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Standard User binary
(member) Sun 26-Nov-17 11:36:18
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BT - Does a home move mean a new contract?


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Hi, so some friends who moved a few months ago have asked me about why their BT bill has recently gone up. I know their annual Line Rental Saver has come to an end, but I also suspect that some sort of time-limited retention offer has also now expired.

I'm not really feeling masochistic enough to disentangle their previous bills, and they are somewhat hazy about what tariff or offer they are / were on. True confusion pricing at work!

Going through the 'existing customer' product upgrade process on BT.com doesn't result in a better deal being offered - do you have to call up the customer options / retentions team to get this?

I was just thinking they could start afresh with a different ISP, question is did they tie themselves into a new 12-month contract when they used the BT 'Home Move' service? (They had a BT service at the old address.) The emails they received from BT about the home move don't mention anything.

Unless I'm much mistaken there's no easy way to find out whether you are still in contract with BT!
Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 27-Nov-17 09:51:22
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Re: BT - Does a home move mean a new contract?


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If the home move was free then it almost certainly started a new contract.
Standard User 961a
(committed) Mon 27-Nov-17 10:15:20
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Re: BT - Does a home move mean a new contract?


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In reply to a post by binary:
I'm not really feeling masochistic enough to disentangle their previous bills, and they are somewhat hazy about what tariff or offer they are / were on. True confusion pricing at work!

Going through the 'existing customer' product upgrade process on BT.com doesn't result in a better deal being offered - do you have to call up the customer options / retentions team to get this?

I was just thinking they could start afresh with a different ISP, question is did they tie themselves into a new 12-month contract when they used the BT 'Home Move' service? (They had a BT service at the old address.) The emails they received from BT about the home move don't mention anything.

Unless I'm much mistaken there's no easy way to find out whether you are still in contract with BT!


If they go to their account on the BT web site they'll be able to download their bills month by month and see exactly what they are paying

Their bill will no doubt be increasing in January 2018 and they will have 30 days from the receipt of the email advising them of the new prices to either say they want to move to a new ISP or haggle for a better price

Any change to a BT broadband contract is likely to start a new 12 or 18 month contract


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Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Mon 27-Nov-17 10:32:04
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Re: BT - Does a home move mean a new contract?


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Whenever I have done home move it started a new contract and BT were extremely clear on this. I have always negotiated a new deal for the full term of the new contract.
Standard User 23Prince
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 29-Nov-17 10:50:17
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Re: BT - Does a home move mean a new contract?


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In reply to a post by binary:
Hi, so some friends who moved a few months ago have asked me about why their BT bill has recently gone up. I know their annual Line Rental Saver has come to an end, but I also suspect that some sort of time-limited retention offer has also now expired.

I'm not really feeling masochistic enough to disentangle their previous bills, and they are somewhat hazy about what tariff or offer they are / were on. True confusion pricing at work!

Going through the 'existing customer' product upgrade process on BT.com doesn't result in a better deal being offered - do you have to call up the customer options / retentions team to get this?

I was just thinking they could start afresh with a different ISP, question is did they tie themselves into a new 12-month contract when they used the BT 'Home Move' service? (They had a BT service at the old address.) The emails they received from BT about the home move don't mention anything.

Unless I'm much mistaken there's no easy way to find out whether you are still in contract with BT!


Did they not know there was a price rise? There is another one in Jan and they can get out free if they give notice within 30 days when they get told!
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