SSE(Southern Electric) 24 months FREE broadband +£12 line rental
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SSE(Southern Electric) 24 months FREE broadband +£12 line rental

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Found 16th Apr 2015
SSE are offering FREE ADSL broadband +£12 line rental for 24 months,then £8 a month.Also reduced prices on Fibre broadband

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Original Poster

Forgot to add that the basic line rental includes free weekend call as well.

Here is a list of the offers

SSE Everyday Broadband + Talk Weekend
Download speeds of up to 17Mbps
Inclusive weekend calls (inc. 0845 & 0870)

PRICE: Free for 2 years then £8 per month + £12 a month line rental

SSE Everyday Broadband + Talk Anytime
Download speeds of up to 17Mbps
Inclusive Anytime calls (inc. 0845 & 0870)
Inclusive calls to 20 other countries

PRICE: Free for 2 years then £8 per month + £20 a month line rental

SSE Superfast Fibre + Talk Weekend
Download speeds of up to 38Mbps
Inclusive weekend calls (inc. 0845 & 0870)

PRICE: £10 a month for 2 years then £20 per month + £12 a month line rental

SSE Ultrafast Fibre + Talk Weekend
Download speeds of up to 76Mbps
Inclusive weekend calls (inc. 0845 & 0870)

PRICE: £12.50 a month for 2 years then £25 per month + £12 a month line rental

The 200 quid worth off mns vouchers tarrif is much better than this

I'm sick of reading FREE BROADBAND ...when you pay for mandatory line rental.

£12 for line rental is a good deal

this seems decent price, any1 use there service?

garethsmith72

The 200 quid worth off mns vouchers tarrif is much better than this



Which provider has this offer??

up to £126 cashback i see with tcb

KiNG

up to £126 cashback i see with tcb


£52.50 for the basic package
Coming up as £50.50 when I'm logged in
Edited by: "jco83" 17th Apr 2015

any experiences of SSE telephone service? who carries the service????

blackwidow150

any experiences of SSE telephone service? who carries the service????



Runs on a BT line. Telephone service is reliable, excellent customer service too.

any feedback on their broadband service?

Price looks good but speed doesn't look great from a quick look at reviews and upload speed looks very limited.

You get what you pay for, wouldn't go anywhere near this as it will be heavily traffic managed so no torrents etc. stick with sky/bt or a cheaper option is plusnet

dodgy talk talk at backend

what about existing sse phone customers , wanting to take their broadband?

Virgin seem to be offering 50mg fibre BB with weekend calls for £164 up front £4 per month for anyone wanting faster fibre. This should be for anyone, Can anyone get cheaper than this for fibre and 50 mg??

Don't forget guy's u have usually 7 to 10 days grace period to !eave if not happy with service, that's usually with most BB providers!

Pateo

Don't forget guy's u have usually 7 to 10 days grace period to !eave if … Don't forget guy's u have usually 7 to 10 days grace period to !eave if not happy with service, that's usually with most BB providers!


Which is pretty pointless as your line will take 10 days to train, essentially you wont know what your getting until after the 10 day training period is over..

ragingpup

Virgin seem to be offering 50mg fibre BB with weekend calls for £164 up … Virgin seem to be offering 50mg fibre BB with weekend calls for £164 up front £4 per month for anyone wanting faster fibre. This should be for anyone, Can anyone get cheaper than this for fibre and 50 mg??



neither are fibre but copper.

jimmymac87

Why does that make me a 'Clown!'? I just think this kind of marketing has … Why does that make me a 'Clown!'? I just think this kind of marketing has been exclusively reserved for broadband deals which potentially could confuse people.



I agree it annoys me when they give you an offer and then in the small print is the rental charge, why not say its £XX including rental?

jimbob2010

You get what you pay for, wouldn't go anywhere near this as it will be … You get what you pay for, wouldn't go anywhere near this as it will be heavily traffic managed so no torrents etc. stick with sky/bt or a cheaper option is plusnet



Source for traffic management being worse than Sky/BT/Plusnet?

SSE are reselling BT's services so you'd get the same service as BT with SSE, and yes you can torrent on BT. Well I can torrent anyway and I'm on BT. Plusnet is owned by BT so it's also a BT service from them.

And don't you need to pay for Sky TV to get Sky broadband?

danielmeah72

neither are fibre but copper.



Are you sure? Virgin use fibre optic cables unless you have their ADSL2+ down a bog standard copper telephone line in which case you'd be getting up to 24mbps (max) speed. There's simply no way to get 50mbps down a copper telephone wire.

It's the traffic management you had to watch with Virgin as it used to last all day! Not sure if it's still like that or not.

conscience

Are you sure? Virgin use fibre optic cables unless you have their ADSL2+ … Are you sure? Virgin use fibre optic cables unless you have their ADSL2+ down a bog standard copper telephone line in which case you'd be getting up to 24mbps (max) speed. There's simply no way to get 50mbps down a copper telephone wire.It's the traffic management you had to watch with Virgin as it used to last all day! Not sure if it's still like that or not.



Virgin or bt do not offer fibre optic services. (atleast for consumers) what they offer is a hybrid service (a fibre service is fibre to the house) anything else its not fibre. you cannot send fibre optic over copper cables. it's technically impossible. Virgin run's a HFC network (Hybrid copper and fibre) typically fibre to the NODE.

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Does SSE block sites?

png666

Does SSE block sites?



Yeah EDF, E-On & British Gas.

jco83

£12 for line rental is a good deal


it's only here our providers charging for everything. if you have a look, then most of other European countries you don't need any phone line... just pay for your broadband tariff and that's it. and even tariffs are ridiculously cheap + much better speed...

Anyone spot the upload speeds - especially for their fastest package?

This seems like a really good deal. £121.20 TCB, £24.50 a month for ultrafast fibre broadband and line rental thrown in. What's not to like?

Great deal.. Apparently though their website didn't pick up my phone number and their call center's been having highest number of calls.. I wonder if anyone tried to buy this online and it worked?

conscience

Are you sure? Virgin use fibre optic cables unless you have their ADSL2+ … Are you sure? Virgin use fibre optic cables unless you have their ADSL2+ down a bog standard copper telephone line in which case you'd be getting up to 24mbps (max) speed. There's simply no way to get 50mbps down a copper telephone wire.



What? lol.

BOTH BT and Virgin are copper services, no matter how much they brand it as 'fibre optic'. It's only fibre to the point of termination, which isn't your house. BT fibre for example works by bringing the DSLAM closer to your house. This means the data has less distance to travel over copper. Before "fibre", your connection would run all the way to the exchange before being digitally switched. With fibre, this happens at a cabinet much closer to your house. Normally within a few hundred meters, but often less.

As for "There's simply no way to get 50mbps down a copper telephone wire".....You might want to read up on this stuff before claiming crazy things like this.

This has been possible for a very long time, but it's only recently become commercially viable for nationwide rollout. Everyone on the BT Infinity option 2 (76Mb) is enjoying this "no way" speed of above 50Mb through their normal phone line for ages now.

Great proof that marketing works though if you actually think they run fibre to your house over these cheap services

Egoist

it's only here our providers charging for everything. if you have a look, … it's only here our providers charging for everything. if you have a look, then most of other European countries you don't need any phone line... just pay for your broadband tariff and that's it. and even tariffs are ridiculously cheap + much better speed...



because most of them European providers use fibre. in the UK we don't. we use phone line broadband. the likes of BT Infinity is not fibre (except the 300Mb package)

whoa gonna have to pretty much do this. looks like they're giving the staff price to customers now haha

Reading their Terms, they mention:

You must remain with us for your phone and broadband for the 2 year … You must remain with us for your phone and broadband for the 2 year period to benefit from the 2years free broadband or the 2 years half price fibre broadband offer...The phone and broadband contract will be 18 months in duration in most cases. Depending on yourgeographical location in the UK or if you buy online, your phone contract may be 12 months.



Do you know if this means that after the initial 18 months that you need to contract, you'll have to renew for another either 12 or 18 months I guess at their normal rates? I don't know why they don't offer a 2 years contract if that's the offer length...

BROADBAND TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT POLICYOur network operator undertakes … BROADBAND TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT POLICYOur network operator undertakes traffic management to ensure that our customers receive optimum performance at all times.


Anyone has experienced to see how their broadband is affected under usage?

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jimbob2010

You get what you pay for, wouldn't go anywhere near this as it will be … You get what you pay for, wouldn't go anywhere near this as it will be heavily traffic managed so no torrents etc. stick with sky/bt or a cheaper option is plusnet



Do you have anything to back this claim up? Source please...

£8 extra for anytime is a bit steep, but prices look very good otherwise.

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conscience

Are you sure? Virgin use fibre optic cables unless you have their ADSL2+ … Are you sure? Virgin use fibre optic cables unless you have their ADSL2+ down a bog standard copper telephone line in which case you'd be getting up to 24mbps (max) speed. There's simply no way to get 50mbps down a copper telephone wire.It's the traffic management you had to watch with Virgin as it used to last all day! Not sure if it's still like that or not.

lukec36

Do you have anything to back this claim up? Source please...



There's a pdf on their website that gives basic information but basically boils down to they can slow you down whenever they feel like. Sky don't have a traffic management policy as don't bt. Just because the service is run using bt's backhaul doesn't mean you will get the same service as bt likely prioritise their own users above third parties unless the company is paying lots of cash. Do you really believe sse is able to offer this package for less than bt themselves offer it but still maintain the same level of bandwidth and service quality. Plusnet slow down traffic only on peak times. But they have really good customer service and a comparable price to this offer which is why I would recommend them to the casual user over this.

UnclePotter

SSE are offering FREE ADSL broadband +£12 line rental for 24 … SSE are offering FREE ADSL broadband +£12 line rental for 24 months,then £8 a month.Also reduced prices on Fibre broadband



Shame they, like all the big providers got rid of all their no standing charge tarriffs when the government asked them to simplify them.

If you're a low user like me, that standing charge costs more than the electricity you use per month so this may still be more expensive even with the free broadband and you'll be locked in for 24 months too...

jco83

£12 for line rental is a good deal



It's not really, not unless you can't pay a years line rental in advance which will reduce it down to 12 quid a month with many providers.

sse really have bad customer service, almost non existent. try to call them to resolve a problem, even for moving home and see whether you can get it sorted in 45 minutes. even with this deal, I won't recommend taking sse

Personally I'd say steer well clear of SSE. As a company they are the worst. their custom service is diabolical and has cost my business and my landlords a lot of money. Their lack of communication and willingness to actually help you is very, very poor indeed.
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