General Chat Thread, BT Broadband fun in General; So I just got a call from BT offering me a £2 a month reduction on the cost of my ...
21st June 2008, 03:41 PM #1
BT Broadband fun
So I just got a call from BT offering me a £2 a month reduction on the cost of my broadband plus extra online storage and unlimited wifi... All I had to do was agree to a 12 month contract from today.
Sounds like the normal sort of thing companies do doesn't it?
The only thing is, I agreed to an 18 month contract only 2 months ago... So this new contract effectively reduces my minimum term by 4 months, and reduces the amount I'm paying...
Seems pretty good to me!
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21st June 2008, 04:31 PM #2
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In only 6 Months you could have finished your contract last year and have BT paying you a healthy wage for having unlimited gigabit broadband.
21st June 2008, 04:33 PM #3
How? :S I live in the middle of nowhere, and had an 18 month contract starting 2 months ago...
Originally Posted by Lurch
21st June 2008, 07:54 PM #4
The BT Gods favour you Localz.
21st June 2008, 08:00 PM #5
I refused the deal. Unfortunately I have no alternative provider where I live.
Houses round the corner get 4 times the line speed I get. The very second we get an alternative, I want to escape from BTs clutches.
I'm already paying for "up to 8 Meg" I'd still be on 256k if I hadn't nagged them. I bitterly resent having to commit myself to another 12 months contract for a line speed I'm paying for anyway.
21st June 2008, 10:22 PM #6
Sky Broadband here.... £10 a month, get almost 15 meg down, brilliant service.
Originally Posted by elsiegee40
Trouble is, I have to remain a Sky TV customer to get it
22nd June 2008, 10:06 AM #7
given that this is BT, I'd check the small print very carefully - I wouldn't put it past them to be asking you to sign up to a 30 month contract (ie 18 months + a further 12 months!)
22nd June 2008, 10:48 AM #8
I got them to confirm on the phone that it was 12 months from today, in place of my previous contract.
Originally Posted by srochford
23rd June 2008, 08:17 AM #9
I'd get it in writing if i were you
23rd June 2008, 08:55 AM #10
When I saw 'BT Broadband fun' I thought you were going to say something negative...
Oh well... linky anyway
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23rd June 2008, 09:57 AM #11
Better make sure that they are cancelling the other one. When I was with BT they kept offering me these extra deals but never cancelled the previous ones. So they were all running concurrently. Got to admit that I must have been a bit dim not to notice that the price kept going up instead of down but it wasn't until I swapped to another supplier that it came to light. Thats the trouble with Direct debit, I just assumed that they would do everything.
23rd June 2008, 09:59 AM #12
I'd spot it straight away, as I check everything every month.
Originally Posted by steve_nfi
23rd June 2008, 10:01 AM #13
Needless to say that I do now.
23rd June 2008, 10:15 AM #14
BT billed me out of the blue to the tune of £200 for 'exessive-usage' by changing my contract T&Cs without notifying me. During the prior 6 months they'd made a point of trying to tie me into another 12 month contract which I didn't want. Then when they did charge me they "kindly" offered to wave the charge if signed up for another 12 month contract with them! Nowt but a scam to try and get folk to sign up with them again.
Wouldn't touch them with a barge pole
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