27 September, 2006

100 400? Where the *NTL* is BBC1?

Looks like NTL has (in their wisdom) re-numbered all their channels...resulting in 10 minutes of rebooting and confusion as I was pressing "1" on the remote and ending up on either channel 100 or 400 (both "Pay as you go"/"On demand" cash cow channels)...looks like they are hunting the confused and vulnerable for extra cash (if you ask me)...I mean, since when was BBC1 on channel "101"...yes, very clever, I'm sure you will catch out numerous poor grandmothers trying to get to their programmes by clicking "Watch"...even to me, this was extremely annoying at the end of another *very* long working day, and *especially* today...

I was six inches (of patience) from ripping the box free and throwing it across the room, before my internal diagnotics routed me around the (unnecessary) cause of the stress...

Sorry, this wouldn't be too bad, but the last few months they have been charging me about £80 per month for 2 broadband connections (both the wrong speed, and I only have the one (slower one))...neither of which I *ever* asked for, they were offered as free bonuses because of previous (week long) outages thanks largely to faulty NTL hardware...and every call I have made had just made matters worse (always they up the bill, even though the fault is theirs)...

NTL = Absolute chaos/Terrible service/Deliberate Rip off merchants/Virtually impossible to contact on (vaguely definable as) "technical" support numbers

Time to move...shame I live in the middle of the country and choices are limited...don't want to consider the fact that they may already have collected that information and are ramming me appropriately, but I wouldn't put it past them...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Should have got Sky +

¨°º©[ Fink ]©º°¨ said...

Well, I would have said that they are much too expensive, but the brilliant NTL service does rather coax me to silence on the matter...shame, never had any problems with BT but they can only squeeze half a meg out here...

Anonymous said...

"since when was bbc 1 on channel 101..." ever since the introduction of Sky+