Not For everyone - but might help out someone you know - but for those on Income Support, Job Seekers Allowance, Guarantted Pension Credit , Employement Support Allowance or those registered as longer term sick or disabled -you can have a new line or exchange your existing BT line to the BT Basic line rental package .
Its called BT Basic and costs £4.50 per month, which includes £1.50 calling credit. The negative aspects is that it cost more per minute to use - I think - see below for further details. But only small if use a mobile or calling cards etc to make most of your calls on anway.
You can have broadband on this line, but not sure if it can only be BT Broadband. So could possibly use with free homebroand give by some companies such Orange, Sky etc.
You can apply over the phone, they call back and make an application with you or request an application form - both from 0800 783 1675.
Follow go to deal link to see FAQ on BT Basics
How much does BT Basic cost?
The BT Basic line rental is only £13.20 every three months (including VAT), and you can pay your bill however you like.
Your line rental includes a call allowance of £4.50 every three months (this includes VAT). This means that if your phone calls to normal UK or international destinations never go over that amount, your bill will never be more than £13.20 every three months (including VAT).
Your £4.50 call allowance covers national, local and international calls. The number of calls you can make depends on the length and type of calls you make. If you call a National or local number, it will be calculated on a 9.78 pence a minute rate (plus 2.93p for each call). International calls are calculated on the standard BT calling package rates.
If you go over your £4.50 call allowance, you'll pay 9.78p a minute (plus 2.93p for each phone call) for all normal UK calls and all other types of calls will be charged at standard BT calling package rates. If you don't use up all of your call allowance, you can't carry this over to the next three months.