Broadband for 1 or 2 weeks

  jacksony 18:32 20 Dec 2006
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I live outside the UK but I pop back for 1 or 2 weeks each year to see my parents (who use British Telecom).

Is it possible to have a broadband internet contract whenever I want in the year, maybe May or December, for 1 or 2 weeks at a time?

And would I need to buy the special modem that you need?

Any advice would be much appreciated.

  Stuartli 18:45 20 Dec 2006

Very unlikely. The economics just won't add up.

However, if your parents switched to TalkTalk3 International....:-)

  anskyber 18:57 20 Dec 2006

Some ISPs will do a one month contract eg Zen internet.

  bruno 19:31 20 Dec 2006

Do they have a computer on broadband?Possibly not.A router and wireless connection could be an answer if they do.

  sean-278262 06:46 21 Dec 2006

EFH broadband do 8mb, 30gig transfer, by the month contracts for £25. If you dont plan to download much then its a lot less.

  Graham. 09:31 21 Dec 2006

To provide and cease a broadband connection would involve 2 wiring changes at the exchange, for which BT will make a hefty charge to the ISP.

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