Is it time to say bye bye to bt.

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  1. Steve

    Steve Funster Life Member

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    BT phone plus internet is getting expensive. We all have mobiles but need phone line for BB.

    Now that I have found that I can get a 6gb sim for £14 that last for 90 days is it time to say bye bye to BT?
     
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    Said goodbye to them 3 years ago terrible company hopefully we'll never have to deal with them again.
     
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    just gone over to Talktalk from Virgin and saved £16 per month, unlimited internet and anytime calls free.
     
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    But dont you still have to pay for bt line?
     
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    If you are using a piece of wire someone will be charging you for it.

    But there are times when a line phone gives you credibility, say with banks.
     
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    I think it depends on what you use your BB for. I have more or less unlimited data with my O2 contract in the UK but unfortunately living somewhere vaguely rural the signal is not brilliant so download speeds are probably not good enough for say iPlayer. Other suppliers, such as Vodafone are similar in signal strength.

    But I agree BT is expensive and we had a real hassle getting connected when we moved here but for high speed Internet connection they are the best on offer for where I live.

    I might look at getting a better external aerial for the mifi and give that a try sometime.
     
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    Still using BT line but their charge is included monthly in Talktalk's bill, all included in the monthly charge around £22 against Virgin's £38+.
     
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    You always have to pay for a line but now you usually get the lone rental from your supplier, you don't have to stick with BT.
     
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    bt line is about 15 per month bb add another 15 so about 30 pm. bb is good 6-7mbs but we all have mobiles and the land line is not used so really bb is 30 pm. but then the land line is always on and mobiles can be iffy
     
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    When I got a letter from Virgin Media last year saying prices were rising I rang up to ask them to cancel the phone line and make us broadband only customers. They gave me a deal where we get both for less than the cost of broadband only. The deals are out there - and they will bend over backwards to keep customers - but you only get them if you ask.
     
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    We ditched Sky and BT and went Virgin for TV, BB and phone at home. Have saved a considerable amount per month in doing so and will use Now TV if we miss any Sky content not included on Virgin as necessary.
     
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    But the phone line is bt? or do have fibre
     
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    No BT line in our case, all over Virgin fibre network.
     
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    Gave up with BT approx 4 years ago. Mobile does fine and my BB is via 3 MiFi. Even my elderly mother gave up BT as she got fed up with the 'cold calling' usually around tea time.
     
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    We are with talk talk for BB, line rental,phone and 2 sim mobies. Bill inc line rental £30.00 per month with £15.00 per month for the two mobiles.
    All works well but I am tempted by the BT sport offering, any others using their TV services?
     
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    What do you use now?
     
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    Sky; not great but far better service than BT not that that's saying much and a hell of a lot cheaper.
     
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    We have BT everything bb TV BT sport all calls and line rental just short of £50 a month. Had BT internet since the day it started. Had free serve dialup before that. Never had a problem or anytime it won't connect. Fully satisfied but must add we live out in the country nothing much else available and we are only 20 yards from the exchange
     
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    I used to pay bt for the line rental ( 13,99 ) then aol (£7.99) for unlimited bb inc anytime unlimited calls ,,,, rang aol, said I was leaving ,, they put me through to talk talk , gave me a one year deal of £8.50 a month includes line rental ,,,unlimited bb, unlimited anytime calls ,,, caller display ,,,,,
    So I say worth telling them your leaving
     
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    As it happens I've just renewed the contract with BT today.
    Paid the 12 months line rental up front which works out at £13.25 a month, £8.60 for broadband but only for 10GB and £7.00 for anytime calls.
    I was paying £10.65 for broadband on the last contract so it's a bit cheaper.
    I can also cancel the anytime calls when we go to Spain.
    By sticking to BT I also have BT Sport and of course BTfon which has been useful in France.

    Mike
     
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