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How much are you paying for your internet

Discussion in 'Networks & Internet Connectivity' started by pc-guy, 6 Aug 2020.

  1. 2004typer

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 9 Feb 2009

    Posts: 1,208

    Location: Up North

    BT FTTP 150/30, 40 quid month, but got 125 cashback and first three months for free (think it's an 18 month contract).

    The free three months was due to my install date being delayed because of Covid.
     
  2. pc-guy

    Mobster

    Joined: 29 May 2005

    Posts: 3,983

    When ppl have BT FTTP, are you in blocks of flats or relatively new developments?

    there is just no such facilities anywhere near london for existing properties
     
  3. b0rn2sk8

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 9 Mar 2003

    Posts: 8,653

    Loads of homes can get FTTP now, there doing 10s of thousands of existing homes per month. Postcode lottery of course
     
  4. pc-guy

    Mobster

    Joined: 29 May 2005

    Posts: 3,983

    Of course not in or around london as it cost a fortune to do any kind of road works...
     
  5. Randomface74

    Perma Banned

    Joined: 9 Aug 2009

    Posts: 12,238

    Location: UK

    new development
     
  6. wigster

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 13 Jul 2005

    Posts: 1,035

    Location: Devon

    Block of Flats in a New development
     
  7. 2004typer

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 9 Feb 2009

    Posts: 1,208

    Location: Up North

    Existing house built in 1989, Openreach upgraded our area about six months ago.
     
  8. Hypersonix

    Gangster

    Joined: 1 Dec 2007

    Posts: 274

    I only have Virgin M200 line, (was called a Gamer) no TV or phone and was paying £43/M. It’s just gone UP to £48.50!
    I called to see if I could get a reduction as I’d done that a few years ago but was told I am already getting a reduction as the price should be £50+. I wasn’t offered any further reduction at all, very disappointing.
    I’m out of contract so can leave but we are going to be moving house in 3 to 6 months and I’ve no idea yet if Virgin (or any other broadband supplier) is in the area so am not wanting to start a new contract. The lady I spoke to said that if I did start a new contract then moved and wanted to cancel I would be charged or could sign the contract over to the new home owner, neither is an option I am willing to go through.
    I’m thinking of leaving Virgin now and using our Vodafone mobile data (60GB/M) instead. I think I can use it as a WiFi hotspot.

    All in all not very happy with Virgin, and I’ve been with them for 15 or so years.
     
  9. b0rn2sk8

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 9 Mar 2003

    Posts: 8,653

    Going from Virgin to 4g will be objectively worse in every way other than price.

    60gb is nothing these days for a fixed line home connection.
     
  10. pc-guy

    Mobster

    Joined: 29 May 2005

    Posts: 3,983

    using 4G off mobile phone is bad. I know there are 4G internet suppliers but i dont think they operate on the same bandwidth as the mobile networks therefore less conjestion and much better latencies.
     
  11. Cob

    Capodecina

    Joined: 30 Jul 2006

    Posts: 18,227

    Location: Antrim town

    1970’s ex-council house.
     
  12. Hypersonix

    Gangster

    Joined: 1 Dec 2007

    Posts: 274

    I think then I’ll stay using the Virgin broadband for now. It’s rolling month by month so I can leave when we move without any problem. It’s just painful paying nearly £50 a month.
     
  13. meths

    Mobster

    Joined: 12 Mar 2005

    Posts: 4,087

    Call and tell them you want to disconnect and when they say they can't do anything for you actually give them your month notice. You'll get a call back from outbound retentions I'm a few days who can actually give you a decent deal.

    I'm on M200 with evening and weekend calls and the their top tv package including BT Sport and an extra V6 box and paying £45 a month for it.

    You need to go through the same process every year though but it's worth it.
     
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  14. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 13 Jul 2004

    Posts: 43,724

    Location: /* */

    £25 a month for 10/10 Gb.
     
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  15. CAPTAINBUMFLUFF

    Hitman

    Joined: 8 Jan 2010

    Posts: 930

    Location: London

    £25 a month for 200 up/down with community fibre.
     
  16. pc-guy

    Mobster

    Joined: 29 May 2005

    Posts: 3,983

    Who with?
     
  17. Caged

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 24,374

    From the sound of things, Switzerland. Converting using PPP rather than just an exchange rate puts the cost around £28, but that's still obviously incredibly cheap.

    https://fiber.salt.ch/en/fiber/internet
     
  18. ssjninjamonkey

    Gangster

    Joined: 21 Jun 2007

    Posts: 103

    FTTH 450|20 as odd as that is for 50 a month
     
  19. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

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    I pay 30 chf not 40.
     
  20. Caged

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Just upgraded at work, now paying a bargain £417+VAT for 500Mbps :p