Phone & Broadband packages

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by Retired, Jun 6, 2007.

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    Retired Guest

    We use or phone very little (compared with the average figures quoted in
    various adverts) and mainly during the day for what are mainly short calls,
    and thus "free" evening & weekend packages at increased rental are of little
    BT are about to add a "connection charge" for calls, which will make all our
    short calls even more expensive.
    There are a number of combined broadband/phone packages becoming available -
    can anyone comment on the financial aspects of these? If they are non-BT, do
    I still have to pay BT for line rental or would I pay it to the new
    provider? Then if the line fails, who fixes it?
    So far I've identified Tiscali, PlusTalk, Virgin, Talk Talk - no doubt there
    are others, but it seems remarkably difficult to find out what one gets and
    to work out costs.

    Retired, Jun 6, 2007
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    diy-newby Guest

    There is a Sky digital offer where you get digital TV, Broadband and phone
    for £26 per month. As far as I am aware you still pay BT for line rental,
    it's just the calls which are through a third party.
    diy-newby, Jun 6, 2007
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    PeterC Guest

    Much the same here. Have Homecall (Pipex) anytime calls and BB for £25pcm,
    but since Feb. make few calls. If anyone knows of an inclusive package
    that's cheaper...

    TalkTalk /looks/ good, but...!
    PeterC, Jun 6, 2007
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    Chris Guest

    I am on an old Pipex deal which gives me 1 Mbps uncapped and no phone
    calls for 23.44.
    The new Virgin Media ADSL looks good at up to 8 Mbps uncapped and all
    phone calls for 19.99.
    I phoned them and confirmed the have a newsfeed and webspace; static IP;
    no migration cost.
    The phone call element of
    "Unlimited Broadband & Talk (Bundle One)"
    looks good in terms of the new BT connection charge.
    Do they use traffic shaping or port blocking?
    Chris, Jun 6, 2007
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