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BE Broadband - First 6 Months free, then only £13.50 a month

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BE (www.bethere.co.uk) is currently offering free broadband for the first 6 months and no connection fees. After 6 months, its only 13.50 a month, which works out to 81 for the whole year or 6.75 a mo…
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BE (www.bethere.co.uk) is currently offering free broadband for the first 6 months and no connection fees. After 6 months, its only 13.50 a month, which works out to 81 for the whole year or 6.75 a month.

When ordering online, use the code "BroadbandChoices" to get this deal..!!!!

The perfect product for light users, but not light on features.
Unleash unlimited broadband. Download life at will. Be how you want to be.

Up to 8 meg download speed
Unlimited usage
Upload speed up to 1.3 meg
£13.50 a month
£24 connection fee
24/7 support hotline

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Don't forget £45 Quidco cashback: http://www.quidco.com/bethere-co-uk/
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#1
plusnet are offering some good deals.. This one is good if you only want Broadband. I would opt for a package deal with phone + Boradband. There is so much competition with providers these days that it would be worth haggling with your current provider to match this if you contract is about to end.
suspended#2
still not in my area. 1 mile down the road has had it for over a year now.
#3
Top class company, good deal. Not deliriously happy about having to spend 1-3 weeks on dial-up (remember that?) while they get you connected.
Think I'll stick to ADSL24.
#4
£45 quidco work with this deal?

I love Be* :)
#5
I got a phone line from the post office so had no choice but to take a broadband only package. Post office prices for broadband are exorbitant.
2 Likes #6
A better link, the one given in the MoneySavingExpert newsletter yesterday sent to odd million or so people is this as it spells out/confirms the Be deal
https://www.bethere.co.uk/BBchoices.do

It's uncertain whether you'd get the Quidco £45 as well but worth trying for (remember to clear those cookies!). There are also £40 credit deals on the other Be packages. This 6m Value offer only runs to 1/3.

Anyone able to get Be Broadband should also consider the o2 Broadband packages - they belong to the same Telefonica Europe group and use the same infrastructure - eg Be Value or o2 Standard.
You'll probably find my features/comparison doc useful at
http://cid-99aa6cf1226facfe.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/o2%20Broadband%20-v-%20Be%20There%20Broadband

MKD
#7
Biffo the Bear
Top class company, good deal. Not deliriously happy about having to spend 1-3 weeks on dial-up (remember that?) while they get you connected.
Think I'll stick to ADSL24.

Just ring ADSL24 and ask for a MAC code, you give this to your new provider and the move is virtually seamless. I have moved several times with less than half an hour of downtime each time.
#8
I prefer the O2 deal at £7.34 pm, the BE may work out cheaper for the first year but after that you get screwed, unless you change ISP again. Note O2 and BE are basically the same ASDL2+ service, if you live some distance from the exchange their web site line checker will throw you out and not let you sign up. I live over 5km from exchange and was only getting 1.5 MBs (with Newnet,) before and wanted to change to O2 to save money. The O2 line checker threw me out so I had to phone O2 up and make a fuss. Eventually they agreed to give me a try, I'm now get a solid 2MBs and a much faster up load speed, and paying a fraction of the price. Very chuffed!!
banned#9
Biffo the Bear
Top class company, good deal. Not deliriously happy about having to spend 1-3 weeks on dial-up (remember that?) while they get you connected.
Think I'll stick to ADSL24.


When I moved from Eclipse to Be*, my connection was down for 20 minutes during switchover.
#10
Once the 12 months contract is up,then transfer to O2 - it will make more sense, so it's not a deal to stick with! If you are close enough the the exchange, the 20Mbs package may be the best buy, dearer, but faster HAS to be the way to go if you can afford it.
#11
bhupeshm;4414297
plusnet are offering some good deals.. This one is good if you only want Broadband. I would opt for a package deal with phone + Boradband. There is so much competition with providers these days that it would be worth haggling with your current provider to match this if you contract is about to end.


Plusnet was discussed at length with the previous O2 deals (Quidco deal then was giving 75 quid), and I wouldn't waste much breath arguing it over, beyond saying "Good" and "Deals" are the two things you are not likely to get; and of course there is no option for 20/24mbs connection as there is for those close enough with BeThere/O2 :-(

Anyone thinking of going to Plusnet just need to look it up in the search engine!
#12
not impressed with o2, am out of contract but they only offered me 2 months free, or 3 months free if I upgraded to pro package. Also, I have to return all the hardware, which is fine, BUT this includes the O2 software CD provided , I asked what would happen if I couldn't find it, got put on hold, and was then told it did have to be returned and would probably be charged for it, although she did not know how much.... hope its still around somewhere!

Thanks to the OP. Just waiting on the MAC code now. Hope the quidco works!!
#13
matt_james27;4415408
not impressed with o2, am out of contract but they only offered me 2 months free, or 3 months free if I upgraded to pro package. Also, I have to return all the hardware, which is fine, BUT this includes the O2 software CD provided , I asked what would happen if I couldn't find it, got put on hold, and was then told it did have to be returned and would probably be charged for it, although she did not know how much.... hope its still around somewhere!

Thanks to the OP. Just waiting on the MAC code now. Hope the quidco works!!


You will find EXACTLY the same situation with BeThere then! You do not own the Router, and it has to be returned, similarly, they will replace it if it is bust!
#14
this website is about saving money, so if I want to save a little money by moving to Be then so what, does that make me cheap? if thats your way of thinking then surely what you've said applies to everyone on this site....

nihcaj;4415478
You will find EXACTLY the same situation with BeThere then! You do not own the Router, and it has to be returned, similarly, they will replace it if it is bust!


I did state returning the router was fine. Because i'm more than happy to return the router, I;'ve always known that its belongs to the ISP and is always loaned to the subscriber, am just not happy that I may be charged if I've lost a silly CD.
1 Like #15
matt_james27
this website is about saving money, so if I want to save a little money by moving to Be then so what, does that make me cheap? if thats your way of thinking then surely what you've said applies to everyone on this site....



I did state returning the router was fine. Because i'm more than happy to return the router, I;'ve always known that its belongs to the ISP and is always loaned to the subscriber, am just not happy that I may be charged if I've lost a silly CD.


No it doesnt but O2 has not only a good service but one of the cheapest rates in the country. They offered you a further free 2 months and that wasnt enough for you. So my comment is aimed soley at you and no one else on here. By the way I did not call you cheap. Read my original post.

Youll be wanting it for nothing next!

Theres moneysaving and theres being greedy. If someone is moneysaving then someone else is paying a higher price to subsidise someone else's moneysaving/retention offer. Lets moneysave in a fair and realistic way.
#16
I have been on Be for just over a year now and the service has been excellent, except...the one time I did have to call technical support (which is freephone) I had the worst time trying to understand the people I was talking to. I think they were East European. They were helpful and sorted my problem, but only because I am fairly tech savvy. If I were a newb to internet then their truly awful english would have been a real barrier.

Also, I have damaged my Router (cracked the upper case) and this is going to cost me £100 as you only lease it from Be...you don't own it...and it has to be returned in original condition.

Does anyone know where I can get a cheap second hand Be router from so that I don't get stumped with the £100 charge when I return it...heeeeelp!
#17
stiffnuts;4415677
No it doesnt but O2 has not only a good service but one of the cheapest rates in the country. They offered you a further free 2 months and that wasnt enough for you. So my comment is aimed soley at you and no one else on here. By the way I did not call you cheap. Read my original post.

Youll be wanting it for nothing next!

Theres moneysaving and theres being greedy. If someone is moneysaving then someone else is paying a higher price to subsidise someone else's moneysaving/retention offer. Lets moneysave in a fair and realistic way.

Good post :thumbsup: repped!
#18
Reebok Ron;4415934
Also, I have damaged my Router (cracked the upper case) and this is going to cost me £100 as you only lease it from Be...you don't own it...and it has to be returned in original condition.

Does anyone know where I can get a cheap second hand Be router from so that I don't get stumped with the £100 charge when I return it...heeeeelp!


Occasionally you get them on eBay... from people who don't realise that it is the property of Bethere!
Have you not got household all risks insurance that might cover this?
#19
Just be wary and do your research. O2 (and possibly BE) are having lots of congestion at the minute. They are upgrading servers or something, but could not tell me when this would be done. I am getting speeds of less than 0.5MB (on 8MB line) at peak times, and online gaming is impossible at all times.

Just have a look at this thread...

http://forum.o2.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=9730
#20
Getting away from the bickering for a minute...
I currently have cable broadband (just broadband, no other services), from VirginMedia (originally NTL). Been with them for years.
I don't have a landline in the house, as I've no use for one what with mobile 'phones and the aforementioned cable broadband. (There was one, but I had it disconnected a year or two back.)

Am I able to switch to this or another provider? Or do they all use phonelines?
#21
I can add to the general good feeling about Be*. Super-fast connections and great quality of service. This matters more to me than the odd £ per month here and there.
1 Like #22
stiffnuts
No it doesnt but O2 has not only a good service but one of the cheapest rates in the country. They offered you a further free 2 months and that wasnt enough for you. So my comment is aimed soley at you and no one else on here. By the way I did not call you cheap. Read my original post.


Bearing in mind this post is about BE giving you 6 months for FREE so I think having a go at someone for saying that o2 only offered them 2 months free is a bit unfair. As o2 and BE are effectively the same company why cant o2 offer him 6 months free ?
#23
I've been with them for about 8 months now. My experience:

* Take it that you'll get the promised 24mb speed with a pinch of salt (even if the speed checker confirms you'll get it). I got the same speed as I did with BT Broadband. Still, at least Be don't appear to throttle like BT. It was only after I switched when I realised how bad BT were at stifling my connection, day and night - for ALL traffic, not just non port 80 stuff.

* If you originally sign up for a fixed IP address, they don't give you instructions on how to do this (at least with me this was the case). I had to call tech support to get the DNS and IP addresses out of them. The automated emails they send presume you have Dynamic DNS.

* The ping rates have become horrific recently. Not a problem for me, but if you're a gamer you might want to think twice.

I was surprised at how their network collapsed when some cables were cut at a specific location in London a few months back. I don't think it's that resillient and can't seem to handle the number of subscribers signing up, but I get the impression their working on that. Thanks to mouselike.org and his "spike" charts, it's only now that Be/O2 have realised their network has severe congestion problems in certain parts of the country.

Read the Be Forums for the real story! On balance though, I am happy with them.
#24
brayman;4416462
Bearing in mind this post is about BE giving you 6 months for FREE so I think having a go at someone for saying that o2 only offered them 2 months free is a bit unfair. As o2 and BE are effectively the same company why cant o2 offer him 6 months free ?

Even though they are owned by the same parent company they are seperate entities. You don't see Dixons and Currys offering the same prices on all their products do you?
#25
I'd love to go to BE but I'm stuck on Bulldog, and canceling and switching to a new provider is just too much hassle with them...
#26
been on be couple of years another plus is there u/l speed
#27
Biffo the Bear
Top class company, good deal. Not deliriously happy about having to spend 1-3 weeks on dial-up (remember that?) while they get you connected.
Think I'll stick to ADSL24.


I'm confused now Biffo...
Bethere say that coverage is not available in my area and I'm in Lancaster too :cry:
Would the 1-3 weeks on lightning fast 56k be whilst they made the service available?
#28
i don't see why me not being impressed with a retentions offer elicits such responses from other users. I am entitled to my own opinion, haggling with retentions depts is something I learnt firsthand off these moneysaving forums, for expample, there are numerous threads online on mobile retentions, and for sky. For example, I got free Sky+ using one of the threads posted here over a year ago, in which people were very helpful on how you could get the offer.

O2 were only just not long ago doing an offer for new customers, so existing customers getting deals of retentions is not always susbsidised by new customers, sky are often a good example of this too.

Your post was unfair, yep you did not call me cheap but :

stiffnuts;4415485
a greedy spoilt little ****er


which is worse.

You can say what you wish in response, but I won't reply to any further posts on this matter.

Lastly, its useful to know what others have been offered by retentions, for those who may be considering leaving O2, so I hope at least one good thing has come out of my post.
#29
o2/ Be are awesome - Excellent customer service (UK), good router, (all my gadgets work fine - 2 Pc's, 2 Laptops, Xbox 360, PSP, ITouch and N95) Very reliable service (Only down 10 minutes since joining and that was when I got migrated over!) fast speed, (8Meg down, 1.3meg up) all for less than £8/ Month!
#30
The only problem with Be is they block sites but when they do they pretend the site doesn't exist rather than tell you they blocked it.

But that's true of several ISPs now.
#31
It's quite easy to get out of the 12 month contract after your 6 free months are up by Upgrading to BeUnlimited (up to 24mb) and serving out the 3 months notice on that @£17.50 a month. If you also go through Quidco and get the £45 from that your total outlay for 9 months would be £7.50 or 83.3p a month.
If you also managed to get the £40 account credit their is a theoretical profit of £32.50


Waz
#32
This sounds excellent. I have the 17.50 a month package but the lowest one would be fine. I wonder if they would let me switch and get the discount, or if I just ask nicely for being a loyal customer....? :p
#33
Not cheap at all considering with TalkTalk I pay £10.50 for line rental and then 5.50 for the internet/call package.
With this I would need to add line rental making it quite expensive

http://www.carphonewarehouse.com/broadband/home-broadband/talktalk
#34
Post Office prices for phone and broadband aren't bad, don't forget they include line rental in their prices which most companies don't. Anyway although my changeover was terrible (took 3 months and many calls) the only problem since was I hadn't had a bill since Nov 2007! Got a bill last week for £89 they let me off the rest as a good will gesture. No problems since I got up and running until 4 days ago. BT fixed the neighbours phone and have killed mine. Called Post Office and now being fixed.
#35
agmayu
I got a phone line from the post office so had no choice but to take a broadband only package. Post office prices for broadband are exorbitant.



I've got line rental, calls and "unlimited" 8 meg broadband from post office. Granted many people will say at £24.42 a month its not cheap but the service has been exceptional. Previously I was with Tiscali and had huge problems with them. My download speed is consistently between 6-7meg and its a UK call centre if I ever have a problem
#36
Sky still work out cheaper as a whole package, even though I'm getting a limited service at the moment.
#37
works out at £27 pm + £25 setup for me compared with £24.42 for Post Office (for similar packages i.e. unlimited broadband and free evening and weekend calls.)
#38
iCodd
Sky still work out cheaper as a whole package, even though I'm getting a limited service at the moment.


My Exchange isn't LLU so Sky Broadband is £17pm. Post Office broadband is provided by BT and cheaper than BT :thumbsup:
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Comparison of ISPs from Which Magazine. The number in the brackets are the actual customers.

http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/4760/broadbandhl9.jpg
#40
Spriggan
Even though they are owned by the same parent company they are seperate entities. You don't see Dixons and Currys offering the same prices on all their products do you?


might not be the same price but can't you price match if one is cheaper than the other?

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