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BT hiking prices again.... 07 Nov 2017 17:43 #4820

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Seems BT are at it again, trying to justify MORE price rises for ordinary customers possibly to pay for the price de-crease for those only needing a landline with no other features who will see their line rental fall soon due to an OFCOM ruling. So some will benefit, while others will pay for it.

I left BT last year due to being fleeced and joined PlusNet, even though they use the BT structure, I got a better price plan, but have since seen a £1.00 hike on the landline since I joined PlusNet. No doubt all the others will follow suit, a bit like the utility companies all seem to do.

My answer to this would be SWITCH! Look for a landline/unlimited broadband deal under £20 a month and use your mobile for calls/texts and data if you use it. It seems the only way to save money these days is to fulfill your contract and then ask for a retention deal. If you don`t get one, leave. New customers get the best deals, so that`s how I play it now. Wish I`d learned that years ago instead of sticking with greedy BT.


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BT hiking prices again.... 07 Nov 2017 19:10 #4821

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I "WAS" Thinking about switching to BT in order to get BT-Sports;
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BT hiking prices again.... 07 Nov 2017 19:11 #4822

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I use BT for the phoneline, they have raised the anytime deal and the message service. I don't have a mobile and I'm beginning to be irritated everytime I am asked to phone a mobile line.
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BT hiking prices again.... 08 Nov 2017 08:30 #4823

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Paul, I was latched onto the online BT sports because I had their standard broadband and it was free to use but I never activated the BT sport and was then charged for it at one point which angered me as I had to call customer services to get them to remove the charge and I hate using the phone anyway so it really annoyed me that I was the one having to chase things up because of their mistake.

moogs, John Lewis broadband do a deal for £22.50 a month (sometimes they reduce it to £20) for new customers for landline, unlimited broadband AND free weekend and evening calls, which is a better deal than I`m getting now with PlusNet and JL broadband use the PlusNet infrastructure/call centres, so I`m thinking they might be my next port of call when my PlusNet contract is up next year. I wouldn`t go back to BT in all honesty as I always end up paying more than I want to be.

It`s a case of going to their website, checking the deal and then clicking on the `get this deal` and it`s just a matter of setting it up online. They set up the direct debit once you place your details in and you get your confirmation emails through. Usually takes 12 days or so to switch. If anyone is out of contract or nearing the end of a contract they are paying too much for, look at the deals for new customers with PlusNet, John Lewis Broadband as they both use the BT structure, so you won`t be switching to a provider that uses their own equipment at the exchanges like Sky or Talk Talk. Just makes things that bit easier.

BT hiking prices again.... 08 Nov 2017 09:55 #4824

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SKY are usually always cranking up their prices and if they try it again will have to move to plus-net as they seem very competitive, its one big shopping merry go round with everything these days :( .

The big chief execs want to raid the company bank accounts and get their big fat dividend payout and smash the customers for this :angry: .

BT hiking prices again.... 08 Nov 2017 10:05 #4825

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Sky, like BT are sneaky and tempt you in with their £20 a month deals and then if you don`t take the TV package, they hit you with a £2.50p a month fee! PlusNet are reasonable and as a new customer, you get roughly the £18.99p a month unlimited BB and line and you can choose to add calls and other bits if you choose, but these are optional extras. I`m beginning to think the big players are just fleecing customers and the smaller companies would probably give the same service for less money.
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