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.