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New fibre broadband deals from Primus Saver
Tuesday 01 October 2013 09:55:28 by Andrew Ferguson

The competition is increasing for peoples custom in the fibre based broadband arena, and Primus Saver has entered the fray. The pricing is not as bargain basement as TalkTalk with its Fibre Medium service at £12.50 per month and people need to keep an eye out for the line rental costs, as for the fibre products voice line rental is £14.90 per month, rather than the standard Primus Saver price of £11.39.

On all the fibre products, voice line rental at £14.90 applies, reduces to the equivalent of £10 per month if you pay 12 months in advance and a £20 activation fee applies to the broadband service.

  • Up to 38 Mbps Fibre Broadband, unlimited data, free evening and weekend calls. £8/month for the first 3 months, then £16/month
  • Up to 76 Mbps Fibre Broadband, unlimited data, free evening and weekend calls. £10/month for 3 months then £20/month
  • Up to 76 Mbps Fibre Broadband, unlimited data, anytime UK calls. £15/month for 3 months then £25/month

The availability of fibre based broadband without the voice line rental going to the same provider appears to be decreasing. In the recent case of Zen by paying a supplement existing customers have been able to upgrade to their unlimited fibre products and posts on our forums suggests this even works for new users. We doubt whether the same flexibility will apply with Primus Saver who are in a different sector of the market.


Posted by csimon over 3 years ago
It's all becoming extremely anti-competitive. There's not actually a great deal to choose between providers. It's like energy companies, a bewildering array of tariffs & options and we're brainwashed into spending time and energy researching alternatives and switching but at the end of the day it's all basically the same and, as you say, most tie you into multiplay or long term contracts, all of which negates any benefits of competition.
Posted by NetGuy over 3 years ago
"Anti competitive" ? Sorry, in the most polite terms, I disagree.

If you look at the pricing from a number of other ISPs, you'll find considerable range of cost, a few different contract lengths, and data usage allowances vary widely.

There may be a few similar products and prices at the "budget" end, where they tie a customer into a bundle, based on line rental, calls and internet, but if you have a BT / Primus / Post Office line (and other telecom services using BT/Openreach wholesale), you should be able to get fibre services from a range of firms.
Posted by NetGuy over 3 years ago
I've not looked at every option (and there are perhaps a dozen smaller ISPs for residential users, based on the '' site) but there are several I cannot afford.

I'm tempted to try Primus 38 Mbps service, as it's unlimited (and estimated speed here is under 40 Mbps anyway). Price-wise it is similar to Plusnet but without the limited (day time) allowance (Plusnet would limit usage to 40 GB on Essentials Fibre).

I pay Primus 5.99 for line rental. New line rental cost will work out lower at a flat 10/month, and they'll install a (2nd) line free.
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