Unlimited 76mb fibre broadband half price for 6 month at £9.99 with Plusnet.
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Unlimited 76mb fibre broadband half price for 6 month at £9.99 with Plusnet.

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Found 12th Mar 2013
Just noticed this deal is back on today for those that missed out over the new year. Note also their 40MB service is also half price for 6 months too.

£9.99 a month for 6 months Plus £13.99 a month line rental or £10.49 if you pay for 12 months line rental in advance.

Unlimited Fibre Broadband (upto 76Mb down and 19.5Mb up) : From £19.99 per month after the 6 months. To get these prices you need to be a market 2/3 customer.

Phone: £13.99 per month or £10.49 pm with advance annual payment (£125.88) with free weekend and evening calls to landlines.

Connection is free when you take both phone and broadband and you also get half price fibre (£9.99) for 6 months. (If you don't take Plusnets phone line together with the fibre, then connection is £50 and you will still need to have an active line from another provider using BT's network)

Free Router, but £5.99 p&p. It's compulsory that you are sent the router, but you can use your own if you already have one that you would prefer to use.

There is £38 TCB/Quidco cashback still.

18 month contract

Hopefully they have fixed the order bug that put everyone initially on a 40mb service. Keep an eye on this.

Edit! The offer ends in May! You still have time to get this.

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Original Poster

Just to add the normal broadband packages are also half price for 12 months. Cheap and cheerful.

Does Plusnet throttle or shape traffic?

http://goo.gl/9W9sQ

Edited by: "sphinxy" 12th Mar 2013

Got a month to get onto this HUKD:
"4.Only customers who order the service between 12th March, 2013 and 11th April, 2013 are eligible for this offer."

Like BT they include 0845 and 0870 in their 'free' (ie bundled) evening/weekend landline calls.

MKD

BA11

Installation charge £49.99, even when I added BB + Phone to basket.


If "installation charge", then are you sure it isn't for a phone line ? (eg if you are were on Virgin/NTL)
"6.If you need a new phone line installing at your property, there is a £49.99 installation charge."
MKD

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mk-donald

If "installation charge", then are you sure it isn't for a phone line ? … If "installation charge", then are you sure it isn't for a phone line ? (eg if you are were on Virgin/NTL)"6.If you need a new phone line installing at your property, there is a £49.99 installation charge."MKD



yes, it'll be for the phone line. But still...

if they dropped the charge for the phone line i would skip over to them but all the little extras add up

Like BT they include 0845 and 0870 in their 'free' (ie bundled) … Like BT they include 0845 and 0870 in their 'free' (ie bundled) evening/weekend landline calls.


Caller Display extra £1 (included in BT line rental)
Anonymous Call Reject £4 (included in BT line rental)
Special Numbers Bar N/A (included in BT line rental)

katya1971

if they dropped the charge for the phone line i would skip over to them … if they dropped the charge for the phone line i would skip over to them but all the little extras add up

I'd pay way more than £50 to get away from sky.

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nossa

I'd pay way more than £50 to get away from sky.



are you on Sky Fibre?

Have been wanting to get fttc for some time and missed the last one
Looks like I will miss this too as open reach have now changed the uplift of cabinet p47 in bracknell from march 2013 to march 2014. Not impressed

Having to take a phone line kills every great BB deal stone dead for me. I live in my dad's house and he wangled a corking deal for the phone on BT and won't swap.

Might well have to switch from Virgin to BT but last time he spoke to them they said he'd lose his current deal. Hopefully they might be more forthcoming if we yry again...

Alot faster than the "100mb" I'm charged for by Virgin. Also, when you factor in that once you actually begin downloading, your speed is cut down dramatically, this trumps it.

I pay a lot more for Virgin too, over half of my downloads are corrupt, the service is almost none existent. My son was gifted a PS Vita, something I was unhappy about, but, it was a gift. PS+ is absolutely useless. Virgin have a known problem with corrupt downloads, which is ever more present (in my area, but also others) with Sony servers. I've been unable to download one game, so the service from Sony is also another cost which Virgin prevent me from utilizing. The main gripe is, they have no idea what the issue is, so it is likely to last months, if not years.

£25 compared to £31 with BT, and that is without the six months at half price which isn't something existing customers can get, and some Quidco.

I wonder if BT are willing to negotiate?

Ross81

Does Plusnet throttle or shape traffic?



Yes they do.

You can pay for a premium add on where they throttle you less for an extra £5 per month.

Goto this page and expand out the package you want to look at to see what they do:
plus.net/sup…tml

I'm with them, service is ok, drops now and again, router is terrible so advise buying your own and using that instead.

I think they are the best that currently offer fibre, best of a bad bunch :-)

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eiamhere69

Alot faster than the "100mb" I'm charged for by Virgin. Also, when you … Alot faster than the "100mb" I'm charged for by Virgin. Also, when you factor in that once you actually begin downloading, your speed is cut down dramatically, this trumps it.I pay a lot more for Virgin too, over half of my downloads are corrupt, the service is almost none existent. My son was gifted a PS Vita, something I was unhappy about, but, it was a gift. PS+ is absolutely useless. Virgin have a known problem with corrupt downloads, which is ever more present (in my area, but also others) with Sony servers. I've been unable to download one game, so the service from Sony is also another cost which Virgin prevent me from utilizing. The main gripe is, they have no idea what the issue is, so it is likely to last months, if not years.



...and you're using SH as router, right?

Original Poster

You also get mcafee free on fibre unlimited product. I updated the expiry date. Like most services extras always cost more but no other fibre operator.

EE are also doing a half price fibre for 6 months on their 38mb service at £7.50 a month. They charge the full 13.99 for line rental. Of course you have to be a mobile customer to get that price. Otherwise £10/£20. So not really cheaper.

Yes they do traffic management where they will slow down your download speed for things like p2p during peak hours. So instead of you being able to download at speeds of 70meg, you'll be limited to about 500kb. So a 1GB film that would normally take a max of 10 minutes, would take you a day or more!!!
Im with BT and they do not do traffic management with new contracts from 1st of Feb 2013. Sky also do not do traffic management. So if you are someone who does not want to be slowed down, then I say go with BT or Sky!

gummby

You also get mcafee free on fibre unlimited product. I updated the expiry … You also get mcafee free on fibre unlimited product. I updated the expiry date. Like most services extras always cost more but no other fibre operator.EE are also doing a half price fibre for 6 months on their 38mb service at £7.50 a month. They charge the full 13.99 for line rental. Of course you have to be a mobile customer to get that price. Otherwise £10/£20. So not really cheaper.



lol, yes I am.

I don't have another router at the moment. Have you experienced this problem?
Edited by: "eiamhere69" 12th Mar 2013

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whytrigg

Yes they do.You can pay for a premium add on where they throttle you less … Yes they do.You can pay for a premium add on where they throttle you less for an extra £5 per month.Goto this page and expand out the package you want to look at to see what they do:http://www.plus.net/support/broadband/speed_guide/download_speeds.shtmlI'm with them, service is ok, drops now and again, router is terrible so advise buying your own and using that instead.I think they are the best that currently offer fibre, best of a bad bunch :-)



Well you have other options like Zen/Eclipse and Vispa who are smaller providers but they charge a bit more for their products but may offer a better service.
Zen internet £23.99 a month for only 20gb usage. Of course with Zen you pay for what you get. All about finding the right solution.

Plusnet is a mainstream product priced affordably. The question is in 18 months will this network be overloaded?


Edited by: "gummby" 12th Mar 2013

BA11

...and you're using SH as router, right?



Lol, yes I am. Have your experienced this problem?
Edited by: "eiamhere69" 12th Mar 2013

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eiamhere69

Lol, yes I am. Have your experienced this problem?



no. I use my own router.

d84rk_knight

Yes they do traffic management where they will slow down your download … Yes they do traffic management where they will slow down your download speed for things like p2p during peak hours. So instead of you being able to download at speeds of 70meg, you'll be limited to about 500kb. So a 1GB film that would normally take a max of 10 minutes, would take you a day or more!!!Im with BT and they do not do traffic management with new contracts from 1st of Feb 2013. Sky also do not do traffic management. So if you are someone who does not want to be slowed down, then I say go with BT or Sky!


what are you talking about man? I signed up for plusnet last time they had same offer. almost 2 months now. no traffic management, no throttling. can't recommend more.

BT is £20/month for 3 months, then £26/month after. 18 month contract. 76meg speed.
Sky is £20/month - 12 month contract. 40meg speed

I signed up to this deal in January this year and what a mistake I changed from my previous provider and was getting a steady 66mb within 1mb, changed to plusnet the router supplied doesn’t give you anything near 7mb wirelessly and if I want to get at least 17mb I need to constantly connect to the Ethernet port, they change my telephone number and I keep getting bombarded by PPI and debt collectors calling all day every day, I have had to lodge a complaint with ofcom and ombudsman, they keep taking money out my account for extras even when I haven’t signed up to any, it’s not a good deal if you don’t get what you want I am not the only person to receive this bad service check out thinkbroadband. I wish someone had told me what to expect from Plusnet I would have stayed with my previous provider I change because of the deal.
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d84rk_knight

BT is £20/month for 3 months, then £26/month after. 18 month contract. 7 … BT is £20/month for 3 months, then £26/month after. 18 month contract. 76meg speed.Sky is £20/month - 12 month contract. 40meg speed



Sky do 76mb as well if you phone them and ask for sky fibre optic pro, it's £30 a month, but if you have line rental with them and do it 12 months in advance then it's only £9.95 a month for the line rental, so it makes the pro only £25 a month on a 12 month contract .
Edited by: "philmitchell" 12th Mar 2013

eiamhere69

Lol, yes I am. Have your experienced this problem?



I guess you're using wifi for the speed test not a hard wire?

d84rk_knight

BT is £20/month for 3 months, then £26/month after. 18 month contract. 7 … BT is £20/month for 3 months, then £26/month after. 18 month contract. 76meg speed.Sky is £20/month - 12 month contract. 40meg speed


but this deal is about plusnet, right?
9.99/mth for 6 months, and then 19.99 on 18 months contract. download up to 76Mb/s, upload up to 19Mb/s
if you pay landline in advance after breaking down it gives you 10.50/mth
conclusion.. plusnet the best.
I'm getting solid 72/17Mb/s

Edited by: "sosen1327" 12th Mar 2013

Moved to them on the 22nd Febuary on the Unlimited Fibre had nothing but trouble come 5pm - 11pm sometimes earlier and sometimes later..Off peak I get 70Mbps(Fibre box only 250m down road) Peak time anything from 1Mbps - 32Mbps..I am trying to see if I can get out of the contract and move eleswhere!!!!

dont forget TCB and BT OFFER £202 for new fibre phone deals at the moment

eiamhere69

Alot faster than the "100mb" I'm charged for by Virgin. Also, when you … Alot faster than the "100mb" I'm charged for by Virgin. Also, when you factor in that once you actually begin downloading, your speed is cut down dramatically, this trumps it.I pay a lot more for Virgin too, over half of my downloads are corrupt, the service is almost none existent. My son was gifted a PS Vita, something I was unhappy about, but, it was a gift. PS+ is absolutely useless. Virgin have a known problem with corrupt downloads, which is ever more present (in my area, but also others) with Sony servers. I've been unable to download one game, so the service from Sony is also another cost which Virgin prevent me from utilizing. The main gripe is, they have no idea what the issue is, so it is likely to last months, if not years.



I had that when I moved to London. You need to use the Superhub as a modem and then use a separate router. I used my old Virgin Media router (the D-Link one from before the Superhub) with DD-WRT flashed to it, but you can just buy any standard £15 cable router and it'll work, and that'll solve the problem. Annoying as hell that you have to pay to fix it but oh well, at least it can be fixed.

BT own Plusnet so I suppose it depends what you think to BT. Personally BT have been good to me with the deals.

seems a great deal but cant see my self leaving virgin 120mb running sweet as a nut two tivo boxs Xl tv and phone for £50 a month

Threaten to leave your current ISP for this deal and they will match it. EE matched Plusnet's deal over the new year for me

sosen1327

what are you talking about man? I signed up for plusnet last time they … what are you talking about man? I signed up for plusnet last time they had same offer. almost 2 months now. no traffic management, no throttling. can't recommend more.



Oh funny that, because they say they manage traffic and explain how on their own website

plus.net/sup…tml

You should ring them up and let them know they've made a mistake :-)

76mb?

That's rubbish, I need at least 2 of those gigabite things.

the porter

dont forget TCB and BT OFFER £202 for new fibre phone deals at the moment



Only for new customer. I went with shareholders deal and extended the contract for 12 months.

i signed up a few days ago, got 3 months 1/2 price but didnt have to pay the £50 install fee

wow - i wouldnt know what to do with 76mb! but the other deals are interesting

d84rk_knight

Yes they do traffic management where they will slow down your download … Yes they do traffic management where they will slow down your download speed for things like p2p during peak hours. So instead of you being able to download at speeds of 70meg, you'll be limited to about 500kb. So a 1GB film that would normally take a max of 10 minutes, would take you a day or more!!!Im with BT and they do not do traffic management with new contracts from 1st of Feb 2013. Sky also do not do traffic management. So if you are someone who does not want to be slowed down, then I say go with BT or Sky!


They have traffic prioritisation at a local level - no management as of Dec 2012 on the unlimited package.

If you're downloading via P2P and get a Skype call then your Skype data gets priorty over the P2P - this is done only at a local level and you get whatever capacity is at the exchange / your connection speed. Plusnet have categorically stated that you'll get full bandwidth without traffic shaping.
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