since recent adsl developments has dashed some of you hopes, id liek to suggest ntl, the best fiver you will ever spend. it is the only option for heavy users
NTL multi link service, (cable tv, phone and internet)
£15 a month, 3.5p per minute on peak, 1.5p per minute off peak, free at weekends
Hours of service
Daytime call charges apply from 8am-6pm Monday to Friday. Evening call charges apply from 6pm-8am Monday-Friday. Weekend call charges from midnight Friday-midnight Sunday and *Public holidays
Time from First request to start of service
4 (approx) working days from the time you requested the contract, to delivery,
2 weeks (approx) from recite of contract by ntl to activation of service.
Billing is monthly. The bill is fully itemized with total calls at the end, plus standard charges of £15. All Call Charges are added up, with internet weekend calls charges to ntl being deduced at the bottom. If you have paid in advance for an ntl service, i.e. cable TV, you will be credited the amount in your account.
Note: Ntl incest on payment by Direct Debit.
Installing online software
Ntl Provide a CD which includes all the necessary software for installing you internet connection, this CD is mailed out to you and includes your username. You need this CD to register for an internet dial up account; with out it you cannot access the ntl’s internet services.
Note this CD only works under win95/98 and with a screen resolution of 800 by 600 pixels and above.
Quality of Service
From the period of July 8 to august 8 2001, the average internet connect was 48Kbps with peaks of 49.2kbps and a minimum of 46.6kbps.
Only Noticeable error was while browsing, sometimes you will get a connection reset by pear error; this is a minor annoyance and can be fixed by pressing refresh.
Note: NTL’s internet service has an automatic cut of period of every 2 hours.
NTL’s customer support staff and well trained and knowledgeable, of the several times ive rang them my called were answered within 5 minutes on hold and almost immediately at the weekends, the person on the other end were courteous and we able to answer my queries. This level of support may differ from user to user, but this is an accurate assessment of my experience with them.
5 email address.
10mbs of web space.
Processor 166 MHz
Hard Disk 80mb
14.4kbs modem (BABT approved)
Preferred DNS server 22.214.171.124
Alternative DNS server 126.96.36.199
Out going mail server smtp.ntlworld.ie
Incoming mail server pop.ntlworld.ie
NTL Communications (Ireland) Ltd.,
10 Permbroke Place,
East Point Business Park,
Free phone 1800 321 321
Technical support 1550 924 124 (58p per minute)
Registration help line 800 924 422