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Cheapest Landline Rental in the UK.

£8.99 Line rental plus FREE evening and weekend UK landline calls.

0800 036 0170
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#1
Considering BTs line rental is going to be around £12/month when it goes up 50p soon and £9.50/month if you pay for a year in advance, this doesnt seem a bad deal. Cant talk for the quality of service. Does anyone use Primus?
#2
beware I did this and had a nightmare when it came to changing Broadband suppliers 12 months later, only do this IMHO if you want to stick with your current BB for the long term.
#3
Shame it's an 18 month contract, otherwise I'd change my BT line.
#4
Anything that isn't talktalk gets heat from me.
Two yoghurt cartons and a piece of string would be an improvement on talktalk :)
#5
BT is a total rip off but it's worth it for the flexibility of being able to swap your BB around fairly easily. Wish I was in a virgin area.
#6
http://www.reviewcentre.com/reviews145423.html

Looked promising til I read the reviews.
#7
MBeeching
Shame it's an 18 month contract, otherwise I'd change my BT line.


It used to be this (at the time better) price going via homephonechoices. I can see the primus (direct) link states 18 months. Oddly the deal via homephonechoices is still *advertising* 12 months contract.

http://www.homephonechoices.co.uk/partner-ns~guk-home_phone_choices/primus-exclusive-line-rental.html

12 months is too long for me otherwise I'd have switched. Ended up going to post office - not a great rate but £15 cashback and no minimum term.
#8
Does anyone know if the free calls include 0870/0845 numbers currently included in BT's package
#9
Its a 12 month contract thru Uswitch, and you can get £16 thru quidco. (Have done done it)
Peak calls are just 3p per min too.

Have had CPS thru Primus for ages and not had an issue
#10
why pay for landline if u can have a free one via broadband link, there its no monthly bills, and any bolts on etc. u can do it itself with no charge at all, all u need its a broadband ( sipgate its good for in- calls and any betamax for out going calls ). If u dont have a broadband then i think best option its o2 if u r existing customer via quidco with cash back 9,5 month cheapest 12 moths contract but u have 2 be a o2 customer
#11
Can you have one of these lines and have broadband with someone else like bethere or freeola?
#12
To get broadband I would need a landline as I don't have cable.

Unfortunately my line is too long according to Openreach for me to get broadband, I am using a mobile dongle but some mobile broadband dongle providers don't allow VOIP.

This deal might appeal to some but long contracts are the problem for me although I believe the PO is one month contract for a phoneline.

I'd like to try phonecalls using VOIP.

Edited By: halfpenny on Aug 19, 2010 19:03: extra info
#13
This sounds good, as soon as my rip off enforced contract with BT is up I will be changing. Moved house at start of the year and had to pay the £125 rip off reconnection fee and forced in to a 12 month contract. BT phoned me with deals last month and I said there's no chance I'm signing up for anything with you lot again, as soon as I can I will move. So come January next year it's good bye rip off BT. I wish I knew about this company before I got ripped off by BT, maybe the deal wasn't about then. Phone Primus I have to pay BT to get out of the contract, I expected that after all it is a contract. Just wish BT didn't force you in to a 12 month contract, if you're as highly strung and irate as me you are chomping at the bit to get rid of them but I won't pay them £70 to get out of the contract.



Edited By: fishmaster on Aug 19, 2010 19:19: BT hatred lol
#14
They are very shy giving information about their service and call charges on their web site (I couldn't find any info). What I want to know is, do I get these services free (which I have free with BT):
Answer Service, Caller Display, Number Blocking. What are the prices for International calls? Do they allow third party providers? How much is the connections charge for chargeable calls?
O2 does not provide any of those services for free. BT for me is still the cheapest Landline you can get at the moment, with those services included (until somebody proves otherwise).

Edited By: pet2000 on Aug 19, 2010 19:22: spell
#15
seba672
why pay for landline if u can have a free one via broadband link
Because not all landline providers are the same. For instance, many won't allow cheaper calls to be made via override numbers that you find on MSE's callchecker.
migwella
Can you have one of these lines and have broadband with someone else like bethere or freeola?
Yes - I transferred and from BT and it had no effect on my (non-BT) ADSL whatsoever.
pet2000
They are very shy giving information about their service and call charges on their web site (I couldn't find any info).
See MSE - this is how I found out about Primus in the first place. Override numbers, as I've already said, work, so you will always be able to get the cheapest international calls. I was on the non-free Callminder and they overcharge for this so don't get it (difficult to buy a phone without an answering machine nowadays and the only advantage of Callminder over that is that it can take a call if you're on the phone). I've jumped ship from BT line rental after more than 20 years for this and I didn't take the decision lightly.
#16
Butterbean
Anything that isn't talktalk gets heat from me.
Two yoghurt cartons and a piece of string would be an improvement on talktalk :)


Really? I can get a reliable 14mb speed with no drop-outs and national/international calls by using yoghurt cartons and string?

(Obviously you were joking, but individual experiences are completely pointless. I can guarantee you will find someone with that opinion with virtually every ISP available - including primus).
#17
MBeeching
Shame it's an 18 month contract, otherwise I'd change my BT line.


Not ONLY is it an 18 month contract it is an AUTO RENEWING 18 month contract, so if you do not give the required notice before the end of the 18 months you are automatically enrolled for another 18 months !!
#18
Butterbean
Anything that isn't talktalk gets heat from me.
Two yoghurt cartons and a piece of string would be an improvement on talktalk :)


Talk talk phone service I have never had a problem with, not touched the interwebs service via them though but they work out a lot cheaper than BT for my calls etc abroad, 08 numbers and so on.
#19
I have Primus on a 12 month contract and noticed I got a few more junk calls after joining them. That's despite have Anonymous caller reject and being ex-directory. Their customer service sounds like it's not based in the UK as when I had to ring them before the English spoken by the customer service agent wasn't that great.
#20
Evz1974
Talk talk phone service I have never had a problem with, not touched the interwebs service via them though but they work out a lot cheaper than BT for my calls etc abroad, 08 numbers and so on.
I'm afraid they don't. For example, 0845 weekdays - BT 2p/min; TalkTalk 5.8p/min! That's the only comparison I made; for other numbers, TalkTalk might be cheaper but that's the whole point - if you want to get the cheapest calls you have to make the effort to compare the options you have, and you have to be able to dial override numbers (the green and blue ones on the link), which you can with BT and Primus lines, but not with some of the others...

Edited By: pibpob on Aug 19, 2010 21:40: .
#21
Incidentally, on that link you can see that BT or Tiscali are the cheapest for weekday 0845 numbers, so unless you have one of their lines, you're stuck - and that includes Primus (3.86p/min). The alternative, of course, is SayNoTo0870 which is especially useful for mobile phones, given the ridiculous policies of the mobile operators towards non-geographic numbers.
#22
Not ONLY is it an 18 month contract it is an AUTO RENEWING 18 month contract, so if you do not give the required notice before the end of the 18 months you are automatically enrolled for another 18 months !!


My BT contract was auto renewed with no notice. Is that the case for everyone I wonder?

7 days after I thought my BT contract had run out, I tried to change to Sky as my phone provider and Bt told me as I was stiil in (renewed) contract, it would cost me £80 or something to change.

I hate them.

(Sorry, slightly off topic.)
#23
Are you sure they aren't just being renewed on a monthly basis? Thats what normally happens with everything else.
#24
callum9999
Are you sure they aren't just being renewed on a monthly basis? Thats what normally happens with everything else.


No 100% sure unless you give the required notice before the 18 month period ends you are automatically signed up to another 18 months, It is called a rolling contract, grossly unfair but now standard practice for telecoms companies.
#25
Most people these days have a mobile phone each with tons of texts and minutes to waste.

This is ideal for anyone who just wants a landline for a broadband connection or for those one off and freephone numbers.

Incidentally if you have an O2 monthly or pay as you go account you can get home broadband from £7.50per month (special deal right now with 3 months free)

So for line rental and broadband works out to be £14.62 per month.

Landline with Primus = £8.99 x 12 months = £107.88
Broadband with O2 = £7.50 x 9 months = £67.50 (3 months free)
Total for 12 months = £175.38

That works out to be £14.62 per month for unlimited download broadband and line rental.

I signed up to a 12month contract so not sure what people are talking about when they say 18months rolling contract.

Just call them and ask if your having any doubts. It is a freephone number.

Edited By: Kaizen105 on Aug 20, 2010 00:57: Additional info
#26
scoopy2scoops
Wish I was in a virgin area.

I've been in a Virgin on several occasions - it's over-rated to be honest :p
#27
shakeyjake66
My BT contract was auto renewed with no notice. Is that the case for everyone I wonder?

7 days after I thought my BT contract had run out, I tried to change to Sky as my phone provider and Bt told me as I was stiil in (renewed) contract, it would cost me £80 or something to change.

I hate them.

(Sorry, slightly off topic.)


Feel rather sorry for you, that very nearly happened to me earlier this year.

I received a chirpy letter from them a couple of weeks before the renewal date talking about great call packages and basically chill and relax 'we'll take care of everything' approach.

Luckily I saw through their thinly veiled contract and immediately started looking for one month options on their website. A long, irritating call to BT and it was sorted in time.
These letters should have: 12 Month Auto Renewal Notice stated as a header.


Edited By: MBeeching on Aug 20, 2010 10:04: Typo
#28
pet2000
They are very shy giving information about their service and call charges on their web site (I couldn't find any info). What I want to know is, do I get these services free (which I have free with BT):Answer Service, Caller Display, Number Blocking. What are the prices for International calls? Do they allow third party providers? How much is the connections charge for chargeable calls?O2 does not provide any of those services for free. BT for me is still the cheapest Landline you can get at the moment, with those services included (until somebody proves otherwise).

Answer Service, Caller Display, Number Blocking, Fax Machine, waiting call, CLIP,CLIR,COLR,MWI, do not distribut, Call routing, Speed dialing, dial-out blacklist, call-through function, caller list, call list daily, weekly, montly all for free, 10 incoming numbers - any destination in uk any location, outgoing call free 2 all this destination:

Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas (+mobile), Bahrain, Belgium, Bermuda(mobile), Brazil,Brunei Darussalam(+mobile), Canada(+mobile), Chile, China(+mobile), Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus(+mobile), Czech Rep., Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guam(+mobile), Hong Kong (+mobile), Hungary, Iceland, Inum(+mobile), Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao(+mobile), Malaysia, Martinique, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico (+mobile), Romania, Russian Fed. [Moscow], Russian Fed. [St Petersburg], Singapore(+mobile), Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand (+mobile), Turkey, United Kingdom, United States (+mobile), Venezuela

i dont know any cheaper provider so if u do so let me know please all I pay its 10 pounds once every 120 days to get my free call to above destinations and I can still use my 10 pounds for outgoing calls to paid destinations, and a good point its I dont have to pay all I will lose its a free calls but as soon I will top up I can then make a free outgoing calls
#29
migwella
Can you have one of these lines and have broadband with someone else like bethere or freeola?

u can get this service as long u got a line or cable broadband with any provider, usb stick broadband its not good 4 it at all
#30
pet2000
They are very shy giving information about their service and call charges on their web site (I couldn't find any info). What I want to know is, do I get these services free (which I have free with BT):Answer Service, Caller Display, Number Blocking. What are the prices for International calls? Do they allow third party providers? How much is the connections charge for chargeable calls?O2 does not provide any of those services for free. BT for me is still the cheapest Landline you can get at the moment, with those services included (until somebody proves otherwise).

connections charge for chargeable calls - via VOIP always cheaper than any other fix line provider
#31
I like monthly contracts for everything landline, broadband,mobile phone.

Tying you in for 12,18,24 months might be good for the telecom but not the customer.

If the service goes downhill you want to be able to get out quick or if the service is OK you still want to be able to grab any new really good deals if they appear.
#32
seba672

connections charge for chargeable calls - via VOIP always cheaper than any other fix line provider


Are you talking about Primus or some other provider?
#33
Does anyone know if Primus charge you for not making any calls in a month? All of my calls are routed straight through to AOL and I can not pull any calls back to BT so they charge me for not making any calls with them - I would love to be free of BT.
#34
Guan
seba672
connections charge for chargeable calls - via VOIP always cheaper than any other fix line provider
Are you talking about Primus or some other provider?

primus its a land line provider voip its a landline over u broadband connection
#35
seba672

Answer Service, Caller Display, Number Blocking, Fax Machine, waiting call, CLIP,CLIR,COLR,MWI, do not distribut, Call routing, Speed dialing, dial-out blacklist, call-through function, caller list, call list daily, weekly, montly all for free, 10 incoming numbers - any destination in uk any location, outgoing call free 2 all this destination:

Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas (+mobile), Bahrain, Belgium, Bermuda(mobile), Brazil,Brunei Darussalam(+mobile), Canada(+mobile), Chile, China(+mobile), Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus(+mobile), Czech Rep., Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guam(+mobile), Hong Kong (+mobile), Hungary, Iceland, Inum(+mobile), Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao(+mobile), Malaysia, Martinique, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico (+mobile), Romania, Russian Fed. [Moscow], Russian Fed. [St Petersburg], Singapore(+mobile), Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand (+mobile), Turkey, United Kingdom, United States (+mobile), Venezuela

i dont know any cheaper provider so if u do so let me know please all I pay its 10 pounds once every 120 days to get my free call to above destinations and I can still use my 10 pounds for outgoing calls to paid destinations, and a good point its I dont have to pay all I will lose its a free calls but as soon I will top up I can then make a free outgoing calls


Sorry, you lost me! Are you saying I get all the above as standard with when I sign up for Primus?

or do I have to pay Primus for line rental and signup for broadband with another provider like Orange or Plusnet. Then pay another company £10 every 120 days to get the above features?

Thanks.
#36
Going_Digital
MBeeching
Shame it's an 18 month contract, otherwise I'd change my BT line.


Not ONLY is it an 18 month contract it is an AUTO RENEWING 18 month contract, so if you do not give the required notice before the end of the 18 months you are automatically enrolled for another 18 months !!


So they auto renew your contact and do not have any breakdown of charges on their website, that alone says enough about the company to me to make a judgment , I'm out.

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