfanytime team have formed their own breakaway ISP (Fireflyuk.net) because of problems with their partners Affinity</font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Is this the same SAT that has had numerous complaints,? so now the old 'team' is the new 'team' or should it be a registered company name being offered here for reference if that is the case, not a 'team'?

Once I was SAT 'customer' many moons ago, but depriving my credit card of funds from a long cancelled account seems to be an issue with ISP's today.

So the point I am trying to make is this, a leopard does not change it spots, give us all good reason as to why any previous / current / new customer would want to sign up for the same 'pride' of leopards.

It is to easy and is often done, for an ISP to blame others for their own mismanagement of the business, you are blaming affinity?.

Well maybe you are right in doing what you are doing, but I have my suspicions there are other 'business' reasons for this new, company ISP formation.

Now do not get net wrong, I am not against a new ISP in a crowded and limited market, with little growth in the forseable future being attributed to B.T. and its undbundling process.

So Juggler please if can, post more information to the credibility of the company, your plans and how the customer will gain in product and services being offered.

Then we can mull it over and along with the other ISP's make a choice.

Yes I have visited your web site, but I was unable to register on the 0800 page to test your module.?

But if you do not mind me saying, you have fallen into the trap that a certain WD40 has pointed out in these forums many times with regards to ISP's selling their wares from a distance.

What is the company name?
What is the Nominet name? .co.uk / com. org or ? Due to new rules now in force with Nominet we the consumer can now check out the address of the 'registered business name holder'
If you have broken away from Affinity, who is now handling your accounts process.?

It is this type type of comment in your forum </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Hi, welcome to Firefly. There is currently discussion on this very topic within the Surfanytime128 forums here, in the Announcements area, the item is titled "New Package (Bundle 0808 + PAYG)". SAT128 is a sister company to FF for customers wanting unmetered 128k ISDN. You might have to register to enter the forums but it is worth doing so because FF & SAT128 use exactly the same resources the only difference being their ability to use 128k. Hope this helps. </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">that makes it even more confusing, sister company ????

If you need to convince me your Kosher, convince me. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
 

Anonymous

Guest
If you read my sig, you'll find out I don;t like Affinity...

</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Once I was SAT 'customer' many moons ago, but depriving my credit card of funds from a long cancelled account seems to be an issue with ISP's today.</font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Look at your old credit card statements m8, it was Affinity who took the money from your account, correctly or incorrectly.

</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">It is to easy and is often done, for an ISP to blame others for their own mismanagement of the business, you are blaming affinity?.</font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Take a look around ISPr and all Affinity vISPs are getting slated. SAT, Firenet, 0800Dial, 4thenet...see the link ?

Well maybe you are right in doing what you are doing, but I have my suspicions there are other 'business' reasons for this new, company ISP formation.

</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">So Juggler please if can, post more information to the credibility of the company, your plans and how the customer will gain in product and services being offered.</font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Why are you directing this personally at Juggler ?
From what i've seen, he gives no indication taht he is an employee :confused:

</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">But if you do not mind me saying, you have fallen into the trap that a certain WD40 has pointed out in these forums many times with regards to ISP's selling their wares from a distance.
What is the company name?
What is the Nominet name? .co.uk / com. org or ? Due to new rules now in force with Nominet we the consumer can now check out the address of the 'registered business name holder'
</font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Forgive my bluntness but click on their 'contact-us' hyperlink on the firefly website and you'll see where they are. Then goto <a href="http://www.companieshouse.gov.uk" target="_blank">www.companieshouse.gov.uk</a> and search for them to see *if* they exist <img border="0" alt="[Shrug]" title="" src="graemlins/shrug.gif" />

For your info, i'd suggest if you have any further questions, you ask them directly on their own forums, they've never had a presence here 'cos they have their own :)
 

Juggler

Regular Member
Thanks Anonymous, this guy must be sick!! He's looking to start trouble by suggesting everyone has hidden agendas!!

For the record, I am a private individual with no connections with any company (retired), online or off. I will tell anyone who has the RIGHT to ask, who I am. I have nothing to hide.

Anyone going to the <a href="http://www.fireflyuk.net" target="_blank">Fireflyuk.net</a> web site can read all they want about who/what/where/why Firefly is. Further information is available as has been mentioned, at the open Firefly forum (all you have to do is register)

I explained about Firefly in my original reply to this chap, so there is no need to repeat it. I also said that MOST old customers (like me) have the sense to realise that the SAT team are only resellers for Affinity. As such they have been unable to change ANYTHING, they could only keep asking!!

Now with Fireflyuk being their own Company, their future is in their own hands. A big investment in what must be a very volatile business.
So I WILL repeat.....GOOD LUCK <a href="http://www.fireflyuk.net" target="_blank">FIREFLYUK.NET</a> and the SAT team. <img border="0" alt="[Hrmph]" title="" src="graemlins/hrmph.gif" />

:)

<small>[ 15.11.2002, 12:31 AM: Message edited by: Juggler ]</small>
 

Anonymous

Guest
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by Juggler:
<strong>A big investment in what must be a very volatile business.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">A very good point actually, this could show their financial strength and confidence.

@ the end of the day, if they bugger it up, there's no excuses. But i'm sure they are well aware of that :)
 

IAP Support

Guest
Might already have been mentioned but no FF doesn't use Affinity for anything - which is why they are good <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />

I know you only scan so often Guys but to the Staff of SAT (who are good friends) - congrats and i hope it brings you the added success to the already mighty emipre that is SurfAnytime :D

Pete

p.s i'm NOT here to advertise - the guys know i wouldn't do that!

<small>[ 16.11.2002, 05:58 PM: Message edited by: IAP Support ]</small>
 

katn_xp

Regular Member
He is right the SAT team are fantastic when it comes to support and all that. I was with SAT but then something went wrong with billing (thats Affinitys side) and went to V21. They are good but pings sometimes are high. Dont know if ill give Firefly a go or not. If its run by the SAT team then i reckon it will be a really good internet provider. I never say fantastic cus it never is when your hooked up to a BT line cus they are a pile of sh*t
 

IAP Support

Guest
You just said fantastic at the begining! <img border="0" alt="[Laugh]" title="" src="graemlins/laugh.gif" />

yes it's run by SAT 100% :)
 

katn_xp

Regular Member
Ahhh yes but the SAT team are not hooked up to a BT line cus they are ppl therefore they are exempt from the rule that i use :D :D :D :D
 

speedy0308

Pro Member
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by katn_xp:
<strong> I never say fantastic cus it never is when your hooked up to a BT line cus they are a pile of sh*t</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Just thought I would mention that they use NTL as there primary connection and backfill with BT for areas that ain't covered by NTL .

Someone mention the word fanatstic <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />

Then that will be the SAT team. definately worth a try. They may not be great for everyone but they sure as hell try.

There 4 hr cutt off has a 250 AUP the old outdated P1SH naffinity's gold package was only 150 :)
 

IAP Support

Guest
Yes it's safe to say NTL FRIACO is the dog's doo-das.

I am on a 128K VLL now - NTl FRIACO and solid as a rock - i used to think BT FRAICO was sound - but after being one of the people to trial one of the first 0800 packages for a london based ISP ( and getting free rides on the london eye and eurostar) i noticed how stable NTL were

Bravo Guys <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
 
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