Broadband with no BT line?

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  1. Hors1na

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    Hi guys, it it possible to get broadband without having a BT line? The reason i ask is because I can't get cable and BT want £120 just to send an engineer out to see if I can have it or not, and I'm afraid I'm just not willing to pay that much for someone to turn round and say I can't have it!

    Cheers for the help.
     
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    There are three ways to get Broadband, ADSL down a telephone Line, via a Cable modem, via a 3G connection.

    If you want the former there is no way around it, you have to have a phone line.
     
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    Hello Hors1na

    There are now more options I think. You can get satellite broadband (both upload and download). You dont need a telephone line = all you need is to be able to see the sky !.

    Satellite BB used to be quite expensive and was aimed at small businesses in isolated areas who could not get bb via their phone line. When I looked about 3-4 yrs ago it was in the region of £70 a month and £8-900 for the installation of the equipment.

    HOWEVER, they are now reducing the monthly cost quite a bit (£29.99) as from this year, and installation costs are reduced slightly.

    Try looking at
    they are good.

    I also have a dongle on my laptop for when travelling -this basically uses a mobile phone signal.

    Paulac
     
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    What about Virgin and their :

    'Free yourself from a phone line! With our fibre optic cable no phone line is needed '

    I am moving into rented accomodation and don't want a phone line at all and see this in a national newspaper and on their website today.
     
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    for unlimited you need there 50meg
     
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    I did suggest cable in my answer BUT one needs to be in a cabled area.
     
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    You did indeed beerhunter, cheers.

    I only want to surf and email really and am in a cabled area, I just wondered how it works if its not done via a telephone line?
     
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    But you need to live in a cable provided area which not all the UK is... 5 Roads up from me there is cable but where I live none and wont be cable for a very long time.

    So unless you/he lives in a cable provided area the options are limited to...

    Getting phone line
    Using dongle for over phone carrier service
    Using Satellite

    To OP... Paying the £120 to BT for an engineer is the best option if you will use the net day in and day out and like to download and watch stuff on iPlayer or other streaming services.

    The chances of you not being able to get a BT line are nill in my opinion... Unless you live on a rock 50miles off the coast on your own I doubt there will be a problem.

    My gran lives in a village with 5 other houses 25 miles away from the nearest town and they have phonelines and even get ADSL.
     

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