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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Broadband & Internet Access
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Broadband & Internet Access
I have a NTL line for my phone and I cant find anyone I can use for dial up. Can anyone suggest any companies I could try as most of them require a BT line


Thank you


louise
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  • AOL, Gio Internet but Customer Service not very reliable a la ntl. Also read on one forum that ntl had bought a controlling stake in Virgin.net and they use ntl backbone whatever that means, so they may also be a possibility.

    Hope this is helpful, best of luck finding provider.
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  • spankymonkey_2spankymonkey_2 Forumite
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    why cant you use ntl dial up? i pay £12.49 a month for unlimited access
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  • paul2louisepaul2louise Forumite
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    do they have a pay as you go package as i dont use it that much
  • I am familiar with this problem. Very few services are now available. There were various companies such as GIO Internet and dmc:dial who offered unlimited packages at very cheap prices, but no longer offer NTL access.

    The only deals I have been able to find are:

    NTL themselves for unlimited dial up £12.49
    NTL themselves for pay as you go 3p/min peak 2p/min off peak 1p/min weekends PLUS a 5p connection fee (aka robbery)
    AOL Unlimited £15.99 per month (aka insanity)
    Onetel Internet Access 1.5p per min via 0800 number
    Alphatelecom 1p per minute via 0800 number

    OR
    Join any free pay as you go 0845 ISP (there are thousands!).. AND
    Join the FREE onetel StandardUK calls tariff (this is free, onetel will send you a little phone.pal box to plug in to your NTL line). Register for their TopCaller service and get 20% off one 0845 number. This is normally 1.2p per min evenings and weekend - therefore becoming 1p at all off peak times.
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    do they have a pay as you go package as i dont use it that much
    Yes Paul they have the pay as you go 1p per minutes package also, but make sure this is the most economical option:

    PAYG is cost effective if you use 20 hours online a month or less (which is less than 1 hour a day), but any more its cheaper on ntl unlimited.

    escapee
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    lemon-man wrote:
    AOL, Gio Internet but Customer Service not very reliable a la ntl. Also read on one forum that ntl had bought a controlling stake in Virgin.net and they use ntl backbone whatever that means, so they may also be a possibility.

    Hope this is helpful, best of luck finding provider.
    I was only aware of aol and ntl using ntl phonelines and so looked into the gio internet option, and I would not touch them with a bargepole, there are many a forum whos users speak of recently receiving debt collection letters in the hundreds of pounds bracket for services from gio then never used. Apparently Gio are in the process of liquidation due to them owing £220,000 in unpaid fees and are trying to recoup these fees by exploiting their present and past customers with "unpaid bills" they never actually owed.

    escapee
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    you could always try the cancel route,


    ring them up and ask to cancel your phone, when theyask why tell them bt have offered you free line rental for a year if you sign up to there broadband.

    ntl do this offer anyway so may offer it you to stay.

    line rental currently =£9/10?
    cheapest broadband = £17

    therefore paying an extra £8/7 and have broadband with no dial up fees, faster service, and as of march the 300k speed can be upgraded free to 1.5mb
  • escapee wrote:
    I was only aware of aol and ntl using ntl phonelines and so looked into the gio internet option, and I would not touch them with a bargepole, there are many a forum whos users speak of recently receiving debt collection letters in the hundreds of pounds bracket for services from gio then never used. Apparently Gio are in the process of liquidation due to them owing £220,000 in unpaid fees and are trying to recoup these fees by exploiting their present and past customers with "unpaid bills" they never actually owed.

    escapee

    Cheers for that heads up with regards to Gio going into liquidation. I opted for them back in May 2004 after it was mentioned in one of MSE forums had quite a few problems and like I said Cust Service is not very good well actually non exsistent. I will not be renewing but by the sounds of it won't get that option anyway.
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  • Paul_VarjakPaul_Varjak Forumite
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    I have just looked at the NTL website to see charges for broadband, even though in Hull you are stuck with Kingston for broadband

    I typed in my postcode and it said that NTL broadband was available in my area!

    I then typed the presumably invalid postcode - ZZ1 1AA - it said NTL broadband was available in my area!

    I then type in the invalid postcode: PRESIDENT BUSH - it said broadband was available in my area!
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  • paul2louisepaul2louise Forumite
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    m00nie wrote:
    you could always try the cancel route,


    ring them up and ask to cancel your phone, when theyask why tell them bt have offered you free line rental for a year if you sign up to there broadband.

    ntl do this offer anyway so may offer it you to stay.

    line rental currently =£9/10?
    cheapest broadband = £17

    therefore paying an extra £8/7 and have broadband with no dial up fees, faster service, and as of march the 300k speed can be upgraded free to 1.5mb



    ta for that i have just phoned ntl and got £17 for line rental and broadband i think that is a good deal

    louise
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