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Dialup ISP suggestions?

On 10/8/06, dsr at <dsr at> wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 08, 2006 at 10:40:02AM -0400, Scott Ehrlich wrote:
> > I may opt to switch from the ISP to World, who doesn't seem to use Level
> > 3.   What are people's thoughts of World?
> No one I know trusts them to handle mail. As a result of
> ultraparanoia on Barry Shein's part, much legitimate mail is
> dropped.
> > The World is $20/month, which is more than I'd like to spend.  Despite the
> > price, how reliable are they these days?
> I've heard that they are much less reliable than in the past;
> your mileage may vary. I've never been a customer.
> -dsr-

I was a customer from the early 90s.  It was my first commercial
internet account.  I had it on my business cards.  I used to say they
were the best.

Their reliability has been going down for the last few years.  They
dumped a lot of dialups numbers they had nationally.  I would often
find no regional number (forget toll free.) when I travelled.  (Like
the entire gulf coast Florida.)

Last straw was repeated, deliberate blocking/cutting of legit mail
(e.g. blu based list mail, besides others) without any apology or
institution of measures to prevent recurrence.  When it was clear the
problems weren't going to get better, I had to cut and run.  I told
them in August to kill my account at the end of the month, but they
charged my account this month, still.  Beginning to sound like an
AOHell story?


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