Tiscali Broadband

  osben 12:30 05 Feb 04

Can anyone throw any light on Tiscali's £15.99 Broadband service.

ie is it reliable, is it really 3x faster than 56k dial up, has the company got over their poor customer service etc.

I am currently using AOL 56k dial up at £15.99

Seems to me on the surface of it that for the same price, I would be better of with Tiscali's broadband.

Any help would be appreciated.


  GANDALF <|:-)> 15:14 05 Feb 04

I've used Tiscali dial up for 3 years and BB for nearly a year. Never had any problems, customer service excellent, aspeeds and connections top class. I live in a small village.


  struggle8 15:27 05 Feb 04

Hey i just signed up to them they said the 150kb servise is only in some places not all so they gave me the 256 kb service for 19.99 free modem free setup is that good

  Eric10 16:06 05 Feb 04

You can get 512k from Pipex for £19.95 and there are offers on for new users. I've been with them since last June and my only problems have been caused by BT.

  erkmatrix 16:17 05 Feb 04

Another thread on Tiscali, take a look

click here


  gold 47 16:20 05 Feb 04

I wouldn't call 150kb broardband it's more like MID Band.

  night 16:33 05 Feb 04

I have been using Tiscali and it is great good customer service and so much faster than 56k what you waiting for

  struggle8 16:54 05 Feb 04

eric 10 pipex solo 512 is now 23.44 inc vat with a PIPEX Xtreme Solo & Solo2Go 500 Pricing
(all prices shown include VAT)
Solo 500 Solo2Go 500
One-off Set-up Fee FREE £17.57

£281.30 £23.44
Download Speed Up to 512Kbps Up to 512Kbps
Upload Speed Up to 256Kbps Up to 256Kbps
Contention Ratio 50:1 50:1
ADSL Modem Included? Alcatel SpeedTouch330
Micro-Filters Included? 2 Micro-Filters
12 Mailboxes
50Mb Webspace
35,000 Newsgroups
Professional Support
Free Backup Dial-up Access
UK Roaming Local Rate Dial-up Access
Minimum Contract 1 month * 1 month *
Optional Extras
Micro-filters £9.99 each £9.99 each
(2 inc. as standard)
Alcatel SpeedTouch 330 Modem £79.95 + P&P
This includes 2 Filters. ADSL Modem Included
PIPEX Dial £7.05 per month £7.05 per month

  The Belarussian Mafia 18:23 05 Feb 04

Warning: if you want to leave Tiscali they give you a serious headache. The service gets cancelled but the money keeps flowing from your account. After a good three or four months I finally got things sorted, but I suspect others who are less vigilant concerning what goes out of their account lose out. I read about such problems on a major website that compares ISPs before it happened to me. (Sorry can't remember off hand which one.)

  osben 13:38 06 Feb 04

Thanks everybody for your input. That's what I like about this site, there is always someone around to help.


  Stevex2000 13:53 06 Feb 04

Have been using Tiscali anytime dial up for a few months, and have been happy with the service.

Planning to upgrade to broadband shortly:

click here

where they also have a decent phone service available for BT users tired of paying over the odds for calls!

I plan to go for the top BB deal @ £24.99 but think the £15.99 is well worth it if you're not planning to go crazy on the old downloads (ie movies!)


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