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Line rental saver

The cost of phone line rental is constantly on the increase. However, despite the increases there are still ways that you can save money on your telephone bill. The most effective way is to see if your current telephone provider offers an incentive if you pay your line rental in advance. Key home phone and broadband providers like; Plusnet, and BT offer discounts via their 'Line Rental Saver' deals. The Post Office and Virgin Media have removed their 'Line Rental Saver' option. You don't have to switch suppliers to take advantage of a 'Line Rental Saver' discount, but you could potentially save more money by switching providers.

We have compiled a list of the most popular UK telephone companies so that you can compare phone line rental prices with and without a 'Line Rental Saver' discount.

Line rental saver
Monthly standard line
rental price
Equivalent monthly cost
with line rental saver
BT Yes £20.20 £18.32
EE Home Phone No - Removed in 2019 No line rental only option -
John Lewis No £17.76 -
Now TV No No line rental only option -
Plusnet Yes £19.99 £17.49
Post Office No £15.00 -
Sky No £18.99 -
Talk Talk No - Removed in 2019 £19.95 -
Virgin Media No - Removed in 2018 £19.00 -
Zen No £16.99 -

When comparing phone line rental prices

When comparing phone line rental prices, please bear in mind that most ISP's have stopped offering inclusive evening and weekend calls with their phone line rental. So, the cost of adding a call plan may mean that you end up paying more for your home phone package.

Virgin Media & John Lewis still offer inclusive evening and weekend calls. EE charge just £2 per month. Sky or Vodafone charge £4 per month, Plusnet charge £5 per month & SSE £5 per month (but they also include calls to UK mobiles). The maximum free call duration can also vary, so look out for that.

If you're looking for a low cost home phone provider with cheap calling plans, we'd recommend you take a look at who offer phone line rental for £16.99 per month. Optional unlimited anytime calls to UK landlines* can be added for £6.51 per month. Contract terms are also very flexible with just a one month minimum commitment.

Popular UK Phone & Broadband Providers