Landline Comparison explains the terminology to help you pick the right UK landline deal.
With so many Landline Deals in the market it’s good to understand the main features to help you choose the right deal.
|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|
This is the UK landline provider that you actually pay for your landline service. 20 years ago it was just BT (www.bt.com) but over the last few years many new UK landline providers have entered the market. UK Landline providers can use different networks to provide your landline service (BT network, LLU or Cable) - read more on the networks here.
Will show the name of the UK landline service the landline provider is offering (e.g. ‘Primus Home Phone Max’) together with any key features of that particular package (e.g. ‘Unlimited anytime calls to local and national UK landlines’).
This is the monthly amount charged by the UK landline provider for the landline service being offered. This will exclude Line Rental (see below) and any costs for calls made outside of those included in the home phone package – for example, a UK landline deal may include free UK evening calls but calls made during the day will be charged extra at an agreed rate.
It will also exclude any additional costs for particular services – for example paper billing often incurs an additional charge as opposed to online billing which may be free.
For full details always check the Package Details fully.
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Monthly Line Rental
This is the amount charged each month by the UK landline providers to effectively rent the line carrying your calls each month.
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This is the amount your UK landline provider will charge for calls made under the home phone deal you select. Call charges to Local & National standard UK landlines are usually broken down into 3 time slots: Daytime, Evening and Weekend.
National Daytime Calls
Daytime time period is usually between 7am and 7pm*
National Evening Calls
Evening calls are usually between 7pm and 7am*
National Weekend Calls
Weekend calls are usually between midnight Friday to midnight Sunday*
*times may vary between UK landline providers and/or landline deals so always check the detail of the landline package you’re looking at.
Compare UK landline deals by Call Costs using our Deal Finder.
As mentioned above, call charges expressed in the UK landline deals are usually only for calls made to standard UK landlines. You will need to check the call charges to mobile networks and premium rate numbers as this could represent a significant portion of your monthly bill depending on your calling habits.
Use our Deal Finder to compare UK landline providers and Landline Deals. Just pop in your postcode and select the type of deal you want. We’ll highlight the key features making comparison easy.