Off Topic : internet connection, ISP

Sue Spence virtualsue at
Thu Sep 14 10:24:12 BST 2006

Dave Cross wrote:
> Quoting Peter Corlett <abuse at>:
>> On 13 Sep 2006, at 23:26, Kaoru wrote:
>>> I highly recommend Demon ( for the "good tech
>>> support / don't try to give you a crappy modem / static IP" route,
>>> although I haven't used them in a while because their prices are a
>>> little higher than most and I'm a poor student.
>> They were always pretty awful when I was using them. The only reason
>> people chose them is that it was Hobson's Choice. Then Freeserve
>> started up and Demon bled customers.
> I've been with Demon ever since I've had home internet connection (which 
> must be eleven or twelve years). I wasn't part of the original "tenner a 
> month" club, but I can't have missed it by much. And I _did_ pay a 
> tenner a month (plus VAT) for a long time. I've been with them through 
> dial-up, ISDN and now ADSL (which they've recently upgraded to a 
> supposed 8Mb).
> In all that time I've had about three strange outages and none of them 
> have lasted more than 24 hours. I'm not saying that I don't believe 
> these people who complain about Demon's service, I'm just adding a 
> datapoint as a happy customer for some considerable length of time.
> I suspect I should probably shop around more tho' :-)

Likewise, we've been using Demon ever since ADSL was finally a 
possibility in our rustic location (2 years or so), and we've never had 
an outage or a problem at all.

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