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Thread #111081   Message #2339021
Posted By: The Villan
13-May-08 - 04:21 AM
Thread Name: Tech - Virgin or Talk Talk?
Subject: RE: Tech - Virgin or Talk Talk?
Some of the utmost priorities for me are:-

Monthly contract (wouldn't dream of going with any company that requires a year or 18 months - too mnay things can go wrong)

Good UK support that is free apart from local telephone call (I always phone the company several times before making my mind up to join them)

That they have a forum, where I can go and judge the mood of the users. Check out how quickly problems get dealt with.

No exit fees if you decide to leave

No port blocking

No throtling of speed

The rest is very similar for all ISP's

The speed that you can operate on is dependant on how far you are away from the exchnage (and that isn't how the crow flies, but more how the cables have been laid. You might be 100 yeards from the exchange, but 3 miles from a cabling point of view. Any good ISP will check that out for you.Howveer all ISP's have the same issues in relation to that.

Nice if you can geta free website with plenty of room.

Nice if you can get a static IP address

Cost is obviously an issue, but you need to read the small print very carefully. Its great having and ISP that gives a low price, but can't deliver or that you pay 1 minute for support - your bills will soon run up and it will become more expensive than a better ore expensive ISP.