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Standard User gtmcclinton
(regular) Tue 11-Oct-16 09:20:57
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BT contract about to end


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Hi,

My BT broadband (non fibre) contract is about to end, so my introductory deal of £5/month is about to disappear.

Understandably, I'm not keen on the big price hike so was about to move.

However, my other half thinks if I phone BT and explain that I am willing to sign another 12 month contract, but don't need any hardware or vouchers, that they will keep the price as is, rather than lose a customer.

What say you? Worth a try, or are they just going to laugh?

edit: I should also state, I am on a rural exchange, and according to uswitch, I don't have many options.

e.g. They are saying Sky, plusnet and talktalk are not available. Can this be true?

I thought I would still be able to get non-LLU rebadged BT-wholesale offerings, or do these no longer exist?

Edited by gtmcclinton (Tue 11-Oct-16 09:25:55)

Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Tue 11-Oct-16 09:26:06
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If you have sky llu in your exchange, Sky are offering free unlimited broadband at the moment and they'll give you £50, or so it says here http://www.sky.com/shop/broadband-talk/?DCMP=knc-GOO...

It may be true, but which exchange?

Edited by BatBoy (Tue 11-Oct-16 09:27:09)

Standard User gtmcclinton
(regular) Tue 11-Oct-16 09:34:42
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Exchange is WSJOP, it's [censored]. No LLU, not even ADSL2 for the EO lines.

There is FTTx there, but a lot of EO lines, of which mine is one.


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Standard User Spuriousfish
(learned) Tue 11-Oct-16 09:35:10
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My contract with BT ended a couple of months back and they were not the least bit interested in giving me any deal. In fact I've been this route before and I'm now a serial switcher going between BT, Plusnet and now John Lewis - which is Plusnet in reality. I did try the Post Office once but got out of that quickly when Talk-Talk provided their service and reduced the bandwidth at peak times.

The packages vary slightly but give me all I need anyway.

I have the same issues with Electricity suppliers and frequently switch them as well.

It's not difficult to do.

Good luck
Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Tue 11-Oct-16 09:40:02
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Re: BT contract about to end


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I thought I would still be able to get non-LLU rebadged BT-wholesale offerings, or do these no longer exist?


Talktalk do not, and sky sometimes do in exceptional circumstances but the service is dire so avoid it. Plusnet will be available but at a more expensive price.
Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Tue 11-Oct-16 09:43:42
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Sky's no good for you
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 11-Oct-16 09:51:05
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BT probably know about the limited options, but retention deals in return for a 12 month contract generally are half way between standard price and your £5

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Standard User gtmcclinton
(regular) Tue 11-Oct-16 10:16:13
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Thanks for replies, I can go in to conversation with better information now.
Standard User E7er
(knowledge is power) Tue 11-Oct-16 11:22:40
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For WSJOP exchange BT Broadband is your best option. https://www.samknows.com/broadband/exchange/WSJOP
It might accept you! I would sign-up online from their website for the £5.99pm 12-month contract BT Deals online exclusive! wink

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Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Tue 11-Oct-16 11:33:46
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He's an existing customer
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