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Hi, im with Tiscali broadband atm and it's crap... giving 2~300+ pings on CSS even during off peak times and was wondering if AOL (UK) was any better?

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    No, never go for AOL. The reason for Tiscali is sucking is because they over subscribed users. Try Orange instead.
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    Exactly. that is because you are far. (no duh)
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    AOL is not good for anything. If you want a shitload of spyware and a slowed down comp, go ahead. AIM is a piece of crap, having AOL as an ISP would be even worse. Get Comcast or Verizon Broadband if they have either in the UK.
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    If you're looking to save money, I would go with a DSL connection. I don't know who's cheap or good, but my mom has Verizon, and while it's nothing compared to cable, it's a fuck load faster than AOL and Tiscali. My download rate is usually around 2MB per second with Comcast, and only around 80KB to 100KB per second with Verizon.
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    I know but tiscali lags even for UK based servers.. how come aol is so bad?
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    I went AOl then i went to Tiscali .. AOL are evil and if you live in England if you ever have any problems they put you through to a call centre in INDIA or IRELAND i had no idea what they were saying there accents were so thick

    AOL is worse than tiscili dude get bulldog

    my tiscalli is fine atm i pay for 8mb but only get 4mb so im not fused ^^
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    Posted by YellowJello

    If you're looking to save money, I would go with a DSL connection. I don't know who's cheap or good, but my mom has Verizon, and while it's nothing compared to cable, it's a fuck load faster than AOL and Tiscali. With the connection I have now, my download rate is usually around 2MB per second.


    Verizon regular dsl sucks but FIOS is fucking amazing.
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    Posted by YellowJello

    If you're looking to save money, I would go with a DSL connection. I don't know who's cheap or good, but my mom has Verizon, and while it's nothing compared to cable, it's a fuck load faster than AOL and Tiscali. With the connection I have now, my download rate is usually around 2MB per second.

    Verizon regular dsl sucks but FIOS is fucking amazing.

    Right, but the FIOS isn't offered in my area.
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    Well what's most important is that i wont lag like a bitch on css, so i guess my real question is if aol users in the UK get shit ping all day?
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    I use Telewest Broadband (Its cable)(Ermm its going to change names to Virgin Media soon and start selling Mobile phone packages as well as Landline, Broadband and TV.)

    I get the 4mb package for £25 and always have good pings and 400kb/s - 500kb/s download speed.

    and all the jokes on the internet about AOL are there for a reason :P I used AOL for a month and i will never use it again.
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    Posted by YellowJello

    Posted by [$carface]

    Posted by YellowJello

    If you're looking to save money, I would go with a DSL connection. I don't know who's cheap or good, but my mom has Verizon, and while it's nothing compared to cable, it's a fuck load faster than AOL and Tiscali. With the connection I have now, my download rate is usually around 2MB per second.

    Verizon regular dsl sucks but FIOS is fucking amazing.

    Right, but the FIOS isn't offered in my area.


    Thats unfortunate.

    There is one package that is like $125 a month and has like 50 upload.
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    I used to be on cable as well (ntl), which was great, but after moving to an area where i cant get it in, im kinda stumped as to which ISP to get in terms of ADSL connection..
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    Have you entered your post code into http://www.whycable.co.uk/ ? That checks NTL areas and Telewest as they cover different areas. You might get lucky :P
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    Yea, i've even phoned them up, but no luck =[ tiscali was another ISP i had in mind, but didnt have internet to do see if it was good or not.

    i still dont get why aol is crap? do they give shit ping? all i want is to game with a stable ping..
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    Have you got Sky TV? I haven't heard much about Sky broadband but what little i have seems to be good.
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    Nope, just renting a place before i go to uni coming october, so i'm looking for something short term and good enough to support gaming. so no sky tv anymore either.. =[
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    i still dont get why aol is crap? do they give shit ping? all i want is to game with a stable ping..

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