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Not for me

“Thw Worst Out !”

published 16/07/2000

Good Service

No competition

Compuserve This Internet Service Provider has to be one of the worst. It did used to be a top class contender but over a couple of years their standard has dropped. You can get a better offer well any where really even in your local dixons with Freeserve. They are old news and it’s time that they...

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Not for me

If you ignore it, they will go away.

They have`nt gone away yet.

CompuServe is one of the original Browsers, I have even been known to have this software on my system, not for very long I grant you, but It has been there. In fact there once was a time when all 3 computers in the house had CompuServe as their browser. BUT THAT WAS 8 YEARS AGO! And the reason...

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Satisfactory

“Pay For No Internet Access”

published 04/06/2001

see op

see op

Many many moons (at least 7 years ago, maybe longer) ago I opened an account with Compuserve. The service was excellent, they had terrific forums where I met lots of like-minded people and made lots of friends. There was also an online community "Worlds Away" where I happily wiled away the hours...

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Good

“I give them 3 out of 5”

published 29/12/2000

content, support, wide range of services

expensive, too many pop-ups

In fairness to Compuserve , I must disagree with rowemg's opinion. As to the problems with Windows 2000, yes, we've had problems too, but it was with the Windows - it refused to acknowledge our printer or scanner, and kept jamming up. Compuserve, like our printer company, LexMark, and computer...

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Not for me

errr........

get spammed and scammed

Beware of bogus emails claiming to be from Compuserve requesting your account and bank details. I remember this being reported as news about a year after it happened to me when I joined Compuserve. I don't know if Compuserve have done anything about it since, but just in the case they haven't...

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Good

“Fighting a losing battle”

published 11/09/2000

None

Too expensive

I think the days of paying for an ISP at home are all but over. Nowadays, there are too many alternatives to paying for a provider. When the internet first infected my life 4 years ago, there was not a lot of alternatives around. you either went with AOL and paid a rediculous sum for a one year...

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Not for me

“Why Pay for this?”

published 30/08/2000

extra content

no support for win2000, terrible support

I run an e-mail system for a company and they use Compuserve to setup a VPN for this. Therefore I have a lot of experience with Compuserve and most of it has been bad. The software seems to take over the PC and annoying messages appear all the time asking if you want to connect to compuserve.Even...

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Not for me

“Compuserve-what a rip off.”

published 01/04/2001

Lots of forums.

Call charges.

When I first got the internet there was so many internet services providers offering special offers such as so many hours free or free access unlimited but I went for compuserve. When I joined compuserve I had to give my credit card/bank account details to allow me to access the internet I paid...

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Satisfactory

“Totally useless!”

published 11/06/2000

none

dear, lack of support, slow conenctions

As a most of the time satisfied Aol customer, I once took it upon myself to install compuserve to see what Aol's main rivals at that time were like. I have to admit it was the worst thing i have ever done! Installation was scrappy with the software writing over most things i had preference to...

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Not for me

“complete washout!”

published 13/08/2000

None

Hard to login.

I installed Compuserve and it stopped several other programs working. I could not login at all. I would rather carry on paying call charges, at least with Freeserve I have no problems. Compuserve is a total waste of time,money and effort. I have tried several ISPs and this is definately the worst...

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Not for me

None

Think of the worst ISP you have experienced, then ...

I find it hard to believe people still pay the subscription and hourly rate to use Compuserve with all the free 0800 ISPs that are out there today. My last experience with Compuserve was when I took a free one month ten hour trial with no intention to continue after my tens hours had been used! I...

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Not for me

“Complete rubbish”

published 18/02/2001

none

expensive, bad login, unstable software, unstable ...

I installed Compuserve and it stopped several other of my programs working and left me with several system registry problems, all of which can be done without when you have better things to do than repair your computer because of poor software. I could not login at all initially with a costly...

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Not for me

“slick and slippery.”

published 28/06/2000

Big bucks,slick systems,easy to use

Opium of the masses approach........lowest common ...

I have been with Compuserve several times over the years including a couple of 'free' trials.........and they were ok when it was free but when one finds oneself paying (through the nose !) for something which granted is state of the art but is clearly aimed at the 'fanily entertainment' net user...

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Not for me

“look elsewhere”

published 17/08/2000

share ware registration scheme, global coverage

just about everything else!

I used compuserve for a year. The service is awful. The service is massively overpriced. The supplied software is shoddy. The mail service is non-standard. You ARE a number. The provided content is well, rubbish. You will spend ages getting the connection to work. The connection is sluggish. The...

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