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Standard User meldrew
(experienced) Thu 30-Jan-14 18:00:06
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Unlimited Cheaper than 10Gb...!!


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Having just done some basic arithmetic I have just worked out that, over 18 months, unlimited internet is £18 cheaper than a 10Gb a month restriction.

Apparently is is called "marketing" but is to me the sort of practice that simply annoys customers still on old agreements.

I only really want perhaps 15Gb a couple of months a year but the temptation is to go unlimited and use everything I can!

Is this the law of unintended consequences or just daft pricing?

Meldrew
(who bought his wife an iPad for Xmas!)
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Thu 30-Jan-14 18:05:55
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Is that Fibre of ADSLx? Low rate area or high rate? With or without Plusnet line rental? Basic prices or inclusive of a deal. Cashback involved or not?

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk | Domains,site and mail hosting - Tsohost.
Connection - Plusnet UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 59.4/14.4Mbps @ 600m. - BQM

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
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Edited by RobertoS (Thu 30-Jan-14 18:09:32)

Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Thu 30-Jan-14 18:07:10
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Re: Unlimited Cheaper than 10Gb...!!


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I bet as the wife installs more apps on the iPad that usage will climb in time.

Personally I'd love to see the end of the not much cheaper (if they are) packages with allowances. They only make sense when the unlimited products cost a fortune e.g. mobile broadband

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
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Standard User meldrew
(experienced) Thu 30-Jan-14 18:08:11
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ADSL Market 3
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Thu 30-Jan-14 18:11:36
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Sorry, I'd realised it had to be ADSLx, and now also that you are an existing customer, but what about the line rental?

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk | Domains,site and mail hosting - Tsohost.
Connection - Plusnet UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 59.4/14.4Mbps @ 600m. - BQM

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Thu 30-Jan-14 18:22:04
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It's even madder at 12 months of course. At 24 months they level peg. Plusnet well after after that, and I expect churn is very low.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk | Domains,site and mail hosting - Tsohost.
Connection - Plusnet UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 59.4/14.4Mbps @ 600m. - BQM

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 30-Jan-14 20:05:51
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In reply to a post by RobertoS:
With or without Plusnet line rental? Basic prices or inclusive of a deal.
Seeing that only Unlimited Broadband and Calls has a deal on at the mo' and by reverse engineering, it is with line rental.

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 20 Meg WBC
Standard User meldrew
(experienced) Thu 30-Jan-14 20:45:30
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Correct the phone is included but I think i have got my arithmetic wrong! Speaking to a rep it seems that the deal is either £2.99 for six months of an 18 month contract or £2.99 for twelve months of a two year contract.

THis works out at
10Gb 18 months at £107.82 or unlimited at £134.88
10Gb 24 months at £143.76 or unlimited at £149.88

So two years is break even. I might just settle for £9.99 a month and pay the phone line up front. That then "discounts" the monthly cost down to £6.48 (not taking account loss of interest!!).

I'll see if I can get through on the phone.....

Meldrew
(whose IPad owning wife is getting very irritated!!)
Standard User broadband66
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 30-Jan-14 20:52:10
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I've asked before but didn't follow the answer.

If a user downloads 10GB one month and 100GB on the following month then does the ISP pay more for the 100GB or is it the speed of download that costs?

Was Eclipse Home Option 1, VM 2Mb & O2 Standard
Now Utility Warehouse (up to 16mbps) via Talk Talk
Standard User Oldjim
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 30-Jan-14 20:55:37
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That isn't what the website says http://www.plus.net/home-broadband/
Under Here's the Legal Bit it states
Plusnet Unlimited broadband £2.50 a month for the first 12 months then £9.99 a month when you take a Plusnet home phone package and line rental 18 month contract

Available between 19th December 2013 and 25th February 2014 to new Plusnet customers signing up from www.plus.net only for Plusnet Unlimited Broadband and a Plusnet Weekends, Anytime or Anytime International 300 home phone package plus line rental for 18 months minimum term. You must be a new customer to take advantage of this offer.

Edited by Oldjim (Thu 30-Jan-14 20:56:16)

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