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Old 11-10-2010, 22:22   #1
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Landline too expensive

I am seriously considering getting ride of my landline as it cost far to much.
Considering I now use my PAYG mobile all the time at 8p a call I can't justify keeping the landline phone at 10p a min call and 11p connection plus £12 a month. It seems to me Virgin and BT are just pricing them selves out of any competition. Quite a few friends have said they will give up their landline phones will they ever be as good a deal as they use to be.
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Old 11-10-2010, 22:27   #2
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I am seriously considering getting ride of my landline as it cost far to much.
Considering I now use my PAYG mobile all the time at 8p a call I can't justify keeping the landline phone at 10p a min call and 11p connection plus £12 a month. It seems to me Virgin and BT are just pricing them selves out of any competition. Quite a few friends have said they will give up their landline phones will they ever be as good a deal as they use to be.
I'm in the same position but i am willing to accept the landline cost,despite rarely using it simply to keep the discounts that come with it
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Re: Landline too expensive

Landlines are only cost effective for calls if you have a bundle, such as "free weekend" calls. However to keep the cost of other services like broadband, especially if you are bundling servicews like TV, then it can still be viable to retain the land line, even if you use it minimally.
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Re: Landline too expensive

get rid...ive just virgin broadband...20 quid a month and 10 quid a month 02 rolling contract and so has the other half..luvly jubly...so 40 quid a month direct debits for half decent bb and 2 mobile phones..u know it makes scense rodney
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Re: Landline too expensive

I find the landline calls expensive as well but am willing to keep it to keep the bundle cost - which aren't too bad. I use my PAYGO mobile for daytime and evening calls and the Virgin one for weekend
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Re: Landline too expensive

I agree with where your coming from, but it is always nice to have a landline. Call me old fashioned!!!
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Re: Landline too expensive

Also, you are just transferring the cost of the call to your friends (I know some will have inclusive minutes, but not all) - they will pay the charge for connecting to your mobile.
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I agree with where your coming from, but it is always nice to have a landline. Call me old fashioned!!!
Your old fashion Teddy91 , but you are right I still got a old GPO bakelite phone and it still works forget the Ipod's
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Re: Landline too expensive

I have the lowest tv package you can have + 10mb broadband and landline. Rung them up and they said I would only be £1 better off if I got rid of the phone line so you can't win.
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Re: Landline too expensive

My 50 Mb/s BB and Phone with unlimited 59Min calls bundle means that the phone side costs me roughly £2 a month after the bundle discount, during the month I make on average 20 – 35 Hours of calls, not what I would call too expensive.
Dread to think what I would pay if I used a mobile phone.
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I have the lowest tv package you can have + 10mb broadband and landline. Rung them up and they said I would only be £1 better off if I got rid of the phone line so you can't win.
...but surely that is winning. You appear to have a landline for £1 per month!
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Re: Landline too expensive

I keep mine because it works even under the most extreme of weather conditions.
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Re: Landline too expensive

I'll keep mine as well so people can get hold of me, it's registered with the doctor/dentist etc.

I just don't use it except when its free.

You know any landline provider is overcharging when calls from a mobile are cheaper.
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Virgin must be wondering why not many people are using their landline for charged calls!!!!!!!
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Virgin must be wondering why not many people are using their landline for charged calls!!!!!!!
...and when they find out they will start using the BT trick.

You must use your landline at least two times a month or you will get a £1.50 per month surcharge for non-use.
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