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    BT Line Rental rip off

    Hi all,

    Moving into my first student house this month and am trying to sort out the internet for the house.
    I was previously looking at the £10 a month for 16GB internet from O2.

    I've now been told that the house doesn't currently have a BT phone line. Does this means I'm going to have to spend an extra £100 over the year getting it installed? How does this work? Will it be cheaper if I get internet with BT? Is O2 broadband any good - heard any praise/horror stories?

    Lot of questions I know but just trying to get this sorted out!

    Cheers!

    25 Comments

    yeah you need a bt line so you will have to pay for a bt line to be fixed to your house and then pay bt £10 a month for the line rental.
    Yes o2 broadband is probably the best, bt broadband is good but very expensive..

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    Whatever route you chose, you would always have the line rental aspect to take into account.

    Remember also that it is usually a 12 month contract.

    Get mobile broadband with 3. Half price line rental too onsome plans and quidco

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    £124 for a BT installation then £10 per month rental then £10 per month to o2. total for initial year £364

    Doubt you will get 16gb though.

    sky will pay for your bt installation if you take out a contract.

    Avoid BT Internet at all costs.

    Check the contract term with any ISP, some are very long.

    I have BT internet, no issues at all here, infact just renewed contract and on top package, for 6mths free then £22.99 per mth, plus new homehub sent out to me.
    I would probably say if your with BT for braodband they may waiver the fee for you, they did for us.

    amcol;2769179

    I have BT internet, no issues at all here, infact just renewed contract … I have BT internet, no issues at all here, infact just renewed contract and on top package, for 6mths free then £22.99 per mth, plus new homehub sent out to me.I would probably say if your with BT for braodband they may waiver the fee for you, they did for us.




    £ 22.99 a month, you can get a decent ISP for less than that.;-)

    No stitch in contracts or throttled lines either.:roll:

    amcol;2769179

    I have BT internet, no issues at all here, infact just renewed contract … I have BT internet, no issues at all here, infact just renewed contract and on top package, for 6mths free then £22.99 per mth, plus new homehub sent out to me.I would probably say if your with BT for braodband they may waiver the fee for you, they did for us.



    Me too - I was 4 months into an 18 months contract and phoned them up to say they were too expensive so they gave me 6 months free and then 12 months at £14.99 on the 8MB package if I took a new 18 month contract and they sent me the new black home hub.

    of course I accepted - was already in a contract with them for 14 months :whistling:

    never had a problem with BT though but if I did they have free calls to helplines etc unlike some ISP's

    Yes, you will need to pay £125 for installation BT charge. Both BT and O2 are 1 year contracts. O2 internet is brilliant...best choice for cheap internet

    Since you are renting, just talk to your landlord and he/she will likely be willing to split the installation cost with you.

    Inactive;2770612

    £ 22.99 a month, you can get a decent ISP for less than that.;-)No stitch … £ 22.99 a month, you can get a decent ISP for less than that.;-)No stitch in contracts or throttled lines either.:roll:



    All my speeds have been fine, never had one problem to call helpline....it worked out same cost as O2 as they arent in my area and i have no O2 phone to bring the price down.

    So basically sticking to what i know, am happy with. Also with there all inclusive phone calls for an extra 14.99 it works out cheaper than sky for phone calls, so for £38 a mth i get steady connection, all phone calls included and im happy, better than the £80 per mth i have been paying them previously for phone calls, bb and line rental, plus get 2 phone lines as with hub its an extra number. TBH cant go wrong really especially as its saving me money.
    One thing i like about the hub has its own firewall in it and it has the new "n" technology for wireless, so future proof.

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    amcol;2770827

    All my speeds have been fine, never had one problem to call … All my speeds have been fine, never had one problem to call helpline....it worked out same cost as O2 as they arent in my area and i have no O2 phone to bring the price down. So basically sticking to what i know, am happy with. Also with there all inclusive phone calls for an extra 14.99 it works out cheaper than sky for phone calls, so for £38 a mth i get steady connection, all phone calls included and im happy, better than the £80 per mth i have been paying them previously for phone calls, bb and line rental, plus get 2 phone lines as with hub its an extra number. TBH cant go wrong really especially as its saving me money.One thing i like about the hub has its own firewall in it and it has the new "n" technology for wireless, so future proof.


    £80 per month :w00t:

    I think that must be some kind of record.

    csiman;2771332

    £80 per month :w00t:I think that must be some kind of record.



    That was for broadband line rental, phone line rental and ALL calls i made via the house phone!!! Not just broadband lol

    Just to ley you know, you can have a line installed for £29.99 if you go into an 18 month contract with BT for the line. I just ordered mine for my new house. Not many of the sales agents know much about this offer, but just quote it to them when you ring up. I think it expires end of September.

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    amcol;2775466

    That was for broadband line rental, phone line rental and ALL calls i … That was for broadband line rental, phone line rental and ALL calls i made via the house phone!!! Not just broadband lol


    Even so, you were getting ripped off I;m afraid. never heard of anyone paying that amount.

    I pay £15.50 for line rental, 2mb unlimited broadband and free evening and weekend calls with VM.

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    mykeyb;2775520

    Just to ley you know, you can have a line installed for £29.99 if you go … Just to ley you know, you can have a line installed for £29.99 if you go into an 18 month contract with BT for the line. I just ordered mine for my new house. Not many of the sales agents know much about this offer, but just quote it to them when you ring up. I think it expires end of September.


    Let us know what the installation is like. My brother had to take 4 days off work before they finally turned up. Took 3 months from order to correct install. He had 2 bills before it was even installed (£125 / £335 :w00t:).

    I just had basic line rental and spending 4-5hrs a phone at night, as well as several phone calls in the day!!!

    It worked out cheaper than when i was with VM hence the move to BT. and now its even cheaper, on VM our bills were approx £100+ a mth!
    Our phone is used horrendously but now with BT for £14.99 i get free calls 24/7

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    amcol;2778123

    I just had basic line rental and spending 4-5hrs a phone at night, as … I just had basic line rental and spending 4-5hrs a phone at night, as well as several phone calls in the day!!! It worked out cheaper than when i was with VM hence the move to BT. and now its even cheaper, on VM our bills were approx £100+ a mth!Our phone is used horrendously but now with BT for £14.99 i get free calls 24/7


    4-5 hours a night!

    are you doing tele-sales from home?

    Nah just chat a lot to people pmsl.....normally mother in law i spend 3hrs on phone to at least, then my friend sometimes 3 hrs lol

    The installation should be OK as I'll be doing it myself. I work for Openreach, the part of bt that does all the installation work.

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    amcol;2779490

    Nah just chat a lot to people pmsl.....normally mother in law i spend … Nah just chat a lot to people pmsl.....normally mother in law i spend 3hrs on phone to at least, then my friend sometimes 3 hrs lol


    blimey! bet you wish you had Virgin as you can get talk unlimited for £4 per month (free local calls anytime).

    Had virgin, spent more with them, dont ask how but i paid a lot more with them, hence the change to BT but now can get everything with BT for £14 a mth line rental with free national/local calls.

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    amcol;2791900

    Had virgin, spent more with them, dont ask how but i paid a lot more with … Had virgin, spent more with them, dont ask how but i paid a lot more with them, hence the change to BT but now can get everything with BT for £14 a mth line rental with free national/local calls.


    yep - you defo have a good deal now :thumbsup:
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