Can't remember the last time I used a fax machine myself! haha!
We do offer packages without a landline and we're always happy to check these deals for you - however, some packages will be cheaper if you keep the landline as you get a discount for taking out 3 or 4 of our services so that is something to think about too.
If you want to chat about potentially removing the landline, give us a bell on 150/03454541111 and we'll be happy to have a closer look at your account 🙂
Am seriously thinking of dumping landline...just elderly parents (although of course they have my mobile number) and a fax attached to it stop me. Although ain't used the fax in years lol...
Cost-wise I can sympathise completely... but we've long subscribed to the idea of keeping a landline because we should. You never know when there might be a problem with mobiles in the house and you need another phone. Or you have a friend or relative who uses their landline for most outgoing calls and prefers to call 01/02/03 numbers than mobiles.
But a bit like payphones, outgoing calls on said landline are rare.. I guess everyone's preferences are different!!
Since they scrapped LRS I have wondered about getting rid of the landline too, I can't work out whether this is somehow what VM want customers to do? Are they making a killing on landline rental or have they decided it's too much of a nuisance maintaining them? I say that because ours has gone down twice this year and the engineer has had to come to repair the local box or whatever...so from my perspective I would say that the mobile signal is probably more reliable for us!
Got a notification that my monthly payment was going up by £3 from £45 in September, coincidentally I think when my current contract ran out and my line rental saver was due. I’m on the fun tv/ talk weekends/ 100Mb package.
So I called retentions looking to cut right back to basics (broadband apart) as I barely watch live TV these days, mainly using catchup on my Fire TV 4K or Now Tv Sticks, and seldom if ever use my landline. I was then told about LRS no longer being available.
Seemingly I couldn’t go any lower than Talk Weekend phone wise (if I cancelled that, the broadband/ tv package price would be more expensive), and was happy to drop to the Mix tv package or Mixit plus three or four stations not in that. Initially was told they could drop to Mix for around £21 and £19 for the phone including broadband, but on further discussion, said I could keep the package I’m on for that £40 which now included the phone package I’d normally pay £196 p.a. for. Plus they’d throw in a £25 credit for the next two months.
So in effect, I’m dropping a fiver a month rather than going up three, keeping the same package and no longer have to front up £196 for the next year’s phone. Plus there’s the £50 credit. Well worth the ten minute call that was pretty effortless. Guess I could have pled poverty a bit more, but overall I’m £196+50+12*5 better off next year than I was before the call 😄
- moving to IP phones (cost savings that they can pass it back to customers, compared to BT infrastructure - which is always fixed )
Cost savings in removing the copper pair between the customer & the local optical street node? Not much. The rest of the system operates the same as it does now. VM also has to provide an emergency fallback allowing these installations to use the mobile networks during a power cut ( special needs only ) so the system would be just as expensive to run.
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