Phone line and Broadband contract for 9 months?

That time of year is fast approaching, and am looking for a contract for a contract for a student that only lasts 9 months.
Do they exist? Or will I have to take a 12 months one, cancel and after
the admin fees take a small refund?
Any idea if such contracts exist for gas and electricity too?
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On 07/07/2020 17:19, JoeJoe wrote:

Most providers will have a standard or non contract offer but the price will almost always be considerably more than the term contract price.
Furthermore a lot of contract periods are now 18 or 24 months, e.g BT, Sky et al.
A quick check on comparison websites should give the optimum deal for you.
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On 07/07/2020 17:30, Jack Harry Teesdale wrote:

Thanks, tried them already.
Was surprised that none thought it a good idea to tap into that market. Slightly higher price than 12 months contract on a per month basis, but not a month-to-month ripoff.
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that'll be because they are dumbed down to the lowest common denominator
the lowest (per month) price
if you want something non standard and are prepared to pay a higher price get it
comparisons sites are a complete waste of time
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On 07/07/2020 17:38, Andy Burns wrote:

Thanks, but "Exclusively for home owners"
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On 07/07/2020 18:19:49, JoeJoe wrote:

Assuming it's a relative, can't you sign the contract assuming you own your own home even if it's a different address?
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On Tue, 07 Jul 2020 17:38:34 +0100, Andy Burns wrote:

Only 36 megabit speed.
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Smolley wrote:

The ISPs are now very conservative quoting speeds since OFCOM's changes to what they can advertise, the "36Mbps" and "63Mbps" will be Openreach's "up to 40Mbps" and "up to 80Mbps" services respectively.
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On 08/07/2020 10:17, Andy Burns wrote:

yup. I bought '10/40' - I get 10/34 or thereabouts.
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On 08/07/2020 08:17, Smolley wrote:

i wish I had half that in my house.
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I'd be happy with anything more than an eigth of that; as it would be an improvement. This, of course, has nothing to do with the ISP; it's the (lack of investment in) local infrastructure that's the problem.
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Oh dear!
how does anyone manage?
tim (who's lucky when he get 12 megabits)
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On 08/07/2020 12:34, tim... wrote:

+1
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Investigate the 4G router option.
Typically £22/3 per month, ‘unlimited’ data, speed not usually a problem unless you are in a poor signal area (I typically get 30M + ), portable, ......
I use one in the motorhome.
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On 07/07/2020 17:19, JoeJoe wrote:

https://pulse8broadband.co.uk/ monthly contract for phone and broadband service is good.
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On Tue, 7 Jul 2020 17:19:28 +0100, JoeJoe wrote:

Define "phone line" do you mean a copper pair or mobile?
Is this SIM only? Many 1 month rolling contracts about for SIM only.
What use is it going to get? Occasional email and web browsing or watching Netflix for 6hrs/day?

There are companies that specialise in "one stop shop" for student houses. All four utilities, line rentals and TV licence. Rates are probably not the best though.
For nine months you're probably looking at a standard tariff but also lookut for tariffs with no early termination charge.
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On 07/07/2020 18:13, Dave Liquorice wrote:

Sorry, I'll try again.
Looking for a contract for a phone line and broadband for 9 month. Don't need the phone line itself to make calls, just the broadband.

That's a good point, thanks - haven't thought of that.
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On Tue, 7 Jul 2020 18:23:28 +0100, JoeJoe wrote:

contract

only.

So a copper pair? Unless you have virgin available that means Openreach. I think you'll be stuck with a minimum 12 months but you can "take it with you" when you move elsewhere with an Openreach line.

also

I get the impression you're trying to sort out energy and 'net for a student shared house and that you will be one of the students sharing.
Presumably rented? Ask the letting agent about the "one stop shop" options. They tend to be fixed price per month added to each students rent. For the agents protection there'll be useage limits in the contract/lease check they are reasonable and unless you seriously over use they'll probably not chase. or make a deduction from the deposit. It's not worth the time for just a few quid.
This side steps the possible arguments about splitting the bills when they arrive. "Jane leaves the windows open", "George always has a full bath every day", "I don't watch Netflix" and many other "excuses" to try and get a share reduction.
OK you may all agree equal shares, no arguments, but if the bills come in larger than expected...
And remember if a bill is in your name, you are liable for *all* of the amount.
And if some one is a slow payer you end up subbing them until they do pay, leaving you tight for cash or they could do a runner.
One stop shop, might be a litle more expensive but makes things far simpler and predictable.
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On 08/07/2020 00:34:30, Dave Liquorice wrote:

Except the OP will have control of the router and so may be able to ban non-paying devices from his own home[1]. I would even make them pay up front.
[1]You might have to 'fix' (remove) the factory reset switch and/or remove the serial number label!
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