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    • minislim
    • By minislim 24th Jan 14, 4:49 PM
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    • 24th Jan 14, 4:49 PM
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    • 24th Jan 14, 4:49 PM
    bt broadband is a right rip off anyway. plus their line rentals daylight robbery too.

    left them two years ago. best move i've made. in almost £400 better off.
  • Smoggie69
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    • 24th Jan 14, 5:34 PM
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    • 24th Jan 14, 5:34 PM
    And to think by while sharing the football between Sky and BT was meant to promote competition it also ends up costing the consumer more money.
    • Ectophile
    • By Ectophile 24th Jan 14, 7:22 PM
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    • 24th Jan 14, 7:22 PM
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    • 24th Jan 14, 7:22 PM
    It's not really a price rise as such. It's as if Tesco decided to discontinue their Value beans, so you had to buy the normal ones instead.
    • Moneyineptitude
    • By Moneyineptitude 25th Jan 14, 12:48 AM
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    • 25th Jan 14, 12:48 AM
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    • 25th Jan 14, 12:48 AM
    It's not really a price rise as such. It's as if Tesco decided to discontinue their Value beans, so you had to buy the normal ones instead.
    Originally posted by Ectophile
    That's a very spurious analogy, how is BT discontinuing a "value" product ?
    It's just a price rise for the existing product.
    • penrhyn
    • By penrhyn 25th Jan 14, 1:19 PM
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    • 25th Jan 14, 1:19 PM
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    • 25th Jan 14, 1:19 PM
    No thank you, BTs customers are all having to subsidise BT sport through higher prices.
    ...............and I don't like Jake Humphrey.
    That gum you like is coming back in style.
    • Heinz
    • By Heinz 25th Jan 14, 1:27 PM
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    • 25th Jan 14, 1:27 PM
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    • 25th Jan 14, 1:27 PM
    ............... and I don't like soccer.

    BTW, who's Jake Humphrey, is he a soccer player?

    Ignore that last bit, Google has enlightened me.
    Last edited by Heinz; 25-01-2014 at 1:31 PM.
    Time has moved on (much quicker than it used to - or so it seems at my age) and my previous advice on residential telephony has been or is now gradually being overtaken by changes in the retail market. Hence, I have now deleted links to my previous 'pearls of wisdom'. I sincerely hope they helped save some of you money.
    • penrhyn
    • By penrhyn 25th Jan 14, 1:29 PM
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    • 25th Jan 14, 1:29 PM
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    • 25th Jan 14, 1:29 PM
    O yes that too
    That gum you like is coming back in style.
    • VisionMan
    • By VisionMan 25th Jan 14, 3:07 PM
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    • 25th Jan 14, 3:07 PM
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    • 25th Jan 14, 3:07 PM
    Fibre is the future, of that there is no doubt. But BT need to drop their prices to a more reasonable level. They have finally started offering discounts (6 mths half price etc) but its no way near enough imo.
    • penrhyn
    • By penrhyn 25th Jan 14, 3:42 PM
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    Bit of an Accidental Partridge going on there VM.

    Anyhoo I always thought the future was Garlic Bread?
    That gum you like is coming back in style.
    • Ectophile
    • By Ectophile 25th Jan 14, 5:25 PM
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    That's a very spurious analogy, how is BT discontinuing a "value" product ?
    It's just a price rise for the existing product.
    Originally posted by Moneyineptitude
    The old option of ADSL broadband + BT Vision + BT Sport is no longer available from today.

    Infinity + BT Vision + BT Sport has been available since BT Sport was introduced, last August. It will still be available.

    So BT are discontinuing the cheapest option for BT Vision. The more expensive one is still available.

    BT have increased their prices for almost everything eralier this month, but that was a separate price rise, and will have affected most customers.
    • VisionMan
    • By VisionMan 25th Jan 14, 5:57 PM
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    No thank you, BTs customers are all having to subsidise BT sport through higher prices.
    Originally posted by penrhyn
    Thats actually completely untrue my friend. BT's price rises are consistent (% wise) with previous ones. Its BT's overall profits which are subsidising this venture. They are taking a hit.

    I read an enders analysis report a few weeks ago about the next round of auction rights and they estimated the rights would go for a minimum of £1.2 - £1.4b. Thats an eye-watering amount of money. But to make a profit on it? Only an extra 1m BB subscribers would be required. Which they said was easily achievable.

    And I've never seen Alan Partridge.
    • penrhyn
    • By penrhyn 25th Jan 14, 6:47 PM
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    Phoenix Nights, perchance?
    That gum you like is coming back in style.
    • VisionMan
    • By VisionMan 25th Jan 14, 7:06 PM
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    Oh dear, no. Have I missed a treat? Because I like Peter Kay.
    • penrhyn
    • By penrhyn 25th Jan 14, 7:33 PM
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    Indeed you have. There were two series, then he did Max and Paddy.
    That gum you like is coming back in style.
    • bubblegun
    • By bubblegun 4th Feb 14, 1:43 AM
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    I see this change showing on the website today. It wasn't showing on the website last week.
    The tv adverts last week said it was free with adsl bb too, but this week it's web streaming only.
    • VisionMan
    • By VisionMan 4th Feb 14, 2:02 PM
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    I see this change showing on the website today. It wasn't showing on the website last week.
    The tv adverts last week said it was free with adsl bb too, but this week it's web streaming only.
    Originally posted by bubblegun
    The web streamed app is the 'free' bit and always was bubblegun.
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