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#1 Elliot B.

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 06:51

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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Posted 09 August 2013 - 07:05

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.



#3 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 07:15

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.



#4 OP Elliot B.

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 07:16

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 07:21

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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Posted 09 August 2013 - 07:21

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#7 OP Elliot B.

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 07:23

http://www.thinkbroa...r-students.html

 

If you are a student....

Unfortunately, I'm not.



#8 Daedroth

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 07:28

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.moneysupe...roadband/deals/. You can sort the results by contract length.



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Posted 09 August 2013 - 07:28

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.moneysupe...roadband/deals/. You can sort the results by contract length.

Very nice, thank you! :)



#10 mps69

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 07:55

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 £17 a month is available to customers outside our network area (£30 set-up cost for existing Sky TV customers). Connect has a monthly usage cap of 40GB and is subject to a Traffic Management Policy. Sky Fibre Unlimited not available to existing fibre customers except cable. Sky Line Rental payable (£14.50 per month). 12 month min subscriptions apply.

 

Hope that helps



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Posted 09 August 2013 - 09:22

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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Posted 09 August 2013 - 10:17

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



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Posted 09 August 2013 - 11:40

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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Posted 09 August 2013 - 11:59

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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Posted 09 August 2013 - 12:44

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.