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Standard User blueacid
(committed) Thu 28-Mar-13 17:43:52
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Landline Only - To avoid Be*ing migrated..


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Hi All,

Torn between posting here and in the Be* forum. However, figured that although my circumstances are specific to Be*, advice posted here is good for anyone hence here it is smile

I'm currently with Be* for broadband and landline. Having re-signed a 12 month deal back in October '12, I'm still in contract for the broadband. As I use a VoIP phone or my mobile, I don't use the PSTN landline for any outgoing calls.

Given this I'd gone with Be* landline as they were fairly cheap & I deduced that if any faults arose it'd be easy to get Be* to fix them, versus battling between them and a.n.other landline provider.

Now that Be* has been sold to Sky, I'm keen for my line not to be migrated to their network before I've had a chance to assess the situation; SMPF is fine, but full-LLU I'm not so fond of. Also, if the merger makes the broadband worse, I might well be up & off at that point.

So knowing this, what landline providers are there that I could move to? Requirements are:
- Maximum of a 3-4 month minimum term (might later move to, say, Plusnet or BT and pay them line rental too)
- No need for inclusive calls - I never make any calls on the PSTN
- WLR3 so that my Be* connection keeps working

I've already found ADSL24 are doing line rental for £12.90/month - if I find nothing cheaper I'll be dropping them an email to get the ball rolling smile

So, any advice?

Cheers,
Blueacid
Standard User 4M2
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 28-Mar-13 17:57:47
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I think you are definitely right to be concerned about the possibility of full LLU.

The Post Office for the landline may also be an option?
Standard User professor973
(committed) Thu 28-Mar-13 19:12:46
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And at some point the Post Office will be TalkTalk!

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Standard User 4M2
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 28-Mar-13 19:20:41
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In reply to a post by professor973:
And at some point the Post Office will be TalkTalk!


Does that matter if the OP only wants a short term deal on line rental?
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Thu 28-Mar-13 19:24:19
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If talktalk go full llu it might

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Standard User 4M2
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 28-Mar-13 19:32:35
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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
If talktalk go full llu it might


Ah! so TalkTalk could LLU the OP's PSTN service whilst he is still in a contract with Be for BB?
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Thu 28-Mar-13 19:36:52
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No but if they move to post office line rental it may end up as full llu if talktalk make a mess and do a classic tiscalui mistake

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Standard User 4M2
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 28-Mar-13 19:42:02
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Right I'm with you - the Post Office would not be worth the risk.
Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 28-Mar-13 19:44:05
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Then they will be in breach and cust will be entitled to compensation & restitution of affairs.

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Standard User blueacid
(committed) Thu 28-Mar-13 19:49:19
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True indeed, but barely worth the hassle I suspect. I was previously with the Post Office and they completely botched a home move and refused to compensate there (well, they left the service active at my old property - they "did me the favour" of refunding the calls made by the new residents. Cheers guys, you shouldn't have..)

It's looking more and more like ADSL24 are offering the most suitable service. If I knew I was staying for 12 months I'd be over to Primus like a shot!

Cheers,
Blueacid
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