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Standard User iand
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 18-Aug-16 19:28:29
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Paying the same after 14 years


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So just decided to look at what I was paying in 2002/2003 for Tel/Adsl vs what I am paying now.

2002/2003 Tel was 11.50 + 28.00 for ADSL 512K = £39.50
2016 I am paying 17.40+20.00 for 40/10M VADSL = £37.50


so over the 13+ years I am actually paying roughly the same amount, but for a 80* service of VDSL vs. what I had 13 years ago using ADSL. I was originally amazed around what a 512K download line could do vs the 56K model of 2001 era in 2002/2003. Now for 2016 the whole family gets transparent catch up tv, download tv and any internet access they want, all for the same cost paid over 10 years ago...

Result. smile

IanD

Edited by iand (Thu 18-Aug-16 19:29:46)

Standard User _Resonance_
(member) Thu 18-Aug-16 19:52:39
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I first got broadband around 2002 I think it was. AOL 512K was £27.99 + line rental. A while later they started offering 1Mb for £34.99.

I'm currently on a retention offer with BT Unlimited Infinity 1, which is £10 + line rental. So I'm actually paying quite a bit less.

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Standard User ian007jen
(committed) Thu 18-Aug-16 21:09:38
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What was the average hourly wage 14 yrs ago V's todays....you are paying a lot less in real terms.


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Standard User hk11
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 19-Aug-16 06:23:34
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You need to include the actual line rental figures to get a true cost. wink


Keef- Sheerness Kent UK - Plusnet via Technicolor TG582N

Previously - EE, New Call Telecom/Fuelbroadband, Plusnet, Virgin/NTL/Bell Cable, Crosswinds, IC24, FreeOnlineNet,
X-Stream, Totalise, Freeserve, Force9, TescoNet, AOL, Freenetname, Pipex, E7
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Standard User _Resonance_
(member) Fri 19-Aug-16 06:54:56
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Well I can't remember what line rental cost in 2002, but I'm currently paying £1 more for a 40/10 connection (inc line rental) than I did for just the 512k broadband back in the day. So still cheaper, even in cash terms for a far superior product.

BT Infinity 1 Unlimited
Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 19-Aug-16 07:45:11
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I first joined when BT Openworld were doing 512Kb for £40 a month (with a £150 installation charge).
Standard User epyon
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 19-Aug-16 07:45:47
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2003 - Freeserve 11:50 + 26.99 ADSL 1Mbps = £38.49

2016 - BT 18:99 + 29.99 VDSL2 80Mbps = £48.98

BT Infinity 2 - 80/20
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Standard User hk11
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 19-Aug-16 07:57:38
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You would think there was a UK version of this :-

http://mybroadband.co.za/news/telecoms/125566-telkom...

How about :-

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=dfkih7bxr7kC&pg=...


Keef- Sheerness Kent UK - Plusnet via Technicolor TG582N

Previously - EE, New Call Telecom/Fuelbroadband, Plusnet, Virgin/NTL/Bell Cable, Crosswinds, IC24, FreeOnlineNet,
X-Stream, Totalise, Freeserve, Force9, TescoNet, AOL, Freenetname, Pipex, E7
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Standard User bob12345
(regular) Fri 19-Aug-16 09:21:32
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2001 freeserve dial up £14.99
2004 wanadoo 1mb £ 17.99
2016 Plusnet 80/20 £ 7.50

Edited by bob12345 (Fri 19-Aug-16 09:24:11)

Standard User iand
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 19-Aug-16 18:20:18
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So you had the 512Kdown/256Kup service in 2000/2001 ???, I managed to get the same "discounted" service in qtr4 2002 smile

IanD
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