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Standard User brookhouse
(newbie) Mon 19-Nov-12 09:39:28
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EE fibre or other provider or stick with ADSL


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An email from EE about fibre broadband has got me thinking...

Looks like EE's FTTC offering would only be a couple of pounds a month more than my O2 broadband - for which I have to top up an O2 phone to get the discount.

I have been a long term (loyal!) O2 customer and I get good speed but they've never updated my router. I'm on their unlimited/non-traffic managed package.

Wondering whether I should switch to FTTC?

Or try to get a better price out of O2 broadband by "thinking of leaving"?

Will FTTP come to domestic premises any time soon?

I'd like my home phone wiring sorted (simplified) and the master socket moved. Is that something I could get the BT engineers to do as part of the install?
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Mon 19-Nov-12 10:50:10
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Re: EE fibre or other provider or stick with ADSL


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Moving the master must be undertaken by BT - there is no alternative.

Simplifying or rewiring your house has several choices.

Get BT to quote and do it - but it will be expensive.
Get a local electrician or alarm installer to do - but they are known to cut corners and their knowledge may be limited.
Ask a friendly BT Technician to do it for you - he will know what he is doing, but do you know one.
Do-It-Yourself - can you use basic tools? You get what you want and where you want it.


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Standard User Timalay
(experienced) Mon 19-Nov-12 14:05:32
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In reply to a post by brookhouse:
An email from EE about fibre broadband has got me thinking...

Looks like EE's FTTC offering would only be a couple of pounds a month more than my O2 broadband - for which I have to top up an O2 phone to get the discount.

I have been a long term (loyal!) O2 customer and I get good speed but they've never updated my router. I'm on their unlimited/non-traffic managed package.

Wondering whether I should switch to FTTC?

Or try to get a better price out of O2 broadband by "thinking of leaving"?

Will FTTP come to domestic premises any time soon?

I'd like my home phone wiring sorted (simplified) and the master socket moved. Is that something I could get the BT engineers to do as part of the install?


FTTP nationwide is a very long way off. BT are trialling FTTP in a few lucky locations, they are also trialling FTTP on Demand service (which you pay part or all of the fibre cable running from the cabinet to you house, it will be very expensive.)


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Standard User godedd
(newbie) Mon 19-Nov-12 16:54:10
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If you are happy with o2 there is no harm in threatening to leave them to see what deal they'll give. Even if they issue a MAC code you don't have to use it.

I have just signed up with Plusnet for their 80/20 product but purely because I needed more than the 4-5 meg I got with Sky. Had I got decent speeds with them I wouldn't have bothered with FTTC.
Standard User ukhardy07
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 19-Nov-12 17:31:42
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Any reason for not choosing Skys FTTC product?
Standard User godedd
(newbie) Mon 19-Nov-12 17:46:01
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Any reason for not choosing Skys FTTC product?

Price. Plusnet offered 80/20 for 19.95 p/m with 1st 3 months for 5.00 free installation 9.49 line rental for 12 months.

Sky's 80/20 was 30 p/m & 14.50 rental & 50 installation.
Standard User ukhardy07
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 19-Nov-12 17:48:19
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Should have given Sky a little call. I got line rental for £1 a month for 1 year, free install and £5 unlimited calling reduced to free.
Standard User godedd
(newbie) Mon 19-Nov-12 18:20:38
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I did. All they could offer was £6 rental for 12 months.
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