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calish6
15-Feb-08, 22:51
Hi there, does anybody use Tiscali for their broadband ?
Are they a good provider ?

I am thinking of dumping AOL as they have started to let me down after 5 years of loyal membership. (long story).

Any info would be great.

lady penelope
15-Feb-08, 22:53
Tiscali are fine, a bit slow but fine. Their forums are good.;)

miranda
15-Feb-08, 22:58
have tiscali for past 2 yrs ..so far so good.. 8meg download and free fone calls day and night and international ......for 20 quid month

p.s dont think i get 8 meg very often!!!!! but had no probs

calish6
15-Feb-08, 23:04
I used to have unlimited downloads, but seemingly I now have a limit which I was not told about.
2 teenagers in the house, 4 computers and with the likes of 4OD and BBCi the 20 Gig limit is reached very quickly, so AOL reduce my speed to about 0.3meg download because We use too much !!

Have you heard of the likes.

I have 7.2meg on my line and can't use it !! AAARGH !

miranda
15-Feb-08, 23:09
just have the 2 comps but one is usually downloading (kids on desk top)so i dont get my full speed on mine (laptop)..lol but got to say have phoned customer care a couple times and they have been good , never to my memory been down.. only now and again. your message page slows up ..but really cant complain:lol:

Bobinovich
15-Feb-08, 23:36
You might want to read this thread (http://forum.caithness.org/showthread.php?p=340147) before choosing Tiscali.

miranda
15-Feb-08, 23:44
i am in wick and have had tiscali for over 2 yrs and had no problem whatsoever!!!!!!!!!!!! ALWAYS been able to connect!!

calish6
16-Feb-08, 00:12
Thanks bobinovich, that has given me food for thought.
Been scanning through the service providers I have never heard of before, but some of them have quite good looking packages.

I will spend some careful time reading before I jump into a new contract.

Metalattakk
16-Feb-08, 00:38
Hi there, does anybody use Tiscali for their broadband ?
Are they a good provider ?

I am thinking of dumping AOL as they have started to let me down after 5 years of loyal membership. (long story).

Any info would be great.

If all you're after is a basic connection to the internet, with no expectation of experiencing high download speeds or low ping-rates (for gaming) then sure, go for Tiscali. They're cheap at 7 per month, and they'll only tie you into a 12 month contract, and their support desk is outsourced to India, employing script-monkeys who know less about internet protocols than you do.

However, if you have a brain, opt for someone else. (As long as that someone else isn't Orange. ;))

Cedric Farthsbottom III
16-Feb-08, 00:43
Hi there, does anybody use Tiscali for their broadband ?
Are they a good provider ?

I am thinking of dumping AOL as they have started to let me down after 5 years of loyal membership. (long story).

Any info would be great.

I'm the same calish,thinkin of gettin rid of AOL too.The one might be BT Broadband so far ma compadres are at 50/50 some think its ....not good(see how i have learnt) and some think its good.

Metalattakk
16-Feb-08, 00:49
Cedric (and anyone else swithering about changing ISP):

http://www.dslzoneuk.net/isp_ratings.php

Read the reviews. Choose wisely. Good luck.

sphinx
16-Feb-08, 01:13
i have had ticali for a few years now and they are very good never had any probzzz.....:D

Metalattakk
16-Feb-08, 01:35
i have had ticali for a few years now and they are very good never had any probzzz.....:D

Good, I'm glad for you, and I hope you have a happy relationship with your ISP for a long time to come.

I'd personally opt for an ISP that doesn't restrict the use of the letter 's' though... ;)

matelot79
16-Feb-08, 03:00
Good, I'm glad for you, and I hope you have a happy relationship with your ISP for a long time to come.

I'd personally opt for an ISP that doesn't restrict the use of the letter 's' though... ;)

That is 2 or is it 3 (and then hands across the water) of us maybe we can get a secret ticali (ooops typo) brotherhood going.

Metalattakk
16-Feb-08, 03:19
LOL! Not while there's breath in my body, matelot79! Tiscali are the bottom-feeding pirate dregs of the ISP oceans, alongside Orange and BT.

Any fule kno' that. Haaarrrr!!!!

matelot79
16-Feb-08, 03:48
Maybe even make a movie of it. Get Johnny Depp to do the pirates bit and Tom Hanks the brotherhood bit, but then again Johnny (here's Johnny or is that the shining) could always come along and cut your throat if you don't sign up to tiscali.

Metalattakk
16-Feb-08, 11:48
Maybe even make a movie of it. Get Johnny Depp to do the pirates bit and Tom Hanks the brotherhood bit, but then again Johnny (here's Johnny or is that the shining) could always come along and cut your throat if you don't sign up to tiscali.

*immediately signs up for Tiscali*



Eww, I feel all dirty now after typing that. :(

johndh
16-Feb-08, 13:12
I used Tiscali for a short time only. I found that for anything more than web browsing and email, they did not perform.

I should mention that my average download/upload usage is around 35 to 40 gig per month, so I was always falling foul of fair use policies (so much for 'Unlimited' broadband). If anyone is using bandwidth at the rate I do, I would recommend a capped service from an isp who specialises in performance.
Couple of names spring to mind: Idnet, AAISP (expensive, but darn good) Entanet. I've used all three, and they are good. If your needs are more modest, I think the main line providers are very much of a muchness.

I currently pay 19.99 for a usage of 30gig peak and total 300gig package from entanet. Email I do myself via my own domain, saves mucking about if I change provider.

Hope this helps

John

calish6
18-Feb-08, 07:51
Thanks for the info Guys.
Signed up yesterday to Falconnet, Think it is the same as entanet.
Same deal 30/300 for 19.99.
At least the contracts are for 1 month at a time, so if they don't work very well, I can try another without being stuck for 18 months !.

johndh
18-Feb-08, 09:50
If they push the order though first thing this morning, you should be up and running by Friday. I'm sure you will see a difference. :D

saxovtr
19-Feb-08, 15:32
tiscali have been 110% faultless with me

rob16d
20-Feb-08, 19:59
I signed up for tiscali a few days ago....sounds good to me..... 8.49 for first 3 months then 14.99 thereafter. 8 meg speeds and unlimited bandwith!

Metalattakk
20-Feb-08, 23:15
Hi,

Did you take any advice at all, before signing up for Tiscali? Or did you just look at the price, the quoted speeds (from Tiscali of course) and the promise of 'unlimited' downloads?

All smoke and mirrors, I'm afraid.

Good luck with Tiscali, and I really mean that. In fact. you'll need as much luck as you can get.


I've come to the sad conclusion that no matter how loud I shout, no matter how powerful and compelling my argument, there will always be people who will insist on ignorance. I just cannot help those who do not want help. :(

calish6
21-Feb-08, 07:51
I took your advisment on board.
Looked around and I saw other sites who have a gripe with Tiscali.

Therefore I have signed up with Falconnet and so far they have been very helpfull and the communication is spot on.
Can't Fault them so far, and as the contract is only 1 month at a time, I can ditch them whenever I want.

emb123
21-Feb-08, 11:07
Hi,

(snip)
the quoted speeds (from Tiscali of course) and the promise of 'unlimited' downloads?

All smoke and mirrors, I'm afraid.

Good luck with Tiscali, and I really mean that. In fact. you'll need as much luck as you can get.

(snip)
absolutely right!
Somebody in Tiscali marketing obviously made some kind of deal with the Blarney Stone. There is a quagmire of small print, loopholes, excuses and get-out clauses in the Tiscali contract and the Tiscali internet service. Tiscali exist for one purpose only - and it is not to do you any favours.

rob16d
21-Feb-08, 11:14
Look....metalattakk....I'm sorry for going with tiscali...but I really can't afford much more than that....will people who are on tiscali please let me know their positive or negative experiences?

Metalattakk
21-Feb-08, 23:27
Fair enough rob16d, if money isn't exactly growing on trees for you then you'd be daft to turn an offer like that down.

Only problem is the minimum 12 month contract, whereby it'll cost you a small fortune to get out of your contract if anything was to go drastically wrong, or if you end up totally peeved off at the shocking level of service you receive.

You get what you pay for, I'm afraid, and you'll no doubt get exactly that. Good luck anyway, though.

rob16d
22-Feb-08, 10:27
Fair enough rob16d, if money isn't exactly growing on trees for you then you'd be daft to turn an offer like that down.

Only problem is the minimum 12 month contract, whereby it'll cost you a small fortune to get out of your contract if anything was to go drastically wrong, or if you end up totally peeved off at the shocking level of service you receive.

You get what you pay for, I'm afraid, and you'll no doubt get exactly that. Good luck anyway, though.

Thanks....I will stick in with the contract, I signed up for line rental with bt and wanted the package without a contract...but they put a contract on....so I'm gonna stick in with that. If I have to stay then so be it...at least I can tell others of my experience...good or bad! Hehe! Will let you know how I get on then!