Newest Review: ... you get one in three weeks for free. Obviously, the more you access the net, the more you get free. This is all worked out by the software you download but you can also go to the site with your log on details and view how many minutes you have etc. They have recently been taken over by Tiscali but I looked at the site earlier and they still offer the same service, if you look for it. The dialer itself doesn't cause any problems, but if you have to format or anything, you have to go and download the software again, which can be a bit of a pain. I prefer to configure my own dial-up, mail addresses etc so I was a little wary of this. I... more
Customer Strayduck Reviews (15)
by - written on 01/12/01, updated on 01/12/01 (Very useful, 75 readings)
This is an isp for those people who don`t use the net often enough to commit themselves to signing up for (and paying) one of the off peak or 24/7 packages. I loved this isp; you have to go to their home page (www.strayduck.com) and download the dialer to be able to continue and use them, but once done, the`re a joy! For every three weeks of internet usage, you build free minutes to be able to use for a week. This means you get one in three weeks for free. Obviously, the more you access the net, the more you get free. This is all worked out by the software you download but you can also go to the site with your log on details and view how many minutes you ... Read the complete review
by - written on 28/04/01, updated on 28/04/01 (Very useful, 96 readings)
I joined StrayDuck the first month it started (ages ago!) because I was an existing Telinco customer. I have been using it now for a long time. Basically, the idea is that you connect for two weeks using an 0845 type number and earn minutes for all the time you are online. Then on the third week you can connect to an 0800 number and use up all the minutes you have earned. This is an excellent ISP?.I?m almost tempted to run it down so that other users stay away and I can keep connecting first time, every time! However, I wont do that! In the many months that I have been using it I have never had an initial connection problem or an engaged tone. ... Read the complete review
by - written on 08/04/01, updated on 08/04/01 (Useful, 281 readings)
StrayDuck: As you know I used to be with ‘The Free Internet’ Group for my Free 0800 Internet Access (by the way – you really don’t want to join TFI), and after being kicked off found (through the good old people at Beenz) ‘StrayDuck’. With StrayDuck, after you register and download the simple dialer and then reconnect and complete the registration, you are set up on a timetable type schedule for your internet. For the first 14 days since you joined all of your total online time is calculated and totalled up and divided in two (so say you used a total of 1000 minutes in the first two weeks) all at 0845 access (from 0.8p / min ... Read the complete review
by - written on 18/02/01, updated on 18/02/01 (Very useful, 146 readings)
I started using Strayduck a couple of months ago having read a fairly positive review on Dooyou. The idea for those of you who haven't come across Strayduck before is that you dial in as normal for two weeks out of every three and then in the third week Strayduck divide the total of the minutes you were online in the first two weeks in two and you get that amount of time online on a freephone number. In case that wasn't the best description ever, here's an example : Week 1 (normal dial-in) : online with Strayduck for 600 minutes. Week 2 (normal dial-in) : online with Strayduck for 800 minutes. Week 3 (freephone ... Read the complete review
by - written on 20/10/00, updated on 20/10/00 (Very useful, 113 readings)
In theory you use Strayduck for two weeks on their ordinary local rate dial up number. You get an average of the minutes used in those two weeks for free in the third week. This comes up automatically on an 0800 number. A box appears telling you how many free minutes you have and when you can use them. This sounds okay but it was very irritating. I would switch my modem off at night with (for example) 300 minutes available free of charge. The next day this would suddenly drop by 100 minutes with no explanation. Then it would increase again. If I tried to connect and couldn't do so it would start eating up the minutes (often 5 or 6 at a time). I ... Read the complete review
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