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Redten and free PC

Discussion in 'Internet, Connectivity and Communications' started by Baba O'Riley, Nov 17, 2006.

  1. Baba O'Riley

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    Hi all, does anyone know anyone who has experience of the ISP Redten?

    They are offering an 8Mbps connection for £20 p/m with a free semi-decent PC and upgrade to Vista and 24Mbps when either are available. The two biggest downsides to it are that it's a 3 year contract and there is a £50 set up fee.

    I'm perfectly happy with my current ISP and I'm paying the same for a connection that will be upgraded to 8Mbps at the end of the month. As there isn't much chatter on the net about Redten, I'm reluctant to change to a potentially worse provider and lose £50 in the process. Of course, the PC is a the main selling point of the deal but I'd rather do without than experience a nightmare on a par with all the new TalkTalk and Sky free broadband customers.

    Anyone?
     
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  2. Boycie
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    Baba,

    Never heard of them until now.
    Can only assume, they want to build a huge customer database possibly to sell?
    Good deal, even with the three years tie in if you ask me.
    Be interested to see what you are charged if you <pull out> in this time :D

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  3. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    Be very careful Baba - don't sign anything until you've read all the conditions and the FAQ bit.

    Remember nothing is for free.

    Is redteninternet part of watford electronics?:blink

    if it is then check the part about online advertising

    I'm sure there's an thread on techguy forum about this company

    Aaah here it is techguy
    8)

    EDIT I have just found another article about this company and there advertising bit, it confirms there are a sister company of watford electronics

    Click Here
     
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  4. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    Hmmm Interesting :-

    Will I be able to cancel my contract?

    Yes, you will. You'll have two options. The first option, which is open to you at any time during your time with Redten, is to return your LG Redten PC and pay an admin and restocking charge of £150. The second is to cancel your contract at any stage by paying a cancellation charge to cover the residual value of the PC, which you'll then be able to keep. If you cancel within the first 12 months of your three-year contract this charge will be £500; between 12 months and 24 months, it will be £400; and between 24 months and 36 months, it will be £250. The cancellation notice period is 6 weeks.
     
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  5. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    Oh no!:ohmy Looks like another company who has fantastic deals on the package with Sh$t technical customer service.

    Anyone considering signing up with red ten please read the feedback of these customers:dry

    redten complaints
     
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  6. Baba O'Riley

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    Thanks UCM, that's exactly my feeling. I already called to see if they would waive the connection fee as I already have a perfectly serviceable ADSL2 modem, his response was that the &#163;50 was to cover admin costs even though the website states its a "connection and modem fee".

    TBH, as I said, I'm currently with Demon and thoroughly happy with them. They have a very useful online customer chat service so there is no waiting on hold to speak to someone in Bangalore who you can't understand and I don't really need the PC so I'll give it a miss for a bit.

    Thanks for the links.:D
     
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  7. C_Eagle

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    BANGALORE! God help the customers

    I'll give this offer a wide birth!

    *****I've hit new topic again...Doh!****

    I'm becomming serial offender..........................soz
     
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  8. Baba O'Riley

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    I think you need to learn where the reply button is.:D
     
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  9. C_Eagle

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    Fair point
     
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  10. Sparky
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    On the jazz mate? :biggrin
     
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    Mod action merged threads [Blue]
     
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  12. Baba O'Riley

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    LOL, reminds me of the last line in an A-Team episode (either the last ever ep or the pilot, not sure which). BA says to Murdoch "Think again crazy man, looks like Hannibal's on the jazz again!". Brings tears to my eyes every time I hear it. Sorry way of topic, but I am on the jazz!:D
     
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    LOL, thats where I lifted the quote from! :biggrin
     
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  14. Baba O'Riley

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    No kidding? I like the cut of your jib Sparky my man.:D
     
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    I pity the fool! :biggrin
     
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    And your gay banter tickles me pink dear boy :p
     
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