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Community Level 6danradders

danradders

The New Look BT Internet Options

Advantagesquite cheap for fourteen hours per day

Disadvantagesslower connection time

"...opinions on here are about BT Internet surftime, but BT have changed it all, and this is what it is NOW all about. First of I think it is important to write about my circumstances before going into too much depth about the service. I had been with BT Internet for some months, I paid £9.99 for evening and weekend access. I knew that the surftime package was available, but as it only offered the same hours except with the evening access extended ..." Read review
17.04.2001

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Community Level 4ceminem

ceminem

Quite Good Actually

AdvantagesRarely faulty

DisadvantagesCan get slow sometimes

"I first joined the BT Surftime package during June of the year 2000, about that time there was all the buzz of BT creating unmetered packages available for a set price. Probaly a good move as more and more households were accessing the worldwide web. If my memory serves me correct, sign up was a breeze. All I had to do was visit the btinternet site and have my phone bill handy, the step by step options took me through the rest. One of the reasons ..." Read review
04.10.2001

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Community Level 1nickjordan

nickjordan

Waste of Time not Money

AdvantagesFast connexion; easy to set up

DisadvantagesDisconnect after 2 hrs; unreliable e-mail service.

"...bill appealed, and because since BT Internet is with BT, it should be fairly reliable. First impressions were favourable -- a good connection speed (which I still obtain almost all the time) of 49,333bps, an e-mail name I wanted, rather than one thrown at you by the ISP as so often happens, and first-time access. If only this were the case for the rest of the time; although I still use BT Internet every evening, the number of evenings where e-mails ..." Read review
26.06.2001

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Community Level 4jamespugh

jamespugh

ITS TIME TO SURF.......

AdvantagesGood reliablility

DisadvantagesCosts you money

"BT Surf Time is another one of many internet packages offered by BT. It allows you to surf the interbet off-peak (6pm to 8am weekdays and 6pm till 8am Monday at weekends). ***CONNECTION /RELIABILITY*** Connection to Bt internet is always relatively good, every time it connects. There have been a few instances over the year in which it just wouldn’t connect, but a few times in a year is nothing much to complain about. Connection is always ..." Read review
02.10.2001

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Community Level 4MikeWhalley

MikeWhalley

BT Surf packages - The easy way to surf

Advantagesfree internet calls, no seperate bill - added to your BT bill

Disadvantagesdifferent options can be confusing to begin with

"...will see). This opinion is about BT and their internet-ready services, including their 'Surf' packages and their ISP - BT Internet. Ever since RedHotAnt jumped ship with their up-front yearly payment for unlimited internet access, I've been using BT Internet alongside one of BTs 'Surf' packages. Another reason for me choosing BT Internet was because I recently bought my own house, which has a BT phone line and found it relatively easy to sign-up ..." Read review
30.04.2001

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Community Level 6Aspen

Aspen

Is Your Boiler Irrational

AdvantagesNone found so far.

DisadvantagesAspen reckons it's sh*te, but you may have a different view.

"...was addicted. But his next BT phone bill scared so much manure out of him his rhubarb grew to over fourteen feet. Not being quite that fond of rhubarb, Aspen sought a cheaper alternative, and signed up with Claranet. Freephone connection evenings and weekends – great, ‘cos evenings and weekends were the times when Aspen could indulge in homemade parsnip wine, and try to communicate with like-minded people. All lived happily for a ..." Read review
22.11.2001

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Community Level 2SweetSecret

SweetSecret

BT SURFTIME

AdvantagesFree Online Time

DisadvantagesThe BT Curfew

"BT SURFTIME is most probably the most easiest more relaxed way to weigh out those phone bills, for just £9.99 a month you are eligible to receiver free internet time, on Mon, Tue, Wed, and Thu from 6pm straight through to 8am the next day for example Mon 6pm-Tues 8am, and so on. Once you get to Friday you get the online access free from 6pm right thru to 8am on a Monday making all weekend online access free. I've found this service very, very ..." Read review
10.10.2001

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Community Level 2simondh

simondh

Surftime or Sinktime

Advantagesdifficult one this

Disadvantagesaccess speed vs cost, bt policy for the future

"...that time I've been with BT - first with BT Internet and now with BT Surftime. Over time I've become more and more concerned with the speed of connection I achieve with BT. When I lived the other side of town, I managed to get a connection of about 40kbps whenever I logged onto BT Internet. Not bad... very good at the time in fact. Not so long ago I moved house.. again still with BT Internet. Suddenly my access speed dropped and I was getting ..." Read review
31.03.2001

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Community Level 2Barber72

Barber72

Bit confusing at the start but well worth it

AdvantagesFree unlimited evings and weekends, not such a shock well the bill comes

DisadvantagesBit slow nown again, customer service is terrible

"...only just signed up for BT Surftime and I’ve gone through my little experiences with BT, let me tell you. The reason why I wanted to go with BT Surftime was because my Internet phone bill was becoming ridiculously high. I was sick of my phone bill coming through to me in the three letter digits. So I decided to go with BT Internet, I don’t yet know weather it was a good idea or not. I picked up one of their cd’s in a shop; ..." Read review
13.05.2001

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Well I suppose if I must pay for it

AdvantagesFree evening & weekend Internet and telephone calls

DisadvantagesHidden extras

"...still free with Libertysurf. As BT Talk & Surf Together offers includes unlimited evening and weekend telephone calls and Internet calls for £19.99 a month (including VAT), we thought it might be worth a look. There are hidden extras, though, which I think BT could be clearer about. They say that you need to sign up with a participating ISP. The list of participating ISPs is lengthy but not terribly useful. The biggies on the list are LineOne and ..." Read review
12.03.2001

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Community Level 5BadBoy

BadBoy

That sinking feeling

AdvantagesCan surf at evening and weekends

Disadvantagesthey don't make the prices clear

"...a kind of partnership with BT and at the time I suspected nothing again. Very shortly after this partnership I realised that connect25 had increased the signup fee to £46.50 and then a week after to £49.99. It seemed strange that so short after this partnership that the prices had increased. But being a relatively lazy and not really caring about the new people that had to pay more I just carried on using my free internet service. The price for ..." Read review
09.07.2001

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Community Level 2leeanne

leeanne

Cheap And Sometimes Cheerful

AdvantagesCheap

DisadvantagesNot Compatible With Certain ISPs

"...all I will describe what BT Surftime is then about my dealing with it. BT Surftime is a cheap way to use the net. It costs £5.99 a month and for this price you can be on the net Mondays - Thursdays from 18:00 until 08:00am the next day. Also from Friday 18:00 until Monday 08:00. So for all that time it is a good price. There are various packages BT offer, but this one suits me best. I don't have time to be on the net during the day so I use ..." Read review
13.05.2001

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Community Level 4faithbuck

faithbuck

You need a little internet know-how

AdvantagesFlat fee, no scary phone bills

DisadvantagesComplicated for inexperienced users

"I use BT Internet SurfTime, on a Macintosh (previously PowerMac 4400, currently a G4) and I haven't had any major problems. Originally I was using virgin.net's freespace but as they didn't offer a number to dial up for free connections, was quite tempted by BT's offer of free Evening and Weekend use (the only time I'm on the net unless I'm at work). As I already had a connection I applied for it online, via the BT website. From there, you are ..." Read review
20.08.2001

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Community Level 5janharper

janharper

I heard a VOICE and this is what it said.......

Advantagesgreat once you find out how to do it

Disadvantagesunhelpful sales staff

"I joined up to BT Surf time a couple of months ago but they certainly didn't make it easy for me to do so. When I first enquired I was asked what ISP I was using. I informed 'the voice' on the other end of the line that I used Virgin Net. 'Sorry', it replied, 'can't do it with that.' I asked which ISP's they could 'do it with'. 'Not allowed to tell you that!' was the reply. So, I started a process of guesswork. 'How about AOL?' 'No, ..." Read review
05.08.2001

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Community Level 5sam123

sam123

A package to suit

Advantagesgood package

Disadvantagesserver?

"...very good Internet package from BT after the replaced their old packages at the end of last month. For £9.99 we get the internet free from 6pm to 8am free and all weekend which is a good deal. It can however, be quite complicated signing up for the package especially if like me your not that good at downloading dial up boxes. First you need to register with BT so ring 150 and they will give you a Job Number which means that you can then sign ..." Read review
28.04.2001

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