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    Short term internet provider (That doesn't require a BT line)

    Hey everyone,
    We're in a bit of a sticky situation here. To cut a long story short, a former housemate has left us all in a bad position. We used to have virgin media until he moved out and rather than transfer the contract over, he just canceled it on us. This leaves us with a problem, we're all uni students and need interenet access, but we're only going to be living in that house until around July. Virgin requires a 12 month contract and most ISP's require a BT phone line (which also requires a 12 month contract). BT isn't willing, in any way, shape or form, to give us a phone line for anything less than 12 months, so that's no help to us.

    Does anyone know of an ISP that doesn't require a BT phone line or a minimum contract of more than 6 months?
    Thanks!

    P.S. Sorry if this is the wrong place to ask, but I figure all you bargain hunters out there would know of such a thing, should it exist.

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    Are you all 2nd or 3rd years? Can someone just not take out the line and the contract and then transfer it when you move in July - this is what I did. You can always change the name too. Sorry if I have misunderstood!

    Otherwise :
    about-broadband.co.uk/all…and

    broadband-finder.co.uk/com…tml

    Original Poster

    Yeah that's an option, but we're not sure if where we're moving to will actually have a BT line or virgin support, it can't be certain =\

    I've already mentioned this in another thread today!!!....We were students with virgin media and after 9 months moved out. no one wanted to take the package with them so we phoned up customer services and said that we were moving abroad. they accepted this and we weren't charged a cancelation fee. might be worth giving that a shot too!

    Original Poster

    ooo, that's good to know, thanks!

    just get the person who is named on the bill to phone up at the end, and pretend you're living alone or something....dont let it slip that you are a big group or they might catch on. this isn't a defo thing by the way, although i do know a couple of others who tried it and were successful

    Your gonna need a landline for any ADSL service, so it doesn't look like you'll be doing that? What about highspeed mobile broadband from the likes of 3 (also offer a PAYG service now) probably not great for sharing but you could get them individually(]info)

    if you have no bt line and want short/no contract, depending on your location you might be able to go wireless.

    here's a list of wireless broadband providers thinkbroadband.com/faq…tml
    better yet, ask around in thinkbroad.com wireless forum. those guys over there are brilliant and i'm sure they can give you recommendations in which isp to go for.

    mmk1125;1484046

    if you have no bt line and want short/no contract, depending on your … if you have no bt line and want short/no contract, depending on your location you might be able to go wireless.


    A student area? I'm sure they could go wireless no problem. The student area in Newcastle has many an unsecured network that I happen to stumble upon looking for a BT Openzone.

    Paddy_o_furniture;1484067

    A student area? I'm sure they could go wireless no problem. The student … A student area? I'm sure they could go wireless no problem. The student area in Newcastle has many an unsecured network that I happen to stumble upon looking for a BT Openzone.



    a bit late with the edit, I meant wireless broadband providers :thumbsup:

    I knew what you meant, just saying if you look you may find one. Not that I'm telling you to use it. My neighbours is unsecured and I've told them countless times, but they have no intention of setting up WPA, WEP or MAC address filtering. Ihave to use WEP due to the DS not liking WEP, it's a deterret but not a great one I know.

    :prop:Try
    [url]www.mynow.co.uk[/url]
    Its 100% wireless.Don't need any telephone cable. Probably 12mth contract but can take any where with you.
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