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    • Maxwell007
    • By Maxwell007 21st Apr 17, 10:45 AM
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    I just want a Cheap Low cost Landline for emergency’s no extras : please help
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    • 21st Apr 17, 10:45 AM
    I just want a Cheap Low cost Landline for emergency’s no extras : please help 21st Apr 17 at 10:45 AM
    Is the below a good deal i'm in the process of leaving directsave who charged me £120 per year upfront line rental and now they want £174 per year . .


    http://www.uk-wholesale.co.uk/business-phone-line/intro-price-4.99.php


    For new customers we are offering the opportunity to try us out for 90 days during this period you will pay just £4.99 line rental,


    after the trial if you are happy to carry on you can choose between our standard line rental packages £7.99 pre-pay
    Last edited by Maxwell007; 21-04-2017 at 11:04 AM.
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    • bengalknights
    • By bengalknights 21st Apr 17, 12:10 PM
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    • #2
    • 21st Apr 17, 12:10 PM
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    • 21st Apr 17, 12:10 PM
    Have you considered just using a payg mobile?
    • Maxwell007
    • By Maxwell007 21st Apr 17, 12:56 PM
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    • 21st Apr 17, 12:56 PM
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    • 21st Apr 17, 12:56 PM
    Loool LANDLINE for the house . .
    • giraffe69
    • By giraffe69 21st Apr 17, 1:05 PM
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    • #4
    • 21st Apr 17, 1:05 PM
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    • 21st Apr 17, 1:05 PM
    Its not any clearer because you put landline in capitals. If you are only going to use it for calls and not internet etc then is it worth considering a cheap PAYG mobile to act as a substitute for the landline?

    Not sure what "Loool" means.
    • Maxwell007
    • By Maxwell007 21st Apr 17, 2:29 PM
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    • #5
    • 21st Apr 17, 2:29 PM
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    • 21st Apr 17, 2:29 PM
    Damm what a hard Room today, and theres me thinking the energy room was tough hahah . . . .


    Ok one old lady hates mobile phone and loves her house phone,
    they would like a line to be connected to the wall and is looking for a cheap priced calls only no internet landline rental . .




    • Maxwell007
    • By Maxwell007 21st Apr 17, 2:32 PM
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    • 21st Apr 17, 2:32 PM
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    • 21st Apr 17, 2:32 PM
    loool means


    laugh OUT OUt Out loud
    • AndyPK
    • By AndyPK 21st Apr 17, 5:05 PM
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    • 21st Apr 17, 5:05 PM
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    • 21st Apr 17, 5:05 PM
    answer is BT

    1. BT do a package called BT basic, this is for people on benefits and is a massive bargain if he is eligible.

    2. BT to package called BT Home Phone Saver . £21.99 a month.
    Last edited by AndyPK; 21-04-2017 at 5:10 PM.
    • Kernel Sanders
    • By Kernel Sanders 21st Apr 17, 11:16 PM
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    • 21st Apr 17, 11:16 PM
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    • 21st Apr 17, 11:16 PM
    Is the below a good deal
    Originally posted by Maxwell007
    It's £9.98pm for the first 3 months then £12.98 after (with some 'free' calls thrown in which you don't need).
    2. BT to package called BT Home Phone Saver . £21.99 a month.
    Originally posted by AndyPK
    That doesn't make much sense but it's incredibly expensive for an ultra-low user!
    Damm what a hard Room today, and theres me thinking the energy room was tough hahah . . . .
    Originally posted by Maxwell007
    You should count yourself lucky that nobody pulled you up for your bizarre spelling of emergencies
    Last edited by Kernel Sanders; 21-04-2017 at 11:34 PM.
    • Ian011
    • By Ian011 21st Apr 17, 11:43 PM
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    • 21st Apr 17, 11:43 PM
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    • 21st Apr 17, 11:43 PM
    At £21.99 per month, BT Home Phone Saver costs just £3 per month more than line rental on its own, but has Unlimited Anytime calls to geographic numbers starting 01 and 02, to non-geographic numbers starting 03 and to premium rate numbers starting 0845 and 0870.

    If you were instead to choose a call plan without inclusive calls, calls to 01, 02 and 03 numbers would cost around 21p per call plus around 12p per minute. At these rates, just three calls per month, each call just seven minutes long, would already cost more than BT Home Phone Saver.

    Calls to numbers starting 080 are free-to-caller on all landlines and mobiles. Additionally, on BT Anytime call plans, calls to mobile numbers starting 071-075 and 077-079 are half price at 8p per minute instead of 16p per minute. Other landline providers offer inclusive calls to mobile numbers within their anytime call plans.
    • Moneyineptitude
    • By Moneyineptitude 22nd Apr 17, 12:46 AM
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    Nobody notice that the OP linked to a BUSINESS line account?
    • macman
    • By macman 22nd Apr 17, 11:50 AM
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    'no internet line rental' (??)
    If I'm deciphering that correctly, you can't have a working landline without paying line rental. It's not rocket science.
    Give the old lady an easy to use PAYG mobile for incoming calls only. With a miminum top up. And remember to make a chargeable call or text on it every 3 months or so or the number will be recycled.
    No free lunch, and no free laptop
    • Robin9
    • By Robin9 22nd Apr 17, 12:08 PM
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    I have a business line with Daisy Communications at £9.60 plus VAT for line rental.

    Used for a burglar alarm at a remote premises.
    • Inner Zone
    • By Inner Zone 22nd Apr 17, 12:49 PM
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    Nobody notice that the OP linked to a BUSINESS line account?
    Originally posted by Moneyineptitude
    Yes.

    It's £9.98pm for the first 3 months then £12.98 after (with some 'free' calls thrown in which you don't need).
    Originally posted by Kernel Sanders
    All plus VAT.
    • Kernel Sanders
    • By Kernel Sanders 23rd Apr 17, 12:32 PM
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    Yes.

    on

    All plus VAT.
    Originally posted by Inner Zone
    Good point. I should've realized that prices tend not to be VAT-inclusive for business-only products.
    • billsavings
    • By billsavings 23rd Apr 17, 8:13 PM
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    Yes i noticed from the outset the op clearly referred to a business line and
    I also discovered they didnt explain the offer in full.


    " For new customers we are offering the opportunity to try us out for 90 days during this period you will pay just £4.99 line rental, after the trial if you are happy to carry on you can choose between our standard line rental packages £7.99 pre-pay or £9.99 standard line rental.
    The £4.99 line rental offer is subject to taking our inclusive call package, which gives you inclusive calls 24/7 to UK landlines so that you don't have to worry about call costs. This call package is £4.99 so when combined with your line rental its a fixed price bill of just £9.98 for the first 3 months then just £12.98 if you choose our pre-pay line rental after that. This deal is based on a 3 month trial, if you are happy with the trial and choose to continue after this there is a minimum 9 month contract or 21 months if you have a new phone line installed free of charge by us."


    http://www.uk-wholesale.co.uk/business-phone-line/intro-price-4.99.php

    Its clearly a business contract and the various terms and conditions at 4 and 5 which could prove costly should be enough to put you off.

    http://www.uk-wholesale.co.uk/terms/UKW%20-%20Terms.pdf
    Last edited by billsavings; 23-04-2017 at 8:26 PM.
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