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PostPosted: December 23rd, 2013, 8:52 pm 
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I know that as shoutcast hosting goes you get people saying a service is great and another set of people saying a service is aweful.

I just spent 2 months with ViaStreaming and I can tell you it was the worst mistake. I kept thinking I was paying for quality shoutcast hosting and a cool mobile free application that came with the service. In the end, they told me I had a problem with my connection and to contact my internet provider when in fact the issue was on their end. I have been shoutcast streaming now for 12 years and I know a lame duck when I see one. The installation of the shoutcast server I had was broken and they refused to fix it. They sent me a form email which it was obvious to me the message was "take a hike."

I think it also reveals another problem with shoutcast admins once they get too comfortable, they get a little bit lazy taking peoples money and thinking that they don't have to work for it.

So they got my $18. They refused to refund my $18 even though for the term the server never worked. Big Deal - there is always more money to be made in America, but obviously it is more important for them to keep the money then it is to act like a reputable business and do the right thing.

In the end my main reason for going with their service was their mobile app. But I did find another shoutcast provider that offers that same mobile app located here:

http://www.shoutcaststreaming.us/

I've been using it for the past month and so far so good. Works great.

So that is my experience with ViaStreaming. I am sure there are people that have good experiences with them, but I am not one of them.

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PostPosted: December 28th, 2013, 5:56 am 
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I have been through several streamhosts and suffered repeated outages. I highly suggest you navigate to radiotoolbox.com, sort streamhosts by ratings, read the comments, then pick the best. Since I did that, NO MORE OUTAGES.


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PostPosted: December 29th, 2013, 12:36 pm 
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And also check out the reviews at Broadcasting World dot Net:

http://www.broadcastingworld.net/review ... m-hosting/

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PostPosted: January 9th, 2014, 10:50 am 
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Congratulations that you found a host that works well for what you need. I've been through many, MANY hosts over the years and I know about issues. I've been thru em all, either to try them out or really use the service for an extended period of time.

I would never have expected ViaStream to be a bad provider, because I once hosted with them, and didn't have any issues. This was years ago though.

Again, I'm glad to hear -/+ reviews like this. And hope to see more user reviews like this continually.

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