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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
Howdy, Just a little dilemna I have that someone might be able to help me with;

I have just moved house and am considering signing up to Tiscali's broadband package which includes free line rental. My question is; in order to do this do I need to have a live BT line (which would incur an activation charge and a minimum contract period of 12 months) or could Tiscali activate the line?

Thanks
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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
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banned#1
Go to [url]www.tiscali.co.uk[/url]
banned#2
you have to have a bt line and pay basic line rental its just your calls that go through tiscali
#3
fragaliciousbob
you have to have a bt line and pay basic line rental its just your calls that go through tiscali


This is where I'm getting confused; on the Tiscali website it has broadband comparison chart and explicitly says 'Line Rental' and compares their price against BT, among others, call charges are seperate. It says that in order to receive the service a BT line is required - it doesn't say whether the line has to be active or not.
banned#4
when i was with tiscali i payed line rental to bt and had my broadband and calls with tiscali
#5
you must have bt line to take tiscali. if you dont have bt line first you have join with bt for 12 month.bt they dont activate if dont join with them. if you cancel bt thry charge you £70.00
banned#6
To make phone calls you need to pay for line rental, so it makes sense to have your line rental with Tiscali as well as your calls so all your phone charges are on one convenient bill.
It's really easy to set up as we arrange everything for you with your current supplier. You keep the same phone line and number, so there is no need for an engineer to visit and the transfer is completely seamless. You can chose additional features to be added to your line rental such as Call Divert or Three Way Calling. More information on these features. Tiscali will be your one point of contact for your phone service for any queries about your bill, faults or amends to features on your line rental. Simply call our Customer Services Team.

so you can have line rental now with tiscali but if you have no bt at present you need to be with them for 12 months first as said by mayura
#7
I hate BT :x

Thanks all.
banned#8
no rep for us then DOH
#9
They will charge you a £30 set up charge and then £14.99 a month (£9.99 for first three months) including what would be your BT line rental and broadband. 12 month contract. Openreach will come and activate the line, you don't need to pay the normal BT charge of ~£125.
#10
pghstochaj
They will charge you a £30 set up charge and then £14.99 a month (£9.99 for first three months) including what would be your BT line rental and broadband. 12 month contract. Openreach will come and activate the line, you don't need to pay the normal BT charge of ~£125.


i agree. just moved into a new flat. previous tenants had a phone line. rang bt the wanted £125???? their is 2 phone lines in the flat thats 30 years old and bt wanted £125 for a new connection. Its a shame as i planned to go with o2 and did not ever think it would be a problem.

rang tiscali and £30 startup included £30 router and £9.99 3 months £14.99 after.

so £194.88 for a years phone and internet with tiscali. or £256.99 for bt phone line for a year.

If i owned the flat and planned to live longer than a year i would of gone for bt.
banned#11
bt install is now £30 if you sign up to an 18 month contract (deal ends 30/09/08)
#12
sky reimberse you the 125 charge, dont foget that if you were thinking of paying for the line,

you have to take out phone bb and tv at 17 quid a month
#13
csiman
bt install is now £30 if you sign up to an 18 month contract (deal ends 30/09/08)


only if you are switching from cable. they want a number too

"Word of warning.
Called BT about a week ago, booked up to have new line fitted. The lady asked me if i had Virgin. Stated i did have (at my old house and gave her that number) and she said this would be fine, to just let them know this when they rang me back to book up the appt. Another lady rang me to book up and she was adamant that had to have an active virgin number to port over to get the reduction on the installation fee. . "
#14
very strange, ive not heard of that one,

30 quid installation is when you sign up for 18 months without taking any other special offers;

option 1 free evening cals
option 2 evening and weekend calls (£2.70) normally free
option 3 Anytime calls (£5.95) normally £4.95
banned#15
mrplay;2833884
only if you are switching from cable. they want a number too


thats rubbish.

the offer has been on this very site for a while :whistling:

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