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    • Loopylinda
    • By Loopylinda 4th Dec 17, 8:48 PM
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    Landlines for elderly
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    • 4th Dec 17, 8:48 PM
    Landlines for elderly 4th Dec 17 at 8:48 PM
    Anyone had any dealings with Simpletelecoms.com who provide landlines only for the elderly
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    • elsien
    • By elsien 4th Dec 17, 8:51 PM
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    I don't quite understand why you would need a provider specifically for the elderly. What do they offer that other providers don't?
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

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    • Loopylinda
    • By Loopylinda 4th Dec 17, 8:56 PM
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    • 4th Dec 17, 8:56 PM
    Landline rental for under £13 a month much cheaper call packages for people who don’t want whistles and bells and don’t want broadband
    • Loopylinda
    • By Loopylinda 4th Dec 17, 8:58 PM
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    • 4th Dec 17, 8:58 PM
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    • 4th Dec 17, 8:58 PM
    Oh also a 30 day rolling contract no disconnection fees
    • JJ Egan
    • By JJ Egan 5th Dec 17, 10:01 AM
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    • 5th Dec 17, 10:01 AM
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    • 5th Dec 17, 10:01 AM
    Never heard of them .
    BT do a cheap landline package .
    But 30 days and no fee means you can try .
    But beware of losing current number check first .
    • teddysmum
    • By teddysmum 5th Dec 17, 4:35 PM
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    • 5th Dec 17, 4:35 PM
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    • 5th Dec 17, 4:35 PM
    That link is for a business line, so not suitable for a single person's use.
    • pen1
    • By pen1 5th Dec 17, 7:31 PM
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    • 5th Dec 17, 7:31 PM
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    • 5th Dec 17, 7:31 PM
    BT's line rental charge for "Landline-only customers" will be £11.99 per month from April 2018, following an Ofcom review:

    See https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/charges-cut-million-bt-customers
    • Neil Jones
    • By Neil Jones 5th Dec 17, 7:33 PM
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    • 5th Dec 17, 7:33 PM
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    • 5th Dec 17, 7:33 PM
    Can the elderly person in question not apply for BT Basic which is £5.10 a month line rental?
    http://btplc.com/inclusion/ProductsAndServices/BTBasic/index.htm

    This will be a much better option price-wise, if the elderly person in person is eligible for it.
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