:) wish I could do this, have threatened to leave KC before but then it dawns on you, if you leave you have nothing!! No Sky, No Virgin, No BT - not a dicky bird!
I checked out what you were saying as at first I didn't believe it -
KCOM Group - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wow, how is that not a monopoly??
Well it is a Monopoly
Yes they are the only provider in the city of Hull. We have no other suppliers as KC have the monopoly, although I Say that the company I work for has put its own network in the ground, and we supply business customers - and we dont touch KC's network and have got our own feeds from another supplier.. We've taken some big customers on board so now Businesses in the area have a choice aslong as they are not far off our network.
Don't BS them, they will know. Have a plan that's feasible and you will get a result. Explain your plan, they will rubbish it, they're trained to do that. I cancelled, I was prepared to go through with my plan, but they called me back 4 days later with an acceptable offer.
Be aware that if you're after broadband-only, this is a much tougher deal as they want to bundle their phone line. Broadband is the only real commodity of value these days.
£60-odd for XL TV package with Sky Sports. I can't get broadband with them anymore since I moved. I don't know why not. Neither do they. The signal comes down the same cable but they don't provide BB to my postcode.
If they did, I'd happily pay £100 for BB, TV and phone. I was with them for about 14 years, from 512K (Wow! I can download this 90 meg game demo in the time it takes me to eat my dinner, slowly) cable modem days, never had any problems at all. Ever.
Now I'm with BT on one of their fibre packages. I log on to 'My BT' and it tells me I've bought a 56d/25u meg package, but speed tests consistently show I'm only getting 35meg down, on a good day, downhill, with a following wind.
It's all down to competition in your area, there will be a retention policy but the details will be specific for your street.
If like me you live in a Cable and Infinity wired street the odds are in your favour.
I got a 100mb broadband upgrade for just £17.50pm down from £26 for 30mb, I run my landlines over SIP on the VM cable for no additional line rental.
I just rang VM and told them I was off to BT infinity after 5 years they rolled over and did a deal with no argument.
VM/BT know where they have the upper hand and will alway leverage the advantage.