[oclug] #1 reason why I switched to NCF from Bell DSL
garth at fios-software.ca
Wed Dec 23 17:20:56 EST 2009
Sadly this kind if thing is allowed common practice for Bhell and
Rogerds (spelling intentional). You are locked into a contract that
they can change at a whim.
2009/12/23 Dave <Linux at carpe-machinam.ca>:
> I just received another of those unilaterally changed "Service Agreement –
> Bell Internet Dial-up service (the “Service Agreement”)" for my Occasional
> Use Dial-up account.
> Although I find this rather amusing in the context of a dial-up service,
> here's the #1 reason for my switch in DSL provider. (IIRC the wording was
> identical for their DSL service.) Bell says:
> Network / Security
> In addition to the general terms set out above, you are prohibited from
> using the Service for
> activities that include, but are not limited to:
> · Running and/or hosting server applications including but not limited to
> HTTP, FTP, POP,
> SMTP, Proxy/SOCKS, and NNTP.
> Although the Sympatico technical service person I talked with when
> terminating my DSL service assured me I was at no risk with hosting my
> vanity web-sites here using their DSL service, I was not comfortable with
> that Sword of Damocles ... devout coward that I am.
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