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why are we paying for line rental?

Cyberboy109
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Registered: 11-04-2016

why are we paying for line rental?

just out of curiosity why do we have to pay line rental specially in my case i dont have home phone....just with vodafone announcing no line rental why cant bt and plus net do this? 

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PeeGee
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Re: why are we paying for line rental?

Because you are renting a line to carry your broadband signal?

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Cyberboy109
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Registered: 11-04-2016

Re: why are we paying for line rental?

actually if running fibre it should be coming thru a separate line where the other is old copper line

i looked into so technically im paying for a old copper line i dont use as well as fibre

IceColdRum
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Re: why are we paying for line rental?

Only if you have FTTH (fibre-to-the-home) as opposed to FTTC (fibre-to-the-cabinet) otherwise you will still need a copper phone line to receive your fibre broadband...

See here for more --> http://www.thinkbroadband.com/guide/fibre-broadband.html

Also Vodafone haven't really abolished line rental they have just combined the price into their standard fibre pricing structure it's no different then buying a car with a no VAT offer your still paying VAT but the garage have just taken off 20% of the cost.

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Re: why are we paying for line rental?

Moderator's note by Mike (Mav)

Thread locked in favour of https://community.plus.net/t5/General-Chat/Abolition-of-line-charges-well-not-really/m-p/1356712#U13...

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