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viffergb
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Line Saver Rental v. Paper Free Billing

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Hi

 

I'm trying to weigh up the benefits / pitfalls of going for the 'Line Saver Rental' deal and paying £120 up front which would result in a monthly equivalent of £10.

 

However, I currently have 'Paper Free' billing which gives me a discount of £3.75 / month.

 

I note that if I opt for 'LSR' it will result in the removal of the 'PF' discount.  That would mean an effective monthly line rental of £13.90 less £3.75 = £10.15.

 

I appreciate that the line rental is being increased from £13.90 to £14.60 from 3/12/11, but based on current prices, is it really worth paying £120 up front for a yearly saving of £1.80?? Smiley Indifferent

 

Assuming that the 'PF' discount is not increased on 3/12, the saving would still only amount to some £10.20 over the year (new monthly rental of £14.60)!

 

Thoughts anyone?

 

Grahamb

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I opted to sat with the PF biling discount as I think it is better valie and because that £120 can earn some interest for me rather than being passed to BT - and who knows how long the annual offer will last?

 

However I feel duty bound to point out at the monthly PF discount is £1.25 and only comes to £3.75 on the quarterly bill.

 

So after December the 3rd the discounted monhly price is actually £13.35

So it is saving of £3.35 a month or £40 a year.



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Think you may have got a bit confused.

The Paper Free discount is £3.75 for 3 months ie £1.25 per month. Also regardless of what you sign up for this is not to be continued.

Also Line Rental is going up from £13.90/month to £14.60/month

 

Hence if you sign up to pay in advance, £120/year,  you should save £55.20/year.

But as stated before you lose the Paper Free Discount of £3.75/quarter, so the saving is £40.20/year

Don't forget call rates are going up as well, plus B/Band costs, so expect to pay more!

 

viffergb
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Thanks to both Stuart and Johnoo for the prompt replies.  Much appreciated.

 

And yes, quite right of you both to point out my confusion about the paper free discount figure........I can only use the excuse of having a 'senior moment'...well, that's my excuse anyway Smiley Wink

 

With that in mind, I think I might well go for 'LSR' as although I take your point Stuart about the £120 earning you some interest, I don't believe at today's rates it will amount to a figure to equal or better the savings to be made by opting for 'LSR'.

 

Thanks again.

 

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viffergb,

When you phone to apply for LSR, suggest you also ask if you are on the most economic Broadband rate.

I got a good discount last year just by asking, & am now told this is not affected by the price increases.

It's worth a try

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No problem glad to help out



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mrtilly
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were on the bill does it show the paper free discount

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Johnoo
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Under Credits & Discounts:-

 

Credits and discounts

Paper-free billing discount

W20 Oct 11 - £ 3.75

Discount for paper-free billing

Total credits and discounts

= - £ 3.75

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Bit of info regarding the discount stopping.- http://community.bt.com/t5/Bills-Call-Packages/NO-LONGER-Getting-Paper-free-Discount/td-p/56365

 

And the BT site where there is no mention of the discount anymore.- http://www.productsandservices.bt.com/consumerProducts/displayTopic.do?topicId=23823&s_cid=con_FURL_...

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thanks to you both, i see the discount has now gone from my bill
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