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    BT to increase line rental

    This is a discussion on BT to increase line rental within the General chat forums, part of the Community channel category; That BT basic offer is really easy to find going in straight via the normal bt .com website *****NOT***** how ...

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      Re: BT to increase line rental

      That BT basic offer is really easy to find going in straight via the normal bt.com website
      *****NOT***** how the heck do company's get away with hiding offers like this away out of site like they do! :-( This would be perfect for my Mum.
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      Re: BT to increase line rental

      Quote Originally Posted by seawright View Post
      The question is, where a standing charge (the line rental) is shared between two utilities (telephone and broadband) should the full standing charge be incorporated into the total cost of one or the other? In the case of VM the monthly broadband cost increases by 11 which compares favourably with 15.99 line rental for customers who don't require a telephone service.

      I know it's like trying to compare apples with oranges but energy suppliers used to provide nil standing charge tariffs until Ofgem stepped in and forbade this practice.
      I suspect Ofcom would act in a similar fashion if ISPs were to sell broadband in the way you suggest.
      OK, I see what you mean now.

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      Re: BT to increase line rental

      Quote Originally Posted by seawright View Post
      energy suppliers used to provide nil standing charge tariffs until Ofgem stepped in and forbade this practice.
      I suspect Ofcom would act in a similar fashion if ISPs were to sell broadband in the way you suggest.
      Actually ofgem didn't force energy companies to get rif of the standing charge tariff. I know of one energy company that does not offer a standing charge. Ebico.

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      Re: BT to increase line rental

      Quote Originally Posted by NickStone View Post
      Actually ofgem didn't force energy companies to get rif of the standing charge tariff. I know of one energy company that does not offer a standing charge. Ebico.
      That's interesting. SSE used to have nil standing charge tariffs for both gas and electricity but they removed them when Ofgem ruled that supplier must simplify their charging structure. I don't know how independent Ebico is but I note that both their gas and electricity is supplied by SSE.

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      Re: BT to increase line rental

      Quote Originally Posted by seawright View Post
      That's interesting. SSE used to have nil standing charge tariffs for both gas and electricity but they removed them when Ofgem ruled that supplier must simplify their charging structure. I don't know how independent Ebico is but I note that both their gas and electricity is supplied by SSE.
      Ebico are a small not for profit energy company that partner up with SSE (for England) to produce bills and supply energy. They partner another company in Scotlamd and another in Wales.
      The good thing about Ebico (for me) is that they don't have shareholders, there is only one tariff for everyone and no standing charge. Ideal for those like me who are low energy users.

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      Re: BT to increase line rental

      Due to there being a pre-pay meter in place when i first moved to where i am now, i found ebico to be the best value until i could get the meter changed to a normal one.

      Unlike every single other company at the time, they didn't charge extra for having this type of meter.
      (A practice which i found ridiculous considering they're generally only installed for low income or perhaps social housing properties).

      It was SSE who supplied the electricity & sent the bills, which bizarrely were less than would have been had i gone direct to SSE.

     

     
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