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New Hyperoptic offers give reduced price for 12 months

The latest offers from Hyperoptic are now live and rather than a reduced price for 6 or 9 months, the reduced price deals are running for the full twelve months of the minimum term.

  • 20 Mbps download, 1 Mbps upload broadband and phone service is £18/m for 12 months, then £25/m
  • Symmetric 100 Mbps broadband and phone is £28/m for 12 months, then £38/m
  • Symmetric Gigabit broadband and phone is £48/m for 12 months, then £63/m

Broadband only options, i.e. no phone line are available, but these carry a £40 set-up fee, though when you work out the cost of the basic entry level service without a phone line costs £496 over two years and the broadband + phone options is £516.

The dynamic IP address is CGNAT based, so people with multiple games consoles and other applications beyond the usual web based activities may need to add the £5/m static IP address option to the pricing.

The £18/m for 12 months entry level fibre offer matches a recent Virgin Media offer and is cheaper than Sky with the VDSL2 25GB allowance service offer at £20/m which is heavily promoted as the 'The UK's lowest priced fibre including line rental'. The Virgin Media offer did not include line rental as it was a broadband-only service, but it will be interesting to see if Sky now tweaks its Lego Batman promotional material, perhaps adding 'widely available' to the copy.

Comments

Looks a stonking offer for 100mbps+phone. Shame they don't serve Doncaster

  • joe_pineapples
  • 11 months ago

They only serve apartment buildings so most even in cities and towns where they have a presence are out of luck. They are very much FTTBuilding.

  • CarlThomas
  • 11 months ago

£5 per month for an IP address? Jeez...

  • WWWombat
  • 11 months ago

I would guess it is a somewhat punitive charge because I doubt they have a very large IPv4 pool - they aren't old enough to have loads of IPv4 addresses in "stock" and IPv4 is more difficult to get hold of now. If you only have a very small number of something then you have to do something to manage demand and that is enough to make people consider whether they really need it.

  • ian72
  • 11 months ago

@CarlThomas. thanks, I don't feel so hard done by now :)

  • joe_pineapples
  • 11 months ago

Assuming you are in an apartment building in a city they're in, it's actually not that hard to hit their demand threshold. Of course, whether Openreach (who they usually use to actually install fibre to the building via EAD) take months and months to do their job and screw it up over and over despite the fibre run being less than 100m, is another story..

  • hopkapi
  • 11 months ago

@www
Not much different to Gigaclear pricing for a static address.
There's is £2pm but you have to be on the higher priced speed packages for the option of a static to be even available to you.
It ain't available on the cheapest two domestic tariffs/packages.

  • mdar5
  • 11 months ago

Compared to my static address on Plusnet. A one-off £5 payment.

  • WWWombat
  • 10 months ago

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