Singapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13756 posts, RR: 18 Posted (14 years 5 months 12 hours ago) and read 1000 times:
I am shocked and angrered. ntl:home for £19.99 a month?! ffs. What a load of you know what. I am totally unimpressed. I intent to join the number of people who have vented their anger. And has anyone told the users? I think not! I am aware that it wouldn't have lasted free forever, but that won't stop me complaining.
NTL Introduce Unmetered ISP Charge
At present the ISP has stopped taking on new subscribers, when it reopens at the time of the price changes next year then anybody signing up who isn't already with the service must pay £10 per month:
1p-a-minute pay-as-you-go service will also be available.
Some NTL customers have already vented their frustration at the price rise.
However, NTL maintains that it is still competitively priced compared to FRIACO-based unmetered services, which typically retail at around £15 a month.
Indeed we're amazed NTL's service has lasted this long while costing so little. Undoubtedly going from £0 to £5 or £10 per month is an obvious problem; although realistically it's still one of the best unmetered ISP deals around for existing subscribers. More @ The Register
Barcode From Switzerland, joined Dec 2001, 678 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (14 years 5 months 9 hours ago) and read 970 times:
I'm perplexed - I'm on their £14.99 24/7 account and I've never had problems ( always connect first time and speeds are good ) ... is this being hiked up to £19.99 ? I know I should already know this ... but I work for ClaraNet and not NTL ...
Singapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13756 posts, RR: 18
Reply 7, posted (14 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 946 times:
Just to be clear, it will be £19.99 for Digital TV with main channels, QVC, Eurosport, The Studio (nothing on), ITN News, Sky One, Sky News, ITV2 and CNBC (Base Pack). Telephone service is included with a 4.9p connection charge and ntlworld internet will be included.
Broadband. It will cost £24.99 + £14.99 (no Ntlworld needed here) a month for 512kbps Broadband with ntl:home. There is a cheaper 64kbps service which I can't find info on.
BT charge higher
However the point is ntlworld have made a big mistake. Who is going to use their internet service now?! (new customers). I am going to vent my anger tomorrow
CPDC10-30 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4986 posts, RR: 22
Reply 8, posted (14 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 944 times:
It always amazes me how expensive communications are in the UK. My relatives ask me to call them when I visit, but they don't realize it is cheaper to call them long-distance from Canada (10c per minute, about 4 pence The fee for broadband cable access (including modem rental) here was recently raised to $44.95/month which I wasn't too happy with...but man...you would have to pay more than twice that much.
Capt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (14 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 938 times:
You know, we should start a general debate about the state of Britain's Communication, Rail and general transport infrastructure!
This is truly where Britain is still stuck in a rut in the friggin' 19th Century-all her European neighbours have absolutely superb public transportation, airports, internet connecitivity for cheaper prices? Surely that too.
When it comes to Britain.........the rail fares are an absolute rip-off; and to add insult to injury, with the exorbitant fares they charge us (even Student Railcard holders!) flipping Railtrack (or should it be FAILtrack), go bloody belly-up!
And the NHS? Yes, let's throw more money at the National Health Service, and it'll get better on it's own-automatically! Yes, none of that 'reform' nonsense for us!.......if you can afford it, I'd go private guys.......or hey, will Labour decide to privatise the NHS?
Yes, this is the real-life Monty Python's Flying Circus.