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BT Basic its cheap line rental for ppl on certain benefits £15.30 every 3 months that includes £4.50 for calls

£15.30 @ BT Broadband
BT Basic is a simple, low-cost telephone service that's easy to understand and helps you keep in touch, even if money is a bit tight. If you're on a low income, BT Basic lets you make and receive call…
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BT Basic is a simple, low-cost telephone service that's easy to understand and helps you keep in touch, even if money is a bit tight. If you're on a low income, BT Basic lets you make and receive calls – and helps you manage how much you spend.
BT Basic line rental £5.10 a month (£15.30 a quarter including a £4.50 call allowance) UK landline calls 11.3p per minute with a call set up fee of 3.3p
Calls to 0845 and 0870 numbers free at weekends and BT Basic is exempt from any payment processing fees
Free BT Privacy with Caller Display
Allows broadband through any supplier so you dont have to use BT Broadband
You can usually get BT Basic if you're claiming one of these benefits:

Income Support
Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
Pensions Credit (Guaranteed Credit)
Employment Support Allowance (Income related)
Universal Credit (and are on zero earnings)

You must be the named account holder to apply.
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banned 24 Likes
Reigan
Wait till people with hate and ignorance wake up.

Then they will go to work. X)
21 Likes
This "deal" is not a money saver for those that use their phone regularly, their line rental savings will likely soon get eaten up by those 14p minimum call charges.

Wading into the "benefits" argument, it's very much feast or famine. My sister lives the life of Riley on the tax payer as a single mother of 4 - £400k 5 bedroom council house in a nice area, picking up ADHD disability money for my nephew who plays up because she doesn't pay him any attention - why is it that only people who are career benefit scroungers have kids with these "afflictions" that most of us would have put down to bad behaviour 20 years ago?

It's a real earner for my sister, the ADHD brings in around £800 a month on top of all her other benefits (carers allowance and motability etc). In my sister's case it was probably smoking and drinking throughout each of her pregnancies if her kids have suffered any actual physical effects.

Her kids are her "wage", she gets about £38k worth of total benefits tax free - most couples would have to earn £55k between them to pick that up.

It is those who work and earn minimum wage or close to it that need most social help IMO. £28k household income for 2 people working full time vs an equivalent £55k wage for sitting on your ****.

If you have a mortgage to pay for and suddenly find yourself made redundant, you won't get much help from the Government.
20 Likes
montana78
Now I wish I was on benifits

I'm surprised you're not given your spelling of benefits. (_;)
15 Likes
Jakirrr21
Should add students to the list, but then again students get enough discounts as it is. Heat from me. Nice to know BT are finally trying to help people who are struggling to pay other bills such as gas in the winter.

Really!?

Its subsidised by the government (ie Joe Public).

So good for people who really do need it, but should not be for the Sky watching, iphone owning, junk food eating, stella drinking lazy barstools that can't be arsed to get a job.

Rant over. :)
13 Likes
My aunt has been on this for a few months now. When your living on £74 a week you cant afford to spend £4 of it on line rental when theres gas and elec and food to buy. Not everyone is a scrounger. Some people have illnesses and disabilities which make them unemployable, my aunt has osteoarthritis and cant stand or sit for long periods without pain which apparently is not enough to be on esa so she needs to find a job!

Edited By: sherbolton on Dec 24, 2014 07:56

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#1
Should add students to the list, but then again students get enough discounts as it is. Heat from me. Nice to know BT are finally trying to help people who are struggling to pay other bills such as gas in the winter.
3 Likes #2
Wait till people with hate and ignorance wake up.
4 Likes #3
11p / minute ! 14p minimum call charge !!
#4
Heat, thanks
banned 24 Likes #5
Reigan
Wait till people with hate and ignorance wake up.

Then they will go to work. X)
1 Like #6
`Allows broadband through any supplier so you dont have to use BT Broadband` any other supplier makes u take their line rental with their B/band, so only really for people with BT. good deal for them though.
15 Likes #7
Jakirrr21
Should add students to the list, but then again students get enough discounts as it is. Heat from me. Nice to know BT are finally trying to help people who are struggling to pay other bills such as gas in the winter.

Really!?

Its subsidised by the government (ie Joe Public).

So good for people who really do need it, but should not be for the Sky watching, iphone owning, junk food eating, stella drinking lazy barstools that can't be arsed to get a job.

Rant over. :)
#8
A £7.50/month payg goodybag with Giffgaff would probably work out cheaper with the cost of calls. 8)
banned 5 Likes #9
Just wait for all the txxts moaning now " paid with my tax " etc " they need to get a job " people are on benefits for many reasons not always there own fault. If you want to preach about your tax being spent wrongly look at politicians / aid to countrys richer than ours. With the torys trying to drag us down into a 3rd world country some people need all the help they can get.
banned 1 Like #10
Dont need the offer but hot from me
#11
I wonder if BT will let discount call overiders like 18185 be used on this account.
6 Likes #12
Let's give the Scroungers even more money and the hard working people as usual get nothing.
1 Like #13
Why is it people who work hard get nothing
good on then for helping people who really need it
but it annoys everyone for the people who just sit back and take all the time still voted hot for the needy
13 Likes #14
My aunt has been on this for a few months now. When your living on £74 a week you cant afford to spend £4 of it on line rental when theres gas and elec and food to buy. Not everyone is a scrounger. Some people have illnesses and disabilities which make them unemployable, my aunt has osteoarthritis and cant stand or sit for long periods without pain which apparently is not enough to be on esa so she needs to find a job!

Edited By: sherbolton on Dec 24, 2014 07:56
#15
Now I wish I was on benifits
1 Like #16
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douglas13
Reigan
Wait till people with hate and ignorance wake up.

Then they will go to work. X)
exactly. To pay for mass lazy people's bills like this.
#17
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Reigan
Wait till people with hate and ignorance wake up.
then they work hardly and give taxes to pay some lazy and breeding people's bills.
21 Likes #18
This "deal" is not a money saver for those that use their phone regularly, their line rental savings will likely soon get eaten up by those 14p minimum call charges.

Wading into the "benefits" argument, it's very much feast or famine. My sister lives the life of Riley on the tax payer as a single mother of 4 - £400k 5 bedroom council house in a nice area, picking up ADHD disability money for my nephew who plays up because she doesn't pay him any attention - why is it that only people who are career benefit scroungers have kids with these "afflictions" that most of us would have put down to bad behaviour 20 years ago?

It's a real earner for my sister, the ADHD brings in around £800 a month on top of all her other benefits (carers allowance and motability etc). In my sister's case it was probably smoking and drinking throughout each of her pregnancies if her kids have suffered any actual physical effects.

Her kids are her "wage", she gets about £38k worth of total benefits tax free - most couples would have to earn £55k between them to pick that up.

It is those who work and earn minimum wage or close to it that need most social help IMO. £28k household income for 2 people working full time vs an equivalent £55k wage for sitting on your ****.

If you have a mortgage to pay for and suddenly find yourself made redundant, you won't get much help from the Government.
#19
10 gig per month only for broadband version:
http://www.bt.com/includingyou/bt-basic-broadband.html
#20
It's good to talk
#21
Is it possible to add the Call Saver £5pm package to this?
20 Likes #22
montana78
Now I wish I was on benifits

I'm surprised you're not given your spelling of benefits. (_;)
1 Like #23
No need for all the moaning. Heat from me. Good for those who will benefit from it :)
2 Likes #24
It's a very good deal provided whoever signs up understands that it's only worth it if the phone is used sparingly. That £4.50 per month call allowance will be used up in one 40 minute call. It's a shame that it doesn't look like you can add one of those £5.00 per month call packages which gives you unlimited landline calls up to one hour otherwise that bill is likely to creep up past the normal £20 to £25 per month.
I really don't want to comment on the benefits issue here as everyone has their own story and this site is about whether a deal is a good one or not. All I want to say it this is a good one for people with a very low telephone and broadband useage otherwise it could get expensive.
1 Like #25
hairpin100
`Allows broadband through any supplier so you dont have to use BT Broadband` any other supplier makes u take their line rental with their B/band, so only really for people with BT. good deal for them though.

Most suppliers dont make you take their line rental - they advertise it that way but when push comes to shove, the vast majority dont require you to have line rental through them.

Great deal if you can get it - almost wish I could (apart from the needing to be on benefits bit!) as I never use my phone for calls, I have a line purely for broadband :(
banned#26
What about the people that have jobs, but still make less money than the people that are on benefits.
#27
mariefindlay
No need for all the moaning. Heat from me. Good for those who will benefit from it :)

I see what you did there :)
#28
workers hit yet again!! equal rights my ****.
#29
A £7.50/month payg goodybag with Giffgaff would probably work out cheaper with the cost of calls.

Yes, assuming you live in the shadow of an O2 mast and don't want data. I found Giff Gaff terrible outside of Town boundaries, and their 3G speeds are more like dial up. We went on Holiday to the Derbyshire peak district and entire days passed without getting any 3G from O2, and even 2G was poor. In comparison, both EE and '3' gave 4 bars of signal and HSDPA+ internet.

In short if you want a pony and cart get Giff Gaff, if you want a sports car - choose ANY other network!.
1 Like #30
simplez
10 gig per month only for broadband version:
http://www.bt.com/includingyou/bt-basic-broadband.html

Does online Bingo use much allowance? ;)
#31
Cold, all those poor people can afford a satellite dish and an iphone already so why should they get a cheap phone line?
#32
Wtf
3 Likes #33
monkeyhanger75
This "deal" is not a money saver for those that use their phone regularly, their line rental savings will likely soon get eaten up by those 14p minimum call charges.

Wading into the "benefits" argument, it's very much feast or famine. My sister lives the life of Riley on the tax payer as a single mother of 4 - £400k 5 bedroom council house in a nice area, picking up ADHD disability money for my nephew who plays up because she doesn't pay him any attention - why is it that only people who are career benefit scroungers have kids with these "afflictions" that most of us would have put down to bad behaviour 20 years ago?

It's a real earner for my sister, the ADHD brings in around £800 a month on top of all her other benefits (carers allowance and motability etc). In my sister's case it was probably smoking and drinking throughout each of her pregnancies if her kids have suffered any actual physical effects.

Her kids are her "wage", she gets about £38k worth of total benefits tax free - most couples would have to earn £55k between them to pick that up.

It is those who work and earn minimum wage or close to it that need most social help IMO. £28k household income for 2 people working full time vs an equivalent £55k wage for sitting on your ****.

If you have a mortgage to pay for and suddenly find yourself made redundant, you won't get much help from the Government.

This shows a certain degree of ignorance. Whilst I agree with much of what you says, your sister is getting about £10k of that £38k wage because of a child who is entitled to DLA and carers allowance. To get £800 the child would have to get higher rate care and mobility and this works out at about £600 a month. Any parent regardless of their income is entitled to claim that. If one of the parents isn't working or earning less than £100 a month after tax, pensions contributions (50% of them) or childcare costs, they'd be entitled to the carer's allowance.

Additionally, assuming that a worker doesn't earn more than £50K, they'll be entitled to child benefit and for 4 kids they'd claim £2,800 a year.

My point is that many working parents with a child who is entitled to DLA can claim a decent amount of money. Of course there is the downside that they have to care for a child who requires additional care that will likely affect them for their life which could be limited due to their condition.

As a worker earning above average, if I were to lose my job my mortgage insurance would kick in and my redundancy money would keep my going for a while. I wouldn't be entitled to some benefits at first because I have savings. However, as a parent of 2 children (one of which gets DLA middle rate care) I'd be able to claim tax credits and probably all of what your sister can claim that is child related.
1 Like #34
GAVINLEWISHUKD
Jakirrr21
Should add students to the list, but then again students get enough discounts as it is. Heat from me. Nice to know BT are finally trying to help people who are struggling to pay other bills such as gas in the winter.

Really!?

Its subsidised by the government (ie Joe Public).

So good for people who really do need it, but should not be for the Sky watching, iphone owning, junk food eating, stella drinking lazy barstools that can't be arsed to get a job.

Rant over. :)

You forgot staffy dog owning from that list.
1 Like #35
GAVINLEWISHUKD
Jakirrr21
Should add students to the list, but then again students get enough discounts as it is. Heat from me. Nice to know BT are finally trying to help people who are struggling to pay other bills such as gas in the winter.

Really!?

Its subsidised by the government (ie Joe Public).

So good for people who really do need it, but should not be for the Sky watching, iphone owning, junk food eating, stella drinking lazy barstools that can't be arsed to get a job.

Rant over. :)
The government do not subsidise this scheme at all. It is a requirment made by ofcom that BT offer a low cost package for those that cannot afford the standard cost of having a phoneline and are on certain benefits. BT foots the bill for this not the government. If it was government funded all providers would offer this, ofcom only require BT to due to them having the monoply on telephone lines.
#36
Does anyone know if this deal can be used with alternative call providers?
#37
simplez
simplez said something about economists
your graph is out of date and misleading in that the sheeple will continue to confuse deficit and debt and think that the spending is going down
Here is the latest PESA showing the massive growth in spending over the next few years oO
http://i62.tinypic.com/2jhydi.png
banned#38
Got my old boy who receives pension credit moved over to this last year, he now pays less all-in per quarter than I do per month for just line rental :(

Didn't know you could add broadband to it though, so heat for just that nugget of information.
#39
gibus
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douglas13
Reigan
Wait till people with hate and ignorance wake up.

Then they will go to work. X)
exactly. To pay for mass lazy people's bills like this.


mass lazy people? please don't procreate, your stupidity is likely to leech into the genes of many generations after you.
#40
Wait! This is daylight robbery!!

Why am I paying £150 a week for a bit of 30 year old copper! Its a crime we've had to for years pay such high line rental costs.

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