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Author Topic: Plusnet Low & High cost area  (Read 22588 times)

aesmith

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Re: Plusnet Low & High cost area
« Reply #75 on: February 17, 2016, 03:54:53 PM »

Is that because you've only got 20CN ADSL1 available though?
That was my guess, but Zen said otherwise.
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Re: Plusnet Low & High cost area
« Reply #76 on: February 17, 2016, 05:49:02 PM »

I make that were PN to equalise costs at the current low cost area rate, the revenue loss for ADSL (all types) would be ~6.75%

However, the question is whether the current price loading on low cost end users is/ is meant to be a be a deterrent; would equalisation be to PN's commercial advantage. If not the common price might be higher than we might imagine. What do you think of my thoughts, I wonder?
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Re: Plusnet Low & High cost area
« Reply #77 on: February 18, 2016, 04:09:55 PM »

There are ISPs who charge the same fee regardless of whether an exchange is Market A or B  - including ironically Plusnet under the John Lewis brand.

They even advertise it as a selling point:

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Same price wherever you live

Unlike some other broadband providers, our prices are the same for everyone regardless of where you live.

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Re: Plusnet Low & High cost area
« Reply #78 on: February 18, 2016, 05:53:32 PM »

@gt94sss2
 Of course we all know that, but what those companies do must be for the sake of their individual commercial needs. I would dare suggest that enforcing common pricing might have on PN EUs different from those expected from pure mathematical calculations.
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Re: Plusnet Low & High cost area
« Reply #79 on: February 19, 2016, 07:19:35 AM »

However, the question is whether the current price loading on low cost end users is/ is meant to be a be a deterrent; would equalisation be to PN's commercial advantage. If not the common price might be higher than we might imagine. What do you think of my thoughts, I wonder?

Do you think end users in high cost areas may be on longer/worse lines and therefore cost more to support?   However if this was the case they could just as easily not offer service in those areas.
« Last Edit: February 19, 2016, 11:27:54 AM by aesmith »
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Re: Plusnet Low & High cost area
« Reply #80 on: February 19, 2016, 07:26:58 AM »

Not sure I understand question. is there a typo or whatever in the post?
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Re: Plusnet Low & High cost area
« Reply #81 on: February 19, 2016, 09:12:30 AM »

However, the question is whether the current price loading on low cost end users is/ is meant to be a be a deterrent; would equalisation be to PN's commercial advantage. If not the common price might be higher than we might imagine. What do you think of my thoughts, I wonder?

Do you mean the current price loading on high cost end users?

Surely, low cost users (the majority) are where BTw have more freedom to set prices - its the high cost areas where they have to charge more than they might otherwise?

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Re: Plusnet Low & High cost area
« Reply #82 on: February 19, 2016, 11:27:10 AM »

Not sure I understand question. is there a typo or whatever in the post?
Yes - two typos, which I'll correct because otherwise it makes no sense at all.
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Re: Plusnet Low & High cost area
« Reply #83 on: February 19, 2016, 11:34:44 AM »

By the way, another high cost/low cost operator is Pulse 8 although they have a price difference for phone line as well as for DSL making the total difference greater than Plusnet.   Low cost area, ADSL and phone line = 25/month.   High cost is 41/month.
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Re: Plusnet Low & High cost area
« Reply #84 on: February 19, 2016, 05:54:02 PM »

However, the question is whether the current price loading on low cost end users is/ is meant to be a be a deterrent; would equalisation be to PN's commercial advantage. If not the common price might be higher than we might imagine. What do you think of my thoughts, I wonder?

Do you mean the current price loading on high cost end users?

Surely, low cost users (the majority) are where BTw have more freedom to set prices - its the high cost areas where they have to charge more than they might otherwise?
My post wasn't well checked was it? :-[ Definitely the loading on high cost end users was meant.
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Re: Plusnet Low & High cost area
« Reply #85 on: March 14, 2016, 07:16:23 PM »

Was just using the Kitz advert on the forums and it was PlusNet so gave it a go with postcode and telephone number and this is what I get.

Just interested to see other forum users price plan using the link 
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Re: Plusnet Low & High cost area
« Reply #86 on: March 14, 2016, 08:31:58 PM »

I used the link, entered some details and then tried to find the equivalent page of output.

Here follows the best I could find (for EABSE) --
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Re: Plusnet Low & High cost area
« Reply #87 on: March 14, 2016, 09:11:13 PM »

Six months free the same as me then the difference is seen you are charged 14.99 per month and me I get charged 22.39 a difference of 7.40 monthly then multiply 7.40 X 18 months = 133.2.

that is how much I pay being in a high cost area for broadband & phone this is just downright discrimination any way you look at it.

Discrimination is treatment or consideration of, or making a distinction in favor of or against, a person or thing based on the group, class, or category to which that person or thing is perceived to belong to rather than on individual merit.
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Re: Plusnet Low & High cost area
« Reply #88 on: March 15, 2016, 06:54:15 AM »

Running the check for a neighbouring address ...
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