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March 16, 2006 6:36 AM Subscribe
I'm moving to London in October. Help me decide on phone, internet access etc...
posted by smcniven to Grab Bag (23 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
So I'm moving to London in October, and want to know what to expect when it comes to deciding on a phone provider, internet access, TV etc... I've read many threads that are similar, but they don't quite have what I'm looking for. For reference, I'm not sure where we'll be living yet but most likely will be in the North West suburbs of London.
These may seem like silly questions, but when you're not sure of the lay of the land it's nice to get some pointers from more experienced types.
So, without furthur ado:
1) Telephone (landline): who are the basic providers in the UK? Does BT do all the home phones or is there a selection of providers
2) Internet access (broadband only please!!): DSL or cable? Who are the players, what's an average fee? For comparison, I'm use Rogers Cable in Canada for about $45 CDN/month
3) TV: Cable or Satellite? Again, who are the major providers (or the better providers). Bonus points if we can get some German language programming. Extra bonus points if there's any Canadian content available.
4) Computer Equipment: What's the cost of computer equipment like in the UK? Should I purchase most of my stuff here in Canada before I head over?
That's all I can think of asking right now. Any information is greatly appreciated.