on 21-02-2011 23h39
Sorry if this has been asked and answered elsewhere on this forum, but if it has, I can't find it.
So the question is:
I am considering moving to a different ISP. What happens to my @btinternet email addresses?
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on 22-02-2011 7h53
on 22-02-2011 10h07
The reason I'm thinking of leavin BT is that my phone line and broadband is over £42 per month. With other providers I can get a bit more for just under £20, and that includes anytime calls and plenty of 0870 and 0845 minutes (I know that these are free with BT). The only problem is that I would lose my BTvision; so I'd have to buy a Freeview PVR as a one-off cost of about £130.
on 22-02-2011 14h05
Just had a phone call from BT. I've been offered a much better deal. It would tie me in on a 12 month contract, (but still £5 a month dearer than the opposition), so I've got a decision to make.
Positives are that I could keep my BTvision and email adresses. So I wouldn't need to buy a PVR.
Tne negative factor is the £60 over the next year and quality of help from the BT reps in Pune. My experience of that over the years hasn't been very good at all. The "other" provider that I might go to has excellent customer service (one of my sons is already a customer).
on 22-02-2011 19h18
on 22-02-2011 20h18
Just a thought... If you were to set up an alternative Gmail account (or a standard Yahoo! account since you are familiar with the interface) and begin using that new account right away for all your email, you can forward (or collect with POP3?) all your @btinternet BT Yahoo! Mail to your new account so you don't miss any, but gradually inform your emailers of your new address. When people have stopped using your old email address (perhaps after a few months) then cancel your BT Yahoo! Premium service (at £1.54/month).
on 22-02-2011 23h10
on 23-02-2011 13h12
Well, I've just signed up to an extra 12 months with BT. Even though it is £5 a month more than the alternative deal I could have got, it means that I don't need to shell out to buy a PVR right now (I can still use my BTvision as a PVR without buying any extra services).
I have created a Gmail account (but it took a long time to find a unique ID) and over the next 12 months I will migrate all my important sites like banks, shops and clubs etc to this Gmail address (39 of them so far that I can think of, not including the 101 people in my address book). So in 12 months, it will be a lot easier to move to a different ISP.
As for T'interweb when I'm out and about, I use my Three phone via bluetooth to my laptop - works fine even in remote camping areas and I get unlimited internet from Three included in my £15 a month contract. BTW, Three is the only network that works at home without dropouts. (Vodafone and O2 just don't work reliably enough).
Thanks for all of the comments from you all; they have helped me to make my decision.
on 23-02-2011 16h28