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Broadband and phone line on short term deal

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9y, 1m agoPosted 9 years, 1 month ago
I'm trying to find a deal for broadband and a phone line (or not if it isn't required i.e. for cable) that isn't on a 12 month contract as it will probably only be required until the end of January.

The Be Unlimited deal looks good, but that still requires me to take out a BT phone line, which will last 12 months, so this isn't ideal.

Are there any better solutions?
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9y, 1m agoPosted 9 years, 1 month ago
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i was in the same situation as you, however, remember that you can easily move your BT phone account to your new property, so you shouldn't really let that stop you unless you're leaving the country or moving somewhere with a line already!
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qazim

All I can find on their website was this:

* All standard combined broadband and phone packages are on a 12 month contract. Prices are inclusive of VAT.

Can't seem to find anything about month to month?

ReflexReact
i was in the same situation as you, however, remember that you can easily move your BT phone account to your new property, so you shouldn't really let that stop you unless you're leaving the country or moving somewhere with a line already!

From January until May I'll either be moving in to a shared house or student halls, so I don't think I'll be able to take the BT line with me. Thanks for the advice though, it's worth baring in mind for the future.
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Dean, have you considered mobile broadband? Most mobile networks seem to do it now. I'm on the 3 £15 per month one and it means you don't need a telephone line at all and there's no wires so you can take it anywhere (coffee shops etc). It's an 18month contract (think there's a 12 month one too) but obviously can take it with you when you move. I find it really handy, if not as quick as more traditional broadband, though depends what you need it for I guess.
#5
dean_brfc

The Be Unlimited deal looks good, but that still requires me to take out a BT phone line, which will last 12 months, so this isn't ideal.

Are there any better solutions?

Have you called BT? when I took my first line with them, they said cancelling before 3 months would earn me some penalty... nothing regarding 12months...

Also, BE Unlimited has a 3 month notice period

so you can get both at once and give notice to BE.

I could also refer you to BE which would earn both of us a month free - and you more than a month's money back from quidco - making broadband almost free..

PM me if you need more info regarding the sign up.



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P.S.: Not trying to influence decisions - just stating the facts!
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#6
wrexhamandy
Dean, have you considered mobile broadband? Most mobile networks seem to do it now. I'm on the 3 £15 per month one and it means you don't need a telephone line at all and there's no wires so you can take it anywhere (coffee shops etc). It's an 18month contract (think there's a 12 month one too) but obviously can take it with you when you move. I find it really handy, if not as quick as more traditional broadband, though depends what you need it for I guess.

I did think about mobile broadband but the download limits were very low, plus having a desktop I wouldn't really get the most out of it.

alchemistkevin
Have you called BT? when I took my first line with them, they said cancelling before 3 months would earn me some penalty... nothing regarding 12months...

Also, BE Unlimited has a 3 month notice period

so you can get both at once and give notice to BE.

I could also refer you to BE which would earn both of us a month free - and you more than a month's money back from quidco - making broadband almost free..

PM me if you need more info regarding the sign up.



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P.S.: Not trying to influence decisions - just stating the facts!
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Cheers mate. As it happens I've been on the phone to BT already and I asked if they do less than 12 months and it was just a flat 'no', I even said this would mean I'd go with a different provider and they didn't mention anything about 3 months so maybe they've stopped doing that.

I've found a solution to the phone line problem though - it turns out the Post Office do a phone line for £10 a month with no fixed contract, and as there was a BT landline installed already they can just transfer it over for free, the only downside is I have to wait until November 6th before it becomes active.

I just checked the Quidco and it's £55 for Be, which is great. If I decide to go with Be then I'll definitely take you up on the referal offer, assuming that can all be done online. I think I'll have to wait until nearer November 6th though as the current phone line has been 'stopped' (whatever that means).
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dean_brfc
I'm trying to find a deal for broadband and a phone line (or not if it isn't required i.e. for cable) that isn't on a 12 month contract as it will probably only be required until the end of January.

The Be Unlimited deal looks good, but that still requires me to take out a BT phone line, which will last 12 months, so this isn't ideal.

Are there any better solutions?

How about these people http://www.directsavetelecom.co.uk/index.html
#8
dean_brfc
I did think about mobile broadband but the download limits were very low, plus having a desktop I wouldn't really get the most out of it.



Cheers mate. As it happens I've been on the phone to BT already and I asked if they do less than 12 months and it was just a flat 'no', I even said this would mean I'd go with a different provider and they didn't mention anything about 3 months so maybe they've stopped doing that.

I've found a solution to the phone line problem though - it turns out the Post Office do a phone line for £10 a month with no fixed contract, and as there was a BT landline installed already they can just transfer it over for free, the only downside is I have to wait until November 6th before it becomes active.

I just checked the Quidco and it's £55 for Be, which is great. If I decide to go with Be then I'll definitely take you up on the referal offer, assuming that can all be done online. I think I'll have to wait until nearer November 6th though as the current phone line has been 'stopped' (whatever that means).


well mine was some time ago and they might've changed the contract periods by now...

everything's online, just need to PM me with your email address, name that you would be using when you sign up with them... I would enter this on the member page that they have and they would add a month free to your account when you join using the same email addy.

hope you get your line sorted soon.


cheers

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