July 13th, 2003

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More istop fun

I've complained here in the past about my ISP, IStop, and how well they tend to live up to their name. Lately, though, they've been improving in reliability quite a bit. I'm still not sure if I'd recommend them for everybody, but I think I'm going to stick around for a while.

Today, all IStop DSL subscribers got mail from the company president. With no increase in price (C$29.95/mo, plus $10/mo modem rental, plus $4/mo for a static ISP, which in US$ is $22, $7, and $3 respectively), we're getting an increase in monthly transfer limits from 15GB to 20GB, and an increase in speed to 1.7Mb down and 384kb up, from 1.2/160.

I note the above for my American friends using ADSL.

Two more fun quotes from the email:

In an effort to further improve customer service we are looking to add another support technician to our staff. Interested parties should query the DNS txt record for jobs.istop.com.
I love it -- what a great way to weed out the first set of no-hires? And:
If you do refer someone, ask them to put your istop.com userid in the comments field of the signup page. If you refer a few GOOD customers, we'll try to return the favor in an appopriate way, such as a free t-shirt, extra bandwidth, free modem, etc. And if you refer a few BAD customers, we'll let you know to send the rest of your friends to our competition ;-)
Stuff like this is why I like using a mom and pop ISP.

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