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  • #15858
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    So our Plusnet contract is coming to an end and I love  there prices, but we are now looking to drift back to BT Broadband Fibre 1 or Fibre 2 packages but cannot find any good deals at the moment?

    Any body seen any interesting BT offers lately ?

    In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).

    #15869
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    Not seen any deals yet, I’m guessing Black Friday isn’t too far away so they are keeping any deals for then?  Can you wait that long or is your contract ending imminently?  Not moving to FTTP and loosing your land line or moving to VOIP :)

    Unfortunately I wont be able to take advantage of any deals (unless it is a upgrade to existing Fibre 1) as my contract doesn’t end till May next year.  I’m tempted to go FTTP but the cost is still a bit high, had a email today offering me FTTP for £39.99 – bit steep.  My existing contract i got for around £23 or £24 a month and i pay line rental up front so that reduces monthly bill substantially :) but even so, £24 to £39.99 for there basic FTTP, still bit price for me anyway.

    Kev

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    next month is when contract with Plusnet is finished, so I can afford to wait a little bit longer

    Black Friday is November 26, 2021 so not long to wait for those great BT offers

    In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).

    #16081
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    Hi @UK Sentinel,

    Check out BT sites again, I just looked and they are offering FTTP 150mb for quiet a good price, compared to what they were offering before so might be the same for you, worth checking.  Maybe they starting there BB deals earlier than Black Friday this year? or its a misprint and tomorrow morning I’ll find different prices lol

    Kev

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    Thanks for reminding me, just had a look, alas for my area we cannot get Ultrafast Full Fibre currently, around 2023-5 is the eta via BT.

    We can get FTTC so Fibre 2 offering  (67 /19) which was around £34 with a telephone number (ouch)

    Seems with a telephone number price has dropped to £32 ish ?

    In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).

    #16084
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    Hi ,

    Just been on chat with BT, unfortunately wont be moving to it.  The price they showed was £20 a month BUT it seems that is only because i have paid line rental up front.  My plan was to drop the line rental and have the FTTP for £20 a month meaning its a bit cheaper than what I pay now.  Unfortunately, the £20 was because I paid line rental, if I got rid of the BT line, the price goes up to £39.99 which isn’t a viable option for me.

    Shame as I can’t see why they make it £20 ONLY if you pay BT line rental, if not its basically £40 but surely if you get rid of the line, there is nothing they need to support other than the FTTP and the £20 is only for the 150 connection so seems either way you pay £40 – either you split it 50/50 for the line and BB or its £40 for the BB.

    Bit daft, especially as they want to get rid of the BT lines anyway and move to voip….

    So just to make you aware incase you get an attractive offer, its likely to not be as it seems :)

    I realise the FTTP is fairly ne etc so I guess in time, it will reduce to be more affordable, especially when people catch on that they are giving up the BT line but still paying the same amount just for the internet only :)

    Kev

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    BT are not the cheapest – they have a lot of copper lines to maintain, so full fibre with no Copper line support is the way to go for us when it arrives in our area

    In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).

    #16088
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    Yes, thats what I wanted but effectively you are paying £40 for just FTTP.  If you keep the copper line, then its £20 copper, £20 FTTP…. so effectively they still get £40 for just FTTP and effectively cut there costs overall so I suspect when it becomes more main stream, they will have to reduce the costs as can’t see people paying that in future, at the moment its new so obviously they want to recoup costs, just like when 80mb fibre came out originally, was high costs.. over £50 a month i beleive but its come down considerably now.

    Kev

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    I did read the other day that BT was/ had gone thru a cost-saving programme as they was the possibility of a takeover bid from its largest shareholder Patrick Drahi.

    So hopefully once this has settled down and BT Fibre is more widespread, as you say, prices should drop

    In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).

    #16452
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    So today (Black Friday) via (https://www.bt.com/products/broadband) I can purchase

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    BT Fibre 1 – (no telephone number) for £0 for 3 months and then £28.99 for 24 month contract

    No Fibre 2 not available via the above URL

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    Via https://www.bt.com/broadband/fibre/

    BT Fibre 2 is available for £0 for 3 months and then £32.99 for 24 month contract

    BT Fibre 1 is available for £0 for 3 months and then £28.99 for 24 month contract

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    Plusnets equivalent of BT Fibre 2 is £23.95 but no £0 for 3 months and it is an 18 month contract

    I will check again over the weekend etc. and on Monday as last week I spotted BT Fibre 2 for £29.99, so prices do fluctuate

     

     

     

    In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).

    #16460
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    Yes, not too much saving to be had this year it seems…

    For me, I see the same £0 for 3 months then higher prices than last year and they want to tie you in for longer periods now i.e 24 months.  Last time I renewed it was 18 month contracts, up from 12 months the time before.

    I suspect I will have to renew wit them again in May as doubt many other providers will offer much else or fibre with no line rental costs but hopefully in couple of years time, I can drop the line and just have fttp for £25-30 max prices. as by then I suspect will see more providers available to me.

    What you plan on doing? go with PlusNet, if no better prices?

    I do think as competitors grow and can also provide FTTP, BT will drop or lower costs of BT voice/line, at present, if I went to FTTP I have no option of getting BT voice, which I don’t need as I got separate VOIP provider now.

    Kev

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    #16462
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    Only other provider I seen that *may* be cheaper is Talk talk but i’m a little weary after there data breaches etc.  Never been with talk talk for anything, not even Mobile.

    Kev

    #16463
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    Talk talk / Plusnet and others do not offer IPv6 so looking to BT for this and see if this helps with my Sons Fifa 22 gameplay etc.

    FTTP is not in my area as yet, so BT is looking the only realistic option for myself

    In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).

    #16465
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    Hi,

    Interesting, didn’t realise games had moved to requiring IPv6.. shows how long ago I last played a game on my PC LOL

    Fingers crossed IPv6 works for you.

    Kev

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