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HELP- Which ADSL ISP for novice

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Old February 25th 04, 08:04 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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Default HELP- Which ADSL ISP for novice

Please Help,

My brother has just bought a laptop, he intends to use it for his work
out in the "field", and also wants to use it at home in place of a
standard P.C.

He has decided he wants to sign up with an ISP using ADSL Broadband
(with is available in his area).

Can any of the subscribers recommend a reliable and helpful ISP for
someone who is only a novice to the internet and who is a late starter
to computers.

Many Thanks.

Old February 26th 04, 12:15 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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Default HELP- Which ADSL ISP for novice

well AOL are quite good for newbies i suppose except they treat you like
morons and lock you in with their uncompetitive practices - for example what
do you do with the totally non-standard AOL emails and address book when you
leave as only a few ISP like MSN have a conversion tool

plusnet are good

freeserve are very good now (used to be crap)
and very good for newbies

used to be a sign of naffness to say you were with freeserve but they really
are very good now

so are pipex

as are bulldog

AVOID demon - (used to be very good but utter crap since cliff stanford sold
it to thus plc who know sweet FA about the internet and care even less)
tiscali , BT Openwoe , AOL (forget what i said - even for a newbie - their
target market - they are rubbish and give you zero street cred - which may
not be an issue for you)

for you - go freeserve i reckon

you might want to look at MSN also (i assume they do BB now?)


Old February 27th 04, 09:34 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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"Martin²" wrote in message .. .
PlusNet is both reliable, responsive and almost the cheapest to boot.
Mine hasn't missed single bit since may installation.

MANY THANKS to all for your help and advice, think I will be taking a
close look at PlusNet.

May have to come back on modem advice!



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