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Oops - talk21 is still rubbish

AdvantagesIt's free

DisadvantagesBad performance, design, bugs, adverts

"UPDATE Please note that since writing this review Talk21 has been scrapped and users moved onto Yahoo so this review no longer applies but remains for historic curiosity. ---- talk21 is the free email service provided by British Telecom. There are many things to dislike BT for and this is no exception. I registered for talk21 about 5 years ago when there was not a lot of choice of free email services. I chose talk21 simply because at that ..." Read review
31.01.2003

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Community Level 2zargax

zargax

Why is talk21 rated as a top 5 free email service

AdvantagesAdequate storage space (250Mb)

DisadvantagesWorse than yahoo, no pop/smtp access, slow, banner ads, spam, features (like the free sms) have been removed.

"**Update 27/4/2004** This is the synopsis of what has happened post team up with Yahoo. Basically talk21 has turned into Yahoo, but with a more unreliable sign in. Just join Yahoo mail instead. Compared to the old talk21 service, the new BT yahoo replacement has a much better interface and a slightly increased mailbox and seems a bit more reliable, so overall it seems like an improvement over the old talk21. However, a big disadvantage is that it ..." Read review
21.05.2003

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Community Level 2oldmanshands

oldmanshands

Nice web mail, useful sms notification

AdvantagesLots of good features

DisadvantagesNone as yet!

"There are so many different web mail services out there that it's difficult to choose between them. Talk21 is run by bt, originally as a web based email service for btclick customers, although it has always been available to anyone who wants an account. The reason I first opened a talk21 account is that they have a service which will send an sms (text message) to your mobile phone whenever you get new emails. I was looking for a free service which ..." Read review
19.05.2001

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Community Level 7dave27

dave27

BT bad Talk21 good

AdvantagesReliable, fast, functional

DisadvantagesNothing special

"Bureaucratic Tendencies ... Barely Tenable ... Bloody Terrible ...Badly Turned Out ... Beautifully Tense ... Boringly Turgid ... Benefits Tiny ... Bodged-up Tools ... Buncha T***s ... Bendy Toes (eh?) ... Whatever!!! We've all got our views about BRITISH TELECOM and they're almost universally critical these days. Mrs D and I are as very unimpressed as anyone in this regard, but there is one offering in the BT stable which is difficult to fault, and ..." Read review
29.06.2001

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Community Level 2mmclcukie

mmclcukie

Great for email and SMS

AdvantagesEasy to use, you can send text messages, you can get talk21 through Outlook Express etc...

Disadvantagesnot much!

"...But its worth registering! THE SITE At talk21.com you can also find links to other BT sites, which are just as fast as the talk21 site, the links include MUSIC, NEWS, ENTERTAINMENT and many more so it is a good idea to have this site as your homepage. Other email sites such as Hotmail also have this feature though… ADDRESS BOOK The Address Book section on talk21 is called ‘Contacts’ and in this section of the site you ..." Read review
02.08.2001

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Community Level 2swerty

swerty

Talk 21 Vs The Rest

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Disadvantages-

"I have become an experienced e-mail user. I have had a computer for over two years now and am coming to understand how the computer and the internet works. Since i have been on-line i have used the following e-mail providers, talk21, hotmail, yahoo, rocketmail and contactbox. Although i didn't use rocket mail to its full potential i came to understand that there was nothing whatsoever good about it compared to talk21. This opinion takes a ..." Read review
24.07.2001

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Community Level 4eaglesas

eaglesas

TALK 21. Well maybe less, but still an awful lot

AdvantagesFeatures, Memory Size, SMS sending and notification.

DisadvantagesSometimes quits, can be unwieldy until properly set up.

"Well, some people like all of their e-communication handled by one site, one address, one communication form. By this, I mean that a singular site can be used in order to send text messages to mobiles (on any network), emails can be sent and recieved online, contacts can be kept, and text notification of emails can be sent to your mobile. This is in a way another form of a complete communication solution. Talk21 is ran by *with* btinternet, and ..." Read review
24.05.2001

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Community Level 4sienna501

sienna501

FREE and no your not seeing things

AdvantagesEVERYTHING!! Free use of all of its services.

DisadvantagesNone

"MY OPINION: FREE FREE FREE and no your not seeing things! Talk 21's FREE email site gives you the choice and freedom of using all of its varied services and all at the cost of nothing. Unlike other leading free email sites and services i have come across, Talk 21 one has that little extra bonus provided with it and its called - realiability. Unlike other leading sites there is always a tie somewhere but with this one there really isnt any hidden ..." Read review
02.04.2001

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Community Level 3ronniec

ronniec

Talk 2 Me...

AdvantagesFree SMS, Call Minder and SpeechMail all integrated.

DisadvantagesServer can fail quite regularly, slow site, avergage e-mail system.

"Being an internet user who has never had a home connection, I think I can fairly regard myself as something of an expert in the field of free e-mail services. I've been through most of the field in my time, and found some good services and some not so good ones. Talk21 first attracted my attention around a year and a half ago. At the time, I chose it because my current free web-mail service couldn't handle attachments. I was also attracted by ..." Read review
02.02.2001

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Community Level 9LostWitness

LostWitness

All talk and no action

AdvantagesSee review

DisadvantagesSee review

"Let's face it, there is no shortage of free email service providers out there. A random survey of twenty people will probably reveal that all 20 use a different email provider. In a fiercely competitive environment, I am surprised that the general level of service provided isn't much better than it is. BT Internet provode a free email service - Talk 21 - that anybody can have, regardless of their ISP. So, what does Talk 21 have to offer? Well, ..." Read review
09.03.2001

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Community Level 2jaffacakem...

jaffacakemonster

Let your e-mails speak to you

AdvantagesLots of handy features, you can listen to your e-mails

DisadvantagesA fair bit of advertising, and has recently been renamed 'Talk21 with BT Internet'... urgh!

"...it a try, log-on to talk21.com ..." Read review
08.12.2000

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Community Level 5Sootica.P....

Sootica.P.Monster

Talk21-Hurrah, Hotmail-Boo.

AdvantagesLots of MB of storage

DisadvantagesWhere has SMS gone?!

"Not only was I locked out from my previous free email account at Hotmail for two months whilst they carried out 'maintenance' (resulting in all my messages being deleted), but my account was also hacked into twice. Therefore I had no trouble severing my ties with Hotmail. A friend recommended Talk21 to me, and figuring it couldn't be any worse than Hotmail I decided to try it out. I am still with Talk21, and would not hesitate to recommend it ..." Read review
16.08.2001

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Community Level 1Rossissor

Rossissor

Talk is cheap, or even free

AdvantagesSimple, easy to use, web-based, WAP and SMS integration

DisadvantagesVery occasional adverts, tiny Talk 21 advert on the bottom of emails

"If you want a free easy to use email service then you can't really go wrong with BT's Talk 21. The main page of the website (www.talk21.com) is a web portal with links to many websites and a few discreet adverts. There is a search engine bar at the top, the username and password bars, and a new user register button. Simply click that and you will have a Talk 21 email account within two minutes (unless your email address is already taken). Then all ..." Read review
11.05.2001

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Community Level 2cascade

cascade

Talk 21 Free Email from BT

AdvantagesFree SMS messaging service, Nice interface.

DisadvantagesAnnoying attachment retrieval system

"FREE ulimited SMS messaging to any mobile, thats one of the brilliant things about BT's free e-mail service. With BT's Talk 21 you get all the benefits that any other free email program would give you as well as some other extra goodies. You get free unlimited text messages to mobile phones as well as SMS notices to your phone when you recieve a new e-mail which lets you know when you need to check your account. Also BT's Talk 21 service allows you ..." Read review
13.12.2000

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Talk 21 Has it come of age.

AdvantagesText message sent to mobile phone, access from any internet terminal

Disadvantagescause problems if large amounts of junk mail arrive

"This is probably one of the lesser publicised free e-mail sites, I use it mainly for some of the more important e-mails that I send and receive, ( sounds good doesn't it). One of the good points is of course that you can send and receive the e-mails from anywhere in the world. I find it slightly more difficult to use than the more conventional sites like Outlook Express although they have improved the site several times recently and it is now easier ..." Read review
26.02.2001

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