July 4th 03, 01:36 PM
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remember though that no email is included. It costs £7.50 + vat per year per
"Malcolm Burtt" wrote in message
Interesting. Thanks for posting that.
As I expect most of my broadband usage to be email and light web surfing,
think the Metronet deal could work out considerably cheaper than other
alternatives. I'm on really concerned that the old adage "You get what you
pay for" doesn't ring true in this case. In any case, their minimum
is only 3 months, so I think I won't be too much out of pocket if their
service turns out to be pants. Given the length of the minimum contract
period, I'm guessing that they must be reasonably confident that they can
deliver or they'd want to try and tie their customers in for longer (or am
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"rw" [email protected] wrote in message
I too am interested in Metronet, as are some friends.
I emailed them as follows, and they replied (very quickly i might add).
Just thought you mighy be interested. Any comments?
Myself and several friends are very interested in your PayGoDSL service.
We wondered how you are able to sustain such a service when BT charge
£15 per month for an ADSL service. Obviously, we don't want to invest
service that may terminate after a few months, and some ISPs have
offered such deals that become unsustainable. We would like to hear your
comments on this subject.
Also, what size backbone connection you have? Do you have plans to
your bandwidth? If so, when would you be planning to do so?
And the reply:
Without going into the commercial specifics we are able to offer this
of package on a realistic and long term basis because of the way the
packages work essentially.
There are no absolutes any ISP is able to provide given the situation
others have fallen by the wayside as you have alluded but suffice to say
are not a new company and have been providing ISP services since 1996
therefore we have given or approach very considered thought and planning
both on the implemention of the service and the infrastructure that it
As the way in which our Broadband services work better allows to monitor
traffic requirements and usage at every point in the day we are better
equipped to cope with bandwidth on demand at the Network level as needs
Ultmately as the service is the first of its kind in the UK we are as
new to this as anyone else and are perfectly honest about this but given
experience in the Internet Service field spanning 7 years we believe we
packaged the new PAYGoDSL in such a way for it to be both sustainable
viable long term.