Do the ISP's enforce the inactivity cut-off?

  Bailey08787 18:31 05 Jan 2003
  Bailey08787 18:31 05 Jan 2003

I have been using Firenet for the last year, and they only cut me off after 2 hours (which is fine).

I'm now looking to sign up for a new ISP, but whilst i have been reading their various offers, they all keep on mentioning a cut off after 10-20 minutes of inactivity.

I am keen to avoid this - so i'm wondering whether they actually do it - or whether they just do it in theory

  VoG™ 18:34 05 Jan 2003

You can avoid this problem by getting your e-mail program to check for new mail every 5 minutes.

  Bailey08787 18:44 05 Jan 2003

but do they? ie, breathe? tiscali? surfanytime? plusnet?

  Legolas 18:52 05 Jan 2003

You can download various small apps to fool your ISP into thinking that your connection is busy so that you will not be cut of after 20 minutes but this will not work for the 2hr cut off this will happen whatever you do unless of course you get broadband. You can find some to download here
click here

  Stuartli 20:23 05 Jan 2003

Yes, because it costs them money otherwise and uses up resources.......

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