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wakeupalarm
Old 25-08-2012, 2:41 PM
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Default BT 2013 price increases

BT will increase prices by 6% in January 2013.

Line rental will go up 85p per month to 15.45
Paying by cheque/cash will go up to 2.00
Daytime calls will go up from 7.95p to 8.41p
Call set up fee will go up from 13.1p to 13.87p
BT broadband will increase by 1.55 per month
BT Vision will see increase by 1.00 per month
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Old 25-08-2012, 2:45 PM
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Source or link to details please ?

Found a link - http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2012...?newsfeed=true


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Old 27-08-2012, 7:05 PM
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Probably the first of the rises to come from the telecom companies.
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Old 27-08-2012, 8:23 PM
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Share one line between neighbours?

Get four cordless phones, one Home Hub.
Pay Line Rental Saver annually, AnyTime, Friends and Family Mobile.
What happens if you push this button?
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Old 27-08-2012, 10:59 PM
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I'm paying BT 16.50 for Line Rental & A\T calls but it will be going back to 19.50 soon BEFORE going up to 20.60. !!!


Seems a lot now!
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Old 27-08-2012, 11:04 PM
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Well BT have lost a customer, they are way overpriced and I am sick of being penalised because I pay cash
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Old 28-08-2012, 12:43 AM
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Surprised anyone stays with BT?

Ever since it's been privatised it's been constantly working to make the bills more obfuscated and obscure... my last bill with them I asked them what the charges were for .... and even they had to admit they didn't know or understand it.

As for price well ridiculous that they charge some services that all the other rival companies don't. They are finally beginning to update to fibre optics ... not because they want to improve the phone and broadband... no it's because they are going to dig up the copper wire system to sell off to the far east countries for scrap metal.

I believe I'm correct when I say that whatever telephone company you choose apart these conmen you will be better off and have a much better service.

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Old 28-08-2012, 4:59 AM
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It would be nice to think that the dividends on my BT shares will rise to keep pace with the ever inflating cost of my line rental.

Wishful thinking is always nice.
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Old 28-08-2012, 5:52 AM
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Surprised anyone stays with BT?
What are the options in a non-cable area? I'm considering leaving BT. My ISP does line rental packages but is that the only choice for me, and how much of their profit is still passed on to BT for use of the exchange right to my door?
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Old 28-08-2012, 8:42 AM
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We were talking to a manager who works at a BT call-centre last year and he even stated how amazed he was of the market share that BT has.
People just seem reluctant to leave them!!

We've just negotiated a new 12 month contract with TalkTalk and by paying up-front for the line rental (114 per year, saving 60 and works out at 9.50 p/m), we are paying 16.75 p/m for all-time calls, unlimited internet, free 0845, free 0870 etc ..................... and including line rental!!
Maybe not the best deal, but just slightly over the new BT line rental. loll

Get away from BT - crazy being loyal to an expensive service.

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Old 28-08-2012, 9:08 AM
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What are the options in a non-cable area? I'm considering leaving BT. My ISP does line rental packages but is that the only choice for me, and how much of their profit is still passed on to BT for use of the exchange right to my door?
You can use any other telcom provider you wish on a BT-based line. For broadband, even if you have no LLU options, you still have the choice of dozens of BT resellers, Plusnet being the obvious example-but there are many others.
Start with an exchange search on www.samknows.com for your LLU options.
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We were talking to a manager who works at a BT call-centre last year and he even stated how amazed he was of the market share that BT has.
People just seem reluctant to leave them!!

We've just negotiated a new 12 month contract with TalkTalk and by paying up-front for the line rental (114 per year, saving 60 and works out at 9.50 p/m), we are paying 16.75 p/m for all-time calls, unlimited internet, free 0845, free 0870 etc ..................... and including line rental!!
Maybe not the best deal, but just slightly over the new BT line rental. loll
Get away from BT - crazy being loyal to an expensive service.

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The clue is in the name; British Telecom, British Gas, British Airways. Decades after privatisation, people still think they are somehow the 'official' national suppliers and so must be more reliable.
That's possible, but I do think people may be "scared" to switch.
Orange would have been better for us taking into account any cashback from say Topcashback, but not to any real significant amount and obviously would depend on getting the cashback.
Orange is worth looking at if you are already an Orange mobile customer (you get a 5 discount).
I can't remember what the manager stated was BT's market share, but it was massive!!!
I'm sure he stated their market share was over 50%, but that's only a guess.

It is personal choice at the end of the day, but there is no need to pay "silly" prices.

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Old 28-08-2012, 10:33 AM
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We stay with BT because my OH is a gamer and cains the downloads/internet.

We know how much he uses and if we went with other companies we would get hit big time with extra charges

35 per month = line rental, unlimited weekend/evening calls, broadband option 3

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Start with an exchange search on www.samknows.com for your LLU options.
Sadly a big fat X next to all the LLU operator presence in my area!
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Old 28-08-2012, 10:45 AM
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I only use BT for line rental, I switched years ago for LLU broadband (Aquiss/C&W) and telephone (Primus). I am amazed just how much BT now charge for line rental its gone up a lot in real terms past few years, trouble is some other companies follow suit in any case although maybe dont charge as much

I been seriously thinking of leaving BT for Sky and there fibre package. I just like a rock solid connection and no limits
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Sadly a big fat X next to all the LLU operator presence in my area!
OK, so you can still choose from any of the BT resellers: Plusnet, Zen, Eclipse...and many more.
If you want the cheapest package, then Plusnet Value is likely to be the one, even on a Market 1 exchange @ 12.99pm after 3 months , but it comes with a 10GB monthly cap, which may not suit you. And Quidco cashback is available.
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Old 28-08-2012, 11:01 AM
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OK, so you can still choose from any of the BT resellers: Plusnet, Zen, Eclipse...and many more.
If you want the cheapest package, then Plusnet Value is likely to be the one, even on a Market 1 exchange @ 12.99pm after 3 months , but it comes with a 10GB monthly cap, which may not suit you. And Quidco cashback is available.
But with Plusnet usage between midnight and 8am doesn't count, and neither does the cap apply then - so you could for example schedule all your i-player downloads for then.

And if you exceed the cap (and don't want to pay for more), it keeps working at no extra charge. Instead your speed is capped - to about 256K (0.25Mb). Not long ago that was considered an OK speed, and its still fine for normal uses such as web browsing, banking, email, etc; just not fast enough for video and gaming.
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Old 28-08-2012, 11:05 AM
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Looks like skys line rental has now gone up

It was the other week 12.25 now its 14.50 reported on there site, so 10p cheaper than BT

according to this thread sky for new customers only are stopping the free off peak calls only weekends

http://www.cableforum.co.uk/board/65...ne-rental.html

sky also now state

Sky Talk Weekends and Sky Line Rental

Inclusive weekend calls to UK# landlines, plus cheaper line rental than BT’s standard monthly price.

http://www.sky.com/shop/broadband-talk/fibre-optic/

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Old 28-08-2012, 11:27 AM
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In many cases you are now cheaper to use your mobile for daytime calls as well as calling other mobiles. I pay 8ppm for all calls (including mobiles and 08 numbers) on Tesco Mobile Lite. Some other networks are cheaper still to landlines (5ppm Lyca, Lebara) but charge more for mobiles and 08 numbers.

We are now in the crazy situation where the cheapest way to call another BT landline often ISN'T from your BT landline!!
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