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Standard User Oliver341
(knowledge is power) Tue 22-Mar-11 13:49:54
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Sky line rental, returning to BT


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I'm thinking of going for Sky line rental, as it's £11.25 against BT's £13.60 and also offers £5 off broadband, so a £7.35 saving per month in all, not bad.

My question is, should I wish to return to BT line rental (i.e. change broadband) then will the full £130 reconnection fee (or £30 with a deal) apply?

Oliver.
Standard User R0per
(committed) Tue 22-Mar-11 14:04:52
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Re: Sky line rental, returning to BT


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Not an answer to your question but I think you get the £5 off by having sky talk, rather than having to have the full sky line rental.
Standard User Oliver341
(knowledge is power) Tue 22-Mar-11 19:07:04
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Yeah, I'm considering that too, but I'm curious as to the line rental situation. I suppose I could contact BT and pretend to be a Sky Talk line rental customer thinking of switching to BT.

Oliver.


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Standard User tommy45
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 22-Mar-11 19:28:41
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Re: Sky line rental, returning to BT


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Thing is with bt they are always changing things, line rental is going up in april to £13.90, (bt) sky will no doubt follow suite, i personally would keep the voice side of the line with bt, take out the line rental saver, and depending on which call plan you want,shouldn't work out more than £15, + skybb + £12.50 =£27.50 or less ?
i used to pay £24.99 a month just for my bb,lol
as for what it would cost you to move back to bt should you go FMPF with sky, that would all depend on if bt had any offers on new connections ect at the time you wanted to move back return to donor i believe they call it

Edited by tommy45 (Tue 22-Mar-11 22:03:12)

Standard User Oliver341
(knowledge is power) Tue 22-Mar-11 20:29:41
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Sky also offer discounts for paying a year's line rental in advance.

So returning to BT from Sky's MPF always costs the same as a brand new line?

Oliver.
Standard User boysteve
(member) Tue 22-Mar-11 21:48:07
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Re: Sky line rental, returning to BT


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In reply to a post by Oliver341:
Sky also offer discounts for paying a year's line rental in advance.

So returning to BT from Sky's MPF always costs the same as a brand new line?


All depends what offers if any are available If/when you decided to move,currently its £130 or £30 if taking an 18 month contract

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Standard User broadband66
(experienced) Tue 22-Mar-11 22:05:15
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Who knows what the future holds?

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Standard User Oliver341
(knowledge is power) Tue 22-Mar-11 22:20:36
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In reply to a post by broadband66:
Who knows what the future holds?

Not me, but I'm glad I know how it stands as of today. wink

Still seems odd that it costs as much to move from MPF as it does to physically install wires into a house.

Oliver.

Edited by Oliver341 (Tue 22-Mar-11 22:21:41)

Standard User jchamier
(knowledge is power) Tue 22-Mar-11 22:37:19
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Still seems odd that it costs as much to move from MPF as it does to physically install wires into a house.


It doesn't. You have to call BT and ask for a "Return to Donor". I believe this requires the number was once a BT number that was donated to a gaining LLU voice service.

When I returned from Bulldog in 2008, this was free, but I had to sign a 12 month contract for voice services. I was warned that most of BT's call centres wouldn't have a clue what this was and to insist (politely) on being put through to the "Customer Options Team"

I've since read that OpenReach charge the *gaining* Communications Provider (CP) an £80 fee for any move from operator to operator - as to OpenReach, BT retail and Sky are both LLU.

In my case BTretail (for voice) did not pass on this charge. However if they did it a lot less than the quoted £130 for a new line.

James - be* pro - on THFB - sync about 17.2mbps - BQM

Edited by jchamier (Tue 22-Mar-11 22:37:50)

Standard User Oliver341
(knowledge is power) Tue 22-Mar-11 22:41:01
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Sounds like I might need to hunt the BT price list for this option then, so that I can point it out to any staff who may be unaware of it.

Oliver.
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