Surftime Friendly ISP's for analogue and isdn (Was: PPP ISDN Dual Channel Issues. [LONG])

Ian MacDonald ian at
Thu May 24 15:11:14 BST 2001

I thought demon was the only ISP to not take surfport from bt and have all surftime calls routed to their network and onto their own nas's. Surfport uses bt's own nas's and only supported single channel (demon will do 2 if you are lucky) and has a 2 hour cut off.


On Thu, May 24, 2001 at 10:48:58AM +0100, Simon Griffiths wrote:
> > Cool timing Simon, I was about to ask roughly the same question
> > as I need to
> > sort out an ISP for an ISDN customer.
> >
> > I'm personally quite happy with Demon's Premier Connect/Surftime offering,
> > we seem to get connected everytime and there doesn't seem to be a time
> > limit on how long you stay on.
> I've found uploading has become a real dog, averaging around 800b/sec
> outgoing but I'm not so sure whether thats demon or my modem.  Also
> downloading is now sat a crawl, usually around 2k/sec on a 44,000
> connection.  I did notice though when they brought the new US link online
> around two months ago I did get fantastic download speeds for a couple of
> weeks.  Also could the weather affect my connection as I'm pretty sure the
> actual copper from me to the exchange is extremely old.
> >
> > A collegue swears by, not at, PlusNet and the customers he's got
> > using them
> > don't seem to have any problems, but I've also heard horror stories so am
> > uncertain.
> >
> Same here, I've heard some very good things about PlusNet and also some real
> nasty stories.  I think this is possibly more to do with the SurfTime
> lottery than maybe the ISP.
> > So all and any opinions are welcome. Must support ISDN and
> > surftime/unmetered
> > access.
> Please let us know who you guys use....
> >
> > Neil.
> > --
> > Neil C. Ford
> > Managing Director, Yet Another Computer Solutions Company Limited
> > neil at -
> Is anyone here using satelite with FreeBSD ?  I know my (if I dare say it)
> Linux friends are loving people like EOL and are looking forward to new
> services coming out shortly.
> Si.
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