Half price Ultrafast Fibre and Talk Weekends for 2 YEARS! @ SSE Southern Electric Broadband £12.50 and line rental £12.00 a month! (£588) ALSO £126 back from TCB
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Half price Ultrafast Fibre and Talk Weekends for 2 YEARS! @ SSE Southern Electric Broadband £12.50 and line rental £12.00 a month! (£588) ALSO £126 back from TCB

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Found 25th Jun 2015
Fibre broadband for a great price! Ordered myself after looking for a new deal over the past week. Hope it helps someone looking for a new deal. Ill let you know how my transfer goes.

Also £126 Quidco or TCB ; Thanks to hovesoul .

Brings it to £231 PA or £462 over the term!

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Also £126 tcb, hot

Original Poster

hovesoul

Also £126 tcb, hot



wow thats great cheers mate

Original Poster

£231 per year including line rental is very good ! paying £515.88 atm. As im out of line rental saver. Thats some saving! it sounds like im trying to convince myself!..... I think i have.
Edited by: "mivanpy" 25th Jun 2015

"Fibre broadband is also available on your line and our estimate of your fibre broadband line speed is between 25 Mbps and 35 Mbps"
I get 50-60 Mbps with BT?!

Original Poster

steffcip

"Fibre broadband is also available on your line and our estimate of your … "Fibre broadband is also available on your line and our estimate of your fibre broadband line speed is between 25 Mbps and 35 Mbps"I get 50-60 Mbps with BT?!



strange mine comes back the same as BT checker!

Yeah mine is similar. Estimate 35 - 45 but get 55-65 with BT

Perfect timing, im looking for new provider also, currently with Fuel Broadband fibre and paying £31 per month, for speeds up to 76Mb, but getting just over 30Mb... and some evenings get 1Mb-2Mb when peak times so really annoying.

Does anyone know what Router is supplied with this deal?

Any usage limits? & which router comes with the package?

MrRalphMan

Does anyone know what Router is supplied with this deal?


Seems to be the Thomson Technicolor TG799vn V2 based on a Broadcom 6368 chipset, for FTTC product.
Some comments say this is a BTOpenreach product, others say its a Talktalk wholesale product.
Could be that the ADSL is Talktalk wholesale product. (as shown on Thinkbroadband)
FTTC is a resold BTOpenreach product.

Update: Another says the backhaul is provided by Daisy Communications (formerly pipex) via BTOpenreach (to the cabinet)

Can anyone confirm?


Edited by: "tightar5e" 25th Jun 2015

Original Poster

MrRalphMan

Does anyone know what Router is supplied with this deal?



Thats something ive got to look into aswell. Im presuming you would just use the openreach modem but i want to use my trusty asus rtn66u aswell. So got to find out if that will be possible.

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razam

Any usage limits? & which router comes with the package?



All products come with unlimited usage.

Also runs off openreach network.
Edited by: "mivanpy" 25th Jun 2015

mivanpy

Thats something ive got to look into aswell. Im presuming you would just … Thats something ive got to look into aswell. Im presuming you would just use the openreach modem but i want to use my trusty asus rtn66u aswell. So got to find out if that will be possible.



Just used their live chat and the guy confirmed that it was the TG799 but that I would also be able to use my own router, which is good as the one offered is not dual band.

Paul.
Edited by: "MrRalphMan" 25th Jun 2015

1 year left on my contract before I can switch. I await to hear your experiences.
Edited by: "MR1123" 25th Jun 2015

Typical. Signed up for 12 month ADSL last month, and got a flyer from BT earlier in the week to say my road is now fibred-up. Oh well, this time next year, Rodney......

MR1123

1 year left on my contract before I can switch. I await to hear your … 1 year left on my contract before I can switch. I await to hear your exoeriences.

Won't be long before your provider hikes your current charges which is usually sufficient to jump ship without penalty. If you're with TalkTalk at the moment you probably will only have to wait a few weeks as history shows TT raise prices every month...
sales.talktalk.co.uk/pri…ion

This looks good, I'm on an old Orange broadband contract at the moment and paying about £19.50 per month - EE keep trying to get me to 'upgrade' - i.e. pay more for not much more. It's never really been worth it before as I have a solid connection and am getting just shy of 12 meg, though if I can get between 56 and 66 meg like the BT and SE sites say - I'm in!


Flipd

Won't be long before your provider hikes your current charges which is … Won't be long before your provider hikes your current charges which is usually sufficient to jump ship without penalty. If you're with TalkTalk at the moment you probably will only have to wait a few weeks as history shows TT raise prices every month...http://sales.talktalk.co.uk/pricing/info/pricing-notification



No cashback for TalkTalk customers if local loop unbundled. SSL cannot process online and take the order on the phone, so no cashback. Just call TalkTalk and threaten to leave. This may knock of £10 a month. I pay £5 a month for fibre plus the high line rental, and get 10% off by paying on the day of the bill.

Who is hosting their service? I'm presuming they are a virtual provider

Just when I signed up for the SKY deal then this comes up.

I guess you can't sign up to this if you have Virgin broadband currently? I.e.the cable is owned by Virgin as far as I know

terriclarkfan

Typical. Signed up for 12 month ADSL last month, and got a flyer from BT … Typical. Signed up for 12 month ADSL last month, and got a flyer from BT earlier in the week to say my road is now fibred-up. Oh well, this time next year, Rodney......



BT did the same by in my Area, promotional flyer for ADSL services, just as FTTC was launching.

Its to lock you in, before you think about switching to FTTC. Something for BT Customers to watch out for though. You could always try phoning BT, to switch to FTTC, to see if they will match the contract term/offer.
While you (as a locked in BT customer) can't move providers. you can still upgrade to BTInfinity with BT, mid contract.

Edited by: "tightar5e" 25th Jun 2015

What about connection charges? do you pay if you switch?

scubascuba3

I guess you can't sign up to this if you have Virgin broadband currently? … I guess you can't sign up to this if you have Virgin broadband currently? I.e.the cable is owned by Virgin as far as I know


I move off Virgin. We had a BT line anyway. BT (via plus-net) have been superb VM was the worst (speed / reliability) There is a big difference between the BT (openreach deals like this) and VM
Heat++

GAHH!!!
Your area is enabled for Superfast Fibre but demand is high on your cabinet right now. This means you can't order Superfast Fibre today but we're working to increase capacity as soon as possible.

r_casablanca

GAHH!!!Your area is enabled for Superfast Fibre but demand is high on … GAHH!!!Your area is enabled for Superfast Fibre but demand is high on your cabinet right now. This means you can't order Superfast Fibre today but we're working to increase capacity as soon as possible.


Maybe not today maybe not tomorrow but soon (_;)

Any experience of their customer service?

Title needs to be updated with SSE Ultrafast Fibre + Talk Weekend

grimmy58

This looks good, I'm on an old Orange broadband contract at the moment … This looks good, I'm on an old Orange broadband contract at the moment and paying about £19.50 per month - EE keep trying to get me to 'upgrade' - i.e. pay more for not much more. It's never really been worth it before as I have a solid connection and am getting just shy of 12 meg, though if I can get between 56 and 66 meg like the BT and SE sites say - I'm in!

You should be able to negotiate a deal for the EE product, something like total £20.00 / month for ll rental, unlim bb, 500mins inclusive to UK mobiles, unlim UK landline calls and unlim calls to 30+ countries inc some foreign mobiles. Suppose it depends on what is more important to you: inclusive calls or fast(er) bb.

Nice to see the deal apply to the 80/20 Mb/s FTTC package too. Sky can never offer me anything better than their standard £30/mo price and BT's "offer price" keeps going up (from £17.25/mo two years ago to £21.50/mo now).

I bet it'll still be cheaper to stay with BT for BT Sport but worth a check.

Does anyone know if SSE offers a static address with their fibre broadband.

Last year I moved house and Virgin offered me a loyalty deal of £16.50 for 100 Mb/s, including phone line not that I use it. I can get around 70 Mb/s if right by the modem although it is significantly slower down the other end of the flat (obviously).
They did up the price a few months ago to £19.50 but it's still cheaper than I can get anywhere else.

Original Poster

kooks65

Any experience of their customer service?



All i can say is i spoke to someone today via the 0800 number and she was very nice and UK based!

Original Poster

veedubjai

Title needs to be updated with SSE Ultrafast Fibre + Talk Weekend



Ok will do!

Terms & Conditions
2 years free broadband or 2 years half price fibre broadband with our Phone and Broadband offer
1. 2 years free broadband offer is only available when you purchase SSE Everyday Broadband with
any phone package. 2 years half price fibre broadband offer is only available when you purchase
SSE Superfast Fibre Broadband or SSE Ultrafast Fibre Broadband with any phone package. All phone
packages include line rental. The applicable discount will be credited to your account each month for
the 2 year period
2. You must remain with us for your phone and broadband for the 2 year period to benefit from the 2
years free broadband or the 2 years half price fibre broadband offer
3. Existing phone and/or broadband customers who are still within their fixed term contract may be
charged an early termination fee if they end their existing contract early in order to take advantage of
the 2 years free broadband or 2 year half price fibre broadband offer
4. The phone and broadband contract will be 18 months in duration in most cases. Depending on your
geographical location in the UK or if you buy online, your phone contract may be 12 months.
5. Offer available from the 16th of April 2015 until 16th September 2015, is subject to availability and
cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.
6. Offer is subject to our General Terms & Conditions for the supply of the fixed line phone and/or
broadband service (combined where applicable). All can be found on our website at
sse.co.uk/pho…and
7. No cash alternative
8. Offer not available to business customers.
Source: southern-electric.co.uk/upl…pdf

Looks good but not sure about their traffic management?

Broadband Traffic Management Policy
Our network operator undertakes traffic management to ensure that our customers receive optimum performance at all times.
The principles of this network management policy are:
- To make sure that time-critical applications like Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) are always prioritised.
- To protect interactive applications like web-browsing and Virtual Private Network (VPN) from non-time sensitive
download traffic.
- To flex the network under demand to cope with normal peaks and troughs from day to day and month to month.
- To flex the network in the event of unusual demands in traffic or disaster situations such as a network failure.
- To provide a ‘quality of service’ effect, meaning multiple applications running on the same line interact with each
other effectively, and use of high demand protocols like Peer-to-Peer (P2P) doesn’t swamp time-sensitive traffic
such as online gaming or a VoIP call.
Traffic types are identified in real-time based on a combination of port, source IP address and DPI signature detection.
This allows our network operator at any given time to manage the network capacity and prioritise time sensitive traffic by
reducing the throughput of the other less time sensitive protocols.
Source: https://www.southern-electric.co.uk/uploadedFiles/CoreMarketingSites/Assets/Documents/Superfast%20and%20Ultrafast%20Fibre%20Broadband%20Product%20and%20charges%20(D411)_v0.01.pdf

Edited by: "krazyasif786" 25th Jun 2015

All good till I got to this bit:(

Broadband Traffic Management Policy
Our network operator undertakes traffic management to ensure that our customers receive optimum performance at all times.
The principles of this network management policy are:
- To make sure that time-critical applications like Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) are always prioritised.
- To protect interactive applications like web-browsing and Virtual Private Network (VPN) from non-time sensitive
download traffic.
- To flex the network under demand to cope with normal peaks and troughs from day to day and month to month.
- To flex the network in the event of unusual demands in traffic or disaster situations such as a network failure.
- To provide a ‘quality of service’ effect, meaning multiple applications running on the same line interact with each
other effectively, and use of high demand protocols like Peer-to-Peer (P2P) doesn’t swamp time-sensitive traffic
such as online gaming or a VoIP call.
Traffic types are identified in real-time based on a combination of port, source IP address and DPI signature detection.
This allows our network operator at any given time to manage the network capacity and prioritise time sensitive traffic by
reducing the throughput of the other less time sensitive protocols.

Ok, looking to get away from BT as we hardly ever watch the BT TV these days and never record anything. Just want the ultrafast BB as cheap as I can get it and this looks ideal. Thanks for the heads up, hope it's as good as it sounds...

Neostar

What about connection charges? do you pay if you switch?



Some charges to note:

2.1 Engineer charge - £169.20. Will be applied to your account when a customer requests a visit by an engineer for
the purpose of resolving a broadband fault and the fault is found to be with the customer’s own equipment such as
computer, wiring, and other devices that may interfere.
2.2 Abortive Visit Charge - £108. Will be applied to your account when no access is gained to the property at an agreed
appointment time.

Billing Options
You can choose to receive your bills on a monthly or quarterly basis in a paperless or hard copy format. Monthly paper
bills are charged at £1 per month, however if you opt for monthly electronic, paperless bills, this charge will not apply.
The monthly billing charge will not be made twice if it is already being applied for monthly billing in relation to our phone
service. You will not be charged for quarterly paper bills.

Cancellation, Early Termination and Cease Charges
The following charges may apply following cancellation of the broadband contract:
1. When a cancellation of the broadband order takes place before the start date of the service, an equipment charge of
£58 will be applicable if equipment has been dispatched (e.g. the router). If the equipment box is returned unopened
following our return procedure, then a refund of £58 will be applicable. If the box has been opened, then a refund of
£12 will be applicable.
2. For cancellation at any point between the broadband service start date and the 12th month of the contract there is an early
termination charge of £22.50 per month for Superfast Fibre Broadband and £26.50 for Ultrafast Fibre Broadband. There
is an additional one-off charge of £33 applicable for early termination of the contract at any point of the 18 months term.
The maximum charge for cancellation after the service start date is £303 for the Superfast package (£22.50 per month x 12
months + £33 one-off charge) and £351 for the Ultrafast package (£26.50 per month x 12 months + £33 one-off charge).
These charges are not subject to VAT.
3. If the customer cancels the fibre broadband service after the start date, whether during the fixed term or outside of this,
then a cease charge of £6.45 will be applied to your account. This reflects a regulated charge that we pass on from
BT Openreach to customers when applicable and as such it may vary from time to time. In this Products & Charges
document we will show the latest correct charge, any changes will be communicated on our website at the following
location: sse.co.uk/Pho…tes.

Source: https://www.southern-electric.co.uk/uploadedFiles/CoreMarketingSites/Assets/Documents/Superfast%20and%20Ultrafast%20Fibre%20Broadband%20Product%20and%20charges%20(D411)_v0.01.pdf

Edited by: "krazyasif786" 25th Jun 2015

Does this company have a problem taking virgin media customers.

Argoj

All good till I got to this bit:(Broadband Traffic Management PolicyOur … All good till I got to this bit:(Broadband Traffic Management PolicyOur network operator undertakes traffic management to ensure that our customers receive optimum performance at all times.The principles of this network management policy are:- To make sure that time-critical applications like Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) are always prioritised.- To protect interactive applications like web-browsing and Virtual Private Network (VPN) from non-time sensitivedownload traffic.- To flex the network under demand to cope with normal peaks and troughs from day to day and month to month.- To flex the network in the event of unusual demands in traffic or disaster situations such as a network failure.- To provide a ‘quality of service’ effect, meaning multiple applications running on the same line interact with eachother effectively, and use of high demand protocols like Peer-to-Peer (P2P) doesn’t swamp time-sensitive trafficsuch as online gaming or a VoIP call.Traffic types are identified in real-time based on a combination of port, source IP address and DPI signature detection.This allows our network operator at any given time to manage the network capacity and prioritise time sensitive traffic byreducing the throughput of the other less time sensitive protocols.




They uses BT's network. It's basically the same traffic management as being on BT ADLS (BT Fibre does not have Traffic Management). This does.
Edited by: "krazyasif786" 25th Jun 2015
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