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    • brymbo76
    • By brymbo76 20th Apr 17, 11:13 PM
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    Have you switched or would you consider switching to slower Broadband to save money?
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    • 20th Apr 17, 11:13 PM
    Have you switched or would you consider switching to slower Broadband to save money? 20th Apr 17 at 11:13 PM
    My current Broadband & Phone package is BT Infinity 1 (52MB) & Weekend Calls.
    This costs £23 a month for Broadband and either £44.49 for Monthly Line Rental or you can pay 12 months Line Rental upfront (Line rental saver) costing £205.08 for the year (working out as £17.09 a month) or pay monthly Line Rental saver costing £25.50 a month.
    So altogether I would be paying for the one-off Line Rental saver plus 12 monthly payments of £23 for broadband a total of £205.08 + £276 = £481.08.
    Does anyone still think this is way excessive for 12 months Line Rental and Broadband?
    I hardly use my Landline but I do find it useful to keep it.

    I only really use Broadband for general internet surfing but sometimes occasionally for Catch-Up TV and Internet Radio though not all at the same time which makes me think that a 17MB Broadband speed package should suffice.

    Has anyone ever downgraded their Broadband for a slower speed to save some money?
    If so, what was the outcome?
    Was your speed sufficient?
    Did you still get a good customer service from your new provider?
    And who would you recommend?
    I am considering TenTel, Origin, TalkTalk or SSE for one of their 17MB Unlimited Data packages.
    Hope to hear some thoughts back from some of you.
    Thanks.
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    • brymbo76
    • By brymbo76 21st Apr 17, 7:25 AM
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    • 21st Apr 17, 7:25 AM
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    • 21st Apr 17, 7:25 AM
    I forgot to mention, I did get through to the retentions department when I was on the phone with them last night.
    They did offer me a reduced rate of £18 a month for broadband but that's only a saving of £60 a year. Would you accept this offer or just go ahead and leave BT and switch to a slower broadband provider.
    Please let me know your thoughts and opinions.
    Thanks.
    • Scrounger
    • By Scrounger 21st Apr 17, 8:07 AM
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    • 21st Apr 17, 8:07 AM
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    • 21st Apr 17, 8:07 AM
    Why don't you move over to Plusnet Fibre 38Mb Unlimited - Equiv £20.42/month.

    You can use your existing BT router (just update the login details).

    It works for me.

    Scrounger
    • Colin_Maybe
    • By Colin_Maybe 21st Apr 17, 8:10 AM
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    • 21st Apr 17, 8:10 AM
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    • 21st Apr 17, 8:10 AM
    I've never had fibre myself but my usage is similar to yours and it's more than quick enough. That said I'm near to the exchange so you'd have to check what your estimate would be first.

    https://www.uswitch.com/broadband/postcode_checker/




    £35.09 a month for BT fibre or £18.99 for Sky ADSL for new customers. Only you can decide
    • brymbo76
    • By brymbo76 21st Apr 17, 1:17 PM
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    • 21st Apr 17, 1:17 PM
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    • 21st Apr 17, 1:17 PM
    The only problem is going to be about leaving BT is that is that I would be having to set up a gmail email account because once I leave BT, I believe my BT Yahoo Mail account would eventually close unless I pay to keep just my email account open which I believe is £5 a month.
    • AndyPK
    • By AndyPK 21st Apr 17, 2:00 PM
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    • 21st Apr 17, 2:00 PM
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    • 21st Apr 17, 2:00 PM
    anything over £400 a year is excessive.

    Should be targeting £350 a year or less if you want to move yearly
    • lee111s
    • By lee111s 21st Apr 17, 2:34 PM
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    • 21st Apr 17, 2:34 PM
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    • 21st Apr 17, 2:34 PM
    Get mine for free so no need to move.
    • teddysmum
    • By teddysmum 21st Apr 17, 7:21 PM
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    • 21st Apr 17, 7:21 PM
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    • 21st Apr 17, 7:21 PM
    [QUOTE=brymbo76;72432542


    I only really use Broadband for general internet surfing but sometimes occasionally for Catch-Up TV and Internet Radio though not all at the same time which makes me think that a 17MB Broadband speed package should suffice.

    [/QUOTE]



    As the up to 17 Mbps is an umbrella figure for anything from 2Mbps upwards, suitability would depend on what you actually get.


    Since going from Sky to PlusNet our speed has dropped from 6+ to under 5 but it works fine for everyday use 9up to two laptops) and was ok for catchup when we used the Smart tv before going back to Sky tv.


    A few months ago, I used my son's Sky fibre for the first time and, as I wasn't streaming, noticed little difference from our PlusNet ADSL speed.
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