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Phone line and Broadband

stathe
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Phone line and Broadband

My daughter has moved into a new flat in a city and has no phone line  but would like to use broadband , what would be the cheapest way to procede, not necesarily with Plusnet Thanks
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Re: Phone line and Broadband

Find out if the local library has a Wifi setup...... check out Macdonalds for free usage !
(as mentioned in reply number 3 from Strat)
http://community.plus.net/forum/index.php/topic,82676.0.html
stathe
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Re: Phone line and Broadband

She would like to do it from home and wants the cheapest option
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Re: Phone line and Broadband

without a phone line, she will have to conside the alternatives.
and mobile phone access such as these
http://www.top10-broadband.co.uk/mobile_broadband/
stathe
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Re: Phone line and Broadband

So whats the cheapest option to get a phone line then, it is probably all wired in as is a  new build, are they forced to use b.t or anyone else
David_W
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Re: Phone line and Broadband

Having it all wired up in a new build doesn't mean it's connected at the exchange, just that the building has the wires.  My house (new build) was wired up with BT sockets but BT still charged I think £129 to hook us up to the exchange.  It's worth finding out if you are plugged in or if you'll need to be connected, if you need to be connected and you want to use it for light usage, the mobile broadband would be the cheapest option.
alanf
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Re: Phone line and Broadband

In the past couple of days I read about a Plusnet offer to connect a line for £50. (Ends 31st January)  I cannot remember where it was. If I find it I will post here.
Edit: That didn't take as long as I feared!
http://community.plus.net/blog/2009/11/12/new-phone-line-installation-offer/
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Re: Phone line and Broadband

According to MoneySavingExpert.com BT has an offer whereby one can get a line connected free until the end of January 2010.  It is said to require an 18-month contract and some other terms and conditions apply.
The problem seems to be finding anyone in BT who has heard about it.
http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/deals/free-BT-line-installation
http://www.serviceview.bt.com/list/public/current/Notice09_boo/2-FrameworkImpl337855.htm