Post Office home phone £16 Plus with free Unlimited internet for 12 months also FREE New line install - Pay Bill by Cash no Fee - No bank account required! @ Baker Street London Post Office
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Post Office home phone £16 Plus with free Unlimited internet for 12 months also FREE New line install - Pay Bill by Cash no Fee - No bank account required! @ Baker Street London Post Office

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LocalFound 21st Apr 2016
Post Office Home Phone and Unlimited Internet with Free New Line/reconnection Install.

Line Rental £16 per month with free weekend calls, caller ID and voicemail)
Internet Free for 12 months then (£8) 18mth contract.
Free Wifi router
You can pay bills by Cash no fee (BT charge £6.60 to pay by cash)
Optional Budget card.

Recently I signed up to Free Home Phone and Unlimited Broadband in branch at Baker Street London Post Office which in fact saved me £130 on BT's rip off Line reconnection charge. The post office in Baker Street, London done it for Free!

I know there is lots of Internet deals but I thought I draw people attention to the post office home phone and internet there are people like me who have trouble budgeting my bills who want to pay my bills by cash. Also if you are new to the country and need Home internet and don't have a UK bank account this a good option to get affordable home internet and pay the bill by cash.

I found it much easier to sign up at my local post office branch in Baker Street London. Darren who served me was very helpful and only took 15mins, he just needed my name, date of birth and my home address. I didn't need to provide any financial details because I wanted the cash budget card. I was given my engineer appointment and time on the spot. I was told any problem go back and see him and he would resolve.
I am happy to report my new line was installed and up and running on the correct date and time given. My internet speed is 12mbps which is exceptional.
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Thanks op
Good find Sherlock
'My internet speed is 12mbps which is exceptional' oO

speed is rather disappointing
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mkwaqar

speed is rather disappointing


Everybody has different speed needs. Its good for video, on demand tv, email and general browsing.
Anywhere rather that BlyingT
Branch specific. Cold.
punkrjb

Branch specific. Cold.



​Possibly also Sales Rep specific.
K0YS

​Possibly also Sales Rep specific.



Yep I think so.
Post office broadband
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No mention of the Free New Line/reconnection Install.

Edit it does say in FAQ If we need to arrange a new phone line into your property or you are switching from a cable based provider such as Virgin it may take a bit longer.


I can't check my speed as it it says not working lol


Edited by: "lugsy3" 21st Apr 2016
You need to put 10p in the broadband meter every 5 seconds to experience the fantastic Internet speeds we're offering.
PostOffice now use Talktalk backend, not saying its a bad thing.
HOT cos it is not BT deal
mkwaqar

speed is rather disappointing



Actually it's 6 times as fast as mine with 2mb being regarded as "good" in this area (in the last 6 months they've brought fibre into the area and it's a blessing at 30mb but obviously it costs a lot more!)
punkrjb

Branch specific. Cold.


It's available from any main post office branch. Go in, and ask about it. I work in one. We can arrange it there and then in most cases
Be wary, if you have/want to have any work done through Open Reach then you have to pay an extortionate fee on top! I need a new master socket as the current one was here pre 1980 & is an old LJU2 (Non NTE5) Open reach would deem this a "Conversion of hard-wired/master socket to Linebox and regularisation of illicit master socket" and charge £25+ Vat. - https://www.openreach.co.uk/orpg/home/products/pricing/loadProductPriceDetails.do?data=W8VLtJzwxQ9ziP11V1KX7Q%2FMS3uzzEPwWhCBQ6nnzJNUNeIS4WkJBRh6z%2FRUAIt8maxtgrEro1A7w5V8nzAZpQ%3D%3D

Seeing as Open Reach refuse to take work on directly and has to be done by your Service provider that means a call to Post office is at hand, however the Post office want £160 for the same job, they say it's their admin costs that inflate it which is a poor excuse.

I would do it myself but the wire from the telephone mast to the house is easily 35+ years old & hasn't faired the elements well over the years so any attempt to move it would probably break it.
lugsy3

Post office broadband[/img]No mention of the Free New Line/reconnection … Post office broadband[/img]No mention of the Free New Line/reconnection Install.Edit it does say in FAQ If we need to arrange a new phone line into your property or you are switching from a cable based provider such as Virgin it may take a bit longer.I can't check my speed as it it says not working lol


If you need a new line, it is free line installation.
Go into any main branch and so long as there's no tech issues, your estimated speed can be checked.
Oh and on an additional note I recently rung them enquiring about call charges to a few strange numbers (such as an 008000, yes 008000 as well as a few international calls as google/their site didn't give an indication.

All I was told was to make the calls & see how much they cost when my bill is generated or to buy an international call bundle for £5 a month, no help from them what so ever.
http://www.sky.com/shop/offers/proposition/5KYMOVE
use coupon 5kymove to get 38mb fibre broadband for £17.40 pm inc line rental 12 months

surely this deal beats this ADSL slow copper deal

Edited by: "ismaildeals123" 21st Apr 2016
Apparently not trully unlimited as speed is throttled once you exceed 100GB within each month.

Free bb for 12 months is only available for new customer. Shame, as I already have my main phone line with them. Feature wise it is one of the better ones and also the cheapest if you take out line rental saver.

Also wary of the number of bad reviews for the bb service is putting me of.:(
ismaildeals123

http://www.sky.com/shop/offers/proposition/5KYMOVEuse coupon 5kymove to … http://www.sky.com/shop/offers/proposition/5KYMOVEuse coupon 5kymove to get 38mb fibre broadband for £17.40 pm inc line rental 12 monthssurely this deal beats this ADSL slow copper deal



wish that was for existing customers
ismaildeals123

http://www.sky.com/shop/offers/proposition/5KYMOVEuse coupon 5kymove to … http://www.sky.com/shop/offers/proposition/5KYMOVEuse coupon 5kymove to get 38mb fibre broadband for £17.40 pm inc line rental 12 monthssurely this deal beats this ADSL slow copper deal



That offer seems to require a Sky TV bundle too, which is a min of £10 per month, so no, it's not a better offer if all you're after is telephone/Internet.
Edited by: "topss" 21st Apr 2016
Sky, Nothing to do with TV, just phone and broadband.
12 month deal. £17.40 x 12=£208.80 and free unlimited broadband for 12 months.
The good bit is you get a £100 M&S voucher, making it effectively £108.80 for the year for line rental and broadband.
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winchman

Sky, Nothing to do with TV, just phone and broadband.12 month deal. … Sky, Nothing to do with TV, just phone and broadband.12 month deal. £17.40 x 12=£208.80 and free unlimited broadband for 12 months.The good bit is you get a £100 M&S voucher, making it effectively £108.80 for the year for line rental and broadband.http://www.sky.com/shop/broadband-talk/broadband-unlimited/

I had home phone with broadband with post office till Nov 2014 for over 5 years. Good customer service but BT copper network no fibre. So in Manchester city I was getting 5mbps speeds. So I moved to plusnet which gave me a fantastic deal. Post office had free weekend calls to Intl numbers. This deal by op is good.
ismaildeals123

http://www.sky.com/shop/offers/proposition/5KYMOVEuse coupon 5kymove to … http://www.sky.com/shop/offers/proposition/5KYMOVEuse coupon 5kymove to get 38mb fibre broadband for £17.40 pm inc line rental 12 monthssurely this deal beats this ADSL slow copper deal


It beats the copper deal. Yes but downloads are limited per month and 17mbps only.
Sky is slightly cheaper over 18 months, but this is good if you don't want to pay by DD
What's regarded as the best new customer deal for line rental and unlimited broadband out there at the mo? I'm gonna be moving from sky
woldranger

What's regarded as the best new customer deal for line rental and … What's regarded as the best new customer deal for line rental and unlimited broadband out there at the mo? I'm gonna be moving from sky



If you can get Virgin in your area have a look on uSwitch etc. they were offering 50mb broadband on 12 month contract for £5pm plus usual line rental. I put in 2 requests couple of months back and rang them twice, but no one got back to me to confirm if available in my area, even though neighbours on either side of me can get it, so ended up staying with Sky for another 12 months at £10pm fibre plus line rental
BEWARE.
I had Post office Homephone & broadband about 5 years back. When I got to the end of my 12 month contract, my final bill came in at £188. It wasn't itemised, it just said it was this much, so I called them to enquire why my bill was £150 more than it should be. I was told that it was a fitting/installation/line activation charge. Line was active anyway and I installed the router as it came through the post. Long story, but I ended up getting in touch with the Telecoms Ombudsman who found in my favour and overturned the charge...
January, this year, I received a debt collector letter through the post, claiming for this amount again, on behalf of Post Office, now owned by TalkTalk, I believe. I'm still battling it now, and have the Telecoms Ombudsman on the case again. Post Office have "sold on" a non-existent debt and have ignored all of my complaint letters. once Telecoms Ombudsman has finished with their investigation, and no doubt will find in my favour, I'm taking Post Office to small claims.

I know it's a personal case and all that, but this is the type of people that you're dealing with here. I'm not the only one: a quick search and there are unfortunately numerous other cases of exactly the same thing.
XxLJCJxX

'My internet speed is 12mbps which is exceptional' oO


>>>>>
Will be even faster with a master socket only plugged in router and no cordless phones or
electrical items anywhere near the phone line ;-)


loveto123shop

Post Office Home Phone and Unlimited Internet with Free New … Post Office Home Phone and Unlimited Internet with Free New Line/reconnection Install. I am happy to report my new line was installed and up and running on the correct date and time given.


>>>>>
Which that in itself is worth it's weight in gold.. maybe Darren at the Post Office, could pop along to BT's head
office and show them how to train pos staff in the sales team's how to get a *timed appointment* on time!!!

Nice thread Loveto123, very, very useful info and great deal for a lot of people in the UK who struggle to keep
up with all the £ flying out of their bank accounts each month!
Thank you op, we was looking for free line connection.
Post office do offer a good deal and you can pay extra for unlimited calls and internet and get free mobile calls at weekends.

BT have paid so much for sport deals that they continually keep trying to find ways to increase your bill.
The advantage of BT is you are supposed to be able to use their internet hot spots for internet throughout the country, and if you have a fault with your phone or broadband you can ask what the weather is like in India and if you have a dispute with your bill , you can ask what the weather is like in the Philippines !

MacPhisto

If you can get Virgin in your area have a look on uSwitch etc. they were … If you can get Virgin in your area have a look on uSwitch etc. they were offering 50mb broadband on 12 month contract for £5pm plus usual line rental. I put in 2 requests couple of months back and rang them twice, but no one got back to me to confirm if available in my area, even though neighbours on either side of me can get it, so ended up staying with Sky for another 12 months at £10pm fibre plus line rental



Sorry, should've mentioned that I can't get Virgin. I guess it's most likely to be whatever deal Plusnet have as I can't bear to go back to, and have to deal with talktalk again...but if there are any other suggestions I'd be happy to hear them.
not far from me so will check this out. heat op!
i just renewed with EE, if i pay the full £189 yearly line rental you get free broadband, works out £15.45 a month. Perfect for me as I'm near the exchange, always get 15-19mb (peak and off peak).
D9LVE

BEWARE.I had Post office Homephone & broadband about 5 years back. When I … BEWARE.I had Post office Homephone & broadband about 5 years back. When I got to the end of my 12 month contract, my final bill came in at £188. It wasn't itemised, it just said it was this much, so I called them to enquire why my bill was £150 more than it should be. I was told that it was a fitting/installation/line activation charge. Line was active anyway and I installed the router as it came through the post. Long story, but I ended up getting in touch with the Telecoms Ombudsman who found in my favour and overturned the charge...January, this year, I received a debt collector letter through the post, claiming for this amount again, on behalf of Post Office, now owned by TalkTalk, I believe. I'm still battling it now, and have the Telecoms Ombudsman on the case again. Post Office have "sold on" a non-existent debt and have ignored all of my complaint letters. once Telecoms Ombudsman has finished with their investigation, and no doubt will find in my favour, I'm taking Post Office to small claims.I know it's a personal case and all that, but this is the type of people that you're dealing with here. I'm not the only one: a quick search and there are unfortunately numerous other cases of exactly the same thing.



Have you checked your credit files not been affected?
BB is diabolical - parents have post office only for phone line . When I play online games/browse on my phone it is beyond slow. My estimated speeds are 12.9 -18.00 so speed should not be an issue
RedSkywalker

Actually it's 6 times as fast as mine with 2mb being regarded as "good" … Actually it's 6 times as fast as mine with 2mb being regarded as "good" in this area (in the last 6 months they've brought fibre into the area and it's a blessing at 30mb but obviously it costs a lot more!)




Bits or Bytes though? There is a massive difference, for example if you are taking your speeds from speedtest it will give you it in bits which are 1/8 of a byte, where if you was to take your speed from somewhere like steam it will show in bytes
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