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Truly Unlimited Broadband (for some)

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Truly Unlimited Broadband (for some)

Plusnet wins,
http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/tesco-cuts-cost-unlimited-broadband-083307091.html
although I haven't checked yet whether the Tesco deal would be available on 20CN.
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Re: Truly Unlimited Broadband (for some)

A good result for PN!
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Re: Truly Unlimited Broadband (for some)

Even if it stayed on £2 it would still be dearer than my Plusnet unlimited and BT line.
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Re: Truly Unlimited Broadband (for some)

plusnet has better support
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Re: Truly Unlimited Broadband (for some)

Is it just me that finds the "upto 14Mb" a bit of an odd figure?
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Re: Truly Unlimited Broadband (for some)

They're all shown as up to 14Mb except PN @ up to 16Mb.
Plusnet must be faster then  Tongue
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Re: Truly Unlimited Broadband (for some)

Odd. I think for us to say upto 16 at least 10% of our customer *must* get those speeds.
I am surprised that given it is down to synchronisation, it's a bit odd that none of the others do.
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No, it's very simple James. Plusnet have brilliant forums and good support, so their customer have less problems and better performance as a consequence. More customer are aware of how to get the best from their line  Wink
Edit: Having said that. I'm thinking should I qualify that  Lips are sealed
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Re: Truly Unlimited Broadband (for some)

£16pm rising to £20pm where do they get £2 from Undecided
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Re: Truly Unlimited Broadband (for some)

Does that include the Line Rental? I didn't stop to look at it in real detail myself.
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Line rental is an additional £14.90
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We estimate that the line speed available to you will be between
0.25 Mb and 1.0 Mb.
Our line check shows that your address is outside of our network area, we can still provide you with the following great value Tesco Broadband & Homephone packages.
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Fair usage policy of 100 Gb per month, if you go over you get a warning, if you go over again on consecutive months they can terminate your contract.
£2.00 p/m if you take their line rental @ £14.90 p/m so £16.90 for BB and evening and weekend calls (as I read it), going up to £20.90 after 12 months, add £4.50 for anytime calls.
Traffic management at peak times, but who doesn't.
UK call centres.
30 day rolling contract available (£40 setup cost)

Seems OK to me, apart from the free router  Sad  but I am happy where I am.
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Re: Truly Unlimited Broadband (for some)

Sounds tempting but an excerpt from http://www.cable.co.uk/guides/is-tesco-broadband-any-good/ ; tells the whole story.

So Tesco’s extra charges are pretty standard, but they do include some other opt in/out charges such as:
    An additional charge if you want extra security
    You pay extra for every paper bill you are sent (and there’s no discount for online billing, unlike some other providers)
If you’re happy to pay the extra then that’s fine. But what Tesco and other providers really need to think about doing is taking a leaf out of Plusnet’s book and making sure that those extra charges are completely transparent from the outset, and that consumers know exactly what they are paying for. The headline cost doesn’t represent the final total at the bottom of the invoice, and it’s this that has to be rectified to ensure that consumers are getting a fair service for a fair price.

So big pat pat on the back for Plusnet Smiley