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Standard User cbontein
(newbie) Wed 23-Aug-17 23:43:02
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BT doing a Plusnet on Market 1 areas?


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Coming to end of 18 month EE 38 Fibre and Phone contract.
Saw BT doing Infinity 1 deal at £31.99 + card cashback.
Go to check online and with broadband checker price jumps to £34.99 for same deal.
Only reason I can think of is I'm in a Market 1 area (Shirwell). I know Plusnet and others do this but now BT too?
Standard User MCM
(knowledge is power) Thu 24-Aug-17 01:45:00
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Re: BT doing a Plusnet on Market 1 areas?


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I'm seeing £34.99pm + £150 reward card irrespective of whether a market A or market B exchange.
Standard User flippery
(experienced) Thu 24-Aug-17 07:10:38
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Uswitch showing £31.99 for 52Mb on market A


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Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 24-Aug-17 08:02:33
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Re: BT doing a Plusnet on Market 1 areas?


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Where did you see it at £31.99? It could be that it is an offering through 3rd parties rather than direct on the website (I believe ThinkBroadband are able to offer better deals at times than are available direct).
Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Thu 24-Aug-17 08:20:06
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err... Uswitch
Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 24-Aug-17 09:22:30
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How do you know that? OP doesn't mention Uswitch.
Standard User cbontein
(newbie) Thu 24-Aug-17 09:41:00
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Update to post by OP

I think £31.99 quoted was ISPReview price but eventually did better deal with MoneySaving Expert.
Their deal link for those interested ends today but came in as
£27.99 pm with free activation plus the £150 mastercard.
I could have got £105 cashback via Quidco but thats not guaranteed.
Standard User pernickitypedant
(newbie) Thu 24-Aug-17 10:07:53
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BT is expressly forbidden from charging differential prices for the same product in different areas, by nature of its Ofcom regulation. This is why they are more expensive, among other factors - they have to equalise the costs of serving lots on Market A exchanges.

If they were doing this (which they aren't), they would be in a hell of a lot of trouble.

My setup: Zyxel VMG8924-B10A VDSL2 modem/router & dual-line AAISP/Sipgate SIP modem. AAISP Home::1 80/20 150GB + copper pair on TTB (by req). Sync: 79987/20000 kbit/s, attainable ~91-94000/31-32000 kbit/s via ~180m of 1985 copper to ECI Cabinet 14, Milford Exchange (WMMFD)

BQM: IPv4 & IPv6

ISP Hx: Wanadoo ~2Mb (Orange takeover) > Freedom2Surf ~4Mb (TalkTalk takeover) > Virgin Media 10->30->50->70Mb (unnecessary second line as work reqd BT) > BT Inf 2 80Mb (04/17 rises, no retention offer) > Virgin Media 100Mb (awful pings) > AAISP 80Mb

Edited by pernickitypedant (Thu 24-Aug-17 10:12:09)

Standard User Realalemadrid
(member) Thu 24-Aug-17 10:21:24
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If what you say is true, which I don't believe it is, how can PlusNet (a BT owned company) charge different rates for Market A and Market B areas and not be in breach of these OFCOM regulations. In fact it was OFCOM who instigated the different exchange classifications to supposedly increase competition in the market, which only resulted in higher prices in rural areas.
Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Thu 24-Aug-17 10:32:53
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In reply to a post by ian72:
How do you know that? OP doesn't mention Uswitch.
In reply to a post by flippery:
Uswitch showing £31.99 for 52Mb on market A
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