Want cheap way to make landline calls

paul2louise
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I used to have unlimited anytime calls included in my package but switched to new provider. I don't make many landline calls but would like the option in case I need to. I don't have unlimited mins on mobile so want to save them more for when I need them. I am with shell energy for landline and BB. Thanks. 
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  • MiL has ditched the landline when she realised just how expensive it was and now just uses her mobile. The mobile cost less than £100 and her Lebara deal at £7 a month gives her unlimited calls and texts.

    I don’t think you will get a landline deal better than that.
  • paul2louise
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    I am with Giffgaff mobile and I like it so don't want to switch but I buy the goody bags when I need them. I don't make many calls or texts tbh use mosty WiFi. But my mum likes her landline and I keep mine for that reason. She has a call package with her LL and she usually calls me. I just wondered if there was a cheap way to call her if needed. I think I used 18185 back in old days not sure if that's an option or other similar companies. 
  • born_again
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    I used to have unlimited anytime calls included in my package but switched to new provider. I don't make many landline calls but would like the option in case I need to. I don't have unlimited mins on mobile so want to save them more for when I need them. I am with shell energy for landline and BB. Thanks. 
    Now owned by Octopus.
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  • JSmithy45AD
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    I used to have unlimited anytime calls included in my package but switched to new provider. I don't make many landline calls but would like the option in case I need to. I don't have unlimited mins on mobile so want to save them more for when I need them. I am with shell energy for landline and BB. Thanks. 
    If it's not a PAYG mobile contract then it may be easier to swap providers. Most contracts have U/L minutes and texts  nowadays. I pay just £5 a month for my O2 sim for that plus whatever my data limit is.
  • 400ixl
    400ixl Posts: 2,641
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    I used to have unlimited anytime calls included in my package but switched to new provider. I don't make many landline calls but would like the option in case I need to. I don't have unlimited mins on mobile so want to save them more for when I need them. I am with shell energy for landline and BB. Thanks. 
    Now owned by Octopus.
    BB / Phone customers went to TalkTalk I believe not Octopus which is where energy customers went.
  • paul2louise
    paul2louise Posts: 2,396
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    I used to have unlimited anytime calls included in my package but switched to new provider. I don't make many landline calls but would like the option in case I need to. I don't have unlimited mins on mobile so want to save them more for when I need them. I am with shell energy for landline and BB. Thanks. 
    If it's not a PAYG mobile contract then it may be easier to swap providers. Most contracts have U/L minutes and texts  nowadays. I pay just £5 a month for my O2 sim for that plus whatever my data limit is.
    I love Giffgaff I make enough payback to cover my mobile costs
  • born_again
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    400ixl said:
    I used to have unlimited anytime calls included in my package but switched to new provider. I don't make many landline calls but would like the option in case I need to. I don't have unlimited mins on mobile so want to save them more for when I need them. I am with shell energy for landline and BB. Thanks. 
    Now owned by Octopus.
    BB / Phone customers went to TalkTalk I believe not Octopus which is where energy customers went.
    Seems we are both right 🤷‍♀️
    Octopus selling onto TT. 👍
    Life in the slow lane
  • paul2louise
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    Yes shell is now with octopus. 
  • 400ixl
    400ixl Posts: 2,641
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    Yes shell is now with octopus. 
    Shell Energy Electricity & Gas customers are with Octopus, Shell Energy Broadband and Phone customers are with TalkTalk.
  • prowla
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    If you've got BB and are talking with the same people regularly then you can use an IP-based service.
    If your mobile phone contact can use WiFi for calls then they don't go against your minutes allowance.
    I ditched my landline a while ago; I sometimes felt like I was running it just for the pleasure of cold-callers.
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