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BT Broadband - 18 months at £7.99 a month

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7y, 1d agoFound 7 years, 1 day ago
Been sent through the post a leaflet from BT offering their Option 1 BT Broadband for £7.99 a month inc a free BT Homehub. Does say its invite only - but no harm in mentioning here i figure.

The saving is 44% apparently according to the leaflet.

You do need a BT homeline though

Call 0800 345 7414 - and quote B799
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#1
For how many months?
#2
18 months at £7.99 a month for 10gb a month and upto 20mb line.

I thought this was a good deal - obviously not!
#3
18 months stuck with BT? :roll:
#4
only for certain post codes. not available where I leave. But a good deal if you are in one of their chosen area
suspended#5
Legitimate offer

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#6
RCUK
18 months at £7.99 a month for 10gb a month and upto 20mb line.

I thought this was a good deal - obviously not!


Depends how often you're going to make use of the 20Mbps.
At full speed (assuming you'd ever get that from BT and you're in the very small percentage of people who live close enough to the telephone exchange to actually get 20Mbps - I live 2.5km away and get 5Mbps), your 20Mbps line will go through the 10GB monthly allowance in a little over one hour.

Better to go with someone like O2 (who don't use BT's equipment or services - other than just the phone line) who'll give you upto 8Mbps for £12.23/month (£7.34 if you're an O2 mobile customer) and won't throw their toys out the pram when you use more than 10GB a month (many O2 customers use well over 10-20 times that without O2 batting an eyelid).
Or; they'll give you an "upto" 20Mbps product for an extra £2.45 a month.

Also O2 give £50 Quidco on "standard" (the upto 8Mbps one) or £100 Quidco on "premium" (the upto 20Mbps one).
Meaning the first 18 months on O2 standard will cost a total of £170.14 (£82.12 if you're an O2 mobile customer - pay as you go or contract), compared to £143.82 for the BT offer.
The first 18 months on O2 premium actually costs an extra £19.10 (mainly due to the extra £25 Quidco).

If you live in an area covered by O2's own equipment (their "LLU" product) it really is worth the extra (to know you're never likely to go over the monthly limit - mainly because there isn't one). Whereas even BT's "unlimited" product has a limit of around 30GB a month (before they start capping your speed).

Note; O2 "Access" (their BT wholesale product - used in areas not covered by O2's own equipment) is rubbish - mainly due to the very high prices charged by BT for bandwidth.

Also worth noting; many areas can't yet get BT's "upto" 20Mbps product as they're lagging several years behind other providers and have only really upgraded large exchanges.
#7
I wouldn't have it they were giving me 8 quid a month for 18 YEARS! :-(
BT = 1Mb with added hell and insecurity
Bethere = 9Mb of proper Broadband
#8
Ta for that post ... very useful!

Was a little woried about the 10gb allowance as im currently on virgin and its unlimited.

Been told id get 7mb max here speedwise
#9
RCUK
Been told id get 7mb max here speedwise


If it's available in your area you'd be better off (usage wise) going with O2 standard @ £12.23 a month (no point in paying for 20Mbps if you're only going to get 7).
Also worth noting if you're not currently an O2 customer, they'll still give you the £5 a month discount (drops the price down to £7.34) if you have a free pay as you go (free ones are available all the time and can be used in old O2 or Vodafone handsets) and top it up by £10 every three months.
So even if you don't use the £10 worth of calls, spending £40 a year on top-ups will save you £58.68 a year on your broadband (but most of us will make at least £10 worth of mobile calls a quarter).

BTW (just for clarity); I'm not with O2 but their sister company BEthere (same service though) as BT lied about my line length, preventing me from signing up with O2 (presumably part of a BT plan to hold onto customers - if BT "accidentally" over estimate line lengths by 50% a very large number will come out above the 5.5km limit imposed by O2 & BE).
#10
o2 used to be good but has gone bad recently in my area (West Yorkshire). They take on too many new subscribers on their existing lines. I would not recommend o2 any longer and I'll go elsewhere when my contract is up.
suspended#11
You will always hear good and bad stories about Internet providers

Just avoid talktalk :whistling:
#12
pet2000
o2 used to be good but has gone bad recently in my area (West Yorkshire). They take on too many new subscribers on their existing lines. I would not recommend o2 any longer and I'll go elsewhere when my contract is up.


Are you on O2 "Access" (which is BT's wholesale offering) or O2 "standard/premium"?
There's a very big difference.

Easy way to tell - look at your connection speed (info you can get out of your router).
If your download/downstream connection rate is exactly divisible by 32 and your upload/upstream connection speed is 448kbps (or lower); you're on O2 Access (the rubbish BT wholesale product O2 sell in areas not covered by their own equipment).

I'm on BE (basically O2 standard under a different name) and I get full speed, low latency, at any time of day or night. It never slows down.

Of course; you will always have the odd exchange which is over-subscribed on O2's LLU product (until recently, Canterbury was horrid) but compared to O2 Access (which is over subscribed everywhere) these bad-spots are very few & far between.

A good site to visit (to check up on how good or bad various ISPs are performing) are the forums at [url]www.thinkbroadband.com[/url]
#13
Anybody have any idea where it is available? I'm guessing it's only going to be fromm LLU exchanges where they are facing stiff competition.
#14
weebigal
Anybody have any idea where it is available? I'm guessing it's only going to be fromm LLU exchanges where they are facing stiff competition.


Type your phone number into the "exchange search" at [url]www.samknows.com[/url] and it'll tell you what's available (BT, LLU, etc.) from your exchange.
You're looking for the words "21CN WBC status".
Ours (Banbury) was enabled in May 2009 (some six months late; as is usual with BT). Some exchanges were done sooner, others have no rollout date listed.
#15
im on bt 10gb download limit i ownload films play games online via xbox 360 and never had a bill over my subscription lol touch wood ooohhh errr
#16
grahamh1981
im on bt 10gb download limit ..........and never had a bill over my subscription.

Isn't that because BT just limit your speed if you go too far over the limit (according to most I know who are on a BT broadband product it's difficult to notice the difference).
Personally I prefer a cheaper faster product with no download restrictions, but each to his own!
#17
Do Not Go To O2 Access

RCUK;7142679
18 months at £7.99 a month for 10gb a month and upto 20mb line.
I thought this was a good deal - obviously not!


For 3 months, £15.65 thereafter (18 month contract)
#18
Nope... using that code and calling the number its £7.99 a month for 18 months direct from BT.

Offer isnt on their website.

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