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Direct Save Telecom selling FTTP starting at £4.95 per month
Saturday 31 January 2015 08:58:51 by Andrew Ferguson

Last September we covered Direct Save Telecom starting to sell FTTH at a site in Andover where IFNL had built a FTTH network, now the service appears to be available at over 30 locations with the first three months of service free and a basic 25 Mbps down, 5 Mbps upload service costing £4.95 per month, plus the ubiquitous voice line rental at £14.45 per month.

The 25 Mbps service is described as suitable for light users and for some reason only the 40/10 (£8.95/m) and faster services are good for HD Streaming and they recommend the 100/15 service (£25/m) for online gaming, with heavy gamers being pushed towards the full fat 300/30 service at £48.50 per month. £70 activation fee applies, or if already live on the IFNL network this reduces to £25.

A handful of the live locations are Brooklands - Milton Keynes, Filton North Airfield - Bristol, Kings Cross Central - London, Sowerby Gateway - Thirsk and Woods Meadow - Lowestoft. The Direct Save Telecom site has the full list and all the product options.


Posted by zyborg47 over 2 years ago
Their FTTC prices looks ok, but it depends on what they are like as a company, in customer service and quality of their service. Also, they do not say what the upload speed is and once again they want us to pay a postage for their router which I may not want.

Posted by csimon over 2 years ago
Why is voice line required for FTTH? Is it provided over fibre in this case?
Posted by zyborg47 over 2 years ago
Blame BT, They are the ones that will not allow it without line rental.
Posted by FirstNetServ2 over 2 years ago
" Blame BT, They are the ones that will not allow it without line rental."

this isnt copper like FTTC. this is proper fibre. so should not need voice.
Posted by andrew (Favicon staff member) over 2 years ago
Nothing to do with BT, is a FTTH service over IFNL network
Posted by zyborg47 over 2 years ago
Sorry, i missed the IFNL part :), ok so they are copying BT, because BT will not allow FTTH without line rental either.
Posted by fastman over 2 years ago
these are developement where you can only buy an INFL servcie and probably no Openreach copper on these sites
Posted by csimon over 2 years ago
I really think they should be advertising £19.40 for the package, rather than claiming £4.95 for FTTH. It's incredibly misleading because you can't buy that.

Their line rental charge is actually relatively cheap, but I just hate this practice of bundling and then artificially separating out the cheapest part of it to make it look good.
Posted by zyborg47 over 2 years ago
I agree with you Csimon, but they all seem to do it and nothing is said, even the useless Offcom seems to sit down on their backside and let if go.
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