New build house - new line?

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Got a new build house that has no connection. The developers has put piping down for the cable to be pulled through to the house.
I ordered Virgin Media as I need the speeds but its taking forever.

Looking for the cheapest solution for Broadband in the meantime. 4G/5G is a no-go because the signal isn't good enough.

I presume I have to pay for a line to be connected to the house, but I'm only expecting to have to use this for a couple of months max.
What is the cheapest solution I can go for? With BT you seem to have to sign up for a long contract which I'm looking to avoid.

Thanks.

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  • Ayr_Rage
    Ayr_Rage Posts: 1,133 Forumite
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    Ask your developer what are the plans for cabling the street.

    There are very few companies that provide month-to-month contracts.


  • Cheetah05
    Cheetah05 Posts: 12 Forumite
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    Its not that sort of development, its a one off kind of thing. The developer has done their bit by putting in plastic tubing with a rope to pull the cable through from the box on the street.

    I'll have to pay to get the cable pulled through and expect to have to pay a contract for a while...I'm looking to minimize this cost as much as possible - the total cost over the contract - that is what the question is about...
  • littleboo
    littleboo Posts: 1,516 Forumite
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    Whose box is it on the street? Openreach, Virgin, someone else's?
  • Cheetah05
    Cheetah05 Posts: 12 Forumite
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    edited 17 March 2023 at 12:49PM
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    the developer has done the same thing for both Virgin and OpenReach...didn't realise there are other providers and there certainly aren't any other boxes on the street.
  • littleboo
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    You could try Cuckoo, they have a 1 month contract option
  • Cisco001
    Cisco001 Posts: 4,025 Forumite
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    When you say no-go for 4G/5G, do you mean you have poor signal for all 4 networks?
  • iniltous
    iniltous Posts: 3,137 Forumite
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    edited 17 March 2023 at 4:28PM
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    TBH , the developer at best will have laid duct to the curtilage of the site , they won’t have the necessary accreditation / permits to excavate in the public footpath and certainly shouldn’t be poking their duct through the walls of a Openreach or VM jointing chamber in the public footpath.
    I would think if you preferred supplier is VM and are prepared to wait for Virgin Media , and only want a temporary solution until VM get their network into your property, the only option will be mobile 4/5G , even if you can find an Openreach based provider that offers a month to month contract and not a 12/24 month one , Openreach will not spend the money necessary to hook up for a month worth of connection, they will charge the ISP for the installation, and ISP will either expect you to sign up to a long deal to ameliorate the install costs over the length of the ‘contract’ or they will charge you for the installation as a one off connection fee.
  • Cheetah05
    Cheetah05 Posts: 12 Forumite
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    edited 19 March 2023 at 6:25PM
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    iniltous said:
    TBH , the developer at best will have laid duct to the curtilage of the site , they won’t have the necessary accreditation / permits to excavate in the public footpath and certainly shouldn’t be poking their duct through the walls of a Openreach or VM jointing chamber in the public footpath.
    I would think if you preferred supplier is VM and are prepared to wait for Virgin Media , and only want a temporary solution until VM get their network into your property, the only option will be mobile 4/5G , even if you can find an Openreach based provider that offers a month to month contract and not a 12/24 month one , Openreach will not spend the money necessary to hook up for a month worth of connection, they will charge the ISP for the installation, and ISP will either expect you to sign up to a long deal to ameliorate the install costs over the length of the ‘contract’ or they will charge you for the installation as a one off connection fee.
    I expect to pay, I'm just trying to minimize that cost even if it means I have to get a 24month contract.

    Cisco001 said:
    When you say no-go for 4G/5G, do you mean you have poor signal for all 4 networks?
    Yes. All networks poor.
  • jbainbridge
    jbainbridge Posts: 2,014 Forumite
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    I'd consider PlusNet or Now .. both are relatively cheap and offer 12 month contracts (on FTTC). I'm guessing you can't get full fibre yet?
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