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Standard User hk11
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 15-Oct-15 10:15:57
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directsavetelecom


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Any info on directsavetelecom please?

They appear to offer an unlimited BB but with a 24 month contract. Is that how providers are making their money nowdays? Sign you up for a cheap 12 months then clobber you for the remaining 6 or 12 months of the contract?

It gets a bit confusing trying to add up the costs and work out the real monthly spend over a contract's life, but that really is what you have to do.

They offer line rental saver, but I assume that can only be paid for in 12 month blocks? Could you buy two blocks at once?

Surprised there appears to be nothing on this provider here, but maybe it's too new or small?


Keef- Sheerness Kent UK - EE via Technicolor TG582N

Previously - 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 hk11
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 15-Oct-15 10:18:20
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Re: directsavetelecom


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Brief mention here - http://forums.thinkbroadband.com/otherisp/t/4428252-...


Keef- Sheerness Kent UK - EE via Technicolor TG582N

Previously - 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 AdrianPH
(learned) Thu 15-Oct-15 10:29:49
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Re: directsavetelecom


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How long is your barge pole?

This and a few other reviews on Google were enough information for me ....

https://www.cable.co.uk/guides/is-direct-save-teleco...


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Standard User hk11
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 15-Oct-15 10:45:34
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Re: directsavetelecom


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Thanks for that: very useful.


Keef- Sheerness Kent UK - EE via Technicolor TG582N

Previously - 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 bobble_bob
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 15-Oct-15 16:50:01
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Re: directsavetelecom


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I would never sign a 24 month contract with any ISP, no matter if they were amazing. Too much can change in 2 years, and especially when so many ISPs offer 1 month contracts these days
Standard User hk11
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 15-Oct-15 22:56:36
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Re: directsavetelecom


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There seems to be a (hidden) setup fee of £24.95 - http://www.directsavetelecom.co.uk/broadband-deal.php , so the actual monthly cost is another £1 odd to that advertised as well.

https://www.cable.co.uk/compare/direct-save-telecom/ says this is £33.90 ???

Looks like this is due to £8.95 P&p on router plus insurance!


Keef- Sheerness Kent UK - EE via Technicolor TG582N

Previously - 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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Edited by hk11 (Thu 15-Oct-15 23:03:40)

Standard User mlmclaren
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 15-Oct-15 23:01:52
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Re: directsavetelecom


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I'd steer clear of them, I've seen a few to many horror stories!
Standard User hk11
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 15-Oct-15 23:18:16
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Re: directsavetelecom


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I think you are right.

When you factor in the upfront costs and the 24 month contract someone like the post office seems a better deal anyway.


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Previously - 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 mlmclaren
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 15-Oct-15 23:27:46
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Re: directsavetelecom


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or TalkTallk

They have an attractive offer if your after landline calls..

Unlimited Calls Anytime to UK Landlines & Mobiles for £3.75 a month for 18 months! + Free BB for 12 months!

Plus they offer a decent range of free calls features including Withheld caller reject and Last Caller Barring free!
Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Thu 15-Oct-15 23:28:01
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Re: directsavetelecom


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Post Office is TalkTalk Business and especially off-net quite congested.

The indispensable man or woman passes from the scene, and what happens next is more or less the same thing as was happening before.
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