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Activation Fee and Modem costs

thehat
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Posts: 39
Registered: 19-09-2007

Activation Fee and Modem costs

A friend of mine is about to go broadband. She was thinking of going with BT. Their basic service is £19.99 per month which I think is equivalent to Free-Online's £14.99 per month option. However with BT they are now offering the modem free, and there is no activation charge. Once you factor in the activation fee (£5.50 per month), free-online comes out more expensive (in the first year) than BT. Can this be right? I know there are extra features with fol, such as unlimited email addresses, website with CGI, etc... but she is unlikely to make use of any of these.
Also I did a bit of a search around for an alternative to buying the modem from Free-online. I found this one which only costs £16.73 with a splitter. That's a little different to £44.99.
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/index.html?rb=1156027501&action=c2hvd19wcm9kdWN0X292ZXJ2aWV3...
Is there any reason why this modem would not work as well as the free-online supplied one?
Thanks
Phil.
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Activation Fee and Modem costs

Don't see why it wouldn't work.. Just beware though, that there is a possibility that this unit will allow remote administration by default..
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Activation Fee and Modem costs

That modem should be fine. Only thing you lose to some extent is any kind of support from FOL for the modem, which might be worth the extra to you :lol: