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1Jim0 Avatar
6y, 3m agoPosted 6 years, 3 months ago
Hi all, just moved into my new build flat and I need to get broadband sorted. Do I have to pay BT £125 for them to activate my line, and then do I choose my ISP?

Iam pretty sure I will go for freesat HD, so I dont really feel that I need a TV/Phone/Broadband deal. I very much doubt I will use the landline at all...would I have to still paying for the line rental tho if I just want to use the phone line for broadband?

Also can anyone recommend any good ISP's? Thanks all :)
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6y, 3m agoPosted 6 years, 3 months ago
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#1
If there is a phone line socket there then you'll just have to phone them up, give them your address and then you'll have to start a 12 month contract for a phone line with BT. You should be free to choose a broaband provider but you need a bt line unless you get virgin. Being a new build, unless your renting it then you'll probably have to pay for a line to be installed and then start a contract with them.

- We're on Plusnet
Other people I know are on BT, Orange... think the big one to avoid is Sky though but I guess everywhere is different, best to see what line speed you can get in your area.


Edited By: beamo on Aug 23, 2010 07:16: line
#2
Ok thanks, and I have to take out the 12 month line rental contract with BT themselves?
#3
BeThere are also offering line rentals (it's recently started offering this) for their customers. You may need to give them a ring and see if they can provide the installation but I'm guessing the £125 charge would be mentioned because BT would ultimately charge them.

HOWEVER, do look around, as there are offers online every now and then to get either free connection, or a subsidised rate (I believe it's around £40). This does entail a 12 month contract.

I'll have a look now to see if I can find any free connection offers online that are still working. I wouldn't pay £125 though. When I was looking to get reconnected, I spent about 3 days looking around and managed to find a quote a "quote" when I called them up offering free connection (even on their cheapest landline deal).

Like anything else, don't jump in head first - look around.
#4
When we first had broadband put in we had to have BT activate the line as it had been disconnected by the previous homeowner. BT said we had to stay with them for 12 months but that isnt true. We went with talk talk (carphone warehouse) and they sorted it all out and took the line over.
#5
It depends where you live - if you are in a cabled area you could get internet that way then you wouldn't even need a phoneline if you didn't want one.
Try http://www.broadbandchecker.co.uk
I would avoid Talktalk at all costs - counting down the days until my contract is done!
#6
mrs skusey
When we first had broadband put in we had to have BT activate the line as it had been disconnected by the previous homeowner. BT said we had to stay with them for 12 months but that isnt true. We went with talk talk (carphone warehouse) and they sorted it all out and took the line over.


If u get the line connected with BT its a 12month minimum contract with BT.
#7
do not pay the £125 connection fee there are ways to avoid paying it
#8
muffin247
do not pay the £125 connection fee there are ways to avoid paying it

Do you know of any offer for free connection at minute ?
I know virgin (non cable area were doing waived connection fee based on 18 month dsl contract.

ta
#9
ew options to choose from.
1. post office. no contract but may be fee involved also had a look and found a thread where they had a free install but with 12 month contract. here few years ago mind you.
2. bt install for £29 but with 18 month contract and 10 calls per month. here
3. sky do it for approx £40 but you will have to take a package deal with them, also talk talk will probably be the same.
4 before you decide check out sam knows b/b exchange checker to see what providers offer LLU in the exchange
#10
Cheers folks, Ive bought my flat. My parents are with Talk Talk, and they have good quick speeds no problems with them. BBChecker and there seems to be a lot of providers. So I guess the first think I need to do is sort out my BT line rental
#11
BT connection charge is £29.99 at the moment for a new line.
Try ordering it on their website :)

Edited By: thrustmaster on Aug 24, 2010 00:01: not free
#12
http://mcdirect.co.uk/temp/btoffer.jpg
#13
£25 Quidco cashback also for calls and lines.

As boabbyrab has mentioned you must make 10 calls per month and you are tied into an 18 month contract. The 10 calls can be made during free periods (weekends/evenings) dependant on the package you have.


Edited By: thrustmaster on Aug 24, 2010 00:10: adding info..
#14
thrustmaster
BT connection charge is £29.99 at the moment for a new line.Try ordering it on their website :)


I cant see this?
#15
http://adsl24.co.uk/ if you can't get LLU

o2/be if you can :)
#16
willdev
http://adsl24.co.uk/ if you can't get LLUo2/be if you can :)

Murphx now for adsl24 and it stinks

Edited By: dontasciime on Aug 26, 2010 19:33: remove (y)
#17
dontasciime
willdev
http://adsl24.co.uk/ if you can't get LLUo2/be if you can :)


Murphyx now for adsl24 and it stinks

Fine for me although I'm on vivacti murphx as I wanted to get off entanet sooner
#18
willdev
dontasciime
willdev
http://adsl24.co.uk/ if you can't get LLUo2/be if you can :)
Murphyx now for adsl24 and it stinks
Fine for me although I'm on vivacti murphx as I wanted to get off entanet sooner

Can you get this link to work http://www.samsunghddvalue.com/WebRMA/WarrantyCheck/endUserWarrantychecker.aspx
#19
btw it's free bt line install at the moment if ordering online, brother ordered today and it says it's a summer promo.
#20
dontasciime
willdev
dontasciime
willdev
http://adsl24.co.uk/ if you can't get LLUo2/be if you can :)
Murphyx now for adsl24 and it stinks
Fine for me although I'm on vivacti murphx as I wanted to get off entanet sooner


Can you get this link to work http://www.samsunghddvalue.com/WebRMA/WarrantyCheck/endUserWarrantychecker.aspx

Yup works fine but for future reference:
http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/

:)
#21
willdev
dontasciime
willdev
dontasciime
willdev
http://adsl24.co.uk/ if you can't get LLUo2/be if you can :)
Murphyx now for adsl24 and it stinks
Fine for me although I'm on vivacti murphx as I wanted to get off entanet sooner
Can you get this link to work[url=" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.samsunghddvalue.com/WebRMA/WarrantyCheck/endUserWarrantychecker.aspx
Yup works fine but for future reference:http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/:)

downforeveryone :lol ..pmsl

I posted link to see if your Murphx IP range was recognised by Samsung as mine is not ..with you saying Murphx was alright for you. Have you also tried some of the other sites murphx users cannot access
#22
I have never experienced any trouble getting onto websites that arent' actually down. What other sites are people having trouble accessing?

I do have disconnects sometimes but only during early hours of the morning so that doesn't bother me
#23
willdev
I have never experienced any trouble getting onto websites that arent' actually down. What other sites are people having trouble accessing?I do have disconnects sometimes but only during early hours of the morning so that doesn't bother me

Dunno if this link will work for you as only murphx customers (adsl24 enta*) are only supposed to see it they have been fixing this issues but the sites are responsible for it*


http://adsl24.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=8424&page=5


pic instead if you can't see forum page

http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/2813/ad24.png

~
Some have been fixed since like play now s default to £ instead of Euro

http://www.rhbooks.com/ not working for my ip range (same as lots of Murphx users) as well
as the Sammy site I posted a link to earlier.

I noticed lots of sites no longer worked full stop or not as they should after the switchover from entanet adsl24 to murphx

Edited By: dontasciime on Aug 28, 2010 11:51: ty
#24
Spoke to an advisor on Plusnet and they said just charge a one off fee of £49.99 for connection etc so that would mean I wouldnt have to pay BT the connection charge well thats how I understand it. Do other ISP's do this aswell? Iam pretty sure they said they just charge the one off fee, then you just pay for the broadband you dont have to pay any extra for the line-rental.

Edited By: 1Jim0 on Aug 30, 2010 12:16: Added more info

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