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Standard User microtan
(newbie) Wed 05-Nov-14 13:34:31
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Cost Effective Broadband and Mobile Phone


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When BT announced line rental increase I changed suppliers

Line Rental Fuel £7.29 per month 12 Month Contract
I can receive calls OK with no number displayed but it excludes calls which is what I wanted.

DSL Broadband Plusnet £1.49 per month 12 Month Contract
I used MAC transfer to avoid BT cancellation charges though they did bill me £30.17 for Broadband Charged in advance so I immediately cancelled my DD and paid the remainder of the bill by debit card on-line.

I did get a call from BT billing so I explained that I did not cancel but was transferred by Plusnet using a MAC code and I have not been charged since.

Mobile PhoneTesco (O2 network)
£10 per month Sim Only 12 month contract
Allowance 1000 Mins, 5000 texts (FC) and 1GB 3G data

It is a competitive market but spitting bundles can sometimes be more cost effective.

Primus line rental via broadbandchoices 12 month £8.75
PlusNet ADSL broadband unlimited 12 months at £1.49
Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Wed 05-Nov-14 13:39:13
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If your line rental transfer took place before the broadband migration then BT Retail systems would not see the migration, though they may have seen the MAC - depending on when it was submitted.

"Spitting" isn't polite. tongue smile wink.

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Standard User Stevenage_Neil
(committed) Wed 05-Nov-14 13:50:52
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Line Rental Fuel £7.29 per month 12 Month Contract
I can receive calls OK with no number displayed but it excludes calls which is what I wanted.


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Standard User microtan
(newbie) Wed 05-Nov-14 15:15:18
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I wanted to "unbundle" Line Rental and Broadband and use my mobile phone for calls

My line rental is with Fuel. It was called Primus Saver when I signed up but has since re-branded.

I got the £7.29 deal via BroadbandChoices exclusive offer for line rental only.

Even though I only pay for line rental, my land line phone still receives incoming calls but as expected without caller display.

Fuel web site currently does not show any details of the line rental only deals probably because mine was through a deal via BroadbandChoices so I cannot see what the charges are for making land line calls.

As I do not want to trigger any unknown charges, I only use my mobile phone for calls

Fuel (was Primus) line rental via broadbandchoices 12 month £7.29
PlusNet ADSL broadband unlimited 12 months at £1.49
Standard User Stevenage_Neil
(committed) Wed 05-Nov-14 15:31:10
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Thank you.
Standard User microtan
(newbie) Wed 05-Nov-14 16:42:00
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I had paid 12 months BT line rental upfront so I changed to Fuel after migration to Plusnet.

I had 1 month left on the BT line rental worth £11.75 but as BT do not refund unused 12 months line rental, I was in effect paying twice for that month.

12 monthly Fuel Line Rental payment of £7.29 = £87.48 per annum and adding on the unused BT £11.75 = £99.23 line rental per annum.

Fuel (was Primus) line rental via broadbandchoices 12 month £7.29
PlusNet ADSL broadband unlimited 12 months at £1.49
Standard User tommy45
(knowledge is power) Wed 05-Nov-14 17:55:11
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I'm giving a lot of thought to switching my line rental away from BT as they keep on increasing prices to susidise their bb and poxy tv channels oh and not to mention keep their share holders happy too

Iwas looking at the post office home phone package, they offer free caller display and the basic 1571 service that where free with bt, and the line rental is £10 if you pay 12mths up front( LRS )So i could have what i now have with BT for £5+ per month cheaper , Sounds good,but there's a but why do they say that they will send you a wireless router on the home phone (get connected)page,??? i certainly won't be wanting their bb offerings post office home phone
Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Wed 05-Nov-14 18:49:54
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So you are thinking of paying the Post Office, who outsource the whole thing to Fujitsu, who delegate customer support to Capita and phone line supply to TalkTalk. As you aren't taking the broadband that will be Openreach Wholesale Line Rental.

Who is/will be your broadband with?

Linky.

[shudder]

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Connection - Plusnet UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 56.4/14.5Mbps @ 600m. - IPv4BQM IPv6BQM

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Standard User tommy45
(knowledge is power) Wed 05-Nov-14 19:31:33
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Currently with the same ISP as you, have been for the past 18 +mths, but I'm thinking of migrating but there isn't really much that ain't overpriced IMO on the FTTC front ,
I'm waiting for the 1 mth rolling contracts to appear now OR have stopped insisting on 12mth min term for FTTC to FTTC migrations , no one as yet is doing it, the big six are too busy in their race to the bottom as far as bb goes that and subsidising that race with price hikes in line rental at every opportunity BTretail being the worst culprit

As far as line rental and calls go i'm not really bothered as long as the support side of things go don't turn out worse than what BT offer, The line should stay as is WLR3 so no LLU ?

Edited by tommy45 (Wed 05-Nov-14 19:32:40)

Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Wed 05-Nov-14 20:13:32
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Yes, that's what I said - it will remain WLR3. So long as you don't get accidentally slammed of course. Anyone on Post Office broadband goes full LLU.

Capita has always seemed a bad firm to me. They used to have offices next door to mine and it was a shambles.

Their wiki entry doesn't encourage me.

There's a recent thread about precisely your question.

There are also some posts in that forum about customer service, on a six-month view. OK, they are about broadband CS, but worth a read.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk | Domains,site and mail hosting - Tsohost.
Connection - Plusnet UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 56.4/14.5Mbps @ 600m. - IPv4BQM IPv6BQM

"Angels can fly because they can take themselves lightly." - G K Chesterton.
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