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Author Topic: Frustrated by BT constant price hikes  (Read 8299 times)

tommy45

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Re: Frustrated by BT constant price hikes
« Reply #30 on: July 17, 2016, 03:33:11 AM »

Well all the 100 give a ways to new customers  don't help keep prices lower , then there are those annoying ads to pay for no wonder they keep hiking the line rental and calls,
Best thing to do is switch line rental to a cheaper supplier , i did
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kitzuser87430

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Re: Frustrated by BT constant price hikes
« Reply #31 on: July 17, 2016, 08:36:17 AM »

I migrated from plusnet last October (after my 12 discount); I have given up changing providers every 12 months especially as I am on a market A exchange with only BT on adsl max.

I came to the conclusion to keep good single thread throughput at peak times I will have to stay with BTr or plusnet, both of these cp's are (i seem to remember) openreach care level 2, 48 hrs after fault reported.

Total non-discounted price about 39/month with high call charges.

I moved line rental to a small supplier with 1 ppm call charges and rental of 13.80, Caller display 1.00. This has an OpenReach care level of 1 (next working day)

I moved adsl to BT business 24/month also with care level 1; special offer 6 months free.

This week I had an email notifying of a 2.80/ month price increase from BTb, so I had a quick look at adsl pricing again, no-one  was much cheaper, so  I phoned the contact number in the price increase email.

After a 2 minute conversation I was given an 8/month discount on a new 24 month contract.

Total (after price increase)

13.80 line rental
01.00 Caller display
18.80 Adsl
33.60 TOTAL

All on OR care level 1
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highpriest

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Re: Frustrated by BT constant price hikes
« Reply #32 on: July 17, 2016, 11:28:13 AM »

In 2006 what BT charged the ISPs was 100.68.  From April 2016 it is 86.72.    Practically every year the wholesale cost for line rental has decreased, yet we the consumers are being taken for a ride because the ISPs have increased it.

Just wow. I did not know that.
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Re: Frustrated by BT constant price hikes
« Reply #33 on: July 17, 2016, 06:13:40 PM »

My current monthly charges with Plusnet are:

Line rental:         12.99 Line Rental Saver (managed to get in before last years increase)
80/20 FTTC:       19.99
Caller Display:     0.99
Refferal Discount -5.00

                Total 28.97


« Last Edit: July 17, 2016, 06:17:44 PM by Ronski »
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tommy45

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Re: Frustrated by BT constant price hikes
« Reply #34 on: July 19, 2016, 12:12:09 AM »

Line rental with Pulse 8 13 +1.00 CLID FTTC 80/20 Zen 30 total 44 pm + calls
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Re: Frustrated by BT constant price hikes
« Reply #35 on: July 19, 2016, 06:20:49 AM »

Line rental with Pulse 8 13 +1.00 CLID FTTC 80/20 Zen 30 total 44 pm + calls

Interesting. Without line rental, Zen quoted 35.40 for their 80/20 product. How happy are you with Zen?
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Re: Frustrated by BT constant price hikes
« Reply #36 on: July 21, 2016, 01:42:09 AM »

Over all i can't really complain , they since i joined them last have managed to get BTW to put me on a different svlan due to congestion and apart from some issues within their own network which appears to of been resolved for over the past week or so, the service seems ok , latency to most locations seems good, and it's generally consistent to the likes of ubisoft in canada
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