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Home Phone deal, £10.72, Free weekend MOBILE calls and NO 12 mth contract @ Post Office t+ QUIDCO

£10.72 @ Post Office
On a recent hunt for a phone line deal, I came across this. The Post office have this deal for a home phoneline. Basically you get free weekend UK, US and canadian MOBILE calls, no 12 month contract a… Read More
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8y, 3m agoFound 8 years, 3 months ago
On a recent hunt for a phone line deal, I came across this. The Post office have this deal for a home phoneline. Basically you get free weekend UK, US and canadian MOBILE calls, no 12 month contract and no BT bills. The no 12 month contract was a winner for me. PLUS QUIDCO
Details are

* inclusive line rental no need to pay BT
* inclusive evening calls - to UK landlines
* inclusive weekend calls - to UK landlines, UK, US and Canadian mobiles and our top 20 international destinations
* inclusive calls anytime - to other Home Phone customers
* 10% off calls to your nominated Loved Ones plus a free 60-minute call on their birthdays and Christmas Day

* no long contract and no minimum tie-in
* simple transfer process making it easy to get you started
* keep your exisiting phone number, there's no extra charge
* 24 hour help - call our UK-based call centre
* payments to suit you - by direct debit, over the phone or at your local Post Office® branch and the price is the same whichever you choose

Seems lik a really simple easy to understand offer, and so they get my vote!!

They have phone and broadband offers, but I can't really see them as good deals. Also I wanted the phone line for broadband only, so dont know if they are cheaper or not in phone calls compared to BT/others. Also SKy has some deal but there is a 12 month contract. Anyone know of better 30 day contract deals on phones and broadband?
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#1
good spot
#2
I could just murder someone at Kngston Communications!
Great deal, super hot!!!!!!!
#3
sounds good
#4
The Post Office ..............doing telephones..............whatever next ????
[mod]#5
dogswotsits
The Post Office ..............doing telephones..............whatever next ????
BT giving you foreign exchange?:thumbsup::whistling:
#6
voted hot good find
however, cant go thru quidco , cos i have cable not bt line
#7
will the Post Office let you use predialer services like 18866 and 18185?
#8
As always, think carefully before you rush into such a contract, which looks good on surface. It's fine if you only want a phone line and nothing else. But I bet you can't get O2 (or any other) broadband on this line. If you have to take PO broadband it's a bad deal because their prices are very high (with very low user allowance) compared to anybody else. Call charges outside the freebies are also very high.
#9
rabialioness
voted hot good find
however, cant go thru quidco , cos i have cable not bt line


Do you need a BT line for Quidco???? First time I heard about that.
#10
rabialioness
voted hot good find
however, cant go thru quidco , cos i have cable not bt line


well if you ever had a BT line in your home, you can call BT and get them to reconnect the number, and then shift over to Post office. But if you already have cable, then you dont really need it.

pet2000
As always, think carefully before you rush into such a contract, which looks good on surface. It's fine if you only want a phone line and nothing else. But I bet you can't get O2 (or any other) broadband on this line. If you have to take PO broadband it's a bad deal because their prices are very high (with very low user allowance) compared to anybody else. Call charges outside the freebies are also very high.


To be honest, they are the same as any Virtual phone provider. You can get any broadband on it as far as i know, as the line is still BT, but billed by PO. I could be worng. But in the end as there is no contract, you can always cancel it!!
#11
Hot from me.
#12
unileeds
...can get any broadband on it as far as i know, as the line is still BT, but billed by PO. I could be worng. But in the end as there is no contract, you can always cancel it!!

Minimum 12months payment commitment to PO broadband, whether you stay with PO bb or not. To quote [URL="ftp://ftp.royalmail.com/Downloads/public/ctf/po/LineFeatureRentalsV4_VAT.pdf"]PO t&c[/URL]:
"The Minimum Broadband Term means twelve (12) months from the date Post Office® Broadband is first provided to a customer at a particular address. If the customer cancels the service within the Minimum Broadband Term, but outside the cancellation period, then the customer is liable to pay charges for the whole Minimum Broadband Term."
#13
Flipd
Minimum 12months payment commitment to PO broadband, whether you stay with PO bb or not. To quote [URL="ftp://ftp.royalmail.com/Downloads/public/ctf/po/LineFeatureRentalsV4_VAT.pdf"]PO t&c[/URL]:
"The Minimum Broadband Term means twelve (12) months from the date Post Office® Broadband is first provided to a customer at a particular address. If the customer cancels the service within the Minimum Broadband Term, but outside the cancellation period, then the customer is liable to pay charges for the whole Minimum Broadband Term."


Yes I know that, I mean the phone line can be cancelled if you dont think it is for you. Broadband has a 12 month contract anyway. But this deal is ONLY for the home phoneline.

What I was trying to get across is that you can get any broadband you want and dont need to stick with PO BB just because you have a PO phoneline. You WILL have to adhere to the minimum contract for the BB seperately, which ever provider you go for!
#14
unileeds

To be honest, they are the same as any Virtual phone provider.


I believe they are like TalkTalk and Tiscali. Once you pay to PO for your line you cannot use other third party providers (cheap long distant provider -0844- may be blocked as well). Would be interesting if someone could find out. I would definately find out before I sign up (this offer doesn't suit me though).
#15
Was interested in this but on reading the details and FAQ found this which set alarm bells warning "What does 'connection charge' mean in practice?
A small fee of 5.75p will be added to all calls that you make from your Post Office Home Phone® service, except for free calls in the evening and weekends to UK landlines, UK mobiles and our top 20 international destinations, as well as to other Post Office Home Phone® customers."
#16
pet2000
I believe they are like TalkTalk and Tiscali. Once you pay to PO for your line you cannot use other third party providers (cheap long distant provider -0844- may be blocked as well). Would be interesting if someone could find out. I would definately find out before I sign up (this offer doesn't suit me though).


Just looked online on MSE, 0844 and other access numbers are allowed. Also any broadband providers can be chosen.

Regarding no contract broadband...I earlier had AOL which had a 30 CONTRACT if you switched to them from an existing broadband supplier and had your own modem/router. They would limit tech support for setup but you would get operational support. No set-up fee was charged. This was like 6 months back. not sure if they are still doing it!!

Cheers
#17
Sky Talk offer was better (you have to phone and haggle to get it:

12 Months free line rental plus unlimited weekend calls free or unlimited 24/7 calls for £5 a month.

...and no 12 month contract so you can leave any time.
#18
sprocket
Sky Talk offer was better (you have to phone and haggle to get it:

12 Months free line rental plus unlimited weekend calls free or unlimited 24/7 calls for £5 a month.

...and no 12 month contract so you can leave any time.


Nice spot sprocket, but because you have to haggle for it, and I believe a lot of members have had no luck with haggling, I'd say its a hit and miss. Do you know whether the free calls include MOBILE calls to the UK, US and canada as well. I usually have friends and family and all of them have mobiles.So i thought this would be a good deal!!
#19
genemeanie
Was interested in this but on reading the details and FAQ found this which set alarm bells warning "What does 'connection charge' mean in practice?
A small fee of 5.75p will be added to all calls that you make from your Post Office Home Phone® service, except for free calls in the evening and weekends to UK landlines, UK mobiles and our top 20 international destinations, as well as to other Post Office Home Phone® customers."


This applies to BT too. Read the terms and conditions.
#20
sprocket
Sky Talk offer was better (you have to phone and haggle to get it:

12 Months free line rental plus unlimited weekend calls free or unlimited 24/7 calls for £5 a month.

...and no 12 month contract so you can leave any time.


You can't compare that because it's only for Sky customers.

I have looked a bit further into the PO plan.

The set-up fee for calls is 6p (BT is 3p). You have to pay this only once connection is made in addition to your call charge per minute.

You can use cheap third party phone provider (Ratebuster, 05pence, etc.) for calls (although I haven't been able to find out whether you can use third party BB provider).

For example, if the call charge per minute for the number you call is 0.5p, you will get charged 36p [6p + (0.5x60)] for a 1 hour call. The same call on a BT line would cost 33p [3p + (0.5x60)].
#21
pet2000
You can't compare that because it's only for Sky customers.

I have looked a bit further into the PO plan.

The set-up fee for calls is 6p (BT is 3p). You have to pay this only once connection is made in addition to your call charge per minute.

You can use cheap third party phone provider (Ratebuster, 05pence, etc.) for calls (although I haven't been able to find out whether you can use third party BB provider).

For example, if the call charge per minute for the number you call is 0.5p, you will get charged 36p [6p + (0.5x60)] for a 1 hour call. The same call on a BT line would cost 33p [3p + (0.5x60)].


In the PO T&c it says existsing BB suppliers can be used, and there wil be no break in service!! So I would say you can use any BB service!!
#22
unileeds
In the PO T&c it says existsing BB suppliers can be used, and there wil be no break in service!! So I would say you can use any BB service!!


That would be good news. Especially since BT will raise the line rental to £12.50 permonths from 1.April 2009. Also, you need to commit to 12 months to get the evening free calls and you don't get mobile w/e and international w/e free calls. This makes PO offer better. Why only 27deg? Who knows,,,,,.
1 Like #23
Reading this thread has left me a little confused and I'm a Post Office telephone customer. I've been with the PO for 2-3 years when they give £50 Quidco.
Quidco at present is £9.25 so takes this down to sub £10 line rental.

Just to clarify a few points.
1) You can have any broadband supplier that would go over a BT landline - I've had Sky and now O2.(So that's a definite not a..... bet you can:roll:)
2) Override providers work ie 18185 etc.
3) Free evening and w/e calls - 1 hour restriction
4) Free UK mobile calls at w/es - 1 hr restriction
5) Free w/e calls to 20 countries
Our top 20 international destinations are Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Canary Islands, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, USA
6) inclusive calls anytime - to other Home Phone customers
Another point that surprises me is the free w/e calls to US and Canada mobiles - never used it but its there on the website - please note the post office red.
[LIST]
[*][COLOR=Red][B]inclusive weekend calls - to UK landlines1, UK, US and Canadian mobiles and our top 20 international destinations2[/COLOR][/B][/LIST]
#24
I wish I had known about this before setting up a new bt account at my new rented place...any idea how I can cancel it? They didn't tell me there was an alternative to the 12 month contract of having free evening calls, they just said "free evening calls" *pause* "12 month contract". I assumed it was 12 month contract anyway.
#25
charliebrown
Reading this thread has left me a little confused and I'm a Post Office telephone customer. I've been with the PO for 2-3 years when they give £50 Quidco.
Quidco at present is £9.25 so takes this down to sub £10 line rental.

Just to clarify a few points.
1) You can have any broadband supplier that would go over a BT landline - I've had Sky and now O2.(So that's a definite not a..... bet you can:roll:)
2) Override providers work ie 18185 etc.
3) Free evening and w/e calls - 1 hour restriction
4) Free UK mobile calls at w/es - 1 hr restriction
5) Free w/e calls to 20 countries
Our top 20 international destinations are Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Canary Islands, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, USA
6) inclusive calls anytime - to other Home Phone customers
Another point that surprises me is the free w/e calls to US and Canada mobiles - never used it but its there on the website - please note the post office red.
[LIST]
[*][COLOR=Red][B]inclusive weekend calls - to UK landlines1, UK, US and Canadian mobiles and our top 20 international destinations2[/COLOR][/B][/LIST]


Thanks Charliebrown, and apprently PO will also do a FRESH install for £110 if needed, though I think this has gone down in price as well. Online research suggests PO can tell you a price for a completely fresh installation that BT charge £122 odd for, and a few people have indicated it to be £110 or lower. Again not confirmed, but still worth asking them.

charliebrown, what surprises me is that weekend UK mobiles are also included. I mean this is a huge saving.
#26
u might be able to cancel within the 14 day period saying you are unhappy with the service. You might have to pay all the installation charges though...if any!!
#27
MadeDixonsCry
I wish I had known about this before setting up a new bt account at my new rented place...any idea how I can cancel it? They didn't tell me there was an alternative to the 12 month contract of having free evening calls, they just said "free evening calls" *pause* "12 month contract". I assumed it was 12 month contract anyway.


Yes, you can cancel with 30 days notice but you have to pay for all your evening calls you made (within the 12 month contract period). You need to work out if this is economical for you.
#28
OMG just had the worst experience with post office home phone, they are totally useless..AVOID!! Been on the phone for over 3 hours today and that's just to get a number for my phoneline that was meant to be switched on today...it's hasn't been!

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