MSE News: BT's takeover of EE given green light

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Phones & TV
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Phones & TV
BT's £12.5 billion buyout of EE is given the go-ahead after a six-month Competition and Markets Authority inquiry...
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  • One-EyeOne-Eye Forumite
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    SIX MONTHS !!!

    I suppose with Chilcot taking 7 years they think that's efficient.
  • maddocks2379maddocks2379 Forumite
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    very disapointing, ive used EE for about 15 years (through all the mergers) but i wont use BT so ill be leaving... Sadly tho, there is little options now, its either Talk Talk (no chance), Sky or Vodafone
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    robin58robin58 Forumite
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    edited 16 January 2016 at 1:50AM
    Had one of the worst experience with EE with an account I was trying to get a better deal. Was lied to about the deal and when I complained I got the world tour of their centres. Would not go back to them even if they were the last service mobile left.

    BT is one of the most expensive landline companies out there. I rang them up after being with them for over 20 years and asked for a combined service deal. Would only offer free broadband if I signed up there and then.

    BT landline rental is the most expensive out there. Which I find is a laugh when they recently quoted 'we only charge the going rate comparable to our competitors'. It's a well known fact that all the other companies charge just a little less than BT.

    A bit much when you know the wholesale price to them and others is just under £9 and BT own the company, even though it's at arms length.

    The most ironic thing is I moved to their 'nicer sister' company, Plusnet.

    So far with all the lower landline rental, better offer broadband charges and cashback, with a bit of haggling thrown in, I have paid out about £240 for 2 years service.

    So go figure!
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  • robin58robin58 Forumite
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    very disapointing, ive used EE for about 15 years (through all the mergers) but i wont use BT so ill be leaving... Sadly tho, there is little options now, its either Talk Talk (no chance), Sky or Vodafone

    Not quite. Plusnet seems OK at the mo.

    UK customer service centres and good pricing.

    How this will go after the merger God only knows and he ain't telling.:A
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  • robin58robin58 Forumite
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    Best quote I have read so far on a news site forum which made me laugh is:

    'Can you imagine what it will be like when BT and EE Customer Care is merged?

    I think I'll take up alcohol.'

    :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:

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  • LeeUKLeeUK Forumite
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    My broadband and landline are with EE. Just because the bills are still going to have EE on top of them, I bet the service gets quietly shifted over to BT's pish network. If that happens then I will be looking for new broadband providings.


  • LeeUK wrote: »
    I bet the service gets quietly shifted over to BT's pish network. If that happens then I will be looking for new broadband providings.

    You realise both services use the BT Wholesale back end right?
  • FuturisticFuturistic Forumite
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    Virgin about to me kicked off EE network, was already planned to sell of to Vodafone. Looks like this will happen soon upon near end of Virgin Mobile<>EE contract.
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    Spookieuk wrote: »
    You realise both services use the BT Wholesale back end right?

    It uses the BT Wholesale backend from the exchange up to EE's network.

    BT's uses BT Wholesale right up to BT's network.

    There is a difference.


  • LeeUK wrote: »
    It uses the BT Wholesale backend from the exchange up to EE's network.

    BT's uses BT Wholesale right up to BT's network.

    There is a difference.

    In customer service maybe. :D
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