Re-connection of BT line .. 12 month contract?

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by alo, Oct 1, 2007.

  1. alo

    alo Guest


    I have a BT line coming into my house, but I am no longer a BT
    customer, the line is not disconnected just deactivated (if that makes
    sense) and It can be reactivated by BT in 48 hours.

    Do BT require a reactivation to be part of a 12 month contract?

    I would like to sign up with another telephone and broadband supplier
    via this line (possibly Tiscali or TalkTalk) but if it involves paying
    BT as well as one of these other suppliers then any package they offer
    will not look too attractive, especially if they offer line rental as
    part of their contract.

    Am I stuck with Virgin for ever and a day?
    alo, Oct 1, 2007
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  2. You seem to love fryng pans and fires.
    Virgin, Tiscali, Talk Talk?

    George Weston, Oct 1, 2007
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  3. alo

    alo Guest

    Well NTL - Virgin has been quite good these last few years... but it
    is more the cost that I am looking at, and a bill for £90 one month
    during the summer has forced me to look at reductions!
    alo, Oct 1, 2007
  4. alo

    old man Guest

    Personnaly I've used Ntl cable - no other ntl service - and its been no
    problem in 4 years
    Sometimes working on other peoples ntl, who have a connection via set top
    box, I find a real pain
    My neighboor has had talktalk for 6 months, its never worked, she still uses
    dial up
    old man, Oct 1, 2007
  5. alo

    Eeyore Guest

    I believe that may well be the case. Can't say it surprises me nor does it sound

    Consider yourself lucky in that case to have been saved the misery of Talk
    Talk's broadband.

    Do people EVER bother to check these company's performance before rubbing their
    hands in glee at the thought of getting something on the cheap ?

    Eeyore, Oct 1, 2007
  6. alo

    Eeyore Guest

    Indeed. A classic idiot.

    Eeyore, Oct 1, 2007
  7. alo

    Eeyore Guest

    I trialled Virgin Media's cable offering a couple of months back and it was

    So there.

    Eeyore, Oct 1, 2007
  8. alo

    Owain Guest

    I've never thought Talk Talk to be particularly cheap ...

    Owain, Oct 1, 2007
  9. alo

    alo Guest

    Yes talktalk have a poor reputation.... confirmed by 3 weeks of
    inactivity in progressing my order. They ae now off the list.
    I quite fancy a BT line rental and one of the packages Orange have on
    offer, especially if I move over to their mobile service as well. Its
    rubbing my hands in despair at the cost of Virgin that has prompted an
    investigation into alternatives.

    Not just broadband... but telephone as well.

    Who is your service provider for broadband and telephone?
    alo, Oct 2, 2007
  10. alo

    Eeyore Guest

    Oh Dear !

    Yet another crap ISP. Stop looking for cheap 'deals'. You get what you pay for.

    Eeyore, Oct 2, 2007
  11. alo

    Eeyore Guest

    Idnet. Very good they are too.
    I have a BT line and a VM line as it happens.

    Eeyore, Oct 2, 2007
  12. I have put my name on the list to receive details of the o2 Broadband and
    other packages when they come out later this year.

    Don't tip it, recycle it. Join your local group. Kingdom
    the_constructor, Oct 2, 2007
  13. alo

    tony h Guest

    i use 3 for mobile, bt landline (never make any calls, just use inclusive
    minutes on mobile!) and vivacity (entanet) for adsl, costs me about
    £45/month and i'm very happy with each of them (i did try bt broadband, but
    they got shirty at 100gb/month+ usage) i'd rather have a good service that
    costs, than a crap one thats free.
    tony h, Oct 2, 2007
  14. alo

    pjlusenet Guest

    I decided to risk swiching to TalkTalk broadband because it was
    effectively free for me.
    (I figured I could switch to Virgin/NTL if it was really bad)

    It's working very well. The only hiccup was that they didn't tell me
    beforehand when the switch from BT was happening.
    First I knew was about 5 weeks after signing up when the line went
    dead. 30 mins later the phone was working. About 6 hours later the BB
    was working. It's been fine since.

    Maybe I've just been lucky
    pjlusenet, Oct 3, 2007
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