Is it time to say bye bye to bt.

Steve

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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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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?
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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But dont you still have to pay for bt line?
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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Steve

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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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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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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
 

LARRY99

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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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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.
That also happened to me last year. I told them to get rid of the phone altogether and I just wanted the BB. They offered me both for the same price as I would pay for the BB including free 24/7 01, 02 & 0845 numbers. The reason behind this I believe, is they hope i will make some calls to mobiles and other numbers where I will be charged extra. And I do but under a £5.00 per month. Could still live without it though and in time it will disappear completely as our mobile cost are coming down all the time. Mind you their BB is outstanding. My daughter is stuck with BT and it's absolutly crap!
 

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im a not so newbie
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?

We use thier tv package, well if you are on infinity you get the majority of channels.
You even get some good ones ie Moto GP and Aviva Rugby and rubbish like football :) but you do pay for it.
Its not as expensive as Sky though

Im considering my options at the mo
 

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Bt sacked three years ago.
Current deals

Mi Fi for computers £14?Mnth -- 10 mb
payg phone with 02 .
 

LARRY99

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Some info ,For those that are not bt customers and want to use the FON network, see motorhome wifi Site,

You can purchase a FON box from http://shop.fon.com – typing ‘United Kingdom’ when prompted for your location.

About £30 at today's £/€

Atb Lau
 
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The companies that top both Which? and PC Pro lists every year include Zen and PlusNet. At the bottom are Sky, Virgin, BT, EE, et al with BT at the very bottom. These annual surveys cover speed, breakdowns, and customer service. Not one of the 'major' mainstream providers appears further than half way up the lists. I've used Zen for around 5 years now with no outages and no speed problems. And if I call their customer service line it's answered in Rochdale by a lady with local accent.
 

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It's BT or TalkTalk here as we are way out in the sticks. TalkTalk charge an extra £10 a month because there is no space capacity at the exchange. We aren't supposed to get broadband as we are on longline 4 miles from the exchange - no cable here of course. We do get about 1MB though. Tried Sky but it didn't work because of the local topography.

I'm happy with BT as they guarantee the data line for my medical stuff. Any problems and they are here within an hour and sort it - even if that means a download onto disc and transmission from elsewhere. That's only happened once.
 
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