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Where does Plusnet stand on the EU referendum!

IVYDEAN39
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Where does Plusnet stand on the EU referendum!

I currently have my broadband through Plusnet and telephone through BT.
My BT landline is up for renewal but since they have announced they are for EU membership I am no longer interested in being their customer.
Does anyone know where Plusnet stand on EU membership as I will move my landline number to them and also upgrade to fibre!
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Midnight_Caller
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Re: Where does Plusnet stand on the EU referendum!

PlusNet is owned by BT, and if BT is for the EU PlusNet will be for the EU as well.
IVYDEAN39
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Re: Where does Plusnet stand on the EU referendum!

Looks like I'm cancelling both my BT landline and Plusnet subscription then - loathe the concept of the EU Federal Superstate  Angry
dick:quote
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Re: Where does Plusnet stand on the EU referendum!

But BT and PlusNet don't have a vote!
You do, so use it!  Cheesy
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Re: Where does Plusnet stand on the EU referendum!

Quote from: IVYDEAN39
Looks like I'm cancelling both my BT landline and Plusnet subscription then - loathe the concept of the EU Federal Superstate  Angry
[Moderator's note by Dick (Strat):  Full quote of preceding post removed, as per Forum Rule]
OP, please enlighten us:
1. How being in or out of the EU will affect anyone's telephone or broadband?
2. How you intend to completely escape BT in its many forms, seeing much of infrastructure maintenance is down to them?
3. Have other providers all decided their positions? What will you do if majority agree with BT/PN? You may end up with a narrow, and not necessarily attractive pool of choice.
Best of luck!
No one has to agree with my opinion, but in the time I have left a miracle would be nice.
IVYDEAN39
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Re: Where does Plusnet stand on the EU referendum!

Quote from: lucerne
OP, please enlighten us:

Yes obviously it is difficult to spend money in areas I don't wish it to go!
For example I don't shop in Boots due to their tax status but I still use google  Embarrassed
I do not shop in Sports Direct nor do I buy from Amazon.
At present I am doing my upmost to not spend my money on Business that is NOT Pro-EU.
SpendLessTime
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Re: Where does Plusnet stand on the EU referendum!

Being in the EU has brought down the cost of mobile phone calls and data roaming. This would never have happen if we were outside of the EU.
So it has saved lots of people lots of money.
IVYDEAN39
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Re: Where does Plusnet stand on the EU referendum!

The free market decides the cost of calls - or else your claim is that the EU does not operate a free market economy?
dick:quote
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IVYDEAN39
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Re: Where does Plusnet stand on the EU referendum!

The elasticity of supply & demand - simple economics.
If the price is to high then the demand for it weakens and alternatives solutions are found.
If im on the continent I just have a coffee in McDonalds and use the free wifi and viber to call home.
IVYDEAN39
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Re: Where does Plusnet stand on the EU referendum!

Quote from: Midnight
PlusNet is owned by BT,


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-35657210
This should be interesting!
RobPN
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Re: Where does Plusnet stand on the EU referendum!

The way I read it
Quote from: IVYDEAN39

My BT landline is up for renewal but since they have announced they are for EU membership I am no longer interested in being their customer.

... seems to conflict with ...
Quote from: IVYDEAN39

At present I am doing my upmost to not spend my money on Business that is NOT Pro-EU.

IVYDEAN39
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Re: Where does Plusnet stand on the EU referendum!

Quote from: RobPN
... seems to conflict with ...

Cheesy
Well you know what I meant,
exploiters, tax dodgers and Pro EU organisations are areas I do not wish to spend my money in if I can help it - although so difficult in todays world!