My BT contract was up this month. So I phoned them to see if they would match a Sky fibre and calls package on line. They were adamant that they couldn't. Wouldn't even drop the Infinity connection charge, so I said fine I would be transferring to Sky.
With Sky website apparently you don't need a MAC so I didn't ask for one.
I had second thoughts about joining the evil empire and a did search for other offers. Plus Net looked like a good deal and cheaper than Sky, so I signed up on line. After signing up I needed to get a MAC off BT so phoned their MAC number.
Surprise, surprise this chap could give me a better deal. So I have got Infinity Unlimited and BT TV for less than the PlusNet package and on a 12mth contract. No connection charges. I didn't take his first offer either and he kept improving it. Have cancelled the Plusnet order now.
A complete pain in the arse but worth the messing about