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Standard User picky_user
(regular) Tue 15-Feb-11 15:19:02
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FTTC service is it seperate from your voice service?


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Ok I now know that infinity is only fibre optic up to the cabinet. can I get rid of my bt line and just use my mobile? Or is still encapsulated together similar to adsl
It's funny how mobiles get a better deal . My dad gets 600 minutes to use in general which is more than enough. I just looked at our phone bill we just about make 100.
Standard User danielowenuk
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 15-Feb-11 15:27:38
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Re: FTTC service is it seperate from your voice service?


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Unfortunately you still need line rental from BT.

I know what you mean about mobiles, I told the missus we aren't having any phone services from BT, we currently have sky talk that's £5 for anytime local calls, but we have combined about 1500 minutes on our mobiles, we don't ever need to use the house phone to call out!
Standard User nelix01
(member) Tue 15-Feb-11 15:28:20
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Re: FTTC service is it seperate from your voice service?


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FTTC only uses fibre to the CAB with the remaind to your property being copped. You therefore need a copper line into the house.

When FTTP is used, you do not need a seperate voice service.

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Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Tue 15-Feb-11 15:43:31
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Re: FTTC service is it seperate from your voice service?


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It's funny how mobiles get a better deal .


but how much does his 600 minutes cost ?
Line + 300 landline minutes £14.29 but excludes calls to mobiles. It's the people calling the mobile that are paying for any difference.

You do need line rental in order to have a line in order to get FTTC servcie over it.

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Standard User woooshuk
(committed) Tue 15-Feb-11 18:53:40
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Re: FTTC service is it seperate from your voice service?


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BT could supply FTTC without a phone service if they wished.
I recently had a fault in my line where the FTTC was fine but the phone was dead. The engineer who fixed it said it looked like another engineer had accidentally disconnected my line at the cabinet.

He explained my line ran from the house to the standard cabinet onto the fibre cabinet then on to the exchange only. There was no link to the standard phone system.

I would have been more than happy to leave it like that if it wasn't for having to pay line rental !
Standard User New_Londoner
(member) Tue 15-Feb-11 19:00:00
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It will be interesting to see what happens now that the mobile tax is being dropped, with the price to call mobiles from fixed lines reflecting the underlying cost without the subsidy paid to the mobile operators - which is several times that of the real call cost.

With calls to mobiles bundled into fixed call packages, and at a far lower unbderlying cost per minute than calls from mobiles, will recent trends be reversed?

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Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Wed 16-Feb-11 10:03:20
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BT could supply FTTC without a phone service if they wished.


indeed, though it may be no cheaper or even cost more.

Phil

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