Latest information about Picnic
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Latest information about Picnic
We have been informed that Picnic is open to employees only throughout the testing stages and will be launching in the VERY near future.
Picnic has acquired a new version of the Netgear router and the installation disk is even easier to follow. Picnic Broadband is only available for self installation hence why they have simplified it even more. The router is a DG834GV4. The router has a non removable aerial. The CD is simple! The Software within the router has been updated and a few bugs have been fixed. Apparently made even MORE secure.
The phone number for Picnic is : 08702 222222
When you press option 1, you are prompted to say your postcode and telephone number. This will run an automatic check for available services while the caller is on the phone. The Sky Broadband connect package for customers outside of Easynet's LLU is still available for Picnic Broadband customers, It will not be known as Connect, pricing/name is not yet accepted by Ofcom.
Picnic Broadband runs through the usual Easynet DSLAMS in the exchange. Phone is currently CPS only, but great savings can be made as significantly cheaper than BT.
Picnic services will be sold like sky, TopupTV etc user can have 1,2 or all of the services. They do not have to have TV!!!!!!! so its excellent however the prices obviously higher than they are with Sky.
Set up fee is the same for all broadband packages, however that fee is not yet confirmed. Phone and TV have no set up fee's. However users will require a Picnic set top box in order to receive Picnic TV and you cannot use any other box with a card slot.
Customers will have full access to there account via the ready to launch new Picnic website. You can become a customer via here and log into your account via here to make changes to any of the packages that you may have.
For instance, should you be on the (MAX) "it will not be known as MAX" Broadband and want to downgrade you can log into the picnic website using the username and password you set up when placing your order. You then simply make the changes and them the date of which the changes are due to complete is shown on the screen.
Picnic's MOTTO for things to be simple is true! When it comes down to the Picnic phone number you only have a few options to choose from, and when you need to make changes to your account its even easier. We are lead to believe the motto is: EASE OF USE
The TV is still being looked into by OFCOM. Information relating to the ongoing case can be found on the OFCOM website.
This is being discussed here or feel free to visit our sister site, PicnicBroadbandUser
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