Updated: Thursday 6 January, 2011
By Becca Talbot - firstname.lastname@example.org
Switching to a cheaper line rental and calls packages will help you save loads of money on your home phone bills. But which deal should you choose? We’ve got some of the cheapest UK packages here…
If you want to reduce your monthly landline bills, the quickest and easiest thing to do is switch home phone provider. There are plenty of call plans and line rental deals to choose from, so whatever your family’s calling habits, there’s bound to be a perfect money-saving package for you.
Have a look at the tables and the information below, and then compare packages to find the best line rental and calls deal for your home.
A good portion of your monthly landline bills will be made up of line rental. This can cost anything from £8 to £17 a month, depending on who supplies your phone line, how you receive your bills and how you choose to pay your bills.
To get the cheapest rates you should sign-up for online paperless billing and pay by monthly direct debit.
Compare line rental charges using the online postcode checker on Homephonechoices.co.uk - we’ll find the cheapest deal for you.
If you make a lot of calls during the day, you may find that these bump up the cost of your monthly bill. Switching to a call plan that offers unlimited anytime calls will guarantee you won’t be charged expensive daytime call rates.
An anytime call plan can cost anything from £2 to £8 a month, and will be added on top of your monthly line rental cost.
Use the postcode checker on Homephonechoices.co.uk to compare anytime call plans and find the best deal for you.
If you don’t tend to make that many calls, an evening and weekend call plan would be ideal for your household. These call plans are offered free by some providers, such as Primus and YourCalls.net, as part of your monthly line rental subscription.
Compare evening and weekend call packages with the price checker on Homephonechoices.co.uk and see if you could save by switching to a cheaper deal.
If you regularly make landline calls to friends or family on their mobiles, it may be worth switching to a home phone provider that offers cheap or discounted calls to mobile networks. Take a look at your bills and work out how much you are spending on calls to mobiles, and then compare deals to see if another provider can offer better rates.
Use the postcode checker on Homephonechoices.co.uk to compare mobile call rates and find the best deal for you.
Bundling your broadband with your home phone could also save you money, as well as getting you some added extras, such as free calls to mobiles or international numbers.
Some of the UK’s biggest providers, including Sky (www.sky.com) and Virgin Media (www.virginmedia.com), also give you the option to bundle your TV with your phone and broadband - which could save you even more money a month.
Compare home phone bundles with the postcode checker on Homephonechoices.co.uk and find a package to suit you.