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Standard User ppppenguin99
(member) Fri 27-Jan-12 12:48:43
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Moving from O2 to Plusnet


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A friend is thinking about moving from O2 to PN. At the moment they have phone and BB, full LLU, in a Market 3 area. The O2 BB is one of the newer contracts with 20GB/month, not one of the older unlimited ones. The low cost 10GB/month from PN would probably cover their requirements. I think they are outside any long contract period from O2 but would need to check..

Would there be any unexpected charges or problems in changing both phone and net from O2 to PN?
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Fri 27-Jan-12 12:58:50
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Re: Moving from O2 to Plusnet


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You might confuse anyone answering. O2 Phone and Broadband is not "Full LLU". It is WLR on the line, (ie it is still a BT line), so easy for another supplier to take it over.

O2 don't allow their lines to be used for another supplier's broadband, but I believe there is a grace period to move it if the broadband is migrated first.

That might be the way PN would do it, but it would be better I think if PN first took the line then migrated the broadband. Whether their systems allow that is a different question. Hopefully someone will know the answer to that.

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Standard User reserved
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 27-Jan-12 12:58:55
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Have highlighted your question on the PN Community forum here

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Standard User ppppenguin99
(member) Fri 27-Jan-12 13:03:55
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Re: Moving from O2 to Plusnet


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Roberto, thanks for the explanation. I thought that TT, Sky and O2 all did LLU but I'm mistaken.

I would hope that Plusnet would understand the nature of the migration and get it right.
ISP Representative thatadamwalker
(isp) Fri 27-Jan-12 14:27:17
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Hi there,

I can confirm that you should be able to transfer both phone and broadband over to us without charge.

The way we would do this is to migrate the broadband over first then transfer the line, do bear in mind that means you'd need to obtain a MAC key from 02.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

Adam Walker
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Standard User ppppenguin99
(member) Fri 27-Jan-12 14:34:03
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Adam, thanks for letting me know that the process is so simple. I understand the need for a MAC as that's a routine requirement for almost all BB migrations. All I was worried about was the possible costs/problems about dealing with a line which wasn't "owned" by BT in some way.
ISP Representative thatadamwalker
(isp) Fri 27-Jan-12 15:34:20
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No problem, transfers are free. The only circumstance in which we'd usually need to levy a charge for activating a phone service is if a new line needs to be installed.

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Standard User bcma
(newbie) Fri 27-Jan-12 19:12:27
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I moved from O2 (Access package) to Plusnet in September last year, mainly as a result of advice given on this site - see link here.

I also had my phone with O2 so I was transferring both BB and phone. All went smoothly - the BB transferred first and the phone line a couple of weeks later. As I said there were no problems with the transfer - there was a bit of a hiccup with O2's invoicing afterwards (like billing me for a month after the transfer had happened) but one phone call to O2 customer services put that right and the money was refunded very quickly. To be fair to them I've always found O2 customer services very helpful.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 27-Jan-12 20:31:10
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Yes they all do LLU, but there are two flavours

Full LLU - TalkTalk and Sky
Partial LLU (shared LLU) - O2

On the partial the phone line remains on BT Wholesale kit, so can be shuffled around easily, and without affecting the broadband

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Standard User wingco1
(legend) Sat 28-Jan-12 12:32:45
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It is worth pointing out that some of us with Sky are actually on partial LLU. However I do understand that new customers are full LLU.
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