I have just migrated to AAISP from TalkTalk.
With my old ISP TalkTalk, my ADSL1 service slowed to an absolute crawl in the evenings making even browsing frustratingly slow. I have an IP profile of 7150 kbps and tests direct to the BT Speedtester site almost always give 6600 + kbps results. TalkTalk, while admitting the problem appeared to be in their network, were unwilling or unable to do anything about it.
I live in a small village so am restricted to IPStream services so decided to give AAISP a try. What a difference! I am now getting 6600 + kbps ALL THE TIME! I can now watch youtube and other streaming services something I never could with TalkTalk at busy times.
It's not 100% percent rosy however. My TalkTalk service (ex freedom2surf) was unlimited, not that it helped me much! While I am unlikely to exceed the 50GB per month it is going to be all too easy to exceed the 1.25GB daytime allowance particularly as it is now so fast. Just windows updates and general browsing will get me close to, if not exceed that figure. It's probably just a case of changing my usage pattern; only time will tell.
The second problem, not a problem to me or I suspect the vast majority of people here, are the AAISP control pages. They are absolutely full of jargon and a nightmare for anyone who is not a "geek". I asked my wife to take a look at them to see what she thought. She said that "It might as well be written in Chinese". She didn't even want to continue after hitting the "Security Certificate" warning. As she is in the IT Industry and runs courses on MS Excel, Word, Powerpoint and Access she is not a complete airhead! Some might say that there is no need to go here for the average user but, as far as I can see, they have to be negotiated to get the "Usage" data. That data is pretty essential if you don't want to run up big bills.
Just one question. It appears to be suggested in some posts that there is a special "night time" rate. I don't see any mention of it in my 1.25GB/50GB two unit tariff.
Edited by scotch_whisky (Sat 04-Feb-12 14:03:32)