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Oh, OK, based on Toby's message, perhaps the 2-hour ejection thing is something to do with my modem

no, i just use an automatic redialling program :-)

toby (tsg20), Thursday, 20 March 2003 10:55 (11 years ago) Permalink

Zen ADSL are very good.

For dial up I have www.fast4.net who do four months unmetered for £19.99. They boot you off sfter two hours though.

Ed (dali), Thursday, 20 March 2003 11:58 (11 years ago) Permalink

Thank you all very much. I had forgotten I'd even asked the question because I'm so psycho from packing/chucking away etc. Moving next week, Nick. Hooray!

PJ Miller (PJ Miller), Friday, 21 March 2003 18:53 (11 years ago) Permalink

Fuck Catalonia!

N. (nickdastoor), Friday, 21 March 2003 19:10 (11 years ago) Permalink

I don't like them either, Nick. I'm waiting for Real Sociedad next year. Take heart, Bristol Rovers, take heart!

PJ Miller (PJ Miller), Friday, 21 March 2003 21:03 (11 years ago) Permalink

Shit, wrong thread!

PJ Miller (PJ Miller), Friday, 21 March 2003 21:09 (11 years ago) Permalink

9 years pass...

omfg i am so sick of cunting BT ruining my life on a daily basis - fucker keeps going down for no reason today, literally 5 times so far, and I AM TRYING TO DOWNLOAD SOMETHING I NEED FOR WORK FOR FUCK'S SAKE.

people of london, recommend me an internet service provider that doesn't constantly do this. i've endured O2 and virgin as too, both were bad but BT is easily the worst. how fucking hard can it be to find a provider that doesn't CONSTANTLY GO DOWN? ie that does WHAT WE PAY IT TO DO IN A RELIABLE FASHION?

swear to god i am going to commit homicide on a member of BT staff one of these days.

liberté, égalité, beyoncé (lex pretend), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 10:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

I've been with O2 for a year and it hasn't gone down once, but before that I was with Be and they were pretty great.

It might be a problem with your exchange or phone line itself...

Homosexual Satan Wasp (Matt DC), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 10:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

I used to have REALLY bad service from BT until I phoned them and actually spoke to a human. He promised someone would investigate and monitor our connection. That was 2 years ago and no problems AT ALL since. I work a lot from home so use it at least 3-4 hours everyday. I take it you've spoken to them though?

mmmm, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 10:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

O2 broadband has been pretty shit for me but to be fair I think we have chronic problems with our line and their customer support has been tremendous, like far and away better than anyone else I've ever dealt with (including Be)

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 10:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

we've spoken to them several times - it's a problem that predates me moving in - their suggestions have always been really basic ones that don't solve anything much, and then we have a stretch of a couple of weeks where everything seems fine and we forget about it.

it's really easy to solve in that pressing reset always solves it, but at its worst it's just incredibly annoying. anyway my housemate just spoke to someone again, they said we were on the wrong channel o_0 o_0 but given that it's jut fucking gone down AGAIN i don't think that was a solution.

liberté, égalité, beyoncé (lex pretend), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 10:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

my bt broadband got a lot worse over the last while - I was working around it by connecting via an ethernet cable rather than wireless when I needed a more reliable and slightly faster connection, but that was obvs stupidly inconvenient. I've just replaced the router (had one of the old, white homehubs till now) and things are a lot better.

But yeah, abandon wireless and buy your own router aren't really attractive solutions.

woof, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 11:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

remember that hilarious ad in which the bt couple decide to buy a house solely because it comes with a homehub.

Touché Gödel (ledge), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 11:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

It probably is a problem with the channel - it's not your line, it's other wireless networks in the area interfering with yours. You need to be on a channel that's a long away from the others to stop that happening.

Someone in customer service can probably talk you through making that happen but it might be better to get someone, ahem, more tech-literate to have a go at that.

Homosexual Satan Wasp (Matt DC), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 11:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

POSTING HERE IN ALL CAPS BECAUSE IT'S THAT OR HURL THE FUCKING ROUTER OUT OF THE WINDOW OR TRACK DOWN A BT EMPLOYEE AND KICK THE SHIT OUT OF THEM

liberté, égalité, beyoncé (lex pretend), Monday, 7 May 2012 12:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

BT outsource all their shit-kicking target needs now.

'scuse me, while I Rim the Sky... (snoball), Monday, 7 May 2012 13:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also, fuck Orange. I am precisely 1.00001 miles away from the telephone exchange. That is not a justification for you to give me crap d/l speeds that yo-yo like a cab driver with a pogo stick for a right leg.

'scuse me, while I Rim the Sky... (snoball), Monday, 7 May 2012 13:56 (2 years ago) Permalink


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