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PlusNet’s Bank Holiday Offer – 12 Months Free UK Unlimited Broadband

Friday, May 1st, 2015 (7:39 am) - Score 1,056

Budget ISP PlusNet has launched a new promotion on their ‘up to’ 17Mbps unlimited broadband and free UK weekend calls package, which between 1st and 5th May 2015 will be offered completely free for the first 12 months of service to new customers (£9.99 per month thereafter) with £75 cashback.

The provider’s Bank Holiday special offer also requires you to take their Phone Line Rental service, which costs from the equivalent of £12.99 per month when pre-paid in advance for a year or £15.95 as a standard monthly charge.

Otherwise the package is based off a 12 month contract and also includes a free wireless router, free activation, McAfee Internet security and PlusNet SafeGuard (parental controls / website blocking etc.). Anytime UK calls can be added for an extra £5 per month and for another £2 on top of that you get 300 Anytime minutes to the top 35 international destinations.

As usual customers who live out in some remote rural areas may have to pay a bit more due to their residing outside of the ISPs “low cost area“. As a side note the ISP are also still offering their Unlimited Fibre Broadband (up to 38Mbps) service with included evening + weekend calls free for the first 6 months of service (returning to £14.99 a month thereafter).

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  1. Avatar Captain Cretin says:

    If they improved their service, they probably wouldnt need constant special offers to get/retain customers.

    1. Avatar Bob2002 says:

      Plusnet has trebled in size over the last five years so word of mouth can’t be hurting them that much. The poor online rankings are, I’d suggest, a self-selecting sample – most people on ISP forums I visit seem happy enough.

    2. Avatar Patrick says:

      They do pretty well in surveys and customer satisfaction awards so your point, purely anecdotal, is not backed up by evidence.

  2. Avatar cyclope says:

    As a customer myself i can say thay they since december last year have had problems with their network capacity at peak times, and although there was also several BT wholesale network issues,during some of this time,this made things more visible to customers who perhaps didn’t notice,or thought it normal that latency would increase dramatically and throughput reduce by upto 90% on occasions
    As for the awards to me they are all meaningless and are not a true representation of an ISP regardless

    1. Avatar X66yh says:

      There is someone either on the kitz forum or on TBB or both who seems to claim they have some “right” to the full 76/18Mbps download speeds 24/7 whenever they log in….as that is what they have paid for and anything less is a major network problem, and plusnet was in total meltdown.

      …errrr no you don’t anymore than you have a right to clear and un-congested roads 24/7 and the world of mass market domestic broadband does not revolve around what just a few “want”.

      If people want that sort of broadband service buy a leased line.

  3. Avatar Kevin says:

    New customers only,mine due for renewal but said its for new customers only,so much for loyalty

  4. Avatar cyclope says:

    Well when some of their customers signed up some 2yr+ ago they advertised that they would get line speed throughput 24/7, those are the conditions of their contracts, unlike what the terms are for newer contracts plusnet have done an about turn on that for new customers ,why could this be?
    My guess and it’s an educated guess based on facts , and that is because their current business model doesn’t allow them to run their network with any spare capacity at peak times, in fact it runs too hot some times and their endpoints become saturated , when you are paying for an always on service that is syncing at the full rates 80/20 and your downstream throughput is less than 50% of your normal throughput or your upstream throughput is less than 97% of normal level, so little that even browsing web pages loading are impacted then they do have some serious network related issues, and these have become more common place as their subscriber numbers increase
    Infact it has been suggested that by them not having suficent resourses available for the demand that they are in a way throttling peoples connections because they have failed to increase capacity enough so that these peak time issues cease,within a reasonable time scale
    And in the 8yrs that i have been on the internet only one ISP had this issue TISCALLI remember those shysters? but the server other isp’s never had peak time slow downs, or where significantly impacted when ever there was a big sporting event being streamed on the internet,

  5. Avatar Captain Cretin says:

    Claiming congestion on exchanges for slow speeds has been a Plusnet excuse for years; they told my parents that exchange congestion was the reason they could only get 2.4Mbps on ADSL2, when I got 6.5Mbps on the same exchange and using the same model of router, but a different ISP.

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