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    • spud17
    • By spud17 5th Jan 08, 11:32 AM
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    Where shall I go for a 'bundle'?
    Don't forget if you go for a bundle, and after 12 mths you decide to move then the chances are you will end up paying BT for reconnection.
    Move along, nothing to see.
  • KingRoLo
    Please Help
    I have ADSL and I am thinking of switching from Virgin to Sky because the speed i get is simply terrible but Virgin want 200 to break out of the contract. Do you think i could say that the speed is really bad and because of this i have the right to break out of the contract without penatly simply because they arent supplying the advertised speed. I know ofcom are looking into ISP's who advertise broadband speeds much higher than what people can actually get, so i was wonderign if i could use this as my argument and give them the scare if they get funny.

    Any advice appreciated!
  • DonkeyDave
    What Is The Cheapest Broadband Package For Me Please??
    Please could somebody help me.

    I have finally had a phone line activated yesterday with BT. I now need to find the best / cheapest broadband deal.

    I do not already have a modem so this would need to be part of the package. The internet would primarily be used for surfing so download limits are not to much of an issue. I would prefer not to be tied I for more than 12 months if possible.

    I look forward to your responses.

    It is better to be thought a fool than open your mouth and remove all doubt!
  • espresso
    It depends exactly what is available to you at your location. Check here.
    Blue text on this forum usually signifies hyperlinks, so click on them!..
  • sappleton
    go for talktalk or tiscali

    i know theyre the cheapest but might not be the best
  • Trebor901
    Sky has a 12 month contract but that would only be if you wanted to get Sky TV or already had it
    • want2bmortgage3
    • By want2bmortgage3 16th Jan 08, 2:03 PM
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    cheapest broadband- i have a bt line
    hi my sky package is about to end as the previous occupants have cancelled it.

    so i will be left with a bt landline and a standard tv aerial.

    i'm not worried about the tv as the standard channels will do me, and if needed i could get a freeview box later.

    however i would like to keep broadband. on mse broadband page it says plus net is cheapest at 9.99. this works out as 20.99 with the bt line rental.

    talktalk is 16.49 including line rental and free weekend calls? and virgin is even lower at 15.50 if i'm right, although that means going on to cable internet (previously found this unreliable).

    are they the best deals or does anyone know anything i dont?
    • Farway
    • By Farway 16th Jan 08, 3:42 PM
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    Personally I would stick with BT line rental, you only have to read these boards to find problems arising from Talk Talk and other non BT line rentals

    Sometimes money saving can bring more trouble than it is worth

    I am on 2Mb Virgin ADSL at 9.99 with BT line rental on top, just normal surfing, no games, video, music etc so may not be typical user, but I have no probs at all
  • hardyone
    Cheapest one I found that does not tie you in to a phone deal is Tiscali - 14.99 a month from memory.

    Beware of the cheap introductory offers - eg half price for the first three months - so you compare apples and apples.

    I'd guess if you are very heavy voice phone user one of the combined phone and net packages might be better. But for a low voice, BT landline user Tiscali was the best deal I could find.
    • want2bmortgage3
    • By want2bmortgage3 16th Jan 08, 7:06 PM
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    hey all i'm a light user and dont need the phone calls as i have enough mobile minutes. it just seems cheapeer overall to get a phone/broadband package eg talktalk 16 49 a month as opposed to virgin or plus net 9.99+11 to bt.

    if i got talktalk then id be paying 26 49 for my mobile, landline and broadband. three offered me 500/100 for 10 a month but no new phone, couldnt refuse that.

    only other option ive seen is wireless broadband with 3 for 10 a month but im worried my signal isnt good enough where i am to have a reliable connection.
    • want2bmortgage3
    • By want2bmortgage3 16th Jan 08, 10:29 PM
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    ive also just noticed sky do 19 for everything so only 2.50 more than talktalk and i get some extra tv channels, got to be worth it??
    • jhp
    • By jhp 16th Jan 08, 11:00 PM
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    ive also just noticed sky do 19 for everything so only 2.50 more than talktalk and i get some extra tv channels, got to be worth it??
    Originally posted by want2bmortgage3

    But your need to add to that the cost of a landline,which is not included in 19 bundle.
    • wallofbeans
    • By wallofbeans 17th Jan 08, 12:12 AM
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    im also looking for a new broadband provider.. im just coming to the end of my free year with broadband that came with my mobile phone contract and am looking for a replacement... the problem ive got is we will be moving house in less than a year so i dont want to be hit with any cancellation fees when we move...

    ive seen the talk talk deal which doesnt seem bad... we dont have sky tv so thats not an option... i could get the virgin cable broadband deal but that would involve getting cable and an installation fee...

    does anyone know anything about free orange broadband? my other half has an orange mobile, has been with them for years and pays a large line rental coz she uses her mobile for work... can we get free orange broadband to replace our free virgin broadband?

    any advice.....
    • want2bmortgage3
    • By want2bmortgage3 17th Jan 08, 12:24 AM
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    oh yes i forgot sky doesnt include line rental! so its either got to be talktalk 16 49 virgin (with the dreaded cable) 15.50 or sky (with bonus of tv) for 30... or keep bt and get a 9.99 broadband deal totalling 20.99 a month
  • shoust
    Just noting, that O2 are offering unlimited broadband(fup) 8mb to standard customers for £12.50 a month and initial reviews on seem quite alright at the moment.
    • hethmar
    • By hethmar 2nd Feb 08, 12:49 PM
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    King Rolo, you can but try! Just ask for a manager at customer services - then say that you feel they have broken their contract by not providing the service you signed up for and quote any info you can find on the net re ofcom etc. and see the response.
    • Farway
    • By Farway 2nd Feb 08, 2:14 PM
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    King Rolo, no doubt in the adverts you will see the magic weasel words "up to" so complaints about not getting speeds are likley to fall on deaf ears IMO, unless it was good then went bad of course

    All ISP rely on the "Up to" AFAIK
    • chickflick
    • By chickflick 6th Feb 08, 1:16 AM
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    What is the best wireless package ?
    Just wondering what is the best and cheapest unlimited packages there are aorund at the moment ?
    feb wins, head badminton kit, 250g sea salt scrub
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  • Edinburghlass
    Have a read of Martin's article here...
    • gasman
    • By gasman 6th Feb 08, 8:37 AM
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    If anyone is interested? I have just threayened to leave Virginmedia/NTL and their new offer to me was-18 for Broadband unlimited downloads and 2mb speed and 1.95 for phone inc' of line rental and 24/7 talk! Does that sound a good deal or what??
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