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Standard User hk11
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 15-Oct-15 23:43:38
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Line rental saver


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Comparing monthly costs is now even more difficult with things like setup fees and router postage.

For my last two contracts I have used line rental saver to reduce monthly costs, but it appears Sky and Fuelbroadband to name two no longer offer this. frown

Are there any others that don't offer LRS, or is there a list of those that do somewhere?


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Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Fri 16-Oct-15 00:18:18
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Re: Line rental saver


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Find out, make a list, charge 1p per access, and you won't care.

The indispensable man or woman passes from the scene, and what happens next is more or less the same thing as was happening before.
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Standard User alext05
(committed) Fri 16-Oct-15 07:58:44
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Re: Line rental saver


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The line saver is pointless these days in most cases, unless you are with a brilliant provider you want to carry on staying with.

The difference in price is very small but the potential trouble it can cause is huge.

Let's say you take a new contract with a broadband provider that doesn't deliver what you were promised and you want to move. Your paid in advance and non-refundable line saver either has to stay with that provider preventing you getting a better deal somewhere else or you have to forfeit the cost.

I've seen stories of people regretting getting line saver when they wanted to move away from an ISP either after initial migrating debacles or when the service deteriorated a lot.


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Standard User hk11
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 16-Oct-15 08:54:24
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Re: Line rental saver


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The problem is you can't get out of a contract once you are in it anyway. So unless you opt for a short term contract you are usually tied in for a minimum of 12 months. Having line saver rental just reduces the monthly bill a fraction that is all.

18 and 24 month contracts seem to becoming more widespread now and this muddies the water even more as LSR is only for 12 months.


Keef- Sheerness Kent UK - EE via Technicolor TG582N

Previously - New Call Telecom/Fuelbroadband, Plusnet, Virgin/NTL/Bell Cable, Crosswinds, IC24, FreeOnlineNet,
X-Stream, Totalise, Freeserve, Force9, TescoNet, AOL, Freenetname, Pipex, E7
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Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 16-Oct-15 09:05:02
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Re: Line rental saver


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The time you can get out of a contract is if the supplier increases price. However, if you have LRS, broadband contract, TV contract and mobile contract it becomes difficult as they often rely on each other but an increase in one doesn't necessarily allow you to get out of the others. So, broadband price increases but you can't leave easily because you would lose the LRS. LRS adds to the tie-in - and that is why some suppliers offer it but the discounts are getting smaller.
Standard User alext05
(committed) Fri 16-Oct-15 09:20:13
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Re: Line rental saver


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Ok, here you are. All the information for comparison in one place.

http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/phones/home-phone-c...

There are some interesting deals there.

Edited by alext05 (Fri 16-Oct-15 09:21:25)

Standard User hk11
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 16-Oct-15 09:53:22
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Re: Line rental saver


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Yep, valid points, but it would still be nice to know if an ISP gave you the option.


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Standard User hk11
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 16-Oct-15 10:01:55
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Re: Line rental saver


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Thanks for that.

Direct save telecom is listed as the cheapest, but as it is a 24 month contract and you have to pay £25 plus £9 router postage and insurance then (I assume) 12 months rental at full cost, I'm not sure if this is right. http://forums.thinkbroadband.com/otherisp/t/4440972-...

The Post Office seems the next best one. http://forums.thinkbroadband.com/postoffice.html


Keef- Sheerness Kent UK - EE via Technicolor TG582N

Previously - New Call Telecom/Fuelbroadband, Plusnet, Virgin/NTL/Bell Cable, Crosswinds, IC24, FreeOnlineNet,
X-Stream, Totalise, Freeserve, Force9, TescoNet, AOL, Freenetname, Pipex, E7
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Edited by hk11 (Fri 16-Oct-15 10:05:46)

Standard User alext05
(committed) Fri 16-Oct-15 10:41:59
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Re: Line rental saver


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You might want to do maths and see whether getting broadband only deal and line rental separately would make sense financially.

The line rental only with Direct Line Telecom is £138.

http://www.directsavetelecom.co.uk/dst_option1.php

However you choose, do investigate what the customer service is like, as sometimes you can spent more money on prescription from high blood pressure than you save on rental line fees. wink
Standard User hk11
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 16-Oct-15 10:49:30
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I wonder if the £25 is a broadband or a telephone line setup charge? It's not clear. frown


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Previously - New Call Telecom/Fuelbroadband, Plusnet, Virgin/NTL/Bell Cable, Crosswinds, IC24, FreeOnlineNet,
X-Stream, Totalise, Freeserve, Force9, TescoNet, AOL, Freenetname, Pipex, E7
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