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During the last few weeks, I have been researching on the most cost-effective and reliable broadband service here in the Haywards Heath area.  I knew we still didn't have cable, so that meant Virgin Media (the new name for the NTL - was out).  This left Sky, Tiscali, BT, PlusNet (my current BBand provider) or some of the newer entrants, that I didn't know too much prior to my recent research.

I was really looking for an all-in-one solution, to supply my telephone (land-line), television and Broadband Internet services - and hopefully mobile, when my contract was up for renewal later in August 2009 (I am currently with T-Mobile - but that's another story - RE lack of signal in the my office building - grrr!!).  Sky, BT and PlusNet were all pretty good and in the running.  I decided to stay clear of Tiscali due to their "current financial position" (aka probably going bankrupt sometime soon, or get taken over by another big player!).  Sky was good as they could do the multi-service offering, but I had to set-up a BT landline first.  BT was also pretty good - but their services were pretty bloated and expensive.  They offering Yahoo! tied-in services amongst other elements which was of no interest to me, something I didn't really need or want, though their "total broadband" package did seem quite extensive as a total service offering.  So Sky and BT were definitely up their on the short-list.  PlusNet was okay, but another one that was pretty 'average' with the whole service (and I only found they "limits" pretty average with my current membership.  With all of them I also found their monthly caps - quite low - between 10-15GB a month, this is okay for e-mail / average net use, but for downloading music, vids etc - I'm normally close to my limit - which is currently 15GB!!

Since I had a BT-line already (see the previous post), this made this standalone broadband services quite expensive (e.g. PlusNet, Sky), as the rental fee would be in addition to my landline costs.  In fact, this was the biggest challenge, as I had a standalone phone-line and 12-month contract with BT for the line rental, everything was addition to this rental fee, so I couldn't really get a "bundled" solution, per se.

BUT I found an interesting provider of late, something I knew a little about, but appeared to be quite new in the broadband arena - the overall service provision is a slightly different solution, but still works for me.  O2 was the company!! So I did a bit of research.

O2 seemed to over a bundled solution, mobile service provider (their primary service), and a broadband service.  If I were an 02 customer, they would offer a Premium package (mid-range) for £9.79 / mth (or £14.68 / mth for a non-O2 customer).  As I am tied to T-Mobile until August, I would have to pay the higher premium and then upgrade to the special O2 price from August...when I aim to migrate across to O2 for my mobile service.  Not fully bundled, but it's a start - with Broadband and Mobile combined!

The problem is, all of the bundled Telephone and Broadband providers advised me that needed me to have a BT land-line, so I had no choice, bugger goes the plan of trying to effectively organise the complete telephone and internet solution!

Digital TV wasn't too much of a problem - I wasn't keen on getting an expensive Sky package, so decided to go with FreeView or FreeSat (I did buy a FreeSat box already!), this should meet my immediate needs, so I was content with this!  Without going with a Sky subscription - this also really meant the Sky bundled solution wasn't as cost-effective as initially thought...

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