£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
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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

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Found 29th Apr 2009Local
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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chumpy;5077945

She won't get it for disability benefit alone , she must be recieving one … 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



Thats typical!! Thanks for the info, save me wasting my time on a phone call :whistling:
Mr Product;5083643

Youve still not answered the question have you? :roll:



Lol

I was kind of waiting for an answer as well. Despite several other smarmy remarks, still no answer... :whistling:
shayman1;5083947

Senior management? i think u'd be more suited to being a social worker … Senior management? i think u'd be more suited to being a social worker fairywork's, The industry is crying out for liberal lefties like you.



are you speaking from experience? if having a desire to treat everybody as an individual is part of the remit of this post then yes it may be a career option, as to whether you would have to be a "leftie" Ive never heard of that being a requirement lol.
uglybetti;5085833

Thats typical!! Thanks for the info, save me wasting my time on a phone … Thats typical!! Thanks for the info, save me wasting my time on a phone call :whistling:



sound right - terrible - especially if on low income, but receive incap instead- makes no sense - this should be taken up with ofcom..
I have just rung BT as I am disabled, but the announcement says you MUST be in receipt of one of the following 3 benefits:

Income support
Income based jobseekers allowance
Guaranteed pension credit

It emphasises that this an income based scheme. Unfortunately that rules me out.
kebedom;5086855

sound right - terrible - especially if on low income, but receive incap … sound right - terrible - especially if on low income, but receive incap instead- makes no sense - this should be taken up with ofcom..



Any chance of an answer to my question earlier? - which 'needy' group that i didnt mention, cannot under any circumstances get a job and deserves everything for free?
not a good deal, 9.78 pence a minute for a local call +2.93pence charge on every call, a 10 min local call would cost roughly a £1.00, with a normal 10 min local call would cost around 50pence in the daytime and around 20pence in the evening, so i would guess that anybody thats unemployed and spending around £30.00 per quarter on calls wouldnt benefit from this offer:roll:
They told me i couldnt have it cos i got 2 lines in my house
I had some queries on this, mainly regarding new line installation & broadband - I followed the link from the initial post and manged to get onto online chat help the conversation I had is below, thought ya'll might find this usefull esp the price for new installation & confirmation that you can use broadband from other ISP's.:thumbsup:


Maureen Taylor: My name is Maureen Taylor. Can you confirm your telephone number and account number please ?
madchickvic: I do not have one, I am wondering how I would get hold of an application form for BT Basic for my elderly mother in law and as she currently has no phone line I wanted to know how much the installation would be and it states on the website that she can pay by installments, how much would this be?
Maureen Taylor: in order to qualify for bt basic she would need to be in receipt of certain benefits. Income Support
Employee Support Allowance (Income Related) (From 28 October 2008)
Income Based Jobseeker’s Allowance
Pensions Credit (Guaranteed Credit). if she is receiving any of these befits you can ring 0800 800864 for an application form.
Maureen Taylor: the connection charge in installments for bt basic is 24.99 initial payment and 25.00 per quarter for the next 4 quarters
madchickvic: Ok thank you, for that, yes she is in recept of Pensions Credit, we are considering setting up broadband, does this have to be through BT on this tarrif? and also is there no way you can email me the application form?
Maureen Taylor: the broadband can be bt or any other broadband supplier. unfortunately i have no way of emailing you a form from here. the 0800800864 number deals solely with the bt basic so they may be able to email you one or they may have to post it. i am not sure, sorry
madchickvic: No thats fantastic, thank you ever so much for your help, have a nice day :-)
Maureen Taylor: have a nice day and thank you for contacting bt
Mr.Product30th Apr 2009

I dont agree wiht it being available to the unemployed - why should …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!!


Madchickvic Don't forget it's got to be guaranteed pension credit, not just pension credit,confusingIfound it so.
,Good luck for your Mum.
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