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Standard User white43
(committed) Mon 09-Nov-20 12:37:52
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Standard broadband recommendation?


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I'm looking to move my mother in law from Utility Warehouse where she's paying £30+ for standard broadband and line rental. Seeing offers from Plusnet, Pop, John Lewis etc for around 20-22 but the reviews are appalling for all of them.

Any ideas where I could move her to?

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Standard User broadband66
(knowledge is power) Mon 09-Nov-20 15:11:30
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Don't forget that UW includes free evening and weekend calls.

Was Eclipse Home Option 1, VM 2Mb & O2 Standard
Now Utility Warehouse (up to 16mbps) via Talk Talk
Standard User bsg017
(newbie) Mon 09-Nov-20 15:41:12
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Not sure what their present offer is, but I am happy with about £31/month for broadband (about 53/8Mbs), line rental, and free anytime phone calls to standard and mobile numbers from Vodaphone on FTTC. Broadband speed achievable would depend on the distance 'to the box' assuming fibre is available in her area.


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Standard User white43
(committed) Mon 09-Nov-20 16:01:21
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I'd forgotten to add that she can't get FTTP or FTTC. I need to keep the price as low as possible.

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Standard User white43
(committed) Mon 09-Nov-20 16:02:00
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Which she definitely doesn't need. She uses he mobile.

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Standard User danielhyde
(member) Mon 09-Nov-20 16:14:52
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Zen is £28 on a 12 month contract
Standard User jelv
(knowledge is power) Mon 09-Nov-20 16:31:58
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Pulse8? £25, no contract

https://pulse8broadband.co.uk/broadband-packages?pre...

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Standard User flippery
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 09-Nov-20 16:32:35
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Pulse8broadband £25 1 month contract. No modem supplied FOC
Standard User CJT
(experienced) Tue 10-Nov-20 08:49:53
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You can buy a TP-Link TD-W8961N 300 Mbps Wireless N ADSL2+ Modem Router for under £20 off Amazon, would do the job as VDSL is not available

CJT.

On BT Broadband up to 80 Mbps...

But NOT for much longer!

Previously on NOW TV Broadband up to 38 Mbps
Standard User gc1
(regular) Tue 10-Nov-20 09:18:31
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Check if she is on any means tested benefit (income support or universal credit or pension credit etc.)

If so then BT basic+broadband at £10.07 per month is available.
Standard User white43
(committed) Tue 10-Nov-20 09:19:41
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She is on pension credit - how does she get BT basic and broadband???

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Standard User CJT
(experienced) Tue 10-Nov-20 10:02:17
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Standard User gc1
(regular) Tue 10-Nov-20 10:03:20
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Make sure it is the guaranteed credit part of pension credit.

The refer to https://btplc.com/inclusion/ProductsAndServices/BTBa...

I think you have to phone them and they send a paper application form, they then verify with DWP etc. so it takes a few weeks.

The customer only gets the basic "BT hub 4" but that is perfectly adequate for an ADSL service.
Standard User candlerb
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 10-Nov-20 13:07:21
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Right now you can get ADSL on Talktalk *Business* for £18+VAT = £21.60 per month (no connection fee, 12 month contract, and no price rise at end)

https://www.talktalk.co.uk/business/product/simplybb

I've not used TTB myself, but from what I've heard, their customer service is far better than TT Residential. Plus, the free static IP might help if you are doing remote management of her PC smile
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