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    BT rip off.

    had my bill through again 140 for 3 months that's unlimited net and pay forr calls in the last 3 months I made 3 all local, now im told bt prices are rising again for what my net coverage is poor due to my location.
    they charge me for
    line rental
    call wating
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    and others.

    I want out surly theirs a better deal out their with a mobile provider what I want is unlimited net and calls with no extra charges on top I don't mind a contract as long as its fair.

    any advice.....


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    recently dumped virgin media at my mums place as it was edging towards 50 quid a month and i was only there a few days a month.now parked at my dads for a bit i got a deal with EE , 19 quid a month unlimited net (not the fastest) and line rental 12 month contract and price is held for that 12 months,still cheaper than the sky line rental alone of 28 quid a month that my dad was left paying after i had cancelled his unused sky tv subscription. suits me
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    EE recently did 60gig data for 16 a month. Check out hotukdeals

    If you only browse and don't download much, then the 12gb 3 data sims that last a year are good value at 23 odd. Over Christmas amazon were doing 24gb versions for similar money.

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    O2 do PAYG 4G data sim 20gb a month for 30..its what im on now....you would have to buy one of their 3or 12gb sims to start off then pick a data bundle you want when the original data is running down.I got my 3gb sim off ebay for a tenner then picked the 20gb bundle top up on line.
    Theyre also doing a double the data bundle deal on pay monthly MIFI mobile broadband sims and dongles.

    As for BT theyre a ripoff and always have been.My friends just dumped her BTinfinity for Sky because its less than half what she paid BT.

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    theyre good on all the latest deals floating round.
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    I see data rollover is appearing now, worth making sure whoever you go with allows tethering as well,I got the deal I'm on now though uswitch.
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    About time...youve paid for the data,you shouldnt lose it because you havent used it....I make sure if ive any left i use it up downloading a film or two.I tend to use most of it though anyway as instagram and flickr and other photo and weather sites i use swallow up data.pretty quickly.Most networks dont allow tethering on PAYG only on contract.....i dont use it though so it makes no odds.
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    Originally Posted by NomadicRT
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    O2 do PAYG 4G data sim 20gb a month for 30..its what im on now....you would have to buy one of their 3or 12gb sims to start off then pick a data bundle you want when the original data is running down.I got my 3gb sim off ebay for a tenner then picked the 20gb bundle top up on line.
    Theyre also doing a double the data bundle deal on pay monthly MIFI mobile broadband sims and dongles.

    As for BT theyre a ripoff and always have been.My friends just dumped her BTinfinity for Sky because its less than half what she paid BT.

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    theyre good on all the latest deals floating round.
    I suspect that Sky will be better value until the contract comes up for renewal and it reverts to their "normal" pricing.

    Been swapping between Sky and BT for some years now and moved from Sky to BT at the backend of last year because the BT offer at that time was better than Sky's offer for me to stay! I'm on unlimited fibre and moving from Sky to BT the "speed" went up from 42megs to 49megs.

    Two small pluses for BT, one is their 5 discount on a monthly SIM contract. We grabbed that for friend in a residential home so she can keep in touch with the outside world! 400 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of data (never used). The second is their 5 million UK wifi hotspots.

    Personally, I'm cheesed off with having to fart about every year negotiating for the best deal. Fortunately, when it comes to setting things up I don't even have to change any hardware, just a setting or two in the modem/router and away I go. My shiny new BT Home Hub is still sealed in its box.

    As already mentioned, not that I've used them myself, USwitch have a good rep.
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    I have a much simpler option...i dont have a landline -nor would i ever again if i lived in bricks and mortar..theyre all basically con artists whoever you use, its just about shopping around getting the best deal and playing one off against the other...thats basically what they do to us anyway so ive no brand loyalty whatsoever just as theyve no loyalty to their customer base...i used BT since 1978 and was one of their first internet customers but they never did anything to encourage my customer loyalty just extract more money and most of the 'deals' they offer are meaningless..shop around for the other things they 'offer' you can get better value for money.I wouldnt support Sky myself because i despise the lizard who owns the company......dog eat dog world we live in forces you to be as mercenary about choices as they are with the services they provide.
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    Originally Posted by NomadicRT
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    I have a much simpler option...i dont have a landline -nor would i again if i lived in bricks and mortar..theyre all basically con artists whoever you use its just about shopping sround getting the best deal and plsying one off against the other...thats basically what they do to us anyway so ive no brand loyalty whatsoever just as theyve no.loyalty to their customer base....dog eat dog world we live in.
    Get where you are coming from with the landline, it's just that in this house we both prefer a "real phone" to a brain scrambler.
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    OK, could use earphones.
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    As to brand loyalty, I'm totally with you on that. It's just a pain the neck having to swap every year, what with the negotiations and all. I suppose that's why so many people just stick with what they know - comms, insurance, utilities.
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    I use earplugs but then if i make one call a month for 5 mins thats pushing the boat out.I dont do contracts either and insurance on equipment is just another major scam.
    Only thing ill consider getting is satellite internet that i can use for VOIP too and buy the equipment and PAYG for the service connection...Ive done with tying myself to the hamster wheel and being bled dry by utility scam artists.
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    I use talk talk. Landline, Broadband and two free mobile sims. It was cheaper to add the TV package and get free calls than pay for the calls at 6/ month!!

    YMMV


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    I'm on a rolling monthly sim only deal if I want out I just cancel.
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    I was with life mobile but they have been bought out by plusnet I had a quick look at their tariffs and nothing on there as good as mine ,I hope they continue to honour it.
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    Should have put this here really, made another thread for it:

    32gb data, 14.50 a month, then just use skype for calls which aren't expensive and get rid of BT.


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    and Plusnet are owned by BT
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    I`m thinking of going back to Pigeon.
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    Plusnet were excellent when i switched from crap BT to them when i lived in the Yorks Dales .Not cheapest but impeccable service...but that was a few years ago.
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    I've found a better deal with virgin (ee) but an Indian/Philippines call center is just awful the last time I was put on hold for 20 mins in the Philippines all I could hear was a mosquito buzzing about..
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    Well just a update BT landlines and Internet been gone now for about 3 weeks and now using my new mobile with all you can eat data calls and texts

    Cheaper than BT
    Can use it at worisk (net)
    I'm well chuffed and recommend it tout everybody.

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