I think we qualify for both counts, so hope to get a free one.
Does anyone know if a Free UPS has ever been supplied for anyone's new FTTP connection. ?
They aren't supplied by OpenReach though and aren't specifically for FTTP either.
They are also required for VOIP based services on FTTC like BT's Digital Voice.
It's the responsibility of the ISP to provide a UPS so it's them you need to request this from.
The older OpenReach battery backup units (that are no longer supplied) are effectively useless for making emergency calls during a powercut as they only power the ONT.
I know of BT issuing these.
You can order and pay for 1 during your broadband order or request 1 for free if you meet the criteria.
If there's indoor mobile coverage BT want you to cough up for the BBU.
I believe Sky have a UPS you can buy also.