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HELP I need to get mum on a broadband/calls/line rental package BUT I am thoroughly bamboozled

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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
My mum is on her own and now has a laptop which I just saved up and got her

She is a 9-6 worker so only needs calls for weekends and evenings and is presently with BT for everything.

Can you recommend a package with
calls, line rental and BB internet?

she is on tesco dial up at mo. she doesnt use as the desk top is too old! do we need to get a MAC code or something to move somewhere for broadband.

we are complette novices!!

should she move landline away from BT and get a 3 in 1 package?
I want to get her wireless router thrown in preferably I dont know much about it but want to learn so set up would need to be easy.

She lives in a rural bit though and most of the brill brill deals dont seem to extend to her area :(

Please advise me I AM BAMBOOZLED :(

Thanks!!!
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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
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Sky. We get free evening and weekend call; broadband and 4 mix channels and Sky Sports for £30 p/m. I'm sure you can get it a fair bit cheaper also without the Sky Sports and 4 mix. We have to pay line rental with BT; works out cheapest if you pay direct debit and set it up via the internet.
#3
how do I do that?
sorry newbie here! who needs advice fed up wading through options!!
#4
Did a deal like you want for my mother with Talk Talk
and 2 years and a pile of stress later she still hasn't got the
broadband connection working.

Their Indian call centre staff are terrible - rude and arrogant and will put
the phone down on you at the drop of a hat.

be warned !
#5
I did wonder about sky but she is on a real budget so cant extend to spending on any tv channels wonder what the cheapest they do is?
that doesnt include your line rental does it?
#6
Hi the best deal I found was with talk talk you get free broadband forever with your phone as long as you have a bt line which your mum has you get free calls all day and night to other land lines so this would suit your mum fine as her bill would be next to nothing my bills never go over £30 and i swing on the phone to mobiles so think this would suit her fine hope this helps
#7
eek Ill watch talk talk then thanks!!!
Thats the sort of advice I am after thanks as I dont want to have to faff about lots I have 3 kiddies of 4 and under too eek
#8
love my boots;3702006
Hi the best deal I found was with talk talk you get free broadband forever with your phone as long as you have a bt line which your mum has you get free calls all day and night to other land lines so this would suit your mum fine as her bill would be next to nothing my bills never go over £30 and i swing on the phone to mobiles so think this would suit her fine hope this helps

Rember you get what you pay for with broadband............thers gud and bad with all................i think sky might give you BB free if you have line rental and phone calls.........:)
#9
Not sure if its the cheapest but we have tiscali broadband, line rental and unlimited calls for £19.99 a month (First 3 months are £14.99) with the option of upgrading to the tv package for £24.99 a month (If got freeview not really necessary) Never had any problems - links here if you need it:thumbsup: http://www.tiscali.co.uk/products/talk/?code=ZZ-NL-11EE&srccode=COD_592

Edit -I didnt even know this myself but also get inclusive international calls to landlines aswell - I'm off to ring my australian relatives..............

USA (includes mobiles) Free
Canada (includes mobiles) Free
Australia Free
New Zealand Free
France Free
Ireland Free
Spain Free
Italy Free
Germany Free
Netherlands Free
#10
If your in a cable area then Virgin 3 for £30 http://allyours.virginmedia.com/websales/product.do?id=11039

If not Sky at £28.
#11
thanks guys
she can only get sky connect as in a rural area :(
so £17 plus line rental
#12
she is not in cable area for sky sadly :( and doesnt need tv in as needs to be as cheap as poss but thanks xx
#13
You could try Talk Talk as they are a good price for what they offer.

but check their cancellation terms - if there are any immediate problems
with the broadband - just cancel the contract straight away.

Just dont try get them to fix it - its a nightmare !!
#14
Hi have been with talk talk for over a year and have 3 wireless laptops going a once in my house and two girls who swing on the phone also and download everything they can get your hands on so if there is anyone out there just like me and want to save money this is for you as with BT i was paying nearly a £100 now I am payin no more than £30 free calls to land lines and unlimited broadband I sticking were I am. Ps should have said your mum if only using broadband and phoning landlines her bill will only be £11 per month and I can cancel when I like no contract like the rest that your tied into for 18 months might be a few hicups at first but you get that with every server.
#15
3littlemonkeys
thanks guys
she can only get sky connect as in a rural area :(
so £17 plus line rental


Yes £17+£11 line rental. (£30 fitting)

http://mysky.sky.com/portal/site/skycom/skyproducts/getall3/combi1
#16
Thanks guys

HI ILOVEMYBOOTS Ps should have said your mum if only using broadband and phoning landlines her bill will only be £11 per month and I can cancel when I like no contract like the rest that your tied into for 18 months might be a few hicups at first but you get that with every server.

can you link me to how to get it for this price please as its coming up tons higher when I look on talktalk website thanks (thicko I am)
#17
ps, what on earth is swinging on the phone :)
#18
lol it means were never of the phone or the internet swinging on the handset lol I got mine through the carphoneware house they will give you the best deal for your mum or you can phone 08000497904 hope this helps.
#19
id personally say bt shes already paying line rental so that isnt a problem and shed get a bb package quite cheap any way 14.99 and then they also bt vision free if you have broadband , and you get the wirelss home hub so no need for a router.

[url]www.bt.com[/url]
banned#20
I would recommend O2 BB as consistently comes out top in customer satisfaction. From £7.34 per month if your mum gets an o2 mobile. Seriously, if you are unsure of what you are doing, then customer service is paramount. BT are just awful.

http://broadband.o2.co.uk/home/packages.jsp

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