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    • ffox
    • By ffox 2nd Jan 18, 9:15 AM
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    ffox
    The street price appears to be more like £20 rather than £17.
    • Pescur
    • By Pescur 2nd Jan 18, 11:36 AM
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    Pescur
    That is true, it has been edging up and at the same time less and less decent offers.
    • cdbe11
    • By cdbe11 3rd Jan 18, 12:01 PM
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    cdbe11
    Hi, I want to take up the £22.54 MSE BT infinity deal (or rather a similar but cheaper version via quidco). The deals end tomorrow but I'm in contract with virgin till 2 March, can I sign up now and select or delay the activation date for 6 or 7 weeks? Or is it likely that this deal will be replaced with something equally competitive if I hang on? As my landline was disconnected when I went with virgin it rules out the Vodafone deal as they want £60 to reconnect it.

    Thanks
    • phillw
    • By phillw 3rd Jan 18, 1:52 PM
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    phillw
    It seems to me that over time MSE has been offering less and less in terms of unique deals.
    Originally posted by Pescur
    I think it's a bit of MSM and a bit of poor deals due to the regulators making things "fair"
    • antonio1
    • By antonio1 4th Jan 18, 1:14 PM
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    antonio1
    Hi, I want to take up the £22.54 MSE BT infinity deal (or rather a similar but cheaper version via quidco). The deals end tomorrow but I'm in contract with virgin till 2 March, can I sign up now and select or delay the activation date for 6 or 7 weeks? Or is it likely that this deal will be replaced with something equally competitive if I hang on? As my landline was disconnected when I went with virgin it rules out the Vodafone deal as they want £60 to reconnect it.

    Thanks
    Originally posted by cdbe11
    Is that the same BT cost and £125 mastercard as MSE advertise but with £80 quidco? If so that's the best deal out there if quidco pay. Do BT not charge a line reconnection fee? I'm in the same boat as you and Vodafone also said they'd have to charge a reconnection engineer cost. Impossible to predict whether other providers will bring in new deals in coming weeks. But you can't lose by putting an order with BT now with an installation date of 2 March if BT permit that.
    • cdbe11
    • By cdbe11 4th Jan 18, 2:09 PM
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    cdbe11
    Yes that's it. I'm going to go for it, if they don't give me the connection date I want I'll cancel it. I believe they're about to put their prices up so don't think it will be replaced by anything better. The vodafone deal wanted to charge £60 for a new line (I physically have a line but was stung for a £30 line cessation fee when I left plusnet last year for virgin fibre). BT said I have a line (but wouldn't charge if I didn't) and they would reconnect it free of charge.
    • cdbe11
    • By cdbe11 4th Jan 18, 2:31 PM
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    cdbe11
    Just to update, I've signed up for this deal - you can select the up front line rental to save a bit more (I was a bit unsure because it's a total monthly price rather than being 2 separate items like the MSE one so I ended up with the £29.99/month and the £218.79 in my basket at one point but it then adjusted the monthly price to £11.
    The latest connection date available was Feb 14 so a couple of weeks overlap which I can live with so all good and fingers crossed for the quidco.
    • editor1
    • By editor1 5th Jan 18, 12:39 PM
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    editor1
    just renewed with Sky for regular broadband, line rental & Anytime calls for £21.99 per month - PlusNet would have been slightly cheaper if cash back paid out, but parents unable to do anything IT related - original offer from Sky was £35 per month, which I refused to pay, but they accommodated my price point, so paying two quid more than last year's MSE Sky deal, which was a good one!
    • logie48
    • By logie48 29th Jan 18, 10:23 PM
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    logie48
    Sky Broadband 17Mb Unlimited.

    £18 a month, 12 month contract = £216 + £9.95 router delivery = £225.95

    -£50 reward card - £90 TCB = £85.95 = £7.17 monthly equivelant
    • SammyS1987
    • By SammyS1987 29th Jan 18, 11:01 PM
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    SammyS1987
    Thanks Logie, I've been waiting someone to offer a deal under £10 a month for the last few months.
    Love, peace & karma.
    • editor1
    • By editor1 31st Jan 18, 10:13 AM
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    editor1
    Sky Broadband 17Mb Unlimited.

    £18 a month, 12 month contract = £216 + £9.95 router delivery = £225.95

    -£50 reward card - £90 TCB = £85.95 = £7.17 monthly equivelant
    Originally posted by logie48
    Can't complain with that, with unlimited calls that approx £15 a month, compared to the £21.99 a month we are paying as existing customers, this reduced from £35 a month regular. just a shame no such deals existed first week of January, or, indeed within two weeks of agreeing new T&Cs.
    • rabialiones
    • By rabialiones 31st Jan 18, 10:08 PM
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    rabialiones
    i am leaving sky as not happy with their service and prices, despite being loyal customer for many years, no offers given, just found the following and would like to know if anyone has NOW broadband and would recommend it..

    Fab Fibre£18.00
    Line rental£17.99
    Pay as you use calls£0.00
    Fab Fibre Offer-£10.99
    Total£25.00

    Cost after 12m offer £35.99

    What you!!!8217;ll pay today
    Fibre set up fee£15.00
    NOW TV Hub TwoIncluded
    NOW TV Hub Delivery Charge£9.99
    Total£24.99
    thanks
    Nice to save.
    • gardner1
    • By gardner1 2nd Feb 18, 11:51 AM
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    gardner1
    i am leaving sky as not happy with their service and prices, despite being loyal customer for many years, no offers given, just found the following and would like to know if anyone has NOW broadband and would recommend it..

    Fab Fibre£18.00
    Line rental£17.99
    Pay as you use calls£0.00
    Fab Fibre Offer-£10.99
    Total£25.00

    Cost after 12m offer £35.99

    What you!!!8217;ll pay today
    Fibre set up fee£15.00
    NOW TV Hub TwoIncluded
    NOW TV Hub Delivery Charge£9.99
    Total£24.99
    thanks
    Originally posted by rabialiones
    Out the frying pan into the oven........now TV is owned by sky
    • Pescur
    • By Pescur 28th Feb 18, 12:17 AM
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    Pescur
    just renewed with Sky for regular broadband, line rental & Anytime calls for £21.99 per month - PlusNet would have been slightly cheaper if cash back paid out, but parents unable to do anything IT related - original offer from Sky was £35 per month, which I refused to pay, but they accommodated my price point, so paying two quid more than last year's MSE Sky deal, which was a good one!
    Originally posted by editor1

    Sky Broadband 17Mb Unlimited.

    £18 a month, 12 month contract = £216 + £9.95 router delivery = £225.95

    -£50 reward card - £90 TCB = £85.95 = £7.17 monthly equivelant
    Originally posted by logie48
    What a SAD state of affairs, I was just reading the MSE newsletter and it said

    "We always say the way to get cheap broadband is to pounce on short-lived promo deals which often work by offering cashback or rewards on top of discounted prices. And there are FOUR scorchers to choose from right now.
    Add up what you pay now in broadband and line rental to compare. If on a non-promo tariff with BT, Sky, TalkTalk or Virgin, you'll likely pay £27-£43/mth for up-to-17Mb standard speed and £34-£42/mth "

    The day has come when they think that a good deal is where you have to pay a year upfront to get £10.24 a month and pay a eye watering £50 Plusnet install if you are coming from a non BT source, PLUS as if that were not bad enough, if you terminate your service you will be hit with the double whammy termination/cessation fee rip off that Plusnet and BT impose on you. Sky and TalkTalk do not charge this so no excuse for it.

    It seems that MSE has forgotton the meaning of value, even topcashback offered £7 a month above, but even that is nothing to write home about.

    We have the poor sod above thinks £22 a month for basic broadband with anytime calls is good value!

    The newsletter continues the complete BS by saying their is a price war, WHAT? Really? A price war means that we get amazing loss leading deals, not this rubbish.

    Just a few years ago MSE were able to get us amazing deals like this one at £5.35 for a YEARS broadband

    https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/broadband/2015/09/urgent535-for-a-years-sky-line-rental-and-broadband

    Even since then we have had two deals of £65 for the year and a more realistic £20 fee if you had no line but even that was often waived by Sky.

    I find it dishonest to tell people to go
    "pounce on short-lived promo" when the so called promo is rubbish, it may well be the best for six months but that is only because MSE is not doing it's job and nor is OFCOM (they should have all been sacked years ago).

    If top cash back can get you 30% cheaper than this so called grab it while you can deal then MSE must have sold their soul.

    I have seen people on here talking about sharing their neighbours wifi, I know I know the goody two shoes will quote terms and conditions and other ball hooks, but I think this is the way people will go.

    So I decided to give it a go to prove the concept, we stuck a couple of routers at the closest point, created a wireless bridge, we then ran a wire from that router to his main router and the one on my premises to one of mine.

    Occasionaly the wifi drops but I tweaked the settings and it is pretty steady now, I am getting around 13mb which is plenty for my needs. We are now going to run a bit of cat5 between us, we will then split the cost.

    So come on MSE, pull your finger out, go find us some mega cheap deals, without prepayment, without hidden fees and gross install fees or you will find you earn less and less commission.

    • editor1
    • By editor1 28th Feb 18, 9:59 AM
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    editor1
    @Pescur,

    Please be advised I do not consider paying £21.99 a month for basic broadband and Anytime calls good value, particularly given when I first signed with Sky in January 2017 it was via a MSE Deal of £12.00 a month for BB and basic phone. My parents desired Anytime calls, making it £20 per month before Sky Q charges and Cashback was taken into account. The actual 12 month billing was less than £17 per month, which was acceptable.

    As no decent deals were available in early January, I managed to get Sky to match the cheapest comparable deal I could find, namely that was £21.99, which is a more than £5.00 increase per month of fees payable during 2017.

    I'm savvy enough to understand Sky are increasing costs and this will afford me the opportunity to leave Sky for a new ISP if cheaper options are available. These increases also mean I can chat to Sky's retention team and see if a cheaper change can be arranged. As of today, the cheapest deal available is TalkTalk, this works out at just under £20 a month once Cashback is taken into account.

    I'f Sky offered the same, my folks would stick with Sky, and if MSE provided a decent deal for less than 20 quid a month, inclusive of Anytime calls, I'd take it. I have 30 days to change once Sky formally notify me of increases, which to-date, they have not.
    Last edited by editor1; 28-02-2018 at 10:00 AM. Reason: Grammar
    • Fromply
    • By Fromply 14th Mar 18, 5:44 PM
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    Fromply
    I'm trying to get the BT Fibre deal here, which expires Thursday: https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/phones/cheap-broadband#btfibre
    Its difficult to marry up, because they dont split out the line rental and Broadband prices, but I think either I'm going wrong somewhere or the deal is no longer available.
    I **THINK** that the prices I see are higher - because the £17 per month is for 12 months, then it will be higher for the 13th to 18th months - though it doesn't say this (the text says £35.99 per month for 18 months then £41.99 a month).
    Can anyone confirm if I've gone wrong, or if this is right, or if the deal is no longer available?

    • cisko65
    • By cisko65 14th Mar 18, 6:14 PM
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    cisko65
    I have, I believe, a similar problem about BT broadband+landline deal. (Iposted in the wrong place).

    I do not understand the ''BT deal for fibre b'band & line rental for £18.38/mth'' with tomorrow deadline.
    I thought we could apply for:
    '- Unlimited fibre broadband: Discounted from the usual £23/mth to £11/mth for 18mths.
    - Line rent: Pay 12mths upfront at £208.80 (equiv to £17.40/mth) or the normal £18.99/mth. You get inclusive weekend landline calls - see BT call costs.
    - One-off cost: £9.99 for router delivery and activation.
    - You can CLAIM £200 back: There's a £150 prepaid Mastercard and a £50 Amazon.
    BUT when I go to apply - through Broadband genie - I cannot see what the deal suggested by MSE is. I mean I cannot yet see the £23/mth reducet to £11/mth and the £150 mastercard seem only for the Unlimited infinity, which is ££29/mth.
    Sorry very long email.
    I need help asap. Thanks
    • editor1
    • By editor1 15th Mar 18, 4:11 AM
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    editor1
    I have, I believe, a similar problem about BT broadband+landline deal. (Iposted in the wrong place).

    I do not understand the ''BT deal for fibre b'band & line rental for £18.38/mth'' with tomorrow deadline.
    I thought we could apply for:
    '- Unlimited fibre broadband: Discounted from the usual £23/mth to £11/mth for 18mths.
    - Line rent: Pay 12mths upfront at £208.80 (equiv to £17.40/mth) or the normal £18.99/mth. You get inclusive weekend landline calls - see BT call costs.
    - One-off cost: £9.99 for router delivery and activation.
    - You can CLAIM £200 back: There's a £150 prepaid Mastercard and a £50 Amazon.
    BUT when I go to apply - through Broadband genie - I cannot see what the deal suggested by MSE is. I mean I cannot yet see the £23/mth reducet to £11/mth and the £150 mastercard seem only for the Unlimited infinity, which is ££29/mth.
    Sorry very long email.
    I need help asap. Thanks
    Originally posted by cisko65
    Try linking in to BT via TopCashBack or Quidco, whichever is offering the most money back and take it from there.
    • melb
    • By melb 21st Mar 18, 10:18 AM
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    melb
    hi there please can anyone suggest the best option for broadband only in a rented flat (6 month tenancy) for streaming Netflix and internet use? Monthly rolling contract would be best and don't know how landlord would feel about anything being connected up with wiring so would be grateful for any advice
    • Colin_Maybe
    • By Colin_Maybe 21st Mar 18, 12:11 PM
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    Colin_Maybe
    hi there please can anyone suggest the best option for broadband only in a rented flat (6 month tenancy) for streaming Netflix and internet use? Monthly rolling contract would be best and don't know how landlord would feel about anything being connected up with wiring so would be grateful for any advice
    Originally posted by melb
    You've had this thread up for a week with plenty of suggestions:-

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5810294

    Why on earth have you posted it again?
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