Advantages good quality homepage
Disadvantages sometimes slow at busy periods
I have been using lineone on and off now since i got my PC over a year ago and its still the best ISP i have tried.
When the ISP's started off peak access last year i immeadeatley changed to Freeserve and paid £5.99 a month, the service was great except that 2 hours into your evenings surfing it goes click and thats it till you reconnect, well Lineone hasnt introduced that (yet)
I have had a few problems checking my e-mails using outlook express with Lineone, especially at peak times (7pm - 9pm)
Generally the connection speeds are good (52000bps on my 56k modem),but this i suppose is dependant upon your BT exchange.
My mate uses lineone lin a different area and gets considerably slower speeds.
I get excellent webspace too and a set of easy to use templates are available for people with no knowledge of building a website to make a site.
There have been a few times when I could not connect at all, but on the rare occasion when this does happen its only for a morning or a few hours at the most.
Among some of the features provided on the Lineone homepage is Free SMS, you can send 10 messages in one day to any mobile phone.
This is quite stingey compared to uboot and lycos that provide unlimited SMS , but something for nothing is always good to have.
An instant messenger is also available to download (ODIGO) , its not directly linked to lineone, but its very easy to use and can be fun.
The homepage is totally customizable, so you can display onl;y the content you are interested in seeing.
I would reccommend Lineone to all my friends too , as they give away free CD roms when you do.
The only downside to the whole thing I have found is that they seem to be getting slower all the time as the increase in home computing is forever growing.
Oh and the technical help at 50p a crack is a waste of space , it took me abot £6 worth of calls before someone at lineone picked up that because I had changed my BT phone number and was using number withheld that I had to use a different dial up number, so, it cost me six quid for them to tell me to put '1470,,' in front of the dial up number! Is that value for money or what??
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