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BT's Extortionate rates!

neil3045
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Registered: ‎22-11-2009

BT's Extortionate rates!

I have recently moved into a rented place and I am now penniless! And to make matters worse there isnt even a damn phone socket in the house! To have A BT engineer in to put one in for me is gonna run into hundreds! As a result I'm thinking of switching to a bt package which includes a free engineer visit. My neighbour refused to pay BT a few weeks back for an engineer visit and got one for 40 quid! Anyone know how I cant get a similar deal??  Huh
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pierre_pierre
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Registered: ‎30-07-2007

Re: BT's Extortionate rates!

take up the PN home phone/broadband mix, think its cheaper than your quote
neil3045
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Registered: ‎22-11-2009

Re: BT's Extortionate rates!

I'm already with plusnet for broadband at my previous address. I rang up to set up a phone line with them and have broadband transfered soon after, but due to having no phone sockets they need to send a bt engineer out at an extortionate rate! Sad
pierre_pierre
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Registered: ‎30-07-2007

Re: BT's Extortionate rates!

Dont think thats correct, pretty sure they charge in the £40 region for a brand new install
neil3045
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Re: BT's Extortionate rates!

Hopefully a plusnet staff member will see this post and let me know for sure. The woman I spoke to on the phone said it would be cheaper to get a freelance engineer out! It would certainly be nice to get the internet again, you dont realise how much you need it till its gone! lol
James
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Registered: ‎04-04-2007

Re: BT's Extortionate rates!

Hi Neil,
We charge £49.99 for a new phone line installation.
What were you being quoted?
reserved
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Registered: ‎08-11-2008

Re: BT's Extortionate rates!

James beat me to it  Grin
I was just going to post:
Connection charges for Plusnet Talk Services
The following connection charges apply for Plusnet Talk services.
Charge Cost
New line provide £49.99

from http://www.plus.net/info2/legal/price_guide.html#talk
jojopillo
Plusnet Alumni (retired)
Plusnet Alumni (retired)
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Registered: ‎16-06-2010

Re: BT's Extortionate rates!

Hi all,
Just to clarify things, Neil sent me a PM earlier asking me the same question and I also informed him of our £49.99 installation charge.
Jojo Smiley
magnetism2772
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Registered: ‎06-06-2010

Re: BT's Extortionate rates!

Quote
It would certainly be nice to get the internet again, you dont realise how much you need it till its gone! lol

a cheap deal , telephones are not my forte ,with all the techie info being passed back and forth here  Cool
the internet is rather like a dream than an assurance
alanf
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Re: BT's Extortionate rates!

Until until 30th September 2010 BT are offering connection for £29.99 with an 18-month contract. Ts&Cs apply.
http://www.productsandservices.bt.com/consumerProducts/dynamicmodules/pagecontentfooter/pageContentF...