Costs of running a forum like Exxos is running here

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Re: Costs of running a forum like Exxos is running here

Post by zack4mac » Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:06 pm

My first ISP with a internal isa modem / sound card 14000 or 18000 kbps? I cant remember but I then upgraded to a Diamond 56k external :excited: I remember clock watching because I was only allowed a certain amount of time! online and using their special Turnpike software which was preferable rather than outlook and hoping the latest Netscape browser would work properly! I hated anything Microsoft :twisted: sorry for any Microsoft fan boys! But back then 25 years ago they were really good but not the cheapest! I was surprised by what you said about them, until I read that it was passed from through a energy firm to a certain mobile operator! My mother in law brags about being with AOL and laughs at me for being with talk talk :lol: while I am on the subject does anyone know where I can get a better deal than £22.50 for fibre inc calls to landlines and mobiles?
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Re: Costs of running a forum like Exxos is running here

Post by stephen_usher » Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:03 pm

exxos wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:05 pm
zack4mac wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:56 pm
I would probably try Demon
oh hell no, do not go with them!
I agree! They got bought out and I’ve heard nothing but bad things about them from that point on. They fired all the techies who knew anything too.

If you’re looking for a good ISP (but not necessarily cheap) I would recommend Zen Internet.
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Re: Costs of running a forum like Exxos is running here

Post by exxos » Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:14 pm

I'm with IDNET these days. More of a business package, a bit limited on bandwidth but good enough for me. Though support is generally good, Fixed IP.

There are cheaper ISP's of course, but its when you have a problem where the "cost saving" starts to catch up with you. IDNET you get to speak to a human who actually knows how to help.. So that's the kind of support I want/need. Get what you pay for I guess...
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