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Ntlworld: £5/month From Feb 2002 -- Urhghgh!

Sun Dec 09, 2001 5:38 am

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.

ARRRRGHG!

ISPreview.co.uk

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
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EGGD
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RE: Ntlworld: £5/month From Feb 2002 -- Urhghgh!

Sun Dec 09, 2001 6:03 am

I don't understand.

I pay that much anyway? And its not worth it for the shite service we get.

I'm changing to Cable!
 
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RE: Ntlworld: £5/month From Feb 2002 -- Urhghgh!

Sun Dec 09, 2001 7:05 am

 
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RE: Ntlworld: £5/month From Feb 2002 -- Urhghgh!

Sun Dec 09, 2001 7:38 am

Hello,

Jeez, that is very little. Every hour I am online costs me about €2.50. There is nothing else in Ireland.

Jeremiah
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RE: Ntlworld: £5/month From Feb 2002 -- Urhghgh!

Sun Dec 09, 2001 7:57 am

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 ...
 
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RE: Ntlworld: £5/month From Feb 2002 -- Urhghgh!

Sun Dec 09, 2001 8:19 am

Ok, so is anyone else with B-we-have-the-monopoly-T?

Not my choice, my parents hooked the PC up to it-but I think it's only something like £15 a month, all-in. That's unlimited time 24/7.

Not that I'm an expert on these Internet deals.

I'll tell you what really annoys me; at Uni, my PC is permanently hooked-up; fantastic, and the connection, God knows what that is, but it's bloody fast.

Unfortunately we have a hopeless 56-thingy per second at home-the difference is very noticeable!  Sad

When are we going to get cheap broadband? Bloody BT.......

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RE: Ntlworld: £5/month From Feb 2002 -- Urhghgh!

Sun Dec 09, 2001 2:22 pm

Just, wondering, but how much does broadband access cost in the UK? The regular dialup rates sound like a terrible rip-off as it is.
 
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RE: Ntlworld: £5/month From Feb 2002 -- Urhghgh!

Sun Dec 09, 2001 6:07 pm

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

Stupid ntl
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RE: Ntlworld: £5/month From Feb 2002 -- Urhghgh!

Sun Dec 09, 2001 6:20 pm

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  Smile 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.
 
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RE: Ntlworld: £5/month From Feb 2002 -- Urhghgh!

Sun Dec 09, 2001 7:48 pm

It's a fraud.

NTL Digital used to be £11.99 but then BT upped their package, and now it's £14.99 for ntl:home.

Stupid stupid stupid. I asked them why and they said they are still cheaper than their competitors. True, but what a crappy crap crap. I hate them now. Urhhghg
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RE: Ntlworld: £5/month From Feb 2002 -- Urhghgh!

Sun Dec 09, 2001 8:23 pm

I might aswell get their Broadband internet now.

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RE: Ntlworld: £5/month From Feb 2002 -- Urhghgh!

Sun Dec 09, 2001 8:28 pm

You know, we should start a general debate about the state of Britain's Communication, Rail and general transport infrastructure! Big grin

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!  Pissed

And the NHS? Yes, let's throw more money at the National Health Service, and it'll get better on it's own-automatically! Big grin 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.

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