[ILUG-Social] NTL scraps phone, TV and online plan
Niall O Broin
niall at magicgoeshere.com
Tue Jan 16 12:47:53 GMT 2001
On Tue, Jan 16, 2001 at 11:39:26AM +0000, Ruairi Newman wrote:
> I've just spoken to NTL about this, and as usual their customer service
> staff know nothing about this.
Why is this not surprising ?
> While on my way to work recently, I was informed by the taxi driver that
> he has the cable internet service, telephone service and cable tv, all
> for £20 a month (plus telephone call charges obviously), which is
> significantly lower than the £50 price tag that was mentioned on this
> list in the last couple of months.
With all due respect to the taxi driver (ah fsck it - no - there's no
respect due to them) what he has is NTL's basic package which provides two
telephone lines (I'm given to understand that it presents as ISDN), the
basic TV channels package and unlimited Internet access via a modem
connected to one of the phone lines, with a cap of two hours on a connection
i.e. after you've been connected for two hours, you're dumped. You can
connect again immediately, of course, but that's not going to help with your
FTP D/L of something.iso.
This package costs £20/month. If you want a cable modem, which is a whole
different ball game, the projected cost was £50/month (just for that)
although I don't know if anyone ever actually got a cable modem from NTL.
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