Just been looking around for alternative providers and the best jumping off site I have found so far is the OFCOM one, I was on there to report BT's terms of service when I found they approve four price comparison sites as impartial.
Just go to OFCOM or here is the link to the relevant page.
Hope this helps some of you.
Hi! May I know the email address you emailed BT regarding when your contract ends?
I want to know when mine ends too because frankly I'm fed up with the lack of help and the soaring costs of their service. Already looking into another phone and broadband provider.
Know the feeling.
This link will take you to the page you want to close your account / request your MAC number etc.
This link takes you to the general technical queries email page - I had to use technical queries as BT doesn't seem keen to let you email about contract ends dates.
Hope this helps.
Thanks for your help. I'm looking for a far better deal than BT! Moving soon!
Thanks again and best of luck.
Now I have my contract end date of 22 Aug - shoul BT have emailed / written to me warning that my contract was about to end?
I did I just dream that?
Anyone know the rules on this?
should BT have emailed / written to me warning that my contract was about to end?
Only if you were on a renewable contract.
On the BT website go about ordering a Phone Calling Plan or if you have a BT At Home online account "Change Your Calling Plan". After you confirm your phone #, it gives you a list to Choose Calling Plan; at top is your contract dates. Then make sure you Cancel of course.
I don't know if this is recent, but I've not noticed it before.
In fact, you showed me how to get to this in the other thread when you pointed out the contradictory statements about free calls.
Thanks for the information. My contract was a renewable one and yes the end of contract date does appear at the top of the box you get if you go through the new calling plan rigmarole. The end of contract date really should be on the bill. So come on BT get your finger out and put the date where your paying customers can see it!
Anyway, I've now got a new contract with BT by phoning the new broadband contract number - 0800 111 4567 and telling them I wanted to downgrade my contract. Worked wonders. They offered me various incentives not to downgrade and I ended up with 18 months option 3 broadband with 6 months free - so I pay for 12 months and get 18.
Means I'm on an 18 month contract but I'm getting option 3 for about £15.33 a month instead of 22.99 I was paying.
I bet someone will come back saying they were offered a better deal But navigating BT prices, offers, special offers, time limited offers, bundled offers and all the rest is a nightmare.
And of course the "Pipex Plonkers".......I came away from them (and the Tiscali group) in favour of BT, BUT....and there is Always a "BUT" somewhere....kept getting told my maximum BroadBand speed could ONLY be 2.5. That was all the line would support.
After complaining and complaining they eventually send an engineer out.....changed the socket from ISDN to ADSL (faster) and put me "profile speed" up to 5 Mbps........so many people in the same road are getting 6.5 PLUS! WHERE'S MINE??
I kept phoning them and reminding them that January 4th isn't that far away until my contract ends (I kept a note from the DAY I signed up) and strangely enough the next time I did a BT Speed test check my profile was up to 5.5......more recently it has gone up again to 6.
SOoooooooooDon't let them tell you what they CAN'T do.....make them tell you what they CAN !!
Downgrading? Oh yes, that is also something I have asked about and YES, there is a penalty for effectively ending your contract IF you want to downgrade.......although I suppose they would be happy to waive that IF you were UPgrading......or do they really want to nit pick a few more pennies from our pockets?
I am now pulling the fluff from the bottom of my pockets so a down grade is definitely going to happen.
DON'T GET MAD........GET EVEN !! 🙂