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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 4:26 pm 
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We have been with BT now for 3 years, and up till recently there hasn't been much in it in the way of prices.
We are paying about £17 a month for it, and our 12 month contract run out 7 months ago. Haven't really done anything about it until now, we have been getting a few phone calls asking us to sign a new 12 month contract, at a reduced rate of £15 a month.
I had a look on some comparison sites and found plus net, virgin, tiscalli and sky. It seems we could get it for as little as £10 a month.
These sites don't really tell you what they are like so please tell me...
Who's using what and what do you think :?:


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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 4:46 pm 
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Virgin is cable broadband, can have higher speeds, but have ot live in a cable area, their interactive box is good but slow, sky and tiscali, i would look at the small print for download caps, im with UK Online, £19.99/month, unlimited at up to 8mb - not the best, but had no problems with them


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I'm on the 3 for £30 deal with Virgin (was NTL) - TV, broadband and telephone rental. Very rarely a problem with the service in my experience. I think the broadband's been down 2 hours in total in 5 years :shock: and most of that was about 6 months ago in one spell.


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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 5:13 pm 
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We already have sky+ tv and are happy with that, I've just phoned sky
regarding broadband, and they said in my area it's £17 a month :shock:
Also just checked another comparison site and found this http://www.top10-broadband.co.uk/packag ... estsellers
02 have the edge there, and if you read the reviews all seems well.
Seems if you have a mobile contract with them [ wifey does] you get a further reduction :D
Before i go telling her to change to 02 is there anything bad i should know :?:


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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 5:17 pm 
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What sky package do you have? We reckoned we could swap packages and effectively get the broadband and phone calls for free. :?


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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 8:25 pm 
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I'm with O2. Its the cut price deal because i've got my mobile with them. Seem fine to deal with and its quick.


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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 8:40 pm 
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Sky are doing wireless broadband for free to new customers, if you remind them of that and tell them that you could get a better deal by switching your broadband, phone and TV to another provider, Sky will probably do you a better deal.


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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 9:05 pm 
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Russell wrote:
Sky are doing wireless broadband for free to new customers, if you remind them of that and tell them that you could get a better deal by switching your broadband, phone and TV to another provider, Sky will probably do you a better deal.


I gave that a go already Russ, only to be told "you can't do that as your an existing customer", and " my area hasn't been upgraded yet" :?
Looks like were going for the 02 package now, cheers for your input guys.


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