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Standard User blueacid
(member) Sat 02-Apr-11 20:09:48
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Cheapest bare phone line


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Hi All,

Yeah - sorry, not entirely to do with broadband; I'm just about to get a VoIP phone (note my thread in the VoIP forum).
With VoIP, I won't need to make any calls at all on the analogue line; I'm either ringing UK mobiles (cheaper just to use my own mobile) or EU (VoIP). I'll be using Be* for broadband.

Therefore, what's the cheapest bare BT line possible? So far I know of two potentials:
£10/mo (BT, 12 month contract, £120 upfront).
£6.79/mo (Primus, 12 month contract).

Apparently Primus have a reputation akin to Talktalk for their customer service. Although, with no calls going on, I'm wondering how bad it'd be*.

So, any other suggestions, thoughts, hints?



*famous last words.

Cheers,
Blueacid
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Was on Xilo C&W LLU on MRCEN, Now Be* on MRARD.
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Sat 02-Apr-11 20:21:21
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For the sake of a pound or two a month (?) you could have the line rental with BE. That way you won't get fobbed off by both the line and broadband supplier over who needs to resolve an issue which then runs for weeks or months, which is not a debate you need to have when all you want is broadband.

I have no experience of Primus, Talk Talk were irritating and slightly inept and BT were just a complete joke.
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Sat 02-Apr-11 21:38:41
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you could also try post office home phone £12.00 per month no contract

http://www.ukinsurance-quote.co.uk/post-office-home_...


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Standard User blueacid
(member) Sat 02-Apr-11 23:33:42
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Already on them, looking to shave a few quid off smile

Cheers,
Blueacid
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Was on Xilo C&W LLU on MRCEN, Now Be* on MRARD.
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Sun 03-Apr-11 00:45:22
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Do you think you might need 999 during a power cut?
Standard User blueacid
(member) Sun 03-Apr-11 03:09:27
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Free from a landline. I'll still have a phone connected, just have no intention of using it for any calls. Plus I've still a mobile if needs be.

Cheers,
Blueacid
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Was on Xilo C&W LLU on MRCEN, Now Be* on MRARD.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sun 03-Apr-11 11:20:25
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While cheap is nice, when people are selling stuff below cost, one has to ask what is the catch i.e. Primus

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Standard User Allan1
(member) Sun 03-Apr-11 12:18:29
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ICUK do a phoneline for 9.85 per month + Vat. But I don't know what their service is like. Anyone else know?
regards
Allan

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Result of speedtest 27/03/2011
Standard User blueacid
(member) Sun 03-Apr-11 17:11:09
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I thought wholesale cost was around £5/6 a month ex VAT? Or am I woefully, horribly wrong there?

Cheers,
Blueacid
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Was on Xilo C&W LLU on MRCEN, Now Be* on MRARD.
Standard User blueacid
(member) Sun 03-Apr-11 17:16:42
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That's the first time I've seen them mentioned. Could be that they're tiny, OR that they just quietly get the job done.

1 month contract, so can't be ever so bad!

Cheers,
Blueacid
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Was on Xilo C&W LLU on MRCEN, Now Be* on MRARD.
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