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New activation fee comes into effect from today
Thursday 01 September 2005 10:16:00 by Andrew Ferguson

BT Wholesale announced a £10 price reduction in the activation fee for BT IPStream and BT Datastream based products back in June 2005. In the past some providers have complained that the activation fee is a barrier to entry, to mitigate this some providers offer free or deferred payment schemes making that initial first bill smaller.

Since we are expecting to hear from a fair number of providers in the next few days, we will simply add details of their price changes to this news item, rather than have a single news item for every provider. If you are a provider and have lowered your activation or now made it free, please email with the details and we will endeavour to add you. All fees shown include VAT, unless otherwise stated.

C2 Internet: Activation fees on Business Lite 501 and Business 201 products will drop from £50+VAT to £40+VAT.

Eclipse: £47 activation, mirroring reduction from BT Wholesale.

EFH Broadband: Activation reduced from £58.75 to £44.99 inc.

Entanet: Reduced from £55 to £45.

Griffin Internet: Activation fee reduced from £58.75 to £47.

NewNet: Now £47.

PlusNet: The two activation fees have dropped to £47 and £58.75 depending on the contract type selected. The deferred activation scheme for people who now join PlusNet will see the payback fee drop by £9.40 until year five, when nothing is owed.

Total Web Solutions: £40+VAT for activation.

Vispa: Activation is now £47.

Zazizam: Activation now £47.

Zen Internet: Activation reduced to £47 on all Home and Office ADSL products.


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