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Why can I only choose between 10gb and unlimited usage? No middle ground?

The cycnic in me thinks that these deals are craftily constructed.

 

I'm currently on the unlimted call plan + BB with a 10gb usage limit.  I have found my usage to now be right on the cusp of the limit for the last few months, and have been charged £5 for going just over.  I don't really think this justifies paying for unlimited usage, or paying £5 for a few hundred Mb.  Added to this, the usage monitor seems to be inaccurate or at least too slow to update to be useful in monitoring my usage accurately.

 

I'd also like to add that my broadband speed is also very poor (~ 1.5mbps), so I can't really take advantage of an unlimited service as even using the iplayer is shaky at the best of times.  I cannot receive infinity.

 

So, why no middle ground?

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Re: Why can I only choose between 10gb and unlimited usage? No middle ground?

Hi heyho and welcome

 

Is your contract due to end soon?

 

If so, you could call BT and try to negotiate a better deal, or even go down the route of requesting your MAC code - the latter doesn't have to be used after it has been given to you. I see you're on the 10GB usage, but if you were to check on the price for unlimited BB, you could end up actually paying less than your current price for 10GB, with the knowledge that if you did go over, it'll cost you nothing extra.

 

I've just renewed my contract for another 12 months, giving me Unlimited Anytime Calls, plus BB option 3, which is now called 'Unlimited Broadband extra' at a very good price.

 

Without giving too much away, my BB works out to be less than £9 pm (based on the cost of adding the old UAC price) or way under £8 pm (based on the cost for adding the new UAC price of £7 pm).

 

The current online price for Unlimited BBextra is £21 pm (free for 6 months but an 18 month contract), then you need to add UAC and line rental to that price too (£21+£7+£15.45 =£43.45 or £38.75 if you have LRS)

 

The amount that you may get your BB for does depend on how may ISP's are at your exchange.

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Re: Why can I only choose between 10gb and unlimited usage? No middle ground?


@DS wrote:

Hi heyho and welcome

 

Is your contract due to end soon?

 

If so, you could call BT and try to negotiate a better deal, or even go down the route of requesting your MAC code - the latter doesn't have to be used after it has been given to you. I see you're on the 10GB usage, but if you were to check on the price for unlimited BB, you could end up actually paying less than your current price for 10GB, with the knowledge that if you did go over, it'll cost you nothing extra.

 

I've just renewed my contract for another 12 months, giving me Unlimited Anytime Calls, plus BB option 3, which is now called 'Unlimited Broadband extra' at a very good price.

 

Without giving too much away, my BB works out to be less than £9 pm (based on the cost of adding the old UAC price) or way under £8 pm (based on the cost for adding the new UAC price of £7 pm).

 

The current online price for Unlimited BBextra is £21 pm (free for 6 months but an 18 month contract), then you need to add UAC and line rental to that price too (£21+£7+£15.45 =£43.45 or £38.75 if you have LRS)

 

The amount that you may get your BB for does depend on how may ISP's are at your exchange.


What is UAC? Unlimited Anytime Calls? And since when has this been £7 per month. At my last reckoning it was about £5-15. And what is LRS?

I don't like too many acronyms unless there are in common usage or parlance, even if on a specialist forum.

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HHGTTG wrote:

What is UAC? Unlimited Anytime Calls? And since when has this been £7 per month. At my last reckoning it was about £5-15. And what is LRS?

I don't like too many acronyms unless there are in common usage or parlance, even if on a specialist forum.


INCYDK BT increased prices recently.TTFN, HHGTTG. LOL.

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