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Not for me

“A disaster”

published 08/08/2000

None

Plenty

I tried to sign up to CallNet months ago and was promised an adapter to allow the free calls to be made. I waited weeks and heard nothing from them. I queried the delay and was told that I should have already received the adapter and that it would be with me very soon. After several weeks I...

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Super

completely free

frequent busy tone, inaccessible technical service

Callnet0800 is a revolutionary ISP which first brought the 0800 internet access to consumers in UK. They have done a great job and has a reasonable business model which intend to fund their operation through e-commerce and telecom revenue. They have been there for more than a year and I believe...

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Satisfactory

“Very disappointing”

published 22/07/2000

Free internet calls

Slow, don't seem to be organised at all, selective...

I tried to sign up for this service when they first started at the end of 1999, unfortunately I was too late and missed my chance when they closed subscriptions. I was actually glad when I heard the service was very poor. I then heard a few months later that the service had improved and they were...

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Excellent

“CallNet 0800”

published 05/07/2000

Free

Be realistic and they don't matter

I tried to join CallNet 0800 back in January before I got my latest PC. Unfortunately the offer was closed to new customers at the time and I had to make repeat visits until I could send in my details. At last I managed, but then the next waiting stage began - it took ages to get the promised...

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Not for me

is there any?????

poor conection speeds constatly engaged lines ect ...

callnet sounds a good idea free 24/7 access to the internet 365 days a year!!!!!!! Yeah like when you can get connected to them that is!!!!!!! for example try dialing in between 4pm and 6 pm if i could get 20p for every time i hear the words the number you are calling is busy!!!! unfortunatly...

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Super

“Callnet 0800 bargain”

published 01/07/2000

Free, Free, Free, Free

Slow,slow, stop, engaged tone, 1 hour cut off

The idea free internet 24/7 and 30% of your phone calls. For an initial outlay of £20 for a box. Great I thought although, although I have changed slightly now. My overall experience of them is varied. Negative points They can be very good, but only between the hours of 12 midnight and 6pm mid...

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Not for me

“VERY disappointing”

published 01/10/2000

nothing

slow, hard to connect

I was extremely disappointed with this service. After joining, with the promise of completely free internet and cheaper phone calls, I found their service to be slow, unreliable and difficult to connect to. What was even more frustrating was that I was disconnected after every hour online...

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Excellent

“Totally free internet”

published 12/07/2000

its free

slow connection at times, you have to be a bt cust...

Thats right, totally free internet now with callnet. They provide 3 0808 numbers which mean you get to surf the internet for 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week at a cost equal to nothing, i hear you ask, what is the catch, well sorry but there is only one. You have to pay £20 for a dialler, which you...

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Super

“FREE!! ISP, with speed”

published 11/07/2000

Quick, and reliable

Once initial glitches are sorted

Only recently did I sign up for this ISP, and I was a bit sceptical, but I went ahead, and it took about 2 months longer than they said to get the box, by which time I was a bit annoyed. Any way I tried the box, and I couldn't get through, no matter what I tried, so I tried again, and again...

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Not for me

“Too bad to be true!”

published 03/08/2000

Completely free

Enagaged lines, connection errors, poor transfer r...

I signed up for Callnet a few months ago, at the beginning of the free internet access revolution. I paid £20 for a box, which routes your calls through Callnet's network and, in return, got four £5 vouchers to use against future phone bills. However, in a typical representation of the service I...

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Not for me

“W A R N I N G”

published 23/12/2000

NONE UNLESS YOU LIKE GIVING MONEY AWAY

WHERE DO I START

If you know whats good for you stay well clear of this company they are the worst isp i have come across. When i saw them advertising free internet access i jumped at the chance what a fool i was.I payed £19.99 and i should have received a transformer box which plugs into my phone socket off...

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Satisfactory

“you get what you pay for”

published 25/06/2000

FREE

IT DONT WORK

I tried to join callnet before christmas but did not get accepted till march when they took my credit card details and charged me £20 for a little box which you attach to main phone to route your calls.You then get 30% off BT standard rates and free internet access sounds great dont it. The...

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Super

“What is FREE?”

published 29/06/2000

free

slow

I was tempted when Line One offered free internet calls and registered with them early on but they never responded within a reasonable period so I gave, that is until I saw Call Net offering a similar deal. They did respond and I did sign up. What I did get was a quick response and and offer that...

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Super

“CALLNET0800 TOTALLY FREE”

published 06/07/2000

TOTALLY FREE INTERNET ACCESS

SLOW & SOMETIMES HARD TO CONNECT TO

I applied on line late last year after my husband read an article in one of his Business magazines regarding FREE access to the internet. I thought it would be a reputable company. I didn't hear a thing until April this year when I received a little parcel with the box that you have to connect to...

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Not for me

“Another one bites the dust”

published 11/08/2000

Cannot think of any

Can think of loads - just not worth the bother

Originally this was one of the first to offer totally free calls 24/7 and was inundated with folks hoping to get onto their service. It sounded a great deal back then. After months of waiting I eventually got the green light and tried to connect to their free internet - well, to this day I never...

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