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    News - Carphone Warehouse reportedly offers £250 million for Tiscali UK

    The FT is reporting an informal offer has been made for UK assets of the troubled Italian ISP.
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    Re: News - Carphone Warehouse reportedly offers £250 million for Tiscali UK

    Well as a Tiscali ADSL subscriber I hope this finally goes through - not that I've had any problems related to the hunt for a buyer and the financial situtation Tiscali are in - however I don't think it would do any harm and it may well mean there is more investment available to offer new services.

    Tiscali seems to have a really bad reputation and although it's not been 100% plain sailing with them I'm pretty happy with the service. What do you expect when you get line rental, anytime UK free calls and ADSL Max for less than £20 a month.

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    Re: News - Carphone Warehouse reportedly offers £250 million for Tiscali UK

    Quote Originally Posted by bradyjames View Post
    What do you expect when you get line rental, anytime UK free calls and ADSL Max for less than £20 a month.
    I'd expect nothing less than great service.

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    Re: News - Carphone Warehouse reportedly offers £250 million for Tiscali UK

    Tiscali are really quite brutal with their throttling. Back at home we where with them as tiscali and then the service got worse and worse so we switched to nildram which was awesome.... until tiscali bought them and then they went crap. Finally we switched to aquiss which has been awesome until recently when their prices went up

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    Re: News - Carphone Warehouse reportedly offers £250 million for Tiscali UK

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    Tiscali are really quite brutal with their throttling. Back at home we where with them as tiscali and then the service got worse and worse so we switched to nildram which was awesome.... until tiscali bought them and then they went crap. Finally we switched to aquiss which has been awesome until recently when their prices went up
    kinda in same boat on pipex(also bought bt tiscali) had no problems before now i sometimes cant even keep msn online

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    Re: News - Carphone Warehouse reportedly offers £250 million for Tiscali UK

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    Tiscali are really quite brutal with their throttling. Back at home we where with them as tiscali and then the service got worse and worse so we switched to nildram which was awesome.... until tiscali bought them and then they went crap. Finally we switched to aquiss which has been awesome until recently when their prices went up
    Well I must be quite lucky then because I only seem to suffer throttling on P2P. Browsing and direct downloads are really quick almost all the time. It certainly seems as quick as it was when I was with Eclipse before I moved to Tiscali. Reliability has also been good - again I would say as good as it was when I was with Eclipse.

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    Re: News - Carphone Warehouse reportedly offers £250 million for Tiscali UK

    i say who ever buys them, it cant get worse

    im with them and im getting fed up with their reliability and quility and when you call them up they say theres nothing wrong
    Quote Originally Posted by MadduckUK View Post
    now that i think about the word "throttled" in a certain light... its not so far different to strangled really

    our boiler broke so we has no heating or hot water, this is the bloody result ^^

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    Re: News - Carphone Warehouse reportedly offers £250 million for Tiscali UK

    Tiscali have been fine for us TBH for the last few years. Speeds have been consistent with what we expected from the package we have. Used P2P for some legal stuff and very rarely has there been any throttling.

    However we do use our own router and sometimes many of the issues are down to crap routers. Usually a firmware update will help too.

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    Re: News - Carphone Warehouse reportedly offers £250 million for Tiscali UK

    I had BT on the phone the other day trying to get me to switch to them from freedom2surf (a pipex > tiscali subsidary). I was tempted as its been pathetic recently but I didn't believe him when he said I could keep my existing email address - I've never heard of that being possible. Guess I'm stuck with F2s for now.
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