SSE are offering 2 years 70/20mb fibre broadband, INCUDING line rental, for £24.50 a month
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SSE are offering 2 years 70/20mb fibre broadband, INCUDING line rental, for £24.50 a month

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Found 18th Apr 2015
Firstly, all credit to UnclePotter who first posted this deal, but I feel that the cheap high speed fibre aspect of the deal is better than the free "copper" broadband offer he highlights. So I thought it worth the repost.

SSE are offering full speed, 70mb download and 20mb upload, fibre with line rental, including weekend calls, for £24.50 a month for 2 years, with free connection. This is by far the cheapest deal I can find for that speed. It says unlimited downloads, but there is a traffic management policy which you should read to see if it suits you.

There is also £126 cashback available from topcashback to sweeten the deal, and if it pays out, it takes the deal down to £19.25 a month. Incredible! There are not many reviews for SSE broadband, so there is a risk involved, but one I have decided to take. I leave the choice to you

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Banned

terms say you get the discount after staying for 2 years... so not sure how it works.

I'll stick with Origin Broadband

I get 50Mb/5Mb from Virgin for £18.50 without phone line. Unless you want a home phone line, and I don't know many people who do, you might want to keep the £144 difference (again unless your that bothered about a slightly faster connection)?

DemonIT

I get 50Mb/5Mb from Virgin for £18.50 without phone line. Unless you want … I get 50Mb/5Mb from Virgin for £18.50 without phone line. Unless you want a home phone line, and I don't know many people who do, you might want to keep the £144 difference (again unless your that bothered about a slightly faster connection)?



But for the people not in a virgin area like a good few this is a good deal.

Original Poster

lee20010: According to the t&c the discount is applied to your bill every month for 2 years. I suspect if you try to leave before the 2 years are up, you would have to pay the cancellation fee, and repay the discount too, so that you have paid the equivalent of the full amount every month (£37).

DemonIT: as tipsy1973 says, Virgin is not an option for me, so this is my best bet.

DemonIT

I get 50Mb/5Mb from Virgin for £18.50 without phone line. Unless you … I get 50Mb/5Mb from Virgin for £18.50 without phone line. Unless you want a home phone line, and I don't know many people who do, you might want to keep the £144 difference (again unless your that bothered about a slightly faster connection)?




I've asked about virgin media without phone line and WAS TOLD it's impossible, not such deal.

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dezbo8888

I've asked about virgin media without phone line and WAS TOLD it's … I've asked about virgin media without phone line and WAS TOLD it's impossible, not such deal.



You WERE TOLD wrong then ;D

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tipsy1973

But for the people not in a virgin area like a good few this is a good … But for the people not in a virgin area like a good few this is a good deal.



Ah, ok, this is an EFM product then, hence the need for phone line?

http://store.virginmedia.com/broadband/compare-broadband/50mb.html
Virgin got £28.50 without phone line

Does any one know if sse are any good for fibre broadband? I think they use talktalk's wholesale network.

dezbo8888

I've asked about virgin media without phone line and WAS TOLD it's … I've asked about virgin media without phone line and WAS TOLD it's impossible, not such deal.



Nonsense

Comment[quote=SoniaB]http://store.virginmedia.com/broadband/compare-broadband/50mb.html
Virgin got £28.50 without phone line[/quote


Yeah - that's RRP - but you can find deals, or just ask - you might get.

since when SSE doing broadband? who are they using?

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rodman

since when SSE doing broadband? who are they using?


BT

it will be using the plusnet model but I think the support wont be as good as plusnets. Oh DemonIT yeah sadly you cant remove the telephone as in the UK they dont do naked DSL which is sad but even if they paid a small fee for line rental BT/openreach could still make money.

Would be interested to know what is their throttling policy as well as their upload. I assume it's up to 20 megs upload, but would be nice to know for certain. However, it's a very good price for 2 years.

I'm with virgin media 50 mb download and 5 upload for £16.50

tipsy1973

it will be using the plusnet model but I think the support wont be as … it will be using the plusnet model but I think the support wont be as good as plusnets. Oh DemonIT yeah sadly you cant remove the telephone as in the UK they dont do naked DSL which is sad but even if they paid a small fee for line rental BT/openreach could still make money.



So glad I had put my cup of tea down when I read that. Plusnet support being good, lol.

Does this include unlimited free gas and electricity?

leewills8

Does this include unlimited free gas and electricity?


Yes and I think they are throwing in a trip to the moon

DemonIT

I get 50Mb/5Mb from Virgin for £18.50 without phone line. Unless you … I get 50Mb/5Mb from Virgin for £18.50 without phone line. Unless you want a home phone line, and I don't know many people who do, you might want to keep the £144 difference (again unless your that bothered about a slightly faster connection)?

I get the same package your on for 11.91 :-)

lee20010

terms say you get the discount after staying for 2 years... so not sure … terms say you get the discount after staying for 2 years... so not sure how it works.I'll stick with Origin Broadband

I actually work for sse dealing with talk and broadband and from what we are told in the sales part it is applied every month to your bill. You're in an 18 month contract and the 6 months after are discounted on a rolling contract. You can find these terms and conditions on the site.

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ilikedeals21

I get the same package your on for 11.91 :-)



Even more reason to go Virgin

psychomech

lee20010: According to the t&c the discount is applied to your bill … lee20010: According to the t&c the discount is applied to your bill every month for 2 years. I suspect if you try to leave before the 2 years are up, you would have to pay the cancellation fee, and repay the discount too, so that you have paid the equivalent of the full amount every month (£37).DemonIT: as tipsy1973 says, Virgin is not an option for me, so this is my best bet.



Not 100% sure, but I don't think you pay the discount back. But there are charges for cancelling before your contract ends and depending on your package there's a maximum charge they can give you or its x amount for each month if that's under the maximum charge. It should be explained online it is definitely explained when placing the order on the phone.

Best price going for Fibre if Virgin is not an option. I do wonder how come they can do such a fanstic deal klike this but the others are not even close.

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dezbo8888

I've asked about virgin media without phone line and WAS TOLD it's … I've asked about virgin media without phone line and WAS TOLD it's impossible, not such deal.

whoever told you that is an idiot, I know loads with just broadband, no phone line, a friend has just cancelled his TV and phone package and kept his 152mb

@Cotch85
Do SSE block sites?

png666

@Cotch85 Do SSE block sites?


We haven't ever asked or been asked, sorry

Cotch85

We haven't ever asked or been asked, sorry


So u don't block pirate bay or new album releases etc?
If not and you started would this acceptable grounds to leave the contract cost free?

png666

So u don't block pirate bay or new album releases etc?If not and you … So u don't block pirate bay or new album releases etc?If not and you started would this acceptable grounds to leave the contract cost free?


I could ask this for you but I'm not aware of their ruling on this particular issue

Is BT the provider ?

use hola

Hi guys I posted this on the other SSE broadband forum but thought I'd add it here too:

I'm currently with Sky but the discount they gave me for the year is almost up so been doing some research.
Just rang SSE and got the following nuggets of info that others may find handy:

They are on the Openreach network
Their call centre is in the UK and they've just hired 60 new call centre staff - (spoke to a lovely lady on her first day so if she is anything to go by the support should be effective)
The contract is for 18 months and after this you move to a rolling monthly contract (so would need to stay for an additional 6 months as in their T&C's - there is no obligation to take out another extended contract after the 18 months)
Discounts are applied each month NOT at the end of the term
They said they've been doing broadband for a couple of years but as others have mentioned in the forum I've not been able to see any reviews on their service

Sounds like a really good offer - my only hang up (and this isn't a fault of SSE) is that because I am with Sky they will need to get an engineer in and switch my line which means I could be without broadband for up to 7 days.

Personally I'm going to contact Sky first to see what deal they can offer me but if they aren't competitive I am very tempted to go with SSE as their prices are some of the lowest around particularly for fibre.
Edited by: "LoAl" 19th Apr 2015

brendanhickey

I'm with virgin media 50 mb download and 5 upload for £16.50



Virgins 50Mbit package has 3 Mbit/s upload not 5 Mbit.

The only reason I can think of for having 50/5 is if you're on a higher package and your area's not had the last round of speed upgrades as AFAIK the current tiers are 50/3 100/6 and 152/12

Edit:

my.virginmedia.com/tra…tml shows the upload speeds on the various packages and also what they get throttled to by the STM (It's still enabled on the upload)
Edited by: "dragon2611" 19th Apr 2015

It seems you need a landline number to check speed etc. is there any way round this other than phoning customer service (don't want to miss out on quidco!) as I don't have number since my Virgin media ran out

LoAl

Hi guys I posted this on the other SSE broadband forum but thought I'd … Hi guys I posted this on the other SSE broadband forum but thought I'd add it here too:I'm currently with Sky but the discount they gave me for the year is almost up so been doing some research.Just rang SSE and got the following nuggets of info that others may find handy:They are on the Openreach networkTheir call centre is in the UK and they've just hired 60 new call centre staff - (spoke to a lovely lady on her first day so if she is anything to go by the support should be effective)The contract is for 18 months and after this you move to a rolling monthly contract (so would need to stay for an additional 6 months as in their T&C's - there is no obligation to take out another extended contract after the 18 months)Discounts are applied each month NOT at the end of the termThey said they've been doing broadband for a couple of years but as others have mentioned in the forum I've not been able to see any reviews on their serviceSounds like a really good offer - my only hang up (and this isn't a fault of SSE) is that because I am with Sky they will need to get an engineer in and switch my line which means I could be without broadband for up to 7 days.Personally I'm going to contact Sky first to see what deal they can offer me but if they aren't competitive I am very tempted to go with SSE as their prices are some of the lowest around particularly for fibre.



Sky will do a deal if you want to stay with them. I sorted out one a month ago with them as I'm with them because of the O2 broadband take over deal they did and when my contract ran out, it continued at an eye watering price, so I phoned up and complained got the last month price reduced as a future price reduction on next month. Think I ended up with it costing me half price for the year on fibre.

eldre

It seems you need a landline number to check speed etc. is there any way … It seems you need a landline number to check speed etc. is there any way round this other than phoning customer service (don't want to miss out on quidco!) as I don't have number since my Virgin media ran out



Try checking the speed with BT or someone similar, as it will be openreach FTTC they'll be using.

Then you'll need to call them to confirm it's available to you as if they're using TalkTalk as their back-haul provider it will probably also depend on TT having a GEA handover that covers the FTTC cabs in your area (A physical interconnect between the Openreach FTTC network and TT's own network)

Good news! We can supply you with broadband.Our estimate of your … Good news! We can supply you with broadband.Our estimate of your broadband line speed is between 1 Mbps and 2 MbpsΔ



Aww baby, that speed.

The problem with Virgin Media is that they have horrendous upload speeds.

For some reason British ISPs all have terrible uploads speeds, but VM's are especially bad.

I'm in the same boat as eldre and don't currently have an active BT phone number, and don't want to miss out on Quidco either.

Just gave them a ring and the earliest Fibre installation date for my property is 26th May!
Edited by: "preecey" 19th Apr 2015

This is a cracking deal... Currently have BT fibre and while I'm really happy with the speeds, 71mb+, This deal is still cheaper and it includes the line rental!! Hope its available when my 18 month contract with BT ends in 2 months time...
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