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Do any UK ISPs offer contract lengths under 18 months?

My parents signed up to Plusnet a year ago and they only offered 18-month contracts. That's too long for me.

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Lots of smaller ISP's do like Zen but this only applies to their ADSL/ADSL2+ offerings. Its different with FTTC as BT Openreach impose a minimum term of 12 months.

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Most, if not all the major players offer 12-18 month contracts, that I'm aware of.

 

Interesting point you bring up though, as some do regret going with certain isp's, only to have found out they could have gotten a better deal with a rival 6 months down the line.

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I've been told about this website, seems useful :)

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Post Office Home phone and broadband are 12 months. They use TalkTalk as their wholesale provider now.

 

In fact - Plusnet are also 12 months.

 

http://www.plus.net/home-broadband/

 

 

 

  1. This offer is only available to customers signing up for a 12 month minimum term. If you leave Plusnet in your first 12 months you will have to pay an early termination charge relating to the period remaining on your contract.

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I signed up for a 12 month Sky broadband contract almost a year ago. It's up for renewal at the end of the month.

 

Try http://www.moneysupermarket.com/broadband/deals/. You can sort the results by contract length.

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I signed up for a 12 month Sky broadband contract almost a year ago. It's up for renewal at the end of the month.

 

Try http://www.moneysupermarket.com/broadband/deals/. You can sort the results by contract length.

Very nice, thank you! :)

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From the Sky site, for broadband.

 

 

Speeds vary with location and line quality. No traffic management policy for Sky Broadband Unlimited or Sky Fibre Unlimited. External factors such as internet congestion can affect speed.

Sky network and selected fibre areas only. Sky Broadband Connect at

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Virgin Media do, but you have to choose your contract carefully.

I think it might be the internet only (IE no phone line), which means you have to have fiber.

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BT provide 12 month contracts last time I looked but as usual line rental still applies

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BT provide 12 month contracts last time I looked but as usual line rental still applies

They do, but as with many ISP that provide 12 month contract it's limited to the lower-mid end offerings and the top packages or best deals are only 18 month... unless of course you call them up and get them to do you a 'deal'.

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Maybe a little pricey compared to the major players, but Zen Internet's broadband is on a one month contract. Been with them pretty much since broadband existed and never had a complaint.

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Maybe a little pricey compared to the major players, but Zen Internet's broadband is on a one month contract. Been with them pretty much since broadband existed and never had a complaint.

They have monthly usage caps, eugh. Not for me. I always download at least 1000 GB per month.

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ADSL24 do 1month contracts. However, it'll take 9 months to fix a fault.

 

Resellers of Entanet tend to offer 1month contracts IIRC

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They have monthly usage caps, eugh. Not for me. I always download at least 1000 GB per month.

Always amazes me how people manage such huge amounts. Don't think I've ever gone past 50-60GB.  :laugh: (And I'm on the 'net nearly all day every day as I'm a web developer.)

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Always amazes me how people manage such huge amounts. Don't think I've ever gone past 50-60GB.  :laugh: (And I'm on the 'net nearly all day every day as I'm a web developer.)

 

I'm a web dev too and i do about 150gig a month

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I'm a web dev too and i do about 150gig a month

Just goes to show how much people's 'net use varies. I've never had a large usage amount.

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Always amazes me how people manage such huge amounts. Don't think I've ever gone past 50-60GB.  :laugh: (And I'm on the 'net nearly all day every day as I'm a web developer.)

Two examples are:

1) I game on Steam a lot (and I regularly have to download games from my library).

2) I have a Greasemonkey script that automatically switches YouTube stream to 1080p ones.

Little things like the above soon add up.

 

P.S. I used to live in Cannock :)

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Plusnet's Unlimited (without phone) defaults on a 12 month contract. You can actually be un-contracted but the package costs more. 

http://www.plus.net/home-broadband/unlimited/broadband-only/

 

As long as you don't want fiber because BT actually contract the ISP to an 18month contract which gets handed down to the consumer. Hence why all FTTC packages (expect Virgin) are 18 months.

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