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    Hi Guys,

    We have just moved into out new property on Friday and have taken advantage of the post offices home telephone service as there is no 12 month contract. I have had a look around at the different offers available in my area and created the below table:

    Line Rental BB Monthly Cost Connection Total Download
    Orange 10.5 6.5 17 0 306 Unlimited
    Tesco 11 8 19 0 342 Unlimited
    Talk Talk 11.49 6.99 18.48 69.99 402.63 40GB
    Plusnet 11.25 11.49 22.74 0 409.32 60GB
    Post Office25.5 0 25.5 0 459 Unlimited
    o2 9.5 17.5 27 0 486 Unlimited
    Virgin 11.99 14 25.99 35.99 503.81 Unlimited
    Sky 36.5 0 36.5 39.99 696.99 Unlimited
    BT 11.59 27.99 39.58 0 712.44 Unlimited

    Orange works out cheaper by a couple of £££ however does anyone have any feedback on any of the comapanys? The cost does play a huge part in it all as money is tight however we dont want to sign a contract and recieve a bad service.

    Thanks for your help and suggestions in advance.

    Sara x

    15 Comments

    Original Poster

    Opps just relised the rtable doesnt fit very well sorry guys

    O2 are great u got a mobile with them? (get it alot cheaper) also i can send refer a friend we both get £20 Amazon vouchers! PM me if interested.

    Original Poster

    HI Nutta, I did the O2 line checker and I am outside of their area hence the high price, was looking for feedback on the cheaper options x

    Ok no probs just avoid BT! Slow and expensive

    Are you in a cable area? Virgin BB is hard to beat imo. And if you're not in a contract with BT you could have your phone with Virgin.

    Edit: It appears that you are from your OP, so I'd say Virgin..........

    Original Poster

    Hi deek, Im not in a cabled area, however could get there service through the landline.

    Hi dcx_badass, has talk talk got any better? i remember quite alot of bad press when they first started.

    princesspeanut

    has talk talk got any better? i remember quite alot of bad press when … has talk talk got any better? i remember quite alot of bad press when they first started.



    They are still awful. Only use them as a last resort.

    Banned

    vm are the best imho

    £18.50 for 10mb BB and phone rental

    Banned

    and free local w/e calls

    just remember that the speeds will be upto with the exception of Virgin (assuming you are in their cable exchange). go to sam knows exchange checker and put in your postcode to see if your exchange is llu and pick the one that is.
    talk talk is an 18 month contract,
    sky usually do 6 months free line rental with deals

    Original Poster

    Hi csiman, not in a cabled area only gonna get about 3meg at a push lol

    Original Poster

    Hi boabbyrab,

    just checked and SKY and Talk Talk are LLU. Does anyone know if tesco broandband would be???

    princesspeanut

    Hi deek, Im not in a cabled area, however could get there service through … Hi deek, Im not in a cabled area, however could get there service through the landline.



    Ok, I was really just recommending cable over adsl in general. Not had any dealings with adsl as I can't get a reliable connection where I am so I only know about cable.

    I have heard positive comments on both o2 and talktalk though.

    As above look on the samknows website to see which services are available in your area. Orange recently handed control of their network back to BT, and BT wholesale services usually suffer from poor speeds in peak times.

    Orange are ok, I have their livebox can be fast but can occasionally lose connection for a few minutes for no reason. Avoid Talktalk unless they have improved massively.
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