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New Broadband Advertising Rules come in to effect today

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New Broadband Advertising Rules come in to effect today

Just what the subject says so it will be interesting to see what really is on offer.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37818861

 

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Re: New Broadband Advertising Rules come in to effect today

I read somewhere PN will have new adverts out today , will see what happens .

Even big brother BT changed theirs Friday http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/7544-bt-sky-and-now-tv-all-adopt-inclusive-pricing.html

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Re: New Broadband Advertising Rules come in to effect today

Just spotted this Smiley  http://www.channelbiz.co.uk/2016/10/28/broadband-providers-cosh-new-ad-rules-next-week/

i liked this comment ,,, He said advertised “up to” speeds were also “simply fiction for many”.

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Re: New Broadband Advertising Rules come in to effect today

Will this mean the option for paying for annual line rental in advance cease ?

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Re: New Broadband Advertising Rules come in to effect today

I would hope not as it still exists as a product but for advertising purposes it's bundled into the cost of the BB service. Or am I wrong?

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Re: New Broadband Advertising Rules come in to effect today

I just tried the BT site for curiosity to see how it works. If you select LRS during the 'configure & buy' then it reduces the monthly headline figure by the normal cost of line rental (£18.99 in BT's case) , I assume PN's does something similar...

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Re: New Broadband Advertising Rules come in to effect today

Will ISPs' call centre staff be capable of not misleading punters, that they have to have phone and broadband bundle from their company?UndecidedRoll eyes

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Re: New Broadband Advertising Rules come in to effect today

If they are only advertising a combined price how to find out the separate costs?
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Re: New Broadband Advertising Rules come in to effect today

I guess that would be taken care of when you called in to order, assuming they would even give you a breakdown of prices. Might be worth a dummy run for those whose contract is due soon, you know, just out of curiosity.

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Re: New Broadband Advertising Rules come in to effect today

If you can only see combined (or phone only 'cause some people still don't have BB) it will make it HARDER to have the phone with one provider and the BB with another.
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Re: New Broadband Advertising Rules come in to effect today

That's a good point @HairyMcbiker but if you think about it from a commercial point then as far as the customer is concerned if they are the cheapest provider then the value of the line rental is moot, and of course can be used to encourage users to get both from the same supplier.

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Re: New Broadband Advertising Rules come in to effect today

You don't half have to dig deep into the legal bits to find out the prices in a market 1 Area!!

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Re: New Broadband Advertising Rules come in to effect today

PN has a seperate page for BB only https://www.plus.net/home-broadband/broadband-only/

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Re: New Broadband Advertising Rules come in to effect today

All well and good, but I've been banging on about this for years and have even taken plusnet to task about it - all to no avail of course so let's hope they will finally come clean. What a pity that an obvious dishonesty needs legislative arm twisting to put matters to right. Shame on the lot of them, including plusnet.

Now to tackle insurance companies with their outrageous yearly automatic price hikes. For far to long they have used the legal obligation to have car insurance for example in order to mask those appalling prices.

Short and curlies always came to mind when dealing with these corporate robbers. 

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