Short term 'fibre' broadband? Short term 'fibre' broadband?
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Posts 1 to 10 of 12
  1. #1

    Should post faster


    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Posts
    127

    Question Short term 'fibre' broadband?

    I was wondering if anyone could suggest any ISPs offering a good deal on fibre to the cabinet (or faster) short term (e.g. 6 month) broadband contracts (and/or a longer contract with good cancellation terms rather than a massive fee) . Last time I looked the only reasonable deal around was for 12months+.

    Reason I'm interested is that my current gig may not last long due to the imminent IR35 changes and I'm expecting to need to move - and there's no guarantee I'll need or want to move the broadband with me.

  2. #2

    Godlike

    ladymuck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    5,509

    Default

    I'm not entirely sure such a thing exists. You may have to look at a 3G/4G dongle, depending on what it is you're doing that requires you to have such high bandwidth.

  3. #3

    Super poster

    Hobosapien's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    LA - la la fantasy land
    Posts
    2,812

    Default

    A ploy I stumbled across, which may or may not still be possible or consistent across providers, is if moving and your current provider can't provide a similar service at the new address they have to offer you a free cancellation of any outstanding contract.

    So go with a local provider that doesn't offer a comprehensive service elsewhere.

    The simplest solution has already been suggested, use a 3g/4g/5g (BT apparently rolling this out now in twenty odd cities) dongle then you can do PAYG or take it with you without hassle providing there's a decent signal.

    Most providers seem to be offering longer contract minimum terms rather than shorter, though there probably will be shorter options but at increased cost, so you may not save that much if you do keep the service than paying a cancellation fee if you need to cut a cheaper service short. Check out what is on offer via SamKnows or other broadband availability checkers and do some maths for each possible scenario.
    Maybe tomorrow, I'll want to settle down. Until tomorrow, I'll just keep moving on.

  4. #4

    Godlike

    BoredBloke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    whereever the work is
    Posts
    7,190

    Default

    Direct Save Telecom do and I think Now tv do a 1 month rolling contract but not 100% sure. If you live in a building that uses hyperoptic fttp then I know they do because I used it a few years ago
    Rule Number 1 - Assuming that you have a valid contract in place always try to get your poo onto your timesheet, provided that the timesheet is valid for your current contract and covers the period of time that you are billing for.

    I preferred version 1!

  5. #5

    Contractor Among Contractors


    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Posts
    1,912

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by BoredBloke View Post
    Direct Save Telecom do and I think Now tv do a 1 month rolling contract but not 100% sure. If you live in a building that uses hyperoptic fttp then I know they do because I used it a few years ago
    Even if they don't Hyper optic let you "off the hook" for free if your new home is not covered by them (or at least they did 3-4 years ago).

    Your best bet is mobile broadband PAYG. The dongle will be an investment if you are contracting away from home often. Some providers ignore streaming video from the allowance so even 20GB/m should be enough unless you are downloading stuff like crazy.

  6. #6

    Should post faster

    GigiBronz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Posts
    136

    Default

    Smarty 1m contract, £18.75.
    Huawei B525 + Poynting XPOL-01.
    Last two might be a bit expensive though...

  7. #7

    Nervous Newbie


    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Posts
    8

    Default

    Thanks for all the suggestion. I have similar question with the OP, since I'm moving quite a lot. I might think about buying 4G dongle now. It might be cheaper for me.

  8. #8

    TykeLike

    SimonMac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    God's Own Republic Of Yorkshire
    Posts
    23,622

    Default

    I've just taken out this offer from EE

    Netgear Nighthawk M2 | Business Mobile Broadband | EE Business

    £25 a month for 50gb and a bullet proof mobile router
    “Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”

    ― Marcus Aurelius

  9. #9

    Contractor Among Contractors

    CheeseSlice's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Melting on your hamburger
    Posts
    1,837

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by sal View Post
    Even if they don't Hyper optic let you "off the hook" for free if your new home is not covered by them (or at least they did 3-4 years ago).
    They what?

    I use them. If your area/building is connected they'll let you pay month by month for a small amount more than on 12 month contracts. Its targeted at renters.

  10. #10

    Contractor Among Contractors


    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Posts
    1,912

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by CheeseSlice View Post
    They what?

    I use them. If your area/building is connected they'll let you pay month by month for a small amount more than on 12 month contracts. Its targeted at renters.
    I don't know how it is today, back when I used them I had to sign a 12m contract. About 6 months into it I had to move, Hyperoptic allowed me to break out of the contract early not having to pay any penalties (let me off the hook) on account that they couldn't offer their service in my new home.

    Quote Originally Posted by SimonMac View Post
    I've just taken out this offer from EE

    Netgear Nighthawk M2 | Business Mobile Broadband | EE Business

    £25 a month for 50gb and a bullet proof mobile router
    This one has special offer for 24m contract - £14/m £75 upfront for 50GB, which is a steal for mobile BB
    Last edited by sal; 17th October 2019 at 08:41.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •