Unfortunately, Plusnet weren't prepared to offer me much, just a price of £11 per month to stay on this for a two year fixed period. (I tried customer options a couple of times.)
I don't really enjoy faffing about with switching suppliers every year, but nor do I want to be locked in for ages, or to pay significantly more than necessary.
Now, with the incentives offered by BT to new customers, I have been lured to Plusnet's parent, BT.
I signed up via Quidco to Broadband Infinity 1 Unlimited + calls + TV (£155 cashback) and BT offered a £150 reward card.
Price was £20/month for BB, with activation fees of £49 for Infinity 1 and £10 for TV, so I was looking at £240 +£49 + £10 +£7.95 (delivery) -£155 - £150 = £1.95 plus the costs of line rental and any call package and features.
That was last night!
Today, the price is £10.99/month for BB, same cashback, and £125 reward card, making £81.17 contribution to costs of line rental etc.
That's about £83 quid cheaper, and with lesser cashback risk!
So, can I cancel my effort from last night and rebook?
Also, since I have an existing VDSL modem (ECI?) and dual band AC wireless router (Asus RT-AC56U), is there any reason to hold on to the Home Hub 6 (aka Smart Hub), or should I just raise more cash by selling it on? I assume the Home Hub is locked so when I leave BT next year (presumably) I may need my existing kit. Looks like I could net around £50 for it.
I hope to sell the Youview Box as well (just the non-recording version), but again am anxious not to incur any penalty. It may fetch only £25 net of selling costs.
Otherwise, once I transfer I hope to sign up to the free BT privacy for 12 months, and afterwards do the Line Rental Saver, in that order to ensure I qualify for free caller display. I have an Answerphone, so will do without 1571 (£1.85 per month).
Any other tips?
Pipex > Freedom2Surf > ADSL24 (Entanet) > O2 > Plusnet (FTTC)
Edited by sallust (Fri 29-Jul-16 10:21:17)