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Standard User Will57
(newbie) Fri 28-Nov-14 13:52:53
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Fibre to ADSL with BT


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Hi,

Having read a few threads, it seems downgrading from fibre to ADSL should be relatively easy. My plan is to move from BT fibre to Plusnet basic internet/phone.

However, having just called BT they said downgrading would represent a new service package and therefore put me on a new 12-month contract.

Is this right? I was expecting there might be an admin charge, but a new 12-month contract?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Fri 28-Nov-14 13:57:28
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Re: Fibre to ADSL with BT


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Are you still within your 18-month BT minimum term?

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Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 28-Nov-14 13:57:54
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Re: Fibre to ADSL with BT


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Why are you asking BT to downgrade you? Can you not do a direct jump from BT fibre to PlusNet ADSL?


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Standard User Will57
(newbie) Fri 28-Nov-14 14:01:00
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Re: Fibre to ADSL with BT


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I'm out of contract with BT now.

I'm looking to cut costs as much as possible, so the free ADSL deal on Plusnet suits me perfect (was happy before I moved up to fibre). Also, their fibre deal has an 18 month contract, opposed to the 12-month ADSL version.
Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 28-Nov-14 14:05:23
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But why are you trying to move to ADSL with BT at all? Surely you want to do a direct move to ADSL with PlusNet in which case BT contracts for changing would be irrelevant?
Standard User Will57
(newbie) Fri 28-Nov-14 14:08:39
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Re: Fibre to ADSL with BT


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That was my hope originally, but after speaking to Plusnet they say BT need to downgrade it before they can take me on as an ADSL customer.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 28-Nov-14 14:32:01
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No PlusNet should be able to migrate you both from FTTC to ADSL and move the WLR to WLR with them. If they don't want to then they obviously don't want the custom.

The author of the above post is a thinkbroadband staff member. It may not constitute an official statement on behalf of thinkbroadband.
Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Fri 28-Nov-14 14:34:05
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Re: Fibre to ADSL with BT


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I've raised a query on the Plusnet Community forums.

My post over there edited because of the previous case just linked to.

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Connection - Plusnet UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 56.4/14.5Mbps @ 600m. - IPv4BQM IPv6BQM

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Edited by RobertoS (Fri 28-Nov-14 15:06:17)

Standard User flippery
(committed) Fri 28-Nov-14 14:57:31
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http://community.plus.net/forum/?topic=128682.msg111...

looks like repeat of above
Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 28-Nov-14 15:12:53
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So, combination of BT not allowing a downgrade without a recontract and PlusNet computer says no because they haven't coded the systems to allow for a downgrade on incoming, only a same or upgrade.

It seems that it is possible for either to be helpful but neither looking like they are going to. Seems a bit of a hostage situation.
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