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Standard User puttha914
(newbie) Sat 15-Jun-13 01:17:37
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any suggestion for short term provider?


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hi,
i'm currently live in Birmingham
i'm an oversea student and i move out to apartment in 6 month contract
so any suggestion on which provider?

i've been doing research and compare a lot today
but still not sure at the end.

i've been think about get full 12 month contract
then cancel half way paying the cancel charge
what do you think?

Plusnet seem to be a good answer, is it good?
Be is also good but i heard that sky bought it already so i can't use it right?
Zen is the expensive one i think i'm gonna list it as last option

oh by the way i quite use it a lot so mobile broadband was not an option for me

please help me out
thankyou very much
Standard User puttha914
(newbie) Sat 15-Jun-13 02:39:45
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Re: any suggestion for short term provider?


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oh i just found that someone already ask and answered
but if any suggestion you want please feel free.
Standard User iand
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 15-Jun-13 18:27:03
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Re: any suggestion for short term provider?


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sometimes it is better to ring the provider as the normal offers are for 12+ months. Try vivaciti.net or plus.net I think "Arnold & Arnold" may also provide a short term connection.

IanD


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Standard User blueacid
(committed) Sat 15-Jun-13 19:17:09
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Re: any suggestion for short term provider?


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Although he has heavy usage - AAISP might not be the wisest choice for that, depending on when during the day the usage is (daytime 9am-6pm usage is REALLY expensive, but otherwise it's quite reasonable)
Standard User Apprentice
(knowledge is power) Sat 15-Jun-13 20:51:35
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Re: any suggestion for short term provider?


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Has the apartment got an active phone line installed?

If so put the phone number or the postcode into this checker and see what is available from the exchange and post back the results or a link to them.

Alastair

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Standard User ukhardy07
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 15-Jun-13 20:59:53
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Re: any suggestion for short term provider?


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If there's an active landline

Plusnet do no contract broadband. It's 2.50 extra monthly


If there's not an active line it's probably cheaper to do a 12 month contract including free line install and pay the extra 6 months at the end

Edited by ukhardy07 (Sat 15-Jun-13 21:00:11)

Standard User puttha914
(newbie) Sun 16-Jun-13 02:07:39
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Re: any suggestion for short term provider?


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Hi thanks for many reply.

sorry if this will bother you.

in the word "Active Landline"
is it mean
the room got phone number?
or
the room got a socket for asking for phone number?

i have to say, in this stage i don't know yet
but i assume that the tenant that live before me will cancel every service they got
when they leave their room.
if that case happen, it mean that i will have to ask for landline to install again, right?
which mean i have to pay some like 40-50 pound before i get one, right?

but when i try to order plus net and they ask for phone number. I choose i don't have phone number and just put post code there, choose the room number. they said their check show that there is a working phone line
at my property, and ask me that to install new phone line or take over and switch to plus net.
is this phone number belong to me or to the previous tenant? or choose i ask the agency?

plase feel free to correct if my thought was wrong and excuse me if my language is confuse you guys
anyway, thank for suggestion
Standard User ukhardy07
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 16-Jun-13 02:19:33
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in the word "Active Landline"
is it mean
the room got phone number?
or
the room got a socket for asking for phone number?

Active landline just means when you plug a phone into the socket, it's not silent - there's a dial tone
but i assume that the tenant that live before me will cancel every service they got
when they leave their room.
if that case happen, it mean that i will have to ask for landline to install again, right?
which mean i have to pay some like 40-50 pound before i get one, right?


It depends really. They can move out and cancel everything. This would immediately stop outgoing calls being made but British Telecom might leave the line active for months after.

but when i try to order plus net and they ask for phone number. I choose i don't have phone number and just put post code there, choose the room number. they said their check show that there is a working phone line
at my property, and ask me that to install new phone line or take over and switch to plus net.


It's basically letting you know that right now there is an active landline at the property which you can have the plusnet services installed on probably for free.

is this phone number belong to me or to the previous tenant? or choose i ask the agency?

The number belongs to the previous tenant but it doesn't really matter.
All we care about is if there's a landline, with power and a dial tone. You get a different number even if you use the current landline.

It looks like there's an active landline there right now.

Honestly the very best way to do this is to speak with PlusNet as they can advise properly and they know all of the facts 100%. So they can definitely know if there's an active landline, prices etc.

Although I think if there is an active landline your best bet is plusnet.

If not, then go for Sky or TalkTalk if you have LLU available at your postcode. We can check this for you if necessary smile

Edited by ukhardy07 (Sun 16-Jun-13 02:20:05)

Standard User puttha914
(newbie) Sun 16-Jun-13 02:34:00
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thank you very much!
you really help me out smile

can i also ask some suggestion more on vivaciti (for knowledge and optional)

so correct me if i wrong

if i try to use them, i have to purchase a phone number from bt first
(which will charge me around 15 a month and also tie with 12 month contract,
which i have to pay a terminate fee after that as well)
then i have to pay provider saying 25 a month
(and i believe i have to buy new router as well)

is that correct?
Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 16-Jun-13 03:52:59
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In reply to a post by ukhardy07:
Active landline just means when you plug a phone into the socket, it's not silent - there's a dial tone
And if there is a dial tone, dial 1470 17070 and it will tell you its number as "This circuit is defined as ...".

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 - BQM
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