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Direct Save Telecom selling FTTP starting at £4.95 per month

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.

Comments

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.

  • zyborg47
  • over 2 years ago

Why is voice line required for FTTH? Is it provided over fibre in this case?

  • csimon
  • over 2 years ago

Blame BT, They are the ones that will not allow it without line rental.

  • zyborg47
  • 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.

  • FirstNetServ2
  • over 2 years ago

Nothing to do with BT, is a FTTH service over IFNL network

  • andrew
  • thinkbroadband staff
  • 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.

  • zyborg47
  • over 2 years ago

these are developement where you can only buy an INFL servcie and probably no Openreach copper on these sites

  • fastman
  • 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.

  • csimon
  • 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.

  • zyborg47
  • over 2 years ago

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