Read Landline Comparison‘s guide on how to reduce your UK landline phone bill.
With the huge range of UK Landline Deals available it’s relatively straightforward to switch UK Landline Providers and find a UK landline deal that saves you money every month.
|Evening and Weekend|
|Provider||Product||Monthly Charge||Line Rental|
|Primus Home Phone Saver||Free||£7.99|
|Evening + Weekend Plan||Free||£9.69|
|Evening and Weekend||£1.90||£10.99|
|Option 2 (18 month)||£2.55||£9.95|
However even with a UK landline deal that’s right for you, you may still have some calls that will prove expensive and end up being quite a chunk of your monthly phone bill.
We’ll look at some of the areas that can still push up your phone bill, even when you’re on a great landline deal.
Calls to directory services (such as 118 118 or 118 500) can be expensive from your UK landline and are often excluded from the free calls part of your UK landline deals. If you have broadband use the internet to find what you need for free. If you don’t have broadband, there’s always the good old fashioned phone book.
Avoid Premium Rate numbers
Premium rate numbers (numbers that begin with, for example, 0870, 0808, 0800, 0844,0870 etc) will be expensive (as the name suggests) and will probably be excluded from your UK landline deals ‘free calls’.
• Use yellow pages or the phone book to look for an alternative, national rate number.
• Use the internet for alternative numbers, for example, www.saynoto0870.com
• Send an email requesting a call
• If you must make the call, make sure you request a call-back as soon as you’re connected.
Block Premium Rate Numbers
Most UK landline deals will allow you to block certain numbers from being dialled on your landline phone. You can block the premium rate numbers by targeting the prefix these numbers use – for example, 0870, 0800 etc. This can be particularly useful in house-shares or for families with children who can make their own calls.
Avoid calls to mobiles
Calls to mobile numbers will often be charged at a higher rate as part of your landline deal. Call a UK landline number where possible but don’t forget your own mobile phone – your contract may well allow free calls to other mobiles so make sure you use them first.
Read more on Calling Mobiles from UK Landlines here.
Avoid international calls
Like mobiles, calls to international numbers will probably be charged at a higher rate by the UK landline providers and can be expensive. Investigate possible alternatives such as:
• Switch to a UK landline deal which offers free or reduced-rate calls on international calls
• Use broadband to make free international calls
• Add an International Call Feature to your UK landline deal
• Use Override Providers for international calls – read more on Override Providers here.
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