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Anyone out there with Demon?
passion
bohemiancoast
OK. I have a friend, Gail WINOLJ, who has a Demon Tenner-a-Month account. She is thinking of moving to broadband. However, the Demon Home Broadband at £20 per month doesn't include any webspace. Of course, Gail is a longstanding Demon customer and already has a little webpage on her free TAM webspace.

1. Can this be true? Is Demon offering an upgrade with a substantially reduced standard of service?

2. Does anyone know whether ringing Demon and saying 'I was thinking of upgrading to your broadband but losing my tiny little bit of webspace is sort of a dealbreaker for me; isn't there something we can do about it?' has any effect at all?

What other options does she have? Paying £5/month for webspace as an addon seems kinda gouging to be honest. Might something like Google Page Creator fit the bill?

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My memory is that Demon were very open to argument. I only left them because at the time their web access was dreadful.

It's a diffferent market, innit? And it's not Cliff running it any more.

I have webspace with www.soho-uk.com for sixteen quid a year.

Getting a special deal for ongoing service (from anyone, not just Demon) is likely to be Trouble as none of the support staff will believe in it for the first two days.

Re: General Thoughts

Can you use soho-uk web space without buying a domain name pointing to it? Might be interesting to have some more space, but I already have forgottenfutures.com pointing at my US space and forgottenfutures.co.uk at my ntl site. Of course the answer is probably to get a bigger site for forgottenfutures.com, but I really don't want it off line for extended periods while I build a new site.

Re: General Thoughts

I haven't asked, but I suspect so. In theory all you need is an account with them, but I suspect their internal accounting needs something to tie the purchase to.

You could buy something like marcusr.co.uk for a fiver a year, build the new sites there, and just redirect one of the forgottenfutures domains at it temporarily while you transfer the new code to the permanent site.

If it's not too incredibly space or bandwidth intensive, I can offer a subdomain of akicif.net plus a related email address for next to nowt (I think the last couple of customers I had at that level of service were on the "buy me a pint once a year" scheme).

Demon seem to think that only businesses want web space - and are willing to pay £10 a month for it!

In fact, they don't seem to do stuff aimed at consumers at all - if you haven't had a dial-up account for ages you actually have to pay per-minute charges!

I'd be off somewhere else if I were your friend. I can recommend Zen, having used them back when I used ADSL. £19 a month and you get 1GB of webspace...

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