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Hi we currently have a package with Sky which includes Anytime Extra landline and their Superfast BroadBand, I used to use it a lot to call my Mum at least once daily but unfortunately now I only use it for other calls to DWP benefits, or hospitals etc that are essential. Without the TV package I pay £38.50 in total (Anytime Extra £12. + Superfast Broadband £24.50) which includes a few extras for free or discounted like voicemail and TalkShield etc) but now I tend to use WhatsApp or other messenger on my mobile for everyone else. I'm wondering if I could save money by converting to a mobile only for all calls or do they become more expensive if not on a landline? I will obviously also need the landline to keep the BroadBand which includes WiFi.

Husband currently pays for our mobiles which are on the EE network. They are overdue to be upgraded but he is wanting to save a bit of money too so we are going for a cheaper contract.

Hope this makes sense and thank you for any replies.  B) 


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  • PZ19
    PZ19 Posts: 473 Forumite
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    I only ever use my mobile..have sim only deal £8 month and have unlimited mins and texts.  You will find most phone companies offer you that.  I don’t see the point of having a landline anymore. 

    Have a look at uswitch for sim only deals.  The less data you need (ie for browsing, social media etc)the lower the cost.  Also check the coverage in your area for the best provider
  • J_B
    J_B Posts: 6,464 Forumite
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    PZ19 said:
     I don’t see the point of having a landline anymore. 

    Maybe because not everyone gets a good mobile signal?
    You sort of allude to that below ...
    PZ19 said:
     Also check the coverage in your area for the best provider
    :)

  • PZ19
    PZ19 Posts: 473 Forumite
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    J_B said:
    PZ19 said:
     I don’t see the point of having a landline anymore. 

    Maybe because not everyone gets a good mobile signal?
    You sort of allude to that below ...
    PZ19 said:
     Also check the coverage in your area for the best provider
    :)

    A very valid point, one I hadn’t considered living where I do..the check coverage message was purely to get the best provider at cheapest price.  
  • luvchocolate
    luvchocolate Posts: 3,268 Forumite
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    I'm with plusnet for landline/broadband £22 I've never made a call on landline its there incase my mobile fails me. 
    Sim only with EE unlimited texts and calls 2gb data which is useful for checking trains when travelling £8 a month 
  • armith
    armith Posts: 98 Forumite
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    Sim only with EE unlimited texts and calls 2gb data which is useful for checking trains when travelling £8 a month 
    And if you're happy with using a non-big-name mobile provider RWG do the unlimited/unlimited/2Gb for £3.50 a month on the EE network.
  • savergrant
    savergrant Posts: 1,097 Forumite
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    ... I'm wondering if I could save money by converting to a mobile only for all calls or do they become more expensive if not on a landline? I will obviously also need the landline to keep the BroadBand which includes WiFi.

    Husband currently pays for our mobiles which are on the EE network. They are overdue to be upgraded but he is wanting to save a bit of money too so we are going for a cheaper contract.

    Hope this makes sense and thank you for any replies.  B) 


    Most phone calls need not be any more expensive from a mobile, and everything except premium rate and international is included in a package allowance. Best thing is to check how much you actually use.
  • knightstyle
    knightstyle Posts: 7,011 Forumite
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    We have not used our landline for 2 years.  Use mobiles on Giffgaff sim only £10 a month 15GB and unlimited calls and texts.
  • KxMx
    KxMx Posts: 10,622 Forumite
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    I don't plug my landline in since moving here 6 months ago. 
    £5pm Lebara, Unlimited calls/texts plus 2gb data. 
  • easy
    easy Posts: 2,516 Forumite
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    I've had anytime calls included with my Virgin contract for years,  mainly because my Mum (who was very elderly) and my sister lived 130 miles away.  I knew I could call them (especially mum)  whenever I wanted without having to watch the pennies.

    Mum died last year, and sis is now using mobile or facebook messaging more,  so I've now ditched the anytime calls,  and only use the landline for incoming calls. I'm planning to get rid of the landline in the next 12 months.
    I try not to get too stressed out on the forum. I won't argue, i'll just leave a thread if you don't like what I say. :)
  • flashg67
    flashg67 Posts: 4,009 Forumite
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    I use a mobile for calls & broadband (rural area) - the only thing to consider is if anyone who only has a landline ever calls you, as it can be pricey for them? My MIL tends to but we either call her back or are now training her to use whatsapp
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