So I called the internet company and told them I was moving. Miraculously, they don't have to reconnect the line in the new place because the current occupier has an active line. But they still have to charge me £60 to put it in my name. Some weird shit like this.
Fortunately, they'll waive this fee if you sign a new one year contract.
I don't know if I'll even be in this shit country in a year. So I did some quick calculations and decided to pay the £60.
I mean, I'm basically getting internet for free now. I signed up during some deal. £2.50/month plus line rental. But if I sign a new contract, it will be £10/month. So...I think I made the right move. Certainly, assuming that I leave the country in six months.
I hate these contracts. "If you move again, we just have to go through the same process." Yeah, another one year contract. It will never end.
And even if I don't move, I might be able to find another deal. Maybe Virgin is better. That's what everybody seems to have. Another alternative is to say that you're leaving and then they'll offer you free internet for a year or whatever. That's what 02 did when they got taken over by Sky. I declined the offer, though. I don't care about the politics and Rupert Murdoch is no worse than any of the other billionaires who own these companies but for some reason, I wanted to switch.
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