We are being asked to select a new landline package (PAYG/700mins/unlimited) and the total cost shown is vastly more expensive that the previous line rental + package cost.
1. Is the landline rental now being included with the broad band package? Previously they have been separate items on the bill. I can't find any mention of this on the website.
2. If broadband and landline are now packaged together does that mean they use the same line? Our current landline is appalling with continuous crackling which significantly worsens every time it rains and for days after.
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the current packages are for broadband and phone line rental and then you can select an add-on for call depending on your usage of your landline
your broadband is delivered by your phone line unless you have FTTP
If you have broadband , the combined LR and broadband ‘price’ has to advertised , and has been that way for quite some time, given that you cannot have broadband without LR , perhaps you have a legacy package where line rental and calls, and broadband are separate items on the bill or bills , perhaps your broadband supplier isn’t even BT ?
Broadband and landline have always used the same line, if you have a fault, it’s upto you to report it, it’s not likely to be noticed and reported by anyone else.
What calls package are you currently on ?, the previous plans were ‘Weekends’, ‘Evening and Weekends’ and ‘Unlimited’ , if they are disappearing you need to pick another...obviously the no up front cost option is PAYG, ( compared to ‘Weekends’ there are no inclusive calls at weekends) 700 mins is cheaper than the old Unlimited , but isn’t unlimited ( 700 mins nearly 12 hours though and includes calls to mobiles ) obviously the new Unlimited is quite a bit more than the old plan but does include mobiles.....you could still use alternative call carrier services.
Thank you - we must have a legacy package. BT has always been our broadband/landline supplier.
The crackly line has been a recurring fault. As the account is in my husband's name, he has to report the fault. So far, he has not been able to get through this time.
There may be an option to test the line , by logging into your on line BT account and running a line test, if it detects a problem there may be an option to ‘report’ it...otherwise it’s perseverance on the phone , best to check at the test port of the master socket , in case any extension sockets or extension wiring is the problem, but if it’s noisy when it’s wet but not when it’s dry it’s unlikely to be internal.
As the title of this thread is the subject I want to ask about, I'll just add my question here. Hope that's OK to do.
My most recent bill says "Your broadband discount is ending soon", though of course it's not helpful enough to tell me WHEN it's ending. Does it mean the Line Rental Saver, which I know needs renewing by the end of September?
Then it says "Find a new offer here" - so I click on that, and it shows me a range of different broadband "offers".
After the price of each "offer" it says "includes Line Rental Saver".
Does that mean that the advertised price is what the broadband offer willl cost me IF I pay for LRS separately?
Or does it mean that LRS is included in the advertised price? And therefore I wouldn't need to pay separately for LRS?
I think you have answered the question but BT don't seem to have made this change very clear as I was very confused about this same issue.
Hopefully, we have both now resolved the query.