I've had an email from BT saying my 'broadband discount' ends soon - I
reckon I'm already paying too much but cannot log on to my BT account to see
details of my package despite going through their reset procedure :(
I think that I have unlimited calls on one BT landline and unlimited
broadband - so what should I be paying.
It would be nice to have comparisons before I call them on Monday :)
On one landline, I have:
BT Phone unlimited Anytime calls
BT Broadband, Up to 17Mb download speed (whatever than means!)
BT Call Protect
BT Answer 1571
Bill for May-June, excluding phone calls was
BT Answer 1571 £2.50
BT Broadband and Calls Package £40.99
BT Unlimited anytime calls £8.99
Total Rental and other charges £52.48
Wow, v expensive!
Broadband upto 17Mb (actually getting 16Mb)
Inc line rental, free anytime calls UK (upto 1hour), 2000 minutes of
mobile calls per month, caller ID, loads of email addresses, but no
webspace. Cost us £26.98 pm when we signed up November, but they just
changed it to £27.98 pm. We got a £50 cheque back, a month after
signing up with them.
On Sat, 01 Jul 2017 14:23:43 +0100, Harry Bloomfield
Yes, we pay by DD so these things tend to creep up un-noticed. Was
£32/month when I signed up two-and-a-half years ago, but that included
a £10 discount introductory offer, so in reality it's gone up by about
25% in that time (say £42 to £52). Still a lot though.
But I doubt I'll change. It works for me, and I rather take the
attitude that better the devil you know...
Especially the 1571.
When BT introduced a charge for that I got a letter/email(?) telling me that
I could have a basic service for free or an enhanced service (own recorded
message, couple of other not very necessary to have items) for a fee.
I took the basic service for free
so few people who ring me on my LL want to leave a message (if they don't
get answered they will just ring my mobo) why pay the extra?
Circa 26ppm is the "normal" price for unlimited (normal, i.e. not fibre) BB,
phone line and evening/weekend calls
Though, I think new signups no longer get the evening/weekend calls
included. But it's only, like, 2 quid extra.
They always have introductory offers on, um offer.
Normal is what others are willing to pay, introductory offers are great
for those willing to swap at each year end - which is what I always now
for broadband, gas & electric, insurance and etc..
Simply because they take you for a mug, if you just stay with them and
hike the price at each year end.
I've just taken out BB+phone line = £125 for the year, paid in advance,
ie just over £10 pm. Origin Broadband. Calls are expensive, but I don't
make any from that phone.
That's their standard price, BTW.
On Sat, 01 Jul 2017 19:46:44 +0100, Harry Bloomfield
A few years ago I rang BT to get my MAC code as the rate had gone up
considerably for a rural broadband service that barely got 1.5Mbps
(purely distance to exchange issue).
I was asked why I was leaving and got offered a very low rate,
unlimited broadband, weekend calls, and caller display. Subsequently
moved house to suburbia so was expecting a big problem on renewal -
rang up in good time as I was going overseas - no problem - same rate.
Renewed earlier this year, same deal again.
I make most of my outgoing calls through 1899 and my total annual
telecoms bill, BT + 1899 is less that ?300.
There must be some sort of note on my account.
On Sun, 02 Jul 2017 11:15:57 +0100, Dave Plowman (News) wrote:
I do it every year, there is no hassle now. None of that requesting a MAC
code any more, the gaining provider does all the work.
The only downside is the collection of old routers in the garage.
Currently with Sky which was half price line rental & free BB for a year
and £50 bill credit, so £8ish quid a month after the £50 was used up.
There were no calls so I splashed out £4 for evening & weekend calls.
In recent years I've gone Sky>Plusnet>EE>Sky.
Also up to 17Mb is actually up to 24Mb, but advertising rules state is has
to say 17Mb due to the speed variations v line length. I actually get
Just moved to Plusnet (which is owned by BT anyway) and we are paying
£34 per month for unlimited, 38Mb FTTC (actually getting 37Mb despite a
lower estimate), anytime UK calls and 2000 minutes per month to UK mobiles.
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