O2 HOME BROADBAND WITH QUIDCO WORKS OUT AT £73.40 FOR A YEAR + quidco! - HotUKDeals
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I have just switched to o2 home broadband and as I am an o2 customer I can get home broadband half price at £7.34 a month. Plus the first two months are free, which means for a year that's £73.40. If you go through Quidco you get £60 cashback meaning all in all the broadband is only costing you £13.40 for the year, the contract is only for a year as well so you can just cancel after then.

Apologies if it has been posted before, I did do a search but nothing came up
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#1
decent, apparently the broadband is only second to virgins
very savvy
#2
Nice price for a years broadband. Not sure I would feel happy to trust the quidco payment coming through. But if you have no broadband at the moment it is well worth a punt.
#3
only that price so loong as you live in an unbundled area tho? otherwise its 17 something a month. i am with o2 i think they are miles better than virgin who i was with before... on customer service alone
1 Like #4
memnoch1976
only that price so loong as you live in an unbundled area tho? otherwise its 17 something a month. i am with o2 i think they are miles better than virgin who i was with before... on customer service alone


Unbundled area? How do you mean? If you mean if you are in the coverage area then yes, you do have to check O2 covers your area which is part of the signing up form.
#5
i meant virgins SPEED not customer service, thats crap
#6
i assume you still have to pay full whack line rental to BT ?
#7
bhara
i assume you still have to pay full whack line rental to BT ?


Yup - as with all non cable broadband...
#8
keito star
i meant virgins SPEED not customer service, thats crap

Virgins speed is patchy at best. Its a lottery depending on where you live. Torbay, Devon here and I always saw the full 10 and 20Mb, but whats the point with STM.

I switched to O2 back in Febuary. No problems with Quidco (£50 at the time) and been a happy customer ever since.

OP: O2 customers save £5/month, NOT get it half price. Works on PAYG too.. Top up atleast £10 once every 3months to score the discount (£15) = £10 credit to use on whatever and a fiver for your troubles. not bad!
#9
Good deal.

Im currently on BT broadband option 1 and pay £15.65 per month. I called BT up yesterday as i was going to switch to o2 and the nice chap at BT reduced my monthly payment to £7.33 per month for the next 12 months! bear this in mind if your BT deal is coming to an end.
#10
BY188B
Good deal.

Im currently on BT broadband option 1 and pay £15.65 per month. i called BT up yesterday as i was going to switch to o2 and the nice chap at BT reduced my monthly payment to £7.33 per month for the next 12 months! bear this in mind if your BT deal is coming to and end.


always ask for more
they give
should have asked for router even if you had one lol
#11
BY188B
Good deal.

Im currently on BT broadband option 1 and pay £15.65 per month. I called BT up yesterday as i was going to switch to o2 and the nice chap at BT reduced my monthly payment to £7.33 per month for the next 12 months! bear this in mind if your BT deal is coming to an end.


But its still BT broadband, which is GENERALLY ridiculously oversubscribed and patchy.
#12
Do a check on http://www.samknows.com/broadband/search.php (enter postcode or phone number) and under the right hand side section named "LLU operator presence", see if O2 is enabled in your area.

If it is, then great, O2 LLU (i.e the regular packages) is known to be very fast (because it's the same as Be* There Unlimited). If O2 isn't activated in your area then you will end up getting their "Access" package which is basically BT's own lines and therefore [expletive].

In other words and as others have said, don't bother going with O2 unless you know their LLU lines are active in your area.

This is the same deal found here: http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/436469/o2-home-broadband-2-months-free-for/ which is very hot. The 2 months free offer was meant to end 31 July, but it seems O2 have extended it for a week.

The Quidco link is here: http://www.quidco.com/o2-home-broadband/ for those who can't find it. The site says £50, but it seems to track at £60 :)
#13
Have to say I changed to o2
Brilliant sales and after sales .
1st class people on the phone to help ....free too
HIGHLY RECOMMEND TO ANYONE
Well done o2
1 Like #14
crackerbear
Do a check on http://www.samknows.com/broadband/search.php (enter postcode or phone number) and under the right hand side section named "LLU operator presence", see if O2 is enabled in your area.

If it is, then great, O2 LLU (i.e the regular packages) is known to be very fast (because it's the same as Be* There Unlimited). If O2 isn't activated in your area then you will end up getting their "Access" package which is basically BT's own lines and therefore [expletive].

In other words and as others have said, don't bother going with O2 unless you know their LLU lines are active in your area.

This is the same deal found here: http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/436469/o2-home-broadband-2-months-free-for/ which is very hot. The 2 months free offer was meant to end 31 July, but it seems O2 have extended it for a week.

The Quidco link is here: http://www.quidco.com/o2-home-broadband/ for those who can't find it. The site says £50, but it seems to track at £60 :)



I would use the O2 website if I was you (with your BT landline if you have one). Samknows does not check 2 important things. Firstly, the distance from the telephone exchange (vital on ADSL2+), and secondly whether there is availability on a telephone exchange (or more precisely if the exchange has been closed for new orders through O2 due to capacity management)
1 Like #15
Nickjjjjj
I would use the O2 website if I was you (with your BT landline if you have one). Samknows does not check 2 important things. Firstly, the distance from the telephone exchange (vital on ADSL2+), and secondly whether there is availability on a telephone exchange (or more precisely if the exchange has been closed for new orders through O2 due to capacity management)

O2's checker isn't exactly great either, it gives you quote of what speed to expect but I know someone who said that were supposed to get 8mb but instead are getting 1mb. Though to be fair, they are on Access so that's more down to BT.

I don't remember the O2 checker giving line distance to the exchange though. Samknows gives you a distance but it's only a straight line so isn't all that accurate. The distance thing is here: http://www.samknows.com/broadband/mapping/mapping.php enter postcode and click on the map at roughly where you live. A marker and bubble should come up telling you how far it is from the closest exchange.
#16
crackerbear
O2's checker isn't exactly great either, it gives you quote of what speed to expect but I know someone who said that were supposed to get 8mb but instead are getting 1mb. Though to be fair, they are on Access so that's more down to BT.

I don't remember the O2 checker giving line distance to the exchange though. Samknows gives you a distance but it's only a straight line so isn't all that accurate. The distance thing is here: http://www.samknows.com/broadband/mapping/mapping.php enter postcode and click on the map at roughly where you live. A marker and bubble should come up telling you how far it is from the closest exchange.


Its not accurate lot of the time though. O2's speed checker bases the estimate on line length that they are given directly by BT. All speed estimates before connection are exactly that, estimates, but I know people who have gone by Samknows, cancelled with a provider only to find they are over the 5.5km line length cut off for O2's ADSL2+. BT will tell everyone as well that they use the best technology in exchanges all over the country. Pffffft.
#17
My quidco came through on a previous deal a 3-4 months ago. The higher service for £18 year.
Yes you should use O2's predictions for speed, but you can also use http://www.samknows.com/broadband/mapping/mapping.php to give you a basic idea of what speeds are available in your area.
Have been happy with O2 as no download caps or traffic management. It does drop about once a week, but I just reset the modem and all is fine (I'm using my own modem so that might be responsible)
#18
normal
It does drop about once a week, but I just reset the modem and all is fine (I'm using my own modem so that might be responsible)

If the router you're using is a Netgear then that's a known problem whereby there seems to be some odd incompatibility between Netgear routers and the O2/Be lines. They're currently trying to fix it but it's been about 2 weeks and still nothing..

If it is indeed a Netgear router, there's a fix of sorts found in this topic: http://forums.thinkbroadband.com/o2/t/3669186-anyone-regularly-losing-routing-2.html but it involves flashing the router's firmware which is not for the faint of heart.
#19
crackerbear
Do a check on http://www.samknows.com/broadband/search.php (enter postcode or phone number) and under the right hand side section named "LLU operator presence", see if O2 is enabled in your area.

If it is, then great, O2 LLU (i.e the regular packages) is known to be very fast (because it's the same as Be* There Unlimited). If O2 isn't activated in your area then you will end up getting their "Access" package which is basically BT's own lines and therefore [expletive].

In other words and as others have said, don't bother going with O2 unless you know their LLU lines are active in your area.

This is the same deal found here: http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/436469/o2-home-broadband-2-months-free-for/ which is very hot. The 2 months free offer was meant to end 31 July, but it seems O2 have extended it for a week.

The Quidco link is here: http://www.quidco.com/o2-home-broadband/ for those who can't find it. The site says £50, but it seems to track at £60 :)


Excellent link many thanks :thumbsup: O2 website said I didn't qualify for bundle, checked on samknows and looks like Talk Talk from CPW is the only LLU in my area. BT target date is Q3 2010 (working on it since October 2006 :x)

Charlie Brown
#20
I signed up for this last Friday, I had to wait until Monday for my BT phone line to go live, I had my modem on Tuesday & the broadband was live by the Wednesday.

I was told that I would get a 20mb connection and I checked and i'm getting 19.8mb, so :thumbsup: from me.

O2 keep you updated throughout the process aswell.
#21
its only great if you are on the o2/Be network, which are the premium and pro packages they offer. If you are on o2 access, you are outside of the o2 network and you will be uing bt equipment therefore it is more expensive. alot of people ahve been complaining about poor speeds on the o2 access package but speeds are great on premium and pro package. If you are on adsl24 LLU you maybe using the o2 network already as o2 have rented out their network to adsl24 http://www.dslzoneuk.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=16230. Go this website for reviews http://www.dslzoneuk.net/isp_details.php?isp=108#. the speed on my line is very good (3.5-4 megabit downstream) as i have lots of noise on my bt line and like 1.6km away from exchange.
#22
Computerman
its only great if you are on the o2/Be network, which are the premium and pro packages they offer. If you are on o2 access, you are outside of the o2 network and you will be uing bt equipment therefore it is more expensive. alot of people ahve been complaining about poor speeds on the o2 access package but speeds are great on premium and pro package. Go this website for reviews http://www.dslzoneuk.net/isp_details.php?isp=108#


And the Standard, which is the £7.34 package!
#23
I can't wait, I signed up yesterday from Sky's broadband base which is just 2MB and I tend to get about 1.5MB, with O2 I'll be getting 8MB (in my area goes up to 20MB), am all excited, which is a bit daft considering it's not going to physically change anything, not like I'll have something new to play with...
#24
I have been using O2 using home broadbandand for almost a year now......no problem at all......customer service is just excellent..... now my contract is about to finish.....can i cancel it and reapply it through quidco?:?
#25
hotdeals00
I have been using O2 using home broadbandand for almost a year now......no problem at all......customer service is just excellent..... now my contract is about to finish.....can i cancel it and reapply it through quidco?:?


Not a good idea really, they may say you can't reapply for a period of time. Call and ask, they are nice enough.
#26
02 is quality

customer service excellent
#27
This is exactly the reason O2 is struggling to provide me with any service - yes their customer service reps might be good and keep me informed but they're over stretching their capacity to the point where the line I used to get 6 meg on is now only getting 1 meg at best with massive pings. They're blaming BT but refuse to unbundle my exchange. This has been going on for months.

The only reason I'm not moving ISP is because after several switches I realise they're all as bad as each other, and at least o2 bother to answer the phone and they staff their call centres with people who have an understanding of the English language.

O2 isn't the perfect choice if you're still having to go through BT equipment.
#28
I've been with them over 18 months now and my average speed has almost halved in that time and is quite often at 30% during peak times. There's a contention issue that they've identified their side at my exchange which they have no date scheduled to resolve it.

The connection is generally reliable and CS is good, but because of speed i'd say that the only thing that keeps me with them is the price. So in that respect it's a sort of get what you pay for situation. They're certainly not right up there with my last ISP Zen, but they're a fraction of the price for an unlimited service.
#29
BY188B
Good deal.

Im currently on BT broadband option 1 and pay £15.65 per month. I called BT up yesterday as i was going to switch to o2 and the nice chap at BT reduced my monthly payment to £7.33 per month for the next 12 months! bear this in mind if your BT deal is coming to an end.


BT isn't unlimited!
#30
MichaelPlace
This is exactly the reason O2 is struggling to provide me with any service - yes their customer service reps might be good and keep me informed but they're over stretching their capacity to the point where the line I used to get 6 meg on is now only getting 1 meg at best with massive pings. They're blaming BT but refuse to unbundle my exchange. This has been going on for months.

The only reason I'm not moving ISP is because after several switches I realise they're all as bad as each other, and at least o2 bother to answer the phone and they staff their call centres with people who have an understanding of the English language.

O2 isn't the perfect choice if you're still having to go through BT equipment.



They aren't refusing to do it, it just won't be on a rollout list. I've had mine for 18 months, and they have given me such a refreshingly good service I have looked into it a lot. Unbundling costs A LOT, and then they need BT's permission to go into the exchange, and THEN there needs to be space in the exchange. If you could unbundle (and I'm not saying this is you) an exhange in the middle of nowhere, or an exchange in the middle of a large town, what would you do?

Anyone providing service through BT is at their mercy when it comes to the ACTUAL broadband product, but there are still companies that won't even consider going into LLU because it is too much hassle for them.
#31
£7.34 is up to 8meg and the other 2 slightly expensiver plans are up to 20mb
#32
been using o2 for a very long time now. defo recommend them. :thumbsup:
#33
bhara
i assume you still have to pay full whack line rental to BT ?


Babbler
Yup - as with all non cable broadband...


errmm, not really. I'm with talktalk BB and don't pay a penny to BT :)
#34
pet2000
BT isn't unlimited!


i didnt say it was. For me i use broadband to surf the net and for e-mails only, i rarely download, ive never had any problems with BT and i was more than happy to stay with them for the £7.33 deal they offered. However the o2 deal is a great deal!
#36
this is only good if you have an o2 mobile number. i dont have one - i dont suppose anyone knows a way i can get the code for reduced tarrif, as id go for it then.
#37
Nickjjjjj
I would use the O2 website if I was you (with your BT landline if you have one). Samknows does not check 2 important things. Firstly, the distance from the telephone exchange (vital on ADSL2+), and secondly whether there is availability on a telephone exchange (or more precisely if the exchange has been closed for new orders through O2 due to capacity management)


Yeah exactly, Although I'm in an area that has o2/be LLU enabled I couldn't get anything but their "access" plan because their capacity is full, and the "access" plan is ridiculously slow. But it sill works out better/cheaper than BT.
#38
im currently on Sky 10MB which i am paying £17 for even though it says on website its £5 and im getting speeds of 0.7Mb to 1.6Mb, which is just ridiculas. checked on that SamKnows website and it turns out that im about 400 yards from the exchange, it also says Sky is not LLU, but O2 is.

Think im going to have to cancel Sky broadband and switch to O2, just need to be a O2 customer to get the discount and my mobile contract doesnt run out till sept next year.
#39
I've signed up to the 20 meg service away from Sky, due to go live August 6th.
Router delivered within 4 days.

Went via quidco so was £50 last week.
Just checked, its still £50. OP needs to amend.
#40
Retro89
im currently on Sky 10MB which i am paying £17 for even though it says on website its £5 and im getting speeds of 0.7Mb to 1.6Mb, which is just ridiculas. checked on that SamKnows website and it turns out that im about 400 yards from the exchange, it also says Sky is not LLU, but O2 is.

Think im going to have to cancel Sky broadband and switch to O2, just need to be a O2 customer to get the discount and my mobile contract doesnt run out till sept next year.


Who are you with for your mobile phone contract?

You could just get an o2 sim card, I think the t&cs are you have to top up at least £10 every three months, or you could use a friend's number maybe who's on o2? I'm not sure how it would work?

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