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£4.50 per month BT LINE RENTAL inc £1.50 calling credit. Save a min of £6.75 per month - for Long term sick & disabled, unemployed or those who get guaranted pension credit

£4.50 @ BT (British Telecom)
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 longe… Read More
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8y, 1m agoFound 8 years, 1 month ago
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.
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#1
Shame Inacap and other disability benefits are missed out again, thanks for posting kebedom
#2
dmissy13;5074251
Shame Inacap and other disability benefits are missed out again, thanks for posting kebedom

thanks just checked out faq -you are entitled, if this applies

[COLOR=#0033ff]Q. I am disabled or have a long-term illness, can I get BT Basic?[/COLOR]
A. If you’re registered as being chronically (long-term) sick or disabled, you may be eligible for BT Basic and some of the restrictions won’t apply to you. For example, you can still get BT Basic if you have more than one phone line, whether these are at the same or different addresses.
#3
I think the guy in the picture qualifies on all the requirements in the title :)
On a serious note, thanks OP as this would be good for my aunt as she missed it last time.
#4
Hibron;5074904
I think the guy in the picture qualifies on all the requirements in the title :)
On a serious note, thanks OP as this would be good for my aunt as she missed it last time.

no probs - its a package they do always, but dont advertise - emmmm
changed picture - I think it was causing offence - starting getting cold very quick
#5
Seems to be ok if you don't actually make calls but want to receive them as the £1.50 covers less than 13 calls per month (9.78 pence a minute rate plus 2.93p for each call), and then the charge is similarly excessive. Might be ok if you make calls via a mobile on an inclusive plan, otherwise probably too expensive in the longer term if you are likely make more than 3 one minute calls per week. Hope my maths is correct.
#6
mrcoxexcel;5074941
Seems to be ok if you don't actually make calls but want to receive them as the £1.50 covers less than 13 calls per month (9.78 pence a minute rate plus 2.93p for each call), and then the charge is similarly excessive. Might be ok if you make calls via a mobile on an inclusive plan, otherwise probably too expensive in the longer term if you are likely make more than 3 one minute calls per week. Hope my maths is correct.


Probably right - but fantastic if you need a home line to receive calls - and don't make alot of call or use alternative method. Pretty sure u can have broadband aswell from any provider - so if you get free home broadband via sky or orange mobile u pay a £4.50 per month instead of £11.25 per month bt line rental
#7
This is great for those who need it. More companies should follow suit to help those that need it most.
#8
good for my mum
#9
I hope this gets the publicity it deserves - it might not be of use to the viewer - but I am sure we all know someone it might help - pass the savings on
#10
nice 1 :thumbsup:
#11
Quote
"Even if you receive one of the benefits we described earlier, you can't get BT Basic if you have any of the following:

A phone service provided by another company (either directly or not directly).

An Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN)- this is a phone network system that digitally transmits voice, text and images."

In other words, you cannot get this if you have a mobile phone or have skype. My mother wasn't allowed to have the Light User Scheme because she had a mobile phone. The same rule applies here. 'A phone service provided by another company'. She was informed that includes mobiles.
#12
if you have broadband with another company you could possibly use an internet phone.
#13
One thing to remember,The line rental must be in the name of the person who is claiming.
I qualify,but because the line rental is in my partners name I cannot get it without changing it to my name.
I'm not sure if that's possible ?
#14
I would qualify to get this service and would welcome the lower rental charges as I very rarely use BT to make a call.

However, as I mainly use 1899 and 18185 to make calls, does anyone know how much BT would charge me for calling via either of those two services?:?:
#15
I see this as another kick in the teeth for us that decide sitting on our ***** watching Jeremy Kyle isn't the most productive thing in the world. I have no problems with this scheme being offered to disabled or those on pensions but dole scroungers wtf is that about?

I wouldn't mind cheaper line rental as I don't even have a phone connected and use it purely for broadband. Every month I have to pay my BT tax just for the privilege of being on the net.
#16
I think in these times with the current lack of employment and companies paying people off, at least this offers people in these situation some aid.
I know several people who have lost their jobs recantely and anything they can get to help is great- even if it is a £10 saving on their phone line. At least it keeps them in contact with people and prospective jobs. So many jobs now only become available on the web, yet if you are unemployed it becomes too expensive.
As for those who are disabled- their is nothing worse than being cut off from people and I think its great that the costs have gone down for them. For once well done BT .
#17
i use my line for only the internet,and have been unemployed for the last 3 months,but i have free evenings and weekend calls,with aol broadband,could i still get it,im sick of paying over £45 a month for line rental.
banned#18
I dont agree wiht it being available to the unemployed - why should someone who cant be bothered to get out of bed to go to work, be able to get everything free/cheaper??? - i wishn this govt would do something for the people that do a good decent honest days work instead of always giving to those who do nothing!!
#19
The flip side to this is that they are getting rid of the light user scheme, so my 86-year-old father is finding that his quarterly line rental is going from about £22 to about £52, but at least some of the £3 or so of calls he makes a quarter will now be included in his bundle. Woo Hoo!

Just to add insult to injury, about £9.50 of that £52 a quarter is to cover the fact that he's not on-line and hence can't have paperless billing.

I reckon I could same him about £150 a year simply by getting rid of his phone and getting him to use his mobile all the time.

Unimpressed.
#20
bt basic does not support broadband guys sorry
#21
Gyp
The flip side to this is that they are getting rid of the light user scheme, so my 86-year-old father is finding that his quarterly line rental is going from about £22 to about £52, but at least some of the £3 or so of calls he makes a quarter will now be included in his bundle. Woo Hoo!

Just to add insult to injury, about £9.50 of that £52 a quarter is to cover the fact that he's not on-line and hence can't have paperless billing.

I reckon I could same him about £150 a year simply by getting rid of his phone and getting him to use his mobile all the time.

Unimpressed.


he could get bt basic service buddy and if you have acces to the internet have the bills emailed to you and you can print them for him? that would save that fee
#22
beerman
I wouldn't mind cheaper line rental as I don't even have a phone connected and use it purely for broadband. Every month I have to pay my BT tax just for the privilege of being on the net.


This is a tax that's really easy to avoid!

Phone up BT and cancel your contract, then ask your ISP to deliver the data direct to you rather than over BT's copper.
#23
grahamh1981
he could get bt basic service buddy and if you have acces to the internet have the bills emailed to you and you can print them for him? that would save that fee


Afraid not, as whilst he's old, he's been careful with his cash so he's not on benefits. Yes I could get the bill to me (and that's likely what we'll do).
#24
Just checked with BT and if you're registered disabled but not claiming one of the listed benefits then you don't qualify.
regards Mick
#25
Gyp
Afraid not, as whilst he's old, he's been careful with his cash so he's not on benefits. Yes I could get the bill to me (and that's likely what we'll do).


because he is entitled to pension he should be o.k dosent matter if he claims it or not though i would give us a call to check .
#26
chumpy
Just checked with BT and if you're registered disabled but not claiming one of the listed benefits then you don't qualify.
regards Mick


faily sure you dont need to be claiming just elegable give me a min guys i will check
#27
Gyp
Afraid not, as whilst he's old, he's been careful with his cash so he's not on benefits. Yes I could get the bill to me (and that's likely what we'll do).


the broadband is sent through one of the two copper wires in your house i dont think this would work mate
#28
grahamh1981
because he is entitled to pension he should be o.k dosent matter if he claims it or not though i would give us a call to check .


Having checked the BT letter carefully, it's not being on pension that counts, it's being in receipt of pension credit
#29
Mr Product
I dont agree wiht it being available to the unemployed - why should someone who cant be bothered to get out of bed to go to work, be able to get everything free/cheaper??? - i wishn this govt would do something for the people that do a good decent honest days work instead of always giving to those who do nothing!!


your lucky you moron ,you have a job,i wish you were in my shoes,
#30
Gyp
Having checked the BT letter carefully, it's not being on pension that counts, it's being in receipt of pension credit


give me a min im at work now so i will check for you
#31
grahamh1981
the broadband is sent through one of the two copper wires in your house i dont think this would work mate


I think you were replying to a different post, but that is exactly my point.
#32
yeah just asked someone you are right matey sorry that really doesnt seem fair if i think of anything i will post it on here on this thread
#33
grahamh1981
yeah just asked someone you are right matey sorry that really doesnt seem fair if i think of anything i will post it on here on this thread


It's frustrating that if he had spent his hard earned on fast cars, cocaine and hookers, then he'd get pension credit, reduced council tax (which incidentally gobbles up 25% of his income) and in this case a cheap phone line, but as he was careful and put some money aside all his life for a rainy day then he's not.

Of course there's nothing to stop him spending his money on those things now to get to a point where he gets cheap line rental... Perhaps I'll suggest that when I call him this evening (on his mobile)
#34
Thanks for the info, I will organise this for my 87 year old Granny, who has just had a stroke, and has just started receiving disability benefit (which she is completly convinced she should`nt be getting, and that they have made a mistake - bless her!)
I totally understand your situation Gyp, until my Gran had her stroke, she got nothing except her basic pension, because she had been careful with her money, and put savings aside for the future. Why do people like this get penalised for going to war then working hard all their lives and doing the right thing.
#35
Gyp
It's frustrating that if he had spent his hard earned on fast cars, cocaine and hookers, then he'd get pension credit, reduced council tax (which incidentally gobbles up 25% of his income) and in this case a cheap phone line, but as he was careful and put some money aside all his life for a rainy day then he's not.

Of course there's nothing to stop him spending his money on those things now to get to a point where he gets cheap line rental... Perhaps I'll suggest that when I call him this evening (on his mobile)

the other thing you could look at is gift payments to family members if he gives all his money to you and then claim pensions for him and give him acess to his own money from you?
#36
grahamh1981
bt basic does not support broadband guys sorry
Not true.

I'm on it now, if you or any of your family go onto this you must be careful how many calls you make as price of basic calls is a killer, some of us are on benefit for medical grounds and not because were all lazy fookers, sure there are some out there and they do us (the genuinely ill and sick) no favours whatsoever.

Also something to bear in ind is when you come of you old normal account if your in credit they will NOT move that credit over, they will send you a cheque for that, also on top of that the day you go onto basic you will be sent a bill for 3 months use as it's billed in advance so something to bear in mind there, if you don't pay it faster enough then there is a £7.50 late fee, more on this one can be read at MSE.


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#37
janaltus
I would qualify to get this service and would welcome the lower rental charges as I very rarely use BT to make a call.

However, as [COLOR="Red"]I mainly use 1899 and 18185 to make calls[/COLOR], does anyone know how much BT would charge me for calling via either of those two services?:?:


Whats 1899 and 18185?
#38
uglybetti;5077766
Thanks for the info, I will organise this for my 87 year old Granny, who has just had a stroke, and has just started receiving disability benefit (which she is completly convinced she should`nt be getting, and that they have made a mistake - bless her!)
I totally understand your situation Gyp, until my Gran had her stroke, she got nothing except her basic pension, because she had been careful with her money, and put savings aside for the future. Why do people like this get penalised for going to war then working hard all their lives and doing the right thing.


She won't get it for disability benefit alone , she must be recieving one of the benefits at the top of the post.
regards Mick
banned#39
bcham
your lucky you moron ,you have a job,i wish you were in my shoes,


?? - ok then, so what is stopping you getting another job? - albeit on maybe minimum wage just to see you till you get a better one?

I dont mind the disabled and old getting things free/cheaper but not the unemployed.

This country doesnt do enough to encourage people get off their lazy backsides and get a job.
#40
ive worked all my live,but now at 51 its hard to get any job,especially when im bringing my son up alone who is 9 yrs old,

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