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    News - Ofcom drops restrictions on BT pricing

    BT is now free to charge what it wants for its services, which could precipitate a telco price war in the UK.
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    Re: News - Ofcom drops restrictions on BT pricing

    ohh dear :S thats not good

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    Re: News - Ofcom drops restrictions on BT pricing

    Why? I can't see it but as a good thing.

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    Re: News - Ofcom drops restrictions on BT pricing

    Quote Originally Posted by barwell1992 View Post
    ohh dear :S thats not good
    Yeah not sure how you read this. This is brilliant news for the consumer. If you fear that BT will now bump its prices up then you have misread the article.

    It means BT can now charge less for bunldes compared to when they had restrictions in place. To compete with SKY and Virgin BT can now lower bundle prices. Good news if you use BT for services like broadband, Telephone and BT.

    Although I think BT were offering very cheap bundles to existing customers already if they threatened to move. I pay only 14 pounds for my option 3 bt boardband for example.

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    Re: News - Ofcom drops restrictions on BT pricing

    Tiscali is still cheap

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    Re: News - Ofcom drops restrictions on BT pricing

    Quote Originally Posted by Brewster0101 View Post
    Although I think BT were offering very cheap bundles to existing customers already if they threatened to move. I pay only 14 pounds for my option 3 bt boardband for example.
    Really....

    /me starts stroking beard and cackling.

    Last bill off them was quarterly bill from them was nearly 200 quid, I smell a phonecall and some haggling in my near future.

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    Re: News - Ofcom drops restrictions on BT pricing

    they can't do much for the premium numbers you've been dialing, the girls their need their money.
    throw new ArgumentException (String, String, Exception)

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    Re: News - Ofcom drops restrictions on BT pricing

    Quote Originally Posted by OilSheikh View Post
    Tiscali is still cheap
    Cheap does not always mean that it is good though, and this was reflected in the amount of calls and emails I used to recieve from friends and family who were having broadband issues.

    In the end I was getting too many phone and email requests for help from people on either Tiscali or talktalk so I've told people that I'm no longer able to give them assistance and check their hardware every time they have issues such as ping spikes, high pings and response times and data loss.

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    Re: News - Ofcom drops restrictions on BT pricing

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    they can't do much for the premium numbers you've been dialing, the girls their need their money.
    Ouch. Forum Ninja burn.

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    Re: News - Ofcom drops restrictions on BT pricing

    Quote Originally Posted by Lee @ SCAN View Post
    Cheap does not always mean that it is good though, and this was reflected in the amount of calls and emails I used to recieve from friends and family who were having broadband issues.

    In the end I was getting too many phone and email requests for help from people on either Tiscali or talktalk so I've told people that I'm no longer able to give them assistance and check their hardware every time they have issues such as ping spikes, high pings and response times and data loss.
    2nd'd. Tiscali can be hell. Touch wood my Virgin cable is lovely. Others have had pure hell.

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    Re: News - Ofcom drops restrictions on BT pricing

    Quote Originally Posted by Lee @ SCAN View Post
    Cheap does not always mean that it is good though, and this was reflected in the amount of calls and emails I used to recieve from friends and family who were having broadband issues.

    In the end I was getting too many phone and email requests for help from people on either Tiscali or talktalk so I've told people that I'm no longer able to give them assistance and check their hardware every time they have issues such as ping spikes, high pings and response times and data loss.
    Has never let me down. But, then again, different people have different experiences.

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    Re: News - Ofcom drops restrictions on BT pricing

    Aggressive pricing sounds good!

    My 8mb deal delivers a lordly 2.5mb - one third of the speed; one third of the the price!!!!!!

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    Re: News - Ofcom drops restrictions on BT pricing

    Quote Originally Posted by macbeth1959 View Post
    Aggressive pricing sounds good!

    My 8mb deal delivers a lordly 2.5mb - one third of the speed; one third of the the price!!!!!!
    2.5mb is not that bad, there are people getting alot worse.

    Anyhow its up to 8mb , they do state clearly that speed to affected by how far you live from the local exchange. I used to live 300 meters or so from my local exchange and got 7.1mb - had to move though and now only get 5mb.

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    Re: News - Ofcom drops restrictions on BT pricing

    I'm firmly in the this is bad news camp. BT already throttle the life out of connections in the evenings, charging less for the service is hardly going to improve things.......

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