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    • MSE Sally
    • By MSE Sally 24th Aug 15, 2:17 PM
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    MSE Sally
    Haggle with BT - our new guide
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    • 24th Aug 15, 2:17 PM
    Haggle with BT - our new guide 24th Aug 15 at 2:17 PM


    Hi all, we have new BT Haggling guide, and we'd love to hear your feedback.

    Just click reply below to share any info. If you haven!!!8217;t already, join the forum to reply.

    Thanks for your help,

    MSE Sally
    Last edited by MSE Andrea; 04-01-2018 at 9:37 AM.
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    • swanny65
    • By swanny65 10th Aug 18, 9:06 PM
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    swanny65
    Hi

    Just had my BT email advising our package was being increased from 71.98 pcm to 76.98 pcm. I had always been with BT as i needed a good connection and confess I had let this slip, I always move my electricity / gas every 12 months.

    I called and said I was considering moving to plusnet and had never had a discount previously from BT.

    The adviser was polite and helpful and provided the following:

    BB (Fibre UL at 66 - 80 mgbts) + Line rental = 27.99
    TV = 7.50
    BT Sport = 3.50

    Total 38.99 (a saving of 37.99 pcm)
    • JJ Egan
    • By JJ Egan 11th Aug 18, 8:16 AM
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    JJ Egan
    Does that include the Sept increase ??
    • JaneDoeJohnDoe
    • By JaneDoeJohnDoe 12th Aug 18, 2:15 AM
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    JaneDoeJohnDoe
    Haggled twice
    Girlfriend had not realised her BT contract had expired as was being charged a lot with just 50p knocked off basic price.

    Told her to haggle them down. Their "best offer" for Unlimited fibre 1 (50mb), Weekend calls was 31-99. (inc line rental but not line rental saver)

    Considering I got that only a couple of weeks ago for 27-49 (& my BT sport with 7 off a month) I told her to further haggle & low & behold after a further "chat" with her "informing" BT of that fact plus including a quote for another supplier the price was dropped to 27-99 a month.
    • diesel dog
    • By diesel dog 13th Aug 18, 6:56 PM
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    diesel dog
    Has anyone downgraded from superfast 2 to one and been offered a good deal. I've been quoted 39.99 for sf2 and 52.49 to downgrade to good old simple superfast
    • Paully28
    • By Paully28 13th Aug 18, 8:54 PM
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    Paully28
    [QUOTE=JJ Egan;74639466]
    How much would you say I should be getting my BT package for.
    I have BB fibre unlimited 1
    landline
    Evening & weekend free calls
    Entertainment plus
    BT sport


    36- 40
    Originally posted by Paully28
    Thanks for giving me a benchmark. I called BT to see what they could do and I have a new contract with;

    BB fibre unlimited 1
    Landline
    Caller display
    Privacy caller display
    Evening & weekend free calls
    Entertainment plus TV
    BT Sport

    for 33.69 per month
    • gravers007
    • By gravers007 17th Aug 18, 11:06 AM
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    gravers007
    Question about haggling - my broadband deal with BT is due to end in a couple of weeks. I am also in the process of moving house in the not to distant future. If i cancel my current BT contract and get a rolling contract for now, could I get a new customer offer with BT once I've moved into my new place?

    Or is that wishful thinking?
    • JJ Egan
    • By JJ Egan 17th Aug 18, 11:23 AM
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    JJ Egan
    Contract is at current abode new abode = new customer .
    • gravers007
    • By gravers007 17th Aug 18, 12:44 PM
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    gravers007
    Contract is at current abode new abode = new customer .
    Originally posted by JJ Egan
    Thanks very much for clarifying!

    Just got off the line with BT and the offered me a renewal offer of:
    - BT broadband (Cant remember the name but up to 50mb)
    - same call package (not really needed as we don't even have a house phone)
    - BT sport free

    Price offered is 27 a month - however after line rental saver for first 12 months this gives an effective monthly price of 25.93/month.

    Forgot my credit card at home so haven't actually processed it - can't really see me getting much more off. Anyone think I can get a better deal with them?
    • andydcag
    • By andydcag 18th Aug 18, 5:36 PM
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    andydcag
    Successful Haggle :-)
    First post on the forum so hello MSE world!

    So I was hit with my first 53.99 bill this month for Superfast 1 and evening/weekend call package. Was paying 36.49 previously - just come out of a discounted 12 month contract.
    Rang BT (08007831401) and got through to Joanne in Warrington who could not have been more helpful.
    I basically said that my latest bill was more than I was prepared to pay so I was thinking of leaving. She immediately came back with offer no 1 which was something like 42. I said I'd been looking at less than that. Then she went to 31.99 (plus 4 for the weekend calls).
    I said I'd been shopping around and was looking for something below 30. After a couple more offers heading in the right direction I eventually settled for 27.99 (well 28.49 from Sep) for everything I already have, plus caller ID. 18 month contract which I'm fine with for that money. My speed is around 72MB/s despite them saying that Superfast 1 only averages 52MB/s.

    So I'm pretty chuffed, and as a reluctant haggler I think I did pretty well. If I can do it, anyone can! Thanks to all the encouragement on this forum, I took the plunge and ultimately saved 26 a month
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