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to know more about Telecom
If you need information
about the company, or youre thinking of switching to or from Telecom
Plus, read on
Telecom Plus was
incorporated in 1996 and began providing services to residential homes in
1997. In addition to providing gas and electricity, Telecom Plus also provides
a home telephone service to customers (visit the home telephone calculator
on uSwitch.com to find the cheapest deal available for you).
The company was awarded
a full Gas Licence in 2001, and received a full Electricity Supply Licence
in 2003. Telecom Plus buys electricity, gas and telephone services in bulk
from the traditional suppliers, and is therefore able to offer customers
cheaper deals. Telecom Plus has a customer base of around 134,000 people,
to whom it supplies a range of home services. How can I compare energy suppliers
To find out if you
can save money by switching your gas and electricity supply to Telecom Plus
(or another supplier), use the online price comparison calculator on
Simply enter in your
post code and a few details about your current supplier, and the calculator
will search through all existing tariffs to find the best deal for you.
How long will
the switch take?
If Telecom Plus (or
another supplier) has a better deal than your current supplier, just fill
in a couple of pages on uSwitch, and they will do all the hard work for you.
take four to six weeks, and you have a cool off period of 7-14 days in case
you change your mind. The four to six week period takes into account your
current suppliers 28 day notice period, and allows your new supplier
to concurrently set up your new account, resulting in a clean, hassle-free
experience any loss of supply during the switch; in fact the only differences
youll notice are the names at the top of your bills, and more money
in your bank account! The average customer saves £140 a year when they
change their gas and electricity suppliers with uSwitch.
Start saving money
today by switching to a cheaper telephone
available to me We are
all familiar with using a telephone but not many of us are aware of the choices
available and the substantial savings that can be made by switching suppliers.
In the UK there are two types of companies to consider:
a physical telephone line into your home that connects you to the telephone
network. Often known as "fixed line" companies, these include British Telecom,
Kingston, ntl and Telewest.
These companies will
redirect your calls over their own network but you still have to pay line
rental to your direct access company. These include Telecom plus, One-Tel,
Planet Talk, Euphony, Alpha Telecom and
Telecom plus has
the added benefit that their telephone customers automatically join their
Utility Warehouse savings club which allows the customer to add on
additional money savings services to the same bill, the one simple direct
debit such as gas, electric & mobile phones for example - saving them
even more money right down the
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utility market place has brought down prices & raised confusion at the
same time. In the early days of deregulation especially in the energy
sector, mis-selling & confusion marketing was rife with so much bad press
it is no wonder your ordinary home owner felt safer with the devil they new
even though it was likely costing them more to stay with the big brand
However, joe public are a little more wary & familiar with the
concept of the same pipes or wires delivering a selection of companies energy
as varying prices. The concept is simple to understand if you can just
imagine different billing meters on the same set of gas pipes or electrical
cables - it's the same stiff coming down the line - it's just about selecting
which billing agent you want to send you a bill each month.
Now that the initial flurry of daft mis-selling by some rogue agents has
practically gone away you would think it would be easy to assess which company
is offering the best deals for maximum saving - if its the same stuff coming
down the line irrespective of who bills you then it makes sense to get it
for as cheap as you can.
However, what we have in the market place now is an array of split level
tariffs that seems to need a degree in science to calculate. Some companies
have a strap line of 'no standing charges' only to find that their cost per
unit is the highest in the country. Others have low standing charges for
low users but have higher unit rates while at the other end of the scale
they have very cheap cost per unit for the higher user only to find a double
cost for the standing charge.
In all honesty, most tariffs will overlap in bands depending upon your usage
& there are a mass of cost comparison web sites that are meant to do
the maths for you but these again are NOT simple to use & very much reliant
upon you the customer pumping in the correct information.
Did you know that most of these comparison web site are actually sponsored
(paid for) by a select few energy companies which is why you will vary rarely
get two comparison web sites coming up with the same cheapest supplier for
your usage - confusion reigns!! All this is not meant to be doom &
gloom for you but to simply tell it like it is - no spin - no hype.
But, for all this, the deregulation circus has been of immense
benefit to homeowners & businesses alike. Imagine for a minute what cost
you would be paying for your telephone calls if BT were still the monopoly
supplier. I can just imagine it - another version of trim phone sat on the
side board with a drip feed money supply to your mortgage account for even
making an evening local call & having a second line into your home would
be seen as very extravagant.
What we have now is a mass of choice, very cheap calls & technology lead
hand sets with ever increasing digital speeds that makes communicating a
doddle at a fraction of what it used to cost. So I say bring it on...bring
it all on & more.
Having persuaded you that having choice of supplier in the utilities market
place, how do you actually find a good overall honest & ethical supplier
- one that would allow you to jump ship at a moments notice if you were unhappy
without any tie in contract periods - what if there was a supplier that could
even consolidate most of your household bills onto one simple account with
one simple direct debit that saved you shed loads of money each month -
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Sounds like the heaven doesn't it. Well let me astound you their is such
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Yes you can have cheap telephone calls, the UK's cheapest gas & electric,
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me introduce you to Telecom plus PLC. This company is a customer gathering
organisation that bids in the mass market place for cheap deals. You
will belong to the Utility Warehouse savings club & the more services
you have with them, the more money you save each year - they even have a
loyalty bonus payment system each year - its great!
WIth no minimum contract periods on any of their standard services their
motto is 'Just try it' - if you don't like the savings simply cancel at anytime.
It is as simple as that.
How do you go about getting hold of their literature & services as you
have never seen them advertised or in any shops? Well the beauty of
this outfit is that you probably have a local agent already in your street
but don't really know it.
This is because they are the only Utilities company to use the power of word
of mouth marketing or referral marketing as they like to call it. Imagine
the savings this company is making by not having expensive advertising or
a multitude of over priced high street shops & staff to keep running.
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The people who come
to our site usually want to save money on their household bills. Some are
unhappy with their existing supplier but dont have time to choose a
more suitable one or arent sure how to switch. Others are keen to know
whether theyre getting a fair deal from their supplier and we can give
them this information.
Advice you can
An increasing number
of consumers prefer to deal with utility or phone companies through an
independent advisor so they can be assured of an impartial service. Our data
comes directly from the supplier companies and government regulators and
is continually updated to ensure it is comprehensive and accurate.
It's quick and
Switching is easy
to do and using one of the many comparison web sites will only take a few
minutes of your time. Moving to a new supplier is not risky. Most suppliers
are large, trusted companies and all of them are regulated to ensure standards
Is it free to
Yes. But you
are under no obligation to switch when you come to our website. We aim to
provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision
about which supplier will best suit your needs.
it for us?
Most web based comparison
companies receive a commission payment from suppliers when customers choose
to switch online. These commercial relationships are meant to have no bearing
on the ranking of suppliers in the web based calculators but in reality -
some firms will pay higher commissions than others as it may not be all that
impartial after all.
It is the only place
you can get a truly independent and impartial overview of energy, home phone
and digital TV tariffs.
uSwitch.com has a reputation
for providing good service and consumers use our comparison tools time and
time again. Our website ranks number 2 in the UK for utilities sector. We
receive more visitors than all of the supplier sites except British
Gas & Electricity
to consider before you
Why should I switch
To save money
To get a better service
To get additional services
What is involved
in switching my gas and electricity suppliers?
is simple. The process is as follows:
Compare all of the
suppliers and packages using the uSwitch.com calculators or any other web
based calculator site. Select the most suitable option and fill in your personal
details (these pages are secure).
To compare and sign
up takes around five minutes. If you use uSwitch.com will send you an email
to confirm the switch. The details are processed and forwarded to the supplier.
The supplier will contact you to confirm the date your new service will commence.
This takes 28-45 days for an energy switch. Our customer service team is
available to help throughout the process. You can contact the uSwitch Customer
Service Desk on:
Tel: 0845 601 2856
Fax: 020 7233 5933
Can I really save
money by switching energy suppliers?
Yes you can save
money. Visitors to uSwitch.com can save up to £170 on their annual
electricity and gas bills.
What about service
uSwitch.com has developed
an impartial rating system which assesses the quality of service provided
by energy suppliers. Each company is measured on their range of services,
current and past performance and their record with the regulator. The rankings
provide a percentage for each fuel type for each supplier, with 100 per cent
being the best and 10 per cent being the worst. To achieve a high rating
a supplier must offer a range of services including varying payment methods,
call centre support and extras such as green energy tariffs. In addition,
they must not have had any actions taken against by regulatory bodies in
the previous six months.
Will there be
any interruption to my
new supplier will continue to use exactly the same wires, pipes, and meters
as you currently use. Your new supplier will also contact your existing supplier
to arrange the transfer of your supply. The only change you will notice is
that your bill will come from a different supplier.
do energy suppliers offer?
offer a wide variety of tariffs including online plans, green tariffs and
special schemes for the elderly. An increasing number of energy companies
also offer home phone services such as Telecom