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Old 07.12.2008, 13:33
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Internet service provider, which is the best?

Hi I need to change my I.S.P. But due to bad experience with service don't trust what the ads tell me. Witch one do you use and why?
Input would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 07.12.2008, 13:52
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Re: Internet service provider, witch is the best?

I am sorry... but the thread title just made me laugh... you used witch instead of which (one being the broomstick evil hag variety and the other the term you were looking for).

I really don't mean to make fun of you I promise, but it really is quite funny...

As for ISP, well, I'm with Cablecom and can't say I'd fully recommend their services...
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Old 07.12.2008, 13:57
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I am sorry... but the thread title just made me laugh... you used witch instead of which (one being the broomstick evil hag variety and the other the term you were looking for).
Matches his/her avatar, if not else.

As for the thread topic itself, it might be helpful to browse the sticky thread in this subforum:

Internet issues / choices in Switzerland / ADSL vs cable
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Re: Internet service provider, witch is the best?

I appologize for the spelling mistake. English is not my mothertongue and the fourth language I had to learn. rather give polite advice than wasting your own time cruising this site looking for grammer mistakes to correct..
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Old 07.12.2008, 14:36
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Re: Internet service provider, witch is the best?

4711 atleast I have a avatar...
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Old 07.12.2008, 17:59
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Re: Internet service provider, witch is the best?

I didn't cruise the site, and I did say I didn't want to offend but it gave me a nice chuckle when I logged in, clicked the new posts and saw that...

Now as for useful info, I really am not too sure what info to give as all you say is that you're dissatisfied with your current ISP. But what you're looking for is unlcear, as is the actual problem. So this makes it tricky to help but...

I use cablecom because many moons ago they had the best deal and we signed up and well I haven't bothered to change it. I've got a speedy connection, price was competative with the other providers however I do have some issues with their billing system. I receive no bill for months and then suddenly they switch off my connection claiming I haven't paid...

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Old 07.12.2008, 18:34
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Re: Internet service provider, witch is the best?

Thanks for your input Lynn, sorry I came fourht a bit snappy. My internet connection is driving me up the wall. We are with tele2 and have been using them for several years without hassle.
Now my connection drops every now and then. I called their telephone support several times and it comes down to the same thing each time. I have to go into their sight(which is hosted on the ethernet) and enter my username and password. The support phoneline cost more than 2chf a minute! We had the line tested with swiscom and it's fine. Everytime we call in it is a new person on the line and goes through the whole trouble shooting procedure again. personally I think they do loadshedding in busy times... It has come to a point where they just say they don't know why it does that. Still haven't solved the problem. I also have two p.c connected, one is brand new. So it is also not the p.c. Drives me nuts.
I was thinking about Sunrise(they bought tele2) so it might be easier to switch. The reason I haven't looked at cablecom is because it is not dsl(or is it?)
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Old 07.12.2008, 18:37
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Re: Internet service provider, witch is the best?

No Cablecom is Cable, DSL is different like Tele2.

DSL is also provided by Swisscom / Bluewin. You can read more in this TV / Internet section.

Hope this helps.
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Re: Internet service provider, witch is the best?

We have Bluewin with Swisscom and so far very happy with the connection and service. I find it kind of cool that when we call Swisscom from our home phone, we are automatically directed to the English department and don't have to go through the whole menu to select a language.
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I appologize for the spelling mistake. English is not my mothertongue and the fourth language I had to learn. rather give polite advice than wasting your own time cruising this site looking for grammer mistakes to correct..
What are your other three languages?
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Old 07.12.2008, 19:18
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Re: Internet service provider, which is the best?

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Old 07.12.2008, 19:30
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Re: Internet service provider, which is the best?

Cablecom suitability check:

http://www.cablecom.ch/en/tauglcheck.htm?setlang=4

Cablecom internet rates:

http://www.cablecom.ch/en/index/internet/hispeed.htm

They also have VOIP called DigitalPhone and TV

Swisscom DSL rates:

http://www.swisscom.ch/res/internet/dsl/index.htm

Swisscom availability check:
http://eorderspub.sso.bluewin.ch/eor...terAddressPage

As a favour, once you have decided which is best, ask the forum member to refer you as its benefits them as well. This is true for Cablecom, unsure about Swisscom.

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Hi I need to change my I.S.P. But due to bad experience with service don't trust what the ads tell me. Witch one do you use and why?
Input would be greatly appreciated.
Hey Lifefire, you have corrected the title but it still says "witch" in the text.
Anyway... I am having terrible problems with Cablecom, my internet connection has not worked since September. As a random attempt to fix it they sent me a new modem and when that did not work they sent round a engineer who spent all day fiddling about. His final comment was that the house must be wired up incorrectly. Even though it worked before September (albeit slowly). I thought would give Swisscom a try. Anyone got any feedback on them?
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Re: Internet service provider, which is the best?

I've been initially with Sunrise (using their 'pro' offer with a fixed IP address) and later with Swisscom (using the cheap combined natel + dsl offer) and I must say both are pretty good.

If you already have a natel cell subscription from Swisscom and don't need a fixed phone line then their price will certainly be hard to beat.
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Old 07.12.2008, 22:39
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Re: Internet service provider, which is the best?

I have used Swisscom/Bluewin for 9-10 years now and I have never had any problems what so ever.
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Re: Internet service provider, which is the best?

I've used Cablecom for a year now and its been fantastic

I also saw they won the top spot for download speeds recently (ie: you're more likely to get the speed you subscribe to with cablecom than any other provider)
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Re: Internet service provider, which is the best?

Wow, thanks everyone for the input!¨!! Now I just need to find a way out of my contract with tele2....
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Re: Internet service provider, which is the best?

Cablecom referral bonus, in the event you decide to sign up with them:

http://www.cablecom.ch/en/index/inte..._empfehlen.htm

I am sure EF members who are also Cablecom subscribers and who have helped you in some way would appreciate referring you

The Cablecom switch program is here ( PDF ):
http://www.cablecom.ch/en/adsl_switcher.pdf
and includes options for you as a Tele2 DSL customer.

If you decide on Swisscom Bluewin, someone else might be able to help you in this forum.
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