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      18.05.2001 11:00
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      After using loads of ISP's I then saw this offer in EB and the offer of getting points was too good to be true. Well I got my points. I was surprised that they allow unlimited e-mail addreses though there a bit long. The Connecttion is not very good, the best i can get at the most is about 49,999 on a 56k modem. It takes me about 4 attempts to get connected. But once on the speed is good and the software is good. I declined there "offer" to download Netscape Browser so im using Netscape as my ISP with MSIE as my Browser. I really like this ISP and I have quite a few others as backup just in case.

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        02.10.2000 07:23

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        etscape online is a fairly easy ISP to sign up for. It isn`t the best of the bunch by a long shot, but they are a nice ISP that just plods along doing whatever you want. Don`t confuse this with the Netscape browser. Obviously they reccomend Netscape when you sign up but you don`t have to use it to use the ISP. You can use Internet Explorer (a much classier browser in every way), Opera or anything else you want. Once you have signed up (easy to do from the CD, just follow the instructions) you get a little program to run that launches whenever your computer needs a connection to the internet. You can choose to connect to the net, open your broswer, mail program and so on - it just makes it a bit easier than hunting round for the icon to load whichever program you want. Once you have connected the service is average. It isn`t lightening fast but it`s no slouch either. Sites load quickly enough so you don`t get fed up, and you don`t get hung up on at random nulike some other ISP`s. Netscape is basically a bog-standard free ISP with a ncie launcher program. Give them a try if you need another free ISP account or want one that is easy to set up. You won`t be dissapointed.

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        24.09.2000 22:58
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        Before defecting to BT Internet, I spent nearly a year with Netscape Online and was quite impressed. Of course being a Netscape fan from way before IE even existed, I'm admittedly a teensy bit biased, but this is clearly a top notch effort by the Netscape company, albeit at a slight cost phone calls wise. Their connections were always speedy, and obviouslty as this is an older model of the free internet acccess companies there is no auto disconnection (which was nice) Despite only having a BT line I still oftne got a connection of 50667 bps, which is pretty quick for a 56k modem, and stuff fairly flew down the phone line to my PC, almost always at a rate greater than 5k/sec. A great ISP, now if only they'd do free calls! NB Netscapeonline has some very good content on their website, usually up to the minute news weather etc, and is well worth a visit!

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        17.08.2000 08:22
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        Netscape on old sea dog that just keeps on getting saltier. Netscape I have to say just keeps on getting better,and is real challange to the likes of microsoft for the position of desk top browser, I find the netscape browser so much better to use than the microsoft one and with its better class of HTML script writer for internet pages this is a must have. The Netscape isp page which is free is well worth signing up to, it is a very American based home page but the webmail and other facilties make up for this. Combine all this with a free unmetered access from another isp and its great value, its a kick in the teeth for the likes of aol all the others who charge or bomb you with adverts and take half an hour for you to locate your email.

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        09.08.2000 03:02
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        I think that just about everyone that has a computer has access to netscapeonline.co.uk. This ISP is very common yet there doesn't seem to be that many people that use it. Why is this? Basically netscape is a terrible web browser! Web sites are terrible to load up and are of a low quality. So why do I use it? I use netscape because it was a great ISP to start with as it is so basic. It allows you to have several netscapeonline based web e-mail addresses for several different users. It also recommends AOL Instant Messenger as your talk program which happens to be very good. When you first start up the internet and netscape is readily available you take it as you don't have a clue on others. However once you know what you're doing I recommend that you change, for any reason at all would be that it costs a fortune! You don't have to pay to subscribe to Netscape, that's all free but once you are a registered user your charges are to your phone bill so you're paying buy the minute unless you have some kind of package. It takes yonks to load up and when you're paying you definietly know it! Like other ISP's you can have bookmarks and other features they provide but there are so many better ones.

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        12.07.2000 20:33

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        Lets face it... We all really hate Netsacape Navigator. It is a rubbish web browser and everyone hates it because it is slow and most webpage scripts will not run on it. When they launched their internet service provider in the united kingdom i thought to myself, 'oh, i think i will give it a try. Next to the AOL Cd Roms which were also free in Woolworths, i picked one up and rushed home only to find that it was slow, boring and really bad. What is the point in launching an internet service provider. I think that it is just to have a go at Microsoft. Netscape should spend the money for an ISP on things like Netscape web design, which allows people to design pages especially for Netscape, or on improving their browser. The only decent Web browser Netscape has ever made is the latest version, called Netscape 6.

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        09.07.2000 23:36

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        I have had netscape online for about two months now i got the disk free from woolworths and ever sinse i have got it it has never failed me. The search engine netscape online may not be very good but the rest is. Also it is very cheap which makes more people want to come and grab a CD. I think in the future when they have become as good as some of the new ones like lineone much more people might be using it instead.

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