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Standard User Oliver341
(knowledge is power) Sun 29-Sep-13 23:45:22
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Line rental price will increase on 1 December 2013


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Skyís line rental price will increase on 1 December 2013, but will remain cheaper than BTís current standard monthly price (£15.45 a month).

http://www.sky.com/shop/broadband-talk/broadband-unl...

Edit: I see it's at http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/i/6062.html - but hadn't seen it in this forum.

Oliver.

Edited by Oliver341 (Mon 30-Sep-13 00:12:49)

Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Mon 30-Sep-13 14:32:03
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Re: Line rental price will increase on 1 December 2013


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Like all companys they give with 1 and take with the other. Got to pay for it somehow!

Still good value for me. Thanks for the alert! smile

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Standard User Oliver341
(knowledge is power) Mon 30-Sep-13 15:16:43
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Re: Line rental price will increase on 1 December 2013


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Sky will be 5p less than BT's line rental, but will look like better value a month later when BT hikes it.

Oliver.


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Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Mon 30-Sep-13 15:23:45
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Re: Line rental price will increase on 1 December 2013


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hehe - BT suck anyway..

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Standard User _Resonance_
(regular) Tue 01-Oct-13 06:56:55
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Re: Line rental price will increase on 1 December 2013


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The line rental market seems to have gone the same way as the energy market (a cartel).

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Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Tue 01-Oct-13 09:13:04
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which is a rip off for those of use who don't use it for anything more than support for broadband.

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Standard User Oliver341
(knowledge is power) Tue 01-Oct-13 09:59:22
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Re: Line rental price will increase on 1 December 2013


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In reply to a post by pcoventry76:
which is a rip off for those of use who don't use it for anything more than support for broadband.

Maintaining the copper network and fixing customer line faults does cost money though, which isn't covered by broadband subscriptions alone.

I do agree though that it's disappointing how the large providers huddle around BT's line rental price like sheep.

Oliver.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 01-Oct-13 10:33:15
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Re: Line rental price will increase on 1 December 2013


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And one observation is the number of people straining to hear noise on the quiet line test so that they can report a fault in the hope of better broadband speeds might mean there is a higher fault call-out rate than in the days when the odd pop was irrelevant with voice.

Now it could be said Openreach should be maintaining lines to avoid this, but that again costs staff money/resources.

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
The author of the above post is a thinkbroadband staff member. It may not constitute an official statement on behalf of thinkbroadband.
Standard User Malwaremike
(member) Tue 01-Oct-13 10:55:23
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My dodgy maths make that less than £4 per week. Went for two coffees in town yesterday, cost £4 odd, yet many people visit the cafe daily. I think my line which I use daily is far better value than two coffees weekly ... and I daresay the BT infrastructure costs rather more than an espresso machine smile
Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Wed 02-Oct-13 08:47:46
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Oh I agree as someone who pays line rental but dosen't use the phone. I just think the phone is part of the BB cost and will be the same when I get onto FTTC. For now it's a necessity.

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