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The End Of Cheap Landline Bills?

July 13, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Broadband Internet

With much talk of BT, Virgin Media, and TalkTalk all raising their prices over the next few months it might seem like finding a new landline provider at a reasonable price is an impossible challenge. Not only are line rental prices on the up with Virgin Media increasing their monthly line rental fee to ?13.90, but both BT and TalkTalk are increasing their daytime calling rates as well as other calling feature charges. If you feel trapped with your current provider and are worried about unexpected bills, then now might be a good time to consider making the switch.

Before deciding on a new package, you need to make sure you can easily get out of your old one. There’s a high chance that you might be stuck in a 12 or 18 month contract, and as such you may need to either wait the contract out or pay a fee for exiting the contract. It’s still worth considering making the switch however, as it’s possible that in the long run it’ll save you money. If you’ve just moved into a new property you may need to get your landline installed or reconnected which could take quite a few days. If this is the case, then a mobile phone will undoubtedly be a necessity for the waiting period.

Although it may be tempting to put our trust into big name companies such as BT, looking at some of the lesser known companies is always a good idea as they often offer very competitive prices. It’s likely that line rental is a large part of your monthly bill, and as such it may be worth considering switching to Primus’ Home Phone Saver package. It’s a steal at ?7.99 a month with free evening and weekend calls included.

You might want to consider a broadband and phone package, as often bundling these two together can save you a considerable sum of money. Plusnet are currently offering half price broadband and UK calls for 9 months when you take out their ?11.99 line rental. If you want absolutely everything in one place you might even consider buying your digital TV package with the same company.
Despite increases in line rental, Virgin Media have been keen to point out that their evening home phone calls start at 6pm, compared to the other companies who generally start at 7pm. Home phones are more often than not used primarily in the evenings, so this could be a deciding factor in your cheap landline hunt.

When searching for a new phone line provider, always make sure you read the small print. What seems like a good deal, might only be a good deal for a few months. Make sure you know all the details before entering into any kind of contract, ensuring that you won’t regret your decision a few months down the line.

If you’re being let down by your current telephone line provider, then finding a new telephone line is now easier than ever with Home Phone Choices.

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