How can I reduce my landline telephone bill?

The Money Advice Service offers the following tips:

  • Switch supplier. Sticking with the same broadband and home phone provider can be expensive.
  • Match your deal to your needs. If you're not sure how much you use, ask your supplier.
  • Pay by direct debit. It's usually the cheapest way to pay and it means you won't forget.
  • Avoid peak calling times. Check when your supplier charges most for calls and do your best to avoid these times.
  • Use more than one comparison website to compare tariffs, such as:

BT Basic

BT Basic is a low-cost service for people on low incomes who may otherwise find it difficult to afford a home phone line.

To get BT Basic applicants must be in receipt of one of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Pensions Credit (Guaranteed Credit)
  • Employment and Support Allowance (Income related)
  • Universal Credit (and are on zero earnings)

Call BT Basic direct, to request an application form:

  • 0800 800 864

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