Madasafish is a good broadband choice

May 20, 2008

Madasafish Broadband is one of the best ISPs in the UK. They are open and helpful – one of their aims is to be as “transparent and honest as possible” with Madasafish growing to be a reliable and trusted UK provider.

Great customer service and 24/7 support

Madasafish dedication to customer services is completely refreshing in an industry where customer satisfaction ratings are normally low. If you have any problems with your broadband you can be safe in the knowledge that any problems you do come across will be promptly dealt with; Madasafish provide tech support for both PC and Mac users 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Also, their customer services team aim to respond to all emails within 24 hours.

Good for people new to broadband

Madasafish are devoted to making access to the internet simple, safe and straightforward – they are the perfect broadband choice for someone that is relatively new to broadband and the internet. They even send out their wireless broadband modems pre-configured so that your broadband pretty much works out of the box with very little set up.

People who are new to broadband or feel that they will be in need good support really should consider Madasafish.

Great for people who use their broadband a lot

However, Madasafish also support high usage broadband customers that like to send and receive photos and other large files, download movies and play multi-player online games. If you plan to use your broadband a lot the check out the awards that Madasafish have won below.

Awards aren’t always everything but, Madasafish has won their share….

Awards Madasafish have won

  • Best Heavy Consumer Broadband” at the 2006 UK Internet Industry Award
  • Best Consumer email” at the 2007 ISPAwards

Awards Madasafish were Highly Commended for…

  • Best Broadband ISP” category at the PC Pro Awards
  • Customer Satisfaction” at the PC Advisor Broadband Awards
  • Best Buy” at the PC Advisor Broadband Awards

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If you think that madasafish broadband is the one for you, then follow the link to the Madasafish Broadband website and get a 15 off your first broadband bill.

UPDATE: You can now receive £15 OFF your Madasafish broadband. and telephone bill Just click the Mac Broadband – Madasafish discount link and you will get £15 OFF (when promoted, use the promotion code 1192819). Alternatively, visit our sister site at Mac broadband on this link Madasafish and use their discount deal.

Virgin Media – 3 for £20

May 19, 2008

Until later tonight 5.30pm May 23rd, Virgin Media are running a broadband offer. Sorry – I caught on to the offer late – but here it is anyway.

Virgin Media – broadband, phone and tv package for £20 per month for the first 6 months. This is a cracking deal for those in a cabled region.

Click the link to get the deal – 3 for £20 bundle

Click here to see Virgin Media pricing

Update:

Offer is now valid until May 23rd. 5.30pm. Get signing up while the offer still stands.

Madasafish Talk promotion code

April 20, 2008

You can now get £5 OFF your talk plan with Madasafish broadband. Just use the promotion code 1192819 when you are prompted to at registration on the Madasafish website and, you will receive £5 OFF your first telephone bill.*

For just £9.99 a month you can now receive unlimited FREE evening and weekend telephone calls.

Madasafish Talk

With telephone line rental at just £9.99 a month, Madasafish Talk provides you with a simple and easy way to save money and get free phone calls. Select one of two Madasafish Talk packages and you could make great savings on your telephone bill. It’s easy to switch to Madasafish and you get to keep your existing telephone line and phone number. When you sign up for Madasafish Talk you’ll also get your line rental, call charges and broadband (if applicable) all on one bill.

Madasafish Talk – Option 1 – “Talk Free”

  • Price: FREE
  • Ideal if you make calls mainly on evenings and weekends.
  • Unlimited free evening and weekend calls to UK landlines (numbers starting in 01 and 02).
  • Free calls to all other Madasafish Talk users at anytime.
  • Inclusive calls to UK landlines and calls to other Madasafish Talk users up to an hour are completely free. Redial before 60 minutes to avoid call charges.
  • Cheap international calls and competitive rates to mobile phones.
  • 5% off calls made to 5 numbers of your choice including international and mobile phone numbers with Favourite Five.
  • Sign-up to Madasafish Talk Free now (use the promo code 1192819 when promoted)

Madasfish Talk – Option 2 – “Talk Anytime”

  • Price: £5.99 a month
  • Ideal if you make calls during the day.
  • Unlimited calls to UK landlines at any time (numbers starting in 01 and 02).
  • Free calls to all other Madasafish Talk users at anytime.
  • All calls to UK landlines and to other Madasafish Talk users up to an hour are completely free. Redial before 60 minutes to avoid call charges.
  • Cheap international calls and competitive rates to mobile phones.5% off calls made to 5 numbers of your choice including international and mobile phone numbers with Favourite Five.
  • Sign-up to Madasafish Talk Anytime now (use the promo code 1192819 when promoted)

Notes: *The Madasafish talk promotion code can only be used by new customers of Madasafish. Existing Madasafish customers – you could try the code but it is unlikely to work.

Best broadband ISP – Zen internet

April 5, 2008

Good news for Zen internet and for Mac Users with Zen broadband

For the third year running Zen Internet has been awarded Which? Best Buy for its broadband service.

Which’s Best Buy table (released ed in March 2008) revealed five stars for Zen Internet’s customer service and support.

The survey was conducted in November 2007 and was based on results gained from members of an online Which? panel and Computing Which?.

The customer satisfaction score (as a percentage) is based on overall satisfaction and their likelihood to recommend the ISP to a friend.

Further information on Zen internet broadband packages

Best broadband for Apple macs, March 2008

April 2, 2008

Please find the findings for Mac Broadband’s best Apple mac ISPs in March 2008. The findings are for mac friendly ISPs. The results as follows:

  1. Madasafish
  2. Sky Broadband
  3. Be Broadband
  4. TalkTalk
  5. Plusnet
  6. BT
  7. Zen internet
  8. Pipex
  9. AOL
  10. Demon

See our top 10 broadband table for the best broadband deals.

Survey commentary for March

  • Madasafish remains at the top for the third month running – it is still the firm favorite with our Apple readers.
  • Sky have stormed up the ranks to position 2. Up from position 4 in February’s top10 table and position 7 in January’s league table.
  • Be broadband have also had a storming month.
  • Madasafish are twice as popular than the second spot of Sky broadband!

Sunday Times Best Buy

March 5, 2008

The Sunday Times have published an article in their supplement. The article focused on the best broadband providers in the UK. Not all of the providers are particularly Mac friendly. One that stood out was Zen internet.

Zen internet

Zen Internet gained a four stars in a recent Sunday Times survey into broadband providers.

Zen were described described as a ‘minimalist marvel with excellent support‘ providing an ‘efficient, no-frills service that earned top marks for customer service, (UK-based) technical support and reliability.

Only two other providers made the four out of five star grade (the highest rating that was awarded) in this survey, which polled subscribers to Computing Which? magazine.

Zen internet scored satisfaction ratings of over 80% for customer service, reliability of connection, along with online and telephone technical support.

Richard Tang, Managing Director of Zen Internet commented on their accolade;

“To be so highly rated in a Sunday Times survey for the second year in a row is a brilliant achievement for us. It is great to see that our aim to develop Internet services that focus on quality, reliability and service, is successfully reflected in customer opinions.”

New Apple mac compatible broadband providers added

January 28, 2008

We are please to announce that we are now in the position to increase our mac compatible broadband table from five ADSL providers to ten. We have had more time to research the broadband market and have now added (in no particular order) …

Zen internet, Sky broadband, Demon internet, Plusnet and Be broadband to our table of ‘Apple mac compatible broadband‘ providers. This takes us up to a total of ten providers – which between them – offer around fifty different broadband packages.

For now, we have updated our tables to show you the best broadband products from each of the ISPs and ranked the best products in order of the most popular amongst our visitors. As we find time to write them, you will see all the providers and their respective ADSL products linked off from our table of Apple Mac compatible ADSL providers.

We will be consistently recording and reviewing our consumer data and will keep the top-10 broadband table updated at least twice every month.

As always. If you have any feedback on the Apple friendly providers selected or the products featured then drop us an email to editor [at] macbroadband.co.uk & we’ll follow it up.

Most popular mac broadband ISP

December 6, 2007

We have been running Mac Broadband for about 6 months now. During this time we have been receiving feedback on mac users’ broadband experiences and tracking which broadband companies our readers have been signing-up with.

It is interesting to note that our readers have been voting with their feet.

The first Mac broadband poll

The first Mac broadband survey/poll shows that the following mac compatible ISPs are receiving the most sign-ups from Mac Broadband’s readers are:

  1. Madasafish Max
  2. BT Option 1
  3. Pipex Midi

Notes: chances are that our Madasafish promotion could be skewing results. But, it seems that the two BT owned ISPs (Madasafish and BT broadband) are receiving most of our readers’ attention. We received a lot of interest in Pipex over the summer period – maybe it was the Hoffmeister effect – from Pipex’s then advertising campaign.

As recently reported; Zen internet, Madasafish, Demon internet and BT-owned Plus.net all made it into the Mac User Awards 2007 – so we will be adding their broadband profiles to this website and working up reviews on them over the Christmas period.

View our Mac compatible broadband table to view the very best of mac ISPs.

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