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    • Fortyfoot
    • By Fortyfoot 18th Oct 16, 10:54 AM
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    Which company to choose for Line, all calls & BB.
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    • 18th Oct 16, 10:54 AM
    Which company to choose for Line, all calls & BB. 18th Oct 16 at 10:54 AM
    I have been looking on MSE for a while and now I am within 2 weeks of the end of my contract with TalkTalk. I have narrowed it down to three companies with any time calls package & BB.

    EE.............18 months £25..............I have a contract with EE for my mobile.
    Plusnet......12 months £25.99 plus £50 CB
    Sky............12 months £25.40 plus £50 M&S voucher

    I have looked at Quidco and their CBs are confusing.

    They are more or less the same as I can see, which is the best and which is the worst? Which would you go for?

    Thanks.

    Fortyfoot
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    • JJ Egan
    • By JJ Egan 18th Oct 16, 12:37 PM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 12:37 PM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 12:37 PM
    EE and Plusnet are BT .
    I would be looking at 12 month contracts not 18 months .
    • AndyPK
    • By AndyPK 18th Oct 16, 1:21 PM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 1:21 PM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 1:21 PM
    I would go with EE. If you give them your EE Mobile number you will get a couple of quid a month off.

    Caller display and voice mail is free.
    Minutes to mobiles is included in the call package.
    • anactuary
    • By anactuary 18th Oct 16, 1:50 PM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 1:50 PM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 1:50 PM
    I would go with Plusnet or Sky as their customer service is better than others (though by no means perfect). I'd actually choose Plusnet as M&S voucher not much use to me.

    There is an MSE referral page at http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=2404513
    if you decide on Plusnet to help another MSE'er (and still qualify for the £50 direct from Plusnet).
    • teddysmum
    • By teddysmum 18th Oct 16, 4:00 PM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 4:00 PM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 4:00 PM
    PlusNet let you do line rental saver , reducing the line cost to £15.49, so £23.49 or £24.48 with caller display.
    • AndyPK
    • By AndyPK 18th Oct 16, 5:53 PM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 5:53 PM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 5:53 PM
    EE also do LRS, but Sky don't.
    • Fortyfoot
    • By Fortyfoot 18th Oct 16, 7:13 PM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 7:13 PM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 7:13 PM
    Thanks for all the advice.

    BT



    Less £99.75 TCB or £95.00 through Quidco.

    About £24, not £11.57. Slightly less than the ones I quoted.

    Fortyfoot
    Last edited by Fortyfoot; 18-10-2016 at 8:42 PM.
    • Fortyfoot
    • By Fortyfoot 18th Oct 16, 9:36 PM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 9:36 PM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 9:36 PM
    I would go with EE. If you give them your EE Mobile number you will get a couple of quid a month off.

    Caller display and voice mail is free.
    Minutes to mobiles is included in the call package.
    Originally posted by AndyPK
    Looks good, 18 months, no quids off but 5gb data boost and inclusive calls to land lines in 40 countires, not that I will use much of those.

    £290.50 up front then £7.50 a month, less Quidco £60.

    I have taken this deal, the only unexpected thing was a £25 charge on the first bill for fibre activation.

    Fortyfoot
    Last edited by Fortyfoot; 19-10-2016 at 9:56 AM. Reason: Update
    • Fortyfoot
    • By Fortyfoot 2nd Nov 16, 8:02 PM
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    • 2nd Nov 16, 8:02 PM
    Up and running!
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    • 2nd Nov 16, 8:02 PM
    I was advised that change over would be today. Very early morning the phone line clicked and there were odd periods during the day when we could not make or receive a call. Mobiles were on standby.

    At 19.20 this evening I got a text to say it was ready.

    I connected the modem and entered the wifi password and it was up and running.

    I did a speed test which gave the following results -

    Ping 296 ms Download 11.04 Mb/s Upload 1.54 Mb/s

    At 10.45pm these were - Ping 159 Download 30.65 Upload 1.00

    Download speeds with TalkTalk over the last few days varied between 0.64 and 5.26Mb/s and uploads between 0.9 and 1.02Mb/s. Ping varied between 2381 and 7671 ms.

    I hope this info may help others to decide what to do.

    Fortyfoot
    Last edited by Fortyfoot; 03-11-2016 at 9:08 AM.
    • KellyOn
    • By KellyOn 9th Nov 16, 7:37 AM
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    I think EE is better
    • JJ Egan
    • By JJ Egan 9th Nov 16, 9:41 AM
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    I think EE is better
    Originally posted by KellyOn
    You mean the BT owned EE ??With a service that comes down the BT infrastructure .
    • Anthorn
    • By Anthorn 9th Nov 16, 10:22 PM
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    I'll be different: Virgin Media Fibre 50 Mbps unlimited Broadband only, 12 months contract for £27 p/m plus £14.99 set up, no phone line. Add Vonage VOIP unlimited UK calls for £8 p/m and you get a non-geographic 0300 number and a free mobile app on Android or iOS so you can use your Vonage phone service on the go. (PAYG with data add-on?)

    I would do the above in a flash but I don't have Virgin Media cable in the building where I live.

    Or be more conventional with Plusnet Unlimited Fibre 38 Mbps and phone line for 27.50 and add unlimited UK landline and mobile calls for £8 p/m. This is what I have
    Last edited by Anthorn; 09-11-2016 at 10:25 PM.
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