It’s been over ten days now since I stupidly signed up to them, and without a word of a lie I’ve had better speeds on dial-up.
It was greed, initially, I guess. The promise of having an unlimited monthly download allowance on a “blistering 8Mbit” line for only twenty-five quid a month seemed too good to resist. It was also too good to be true and I think Chris Wilkie (the company’s director) really meant to say “blundering 8Kbyte”.
Wilkie has already admitted to bandwidth shaping on an unofficial support forum, despite the company’s promise of unlimited internet with “no P2P throttling, hidden caches or bandwidth limits”. The reason this is on an unofficial support forum is because, well, Evolution DSL don’t provide any support. There’s no telephone number to call, no support team that will respond to your emails, and no way of getting your hands around the criminal Wilkie’s neck to strangle the bastard to death.
Try as you might to acquire your migration code, your emails will be flatly ignored, which is why I figured it would be much better to use what little bandwidth I have left and expose this cowboy through the only medium that might make any difference.
Having contacted Watchdog, Ofcom and Trading Standards, I have to say I prefer this approach. 8K might not be a lot, Mr. Wilkie, but it sure is enough to hang you up by the balls with.