Product Type: Freeserve in Telecommunications Services
Newest Review: ... problem is with their wireless and talk. i recieved the livebox, started to follow instructions and found the livebox was locked and i need... more
I wont be too hard on them!
Member Name: mhatherall
Date: 11/08/00, updated on 11/08/00 (67 review reads)
Advantages: Free internet connection, with free software
Disadvantages: Hard to uninstall, Slow and a High call rate for connection.
Freeserve "! Huuummm I m sure that there are many of you who would swear by this ISP but not me, my main concern with the Freeserve software is what I call the spreading installation, What I mean by this is that when you install the fresserve CD (the yellow cover one) rather then the software only installing its self into a single directory it spreads programmes all over your hard drive, it will install into windows directory, on your hard drive and it will even install some hidden files onto your c: drive making an uninstall process very very hard.
From my experience of the ISP its slow, unreliable and you are still connecting at a rather high call rate.
However you have to give it to the old boys, Freeserve was about one of the first ISP's to realise a total "Free" internet service, so I suppose we have to give them a little credit.