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Standard User nemeth782
(member) Thu 12-May-16 23:00:17
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Line rental saver renewal - Cancel?


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I currently have 2 FTTC lines, one PN one TT, I'm about to move and will have VM at the new house so would like to dump one of them. I'm in contract on both, moving will involve recontracting both for 18 months or paying them off.

If I have to, I will take them both with me then wait for a price rise and cancel.

However, my PN Line Rental Saver expires shortly. It's gone up from £155.88 last year to £185.88 this year, which is quite a jump. While this happened in September last year, it's only just affecting me now, so can I reject the increase and cancel, or do I need to wait for this years price rise?

Thanks!
Standard User nadger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 13-May-16 08:57:55
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Re: Line rental saver renewal - Cancel?


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As you are moving revert to paying monthly when LRS expires - their terms state it's non refundable.

Quite agree about price hike. I used to have a few days margin that allowed me to apply 3 month rule but they moved date of price increases.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 13-May-16 09:25:41
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Re: Line rental saver renewal - Cancel?


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As the increase notifications were in September 2015 far too late to do much about it now

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Standard User nemeth782
(member) Fri 13-May-16 09:44:11
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Re: Line rental saver renewal - Cancel?


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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
As the increase notifications were in September 2015 far too late to do much about it now


Fair enough smile

I wasn't sure if it would run to the date the price rise actually impacted me.
Standard User Oldjim
(knowledge is power) Fri 13-May-16 10:19:05
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Re: Line rental saver renewal - Cancel?


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Unfortunately not which is why I didn't renew my LRS so that when the next price rise comes through I will have more flexibility
Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Fri 13-May-16 11:03:59
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The LRS discount used to be considerable. It is now relatively small and the value of the saving compared to the loss of migratability once you are out of broadband minimum term highly questionable.

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Standard User nemeth782
(member) Fri 13-May-16 16:17:41
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Re: Line rental saver renewal - Cancel?


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In reply to a post by RobertoS:
The LRS discount used to be considerable. It is now relatively small and the value of the saving compared to the loss of migratability once you are out of broadband minimum term highly questionable.


Yeah, 18m contract, 12m LRS, so if you renew in the 2nd year, you probably lose more than you gain as you can't negotiate a discount.
Standard User Oldjim
(knowledge is power) Fri 13-May-16 16:38:13
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You could - and I did
However whether that still applies and whether you get the best deal I don't know
Standard User Apprentice
(knowledge is power) Fri 13-May-16 17:07:11
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At one time you could get a good BB renewal deal through the COT providing you didn't accept the first offer they gave you, I never tried asking for a discount on line rental but the last year I paid LRS within the 180 days to avoid the increase and got a very very good deal for ADSL from a 20CN exchange.

Don't expect LRS will be good value anymore unless they realy hike up the line rental later on this year and there could be cheaper line rental deals elsewhere even after the extra £2.50 a month added to BB is taken into consideration.

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