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Are plusnet cheaper than BT??

pint
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Are plusnet cheaper than BT??

At the moment im on plusnet premium at £19.99 per month, as im not on a cheaper exchange and there is no LLU.
and BT Unlimited anytime plan for phone calls.
the Latest BT phone bill summary reads like this:
Phone line:
Unlimited Anytime plan 17 Jun - 16 Sep 10
This is the cost of your calling plan ( which includes line rental) at £18.78 per month, charged in advance form 17Jun to 16 Sept 2010
Including landline and 0845/0870 numbers at any time Total 56.64[
Payment processing fee £4.50
total line rental and other basic charges £60.84
What you used
Phone usgae, you made 410calls - 328 were free £29.84
Call Summary
UK phone line  #calls 325 duration 7:59:06 £0.000
UK mobile #calls 68, duration 1:46:07 £17.610
To an 0870/0845 number #calls 3, Duration 17:29 £0.000
To an international Number  #calls 1, duration 19:13 cost £2.380
Other Calls 6 duration 4:19 cost £9.000
1471 call return fees 7 cost £0.854
Total cost £29.844
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would there be a signaifficant saving wioth plusnet, or is it better to stick with BT?
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Re: Are plusnet cheaper than BT??

Is this any good for you?:
http://www.bt.com/pricing/current/Notice09_boo/FrameworkImpl337851.htm
It is £1 per month off the bill. I have it and it has been renewed for the second year but I pay by direct debit and have my bill online.
It looks as if it is only on until 30th June 2010.
Have also got privacy at home free (including number display).
jojopillo
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Re: Are plusnet cheaper than BT??

HI pint,
We offer Talk Anytime at £16.25 (11.25 line rental + 5.00 anytime charge) which include anytime calls to:
 
    *  UK numbers starting with 01, 02 or 03
   * 0845/0870 numbers (with exceptions)
   * The Top 20 International Destinations  (and US and Canada mobiles) for 300 minutes each month
   * Calls to our Support Team
   * Calls to other Plusnet landline customers
and Talk Evening & Weekends Which is 11.25 and includes the above calls 6pm-6am monday-friday and all day saturday and sunday.
Jojo Smiley
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Re: Are plusnet cheaper than BT??

Sorry for appearing a bit thick here but doesn't this
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*  UK numbers starting with 01, 02 or 03

take care of this
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* Calls to other Plusnet landline customers
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Re: Are plusnet cheaper than BT??

Quote from: Joanne

and Talk Evening & Weekends Which is 11.25 and includes the above calls 6am-6pm monday-friday and all day saturday and sunday.
Jojo Smiley

Should that be 6pm - 6am Monday - Friday?
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Re: Are plusnet cheaper than BT??

.... oops.... modified  Grin
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Re: Are plusnet cheaper than BT??

Quote from: Strat
Sorry for appearing a bit thick here but doesn't this
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*  UK numbers starting with 01, 02 or 03

take care of this
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* Calls to other Plusnet landline customers
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No, Because I'm on talk evenings and weekends, My girlfriend is on talk evenings and weekends too but because we are both PN customers we get to call one another any time, Day or night for FREE  Wink
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Re: Are plusnet cheaper than BT??

I found the savings marginal. Currently I am on BT E&W rolling contract, paperless billing, and make few mobile calls. My quarterly bills are around the £50 mark.
An extensive detailed analysis of last twelve months' usage, updated to current prices, showed I would save some £7 p.a. Taking in to consideration that usage fluctuates, there was IMO not enough cost reduction to warrant a change.
So do the maths. Wink
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sassy62
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Re: Are plusnet cheaper than BT??

Quote from: Joanne
HI pint,
We offer Talk Anytime at £16.25 (11.25 line rental + 5.00 anytime charge) which include anytime calls to:
 
    *  UK numbers starting with 01, 02 or 03
   * 0845/0870 numbers (with exceptions)
   * The Top 20 International Destinations  (and US and Canada mobiles) for 300 minutes each month
   * Calls to our Support Team
   * Calls to other Plusnet landline customers
and Talk Evening & Weekends Which is 11.25 and includes the above calls 6pm-6am monday-friday and all day saturday and sunday.
Jojo Smiley

But 'market areas' do have a baring on this dont they......because of my market area I was quote 28 odd quid..and that was just evening and weekends.
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Re: Are plusnet cheaper than BT??

Market areas can affect the cost of broadband but do not affect the cost of the phone element.
sassy62
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Re: Are plusnet cheaper than BT??

Made a massive difference to what I was quoted...nearer 28 quid...allbecuase of the market area..
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Grafter
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Re: Are plusnet cheaper than BT??

Stuff you need to know
You'll need a Plusnet or BT landline to get our broadband. Our landline service (called Home Phone) costs £11.25 a month including evening and weekend calls.

No mention of market areas there!
BenTrimble
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Re: Are plusnet cheaper than BT??

Wholesale pricing for telephone is not affected by market area.
Market area was brought in by Ofcom, specifically in relation to broadband competition. This link may provide some insight.
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Re: Are plusnet cheaper than BT??

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Market areas can affect the cost of broadband but do not affect the cost of the phone element.

Quote from: BenTrimble
Wholesale pricing for telephone is not affected by market area.

Blimey, I got something right for a change  Grin
sassy62
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Re: Are plusnet cheaper than BT??

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Stuff you need to know
You'll need a Plusnet or BT landline to get our broadband. Our landline service (called Home Phone) costs £11.25 a month including evening and weekend calls.

No mention of market areas there!

Exactly...but the prices do say 'from'...perhaps 'between' might be a better way of putting it instead?