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Friday, October 10th, 2014 (8:13 am) - Score 516

UK ISP PlusNet Business has slashed the cost of their ‘up to’ 18Mbps capable standard unlimited broadband and phone bundle to just £2.50 +vat per month for the first 12 months of service (£13 thereafter), with line rental being added on top at £10.50 per month (standard payg call charges apply).

The new offer, which is expected to run until 4th November 2014, also requires subscribers to take out a 24 month contract term. Customers can then expect to receive a free wireless router (Technicolor 582n), unlimited email, UK based 24/7 customer support, one free website domain, 250MB of website space and a Static IP address can also be requested.

As usual it’s also possible to add Anytime calls to UK landlines for +£4 per month. Alternatively Anytime UK calls can be bundled with +500 minutes to UK mobiles, US mobiles and landlines in the ISPs top 20 international locations for +£12 and paying +£19 will get you 1000 minutes.

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  1. dadey says:

    I see they have cheaper line rental than residential just goes to show mugs of customers pay for the rip off line rental not just plusnet every isp and you wonder why people are pead off because rip off Britain a shambles of a country .

    1. adslmax says:

      Yes u are 100% right.

      Shame ofcom isn’t care to do something to banned this!

    2. GNewton says:

      It needs a clear separation between line rental, the voice telephony package, and the whatever DSL component. This is one of the reasons why the physical last mile access infrastructure should be maintained by completely seperate company, and not be a BT Openreach. Line rental should not be allowed to subsidise the broadband component.

    3. X66yh says:

      Yes, but can you imagine the screams of outrage if the full cost of broadband was indeed dumped onto broadband and the subscribers forced to pay it.
      The plusnet forums would go into meltdown.

      Given that there are more pure phone lines than broadband activated phone lines if the cross subsidy was eliminated then BB charges would increase significantly.
      Poster @adslmax would have heart failure

    4. GNewton says:

      “Given that there are more pure phone lines than broadband activated phone lines if the cross subsidy was eliminated then BB charges would increase significantly.”

      That would actually be a good thing. For example, it might open the way for more alternative network providers to implement and offer their own services, such as fibre or netxgen wireless options.

    5. WebDude says:

      “I see they have cheaper line rental than residential”

      You’re not comparing “like with like”.

      Residential lowest cost line rental with PN is, what, 12.99/month INC VAT, that’s about 10.80 +VAT. OK, this business rate is a little below, but the broadband portion is an average of 7.75 over the 24 month contract, and that’s probably calculated on the business users mostly operating something like 40 hours a week not the 24×7 some residential users will.

      I agree it’s daft to have the cost of broadband as the headline figure (hence Sky offering FREE) when the phone line rental also needs to be included, but I think the wholesale price of the line is something like £8 a month from Openreach to the ISP, so there’s not a massive hike in cost to the £10-11 (+VAT) most people pay, but of course the ISP is seen as the villain, because most people ignore the costs the ISP pays, and they’re generally hidden from view.

      When you see the cost at about £2.50 for broadband and about £2.50 for the line (ie the ‘profit’ when you remove the Openreach charge for the line), the figures are much “fairer” looking.

      I use Primus, which charges me under £6 a month for the line. I can only imagine that some of their customers must spend a lot on calls, because I only use that line for the broadband and 0800 numbers, and it’s their other income which covers the low line rental for me.

  2. WebDude says:

    @GNewton – “It needs a clear separation between line rental, the voice telephony package, and the whatever DSL component.”

    Agreed, but I am not sure which firm was first to lump “high usage” for broadband (rather than 10 / 20 / 40 GB allowance) with the “unlimited” CALLS. It might have been someone outside the Openreach world, such as Virgin, which made the cable bundles of (a) number of TV channels + (b) equipment offering (video recorder facilities, such as Tivo, etc) + (c) phone calls package in ‘small’, ‘medium’, ‘large’ with prices to match. Once it was done, it seemed to be common to tie usage with calls, though I know PN doesn’t tie them together.

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