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Every home needs a phone...

Whether for keeping in touch with friends and family - overseas or just around the corner - or simply to get broadband, most homes aren’t complete without a landline. And with so many line rental deals and call packages to choose from, we’re here to help you pick the right one.

Choosing a home phone deal

Years ago, BT was the UK’s only home phone provider. It’s still the most popular one, but there are now lots of others to choose from, and with increased competition come much better deals.

Most providers also do broadband, and the main ones - like BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media - do TV too, and it’s almost always cheaper to get your broadband,phone and TV together from one provider than separately from different ones.

These are three main things to consider when comparing home phone deals:

Line rental - The monthly amount you pay for your landline is usually the most substantial part of your bill. Fuel Broadband and Plusnet are two providers that offer relatively cheap line rental.

Inclusive calls - Evening and weekend calls to UK landlines are usually included as standard, and you can upgrade to anytime. If you often call friends or family abroad, you can add inclusive international calls too.

Should you bundle? - Avoid taking your home phone, broadband and TV from different providers - bundles are virtually always the best deal if you want all three and mean you have just the one bill to keep on top of.

Cheap line rental

If you’re after a cheap phone line, there are providers like Plusnet that specialise in low-cost home phone packages. But before you plump for a cheap deal, think about why you need it.

For example, cheap line rental is pointless if you end up spending more than you’re saving on calls that aren’t included in your package. On the other hand, if you don’t make a lot of calls, or just need a phone line for broadband, it makes sense to look for the cheapest deal.

Cheap calls

To avoid running up phone bills, you can pay upfront for inclusive calls, so you can make calls at specific times of day, to mobiles, or to international numbers, without paying anything extra.

Look at an old phone bill to see when you make calls. Even the cheapest packages normally include evening and weekend calls to UK landlines. And remember, if you want phone and broadband, it’s usually cheaper to get both - and TV if you want that as well - from one provider that does the lot.

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Home phone FAQ

  1. Can I change my phone provider?

    Gone are the days when you could only get your home phone from one or two providers. These days almost everyone in Britain has a wide selection of companies to choose from. This is great news for consumers, as providers have to be competitive in order to stop us from switching to a cheaper deal elsewhere. It is always possible to switch provider, so long as an alternative provider is available in your area and you're out of contract with your current provider. If you're unsure about the length of your contract, your provider will be able to tell you. If you're ready to switch, you find out what deals are available where you live by entering your postcode in the box at the top of this page.

  2. Can I keep the same phone number?

    Even if you're switching phone provider it's usually possible to keep the same telephone number. In accordance with rules set by Ofcom, the UK communications regulator, your current provider is not allowed to prevent you from taking your phone number with you when switching to a different provider. Whilst the provider you're switching is under no such obligation, they will normally be happy to let you keep your phone number. However, if you're moving house it may not be possible to keep your existing phone number - particularly if you're entering a different area code.

  3. I'm moving house - how do I get a phone line?

    If your new house doesn't have a phone line, you will need to have one installed in order to make calls from the landline or receive a broadband service. If there is already a phone line but it isn't currently active, you will need to have it reactivated - there may be a charge for this, depending on the provider you choose. If the new house already has an active phone line, it may be possible to transfer your existing home phone service when you move. This will depend on where you're moving to, however, and whether your current provider operates in the area. If you're unsure, contact your current provider. If you're planning on changing provider when you move house, you can use the postcode checker on our website to see what's available at your new property.

  4. Can I get broadband without a phone line?

    It can be very frustrating to pay for a landline you hardly ever use. Unfortunately, an active phone line is still required for the vast majority of broadband services in the UK. Virgin Media is the only major UK provider able to offer broadband without a phone line. Its cable network is completely separate from the national telecoms infrastructure, based on copper telephone wires. However, cable broadband is often a more expensive option - because it offers actual speeds that are usually much closer to the advertised 'up to' amounts - and could see you paying for speeds you don't actually need, if you're a lighter internet user. If you just need the internet for email and occasionally visiting the odd website or checking social networking sites, you might want to consider mobile broadband. This is based on the mobile phone network, so doesn't require a landline. However, mobile broadband coverage and availability varies enormously depending on where you live.

  5. How can I reduce my home phone bills?

    After energy and insurance, home phone bills are often the next biggest household expense. Luckily, there are plenty of ways for savvy consumers to reduce the amount they have to pay each month. One of the easiest ways to save money is to bundle your home phone service with broadband, and perhaps a TV subscription, from a single provider. These days, all the major UK providers - including BT, Sky, Virgin Media and TalkTalk - are able to offer all three services, and offer generous discounts to households that sign up for multiple services in one big bundle. If all you want is a cheap phone line, and you don't need a broadband connection, there are smaller providers such as Primus Saver that specialise in offering cheap line rental. However, you also need to factor in the cost of making phone calls - especially if you phone internationally or make lots of calls to mobiles. Some providers offer special call plans, usually for a few pounds extra each month, that include international calls or calls to mobiles to help keep your costs down.

  6. How do I block unwanted calls?

    If you're tired of receiving unsolicited calls from salespeople, there are a number of steps you can take. First of all, whenever a company phones you out of the blue - and you'd rather not hear from them again - you can simply ask them to remove your details from their database. In addition, you can register with the Telephone Preference Service (TPS). This can be done free of charge online and only takes a couple of minutes. It allows you to record your preference not to receive any unsolicited sales or marketing calls. Some providers can also offer a call blocking feature that is designed to filter out unwanted calls - but there may be an extra charge for this service. There are also a number of home phones on the market with a built-in feature than can block calls from numbers you haven't stored in your contacts list. Any unknown numbers will be diverted to voicemail, where a genuine caller will be able to leave a message for you.

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