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    • ChrisK.....
    • By ChrisK..... 24th Sep 19, 10:51 PM
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    Whats the best price I can get for Std Broadband and anytime calls?
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    • 24th Sep 19, 10:51 PM
    Whats the best price I can get for Std Broadband and anytime calls? 24th Sep 19 at 10:51 PM
    Whats the best price I can get for Std Broadband and anytime calls?

    I notice the Talk Talk website says £19.95

    https://www.talktalk.co.uk/shop/broadband

    but Im already a loyal customer so after spending an hour with retentions they offered me £436241783216487216 per day for broadband and £75843975389475 per call

    Any idea what I can expect to pay?
    If I ruled the world.......
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    • mnbvcxz
    • By mnbvcxz 24th Sep 19, 11:49 PM
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    • 24th Sep 19, 11:49 PM
    Those are big numbers you have there...

    But for comparison plus.net is offering a £75 reward if you sign up to adsl as a new customer. So £18.99 + £8 for anytime landline/mobile calls less £30 if you prepay your line rental less £75 reward is £21 a month for 18 months.

    Hope that helps.
    • bill888
    • By bill888 25th Sep 19, 7:55 AM
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    • 25th Sep 19, 7:55 AM
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    • 25th Sep 19, 7:55 AM
    fwiw, broadbandchoices comparison website lists NOW Broadband with free Anytime calls for £18 pm on 12 month contract.

    hmm, I thought one of the benefits of Talktalk, was they permitted customers to switch easily to any new package offered online, even if they are still in contract. I could be wrong though.
    Last edited by bill888; 25-09-2019 at 7:59 AM.
    • Colin_Maybe
    • By Colin_Maybe 25th Sep 19, 9:01 AM
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    • 25th Sep 19, 9:01 AM
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    • 25th Sep 19, 9:01 AM
    Hmmm, if only there was a comparison site we could use to answer difficult questions like this.
    • AndyPK
    • By AndyPK 25th Sep 19, 12:18 PM
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    • 25th Sep 19, 12:18 PM
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    • 25th Sep 19, 12:18 PM
    like this one ?


    https://broadband.moneysavingexpert.com/?_ga=2.110978181.168091068.1569237772-1221656847.1542717024
    • mnbvcxz
    • By mnbvcxz 25th Sep 19, 2:48 PM
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    • 25th Sep 19, 2:48 PM
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    • 25th Sep 19, 2:48 PM
    Yeah, comparison sites are a help. Though to be fair they are lousy at comparing call packages, some include mobile some don't and such.

    Not to mention they often have exclusive, different prices depending on which site you go through.

    I'm beginning to think we need a comparison site of comparison sites to tell you which one has the cheapest prices...


    Excellent spot BILL888 though with nowtv. If he's really mercenary he can try and pick up £30 topcashback for using broadbandchoices.com.
    • Colin_Maybe
    • By Colin_Maybe 25th Sep 19, 5:03 PM
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    • 25th Sep 19, 5:03 PM
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    • 25th Sep 19, 5:03 PM
    Yeah, comparison sites are a help. Though to be fair they are lousy at comparing call packages, some include mobile some don't and such.

    Not to mention they often have exclusive, different prices depending on which site you go through.

    I'm beginning to think we need a comparison site of comparison sites to tell you which one has the cheapest prices...


    Excellent spot BILL888 though with nowtv. If he's really mercenary he can try and pick up £30 topcashback for using broadbandchoices.com.
    Originally posted by mnbvcxz
    Are there any that don't include mobiles nowadays? I'd be surprised if so.
    • bill888
    • By bill888 25th Sep 19, 5:45 PM
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    • 25th Sep 19, 5:45 PM
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    • 25th Sep 19, 5:45 PM
    fwiw, BT don't seem to include mobile calls in their Evening & Weekends, and the Unlimited Anytime Calls plan.

    TBF, there is an MyAnytime calls plan with mobile addon, but it costs more at £12 if you can find it on the BT website.

    There is one other small ISP that doesn't include mobiles in their anytime call plan but I've forgotten who they are.
    • mnbvcxz
    • By mnbvcxz 25th Sep 19, 6:48 PM
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    • 25th Sep 19, 6:48 PM
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    • 25th Sep 19, 6:48 PM
    Are there any that don't include mobiles nowadays? I'd be surprised if so.
    Originally posted by Colin_Maybe
    Funny, I would have said most of them don't include mobile calls by default. You have to buy an additional add on to include mobile calls. So when you look at a comparison site its not obvious if the quoted anytime calls price is for just landline calls or mobiles too.
    • ChrisK.....
    • By ChrisK..... 26th Sep 19, 1:05 AM
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    Nope talk talk don't like existing customers so I have took the deal with now broadband

    fwiw, broadbandchoices comparison website lists NOW Broadband with free Anytime calls for £18 pm on 12 month contract.

    hmm, I thought one of the benefits of Talktalk, was they permitted customers to switch easily to any new package offered online, even if they are still in contract. I could be wrong though.
    Originally posted by bill888
    If I ruled the world.......
    • Colin_Maybe
    • By Colin_Maybe 26th Sep 19, 9:23 AM
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    Funny, I would have said most of them don't include mobile calls by default. You have to buy an additional add on to include mobile calls. So when you look at a comparison site its not obvious if the quoted anytime calls price is for just landline calls or mobiles too.
    Originally posted by mnbvcxz
    Yeah, I had a quick look and it's a mixed bag, BT & Virgin both charge for mobile calls (Virgin have a £2 a month add-on to negate this, didn't check BT).

    Sky, NowTV & Plusnet do include them in their anytime packages at least.
    • fivegoldstars
    • By fivegoldstars 26th Sep 19, 11:56 AM
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    Just avoid Vodafone at all costs. Contention is horrendous - I'm on 80mb sf2, but I'm lucky to get 5mb downloads at peak times. Netflix etc are unwatchable.
    Currently having to go down official complaints/ombudsman route as they failed to honour my cooling off period.
    • AndyPK
    • By AndyPK 26th Sep 19, 12:28 PM
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    I think EE inclusive calls cost:


    £4 landlines
    £8 landlines & mobiles


    a month
    • ChrisK.....
    • By ChrisK..... 29th Sep 19, 4:38 PM
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    I took the deal with Now broadband for £18.00 to include anytime calls including mobiles. Chuffed )

    Yeah, I had a quick look and it's a mixed bag, BT & Virgin both charge for mobile calls (Virgin have a £2 a month add-on to negate this, didn't check BT).

    Sky, NowTV & Plusnet do include them in their anytime packages at least.
    Originally posted by Colin_Maybe
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    • Scrounger
    • By Scrounger 29th Sep 19, 8:26 PM
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    I took the deal with Now broadband for £18.00 to include anytime calls including mobiles. Chuffed )
    Originally posted by ChrisK.....
    I hope you purchased via Quidco for £90 Cashback.
    Scrounger
    • editor1
    • By editor1 30th Sep 19, 10:13 AM
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    Did you also take advantage of the £70 cash back offered by TopCashBack, lowering your bill to under £13 a month?
    • ChrisK.....
    • By ChrisK..... 1st Oct 19, 8:13 AM
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    Nope didn't apply for any cashback deals because I have done so in the past many times (mainly car insurance) and never had a penny back from Quidco nor topcashback
    If I ruled the world.......
    • greyteam1959
    • By greyteam1959 1st Oct 19, 9:03 AM
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    I binned the whole cashback thing a long time ago for this very reason.
    Now if it was guaranteed cashback it would be a different matter.
    • Scrounger
    • By Scrounger 1st Oct 19, 10:26 AM
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    I took this same £18 NowTV internet deal with the free calls earlier in the year and received £85 Quidco cashback no problem - so it works for some.

    Best to clear your cookies immediately prior to purchase.

    Scrounger
    • Biggus Dickus
    • By Biggus Dickus 1st Oct 19, 12:40 PM
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    Nope didn't apply for any cashback deals because I have done so in the past many times (mainly car insurance) and never had a penny back from Quidco nor topcashback
    Originally posted by ChrisK.....
    It’s always worth trying to make a purchase through TopCashBack et al if it’s financially prudent to do so, imho;...nothing ventured nothing gained.

    I do agree about the car insurance cashback deals though,...they do flatter to deceive.

    However, I’ve had plenty other ‘cashback’ that’s actually materialized over the past few years.
    Have a look at my post #7 from yesterday, in this thread:
    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=6052376

    Earlier this year I made a substantial purchase from a company called BetterBathroomsUK;..the purchase was made through TopCashBack and promised 10% cashback.

    A few days after my goods were delivered ‘BetterBathroomsUK’ ceased trading and were in the hands of the administrators. Bye-bye cashback ;....or so I thought,...however, to my absolute amazement I received said cashback in full about 4 months later.

    The cashback sites don’t always come up trumps,...but it costs nothing to try.
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