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Standard User Michael_Chare
(experienced) Thu 25-Sep-14 01:35:40
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SSE Broadband


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SSE sell broadband and phone services at what appears to be very reasonable prices.
Why are they not listed on this website?

http://www.sse.co.uk/PhoneAndBroadband/Products/

Michael Chare
Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Thu 25-Sep-14 01:37:02
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Re: SSE Broadband


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Perhaps they haven't asked to be.

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 25-Sep-14 01:55:27
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Re: SSE Broadband


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Probably they're just a reseller, like Tesco or JLP.

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Standard User Michael_Chare
(experienced) Thu 25-Sep-14 12:08:12
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Re: SSE Broadband


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In reply to a post by XRaySpeX:
Probably they're just a reseller, like Tesco or JLP.

Certainly those two are not listed, and certainly I think this site should try to list all ISPs as otherwise you can't trust comparison lists.

Interestingly, the government appears to want to stop the likes of moneysupermarket.com from having contracts with energy suppliers which stop the suppliers from selling at a lower price elsewhere. The effect of this is that there is no competition between the comparison web sites which the government think is wrong.

I would prefer to be able to trust the comparison sites!

Michael Chare
Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 25-Sep-14 12:18:36
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The problem is the package details quickly get out of date. So, unless the company actively engage with telling TBB about their products and agree to update them when they change then the data is worse than useless.
Standard User Oliver341
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 25-Sep-14 12:18:44
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In reply to a post by Michael_Chare:
Interestingly, the government appears to want to stop the likes of moneysupermarket.com from having contracts with energy suppliers which stop the suppliers from selling at a lower price elsewhere. The effect of this is that there is no competition between the comparison web sites which the government think is wrong.

Is there a comparison site comparing the prices of the various comparison sites? And if there is more than one comparison site comparing the prices of the various comparison sites, is there a comparison site comparing the prices of the comparison sites comparing the comparison sites?

tongue

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Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 25-Sep-14 12:28:16
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To answer your first question - Yes.

There are sites now advertising on TV that do comparisons of comparison sites. Can't remember their names but they do exist (certainly around insurance type products). I'm sure if enough of these setup then they will be mega sites that compare sites that compare comparison sites...

EDIT : Here's one

Edited by ian72 (Thu 25-Sep-14 12:29:04)

Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Thu 25-Sep-14 12:32:20
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Be prepared for a list of over 1,000 providers by the time you include the SME providers.

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Standard User Oliver341
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 25-Sep-14 12:32:37
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Damn, I had hoped I was just being flippant!

Of course the consumer still loses out in the end despite all these seemingly helpful comparison sites, because all the affiliate commission has to be paid for... by the consumers.

Oliver.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Thu 25-Sep-14 12:33:48
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Pretty spot on, happy enough to do a basic listing for speed test purposes for almost any provider who has an IP block we can use to identify them.

You'd be surprised how many providers are asked about

a) IP blocks
b) Coverage data

Who give nothing back.

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