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Old July 14th 03, 11:58 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
D Mac
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Is it possible to have ADSL on a light-user line without having to "upgrade"
and pay another shedload of money
to BT for a line that gets minimal use?


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Old July 14th 03, 12:30 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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"D Mac" wrote in message
...
Is it possible to have ADSL on a light-user line without having to

"upgrade"
and pay another shedload of money
to BT for a line that gets minimal use?



No you can't. From BT price list:

"Customers with the following services will not be eligible for BT
Broadband. However, should they wish to acquire BT Broadband, Customers will
have to acquire a BT `PSTN single line' and pay the relevant conversion
charges where appropriate."

......
Light User Scheme Lines
etc.

See the full list of exclusions he

http://www.serviceview.bt.com/list/c...ines/15241.htm

Jc


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Old July 14th 03, 02:15 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Geoff
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Josey wrote:

"D Mac" wrote in message
...


Is it possible to have ADSL on a light-user line without having to


"upgrade"


and pay another shedload of money
to BT for a line that gets minimal use?





No you can't. From BT price list:

"Customers with the following services will not be eligible for BT
Broadband. However, should they wish to acquire BT Broadband, Customers will
have to acquire a BT `PSTN single line' and pay the relevant conversion
charges where appropriate."



Yes - but this guy isn't asking about BT Broadband in particular - he's
asking about ADSL in general. The above quote refers specifically to
the BT Broadband product.

Geoff




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Old July 14th 03, 09:05 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Jasper
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On Mon, 14 Jul 2003 18:03:10 +0100, Martin Cooper
wrote:

"D Mac" wrote:

Is it possible to have ADSL on a light-user line without having to

"upgrade"
and pay another shedload of money
to BT for a line that gets minimal use?


I'm not sure about a BT light user scheme, but take a look at
http://www.metronet.co.uk/. They do a pay as you go ADSL package. It works
on usage limits, but if the line is unused, this would bring down the ADSL
side of the rental to 10 / month.


But surely if the line is unused there is not much point in paying for
it in the first place ?? If you are not going to use it, don't buy it
in the first place !!




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Old July 15th 03, 04:20 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Martin²
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The answer is to get share ADSL connection, wireless or otherwise, with a
neighbour and
tell BT to get stuffed.
Regards,
Martin


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Old July 15th 03, 02:54 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Peter Morgan - 0870 432 9631
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On 14 Jul 2003 20:37, Martin Cooper wrote:

True, however, the OP was asking about a line for backup purposes. That
means it would spend a fair bit of time unused, hence my response.


No, both you and Jasper are thinking ADSL might get low use. Light User
Scheme lines have significantly reduced rental (and lots of eligibility
restrictions, so someone with a mobile network or use another carrier
are not meant to have LUS anyway). There was no mention of "backup"
but Metronet does seem a suitable service for a backup ADSL ISP and
seems a pretty good deal to me, albeit having low limits on traffic.
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Old July 16th 03, 08:02 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Graham Murray
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Adrian Kennard writes:

If what they mean is "BT IPStream products" or some such, they should
have said so. Saying "BT Broadband" in the Price List has specific
contractual implications, so someone wanting another ISPs servives and
not from "BT Broadband" should be able to argue that the exclusion does
not apply. IMHO


Especially as customers of other ISPs do not receive[1] a "setup/user
guide which is provided by BT". Also it states that the minimum term
is 12 months. Therefore this is either not describing the service we
are receiving or BT should be shipping us setup/user guides for our
"wires only" installation[2].

[1] Or at least I have not.

[2] I would imagine that the setup/user guide for 'wires only' would
be very simple - just make sure the micro-filters are connected to
all phone sockets and the ADSL modem/router is connected.
 




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