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      10-08-2010, 12:22 PM   #1
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Broadband/Phoneline & TV - What you got?

Hi all

I'm trying to decide if I can be arsed to shop around for a better deal which are almost certainly out there. For more years than i can remember I have the following. I just hate sorting this crap out with those idiots in call centres.

AOL for the internet (14.99 a month)
talk talk for phone (ave 15/month for all calls)
B T for line rental - (approx 35/quarter)

Then i've a sky HD box + multiroom, no sports or movies, 42/month

What do you knowledgable lot have and how much does it cost?
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      10-08-2010, 12:34 PM   #2
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We have SKY HD plus another SKY + box, broadband, line rental, phone line all of SKY for around 70. Missus uses phone alot for work and that accounts for around 20 quid a month.
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      10-08-2010, 12:35 PM   #3
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Sky everything. Phone line rental, calls, broadband, HD TV (no sport or movies). Cant get Virgin anyway.

Never had a problem they never sorted, just started getting 0845 and 0870 free of charge as well. Free Customer services and mostly deal with call centre 2 miles from me. Monthlies average 60 or thereabouts.
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Virgin for TV, phone and broadband. Broadband is a bit dear but it is 20mb, unlimited download, and I usually get near to the actual advertised speed - unlike the rest. I've got the XL TV package which gives an HD box for all the HD channels (the terrestrials, Living, Discovery, NAt Geo, Sky 1, etc.)

The phone has the usual free calls at weekends, nights, and calls to Virgin mobiles.

Sky Sports is an add on but without the Sky Sports it's about 58 per month.
Why are you paying 42/month for Sky if you don't have Sports or Movies? What are you getting for your cash?

Bear in mind that when you scrap AOL as broadband provider, you'll have to re-install all software to your computer to get rid of AOL as, despite what it says, it doesn't un-install from your computer properly and interferes and ruins all other settings.
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Plusnet for phone and broadband; 6.49pm for BB and 11.25 line rental + 5 for unlimited calls for the phone. Got sky HD for the tv same package as you.
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Why are you paying 42/month for Sky if you don't have Sports or Movies? What are you getting for your cash?

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Dunno, just assumed that was the going rate -includes 10 a month for the multiroom, and 10 a month for the HD.
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      10-08-2010, 01:21 PM   #7
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Sky for everything, works out a lot cheaper.
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Despite doing a lot of work with Sky we only have Freeview and BT broadband.

Can get Sky half price (and free installation) but just don't watch enough TV to justify it.
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      10-08-2010, 02:16 PM   #9
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I have BE Broadband, which has been fantastic:

https://www.bethere.co.uk/web/beportal/homepage

My connection averages around 14 meg

Basic Sky and BT phone at the moment.

Tempted by Virgin Medias 50 meg broadband package though
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BT phone line (about 12)
Sky HD (everything except sports) & mid-package Broadband (62.50)

Really fallen out with Sky over a 4 movie so, when I can be arsed, am going to move my Broadband on principal (it's the only thing I can realisticly take away from them). Having done a quick search it seems O2 had a cracking deal at about 7p/m.

Hardly ever use the landline and we both have a gazillion free minutes on our mobiles (through my work) so use them all the time.
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Phone: BT, but don't hae a phone (12)
BB: o2, might switch to Be* soon due to seemingly better gamer support.. (14.99)
TV: Virgin Media (30?)
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Paul, that 42 is a complete rip-off if you don't get sports or movies. It must be an old price plan and you are paying through the nose for basically, nothing.

Time to change methinks - even if it's just complaining to Sky or switching to one of their advertised - and much cheaper - offerings.
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Sky HD and Sky multiroom with 2 packs = 35
Primus phone line with national calls all the time incl and line rental = 25 (average a month as it doesnt incl 0870, 0845)
Be internet top package for 12.99 (home mover).

Need a job to pay for it all!
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Tv- freeview HD box. 100 quid one off cost. Does Dolby dig via hdmi. BBC,itv and ch4hd at the mo. Love film subscription for blu rays and console games. 12 per month.
Broadband,phone- talk talk. 19 per month all inc. Free eve and weekend calls and 5mb actual broadband (sold as 24). 40 gig.
Mobile 10pm iPhone on 02. 100 free mins, unlimited texts. 12 months free 3G came with phone.

41 per month in total.
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Sky everything. Tv + net like 70-80 a month. Phone I don't know. I don't even use
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Eclipse Internet for BB 12/mth, need static IP

BT for home phone but don't use it for calls

Sky - but the miswah pays that, I don't watch much TV
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Sky for everything other than broadband, I had it when the BB was free if you had TV and phone, but they are so poor that I can't risk it.
They won't even give you your login and username which makes somethings really tricky.

TV is around 88 which is far too much, Full pack, HD, second box + second HD.

Zen for broadband, they are awesome.
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