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On Tue, 27 Jul 2010, tom wrote:
On 27/07/10 07:49, Gordon Henderson wrote:Last time I looked you had to pay a large fee to change over and/or a large monthly amountOn Tue, 27 Jul 2010, Terry Hill wrote:People shouldn't be tied down to long contracts. It's a ridiculous system with no benefit whatsoever for the consumer. People should stay because they like the service, not because they have to.We're not tied to long contracts. You always have a choice - well, for-now, anyway. You can get a phone line installed on a monthly contract and you can get broadband installed on a monthly contract too. You just need to pick companies that are not BT or TalkTalk (or their subsiduaries)Gordon
Last time YOU looked, YOU had to pay a large fee. I don't.I don't because I never allowed myself to be signed-up for a long-term contract in the first place. Actually not quite true - when I got my BT line 8.5 years ago there was very little choice at the time, so I had to put up with a 1-year contract on it, however that's long-gone. I pay them quarterly and I'm on a quarterly contract, which I could get down to a monthly one by migrating the line to another provider.
Braodband too - everyone has a choice of over 100 ISPs to choose from, regardless of LLU in their exchange. Some, like BTretail will insist on a 12 month or longer contract, but others (most others) are monthly.
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