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Standard User murray2000
(newbie) Thu 16-Feb-12 13:48:31
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Similar to BT unlimited, but cheaper?


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Our 18 month contract is ending soon (April), so we're considering our options going forward. The BT service has been fine, but we're trying to cut costs (economy, recession, etc etc). We're currently on Broadband Option-3 (£29.40 a month, inc. VAT), plus the £15 or so per month line rental.

We've got SKY for our TV, and they seem to have some good deals for the first 12 months of broadband (current winter deal ending today, but I'm sure they'll have more deals soon). They seem like the obvious option, though I have no idea whether they're a MUST AVOID! for whatever reason, or whether they're the same as BT.

Is there anyone else worth looking at? I'm sure broadband used to be cheaper, i.e. sub-£20.

Many thanks.
Standard User ian72
(knowledge is power) Thu 16-Feb-12 13:51:48
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Re: Similar to BT unlimited, but cheaper?


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Which Sky package. If it is Sky unlimited rather than Sky connect then I would say it is better than the BT option 3. Phone is much the same but be careful of things that may be extras on Sky that may have been included with BT (eg I am not certain but Sky may charge for caller display).
Standard User murray2000
(newbie) Thu 16-Feb-12 14:01:41
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Re: Similar to BT unlimited, but cheaper?


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Which Sky package. If it is Sky unlimited rather than Sky connect then I would say it is better than the BT option 3. Phone is much the same but be careful of things that may be extras on Sky that may have been included with BT (eg I am not certain but Sky may charge for caller display).


Just the broadband would change. Caller display is £3 a month on BT anyway.

Or do you HAVE to have Talk with the Sky Unlimited?

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(staff) Thu 16-Feb-12 14:17:42
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Re: Similar to BT unlimited, but cheaper?


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Since Sept 2011 people signing up to the Sky broadband LLU services have had to transfer line rental and calls as well.

Caller Display was free on Sky last time I looked

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Standard User murray2000
(newbie) Thu 16-Feb-12 14:23:13
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Re: Similar to BT unlimited, but cheaper?


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Yep it's free, just checked.

Sky Unlimited + Talk seems the best option. Unless I'm miscalculating it would save about £11 a month (without any deals, might be cheaper later).

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(Unregistered)Thu 16-Feb-12 14:49:29
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Re: Similar to BT unlimited, but cheaper?


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Pay your phone line rent ' up front ' £120 this will save you £55.60 year

Phone BT on 0800 800 030 choose option 1 Yes option 1...

Say you would like a very good deal for a 12 month contract or you will be

leaving. I have just recontracted for 12 months Unlimited broadband option 3

with all calls for £13.60 month ( This is a ' Market 3 exchange i.e 4 or more

ISP's serve this exchange ) Mike A
Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 16-Feb-12 16:37:12
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In reply to a post by murray2000:
Caller display is £3 a month on BT anyway.
It's free when you take BT Privacy-at-Home and make at least 6 calls per quarter.

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 19 Meg WBC
Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 16-Feb-12 16:45:58
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If your exchange is 21CN WBC, then Orange is a good deal. It's BB is run by BT Wholesale. It;s Simply BB is £17.75 pm (£5 less if you are an Orange mobile customer). Or even cheaper with a phone package.

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 19 Meg WBC
Standard User murray2000
(newbie) Thu 16-Feb-12 19:03:11
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We've got Calling Features Pack: Caller Display at £3 per month. How do we switch to the privacy at home thing? Call them?
Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 16-Feb-12 19:14:05
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Call them or, if you have an online BT a/c, you can do it yourself or, if not, you can do it here: https://www.productsandservices.bt.com/consumerOrder...

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 19 Meg WBC
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