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??
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)!
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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.
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!
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
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'.
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
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
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_...