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    • JJ Egan
    • By JJ Egan 4th Sep 19, 1:25 PM
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    JJ Egan
    Why not ask them ,that is MSE not the forum .
    • The_Bloodster
    • By The_Bloodster 17th Sep 19, 5:03 PM
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    Vodafone Sign Up
    I was wondering whether anyone has tried to sign up for Vodafone through the link on here where you get a £100 gift card or through any of the cashback sites.

    Even though I've got a mobile contract (2 in fact) with Vodafone it comes back that i have failed a credit check. Strangely though if I speak to Vodafone on the phone or chat they are happy enough to process the order. Seems they just want to avoid giving me the bonus cashback/gift card.

    They fed me some suspiciously sounding rubbish that when you go through the links its a copy of the Vodafone website and not really their site. Anyone had that before?

    Tempted to go straight to Vodafone and order it to see if it fails the credit check and then when it passed ask about the £100 voucher offer. When they come back and say you didn't click the link etc etc i'll say thats fine and cancel the order. Would be interesting to see what they do in that case

    • Tharweb
    • By Tharweb 17th Sep 19, 9:41 PM
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    Tharweb
    I was wondering whether anyone has tried to sign up for Vodafone through the link on here where you get a £100 gift card or through any of the cashback sites.

    Even though I've got a mobile contract (2 in fact) with Vodafone it comes back that i have failed a credit check. Strangely though if I speak to Vodafone on the phone or chat they are happy enough to process the order. Seems they just want to avoid giving me the bonus cashback/gift card.

    They fed me some suspiciously sounding rubbish that when you go through the links its a copy of the Vodafone website and not really their site. Anyone had that before?

    Tempted to go straight to Vodafone and order it to see if it fails the credit check and then when it passed ask about the £100 voucher offer. When they come back and say you didn't click the link etc etc i'll say thats fine and cancel the order. Would be interesting to see what they do in that case
    Originally posted by The_Bloodster
    I placed an order through MSE broadband choices on the 19th August. I had to register for the gift card first and then click on a link to the Vodafone site in the acknowledgement email to place the broadband order. Well if it is a copy, strangely enough they accepted my order and sent me a router ready for my connection date next Tuesday. A copy of the Vodafone site?! What rubbish!
    This site has saved me a fortune ...it's also cost me a fortune!
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    • The_Bloodster
    • By The_Bloodster 18th Sep 19, 6:22 PM
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    The_Bloodster
    I placed an order through MSE broadband choices on the 19th August. I had to register for the gift card first and then click on a link to the Vodafone site in the acknowledgement email to place the broadband order. Well if it is a copy, strangely enough they accepted my order and sent me a router ready for my connection date next Tuesday. A copy of the Vodafone site?! What rubbish!
    Originally posted by Tharweb
    Thanks I just continued through after registering for the gift card and got to do the order process before it decided my credit rating was not good enough - which is crap as it's on the up and has been for last few months and I have absolutely have no issues with credit.

    I knew the copy site was bull crap but I thought it was an unusual thing to say, yes there is affiliate links but not different websites lol

    I'll give it a go with the link in the email

    • The_Bloodster
    • By The_Bloodster 18th Sep 19, 6:29 PM
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    Still failed credit check - which is bull crap. I am tempted to place the order without the link and see what happens. If I get order accepted will try and claim the card otherwise cancel the order and see what they do then

    • anothermoneysaver
    • By anothermoneysaver 21st Oct 19, 12:21 PM
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    I'm looking for normal broadband and line rental only (I do not make landline calls) and wanted to offer what I can find as the best deal available.

    It's going to Now Broadband through Topcashback (which I know isn't guaranteed). Paying £18.00 per month for 12 months and getting £90 cashback. Totaling £126.00 for the year or £10.50 per month.

    This slightly beats the offers available on the MSE cheap broadband page, so I wonder why it is not listed.

    Has anyone else found any better deals?
    • Colin_Maybe
    • By Colin_Maybe 21st Oct 19, 1:45 PM
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    I'm looking for normal broadband and line rental only (I do not make landline calls) and wanted to offer what I can find as the best deal available.

    It's going to Now Broadband through Topcashback (which I know isn't guaranteed). Paying £18.00 per month for 12 months and getting £90 cashback. Totaling £126.00 for the year or £10.50 per month.

    This slightly beats the offers available on the MSE cheap broadband page, so I wonder why it is not listed.

    Has anyone else found any better deals?
    Originally posted by anothermoneysaver
    MSE doesn't list cashback deals through the likes of TCB because of the very reason you stated yourself, there's no guarantee they'll track.
    • anactuary
    • By anactuary 21st Oct 19, 4:36 PM
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    MSE doesn't list cashback deals through the likes of TCB because of the very reason you stated yourself, there's no guarantee they'll track.
    Originally posted by Colin_Maybe
    And because MSE gets commission from its own links too surely? (which it's completely open about)
    • teddysmum
    • By teddysmum 22nd Oct 19, 9:39 PM
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    teddysmum
    I'm looking for normal broadband and line rental only (I do not make landline calls) and wanted to offer what I can find as the best deal available.

    It's going to Now Broadband through Topcashback (which I know isn't guaranteed). Paying £18.00 per month for 12 months and getting £90 cashback. Totaling £126.00 for the year or £10.50 per month.

    This slightly beats the offers available on the MSE cheap broadband page, so I wonder why it is not listed.

    Has anyone else found any better deals?
    Originally posted by anothermoneysaver
    To my surprise, I got PlusNet to match the Now deal, which is £18/month including Anytime calls, but PlusNet's deal is better, as the price is fixed and includes online security which Now does not.
    • Farway
    • By Farway 23rd Oct 19, 10:00 AM
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    Farway
    To my surprise, I got PlusNet to match the Now deal, which is £18/month including Anytime calls, but PlusNet's deal is better, as the price is fixed and includes online security which Now does not.
    Originally posted by teddysmum

    Blimey, good for you. Maybe all the folk leaving has had some impact at last
    • afmfifgh
    • By afmfifgh 23rd Oct 19, 2:36 PM
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    MSE doesn't list cashback deals through the likes of TCB because of the very reason you stated yourself, there's no guarantee they'll track.
    Originally posted by Colin_Maybe
    I am not sure that is the reason as they do mention about taking advantage of cashback at least in other sections of the website but with the warning it is not certain to be paid. Also MSE a few years back always showed the Cashback offers, I still have emails in my inbox where they mentioned them as well in the weekly email.

    Once MSE launched their own tool they seemed to stop including them on the main pages. I would be pretty confident in guessing why.
    • anothermoneysaver
    • By anothermoneysaver 8th Nov 19, 3:00 PM
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    That's good news for someone for plusnet, the best they offered me worked out at £22.49 a month (when paying upfront for the line rental saver £197.88 and then £6 per month for 12 months).

    So... is the nowTV offer (with the gamble of cashback) at £10.50 a month for 12 months the cheapest currently possible?

    I've seen some pretty poor reviews for nowTV and smears from plusnet about the state of their technical help over the phone. Also lots of bad reviews for shell broadband, which is advertised on MSE coming in at just a few pence more per month.

    Any other suggestions? I know black friday is coming up, but as I recall from last year, most offers were related to premium packages only (involving inclusive calls, tv packages, fibre+ connections, all of which I do not want).

    Seems to be a hike in basic broadband going on so people "may as well" pay the extra few pounds a month for fibre. And 18 month packages, specifically troublesome when products like "line rental savers" are only offered as 12 month periods.

    Thanks everyone!
    • dreamypuma
    • By dreamypuma 8th Nov 19, 9:43 PM
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    Sky contract coming to an end
    My current Sky contract for ADSL broadband is coming to an end in December. I currently pay £8 per month (including line rental) for around 8mb connection. I really could do with switching to Fibre, but Sky won't Budge to anything less than £26 per month for their Superfast BB.

    I just don't need a 64mb connection, and I'm not prepared to pay a premium for Sky not providing a standard 38mb fibre service.

    The best value I can currently find is TalkTalk at £21.95 per month with £120 cashback. Assuming this is paid out (my historical payout track record is great) this would make the effective monthly cost £15.28.

    I've been trawling the internet for decent deals for the past few weeks, but there seems to be drought. A few Vodafone deals, but I wouldn't touch them with a barge pole.

    Are there currently better deals to be had for up to 38mb Fibre? Worth holding out for Black Friday?
    Last edited by dreamypuma; 08-11-2019 at 9:50 PM.
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    • Colin_Maybe
    • By Colin_Maybe 9th Nov 19, 8:55 AM
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    Colin_Maybe
    That's good news for someone for plusnet, the best they offered me worked out at £22.49 a month (when paying upfront for the line rental saver £197.88 and then £6 per month for 12 months).

    So... is the nowTV offer (with the gamble of cashback) at £10.50 a month for 12 months the cheapest currently possible?

    I've seen some pretty poor reviews for nowTV and smears from plusnet about the state of their technical help over the phone. Also lots of bad reviews for shell broadband, which is advertised on MSE coming in at just a few pence more per month.

    Any other suggestions? I know black friday is coming up, but as I recall from last year, most offers were related to premium packages only (involving inclusive calls, tv packages, fibre+ connections, all of which I do not want).

    Seems to be a hike in basic broadband going on so people "may as well" pay the extra few pounds a month for fibre. And 18 month packages, specifically troublesome when products like "line rental savers" are only offered as 12 month periods.

    Thanks everyone!
    Originally posted by anothermoneysaver
    I've been with NowTV BB for a couple of years now and have nothing but praise for them, Shell BB on the other hand have an appalling reputation on here at least for customer service (never used them myself).
    • Malti
    • By Malti 9th Nov 19, 9:02 PM
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    plusnet issues
    Plusnet are doing a good deal for new customers, unfortunately as an existing customer they want me to pay £78 (over 18 months!) more than their new customers for the exact same service. Well... not quite as I don't need their router or help setting up the broadband because I'm already a member!


    Looking at alternatives but can't get Virgin where I live and no black friday offers available yet. Shame to leave Plusnet as I've been with them years
    Last edited by Malti; 09-11-2019 at 9:04 PM.
    • Doc N
    • By Doc N 9th Nov 19, 9:14 PM
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    Doc N
    Plusnet are doing a good deal for new customers, unfortunately as an existing customer they want me to pay £78 (over 18 months!) more than their new customers for the exact same service. Well... not quite as I don't need their router or help setting up the broadband because I'm already a member!


    Looking at alternatives but can't get Virgin where I live and no black friday offers available yet. Shame to leave Plusnet as I've been with them years
    Originally posted by Malti
    Try TalkTalk. With them for some years now at an excellent regularly renegotiated price and a solid reliable service. Don't believe all the badmouthing. They're not perfect but they're a lot better and cheaper than BT.
    • csgohan4
    • By csgohan4 10th Nov 19, 8:53 AM
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    Try TalkTalk. With them for some years now at an excellent regularly renegotiated price and a solid reliable service. Don't believe all the badmouthing. They're not perfect but they're a lot better and cheaper than BT.
    Originally posted by Doc N
    tALK TALK are more of a mixed bag, i went with them once and gave me an activation date of 3 months in Docklands, London. Not exactly out in the sticks

    Attitude stinks too.

    Suffice to say I went somewhere else.
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    • Colin_Maybe
    • By Colin_Maybe 10th Nov 19, 8:58 AM
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    Colin_Maybe
    Plusnet are doing a good deal for new customers, unfortunately as an existing customer they want me to pay £78 (over 18 months!) more than their new customers for the exact same service. Well... not quite as I don't need their router or help setting up the broadband because I'm already a member!


    Looking at alternatives but can't get Virgin where I live and no black friday offers available yet. Shame to leave Plusnet as I've been with them years
    Originally posted by Malti
    I had a quick look but couldn't see what BB you have but if you use your landline at all for outgoing calls do check out NowTV. They do average speed 36MB for a straight £25 a month which includes Anytime Calls and no delivery charges. We are very light users of the house phone but even then we were using around £5 of calls per month. If you pay your bills out of a current account just for DD payments it makes it easier to budget as you know that one isn't going to vary.

    Edit: Their average speed 63MB service is just £30 a month
    • Doc N
    • By Doc N 10th Nov 19, 9:10 AM
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    tALK TALK are more of a mixed bag, i went with them once and gave me an activation date of 3 months in Docklands, London. Not exactly out in the sticks

    Attitude stinks too.

    Suffice to say I went somewhere else.
    Originally posted by csgohan4
    Never had a problem with them myself. And I doubt it would be possible to beat the £22 pm Iím paying for fibre, with unlimited 24/7 calls, including mobiles and call forwarding from landline to mobile.
    • anothermoneysaver
    • By anothermoneysaver 11th Nov 19, 12:46 PM
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    For those pesky "new customers only" deals, it might be of interest to know that NowTV broadband are offering an extended cooling off period of 31 days from connection. This could be a way to get a stop-gap supplier for a few days, then being able to sign up for a new customer deal (providing this is agreeable with the suppliers "new customer" definition).
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