76Mb fibre + line rental & weekend calls £24.50 a month £588 @ SSE
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76Mb fibre + line rental & weekend calls £24.50 a month £588 @ SSE

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Found 26th Jul 2015
So I got the BT email today saying their prices are going up, and obviously started looking for better deals as it means I can cancel early. Best I can see at the moment is SSE, you get 76Mb fibre plus weekend calls for £24.50 a month for 2 years.

There is also £120 topcashback, or quidco offer the same depending on who you prefer. I have just changed to SSE for my energy so unfortunately doubt I'll qualify

YOUR MONTHLY COST
Incl. VAT at 20%. 12 month contract (Talk), 18 month contract (Broadband)
£0.00 Talk, £12.50 Broadband, £12.00 Monthly line rental. Line features may attract additional charges.
Half price broadband for 24 months, then £25 per month
Speeds of up to 76mbps and unlimited downloads, please see 'Your broadband speed' section below
Inclusive local and national calls at weekends, see Important Information for full package details

26 Comments

Original Poster

Cold votes already! Any chance of showing me a better deal, as I'm about to order?

So although you get 'half price' broadband for 24 months is it actually only an 18 month contract?

What is the BT leave early email?

Any connection/set up/modem charges?
Edited by: "m1chaels" 26th Jul 2015

I'm with bt but no email for putting up prices? anyone else get this email ?

SSE are not well regarded in this field OP, just be aware

Original Poster

m1chaels

So although you get 'half price' broadband for 24 months is it actually … So although you get 'half price' broadband for 24 months is it actually only an 18 month contract?What is the BT leave early email?Any connection/set up/modem charges?



The email I got said the line rental was going up by a pound, and at the bottom said this:

We want to make sure you get the best deal for you. So, if you want to … We want to make sure you get the best deal for you. So, if you want to change something, or even leave because of these price changes, and you're within your minimum contract period, you'll need to call us within 30 days of receiving this email to avoid paying a charge for leaving early. You'll need to give us 30 days' notice to leave (or 14 days5 if you're switching provider), starting from the date you ask us. We won't charge you the increased price during that time.



I called up and yup, they said I could leave without penalty.

Original Poster

Aeschylus

SSE are not well regarded in this field OP, just be aware



Noted. I know my line is fine as I'm on fibre anyway, so that is the main worry over with. I've never called BT or talk talk in the last few years I've used them so the customer service bit doesn't worry me too much. Will see!

Obviously if anyone has any better deals I'd like to hear?

tek-monkey

Noted. I know my line is fine as I'm on fibre anyway, so that is the … Noted. I know my line is fine as I'm on fibre anyway, so that is the main worry over with. I've never called BT or talk talk in the last few years I've used them so the customer service bit doesn't worry me too much. Will see!Obviously if anyone has any better deals I'd like to hear?



been with plusnet for the last 16 months and it has been faultless (using my own router) always full speed, they are a good price if you are their 'A' category, I pay £30 a month inc line rental...they also do their own youview box for a extra £5

Original Poster

Gotta admit I always use my own router, the supplied ones are usually gash. Most can be put into a mode that just directly passes traffic to yours if your own won't talk to the fibre box.

Current BT line rental is £16.99 rising to £17.99 a month on 20 September.

Got BT letter for 12 month free broadband + unlimited weekend calls + free HH4 but only 10GB p/mth. Offer ends 30 September.

bt.com/sim…y12

Some of our prices are changing on 20th September 2015
• Line rental is rising to £17.99/mth
• Line rental saver is rising to £194.28
• Call set up fee is rising to 17.07p
• Weekday calls are rising to 10.24p/min
Edited by: "veedubjai" 26th Jul 2015

I also could leave BT early. I have chosen virgin media phone & internet package which is reasonable which may be good for others to. Internet fibre 52mb speed and u/l download £5 pm for 12 months then £17.50 pm for last 6 months. line rental £17pm but can save £40 with yearly up front. Also have until tomorrow I believe £75 voucher for Amazon, John Lewis or M&S plus quidco £30 tracked and may come through.

duncan5112

I also could leave BT early. I have chosen virgin media phone & internet … I also could leave BT early. I have chosen virgin media phone & internet package which is reasonable which may be good for others to. Internet fibre 52mb speed and u/l download £5 pm for 12 months then £17.50 pm for last 6 months. line rental £17pm but can save £40 with yearly up front. Also have until tomorrow I believe £75 voucher for Amazon, John Lewis or M&S plus quidco £30 tracked and may come through.

£75 voucher ends 28 July also has free weekend calls for uk landline and no charge for installation / engineer visit.

tek-monkey

Gotta admit I always use my own router, the supplied ones are usually … Gotta admit I always use my own router, the supplied ones are usually gash. Most can be put into a mode that just directly passes traffic to yours if your own won't talk to the fibre box.



​I always do this too. I bought a fritz box 7490 which has a great VDSL modem in it so true one box solution. It also replaces your DECT phone Base and answerphone there's also advanced call handling where you can block numbers so your phone doesn't even ring if they call.

Great router never let me down & gives great stats access if that's your bag too. . Not cheap but brilliant. Great wireless my S5 gets 866mbps connecting to it.

I'm with SSE but not fibre, £12 line rental + free BB for 18 months, not payed a penny yet tho Same line as my previous talktalk ISP but much better speeds, I'm using there router because for the life of me I cant get my previous BT homehub 3 to accept the username and password SSE gave me. BTW you have to ask for your username and password, I emailed twice and got not response so Tweeted them, got a call back that day !!!

Without buggering about Home Hubs only work with BT retail connections

Anybody know if they traffic manage or now?

Some of people questions might have already been answered on this deal - hotukdeals.com/dea…304

Rich44

Without buggering about Home Hubs only work with BT retail connections


I had it working fine with my TalkTalk connection "/

Original Poster

grimmy58

Some of people questions might have already been answered on this deal - … Some of people questions might have already been answered on this deal - http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/half-price-ultrafast-fibre-talk-weekends-for-2-years-sse-southern-electric-broadband-2233524?p=25641304


Didn't see that. Yeah, look there!

Rich44

Without buggering about Home Hubs only work with BT retail connections


lies

Received the same email from BT about price rises and saying i could leave without penalty within 30 days, rang them up guy didnt know what i was talking about but eventually he confirmed with someone else it was true, i then confirmed i would be getting someone else to take over the line for phone and broadband etc and he made a note of it that there would be no charge.

Then went through tcb to SSE broadband and signed up. Didnt recognise my line at first asked me to ring but i refreshed the page tried again and third attempt it did. Order completed on same page and got confirm of £126 tracked into tcb within minutes. So if it does not recognise your line keep trying online if you want the cashback.

My only concern now on reading comments about SSE is that it could take them longer than 30 day to set up my new service and that i may be without broadband after phone switches, which seems odd since this has never happened with any other provider Ive switched to. Also that if they take too long it may be beyond the 30 days you can leave without penalty from BT.

I already have fibre with BT, so can anyone with experience of switching to SSE from BT fibre confirm if they do the line and broadband switch same day and how long from sign up was it?


Edited by: "dm01" 27th Jul 2015

I am the same as many i have BT fibre and got fed up of poor customer service and price hikes so ive just switched over to SSE.

Hopefully all will be good.

I`m tempted, but it seems they have a traffic management and fair use policy.

luminous

I`m tempted, but it seems they have a traffic management and fair use … I`m tempted, but it seems they have a traffic management and fair use policy.



Yes they could in theory bring your connection down to a snail's pace - EE already do this with their 4G service -

My uncle got this installed a few days ago, I went to his house and did about 3 hours of testing - it appears to be heavily throttled - you'll get a great result on speed testing websites but anything else no so good - even got buffering and stalls on YouTube

Original Poster

If I can't get the advertised speed it gets cancelled for not meeting their side of the contract, if YouTube stutters that's unacceptable.

Don't do it guys was told i didn't need BT engineer call, then they connected me fine for 10 days then chopped me off. They said how could i have a connection if a BT guy didn't call! i said i plugged in my prevous Fibre routour and there box and it worked fine, 14 days with no connection as they cant just reconnect me! don't do it
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