o2 Home Broadband have today restarted one of their FREE MONTHS offers, this time with first 2 months free (most ever has been 3 months).
Combine those 2 months with the current record peak cashbacks from Quidco and TopCashBack and the NET cost for the first year is ZERO if you already have an o2 mobile phone (on contract or PAYG that you already top up £10+ every 3 months):
- for "Standard" - an upto 8Mbps down and 1.3Mbps up ADSL2+ Annex A service
- for "Premium" - an unspeedcapped ADSL2+ Annex A service ie upto 24Mbps/1.3Mbps
Otherwise just £40 net cash out over first year if you need to get an o2 PAYG mobile and top it up £10 every 3 months to get the o2 mobile user £5 discount every month!
There's also the "Pro" service that would be net cost of £50 for first year (or £90 cash out with PAYG top-ups) for an unspeedcapped ADSL2+ Annex M service with upto 24Mbps down and upto 2.4Mbps up!
NOTE: that the cashbacks are ONLY for people JOINING o2 home broadband, and NOT for existing customers (aspiring to start a fresh o2 home broadband contract in some way).
There's been a thread about o2 Home Broadband with the peak cashbacks - the LLU packages provided by o2 equipment at your local exchange very recently at:http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/570504/o2-home-broadband-standard-or-premi
but that was before the first 2 months free bonus
The offer runs until 31st January per the small print on the site.
You can see my net-cost summary showing you how the figures compute at:http://cid-99aa6cf1226facfe.skydrive.live.com/browse.aspx/o2%20Broadband%20-v-%20Be%20There%20Broadband
One tip for those wary of £back websites would be (if you already have ADSL elsewhere and would need a MAC to migrate):
- sign up via the cashback site (taking care with your cookies!) but don't provide MAC yet
- see that it tracks
- then get/submit your MAC.
BTW: The topic of getting the £5/month discount for having an o2 mobile (contract or toppedup PAYG) is covered in the previous thread in some depth. The mobile phone does not have to be yours or your address, just used to claim (one) home broadband discount with the phone holder's permission. (o2 broadband send an SMS PIN to the phone that needs to be typed/read back when registering the link between the mobile and the home broadband a/c.)
Obviously the packages comes with things like a free loan modem, free activation, various SMS and software extras, as well as a UK 0800 support line that's 24x7.
I have been with them for 26 months on o2 Standard and find it hard to imagine a better ISP, let alone one that would be charging you as a new joiner between NOTHING and £40 for the first year of usage - I paid BT that for ONE month of 512kbps service once :)
One final point. o2 home broadband contracts do not EXPIRE after one year nor automatically RENEW - they are normal ongoing contracts. They have a T&C that commits you to paying for the first TWELVE MONTHS of service EVEN if you leave before then; thus on the first anniversary of your CONNECTION you are able to walk away on 30 days paid notice, but otherwise your contract and service remains ONGOING until you or they cancel it in accordance with the terms!