Extravagent "Speed Up Your Internet" email!

  DerekR 21:31 26 Sep 2006

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Just received this as spam - it made oi larf!!
Boost your connection by 375% dont pay us anything for 30 days, but give us all your credit card details anyway!

Or am I just being too cynical?? :)

  gudgulf 21:49 26 Sep 2006

Well they are certainly economical with the truth....my 2Meg connection was rated at 520Kb/s downstream.

Adsl Guide gave 1900Kb/s which is pretty good.

Think I'll trust ADSL Guide,lol.

Interestingly.....a 375% increase would give about the same speed as ADSL Guide.Now me being cynical would suggest they scale the result down so they can meet their "guaranteed" speed increase!!!!

  DerekR 22:00 26 Sep 2006

It gave my 4mb connection as 134 kilobits - ASDL Guide gave me 3752 downstream!

Like you I tend to belive ASDL guide.

375% increase on mine would let me download stuff before it's been written

  Stuartli 22:59 26 Sep 2006

...and the "up to 375 per cent increase" even works on AOL..:-)

Shades of the Emperor's new cloths me thinks.

  terryf 23:02 26 Sep 2006

Yeah brilliant it will speed me from 3700 to 427, gosh I cant wait to send them my bank details as well as a big fat cheque

  Belatucadrus 11:10 27 Sep 2006

click here Somewhat spammy purveyors of generic branded products with a tendency to use false positives to foist their naff spyware prog on the unsuspecting. The old bargepole adage appears applicable.

  DerekR 18:10 27 Sep 2006

Seems those of us used to this sort of thing just have a good laugh - I fear for the uninitiated though - fodder for these unscrupulous people.

  Mr Mistoffelees 18:47 27 Sep 2006

I tested my conection with them, the result was 128Kbps.

Then went to ADSL Guide, 3388.6Kbps.

Back to ActiveSpeed, 126Kbps.

Conning b'stards, methinks.

  Stuartli 19:20 27 Sep 2006

Where's there's money there's always a fiddle...:-)

  Ray5776 19:32 27 Sep 2006

Typical of many similar rip-offs.

  Mr Mistoffelees 20:17 27 Sep 2006

With no help from ActivSpeed!!!!!

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BTW, my router syncs at 8128Kbps!

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