dial up internet

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Broadband & Internet Access
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  • SystemSystem Forumite
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    ??? So KC - Your last post was dated 16th January... What was the outcome? Did you get your money back? Is that why we haven't seen an update because you are no longer attached to an ISP?
    I would be interested to find out what happened!

    I would also like to know if anyone had their 2 week free trial and what they thought of onespeed.

    Midnightsox ;D
  • SystemSystem Forumite
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    I took up the 14 day free trial and after 2 days dumped it. Overall there was little discernable advantage. Admittedly there was occasionally a small speed-up of page down-loading time and e-mail down-loading and uploading times. However after about 1 days use Onspeed corrupted my e-mail set-up, because I have a multi-account structure. After restoring the configuaration the same corruption occurred again the next day.

    I concluded that the very small occasional practical improvement in speed was not worth the problems of continual corruption caused and the ongoing time taken to sort it all out.
  • SystemSystem Forumite
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    :)On the subject of broadband, i have signed up with pipesex extreme solo2go 500 service. I have found the service extremely efficient and easy to set up, the delivery of the adsl modem to my home was within 3 days, and the BT side of things was (line conversion) within 7-10 days. At £23 pounds a month, and with no connection or modem to pay for, i think this is very good service indeed. I am tied into a 1 yr contract, but taking this into account (no modem or connection to pay for), i think this is extremely good value (sorry about saying extremely too much, but its a fact). I do of course plan to look for a cheaper provider once the year is up, but have not had a single issue with this service.

    I am a Techie, so know a bit about this stuff.

    Has anyone had a similar experience, and now i have my own adsl modem what should i do?

    Dave C
  • Marigold123Marigold123 Forumite
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    Sorry, but what kind of a name is 'Pipesex Extreme Solo'?!

    No offence Dave, but doesn't it sound just a teensy bit like it's primarily aimed at people who want to download !!!!!!?

    Not that I am a prude or anything - far from it, in fact - but it's not exactly subtle, is it? ::)
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  • Paul_VarjakPaul_Varjak Forumite
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    My understanding is that many Internet Browsers (including IE) can handle compressed HTML files without having to have additional client software to do this.

    The problem is that the ISP providers do not compress HTML, presmably because not all browsers can handle it. After all, a browser must at least be able to handle HTML even if it cannot handle anything else and if only compressed HTML is transmitted and the browser expect uncompressed then the browser is no good!

    I understand that T-Mobile have a server that compresses HTML in a manner that IE and many other browsers can use (GZIP I believe). Does anyone know if there is an ORANGE server that can do the same on GPRS?
  • GlennTheBakerGlennTheBaker Forumite
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    Sorry, but what kind of a name is 'Pipesex Extreme Solo'?!

    No offence Dave, but doesn't it sound just a teensy bit like it's primarily aimed at people who want to download !!!!!!?

    Not that I am a prude or anything - far from it, in fact - but it's not exactly subtle, is it? ::)
    LOL! :D

    Its actually called PIPEX Xtreme Solo - I use it myself (although not to download !!!!!! of course ;))
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  • FinishrichFinishrich Forumite
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    There's a half page article on onspeed in the September Saga Magazine. My mum asked me about it, but I hadn't heard of it. But going by the replies, they'd be aswell going for broadband.
  • Edinburghlass_2Edinburghlass_2 Forumite
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    I changed from IE to Mozilla Firefox and noticed, on dial up, a big difference in the speed of browsing, now hate having to use IE at work. Its a free download if someone wants to speed things up a bit.
  • FinishrichFinishrich Forumite
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    Funny, I found the opposite. When I went onto broadband I download mozilla and tried it out as an alternative to IE and I found it to be much slower than IE :-/
  • Edinburghlass_2Edinburghlass_2 Forumite
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    Maybe it depends on the "version" of Firefox that you downloaded if it was a while ago there maybe a newer version? I just went on to broadband yesterday, WOW, and although I haven't bothered trying IE I'm not having any problems running Firefox.
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