Want broadband but don't want home phone line.

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Found 30th Sep 2009
I want to get rid of my phone line as I hardly use it but I still want to use broadband. Anyone know of the best option to take? I am currently on talktalk.

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need land line unless wirelss via laptop and one of the big mobile operators..

Original Poster

rob585;6439167

need land line unless wirelss via laptop and one of the big mobile … need land line unless wirelss via laptop and one of the big mobile operators..



Yes this is what I want I think but is it expensive

Laptop,and get a dongle and top it up each time when the credit runs out or something,not too sure about them exactly cos I got phoneline with BB.

Mum2Connor&Cerys;6439191

Laptop,and get a dongle and top it up each time when the credit runs out … Laptop,and get a dongle and top it up each time when the credit runs out or something,not too sure about them exactly cos I got phoneline with BB.


+1 or get virgin media.

Or cable, if you in a cable area.

I'm on 3 mobile broadband. One off payment of £10 for a dongle then £15 per month on a rolling contract for 5gb of internet.

If you have cable in your area, Virgin will do just broadband.

Original Poster

Unfortunately no cable or no free broadband in our area. so I will have a look at dongles. As I don't use internet that much it would have to be pay as you go.

im intrigued as to why you dont want the phone line?

some exchanges have wireless within them, so if you live close enough you could get that..mine has but i dont use it...its called Kijoma.......

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Lofty124;6439279

im intrigued as to why you dont want the phone line?



Everyone now has mobiles in the house and after paying more than thirty pounds a month for broadband, line and calls I am hoping to cut costs down

Lofty124;6439279

im intrigued as to why you dont want the phone line?



They already said why, they hardly use it.

There are only 2 options:

Virgin Media Cable, though the deals packs with TV + phoneline do offer better value, you might find the phoneline works out almost free anyway.

3G Dongles, for permanent use one of the three 15gb deals when it comes up half price probably best, but you can't easily have it shared between computers (you can plug it into a desktop and leave that on 24/7 with internet connection sharing turned on, a £15 wifi router won't do though), and you would be subject to all the problems of mobile phone signal dropouts / weather adversity etc. You also cannot get genuinely unlimited usage.

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Awaken;6439561

There are only 2 options:Virgin Media Cable, though the deals packs with … There are only 2 options:Virgin Media Cable, though the deals packs with TV + phoneline do offer better value, you might find the phoneline works out almost free anyway.3G Dongles, for permanent use one of the three 15gb deals when it comes up half price probably best, but you can't easily have it shared between computers (you can plug it into a desktop and leave that on 24/7 with internet connection sharing turned on, a £15 wifi router won't do though), and you would be subject to all the problems of mobile phone signal dropouts / weather adversity etc. You also cannot get genuinely unlimited usage.



Thanks for that but I don't have cable in my area and I also only want a pay as you go dongle. I am now looking at the 3 dongles but i haven't found a good price for one yet!

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dcx_badass;6439664

Dongles are a poor alternative for home broadband, you should be able to … Dongles are a poor alternative for home broadband, you should be able to get your talk talk down to £17.50 for line rental, broadband and free calls evening and weekends.



In our area the exchange is not unbundled so we have to pay 12.99 a month for broadband on top of calls and phone line

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dcx_badass;6439820

Use this:http://www.talktalkmembers.com/content/view/142/156/and … Use this:http://www.talktalkmembers.com/content/view/142/156/and this:http://www.talktalkmembers.com/content/view/109/149/See if there's a date when it's been unbundled.



Thank you for your help I have already done this and my exchange states there is no plans to unbundled the exchange at all

Original Poster

I have been looking a the three dongle I think its the best option but as a pay as you go one. Thanks rep left

virgin broadband L is £25 a month including phone line and £20 without?
the XL broadband is £31 with phone line, £30 without

if you live in ireland, which i dont suppose you do theres irish broadband, but its total shizzle

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markeh;6440105

virgin broadband L is £25 a month including phone line and £20 w … virgin broadband L is £25 a month including phone line and £20 without?the XL broadband is £31 with phone line, £30 withoutif you live in ireland, which i dont suppose you do theres irish broadband, but its total shizzle



No can't get virgin and no I don't live in Ireland.

Thats the trouble as I live in the sticks

doh sorry didnt read all the posts :-D

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you may have trouble with mobile bb then if you live in the sticks, 3 can be hit and miss so id get a dongle and try it before you go cancelling anything:)

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casparwhite;6440402

you may have trouble with mobile bb then if you live in the sticks, 3 can … you may have trouble with mobile bb then if you live in the sticks, 3 can be hit and miss so id get a dongle and try it before you go cancelling anything:)



we are on 3 network for mobile phones and the reception is fine so I am presuming that a three dongle would be fine for broadband

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bluebindy123;6440492

we are on 3 network for mobile phones and the reception is fine so I am … we are on 3 network for mobile phones and the reception is fine so I am presuming that a three dongle would be fine for broadband



possibly but id check with a dongle first if i were you tbh, i found when using it i needed an extension and to have it hanging out the window to get a decent reception as pages would just hang frequently

bluebindy123;6440492

we are on 3 network for mobile phones and the reception is fine so I am … we are on 3 network for mobile phones and the reception is fine so I am presuming that a three dongle would be fine for broadband



Possibly not, check before you buy.
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