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Need advice about ISPs while lodging

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9y, 2m agoPosted 9 years, 2 months ago

I'm going to be a lodger. The landlady has a BT line and is happy for me to get broadband.

If she is happy, as a lodger, can I order a broadband package in my name at her house? I want to be billed and I don't want her to be affected at all.

can I do this?


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9y, 2m agoPosted 9 years, 2 months ago

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Im not sure but thought it had to be in the name of the person paying for the line rental
Can anyone confirm this?
You can, yeah. I've been with four broadband ISPs over the past few years, and none have been concerned that the line wasn't in my name.
If it was bt broadband im guessing it would be put on her account so would have to be in her name.

If you went with a different ISP it could be in your name.
You can, yeah. I've been with four broadband ISPs over the past few years, and none have been concerned that the line wasn't in my name.

thats's great, thanks, would be grateful if someone else would confirm this too.

I want to reassure her that there's no way she would become liable for any costs because of me. Can they go after her if I didn't pay or dropped dead or something like that?
when i joined wanadoo before it became orange it had to be in my name, my partner at the time could not put it in his, so was going on that,

If it is in your name, then they cannot go after anyone of you dont pay, or drop dead as you so kindly put it
The other thing is that according to the BT wholesale availability checker, the line may need some work . Is there any danger at all BT could demand money from me or the landlady if the line needed to be sorted out b4 we got broadband? I don't want her or me to get a huge bill for line work because I request BB. She has a working BT landline already

Here is what the availability checker says

Your exchange is ADSL enabled, and our initial test on your line indicates that your line should be able to have an ADSL broadband service that provides a line rate up to 1Mbps. However due to the length of your line the 1Mbps service may require an engineer visit who will, where possible, supply the broadband service.

Our test also indicates that your line should be able to support a potential ADSL Max broadband line rate of 3.5Mbps or greater.

The actual ADSL Max line rate supportable will be determined during the first 10 days of use, after which time the highest stable rate possible will be set.
If you decide to place an order, a further test will be performed to confirm if your line is suitable for the service you wish to purchase.

Thank you for your interest.
Note: You will be able to receive a Broadband service but could experience a slightly longer product delivery time, typically within 10 days as your telephone line running from your premises will need to be changed to enable this (a process referred to as 'de-DACS'). In some rare instances BT may need to undertake significant engineering work to provide service that could further extend the product delivery time (up to around 40 days is possible, but rare). An estimated service delivery time will be provided to your Broadband Provider following a site survey.

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