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2M for 17-99 (Madasafish)



 
 
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Old February 1st 05, 08:04 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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2MB Broadband for 17.99
Tuesday 01 February 2005, 09:48:12
United Kingdom
Written by Net 4 Nowt

Madasafish.com has become the first of the major ADSL broadband
providers to offer a 2Mb broadband service to the consumer market -
at only 17.99 per month, with 2 months free.

The 2Mb service, launched today, includes a free modem, free
connection, and a generous 2GB a month of usage.

It is also being offered by Madasafish's sister ISP, Freenetname.
Chief Executive David Laurie said: "This groundbreaking offer is
available to both new and existing customers, and once again
demonstrates our commitment to providing excellent service at
unbeatable value for money. It is another signal to customers that
Madasafish is setting the benchmark for our industry."

Recognition of the quality of service came last week when
Madasafish was nominated as a finalist in the Best Light Broadband
Category of the prestigious 2005

IPSA awards, to be judged on February 24. That followed the
controversial banning by the watchdog BACC of two Madasafish TV ads
featuring Harry Enfield (http://www.madasafish.com/tv-campaign.asp).

The Madasafish and Freenetname broadband services are offered with
e-mail virus protection, spam blocking, full webmail access and a free
UK domain name. Both ISPs are part of the Brightview Group, which was
established in April 2001 and has grown quickly into one of the UK's
largest consumer internet providers.
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are there any catches you can see on this offer ?
seems generous with the free connection and modem , i am tempted but do
i need a 2M connection as a low user ?
capped at what ?

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Old February 1st 05, 08:25 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Colin Wilson
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The 2Mb service, launched today, includes a free modem, free
connection, and a generous 2GB a month of usage.


cough ******** /cough

There are times when i`d be offline within 2 days with only a 2Gb limit.

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Old February 1st 05, 08:26 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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Thus spaketh six-toes:
2MB Broadband for 17.99
Tuesday 01 February 2005, 09:48:12
United Kingdom
Written by Net 4 Nowt

Madasafish.com has become the first of the major ADSL broadband
providers to offer a 2Mb broadband service to the consumer market -
at only 17.99 per month, with 2 months free.

The 2Mb service, launched today, includes a free modem, free
connection, and a generous 2GB a month of usage.

It is also being offered by Madasafish's sister ISP, Freenetname.
Chief Executive David Laurie said: "This groundbreaking offer is
available to both new and existing customers, and once again
demonstrates our commitment to providing excellent service at
unbeatable value for money. It is another signal to customers that
Madasafish is setting the benchmark for our industry."

Recognition of the quality of service came last week when
Madasafish was nominated as a finalist in the Best Light Broadband
Category of the prestigious 2005

IPSA awards, to be judged on February 24. That followed the
controversial banning by the watchdog BACC of two Madasafish TV ads
featuring Harry Enfield (http://www.madasafish.com/tv-campaign.asp).

The Madasafish and Freenetname broadband services are offered with
e-mail virus protection, spam blocking, full webmail access and a free
UK domain name. Both ISPs are part of the Brightview Group, which was
established in April 2001 and has grown quickly into one of the UK's
largest consumer internet providers.
************************************************** ******
are there any catches you can see on this offer ?
seems generous with the free connection and modem , i am tempted but
do i need a 2M connection as a low user ?
capped at what ?



I wouldn't call 2GB a month usage generous. I would call that a huge catch.


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Old February 2nd 05, 01:41 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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I wouldn't call 2GB a month usage generous. I would call that a huge catch.

2Gb a day maybe }

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Old February 2nd 05, 12:10 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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In message , Colin
Wilson writes
The 2Mb service, launched today, includes a free modem, free
connection, and a generous 2GB a month of usage.


cough ******** /cough

There are times when i`d be offline within 2 days with only a 2Gb limit.

The service is for "light" users and is a generous offer for very many
thousands of users who find 2GB meets their needs

However "heavy" users should look for and pay for a service that meets
their needs

The ranting and ravings of PlusNet "HEAVY" users expecting to pay a
"LIGHT" price is the subject of extensive discussion elsewhere..

In summary the whole issue that has brought about the necessity
for(capping) boils down to GREED and the unrealistic expectation by a
minority of users trying to get something for nothing at others expense
i.e.. (degradation of their service).
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Old February 2nd 05, 02:23 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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In message
Ronald Jones wrote:


In summary the whole issue that has brought about the necessity
for(capping) boils down to GREED and the unrealistic expectation by a
minority of users trying to get something for nothing at others expense
i.e.. (degradation of their service).


I wonder also how many of those same users would complain if their speeds
began dropping due to contention caused as the user base increases. No doubt
they would be able to find someone else to blame apart from themselves.
The broadband situation in this country is far from ideal and it will
evolve. Until it does then we have to put up with it. That means that the
supply of services will be subject to competition. Both of users for the
products on offer to suit their needs and of the ISPs who don't want to be
stuck with all the 'subsidy' demanding subscribers.

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Old February 2nd 05, 06:24 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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that has brought about the necessity
for(capping) boils down to GREED and the unrealistic expectation by

a
minority of users trying to get something for nothing at others

expense
i.e.. (degradation of their service).
--
Ronald Jones


according to their website the examples they give for 2MB looks pretty
good to me
thus they offer

general web browsing 50 hours a week
send/receive photos by email 50 a week
d/l MP3s 30 a week
emails 400 a week
video 30 minutes a week
online gaming 2 hours per week

total 2 GB a month

that seems a good deal , what are these heavy users doing for example ,
i would like to know what more they would expect ../.

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Old February 2nd 05, 09:38 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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six-toes wrote:

2MB Broadband for 17.99
Tuesday 01 February 2005, 09:48:12
United Kingdom
Written by Net 4 Nowt

Madasafish.com has become the first of the major ADSL broadband
providers to offer a 2Mb broadband service to the consumer market -
at only 17.99 per month, with 2 months free.

The 2Mb service, launched today, includes a free modem, free
connection, and a generous 2GB a month of usage.


Whats generous about 2Gb usage limit?
You tune into any of the 10,000+ internet radio
stations and you are ****ed within a day.

Why do these ****ed up key hole surgeons advertise
these stupid services trying to limit your usage
when decent providers do so with unlimited usage?



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Old February 2nd 05, 09:46 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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On Wed, 2 Feb 2005 21:38:12 UTC, 7
wrote:

Whats generous about 2Gb usage limit?
You tune into any of the 10,000+ internet radio
stations and you are ****ed within a day.


Not everyone wants to do that. It'll be fine for a lot of people.

Why do these ****ed up key hole surgeons advertise
these stupid services trying to limit your usage
when decent providers do so with unlimited usage?


You'll learn. Most providers will go this way as the BT charging model
bites. The only exceptions will be people like AOL who can balance off a
few heavy users with a load of light consumer users.

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Old February 2nd 05, 10:01 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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What the are probably doing id d/l pirated dvd/games etc via P2P file
sharing. if thats what you are doing 2gig soon disapears. along with
your freedom if your really unlucky Grin if EMI get there way




On 2 Feb 2005 10:24:19 -0800, "six-toes"
wrote:

that has brought about the necessity
for(capping) boils down to GREED and the unrealistic expectation by

a
minority of users trying to get something for nothing at others

expense
i.e.. (degradation of their service).
--
Ronald Jones


according to their website the examples they give for 2MB looks pretty
good to me
thus they offer

general web browsing 50 hours a week
send/receive photos by email 50 a week
d/l MP3s 30 a week
emails 400 a week
video 30 minutes a week
online gaming 2 hours per week

total 2 GB a month

that seems a good deal , what are these heavy users doing for example ,
i would like to know what more they would expect ../.


 




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