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Old May 4th 08, 04:04 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Daz
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Default BT Phone line

I am moving into a property with a disconnected BT line from the previous
tenants (the line is still physically connected and there is a box on the
wall)

A few years ago, when this was the case, connection was free and you were
subject to 3 month minimum term.


Is this still the case?

Darren


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Old May 4th 08, 05:14 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Tanner-'op
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Default BT Phone line

Daz wrote:
I am moving into a property with a disconnected BT line from the
previous tenants (the line is still physically connected and there is
a box on the wall)

A few years ago, when this was the case, connection was free and you
were subject to 3 month minimum term.


Is this still the case?

Darren


Daz,

Have a look on the bt.com website for information at this link:

http://tinyurl.com/4dxxxf


Which is:

http://bt.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/bt.cf...p_cats=345,349


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Old May 4th 08, 05:39 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
David
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Default BT Phone line



"Daz" wrote in message
...
I am moving into a property with a disconnected BT line from the previous
tenants (the line is still physically connected and there is a box on the
wall)

A few years ago, when this was the case, connection was free and you were
subject to 3 month minimum term.


Is this still the case?

Darren

They will ask for money.
Get Prices and connection times from the Cable firm as well.
Try to get BT then to beat the cable company. Tell them if they want you as
customer it as to be free.
Mind you they are in India and hard to understand.

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David

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Old May 4th 08, 06:16 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Jasper
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Default BT Phone line

On Sun, 04 May 2008 15:04:40 GMT, "Daz" wrote:

I am moving into a property with a disconnected BT line from the previous
tenants (the line is still physically connected and there is a box on the
wall)

A few years ago, when this was the case, connection was free and you were
subject to 3 month minimum term.


Is this still the case?

Darren



No, that was a few years ago

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Old May 4th 08, 09:34 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Yellow
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Default BT Phone line

Daz ] said:
I am moving into a property with a disconnected BT line from the previous
tenants (the line is still physically connected and there is a box on the
wall)

A few years ago, when this was the case, connection was free and you were
subject to 3 month minimum term.


Is this still the case?

Darren




Two years ago - wire had been disconnected, coiled up and and left at
the top of the telegraph pole. They reconnected me for free, subject to
a 12 month minimum term.
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Old May 4th 08, 11:21 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
kim
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Default BT Phone line

Owain wrote:
Daz wrote:
I am moving into a property with a disconnected BT line from the
previous tenants (the line is still physically connected and there
is a box on the wall)
A few years ago, when this was the case, connection was free and you
were subject to 3 month minimum term.
Is this still the case?


No, it's 12 months minimum contract now.

The good news is they will give you "free" evening and weekend calls
"free" for that.


Not entirely free. It's about 5p for an evening call up to an hour unless
you subscribe to a higher package.

(kim)


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Old May 4th 08, 11:43 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Eeyore
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Default BT Phone line



Daz wrote:

I am moving into a property with a disconnected BT line from the previous
tenants (the line is still physically connected and there is a box on the
wall)

A few years ago, when this was the case, connection was free and you were
subject to 3 month minimum term.

Is this still the case?


Last time I checked they wanted £100+ (same as a new line) but if you're a
current BT customer I expect they'll transfer you.

Graham

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Old May 4th 08, 11:44 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Eeyore
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Default BT Phone line



Owain wrote:

Daz wrote:
I am moving into a property with a disconnected BT line from the previous
tenants (the line is still physically connected and there is a box on the
wall)
A few years ago, when this was the case, connection was free and you were
subject to 3 month minimum term.
Is this still the case?


No, it's 12 months minimum contract now.

The good news is they will give you "free" evening and weekend calls
"free" for that.

The bad news is you can't use any of the combined bb+calls packages from
other suppliers.


Use 1866 or 18185.com

Graham

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Old May 4th 08, 11:57 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Graham.
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Try to get BT then to beat the cable company. Tell them if they want you
as customer it as to be free.
Mind you they are in India and hard to understand.



Mmm. Quite.
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Graham

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Old May 5th 08, 12:20 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Rex M F Smith
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Default BT Phone line

In message [email protected], Owain
writes

If a BT line exists but changes are needed to wiring inside or outside the home or work at the exchange to reconnect to BT, or if a new single line is
required the charge will be £124.99
(Snarfed from Bt's site ...)


The good news is they will give you "free" evening

Hasn't that one been ended, and just recently?

From 5p per *hour* to 6p to connect and about 1.5p *per minute*
(per call)?

resulting in a *vast* increase in my potential bill

and weekend calls "free" for that.

Provided you use the 'phone for other calls and get charged for
*those*, yes

The bad news is you can't use any of the combined bb+calls packages
from other suppliers.

But *some* of those are provided over BT only lines ... ?

Some of the stuff is here ...
http://www.productsandservices.bt.co...CON-TOG-OPT-R1

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Rex M F Smith
 




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