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Singlehop - Not recommended


Been using Singlehop for a few months. To be fair, network is good (no downtime so far), price is decent. Hardware is decent. Control panel is just (no MRTG graphs?).

What I don't like is the 'feel' of it. From the start you could just see that they're all about $ (ah, which host isn't but this gets irritating after a while). Get into support chat everytime and they're always going to ask you about selling firewall, backup, etc. Even when you've already said no thanks.

That's stil ok, maybe they are concerned for their customers. For the past few days, we couldn't login LEAP (their control panel). Password wasn't working. So we sent email to sales. No reply. Maybe it was weekend. Yesterday we manage to get hold of sales and still couldn't fix that login issue. Since our payment with Singlehop is already due, I specifically informed the sales to inform billing that we couldn't make payment because we couldn't login. I didn't want to get suspended because of non payment. I've also informed sales to let me know when they got my LEAP issue fixed. So after doing everything, went to bed, with fairly good assurance that it'll all be done for me.

This morning, I woke up to see my server suspended. No LEAP issue fixed e-mail. Just account suspended (and server down) due to non payment.

So all in all, although Singlehop does receive good reviews around here, I would stay away. Just my 2cc.



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so you say that everything is ok network, price, hardware, but just because you don't pay for the service you leave a bad review?

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Did you manage to read the reason we couldnt pay?

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We have our main site with them. I dont like that I cant add a credit card if there is not one on file already. You have to contact sales to do it. Other then that we have not had any issues with them. Also I think they dont suspend the server until 3 days after payment is due.

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The OP is just simply staying they are always trying to sell something everything he contacts them. I would agree with the OP its not a good environment if people are always pushing you to buy something you don't want to.

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Sorry to hear that, sounds like internal needs to be worked on, that could have been avoided.



Update us when LEAP is fixed and server back online


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I agree with whdev, they just want your $$$.

Even if you're in the trouble, you will have to pay $9.95 for

the quick response
.[that's on the LEAP]

From the start you could just see that they're all about $$$,

and they never refund the money for whatever your reason.

Not Recommended!!!


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Sorry to hear that . Single hop for have quite a good reputation on the internet with more positive reviews than not .

That said exceptions always exist . You should try gettin in touch with their customer service or administrative department and get things sorted . I'm sure that they would be interested in keeping both , their customers as well as their reputation with them .

Wishing you all the very best .
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The $9.95 fee is just to guarantee a 15 minute response. I have had sales tickets take a while to be answered, however support tickets are usually answered extremely promptly. Last night I sent a ticket in at 3 AM with a 5 minute response time.

I would highly suggest contacting them directly to sort out any issues. I have always found SingleHop staff extremely attentive and helpful.

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The OP is just simply staying they are always trying to sell something everything he contacts them. I would agree with the OP its not a good environment if people are always pushing you to buy something you don't want to.
Which isn't always a bad thing if it's the right solution for the customer. Selling your customer something they have no need for is just terrible sales, and not a good way to have a meaningful, long lasting relationship.

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I would agree pushing a hardware firewall is kind of... meh. Unless you're on a windows machine, it's generally not necessary or helpful anyway.

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Am quite keen to see how this pans out, I hope something gets sorted for you. Also I wonder if Singlehop use these forums...would be interesting to see what their response would be on the matter.

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I would agree pushing a hardware firewall is kind of... meh. Unless you're on a windows machine, it's generally not necessary or helpful anyway.
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Am quite keen to see how this pans out, I hope something gets sorted for you. Also I wonder if Singlehop use these forums...would be interesting to see what their response would be on the matter.
I think you guys are both missing the point - He's just talking about up selling in general.

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so you say that everything is ok network, price, hardware, but just because you don't pay for the service you leave a bad review?
You clearly didn't read the opening post.

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12 hours, server is still down... nothing from singlehop. Made manual paypal payment 12 hours ago and called singlehop. He said he didn't have the authorization to turn on the server. Really not happy.

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