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£75 and £125 Sainsbury's vouchers on BT Broadband and Infinity

BT Consumer has tweaked a few of its offers and the value of the gift cards, with the later only being available for online orders before 17th September 2014.

As always BT Broadband requires you to take voice line rental from BT, which is £15.99 per month (rising to £16.99 on 1st December 2014, line rental saver plans are available).

The full range of BT products are in our main listing for BT Consumer products.

Comments

You could argue that that money they are giving away could be better used - you know maybe a little bit going to those uneconomical to upgrade cabs.

  • Kebabselector
  • over 3 years ago

@Kebabselector

This has precisely nothing to do with Openreach's cabinet roll-out as it is BT Retail. It's aimed fair and square at competing with other ISPs.

Also, it's extremely unlikely BT Retail are paying face value for those vouchers. You can be certain that they are heavily discounted by the retailer as the offer is, to some extent, helpful to them as well.

  • TheEulerID
  • over 3 years ago

Hi Broadband.
They are trying to get the new FTTC take up rate 15% on to Market 3 thus generating compertion with the other ISP,s.

  • Blackmamba
  • over 3 years ago

"This has precisely nothing to do with Openreach's cabinet roll-out as it is BT Retail."

Wrong. Openreach and BT Retail have the same owner, and cross-subsidising to a degree between various BT companies is common practice. And most users, rightly so, just see it as BT, with all its shortcomings.

And users rightly expect decent telecom services, and not having BT wasted so much money on other adventures. Unfortunately, there is no proper telecom regulation, Ofcom is a joke.

  • JNeuhoff
  • over 3 years ago

@JNeuhoff

If it was a subsidy, Ofcom would be down on them like a tone of bricks, and it would also contravene competition law. Just accept it for what it is. An ISP promotional offer that has to stand on its own merits. If BT Retail made a loss, then you might have a point, but it doesn't. Given that Ofcom apply rules to BT Retail pricing that guarantee profit margins to (efficient) competitors, you can guarantee this stuff is closely monitored by competitors and they would have no compunction about raising a complaint.

  • TheEulerID
  • over 3 years ago

People should look at how much these services are going to cost int he long term unless they are going to change providers at the end of every contract.

  • zyborg47
  • over 3 years ago

Hi ZY
Exactly ZY you should be in it for the long term for price and service so select your ISP and do not be loyal. Just check who pays the ferry man.

  • Blackmamba
  • over 3 years ago

I have been using my provider for over 2 years, I admit I did have a long contract, but I am out of it now and to be honest, I do not feel like moving to any of the large providers, even if they do offer a slightly faster service. Not much difference in any of them, to be honest.

  • zyborg47
  • over 3 years ago

Hi ZY Good thinking if you are not happy with the service move on that what is called compertion and service.

  • Blackmamba
  • over 3 years ago

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