I probably know the answer to this before I ask but i've got to ask, just to make sure.
Are BT doing any special deals at the moment for OAP's? My mum got a phonecall today saying that BT are doing a deal and that a one off payment of £180 per year would cover all line rental and calls. Fortunately my mum said that she'd have to talk to her daughter (me!) as it's me who deals with all her stuff. They're phoning back on Thursday. They also said that the £180 must be paid in cash as there's a lot of fraud concerning cards. I asked my mum how on earth you're supposed to pay £180 in cash but she didn't know.
Yes, its money up front for rental and calls, and is quite a good deal.
You can pay on your mums online a/c by card. I dont think it is especially for senior citizens, just an 'up front' payment in advance, but is does take the worry of future bills away. A chq to BT payments for the first (and only real ) bil should take care of it.
BT do a scheme called BT Basic, details here on the web site, although there is no mention of money up front.
This used to be called the light user scheme.
This doesn't sound right. BTs own web site says:
"There are two ways to pay your BT landline rental. During your order, you can choose either:
To see this, go to this page and click on the words "+ line rental from £9.49" just above any "Get it Now" button.
I'd be very wary of the sort of call you are dealing with. Go direct to BT yourself (using the internet or phone), rather than react to someone who says they work for BT.
Oh and yes, this is nothing to do with pensioners per se - just an offer of a reduced line rental if you pay for a year up front.
Thanks for all your replies. I'm still dubious. I was hoping someone from BT would've answered too. My best bet is probably to phone BT on my mum's behalf.
anyone asking for cash over the phone is a scammer.
never-never-never-give cash to strangers, ever.