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    SSE New kid on the block?

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      SSE New kid on the block?

      Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) added Broadband and Telephone service to their energy portfolio some time ago but until now have been regarded as a minor player. Is their latest offer an attempt to improve their market share?

      FTTC broadband up to 76 Mb/s download speed free for 18 months when taking line rental at 16 per month with unlimited calls to UK land lines and fair use international calls to 22 countries up to 70 minutes duration for 5 per month. SSE have also stated that these prices are fixed for the duration of the offer provided that the government do not add a levy to the service or change the rate of VAT. They are not even making a delivery charge for their router.

      OK, so the unlimited broadband is subject to acceptable use and traffic management which appears to be QoS but could be hiding insufficient backhaul provision.

      All in all it appears to be an impressive offering so will the big players take it seriously? Are we likely to see unlimited FTTC being offered free for the full duration of the minimum contract period by BT, Sky or any of the other broadband service providers?


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      Re: SSE New kid on the block?

      Have had a quick read through this and seen enough to make me wary! There's also a dedicated user forum but haven't had a chance to look through that yet. My initial impression is that it looks like good value for the price over the 18 month period but will it be a robust and reliable service?
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      Re: SSE New kid on the block?

      See this SSE broadband/phone service is being managed by Daisy Group, that is the company that came out of all the Pipex reorganisations and personnel battles.
      So cannot be that bad.

      See though they do charge 3.50 a month for caller display and its 1.50 for the basic 1571 wholesale call mimder, 3.00 for the more advanced one.
      They also have a charge of 1 a month for monthly billing, the default free billing method is quarterly.

      This is the router they use;
      https://www.provu.co.uk/technicolor-tg589vac.html
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      Re: SSE New kid on the block?

      Quote Originally Posted by reddwarfcrew View Post
      Seems like a mixed bag of comments, but I detect a general trend of pro- from amongst those judging it on cost and anti- from amongst those judging it on performance. Or is that just me?

      I recall avoiding Sky Broadband during its first year of life, to give it time to settle down and get established. Moved to Sky from PIPEX in 2007 and stayed with them as I'm generally happy with both the cost and performance. So don't think I'll be tempted by SSE.
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      Re: SSE New kid on the block?

      Quote Originally Posted by speedyrite View Post
      Seems like a mixed bag of comments, but I detect a general trend of pro- from amongst those judging it on cost and anti- from amongst those judging it on performance. Or is that just me?

      I recall avoiding Sky Broadband during its first year of life, to give it time to settle down and get established. Moved to Sky from PIPEX in 2007 and stayed with them as I'm generally happy with both the cost and performance. So don't think I'll be tempted by SSE.
      Yep, sounds like you get what you pay for. If you're an average user, no gaming, no streaming then it's probably value for money.
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      Re: SSE New kid on the block?

      Quote Originally Posted by reddwarfcrew View Post
      Yep, sounds like you get what you pay for. If you're an average user, no gaming, no streaming then it's probably value for money.
      Agreed. We do a lot of streaming, so wouldn't want to switch to them and find it to be slow/unreliable.
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