Post Office - low line rental and Free line install - £13pm or £120 annual
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Post Office - low line rental and Free line install - £13pm or £120 annual

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Found 23rd Oct 2014
You have the option of paying £13/month or annual £120 (ie 12x £10, one of the cheapest line rental charges available), for the basic line rental (and free weekend calls to landlines and 0845/0870 and free Caller Display {need a suitable phone or display unit}).

Sales number is 0800 092 0514 if you want to check details before you buy. MoneySavingExpert.com also links to the Post Office (but don't mention the free line install [if needed]).

I was told an expiry date in mid-December, which means someone tied into an existing contract can switch later on. Also, that as part of the special offer they're doing, the first 3 months line rental is free (so I'm assuming I'd either get the £30 back or the "anniversary" for paying the following year would be moved back by 3 months).

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Why cold ?
Seems one if the better deals around.
Well done OP

Chepeast I could find when I renewed 6months or so ago (BT used to be the same price when paid up front, but they hiked their prices).
HOT

Hot price. Cheapest line rental paid by year.

Original Poster

I think BT will be increasing line rental another pound (to £16.99) on 2014-12-01 so a load of people might be able to save.

I currently use Plus.Net for broadband (but they charge 12.99 if you pay annually), and my existing line is with Primus charging £5.99 (which I admit is difficult to beat or even 'match').

Original Poster

@veedubjai - doesn't TalkTalk cost £10.50 annually? OK, this is cheaper, but only slightly

It was the fact line installation is currently free that grabbed my interest.

If you value the quality of after-service between PO or TT then PO will most likely to be better.

Looks a great deal and useful as we don't use the landline that much, but still need to keep to stay in touch with elderly relatives. Does anyone recommend a good broadband provider - currently with talk talk ...enuff said
Heat


Does anyone recommend a good broadband provider



If only there were such a beast....ALL have their faults... check out the posts on here...
However, you may get lucky and find the right beast...those who thought they had... find it never lasts...shame

[quote=cburns]

Does anyone recommend a good broadband provider



If only there were such a beast....ALL have their faults... check out the posts on here...
However, you may get lucky and find the right beast...those who thought they had... find it never lasts...shame [/
Hehe, no what you mean, just when I think I've found 'Mr right' someone on here posts a negative review. Ah well, back to searching...

BT will never get another penny from me after the way they robbed me, PO all the way, have some heat.

I bought for the year, then got a letter from Orange offering it for 10.99 but then I got my broadband for a fiver so not only cheaper but a no brainer for me. anything is better than paying bt unless u get a cracking deal as the prices just seem to go up and up..I'll be switching again after 12 months!

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twitwoo

... just when I think I've found 'Mr right' someone on here posts a … ... just when I think I've found 'Mr right' someone on here posts a negative review. Ah well, back to searching...



If you look on some other sites (such as BB Choices, etc) the vast majority of comments will only ever be from people unhappy with a service. It's something which makes the unhappy user a bit less unhappy when they can 'vent' online.

For myself, I've been with Plus.Net for 11.5 years. I'd never claim they were perfect, and there has been criticism for 8-10 months about long delays getting through to customer services, but at least the PN CS staff are in Sheffield or Leeds and are quite easy to talk to

A very good deal, with nothing else on the market to touch it. Ought to be a lot hotter.

Original Poster

Spotted a bit of news on ISPreview explaining that the Post Office will be raising the price of their Home Phone line rental from £13 to £15 a month from 5th January 2014 (while also reducing the charge for the broadband).

In particular, customers who bundle Home Phone will notice that the … In particular, customers who bundle Home Phone will notice that the broadband charge on the providers ‘Broadband Essential’ (10GB usage allowance) package has been cut from £7 to £5 per month and similarly ‘Broadband Premium’ (Unlimited usage allowance) has gone from £10 to £8 per month (i.e. overall bundle prices remain unchanged).



It will also have an effect on the annual price, for line rental... currently £120 (ie £10/month) going to £144 (£12/month), so for anyone who wants this, lock in the lower annual charge pronto. Honestly didn't know that was coming, but I suppose when one pushes the line rental up, the rest follow, sooner or later
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