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Burn your modem!!
Member Name: kenigma
Date: 16/05/01, updated on 16/05/01 (76 review reads)
Advantages: Extremely fast connection, Great for games, Great for downloads
Disadvantages: Has had a few technical problems
BT Openworld promises "always on" internet, and that's what it delivers for the most part. The waiting list is quite large, and so it will take a while between sign up and actual installation, but the wait is worth it.
I always had monthly phonebills topping £100, and now I only have to worry about the £39.99 flat rate for the ADSL which is an incredible relief for me.
A word of warning though - there is a £150 setup fee, but I got away without paying that so it made it cheaper for me, and it is most likely that unless you pre-registered last year that you'll have to pay it.
The speeds are just an added bonus really, as I have a worry-free connection and the cheap bills (well in comparison to me that is).
The connection is ideal for gamers - I regularly get sub 40-millisecond pings on counter-strike servers, Unreal Tournament servers, Kingpin servers, Counterstrike etc.
You'll get those extra kills you miss when you hit a laggy patch on a modem.
I'm a completely addicted Counter Strike player and I can say I don't know if I could possibly go back to playing on a modem now. The ADSL connection makes it seem as if you're playing the game just on your own pc rather than the internet. Responsivness is brilliant and now the only thing that limits me is my computer itself!
Downloading is now almost a treat - as you watch the file zip onto your hard drive without the usual plodding along.
There have been a few rough patches where their servers were messing up, but that seems to have been fixed now so I have very few complaints about the service.
All in all I'd recommend it to anyone who's got the cash to spare and is frustrated with cut-off times and so on.
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