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Looking For Broadband Or Phone/BB In A Very Rural Area

ibiza Avatar
5y, 8m agoPosted 5 years, 8 months ago
I am looking for broadband or phone and broadband for a fairly rural address, although its only about quarter of a mile from the exchange. I cannot get a mobile signal here either, so it rules out dongles.

The postcode is KA19 7NL if anyone could recommend something.

It seems to be one that is outwith the 80/90% that are included in all the reasonably priced offers.

Can anyone suggest a deal please?

Cheers
ibiza Avatar
5y, 8m agoPosted 5 years, 8 months ago
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#1
Join the I get ripped off by BT and its overpriced poor service club, one of many rural people can join.
One of the great things is that although you already pay line rental for their infrastructure BT will charge you another £14 or so for a possible 20meg download, of course you will only get about 800k (because the infinity stuff aint for country folk), as long as its not raining when it will drop substantially, but hey that's all part of the club benifits.

Don't worry about no mobile signal, just sign up with vodaphone. They will charge you the same as everybody else but be unable to provide you with any bars on your phone, no worries, they will sell you a little white box that solves all your dropped signal problems.
You just connect it to the broadband which BT is overcharging you for and your own electricity to power your own little base station, of course the call charges are still the same but hey never mind, you already pay more for fuel and a small extra premium for groceries, probably got no street lighting or mains sewage so you are used to being ripped off anyway.
O I forgot to mention the council tax club, you must have heard of it, you pay for all those things that get put in the council brochure every year but cannot access any of them, maybe you don't have a bus route near you either, well there's a club for that too...

Edited By: melipona on Mar 17, 2011 00:14
#2
melipona
Join the I get ripped off by BT and its overpriced poor service club, one of many rural people can join.
One of the great things is that although you already pay line rental for their infrastructure BT will charge you another £14 or so for a possible 20meg download, of course you will only get about 800k (because the infinity stuff aint for country folk), as long as its not raining when it will drop substantially, but hey that's all part of the club benifits.

Don't worry about no mobile signal, just sign up with vodaphone. They will charge you the same as everybody else but be unable to provide you with any bars on your phone, no worries, they will sell you a little white box that solves all your dropped signal problems.
You just connect it to the broadband which BT is overcharging you for and your own electricity to power your own little base station, of course the call charges are still the same but hey never mind, you already pay more for fuel and a small extra premium for groceries, probably got no street lighting or mains sewage so you are used to being ripped off anyway.
O I forgot to mention the council tax club, you must have heard of it, you pay for all those things that get put in the council brochure every year but cannot access any of them, maybe you don't have a bus route near you either, well there's a club for that too...

Wow get on an anger management course i think you have loads of issues!!.I am on BT and have been for a while and i get good speeds( Infinity is not near us) apart from friday night and the service has been excellent.Talk talk are cheap but you will be without braodband about one week in six then spend £20 in phone calls before they get it sorted.Haggle with bt find out who is the cheapest and tell then you want BT to match it and see what they will offer you.(thats what i did)
#3
Wow! You can get talk talk, not here I'm afraid and BT know that too :)
#4
Talk talk have a good cheap offer at the moment if they do your area. £3.50 (excluding line rental) for the first 12 months the 6.99 after that. Its a twelve month contract and the limit is 40GB download. All other basic packages from other ISPs are only 10GB limit! Ive just been looking myself and this seems the cheapest.
#5
this seems to suggest your options are very limited i'm afraid
http://www.samknows.com/broadband/exchange/WSSTT
#6
Sorry - there seems to be a lot of misunderstanding here.

Talk Talk....

Please call us free on 0808 108 0376

There's nothing to worry about, it just appears your home falls outside our usual broadband network. However, you can still take advantage of all the benefits of our broadband and phone package for £6.99 a month (plus line rental) with an additional £15.32 a month non-network broadband charge.


This makes TALK TALK over 35 quid a month - WHICH IS WHY I AM ASKING FOR WHO TO USE.

Also - nothing but problems with BT in the past - and would HATE to go near them again.
#7
Whoever you go with, consider a shorter minimum contract period, such as 1 month, so that you can leave if service does not perform adequately for you. I'm with Newnet, who don't traffic shape, so at least leave me with as much service as my rural line will allow. I had no luck on their site checking your postcode though, http://newnet.co.uk/included/oracBroadbandCheck.php There are several ISPs who don't have long contracts:

I'm sorry this isn't giving you the full answer that you requested, but I hope this helps out in some way. Good luck!
#8
I am looking for basic broadband - any form of traffic shaping is unlikely to be a problem.

Also - I am close to the exchange - perhaps 500m max - so there should be no issues there.

All I want is a fair price - not the likes of 35 quid that Talk Talk quoted.

Surely there must be someone else in a rural area who gets broadband or BB & phone at a non rip off price!
#9
Anyone?
#10
Have u tried Plusnet? I have been with them for phone and BB for about 4 years with no problems. I believe BT took them over in last year or so but they still seem to operate independently and still no problems experienced since the takeover.

http://www.plus.net/residential/bundles.shtml
#12
LadyLuck
Have u tried Plusnet? I have been with them for phone and BB for about 4 years with no problems. I believe BT took them over in last year or so but they still seem to operate independently and still no problems experienced since the takeover.


http://www.plus.net/residential/bundles.shtml


Thanks - but unfortunately Plusnet add a substantial surcharge for using ab exchange that is mainly BT.



Thanks - the site only actually shows the deals for prices in the cheap areas - so although it shows many good prices - the prices are actually unavailable from the address. They only really show who can supply there - but then show the price it would be if it were in a city centre etc.

Its so pathetic - I am about to check if satellite broadband is cheaper for a light user!
#13
Cable?
#14
Sky sky sky .....der
#15
SamuraisShadow
Cable?


Yes - all streets in the countryside have cables!!! - Behave.

sparkybash
Sky sky sky .....der


Thanks - Its Murdoch - and I see him as many people from Liverpool see him. But if there is no other option then I would look - but only until broadband prices stable out over all the UK.
#16
Sky sky sky .....der
#17
Currently living in a very rural area myself and also about 500m from exchange and had a hell of a time finding a decent isp, got aol broadband and calls, rocksolid connection at an average of 6meg download speed, traffic shapes slightly between 5pm and midnight but most do even if they don't admit it, its still very usable. Current deal is 8meg with 10gb limit and eve & wkend calls. Best I could find and very happy. Also threaten to leave at the end of the contract and the price drops considerably!
#18
jumpinjehosephat
Currently living in a very rural area myself and also about 500m from exchange and had a hell of a time finding a decent isp, got aol broadband and calls, rocksolid connection at an average of 6meg download speed, traffic shapes slightly between 5pm and midnight but most do even if they don't admit it, its still very usable. Current deal is 8meg with 10gb limit and eve & wkend calls. Best I could find and very happy. Also threaten to leave at the end of the contract and the price drops considerably!

i also live in a smallish village and am only about 500m from exchange(under 1000 lines in area i'm told)
i tried a dozen isps and all the same 10mins after school bus dropped off the connections changed to tortoise poo, my neighbour was on bt and his was unaffected.
only conclusion i can come to is that in rural areas approx 50% of the bandwidth is reserved for bt and the rest is divided up between all the other isps, had no choice but to switch to bt. after a year they knocked a fiver off the 25 for the top pack so now i'm paying 20 a month for the dsl only.
#19
I found satellite broadband, albeit with a small transfer, for less than Talk Talk were asking!
#20
Still getting no where with this.

Sky was a silly price, and even sky just for TV is more than their TV/internet/phone package at this location due to the crazy BT exchange price fixing.

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