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Standard User falko89
(member) Sat 30-Sep-17 15:24:14
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Moving home and changing providers, Advice please?


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I am in a standard broadband contract with BT until Jan 18. I am moving home at the end of October to an area that is fibre-enabled so I want fibre. BT want me to pay £50 per month for Infinity 1 which is way too expensive so I want to switch provider as cheaply as possible.

Someone mentioned to me moving home starts another contract and obviously, I don't want to do that with BT as they are too expensive. I know some providers do buy out credits such as Vodafone and Sky £100 or EE £50

Any advice on the best way to go about doing this?
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sat 30-Sep-17 18:07:02
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You are not switching provider...

You are ceasing the existing service and starting with a new provider at the new one.

Buy out credits will not work as its a totally new connection at the new property.

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Standard User falko89
(member) Sat 30-Sep-17 18:17:57
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Re: Moving home and changing providers, Advice please?


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And it gets better.

According to BT any home move automatically renews a new 12 month contract.

Whats the best thing to do here? I dont mind a new 12 month contract if I got some of the perks you get when signing up for a new contract but this seems to be automatically renewed without anything meaning it would be £50 for Infinity 1 which is a damn rip off.

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Standard User MCM
(knowledge is power) Sat 30-Sep-17 19:18:25
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Cancel/terminate your present service and start a new service with your new cheap as chips provider at your new address. OK so you have to eat the termination costs but set those against the gains and goodies with the new contract. For example BT is offering a £125 prepaid card plus a monthly fee way way below the £50 you mention and no doubt others offer something similar.
Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Sat 30-Sep-17 19:40:45
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Couldn't the OP migrate immediately (i.e order immediately and be over by mid-October), having chosen a new supplier that does free home moves?

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Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Sat 30-Sep-17 20:03:20
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In reply to a post by RobertoS:
Couldn't the OP migrate immediately (i.e order immediately and be over by mid-October), having chosen a new supplier that does free home moves?
BT do free home moves, I have done two.
Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Sat 30-Sep-17 20:04:05
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Give BT a quick call, speak to cancellations, they can get the price down on this I am sure. Not as good as EE etc, but less than £50 for sure.

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Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Sat 30-Sep-17 20:04:47
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But he doesn't want to go to Infinity 1, because of the price.

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Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Sat 30-Sep-17 20:06:07
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Have you checked what the fibre speed estimates are?

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Standard User falko89
(member) Sat 30-Sep-17 20:07:05
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It was them I spoke to, they weren't interested as I was in contract.
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