need a phone line but wont make any calls... advice please.

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Phones & TV
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richard_ajrichard_aj Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Phones & TV
Hello.

Myself and my girlfriend have recently bought our first property and need to get a phone line set up so we can use the internet. We wont use the home phone because our mobile contracts give us plenty of call time. It will only be used purely for internet usage and incoming calls.

Can anyone advise what the cheapest line rental is + is it worth going to a supplier who will give us our broadband and phone line combined.

Please help.

I thank you in advance.

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  • Stuart_WStuart_W Forumite
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    If you're in an NTL area then you can have broadband without a phone line (I think their very cheapest boradband is subject to a phoneline, but all other options are available without also paying line rental for a phone).

    If you have a BT line at the property, you can get it connected for free and switch line rental over to the post office via the link on https://www.quidco.com and earn £30 cashback from quidco and £50 off your post office bill. You'll need to stick with the post office for 9-12 months for the £50 off to work, but look at it over a whole year then total line rental cost is £50 (less than £4.20 a month). After that, look for the next best deal. You can keep switching line rental without affecting your boradband service.
  • Stuart_W wrote:
    If you're in an NTL area then you can have broadband without a phone line (I think their very cheapest boradband is subject to a phoneline, but all other options are available without also paying line rental for a phone).

    If you have a BT line at the property, you can get it connected for free and switch line rental over to the post office via the link on https://www.quidco.com and earn £30 cashback from quidco and £50 off your post office bill. You'll need to stick with the post office for 9-12 months for the £50 off to work, but look at it over a whole year then total line rental cost is £50 (less than £4.20 a month). After that, look for the next best deal. You can keep switching line rental without affecting your boradband service.

    Surely you cant move your line rental from BT until after the min term of 3 months expires(Where property has already had BT Service before). By which time the PO offer will have expired.

    Or perhaps you can pay some sort of cancellation fee?
    PF.
  • grex9101grex9101 Forumite
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    BT don't tell you that you can cancel after your 2nd month without a cancellation fee....
    I believe if you cancel in your 1st or 2nd month, they charge you £18.
    The word is BOUGHT, not BROUGHT.
    It's LOSE, NOT LOOSE.
    You ask for ADVICE not ADVISE.
  • grex9101 wrote:
    BT don't tell you that you can cancel after your 2nd month without a cancellation fee....
    I believe if you cancel in your 1st or 2nd month, they charge you £18.


    The £18 cancellation charge only applies to 12 month terms on a 3 month term the cancellation charge is £13.
    If saved £2710 and only spent the interest (Based on a return of 5%), you would have enough money to pay your TV Licence every year. Saving you £7452.50 over a period of 55 years, based on you buying a license from the age of 20 until your 75 at a cost of £135.50.
  • richard_aj wrote:
    Hello.

    Myself and my girlfriend have recently bought our first property and need to get a phone line set up so we can use the internet. We wont use the home phone because our mobile contracts give us plenty of call time. It will only be used purely for internet usage and incoming calls.

    Can anyone advise what the cheapest line rental is + is it worth going to a supplier who will give us our broadband and phone line combined.

    Please help.

    I thank you in advance.

    As long as it's broadband you will be using, you can take out option 1 line rental with BT and have a call bar placed on the line which will still be compatable with broadband.

    You have two choices of call bar -

    1st : A one off bar at a cost of £26, that will stop all outgoing calls except for 999, that you can have removed free of charge.

    2nd : take out call barring on BT Feature Pack 1 at a cost of £5.25 per quarter and just don't ask for the pin, this option does mean paying a quarterly rate but it means that if you wanted to remove the bar within the next 12 months it will work out cheaper.
    If saved £2710 and only spent the interest (Based on a return of 5%), you would have enough money to pay your TV Licence every year. Saving you £7452.50 over a period of 55 years, based on you buying a license from the age of 20 until your 75 at a cost of £135.50.
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