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cheapest Broadband for a couple of days per week.?



 
 
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Old June 21st 05, 12:29 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Colin
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Default cheapest Broadband for a couple of days per week.?

I have Broadband at home with Virgin but I am away for a couple of
days per week and would like to have Broadband there as well, not
interested in downloads just newsgroup discussions, email and lots of
web surfing, probably 4 or 5 hours daily.

Any ideas for the cheapest and best packages please?


Thanks for all replies.
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Old June 21st 05, 12:48 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Tiscali Tim
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Default cheapest Broadband for a couple of days per week.?

In an earlier contribution to this discussion,
Colin wrote:

I have Broadband at home with Virgin but I am away for a couple of
days per week and would like to have Broadband there as well, not
interested in downloads just newsgroup discussions, email and lots of
web surfing, probably 4 or 5 hours daily.

Any ideas for the cheapest and best packages please?


Thanks for all replies.


You can get PlusNet Broadband Plus - or PAYG with 1GB per month included -
for 14.99 per month - but you'll either have to pay a setup fee, or get
free setup but keep the service for 5 years to avoid cancellation fees.
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Old June 21st 05, 05:04 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Brian McIlwrath
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Default cheapest Broadband for a couple of days per week.?

Tiscali Tim wrote:

: You can get PlusNet Broadband Plus - or PAYG with 1GB per month included -
: for ?14.99 per month - but you'll either have to pay a setup fee, or get
: free setup but keep the service for 5 years to avoid cancellation fees.

It's a lot cheaper with metronet for low usage!
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Old June 21st 05, 06:34 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Tiscali Tim
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Default cheapest Broadband for a couple of days per week.?

In an earlier contribution to this discussion,
Brian McIlwrath wrote:

Tiscali Tim wrote:

You can get PlusNet Broadband Plus - or PAYG with 1GB per month
included - for ?14.99 per month - but you'll either have to pay a
setup fee, or get free setup but keep the service for 5 years to
avoid cancellation fees.


It's a lot cheaper with metronet for low usage!


As a matter of interest, what price, what speed, what download limit, what
setup fee?
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Old June 22nd 05, 06:11 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Dave Stanton
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Default cheapest Broadband for a couple of days per week.?


It's a lot cheaper with metronet for low usage!


As a matter of interest, what price, what speed, what download limit, what
setup fee?


www.metronet.co.uk full lists on there.

Dave

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Old June 22nd 05, 10:19 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Tiscali Tim
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Default cheapest Broadband for a couple of days per week.?

In an earlier contribution to this discussion,
dave stanton wrote:

It's a lot cheaper with metronet for low usage!


As a matter of interest, what price, what speed, what download
limit, what setup fee?


www.metronet.co.uk full lists on there.

Dave


Thanks for the link. It is interesting to compare prices with PlusNet.

If you are happy with a 500k connection, and have low to moderate usage,
Metronet is definitely cheaper.

However, if your line supports 2M and you want to use the highest possible
speed - for fast downloads etc. even if your overall usage is low - Metronet
then becomes dearer than PlusNet.

Also, Metronet requires you to pay an activation fee of 70 and to commit to
at least 3 months. The PlusNet commitment is only one month - and activation
is free if you stay with them for 5 years. [OK, that last point may be a bit
academic!]

Al I would say is that it is necessary to look at the price structure of
each ISP you consider, and match it to your requirements and likely usage.
The ISPs with the lowest headline figures are not *necessarily* the
cheapest.
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Old June 22nd 05, 08:29 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Dave Stanton
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Default cheapest Broadband for a couple of days per week.?


Also, Metronet requires you to pay an activation fee of 70 and to commit to
at least 3 months. The PlusNet commitment is only one month - and activation
is free if you stay with them for 5 years. [OK, that last point may be a bit
academic!]


But of course you DO pay the activation fee with all ISP's, its just some
take it up front and others add a small amount to the monthly cost. They
all pay BT so they have to get it back one way or another.
Same as that ' free ' mobile phone.

Dave
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Old June 22nd 05, 09:55 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Tiscali Tim
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Default cheapest Broadband for a couple of days per week.?

In an earlier contribution to this discussion,
dave stanton wrote:

Also, Metronet requires you to pay an activation fee of 70 and to
commit to at least 3 months. The PlusNet commitment is only one
month - and activation is free if you stay with them for 5 years.
[OK, that last point may be a bit academic!]


But of course you DO pay the activation fee with all ISP's, its just
some take it up front and others add a small amount to the monthly
cost. They all pay BT so they have to get it back one way or another.
Same as that ' free ' mobile phone.

Dave


Except that with PlusNet, the monthly fee is the same with free setup as it
is if you pay a setup fee up front. The only(!) requirement for free setup
is that you stay with them for 5 years.
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Old June 22nd 05, 11:20 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Muxton
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Default cheapest Broadband for a couple of days per week.?

On Wed, 22 Jun 2005 21:55:10 +0100, "Tiscali Tim"
wrote:



Except that with PlusNet, the monthly fee is the same with free setup as it
is if you pay a setup fee up front. The only(!) requirement for free setup
is that you stay with them for 5 years.


What a scary commitment. The broadband market will have gone through
several major changes by the time the 5 year tie-in expires and a
company that's great now may be the worst of the worst by then.

Jake

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Old June 22nd 05, 11:30 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Andrew Sayers
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Default cheapest Broadband for a couple of days per week.?

"Tiscali Tim" wrote:

In an earlier contribution to this discussion,
dave stanton wrote:

Also, Metronet requires you to pay an activation fee of 70 and to
commit to at least 3 months. The PlusNet commitment is only one
month - and activation is free if you stay with them for 5 years.
[OK, that last point may be a bit academic!]


But of course you DO pay the activation fee with all ISP's, its just
some take it up front and others add a small amount to the monthly
cost. They all pay BT so they have to get it back one way or another.
Same as that ' free ' mobile phone.

Dave


Except that with PlusNet, the monthly fee is the same with free setup as it
is if you pay a setup fee up front. The only(!) requirement for free setup
is that you stay with them for 5 years.


Setting a friend up on the site tonight and free setup plus a free modem was for an
annual contract - ie a 12month/1 year signup, so where did you get this "5 years"
thing from?



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