Post Office currently offering FREE BT Openreach landline installation [rrp £112.34] as well as NO minimum term contract / £12.25 a month
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Post Office currently offering FREE BT Openreach landline installation [rrp £112.34] as well as NO minimum term contract / £12.25 a month

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Found 10th Apr 2012
Just noticed that between 1st April 2012 and 20th May 2012 Post Office Home Phone are now offering to install or activate a new landline free of charge. Regular charge £112.34 it says. Whatsmore you are not subjected to a minimum term contract so you're free to up sticks and move elsewhere after the first month should you wish to do so. Monthly line rental is £12.25.

Call free on 0800 092 0514 to place an order. (If calling from a contract mobile simply dial "0800 Buster" first on 0116 304 0800 to ensure the cost of the call comes out of your inclusive minutes).

Line rental is increasing to £13.25 from May 21st.
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sounds good
so i could get a new line installed, use it for a month and then cancel it for only £12.25 and face no penaltys?
Sounds too good to be true.
I got it installed a few weeks back, BT Openreach did the installation and correct no minimum contact.
I'm on Sky LLU, does anyone know if they will be able to transfer my current number over?
I like this BT and there £5 charge per quater may just have lost a customer:

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
Always worth reading the T&Cs for any contract you are considering entering into

"If you cancel Post Office HomePhone® within six months of any New Line Provision, we may charge you a cancellation fee to cover our reasonable costs. That cancellation fee is set out in the Price List."

From Price List:
"New Line Provision Cancellation Charge - HomePhone
"If you cancel Post Office HomePhone within six months of any New Line Provision, we may charge you a cancellation fee of £15 tocover our reasonable costs."

So it seems it's JUST a £15 fee to gain the £112.34 worth of new line provision!
http://www.postoffice.co.uk/broadband-phone/home-phone-broadband/home-phone/price-list

MKD
Edited by: "mk-donald" 10th Apr 2012
This may only be for broadband connection (its not particularly clear) but on the "details" tab one of the points is:-

"free connection making it easy to get you started 3"

then the relevant point at the bottom is:-

"3 subject to current service provider"

So it may only be free when switching from certain other providers e.g. not from TalkTalk which does not connect through BT. Also there is a 12 month minimum contract for broadband but i realise that the original posted deal doesn't mention broadband.

hot from me, especially if you do not have a BT line!!!!
mk-donald

Always worth reading the T&Cs for any contract you are considering … Always worth reading the T&Cs for any contract you are considering entering into"If you cancel Post Office HomePhone® within six months of any New Line Provision, we may charge you a cancellation fee to cover our reasonable costs. That cancellation fee is set out in the Price List."From Price List:"New Line Provision Cancellation Charge - HomePhone"If you cancel Post Office HomePhone within six months of any New Line Provision, we may charge you a cancellation fee of £15 tocover our reasonable costs."So it seems it's JUST a £15 fee to gain the £112.34 worth of new line provision!http://www.postoffice.co.uk/broadband-phone/home-phone-broadband/home-phone/price-listMKD



so, £15 plus first months line rental = £27.25 ! still hot from me
A great deal if you just take the phone line.
seems like a good deal
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I have been on the Post office home phone for over 2 yrs now! Brilliant. No contract, no hassle. Plus you get FREE landlines AND MOBILES to UK, US and canada numbers in addition to Free Landlines over the weekend period. A great deal. I never paid any installation charges, even though BT were asking for it if I went through them. Use O2 broadband and pay quarterly. If in doubt, I'd say go for it!!
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Sounds amazing thank you.So you get this,then you need a broadband supplier on top? any suggestions the best way to go about this?
Edited by: "iomttroadracer" 10th Apr 2012
Is there an option to add broadband, or can anyone suggest decent monthly broadband suppliers, I recall some used to offer monthly contracts in return for not supplying a router/modem and having a nominal connection charge like £25 for doing so.
I still weep when I see these particular deals as I reminds me of when I moved into our newbuild house and had to pay the full wack for the BT Engineer to spend a little under 10 minutes in the house connecting us. Excellent find though
I currently have a bt line and am with be there for internet.
could I have this deal as a second line and use it with bt infinity?
so i would have 2 x internet providers.

Thanks
Edited by: "ivadeal" 10th Apr 2012
Bunglistik

Is there an option to add broadband, or can anyone suggest decent monthly … Is there an option to add broadband, or can anyone suggest decent monthly broadband suppliers, I recall some used to offer monthly contracts in return for not supplying a router/modem and having a nominal connection charge like £25 for doing so.



IDNet have 30 day contracts.
ivadeal

I currently have a bt line and am with be there for internet.could I have … I currently have a bt line and am with be there for internet.could I have this deal as a second line and use it with bt infinity?so i would have 2 x internet providers.Thanks

this is what we need to know, generally you wont be hit with an installation on the first line on your property. Its the second line where you pay full whack of an installation charge, without knowing this it is pretty much a non existent deal.
Includes free weekend mobile calls too!
Tempted to ditch virgin media fire this offer as I don't have a bt line at all at the mo, I will have a look at what offer the office have for landline and broad band and decided but have some heat
Had Post Office HomePhone, Line Rental and Broadband for around 4 years now customer service on the rare occasion I've needed to contact them has been excellent and I'd highly recommend them based on my experience!
I've just placed my order. They told me I'd receive my welcome pack within 5 days, which will include our new phone number, and the line goes live on the 24th. All went through in about 10 minutes.
I switched from ever increasing prices with BT to Post Office in March. It was the least fuss switch ever. Just note that up until 1 April they were offering a total of £50 cashback on the line rental (or more, can't recall exactly) at months 3, 6 and 9 automatically by cheque thru the post as long as you stay with them. It was direct, not quidco. That deal's gone but you never know if you wait a while if it'll come back on.
Edited by: "antonio1" 10th Apr 2012
I presume that in moving from cable to post office I won't be able to keep my number? Anyone know?
Watch out for the monthly charge for caller display if you want / need it.
Bunglistik

Is there an option to add broadband, or can anyone suggest decent monthly … Is there an option to add broadband, or can anyone suggest decent monthly broadband suppliers, I recall some used to offer monthly contracts in return for not supplying a router/modem and having a nominal connection charge like £25 for doing so.

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Edited by: "png666" 10th Apr 2012
Can someone please explain what they class as a BT Line? We had a BT Line years ago and we then moved to Talktalk so its now on talktalk, the lines a bit faulty as it cuts sometimes so could do with a new line?
I presume that in moving from cable to post office I won't be able to keep my number? Anyone know?
Pjcity

I presume that in moving from cable to post office I won't be able to … I presume that in moving from cable to post office I won't be able to keep my number? Anyone know?



It says you can in most cases.
I don't really like writing negative reviews, but I have firmly crossed the Post Office off as a possible service provider. Last June I took the phone line deal out with them as, like many people, I was tempted by not being fixed to a monthly contract. A couple of months later I moved and decided to cancel the phone line. The termination seemed to go well (as well as terminations go anyway), but then a month later I received a phone bill from the Post Office. I phoned up and spoke to them and they apologised and stated that it was an error. Next month, another bill with two months payment requested. I emailed this time and they said to ignore it as it was an error. In January I started getting calls and letters from a debt collection agency (Roxburghe), informing me that I owe the Post Office nearly £200. I called the Post Office, again, and they said they can see it's a problem and that they'll resolve it for me and contact Roxburghe. More calls from Roxburghe stating that the Post Office have denied the error on their part and that they've been instructed to continue to try to retrieve the money from me. Months down the line and I'm still fighting the Post Office even though they've admitted fault. Roxburghe are still hounding me (although I've told Roxburghe to dance for the money as I'm not paying a penny). So yeah, not a bad service if you stay with them, but woe betide anybody wanting to leave. Perhaps I was unlucky but I'm now tempted to go back with them just to get the debt collection agency off my back.

Here are some further reviews just to back it up. Yes, I know, these reviews are mostly written by disgruntled customers, but 1.3/5? You have been warned

Review Centre - Post Office reviews
unileeds

I have been on the Post office home phone for over 2 yrs now! Brilliant. … I have been on the Post office home phone for over 2 yrs now! Brilliant. No contract, no hassle. Plus you get FREE landlines AND MOBILES to UK, US and canada numbers in addition to Free Landlines over the weekend period. A great deal. I never paid any installation charges, even though BT were asking for it if I went through them. Use O2 broadband and pay quarterly. If in doubt, I'd say go for it!!



And over 30 countries free phone calls..
sabz786

Can someone please explain what they class as a BT Line? We had a BT Line … Can someone please explain what they class as a BT Line? We had a BT Line years ago and we then moved to Talktalk so its now on talktalk, the lines a bit faulty as it cuts sometimes so could do with a new line?



In most cases it a change of equipment within the exchange & not the line running to ur house.
Could you use this in conjunction with Virgin BB until your out of contract?
And we wonder why R.M loses so much money
Thanks. Definitely worth having a look
Royal Mail and Post Office are two different companies.
strocky

Could you use this in conjunction with Virgin BB until your out of … Could you use this in conjunction with Virgin BB until your out of contract?



Yes. They are completely separate.
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