I am near to deciding to move from Pipex / Tiscali due to poor dowload speeds - their promises have not been kept. I am only interested in "broadband only" suppliers, and also only those with a one month rolling contract. My dowload usage is unknown - mainly iTunes, programmes such as iTunes etc. I have short listed Zen and ADSL24. Price is a factor but service, reliability, a one month contract are more important. I also not wanting to keep changing e Mail addresses. I will say that Pipex, for me, have solved the spam problem but the speed issue seems to have defeated them. Any views on the merits of the short list?(O2 a possibility if they will offer a one month deal.)
Nothing really, but Zen looks good , too, and maybe bigger? I really want to get it right as the hassle of e mail address change notification, for me is a deterrent. (why I have stuck with Pipex for so (maybe too) long). I'll just see what others think of these two on the short list. Pipex claim to be solving the problem, but I doubt it.JB
ADSL24 and Zen are both very good ISP. With regards to email, why dont you consider getting yourself a domain name and this will allow you to have a email address for life and will not affect if you move ISPs
Like RobTheOrganGuru, changed from AOL to Entanet (ADSL24) and haven't regreted it. 1 month contract. My second choice would be O2 but don't think they have a one month contract. Might be wrong though. One good thing about using web mail is that it doesn't matter about changing ISPs.
ajm, alan14, rdave13. I will certainly look at web mail - any preferences? O2, I think , only has longer term contracts, and just in case they grt worse (however unlikely) I prefer the one month contract. I have heard again from Pipex and have given them a deadline for improvement, or I will ask for a MA Code to switch. My local exchange is not ADSL2 enabled so I am limited to a max of about 6.4 Mbps, although ADSL2 offer "up to 24 Mbps". I will mark this as resolved for now. Thanks to all who have replied. (No Zen users as yet!)
Googlemail (neé Gmail) provide a fantastic webmail service. They've had a couple of outages this year, but I've been using the service for 5 years now and the odd problem every now & again seems totally insignificant in light of the fantastic (and totally free) service they provide.