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Standard User brandscill
(experienced) Wed 06-Jul-16 21:28:38
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Looking for a cheap fibre package


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I'm looking to move to a cheap fibre package.

Min 40/10 and ideally inc line rental would like to pay £25ish a month. I almost switched to SSE but jumped out of that sinking ship before the switchover.

Any tips? I know there are a lot of good Quidco offers around but even so some still mean £30+ monthly costs plus migration fees.

Any help would be appreciated. I just feel every decision I go to make (almost Vodafone before SSE) is a wrong one.

There is also a part of me that says, keep paying £31.98 for July/August and then £32.98 for September, October and maybe November and then my contract with Plus Net is up and I could see what the broadband market is like then.

Just annoyed at Plusnet for taking 40/20 and making it 55/10. The guy on the phone laughed and said yeah well it costs us more than we charge you and we're losing money. I appreciate that, it is 80/20 managed down to 40 but they sold me that in good faith.

Plus Net - 40/20

Edited by brandscill (Wed 06-Jul-16 21:34:22)

Standard User professor973
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 06-Jul-16 21:54:18
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Can't see you getting FTTC plus line for £25 per month, which is not much more than some charge for line alone. Even rubbish 'Free' SSE would cost you that with all their other rip-off charges.
Standard User brandscill
(experienced) Wed 06-Jul-16 22:01:43
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£21 no setup fee, so there were no other charges.

Plus Net - 40/20


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Standard User professor973
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 06-Jul-16 22:51:53
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Well I would not be tied into rubbish like that at any price - Prefer decent price for good customer service, no throttling and no contract tie-in.
Standard User brandscill
(experienced) Thu 07-Jul-16 06:44:50
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I totally a appreciate that. I'm at a point in time where I need to save money where possible so I'm considering all the options. If it can't be done it can't be done but I have removed SSE from the list for now. Talking to some others who signed up in the last few days like me it sounds like they're having a real hard time processing all the new sign ups as well. Maybe things will change in a few months.

Plus Net - 40/20
Standard User bob12345
(regular) Thu 07-Jul-16 08:50:38
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Origin broadband ( resell PN , if not got their equipment in your exchange )
They offer 40/10 equivalent of £ 26.40 a month ( inc line) , 18 month term

Line £ 16.40 , broadband free for 6 month, 12 month at £ 14.99
Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Thu 07-Jul-16 10:08:58
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The cheapest big fibre ISP, which is unlikely to have congestion issues is probably TalkTalk. The others, at a similar price, such as SSE have congestion problems and issues with new orders, which seem to be increasing daily.

£17.70 + £5 for fibre for 12 months. It is only 2Mbps upload which should be fine for Skype calls, online gaming and general email attachments but not ideal for uploading large files e.g 2gb files to a dropbox (which you probably do not do very often).

https://www.uswitch.com/broadband/go/MTYyMDAtMTI0NjU...

The price using the link above is cheaper than the website directly.

Also be noted, Customer Service isn't anything to shout home about.

Edited by ukhardy07 (Thu 07-Jul-16 10:10:17)

Standard User vimto_girl
(committed) Thu 07-Jul-16 10:58:16
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What retention deal(s) did you get from Plusnet? That should be your starting point for comparison, I guess.
Standard User vimto_girl
(committed) Thu 07-Jul-16 11:51:52
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In reply to a post by bob12345:
Origin broadband ( resell PN , if not got their equipment in your exchange )
Origin use a variety of partners, not just Plusnet, it's a bit of a lottery. They claimed they were moving everyone over to their own network via BTw in 2015, but I'm not sure that ever happened.

In any case, they have the most shocking contractual terms I've ever seen and I do not recommend anyone agree to them.
Standard User brandscill
(experienced) Thu 07-Jul-16 12:49:00
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They didn't offer much.

Offered me £10 for 18 months for 40/2 so a worse deal than new customers.

Plus Net - 40/20
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