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So they are good then?

Bartman

Guest
By reading all the post here, and some in other places, this seems like a really good isp (touch wood).

I want it for fast gaming, and since bt decided that my exchange wasnt viable (though i still get the advertising on tv etc) I cant get adsl. Refusing to pay for isdn when adsl is cheaper im stuck to 56k.

The only bugbear I got was when I went through the £14.99 freetime thing, I didnt see the 120 hours. Probably blind, but just couldnt see it!
 

Banger

Top Member
Been excellent for me since I got the Kingston Dialup number - just wish the Business Package (£24.99 pm) was a bit cheaper but oh well ya get what ya pays for. <img border="0" alt="[Shrug]" title="" src="graemlins/shrug.gif" />
 

joe pattinson

Casual Member
£24.99 is not really expensive when you add up what you get.

360 hrs per month.
no cut off.
reliable connection,engaged tones extremely rare.

It,s a steal compared to some of the s**t isp,s i,ve been with recently.

Joe.
 

Bartman

Guest
Hmmm. It is when you consider adsl prices and that this is 56k. But then, I wish all isps wouldnt under charge for their services.

The problem with adsl is that its too cheap, there is not enough money for stuff, contention ratios get too high, and people get shafted.

Fairplay, if its a good connection, and they dont shaft you about when you wnat something then perhaps it is worth it.

I hate BT! (Just thought I'd get that in).

Oh well..
 

Bartman

Guest
Hmmm. It is when you consider adsl prices and that this is 56k. But then, I wish all isps wouldnt under charge for their services.

The problem with adsl is that its too cheap, there is not enough money for stuff, contention ratios get too high, and people get shafted.

Fairplay, if its a good connection, and they dont shaft you about when you wnat something then perhaps it is worth it.

I hate BT! (Just thought I'd get that in).

Oh well..
 

joe pattinson

Casual Member
bartman,
I agree that next to adsl it looks a bit expensive, but if like me you live in the sticks and adsl is not an option, then you really can,t compare the two. <img border="0" alt="[Smiletear]" title="" src="graemlins/smiletear.gif" />
joe.
 

Banger

Top Member
I dont live in the sticks but cant get ADSL and yet both towns either side of me have it. BT Wholesale are supposedly considering their shareholders of which I am one. <img border="0" alt="[Shrug]" title="" src="graemlins/shrug.gif" />
 

Taiwan Beer

Casual Member
I've been on Clara Business 56k for a month now. having been in the UK now for five years, and just as I am about to leave I have finally found an acceptable service, prior to which I had gone from one crap ISP to another. This is a good service, with no cut-offs, a generous fair usage policy, and good reliable connections. In my first month I clocked up 170 hours and not one engaged tone or failure to connect first time. (Once I got away from the BT number, that is) A few random dropped connections from time to time, but you'd expect that. But of course it's £25 a month. But at last I'm getting what I paid for. Pity it took five years to find. The indusrty here is a shambles (no reflection on Clara who are providing the best service possible given the infrastructure). I look forward to my 1Mb/128k ADSL connection in Taiwan for £40 a month. I find it hard to understand how a country like the UK which is so advanced in many respects can be so far behind when it comes to telecommunications. Best of luck to you guys in your fight for better connectivity with the rest of the world.
 

styx

Member
I have no complaints. I came to ClaraNet after multiple bad experiences (BT, Fast24 etc).

I'm happy to say that my experience with ClaraNet is incomparable - quality is everything with their service. I only wish I'd found them years ago.

Now all I need is for BT to drag itself into the last century and roll out ADSL....

styx
 

70cm guy

Pro Member
Hi Taiwan Beer I understand you are using the business anytime service which as you've probably gathered from my previous posts is not available in my area.

Could you tell me please if you signed up online and do you pay monthly and by what method, credit card etc.

Regards 70cm.
 

Banger

Top Member
I know not directed at me but I pay by credit card once a month on the date I signed up. Why dont you give them a ring because judging from other posts the online area checker isn't up to date 70cm guy.
 

70cm guy

Pro Member
Thanks for replying Banger, and yes I will as you say the online checker appears to be out of date which is an amazing oversight when you consider the possible business being lost to them.

Rgds 70cm.
 
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