Bt to charge ADSL cease fee

  anchor 10:36 23 Apr 2007
  g0slp 12:21 23 Apr 2007

So if you're charged this when you move out, & then the incoming people have to pay for connection, then it all adds up to a nice little earner for BT. BT are, of course, a monopoly service provider in many parts of the country.

This, to me, is an abuse of power. What does OFCOM make of it, I wonder.

  riiverstock 12:46 23 Apr 2007

Nobody really cares.

Just in the same way no one really cares about the abuses from Microsoft,"make mine a Vista please".

BT have always been a monopoly so when the competition arrived they knew only too well that BT would remain the gate keeper.

  CurlyWhirly 13:15 24 Apr 2007

I think it's a bit of a cheek that you get charged for moving home.

Having said this, there is some work involved at the exchange but it makes me wonder how BT managed before the introduction of this charge?

The cynic in me wonders if it is BT's last chance to get money out of people who decide to move to a cable connection!

  anchor 13:28 24 Apr 2007

Perhaps there is someone here who knows how much work is involved for BT in ceasing an ADSL line.

I suspect not that much, and certainly not £33.75 worth.

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