An elderly relative has recently moved to a new build property. He has been told that he will need to become a digital voice customer.
The property has both ONT port and normal phone sockets (not sure if these are connected to anything). Is there any way he can just have a normal wired phone? He has no need for the required broadband and struggles to use the cordless style phones. Also, I've seen that digital voice is 0.20p per min.
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There will be phone sockets fitted, but they would not be connected to the external network.
The BT Smart Hub 2 has a phone socket which can be used to plug in a normal phone, or could be extended so that a phone can be plugged into any of the extension sockets.
Phone calls are 20p a minute, even on normal copper phone lines, unless you add a calls package, which would normally work out much cheaper if you make a lot of phone calls.
If the person has no need for the required Broadband, what happens if you try to order Landline only?
Thanks for the info, knowing we can plug the corded phone into the hub is a massive help. I will discuss a call package with BT too.
A while back there was mention at work that customers who didn’t want Broadband, just Voice only would get a 500k broadband service and VOiP via that.
Obviously they would still need a Hub though, regardless of whether they used the internet or not.
Not heard anything since though, like a lot of ideas they seem to die a death pretty quickly or are kept quiet until it’s rolled out.
I suppose that was one of the advantages to FVA, you didn’t have to have an OGEA Circuit in order or have an OFVA one.