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

I love it — what a great way to weed out the first set of no-hires?

If you do refer someone, ask them to put your
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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