IIRC the Post Office Phone service is only a monthly contract. So you could order that now. Get that all-important line going.
Just before you are going to move in you can assess the situation.
If FTTC is available you can order line transfer to and FTTC from Plusnet, though of course the deals may be different by then.
If it isn't available you could order ADSLx broadband from one of the other monthly-contract ISPs to use until it is. There are several that I and others can recommend. Then migrate phone and broadband to Plusnet as above.
Edit - PO T & Cs:-
23.2 After the Service starts
You may cancel Post Office HomePhone® at any time by telling Customer Services at least 15 days in advance of your chosen cancellation date.
If you cancel in this way, you will still have to pay for any calls you have made and call features you have received. However, we will refund any other Post Office HomePhone® Charges which you have paid in advance for the period after your chosen cancellation date provided you have given the required 15 days notice.
23.4 Your responsibility to arrange transfer.
If you cancel Post Office HomePhone®, you are responsible for transferring to another service provider. You may be left without telephone services and/or broadband services if you fail to do so.
My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
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Connection - Plusnet
Extra Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 54.0/14.9Mbps @ 600m. - BQM
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Edited by RobertoS (Mon 07-Jan-13 21:46:04)