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Standard User trolleybus
(committed) Tue 18-Feb-14 10:19:17
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Really basic internet service sought


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I know of several people who would dearly love to have a basic internet connection but even with hand me down kit, find any expenditure to an ISP difficult to meet.

So two questions come out of this:
1) Are there any grants or similar available to help?
2) Any suggestions for a rock bottom internet connection price that remains at sub £10 after introductory offers expire.

And yes a BT phone line is there in each case, but if line rental costs rise substantially in the future even this is at risk. I have thought about piggy backing onto an agreeable neighbour's service but there are no wireless signals nearby.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 18-Feb-14 10:57:02
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Grants - none that I know off the top of my head. There is BT Basic line rental only available to certain groups
http://www.bt.com/includingyou/other-products-servic...

But finding line rental that lets you have another providers Broadband service and is cheap is difficult.

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/isp/talktalk/package/1... TalkTalk SimplyBroadband with line rental saver is about as cheap as you can get at £13 per month combined.

If their usage needs are not high, then a MiFi device with pre-pay usage to allow costs to be controlled may be the way to go.

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
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Standard User Apprentice
(knowledge is power) Tue 18-Feb-14 11:14:36
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What exchange are the lines connected to?

What is the monthly GB usage required?

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Standard User trolleybus
(committed) Tue 18-Feb-14 12:05:35
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In reply to a post by Apprentice:
What exchange are the lines connected to?

What is the monthly GB usage required?


01252 70xxxx [Elstead, Surrey]
Unknown but planned usage is for a small number of emails and limited surfing.
Standard User Al1264
(member) Tue 18-Feb-14 12:18:57
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Don't know if this helps at all...
http://www.broadbandchoices.co.uk/news/2013/06/cheap...

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 18-Feb-14 12:29:28
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TalkTalk is present so probably cheapest big name option.

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
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Standard User trolleybus
(committed) Tue 18-Feb-14 12:33:33
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Yes, I think that will be the ticket. Thank you.
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(staff) Tue 18-Feb-14 12:37:52
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Primus I don't think goes as cheap once you exclude offer periods.

Utility Warehouse might get there, but I would never recommend them.

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
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Standard User trolleybus
(committed) Tue 18-Feb-14 12:47:45
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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
Primus I don't think goes as cheap once you exclude offer periods.

Utility Warehouse might get there, but I would never recommend them.


You have been really helpful on this matter. Thank you very much.
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 18-Feb-14 16:47:11
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Is it? Samknows doesn't show it, but I do realise it isn't always up to date.

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