I signed up to get 1&1 wifi installed in my flat, the first thing I had to do was check the availability of their services at...展开
this address, for this I used their website, they approved of my location and allowed me to order the internet. I then proceed to pay the router and temporary usb stick in order to have wifi until they complete the installation. These things arrived within two days. For the next month and a half I kept receiving generic emails apologizing for delays or emails asking where in the building exactly my flat was located. They have also at some point sent me an email saying they could not send me what they need for installation because I gave them a wrong address and things could not be delivered, even though I had received the router with no issues several weeks earlier. I received at least 5 same emails to which I all responded. When I said I do not want to receive this same email anymore, I received a letter with the same questions, with the addition of them telling me that the flat number I gave them does not exist and I made a mistake. I then contacted my landlord, just to check, and the number was correct. I told them this, they replied that their services are not available for my address even though the initial check said otherwise, said sorry and requested I send the router back. That is 2 months of paying for their prepaid usb stick and the router, not getting internet installed in my flat, for them to just absolutely nonchalantly say that they will not do it. I am absolutely disappointed and would not recommend dealing with them.
Funnily, after they suspended my contract, I still received generic emails ensuring me someone will come to install the internet within the next week.
Recently my client and I both lost our email services on a phurix host. It was reported to normal support and through their '...展开
urgent' support route but their response was nothing, not even an acknowledgement. 10 days later and many emails from us and still no response.
I was on the basic personal option but my client was on small business level option and loss of emails was a serious issue for them so we had no choice but to move to another host. I changed our MX records to point to the new host and got our email functionality back instantly, then I redirect our nameservers. This issue was not the only time we've had poor support so moving hosts had already been discussed; this was the final straw though.
The new host is fastcomet.com and actually worked out cheaper than phurix as we're combining our domains onto the one host, but price is not the main concern, it's the support and so far it has been very good from fastcomet, with a support ticket and online chat options available - something that phurix used to have but dispensed with several years ago unfortunately.
Also their claimed 100% reliability is only on the network connectivity - it doesn't include server downtime!
There may be a solid reason for their total lack of support but as we don't know what this is we didn't have much choice; they've hosted several domains for me for over 10 years but loyalty only goes so far, bye bye phurix.